Vassilis Giannakopoulos

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The days of the jumbo jet are coming to an end — here's a look back at its glory years

Since its introduction in 1969, the Boeing 747 has transformed the way people travel. With its ability to fly 500 passengers 6,000 miles, the jumbo jet allowed airlines to reach new destination while achieving profitability by lowering the per-seat cost of operation.<p>Over the years, the big Boeing …

Ultimate travel list

Is the list of places you’d like to visit becoming a little unwieldy? Ours was – which is why we’ve whittled them down from thousands to a definitive rundown of the planet’s most unforgettable sights.<p>Not only that, we’ve made the bold move of ranking them in order of brilliance, based on a highly …

Loneliness

The Forgotten Stepwells Of Urban India

All across India, elaborate subterranean temples are hidden in plain site. Constructed between the 2nd century and 4th century AD, these massive and ornate stepwells were built both for spiritual bathing and as a way to access water tables during monsoon season and drought seasons. Today, tourists …

7 Explorers Name The Most Beautiful Place They've Ever Seen

Looking for travel inspiration? We've been asking fascinating people -- Pulitzer Prize-winners, world champion athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, and more -- to share the greatest travel journeys of their lives.<p><b>New Guinea</b><p>Scientist and author Jared Diamond, who won the Pulitzer Prize for "Guns, …

A Ride On Heathrow's Self-Driving Pods

If you want a taste of the future, head to Heathrow Terminal 5. We're not talking about Richard Rogers' swooping design, but rather something that's …

St. Lawrence Islands National Park

<b>Location: Ontario<br>Date Established: 1904<br>Size: 5,931 acres</b><p>Ten thousand years ago, retreating glaciers scraped sediment from the landscape near what is now Kingston, Ontario, leaving behind a granite chain of more than a thousand mountains. Today, these hills are the Thousand Islands—a winding …

National Parks

Secret London: 14 odd attractions you never knew were there