Emmanuel Calivo

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Top 10 Eye-Catching Train Stations

When you think of train stations, you most likely think of a way to get from point A to point B, and, of course, you would be correct. However, there's more to some railway stations than mere transportation. Many train stations are works of art in and of themselves, featuring breath-taking …

How Washington Derailed Amtrak

Add to Briefcase<p>Simon Van Zuylen Wood<p>April 17, 2015, 1 a.m.<p>Thirty-nine minutes in­to his south­bound ride from Wilm­ing­ton, Delaware, to Wash­ing­ton, D.C., Joseph H. Board­man, pres­id­ent and CEO of Amtrak, be­gins to cry. We’re in the din­ing car of a train called <i>the</i> <i>Sil­ver Star,</i> sur­roun­ded …

Mongolia's lost secrets in pictures: the golden eagle hunters

The Altai Mountains run from Siberia in Russia all the way down to Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. An enormous mountain range, it covers a vast area of over 16,000 kilometres and is studded with huge glacial lakes and permanently snow-covered peaks that rise above 4,500m. One of the world’s last true …

Wildlife

The 15 Most Surreal Destinations to Visit in 2015

Be prepared for dropped jaws, kids.<p>1. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives<p>photo: Doug Perinne<p>2. Antelope Canyon in Arizona, United States<p>photo: Laura Grier<p>3. Cave of Crystals, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico<p>photo: Adventure Medicine<p>4. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia<p>photo: PlanetDen.com<p>5. Tunnel of Love …

India's Tigers May Be Rebounding, in Rare Success for Endangered Species

New population numbers reflect better tracking and progress against poaching, say scientists.<p>More money has been spent on tiger conservation than on preserving any other species in the world, yet wildlife biologists have been seemingly unable to stop the decline of the iconic big cat in the face of …

It’s a startup’s job to make the European dream come true

Europe is not doing well today. Most countries are either climbing their way out of recession or are suffering from anaemic growth, while unemployment, especially in the south of the region, has reached unsustainable levels. In these circumstances, it’s easy to blame Europe and its leadership for …

Top 10 Island Cities

These unique, water-bound metropolises redefine urban living.<p><i>This list was first published in the National Geographic book</i> The World's Best Cities<i>.</i><p><b>Trogir, Croatia</b><br>Take an afternoon stroll with gelato in hand through the medieval maze of streets. Blessed with stunning nature and an easygoing pace of …

Pressure Is Mounting On Russia As It Continues To Deny Sending Troops To Ukraine

The mayor of Mariupol's office said 97 people were also wounded by dozens of long-distance rockets that smashed into a packed residential district early in the morning and then again shortly after noon.<p>"Obviously, everyone in the city is very scared," Eduard, a native of the city of half a million, …

Why Finding the Perfect Airline Seat Takes Detective Work

Most people have a few things they won’t board a plane without. For Randy Petersen, it’s a tape measure.<p>Petersen belongs to a small army of …

Aviation

Obama's trip to India signals growing relations between two countries

President Obama arrived in India Sunday to showcase a deepening relationship with the country with hopes to lay the ground work for future agreements.<p>Obama is scheduled to sit with Indian leaders at a military parade Monday, becoming the first U.S. president to attend India's Republic Day …