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Exploring New York’s Erie Canal

With 524 miles of hand-dug waterway to paddle, 234 historic urban centres to explore and more than 100 excellent wineries to tipple at, this little-known region is full of charm.
Read more… 02 October 2012

Fictional Footsteps

The Great Gatsby’s Gold Coast

Explore the decadent mansions of the moneyed north shore of New York’s Long Island, which served as the setting for F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel.
Read more… 01 October 2012

Asia’s ancient Tea Horse Road

Chinese tea and Tibetan horses were long traded on the legendary Tea Horse Road, a harsh 2,250km trail stretching from China’s Sichuan Province to Tibet’s capital city of Lhasa.
20 September 2012

Travelling the slow route to Petra

One of the Middle East's most scenic and ancient roads, the 280km-long King’s Highway in Jordan has a history that stretches back to the curtain opening of civilisation.
Read more… 18 September 2012

Dublin as a city of words

Dublin’s rich literary history is best seen through the places that inspired some of its most influential wordsmiths.
07 September 2012

A literary pilgrimage through the streets of Dublin

Walk through Ireland’s capital in the footsteps of its novelists, poets and playwrights -- beyond its most-loved son, James Joyce.
Read more… 07 September 2012

The walled cities of Spain

Throughout the centuries, Spain has been the stage of many clashes between civilizations, with the constant battling leading to many cities being born as fortified strongholds.
30 August 2012

Mini Guide

Mini guide to Kafka’s Prague

In the Czech Republic capital, follow in the footsteps of famous writer Franz Kafka from his birthplace to his gravesite.
Read more… 29 August 2012

Exploring LA's neon past

Thanks to a community of neon artists and a museum dedicated to the preservation of the art, an electric glow still illuminates many vintage landmarks on Los Angeles’ urban landscape.
Read more… 23 August 2012

The Passport blog

Celebrating Petra’s storied past

Exactly 200 years ago this month, the ancient city of Petra, Jordan, was rediscovered by Swiss explorer Jean Louis Burckhardt.
Read more… 17 August 2012

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