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Beyond the Headlines

Touring history’s dark side

When does tourism walk the line between education and exploitation?
Read more… 11 February 2011


Short trips, worlds away from Kraków

Not far from Poland’s capital are two historical sites, the Wieliczka salt mine and the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum, both of which transport travelers to a different time.
Read more… 10 February 2011


A Tudors tour of London

Follow young Henry VIII’s favourite, and notorious, spots around the city.
Read more… 14 January 2011


Historic hotels of Colorado

Five hotels that once played host to presidents, railroad and mining tycoons, combine Old West charm with New Age luxury.
Read more… 03 January 2011


Beyond the Headlines

Where did skiing come from?

The history of skiing spans from the Cro-Magnon man to the chairlift. Find out where to get closer to its roots.
Read more… 22 December 2010


The Kenyan coast: Mombasa to the Lamu Archipelago

Travel back in time with stops in a merchant trading port and a historical Swahili city.
Read more… 10 December 2010


Sri Lanka’s architectural treasures

From forts to temples, the island’s colonial and Buddhist heritage is rich and varied.
Read more… 20 October 2010


A tour of San Francisco’s Alcatraz

America’s most famous prison is a fascinating, but sinister spot.
Read more… 14 October 2010


Historical day trips from Boston

Salem, Lexington and Concord were important and influential in the early history of the United States.
Read more… 07 October 2010


Seoul’s Demilitarized Zone

Do not leave Seoul without taking a day tour to one of the weirdest and scariest spots on the planet.
Read more… 28 September 2010


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