Douglas Gourlay

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Super-Fat Mountain Bikes Taking Over Ski Town Bike Tours

A beefy new breed of bike is taking over mountain towns during ski season, and its super-fat, knobby tires roll over snow and slush as easily as they …

Japan's top 10 culinary locations

Unesco recently added Japanese cuisine – known in Japan as <i>washoku</i> – to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list. This puts it equal to French cuisine, the only other national culinary tradition to be so honoured. A journey around Japan reveals the wisdom of Unesco’s decision: every corner of the …

Everything You've Wanted to Know About Airplane Food

There is an undeniable excitement in the air when the airplane meal service begins. What will this glorified TV dinner bring? Will I get a white bun or whole wheat? Call it boredom, call it what you will, but the blissful moment when the oversized trolley parks in front of you is a sacred …

United Airlines

More than meatballs: a gourmet guide to Swedish cuisine

Having a muppet as your main culinary ambassador is a lot to overcome, especially for a smallish, out-of-the-way country like Sweden, whose presence in global pop-culture is fairly limited. Swedish food is and forever will be associated with meatballs, flying utensils and the phrase '<i>bork bork …

Seasonal Food

25 Reasons Norway Is The Greatest Place On Earth

Norway is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It's home to more natural wonders than we can count and it has stunning cities, fascinating history and really happy people.<p>Norway's not cheap. But it's worth it. Here are 25 reasons why.<p><b>1. It's actually one of the happiest places on</b> …

Why I'm Sounding More British by the Day

The change crept up on me slowly, unceremoniously, just as stealthily and sneakily as a cat.<p>While I haven't done a full-blown Madonna (she was heavily derided for her sudden faux-British brogue after spending some time in the UK), this here Canadian's English is now peppered with British-isms.<p>This …

Is Copenhagen the World's Most Liveable City?

According to Monocle Magazine, Copenhagen is the most liveable city in the world 2013. "World-conquering urban quality of life requires the trickiest of balancing acts between progress and preservation, stimulation and security, global and local. Perfection is unobtainable but Copenhagen is …

European Travel

Japan 101: Cities, Temples & the Great Outdoors

Japan may be a smaller country, but in this archipelago of 6,852 islands, there’s no shortage of urban delights and natural sights, with enough …

The Powder Highway Road Trip Revisited

Adventure<p><b>See our dispatches from the Powder Highway Road Trip >></b>There is nothing like a good road trip to set the mind free. Just step on the gas and let adventure be your guide. For those passionate about snow-covered mountains there is no better route than the Powder Highway. This remote path in …

How I swam the length of Britain – video

Having cycled an incredible 16,000 miles across six continents in 116 days, endurance adventurer Sean Conway decided to take on a new challenge: becoming the first to swim the length of Britain. He explains how he did it – despite close encounters with jellyfish, 3am starts and freezing …

IRB steps in to block club rebellion over European Cup

Governing body finally intervenes to resolve escalating crisis threatening future of club game<p>The International Rugby Board is to take urgent action as part of a last-gasp intervention to resolve <b>the crisis</b> that is threatening to derail the future of European club rugby.<p>It is understood that the …

Edinburgh to continue playing at Murrayfield despite parasitic worm problem

SRU spokesman says that the blight has now reached “a manageable level” and that a sustained period of good weather would help to get the pitch back into good order<p>A Scottish Rugby Union spokesman has confirmed that Edinburgh will continue to play their RaboDirect Pro12 and Heineken Cup games at …