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Russia’s Golden Ring: day trips from Moscow into history and heritage

The Golden Ring is a popular destination for Russian tourists: the towns in the region are ancient, and many were important centres in medieval Russia. But this area, north-east of Moscow, has more to offer, such as traditional food, and nature straight from Russian fairytales. Many visitors buy …

European Travel

In A Genre Crowded With Bros, Cam Lifts Off

When it was time to put out her debut major label country single last year, Camaron Ochs made an interesting choice. She went with "My Mistake," a buoyant expression of freedom from a young woman's perspective — specifically, the freedom to pursue the pleasure of a one-night stand. If the song's …

Is There Any Way to Stop Scalpers From Selling $5,000 Concert Tickets?

Ontario government may have just made it easier for ticket scalpers to rip us off.<p><i>Photo via Wikipedia</i><p>By now, it's just about guaranteed that a blockbuster concert in a major market will sell out minutes after tickets go on sale, and that many of those tickets will be posted for resale with a …

See Rare Early Photos of Green Day

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, then known as Sweet Children, performs at 924 Gilman Street on Nov. 26, 1988 in Berke<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Murray Bowles<p>1 …

The baker behind Macau’s famous egg custard tarts

Although initially a Portuguese import, Macau’s egg tarts have a surprisingly English twist, and have transformed Coloane into a sort of pilgrimage for pastry-loving travellers<p>Commonly considered a Portuguese import, Macau’s most iconic version of treat was actually born from the unbridled energy …

Hong Kong

Seoul fashion on the rise - CNN Style

Written by By Zahra Jamshed, CNN<p>Seoul Fashion Week is a relative newcomer when it comes to international celebrations of style and design. But with 41 of South Korea's best designers on show at October's Seoul Fashion Week, the capital's relative youth is proving no barrier to success.<p>The Asian …

Inside Country Music's Most Important Building

Vince Gill will never forget the first time he took the stage of Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium in the Eighties, when he sang and played his …

Country Music

Nashville Reaches Out

One need not follow mainstream country music to have heard half a dozen country singles released this decade, or fragments of them at least. This past January, a mashup of swaggering bro-country hits by chart fixtures and relative newbies Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Chase Rice, …

Where do serious foodies eat in Hong Kong? | CNN Travel

Summer in Fairbanks, Alaska, With the 2014 Toyota 4Runner and a Good Ending in Denali

On most bucket lists and the kind of destination that not only gets you back to nature, but allows for a one-of-a-kind experience, Fairbanks, Alaska, paired with the 2014 Toyota 4Runner is a match made in heaven.<p>Add Denali National Park to the mix and you will have the "trip of a lifetime," I know …

Is film superior to television or vice versa? In a word—no.

<i>Most of us are accomplished watchers of TV and film, so we intuitively understand some of the concepts lurking in dense film-theory tomes. You won’t</i> …

Traveling Central Asia: The Mind-Boggling Visa Application Process

Amongst the nuances of travel, applying for visas is one of the things we hate about traveling. Sadly this is probably the most annoying part of</b> …

In 1997, Blink-182 broke away from the pop-punk pack

<i>In</i> Fear Of A Punk Decade<i>, the punk/hardcore/emo explosion of the ’90s is revisited, remembered, and reassessed, year by year.</i><p>One night in 1997, I got …

How I Got My Job as a Lego Designer

Growing up in the Danish countryside, in the wild west of Jutland, I had no idea that I’d end up pursuing a calling in robotics engineering and development at Lego. I currently work with Lego Mindstorms, a programmable robotics construction kit that enables kids of all ages to make their own robots …

On the growing Muslim community in Seoul

An afternoon prayer call sounding from the Central Seoul Mosque drowns out the ambient blare of storefront K-Pop and shouts of taxi drivers as …

Punk turned in on itself in 1995, and out came the wolves

<i>In Fear Of A Punk Decade, the punk and hardcore explosion of the ’90s is revisited, remembered, and reassessed, year by year.</i><p>On the night of October …

How to Take Photos in Low Light

Images of night scenes never fail to impress. Night-time images have great ambiance, something which is often absent in flat, bright, daylight …

How Booking Sites Performed on Stock Markets in 2013

Priceline deservedly got most of the attention among online travel agencies in 2013 as its share price shattered the historic $1,000 mark in …

Top 10 YA books of 2013

Novels by Marcus Sedgwick, Meg Rosoff and Patrick Ness are among the 10 best YA books of 2013<p><b>It's been another cracking year for young adult fiction. Martin Chilton picks his 10 favourite YA novels of 2013.</b><p>• <b>She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sidgwick (Indigo)</b><p>Marcus Sedgwick writes fine books for …

Editors' Picks: The TV.com Staff's Top 10 Shows of 2013

One of the reasons I love being employed at TV.com is that I get to work with so many great people and hardcore TV fans. They're a strange lot, with …

11 Uniquely Brilliant Standup Specials of 2013

As with most years, 2013 saw an overwhelming amount of excellent standup, far too much to ever catalogue. But the greatest specials of the year were …

How to Make a Wooden Viking-Style Beer Mug

Flanders, Belgium designer bricobart of Yak-Proof demonstrates how to make a Viking-style beer mug out of wood in his step-by-step Instructables …

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The boy who grew up in North Korea's labour camp 14

Documentary-makers generally tackle torture at a distance. Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing, for instance, introduced us to a charismatic killer from Indonesia's anti-communist genocide who dances the cha-cha on the rooftop where he murdered hundreds of victims almost 50 years earlier. Camp …

35 Great Travel Books That Will Take You Around the World Without a Plane Ticket

Travel writing is a glamorous but difficult genre. To a reader it’s an easy sell: you get to go to fantastic places and see unusual things without …

Egypt's Tourism Industry Has Been Reduced to a Trickle

The lone tourist bus curved through the desert past the limestone-topped Pyramid of Khafre, leaving the camel handlers and postcard sellers trudging …