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London Heathrow Goes from Least to Most Family-Friendly Hub in 18 Months

London Heathrow Airport was considered the least family-friendly airport in the UK in 2012. But recent improvements including new play areas and a …

A Walk Through History-Filled Princeton

Princeton is a charming little town with a big past. Nancy Depke on the shopping, dining, and must-see historical sites in the city that was one of …

30 images of Morocco we can’t stop looking at

ARGUABLY, Morocco “has it all.” A rich culture (blend of Arab, Berber, and other African and European influences), ancient history (inhabited since …

A strong UK economy is pushing more passengers out, and pulling more freight in, through the Channel Tunnel

<b>The numbers:</b> Chugging ahead. Eurotunnel, the company that operates the 31.4-mile (50.5 km) undersea Channel Tunnel linking the UK and France, reported a 16% jump in revenues for the third quarter (pdf). Its passenger and freight segments both contributed to the growth. Eurotunnel’s shares are up …

Top 10 reasons Belgium isn’t boring

Late British comic Bob Monkhouse used to joke ‘I went to Belgium once. It was closed.’ Little understood, riddled with Eurocrats, somehow <i>between</i> places – all these impressions have contributed to Belgium’s dull rep. But dig a bit and you’ll find that Belgium is actually fascinating. Here are 10 …

Paris Journal VII: Jean Cocteau at the Cinematheque Francaise

The <i>Cinematheque Francaise</i> was the brain child of Henri Langlois. Along with Andre Bazin's <i>Cahiers du Cinema,</i> it became the home for <i>New Wave</i> directors like Truffaut, Rivette, Resnais Godard, and Chabrol. Now housed in a Frank Gehry designed structure, the Cinematheque has come a long way from its …

Travel Trivia: The Sistine Chapel

Consecrated to the Virgin Mary in 1483, the Vatican’s <b>Sistine Chapel</b> was created by Renaissance men: Sixtus IV and Julius II, popes who commissioned its artworks in the late 15th and early 16th centuries, and the artists Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, and, most famously, Michelangelo, who …