Travel

City of the dead: The hidden treasures of Paris cemeteries

07 Jul 2015
Paris has a long and illustrious history, so it's not surprising the city's cemeteries are bursting with familiar names.   There are composers, painters, writers and philosophers -- and a few actors and rock stars in the mix...
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Swimming with whale sharks in the Philippines

swimming with whales
06 Jul 2015
It's 6 a.m. and nearly 100 tourists are gearing up excitedly on the beach at Oslob.  We're here to see the largest fish in the world, the whale shark -- measuring between 18 and 45 feet in length and up to 20 tons in weight...
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New additions to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites

18th century Spanish-built San Antonio Missions in Texas in the United States, including Alamo, were awarded world heritage status by Unesco. 
06 Jul 2015
The UN's cultural body conferred world heritage status on a number of new sites this weekend. Here is a list of some of the new additions. France: Champagne and Burgundy vineyards The historic vineyards, wine cellars and champagne...
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Travel miracle? New company packs your suitcase for you

05 Jul 2015
Take a moment to consider the worst things about travel.  Aside from annoying seatmates and surly airport staff, chances are some of your complaints relate to the drudgery of preparing for a trip.  Washing, ironing, packing....
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The world's most and least peaceful countries

03 Jul 2015
In search of peace? Maybe it's time to move to Iceland. According to the nonprofit Institute for Economics and Peace, the thinly populated island in the midst of the North Atlantic has retained its place as the most peaceful country in...
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Scariest theme park rides on Earth

Mickey Mouse posing for a picture with a visitor in Disneyland theme park.
03 Jul 2015
Most of us are happy with being flung around in a roller coaster or spun high in a Ferris wheel. The rush of fear and the brief re-acquaintance with breakfast are part of the thrill. But when does a theme park ride stop being scarily fun...
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What are the world's safest airlines?

A flight information signboard shows the status of AirAsia flight QZ 8501 from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore at Changi Airport in Singapore December 28, 2014.
02 Jul 2015
Aviation website AirlineRatings.com has just released its annual list of the world's 10 safest airlines.  Once again, Australian airline Qantas grabs the top spot.  "Qantas continues to lead the industry...
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Tech and tourism: 11 people changing the way we travel

02 Jul 2015
There's never been a better time to be a tourist.   Whether it's a cool new app helping find the best flight deal or a website to help book an authentic meal in a stranger's home in a foreign city, travel tech has made it...
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LUXE City Guides – Bespoke Paris

The Louvre Museum
02 Jul 2015
Never mind the Big Four, any fashionista worth her Céline Trapeze will tell you that for timeless elegance and faultless craftsmanship there’s only one true fashion capital: the original, the fabulous, the motherlode of mode, Paris....
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Zanzibar: On the trail of turtles and glam rock gods

01 Jul 2015
Pond Ali Hamadi discusses the sea turtles swimming toward him across the lagoon as a father would his children.   Arguably, he has every right to.   He's raised more of the creatures than he can remember for a new life in the...
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