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Float away to some of the farthest corners of the earth and enjoy some of the world’s most spectacular natural scenery from the comfort of a boat.


New Year’s festivities around the world

The start of a new year is a time for rejoicing, fresh beginnings and optimism about the future. Tour the world’s celebrations, from firework displays to icy dips in the ocean.



Worldwide Weird

Odd ways to ring in the New Year

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Forget New York City’s Times Square ball drop, many cities across the United States prefer to put their own spin on the now traditional event.
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Beyond the Headlines

Dutch pot tourism ban hangs in the balance

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New legislation phasing in restrictions on tourists going to “coffee shops” has been postponed and left to local enforcement.
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Philadelphia’s high-end restaurant battle

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Local restaurateurs fight for domination with exciting new eating establishments in the city and suburbs -- but diners are the real winners.
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The neighbourhood of the future, in Hamburg, Germany

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On the land of a defunct shipping harbour, the city is creating a vibrant, new community.
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