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A selection of breathtaking travel photos from around the world, including back flipping fun in Australian waters and a tribe of sea gypsies off Thailand’s coast.


Beyond the Headlines

Sharing homes, cars – and lawsuits

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Recent challenges to travel’s sharing economy have included harassment and conflict, making 2014 the year that players like Airbnb and Uber are forced to grow up – or disappear.
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In Swiss utopia, the devil dwelled

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Canton Uri, the birthplace of modern Switzerland, has the fog seas, glacial lakes and snow-capped mountains of Alpine fantasies – but hardly anyone knows about it.
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When did Toronto get so cool?

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Canada’s biggest city is often overlooked in favour of Montreal or Vancouver. But these days, it exudes the kind of cool that can only come from not really caring.
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Seven events you have to see in May

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From dancing in the streets in Spain to cheese rolling in England, here are seven incredible celebrations taking place around the world this month.


Eatimology

The sandwich that made the Big Easy

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A mission to uncover the rich history of New Orleans’ signature dish proves how it became a modern classic.
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The stories – and secrets – of Fez

Go behind the walls of the world’s oldest market


The volcano miners

Lives at risk in a beautiful acidic wasteland


Where colonial meets controversial

In San Juan, murals replace museums


Croatia's most beloved festival

Each June, music and dance takes over the town


Vietnam’s hidden Himalayas

A mountainous region opens to foreigners


Destinations

Images that changed our perspective

Go ahead, see the world a little differently


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