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This Movie Works Whether You Play It Backward or Forward

Creating palindromes, strings of words that make an identical statement when read backward or forward, is a challenge, but doing the same with film …

8 Cultural Differences Between America And Other Countries

Lose your tooth in Greece? Better toss it on the roof. Here are some cultural discrepancies that might strike you as bizarre while you're abroad.<p><b>1. When kids lose their teeth in Greece (and reportedly other countries), they throw them on the roof.</b><p>According to one source:<p>The tooth is... thrown up on …

The Most Extreme Staircases In The World Could Finally Squash Your Fear Of Heights

(Photo: Getty Images)<p>When you want to sightsee and exercise at the same time, there's only one thing to do: climb a really, really big staircase. And if any are beautiful enough to tame your fear of heights, there are some pretty spectacular ones to check out.<p>We're counting down some of our …

BRAD DELONG: These Are The 20 Books That 'Shifted The Ground' On Which I Think

These foundational works surely helped DeLong become a top Treasury official and one of the country's foremost voices in macroeconomic thinking.<p>Here's the list:<p>Benedict Anderson, <i>Imagined Communities</i><br>• Bernard Bailyn, <i>The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution</i><br>• Simone de Beauvoir, <i>The Second …

Brad DeLong

Mini guide to pubs in London

In a country known for its watering holes, these are the go-to places for craft beers, gastropub dishes and to soak up the city’s wealth of history.<p>One of the city’s great social levellers, a local can be the place to go for craft beers or gastropub dishes, for feeling the sun on your face in an …

England

23 Amazing Labyrinths To Get Lost In

What is it about humans that make us love–and hate–being lost? Since the time of ancient Greece, we've been figuring out ways to entertain ourselves …

Chinese New Year

London for foodies

Gone are the days when London’s food scene left more than a little to be desired. These days the British capital is recognised as one of the world’s great foodie destinations, where Michelin-starred restaurants battle it out with inexpensive ethnic eateries, where food markets are the new rock ‘n’ …

England

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect: fields of clover, gabby locals, etc. But there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and find better things to do …

Ireland

Bucket List

Living:<p>Travelling the Trans-Mongolian train from Beijing to Moscow last month put the final tick on a bucket list I drew up in 1992. I don’t think …

22 Mouthwatering Desserts Improved By Bacon

God bless America.

Ireland's 10 Best Attractions

<i>Photo Courtesy MorganPaar/myBudgetTravel. Article by the Editors of Budget Travel.</i><p>Whether you're headed to the Emerald Isle any time soon or simply window-shopping, we've rounded up 10 of the best attractions Ireland has to offer, from natural wonders on the Atlantic coast to Dublin's literary …

Ireland

Top 5 unmissable journeys by rail

There are few more memorable ways to travel than by train. Here are <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine’s top five ways to get on board.<p>1. The Ghan, Australia: the luxury rail ride<p>The Australian outback is a place that’s hard to grasp: a vast, ill-defined area mapped by Aboriginal people not on paper …

Trains

Business trip: Copenhagen

Ranked as the easiest place in Europe to do business, this compact, walkable and easy-to-navigate Danish city might be the best city in the world for a work trip.<p>Copenhagen may be the best city in the world for a business trip.<p>It is compact, walkable and easy to navigate. The travel time between …

Northern Europe
Loneliness

Can't Miss Things to do in Berlin

First time visitors to Germany's capital city of Berlin will find they have no shortage of culturally stimulating destinations well worth exploring. However, due to the fact that there are a number of things to do in Berlin, those sojourning in and around this urban center for only a few days may …

Germany

York: A City of Many Dimensions

York is arguably the best sightseeing town in England outside of London. I landed at noon at Heathrow, took the express train into London's Paddington Station, caught the tube to King's Cross, and hopped onto an express train. Two hours later, I was in the capital of north England: York. By 4 p.m. …

Bistros

Ten great cycling routes: from day-trips to long-distance adventures

Wind in your hair, landscapes whipping by, cruising through peaceful forests: embracing the outdoors on two wheels is one of the healthiest and most enjoyable ways to get around. Here’s our round-up of great cycling routes which offer something for everyone, from multi-day adventures to relaxing …

New England

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

A Photo Essay: Iceland

Posted at 09:07h in Blog, Europe, Iceland, Photo Essay by Jenna Kvidt 54 Comments<p>We had an amazing time exploring Iceland as you can see in our …

12 Places You'd Never Believe Were In The UK

The UK landscape varies wildly, from the snow-swept peaks of Ben Nevis to the tropical looking, white sandy beaches of Cornwall. It wasn't for the weather, you'd probably never have to go abroad at all.

Scotland

8 of the world’s most moving spoken word pieces

The intensity of its physical expression. Snatching words from memory the split second before they swing and hang in the room in front of you. The …

A Boozy Pub Crawl in London (VIDEO)

In the British capital, I met up with James Dowdeswell, a local comedian who actually grew up in a pub! The plan was to sample a few brews at his favorite boozers in East London but our pub crawl got interrupted! And I'm glad it did. Watch the video to find out why.<p>Please subscribe to my Youtube …

East London

50 Drives You Must Take In Your Lifetime

Ranging from the mountains of Montana and Wyoming to a breathtaking salt flat in Bolivia, the drives aren't to miss.

Hiking