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Europe’s first Peace Walk begins

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Reaching 550km from Vienna to Trieste, the 23-day walk stops in some of the areas most affected by both world wars. Yet recent events in Ukraine add a new layer of importance.
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Inside the Pope’s private gardens

Castel Gandolfo has served as the Pope’s summer retreat since the 17th Century. For the first time, the gardens surrounding the residence are open to the public.
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Canada’s greatest hidden rail trip

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Weaving along a narrow ledge between razor-sharp mountains and a gigantic, glittering lake, the tiny, two-car Kaoham Shuttle is a train lover's dream.
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China’s Atlantis of the East

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The Chinese city of Shicheng was flooded in 1959, then forgotten. With its recent rediscovery, divers can explore a 600-year-old city that is both underwater – and unseen for decades.
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The stories – and secrets – of Fez

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A peek behind the walls of the world’s oldest medina reveals how residents live, work and shop in a 1,200-year-old city both steeped in tradition – and ready to embrace its future.


How Iceland’s baby volcano was born

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In 1973, a 1,600m-long fissure erupted on Iceland’s island of Heimaey, spewing lava, ash and destroying 800 houses – and birthing a new volcano that remains live, and warm, even today.
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