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How I quit my job to travel: The Washington DC lawyer

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Gina Dowd explains how she left her high-paying, high-pressure job to island hop around the world – using her legal skills to pay her way.
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Base jumping: The serene side we’ve never seen

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A new video reveals some of the most stunning jumping sights in Europe.
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The city that Luther, Bach and Goethe all shared

Tranquil Weimar was the hub of Germany’s most crucial artistic and intellectual movements – a past that still lives on in Unesco-rated buildings, palaces and parks.
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Tokyo beyond the tour guides

Tokyo's restaurants are world renowned, but a new start-up seeks to expand traveller's palates and horizons by inviting them into local homes to share a meal.
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Beyond the Headlines

The politics of making maps

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Russia’s invasion of Crimea has not just been a headache for diplomats: it has also been the latest in a series of problems for cartographers.
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‘There is a dark side to this bucolic Swiss bliss’

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The Swiss alpine region of Appenzell is achingly beautiful – and haunted by loneliness so palpable, it has inspired one of the world’s saddest, most beautiful forms of music.
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