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Fictional Footsteps

Inside the haunted prison of The Shawshank Redemption

The cavernous old Ohio State Reformatory is eerie enough to give you chills – even if you don’t hear the clanking of cell doors and prisoners’ cries.
Read more… 30 October 2014


The little state with a big story

Delaware, the first US state – rich in revolutionary history and pastoral splendour – has become the last to join the National Park System.
27 December 2013


Independence days around the world

While the US celebrates with hot dogs and fireworks, freedom festivities can take many forms.
04 July 2013


The mysterious cliff dwellers of Mesa Verde

The inhabitants of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains vanished long before Europeans arrived, but the canyon palace they left behind rewrote the history of the American West.
21 June 2013


Eatimology

Love, war and the Philly cheesesteak

Follow the iconic sandwich’s trail through immigrant neighbourhoods and historic alleyways to uncover Philadelphia’s rich past and proud culture.
Read more… 16 May 2013


The Passport blog

An ancient artefact unites Iran and the US

The ancient Cyrus Cylinder of Persia, a historical symbol of tolerance and freedom and a source of pride for Iranians worldwide, has begun a nine-month tour of the US.
Read more… 13 March 2013


Worldwide Weird

Tying together the strands of history

A handful of museums around the world use over-the-top displays of tenderly-treated tresses to detail how hair has acted as an important cultural signifier through time.
Read more… 12 March 2013


Five extended weekends from Europe

Desert camps, US city breaks and the mysterious Caucasus are all within reach for a short holiday.
Read more… 06 February 2013


The Passport blog

Where to stay for Obama’s inauguration

Six historic Washington DC hotels that combine political history with the US President’s inaugural address on 21 January.
Read more… 18 January 2013


New Mexico’s alien nation

From the out-there kitsch of modern-day Roswell to the skyward-bound spirituality of Taos, the people of this southwest US state can’t seem to stop staring at the sky.
Read more… 17 January 2013


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