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Reinventing a Michigan mental hospital

The Northern Michigan Asylum found new life as the Village at Traverse City, home to wine-makers, coffee roasters and condo dwellers.
Read more… 26 April 2011


Escape from Goa: Hampi and the ruins of Vijayanagara

Ancient Vijayanagara, a crumbling 16th-century metropolis, is a stark contrast to the decadence of Goa’s beach life.
Read more… 25 April 2011


Scale the Great Wall of Vietnam

Archaeologists recently found the "longest monument in Southeast Asia". Get there before the crowds find it too.
Read more… 22 April 2011


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Shakespeare gets a new home

The Royal Shakespeare Company will begin its 50th season today in a new, $185 million theatre complex in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.
Read more… 14 April 2011


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Commemorating the US Civil War's 150th anniversary

Communities, states and the US National Park Service are marking the occasion by organising events at battlefields, historic sites and parks.
Read more… 11 April 2011


Travelling to Acre, now and in 1272 AD

Travel back 700 years to Acre, and sample the delights of a cosmopolitan crusader outpost before it falls to the Mamluks. Plus, get tips on visiting the present day Israeli city.
Read more… 01 April 2011


Walking Hadrian’s Wall

Along England’s wild northern frontier, Hadrian’s Wall crosses a sublime, historic landscape that is still giving up the secrets of the region’s turbulent past.
Read more… 25 March 2011


Prague’s historic coffeehouses

Linger over an espresso where Kafka, Einstein and Václav Havel gained caffeinated inspiration.
Read more… 23 March 2011


Travelling to Olympia, now and in 480 BC

Travel back in time to visit Olympia in 480 BC for the famous Greek games, and get tips on visiting the present day historic site.
Read more… 21 March 2011


Discovering Britain’s prehistoric stone circles

Stonehenge is the most famous of the 1,000 stone circles across Britain. Explore two more historic stone circles in Orkney and Cumbria.
Read more… 04 March 2011


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