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Vintage European beaches

Europeans on holiday know how to have a blast by the surf. Take a break with these photos of beaches back in the old days.
29 July 2011


Castle hunting in Austria

These fairytale fortresses offer trick fountains, curious art collections, dizzying architecture and centuries of history.
Read more… 28 July 2011


What most people miss at Machu Picchu

One hundred years after it was discovered, some architectural treasures are still overlooked.
Read more… 22 July 2011


Mysteries of Machu Picchu

Built at the height of the Incan civilization in what is now Peru, Machu Picchu was rediscovered one hundred years ago on 24 July, 1911.
22 July 2011


Meteora, Greece’s city in the sky

Balanced across 24 giant rock formations that reach nearly 400m into the sky are ancient monasteries, visible through the clouds.
Read more… 15 July 2011


Beyond the Headlines

Speakeasies, moonshine and gangsters

US Prohibition left behind plenty of colourful history for travellers to explore today.
Read more… 08 July 2011


The golden age of caravanning

Trailer travel took off as a leisure activity in the 1920s. Of course, "leisure" was a generous term — early trailers were primitive and labour-intensive.
07 July 2011


The greatest historical journeys

Pack your compass, shoe your donkey and follow in the footsteps of famous wild explorers.
Read more… 07 July 2011


Top five ancient wonders in Rome

A lifetime is not long enough to see all Rome has to offer. Start at the beginning of history, with ruins, frescos and churches that have stood the test of time.
Read more… 06 July 2011


The Passport blog

Stay in historic hotels, connect with history lovers

Two new websites are helping travellers explore iconic destinations from US history in more depth.
Read more… 06 July 2011


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