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Travelwise goes behind the scenes to answer common questions, satisfy uncommon curiosities and uncover some of the mystery surrounding travel.

The ghosts of London's Olympic past

As London becomes the first city in the world to host three Olympics, a look back illustrates how the 1908 and 1948 Games moulded this year’s competitions.

The human limits of roller coasters

How the amusement ride industry maintains a fairly sound safety record despite taking the human body to exhilarating extremes.

Riding the waves of surf culture

Since California is known for its mellow surfers and less-than-mellow waves, we turned to pro surfer Julie Cox for some insight into the world of west coast surfing.

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