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Six Reasons to Visit Paris Right Now

For me, <b>Paris</b>—a place where Old World aloofness meets trendsetting modern metropolis—is about discovering both the grandiose and the quietly charming.<p>Last week, I enjoyed two completely different dinners out in the French capital’s 11th arrondissement. The contrasting experiences in the so-called …

In Climate Talks, Spotlight Turns to India

U.S.-China deal on carbon emissions ramps up pressure on New Delhi to get more aggressive in moving away from coal.<p>India's new prime minister, a Hindu nationalist and former tea seller, recently urged his country's schoolchildren to help save the planet by relishing the delight of a full moon.<p>"On a …

The Complete Guide to Hacking In-Flight Wi-Fi

Going to bite the bullet to get online, are you there? This is the complete set of tricks to doing it the right way without getting robbed and coughing up full price.<p><i>This post originally appeared on Map Happy.</i><p>Paying for Internet on a flight can be extortionate. It probably doesn't help that …

What should I drink in your country?

Every culture has at least one unique libation that visitors must try.<p><i>“</i><i>Sláinte!</i><i>”</i><p>“<i>Prost!”</i><p>“<i>Skål!”</i><p>With every variation of “Cheers!” around the world, there’s often a traditional drink to complement the toast. Whether beer, wine, liquor or even non-alcoholic, regional beverage specialties can be a …

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In Taiwan, a quest to reach Sun Moon Lake

Taiwan’s most gruelling cycling challenge heads from the depths of the dizzying marble Taroko Gorge to the KOM summit, ending at a green- and blue-hued lake surrounded by leafy hills.<p>Taiwan is a striking natural paradise of forest and parkland. Dotted with hot springs and lakes, the country is …


In Killorglin, Ireland’s goat king still reigns

Every year, Ireland’s oldest festival draws a crowd of more than 58,000 for three days of festivities, including the crowning of a mountain goat.


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