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Unspoilt southern Thailand by train

Not far from the country’s tourist-packed resorts, daily trains from Bangkok glide serenely past ancient royal retreats, Buddhist cities, tropical forests and deserted seashores.
Read more… 23 May 2012

Bhutan, the kingdom of the clouds

The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is a place where Buddhist traditions mix with modernity, and reverence is shown to tigers and the flaming thunderbolt of wisdom.
Read more… 17 May 2012

Somaliland: Africa’s unofficial country

Travelling into an unrecognised country in the Horn of Africa with a wheelbarrow for a wallet.
Read more… 14 May 2012

Vintage Mallorca, Spain

View the spectacular Mediterranean beaches, castles and culture of the Balearic Island at the beginning of its tourism heyday.
11 May 2012

The romantic heart of Shakespeare's plays

The Bard’s Italy is a tour of piazzas, canals and Gothic architecture -- inspiration for the settings of Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice.
10 May 2012

Shakespeare’s Italy

William Shakespeare set a third of his plays in Italy. Take a tour of Verona, Padua and Venice -- three fair cities in which he laid his scenes.
Read more… 10 May 2012

Worldwide Weird

World’s most unusual key collection

Colorado’s 12-room Baldplate Inn has a collection of more than 30,000 keys, including keys reported to be from Buckingham Palace, the Pentagon and Mozart’s wine cellar.
Read more… 24 April 2012


Historic LA hotels

Visit these landmark hotels for a glimpse into the Californian city’s golden past.
Read more… 18 April 2012

The sunken ship of dreams

Dive 13,000ft underwater and tour the ghostly remains of the RMS Titanic, about 350 miles from Newfoundland, Canada.
13 April 2012

The Passport blog

Southampton’s Sea City Museum opens

Nowhere in the world was more devastated by the sinking of the RMS Titanic than Southampton, England.
Read more… 09 April 2012

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