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What Gandhi Taught People About the Power of Travel 100 Years Ago

Jan. 9 marks the 100th anniversary of the greatest homecoming ever by an Indian, one now celebrated in the mother country of perhaps the largest and …

Lake Resia, The Sunken Town Where You'll Walk On Water

This takes "walking on water" to an astonishingly real-life level.<p>In Italy's Lake Resia, near the borders of Austria and Switzerland, a lone bell tower shoots up from the perfect, blue-green water. It's the only visible remnant of Graun (<i>Curon</i> in Italian), a town that vanished underwater more than …

What to do on the Panama Canal: adventure, wildlife and village life

It’s an engineering marvel, a multibillion-dollar commercial behemoth. The Panama Canal, which joins the Atlantic to the Pacific, is certainly Panama’s greatest claim to fame. Moving mountains and carving through dense jungle, the creation of the canal in 1914 literally reshaped the natural …

Black Boxes Weren't Found in AirAsia Tail Lifted From Sea

A tail section from the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea late last month, killing all 162 people on board, became the first major …

Here’s the best time to buy airline tickets in 2015

Travelers are endlessly seeking ways to crack the code of erratic airline pricing in search of the cheapest fare. A recent report (pdf) by online travel search engine Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation offers some answers.<p>Tuesday has long been considered the best day of the week to book …

Travel

5 Tourism Trends We're Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

Ford recalling cars over poor start button location

Many modern cars have a modern design twist, eschewing the levers and gear shifts from days gone by in favor of touchscreens and buttons. Too many …

Automotive Industry

New World Record Set for Tightest Parallel Parking Job

Stunt driver Alistair Moffatt has set the Guinness World Record for the Tightest Parallel Park, pulling into a space just 7.5 cm longer than the overall length of his car. He executed the feat of car control at a car show in Birmingham, England this month.<p>Moffatt is an expert at this, having …

Shelby GR-1: The next Ford GT that never was

The Ford GT wasn't supposed to be a fluke, it was supposed to be the beginning.<p>It wasn't supposed to go down like this: enthusiasts forced to soldier on in a world without a Ford GT successor.The company's supercharged halo car flickered out of existence in 2006 after Ford built just over 4000 …

William Shatner to drive steampunk moto bike from Chicago to LA

William Shatner likes motorcycles, but not just any ordinary motorcycles — odd-looking ones apparently hold a fond place in his heart, and soon …

Motorcycles

Porsche expects to hit 200k sales target 3 years early

When Porsche launched the Cayenne, enthusiasts and purists – in between fits of rage – rationalized the SUVs existence by imagining that the money it brought in would guarantee the company's continued ability to produce the many beloved versions of its 911. The same was said when the Panamera …

Automotive Design

Automakers paying Chinese dealers for lower-than-expected sales

The Chinese dealers vs. foreign manufacturers story won't quit. It began with a story on the struggles faced by FAW-Toyota joint venture dealers, with supposedly 95 percent of the showrooms losing money, and 10 percent of them doing so poorly that they'd have to exit the business. The problem is …

Restaurants will soon take any mobile payment at the table

Sure, your local drug store or theme park may let you buy things with your phone at the counter, but what about paying at the table in your favorite restaurant? Never fear, as Verifone will soon have you covered. Its upcoming Payware Mobile e355 wireless terminal lets stores accept any mobile …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Hiking

10 Of The Most Fabulous Housing Designs Of 2014

From a house dangling off a cliff to an apartment designed to make friends, here are the most ingenious residential designs of the year.<p>Not everyone can live in a one-of-a-kind, architect-designed home, but there is no shortage of spectacular designs that make us wish we did, whether it’s a …

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