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The Best High-Altitude Cities

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10 of the Best European Train Trips

Our ten favorite European trains don’t necessarily offer the fastest journeys—just the most memorable. All aboard!<p>Much of European train travel is about efficiency and comfort—punctually leaving and arriving and having a cozy seat or sleeper compartment in which to devour the latest issue of the</i> …

Trains

The last unmapped places on Earth

Have we mapped the whole planet? As Rachel Nuwer discovers, there are mysterious, poorly charted places everywhere, but not for the reasons you might think.<p>In 1504, an anonymous mapmaker – most likely an Italian – carved a meticulous depiction of the known world into two halves of conjoined ostrich …

Maps

This Amazing Airplane Seat Could Change Everything About Luxury Flying

Designers at Hong Kong-based PaperClipDesign have come up with a concept — called the "Butterfly Seat" — that affords passenger airlines an unprecedented level of flexibility in arranging the premium sections of their cabins.<p>Airlines in search of increased profits have been investing heavily in …

Business Class

The TV show to watch when you're sick of #fitspo

Unbutton your jeans.<p>Push “unfollow” on anyone who uses the #fitspo hashtag.<p>And pour a large cup of tea.<p>Because tonight at 8.30pm on Foxtel Lifestyle,</i> …

New Zealand Campervan Road Trip in Pictures

New Zealand is like all the Earth’s ecosystems compressed into two islands.<p>It’s easy to see why <b>New Zealand</b> is a bucket list staple for travelers from …

New Zealand

It's Possible For Airlines To Do Economy Class Right!

Or maybe it just seems that way?<p>The spacing between rows is called "pitch" in the biz. Measured in inches, it's the distance from one seat-back to the seat-back ahead of it. While it's true that carriers have been tightening up the rear-most rows to accommodate those roomier (and more expensive) …

50 Useless Aviation Facts

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome onboard.<p>Ever wondered why the cabin lights get dimmed for take off and landing when it’s dark? Perhaps you’ve pondered …

You Too Can Be the Most Annoying Person on Your Flight | Men's Health

<b>SUPPLIES</b><br>Six hours is a long time, so you’re going to need to keep yourself entertained and well fed. That means magazines and snacks. Give yourself a wide variety of choices. Pick up a <i>Penthouse</i>, a <i>Hustler, and</i> a <i>Busty Mamas</i>.<p>And for a snack, get something you don’t have to eat right away. Stop by the …

Which is London's most diverse Tube stop?

The Tube map has been reimagined to show which foreign languages you’re most likely to hear at each station.<p>Oliver O’Brien, a geography researcher at UCL (University College <b>London</b>), crunched data from the 2011 census to produce his <b>Tube Tongues map</b>.<p>It reveals that <b>Turnpike Lane</b> is the capital's most …

England

How to do the Tube Challenge

If, while waiting for a train at Chesham station one morning, you glance over to see a few super-excited joggers holding a stopwatch, video camera and a dozen energy bars, think nothing of it – unless you happen to see them again sixteen hours later exiting a train at Heathrow’s Terminal 5. In that …

10 reasons Fiji is one of the world’s happiest countries

If someone asked, ‘Are you are happy?’ what would you say? Well, if you lived in Fiji, there is an almost nine-times-out-of-10 chance you’d say ‘yes!’. According to WIN-Gallup 89% of Fijians report they are happy, making Fiji one of the happiest countries in the world.<p>And what are the odds that a …

Stunning Installation of 888,246 Ceramic Poppies Honors Lives Lost in WWI

By the time this installation, <i>Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red</i>, is over, it's estimated that over four million people will have seen it. Surrounding the Tower of London are 888,246 handmade poppies, each representing a British and Commonwealth person who died during World War One. The first poppy …

Art

The 20 Best Places To Live Overseas

There are a lot of conflicting factors: job opportunities, salary considerations, quality of life, safety, and childcare are just a few. HSBC has made the decision a whole lot easier with its latest annual Expat Explorer survey.<p>The survey ranks the best places to go based on experience, economics, …

Machu Picchu: Planning a Trip to the Inca Ruins

No wonder the Spaniard colonists never found Machu Picchu -- five centuries later, getting there is still a challenge. If you don't want to hire a travel agency or wade through the backpacking options in popular guidebooks, considerable due diligence is required to get you to Peru then to Cusco …

Moving Toward an Evolutionary Theory of Cities

A popular new study claims to lump cities into four types. But the real science of cities is heading toward a more complex understanding of how urban spaces evolve.<p>Before Darwin, science tried to make sense of the natural world through a slew of systems of classification. Linnaeus' taxonomy, for …

UK bonds that financed first world war to be redeemed 100 years later

Treasury’s redemption scheme stretches all the way back to Napoleonic and Crimean wars and Irish potato famine<p>The UK government is to repay part of the nation’s first world war debt – 100 years since the start of the war.<p>As Europe marks the centenary of the Great War, the Treasury said it would pay …

Two Countries, One Trip: How To See More On Your Next Vacation

Even if you're not the kind of traveler who wants to check off as many destinations as possible in a week-long vacation, you might get restless staying in one place for that long. With some cities, you not only have the option of visiting another region, you can also stamp your passport by going to …