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Sweden’s Nobel gift to the world

In an ironic twist, an inventor of destructive explosives went on to create the world’s most prominent prize for peace, forever changing Sweden’s role in the intellectual universe.
Read more… 13 July 2012

Choose your own adventure in Peru

The dramatic extremes of the country — from the lush riot of the Amazon to the culinary flair of Lima to the boho-chic beaches of Mancora — hold something for every traveller.
Read more… 09 July 2012

Vestiges of Concord’s literary history

The small, traditional New England town attracts many visitors seeking to connect with its natural and transcendental beauty.
04 July 2012

An American pilgrimage to Concord

The small Massachusetts town is the birthplace of the American Revolution and, perhaps more importantly, Henry David Thoreau.
Read more… 04 July 2012

Europe’s grand old theme parks

From dodging demolition and bankruptcy to surviving the Great Depression and urban growth, Europe’s vintage amusement parks offer a glimpse into a simpler age.
Read more… 28 June 2012

Utility covers around the world

From Washington DC to Tel Aviv, there is industrial beauty and history embedded in some of the city’s most overlooked features.
21 June 2012

Vestiges of a Viking past

In a violent European age, Vikings were the ultimate brutes, spreading from Scandinavia to plunder and raid. Signs of their conquest prevail in Iceland, a former Viking dominion.
20 June 2012

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Olympic facts high above the River Thames

Through September, London’s Tower Bridge is holding a small but interesting exhibition on the facts, medal counts and trivia of each of the modern Olympics.
Read more… 20 June 2012

Touring the American Southwest in a cowboy’s boots

From outlaws and ghost towns to horse riding and boot shopping, this informative, historic and culinary trip goes back to the Old West in eight states.
Read more… 15 June 2012

Arizona’s Wild West revisited

Once a place of risky cattle drives and sundown duels, the state’s cowboy legacy lives on today.
14 June 2012

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