10 great road trip-ups around the world: readers’ tips-off

Our tipsters drive through Transylvania bear country and the bayous of Louisiana, stargaze in Chile and enjoy the solitude of Siberia Winning tip: Transylvania, Romania This is a wonderfully underrated road-trip destination. From Bucharest, take Road 1 towards the Carpathian mountains, to the well-preserved medieval townships of Brasov and Sighisoara. On the way, you’ll often […]

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8 sungs inspired by the sea — a soundtrack for your travellings

( CNN) Forget sitting by a howl flame as snow falls outside — for many there’s no better place to celebrate the festive season than by the water’s edge on a warm summer’s evening. But if you can’t escape the cold to make the ocean this year, these ballads will help you to forget the […]

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(CNN)Year-round spring climate. Mountains soaring from an ocean of deepest blue. An abundance of exotic fruit and superlative seafood. Unusual wines. “Dreary, stuffy little place,” a British friend told American writer Paul Bowles back in the 1950s. “Nobody goes there but very elderly ladies.” Bowles — known for his travels around North Africa’s wilder corners […]

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Scotland’s rocky road: a journey to the edge of Lewis- a photo essay

The road to west Lewis in the Outer Hebrides takes in wild sceneries, ancient ruinings and suffering traditions and its the longest dead-end in Britain The road to west Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, starting with the A858 in Carloway and passing near the standing stones at Calanais, is probably the longest dead-end […]

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East Germany’s old ours transformed into new pond district

Despite a 2.2 bn regeneration programme, the Lusatian Lake District project, on land once occupied by the GDRs industrial heartland, remains relatively unknown to non-east Germans. So we took a tour This was once one of the dirtiest areas in East Germany, says Sren, my tour guide from IBA Tours, as our motorcycles swoosh through […]

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31 must-see places around the world

( CNN) Temples that tower out of mist-cloaked jungles; a herd of wildebeest, one million-strong, trekking across the African plains; a midnight sky filled with superstars. There are some things around the world that provide photo-showing rights for decades. We haven’t got them all — in fact we scarcely scratched the surface. But we have […]

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Scotland’s rocky road: a journey to the edge of Lewis- a photo essay

The road to west Lewis in the Outer Hebrides takes in wild landscapes, ancient ruins and enduring traditions and its the longest dead-end in Britain The road to west Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, starting with the A858 in Carloway and passing near the standing stones at Calanais, is likely the longest dead-end […]

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Hockey, weed and taxes? 11 Canadian stereotypes debunked

Canada is often pictured as a uniformly cold, multicultural, socialist paradise full of beer-swilling ice hockey fans. But a close look at the evidence uncovers some very different truths good and bad about the Great White North Its pretty easy to conjure an idea of a Canadian. As one young paramour looking to marry an […]

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