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A walking tour of Québec City

Founded in 1608, Québec City is North America’s oldest walled city and the cradle of French civilization in the New World. It’s also a walker’s dream: compact, picturesque and brimming with European charm.<p>This tour reveals Québec’s rich and colorful history, taking you down narrow cobblestoned …

Thessaloniki for every travel style

As travellers stampede towards Athens and the Greek islands, Thessaloniki is all too often left in the dust. But Greece’s second city is a true chameleon: shady cloisters and churches balance its fast-paced nightlife and youthful verve. Ancient ruins stand feet away from just-opened cafes, while …

Flavia Pennetta’s love affair with tennis to end with a low-key farewell

The new US Open champion’s retirement, after her victory over Roberta Vinci, completed a story which could have been written in Hollywood<p>Flavia Pennetta, having spent much of her tennis career just off Main Street, will finish it in the game’s slowly rising powerhouse, China, as the reigning and …

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Beauty of the Balkans: a perfect weekend in Kotor

The prettiest and best-preserved town in Montenegro, Kotor wears its elaborate fortifications like tough, spikey armour; yet behind the city walls lies a disarming core of piazza-fronting churches, cobbled arteries and quirky shops – all in the embrace of one of Europe’s most spectacular bays. …

A perfect weekend in Québec City

With its four centuries of French heritage and irresistible ‘walled city’ charm, Québec City is among North America’s most unique and appealing destinations. Divided into Upper and Lower Towns, its scenic historic core offers plenty of variety, yet remains compact enough to explore within 48 …

The right way to pack for camping trips — according to a pro

To that end, we enlisted Sheppard to assemble a packing list anyone can refer to in preparation for a camping trip.<p>"Before setting out on purchasing camping gear, you want to ask yourself a few simple questions. That way, you can set your sights on what's going to make this the best possible …

Greece: shot on location

Greece’s ravishing coastlines, dramatic mountainscapes and classic small villages make the perfect backdrop not just for our mundane lives but also for the on-screen hijinks of many a Hollywood blockbuster. Here, we guide you through some of the top locations from famous movies shot in Greece. Pick …

20 Pork Chop Recipes to Add to Your Weeknight Dinner Routine

What's better than a pork chop recipe? 20 pork chop recipes! Here are our favorite ways to cook a weeknight staple.<p><b>Pork chops: Is there anything they can't do?</b> Well, besides take out the trash and fold laundry, that is. They're quick-cooking, packed with tons of flavor, and incredibly versatile. …

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Spiced Kurobuta Pork Chops

4 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon ground Aleppo pepper*<p>1 tablespoon Hungarian sweet paprika<p>2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt<p>2 teaspoons whole Malabar black peppercorns, freshly ground**<p>1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage<p>4 kurobuta/Berkshire bone-in rib pork chops (1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches thick; 10 to 12 …

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Adriatic Adventure: Travels in Two Italian and Slovenian Coastal Cities

Nearly 3.5 million people live along the iridescent shores of the Adriatic Sea, with tourist-flocked Split, Croatia and Venice among its best known cities. Yet Trieste, Italy and Piran, Slovenia are two impressive coastal gems that are often overlooked.<p><b>Trieste: Where East Meets West in Italy</b><p>Walking …

France sans frontières: the best French border towns

Looking for a new angle on the well-trodden paths of France? Then travel to its borders. These three melting-pot cities showcase the best of France while giving a tantalising glimpse into the rest of Europe - Lille skims the Belgian border in the north; to the east, Strasbourg grazes Germany; and …

California regions at a glance

A mosaic of Old and New Worlds, California’s cities have more flavors than a jar of jellybeans. Start in San Francisco, equal parts earth-mother and geek-chic, or Los Angeles, where nearly 90 independent cities are rolled into one multicultural mosaic, then drift down the coast, past perfect …

Back to school in Vancouver: the University of British Columbia’s best attractions

You’ve walked through Stanley Park and around Granville Island, and you’ve swayed across the North Shore’s Capilano Suspension Bridge. What’s next? It’s easy to find Vancouver’s biggest visitor attractions, so here’s somewhere else you can go with a little spare time and a hankering to head off the …

California's best kept secrets: Lassen, Almanor, Shasta and Lava Beds

Celebrity-caliber destination names flash all over California's map. Everyone knows Los Angeles, San Francisco, Yosemite, the Napa Valley and so on, and everyone wants to go there. But move your eye to the upper right corner of the state and suddenly you're in off-the-beaten-path territory.<p>This is …

Exploring the quiet side of California Wine Country

Blooming orchards under azure skies, vivid mustard flowers beneath budding vines, and rocky hillsides wrapped in fingers of fog – it’s no wonder California’s Wine Country receives millions of annual visitors. With its mild Mediterranean climate and mineral-rich soil, Napa and Sonoma Valleys seem …

Four ways to explore Chefchaouen, Morocco's blue city

Chefchaouen is an otherworldly escape nestled in Morocco’s Rif Mountains. As well as its distinctive palette of blue and white buildings, a striking contrast with the arid setting, this popular town has plenty to offer. Embark on strenuous hillside hikes or idle strolls, bathe in mountain streams, …

Highlights of the California Mission Trail

Before surfers, gold miners, or even B movie stars made the scene, spiritual seekers were drawn to California - but for 18th century California dreamers, it was no relaxing yoga retreat. To reach higher ground in California, first they had to survive trans-Atlantic pirate traffic that would make …

Breaking a 700-Year-Old Tradition: The American Islamic Gospel Drummer

Inside Flipboard / July 25, 2014<p>When the Islamic holy month of Ramadan wraps up at the end of July, a small group of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims …

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Stanford: S. Williams d. Ivanovic

Top-seeded Serena Williams underwent an interesting transformation in her quarterfinal with Ana Ivanovic at Stanford tonight. Starting out, she was …

How to explore the world by cruise ship

For many people the mere mention of the word 'cruise' can evoke cringeworthy images of forced fun and chintzy cabins, but boat trips can be a thrilling way to see the world – it just depends on the cruise you choose.<p>Feel the local rhythm on a freshwater cruise<p>With smaller boats and fewer people, …

Ten beach-free things to do in Rio de Janeiro

One of the world’s most captivating cities, Rio de Janeiro has indisputably beautiful beaches and fantastic nightlife. But after taking in the comely sands of Ipanema, ticking off key attractions like Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer and dancing the night away in Lapa, what else does Rio have to …

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Secret O’ahu: sights only the locals know about

Most people think of O’ahu strictly as a beach vacation interspersed with hiking and awash with cocktails. But what they don't realise is that there is a lot going on that has nothing to do with the island’s sandy beaches, flip-flopped feet, or the big, sugary, impossibly coloured drinks of …

Look But Don't Talk: Can You Legally Use Phone Apps While Driving? – Feature

Evening rush hour in Fresno, California, can get ugly. On January 5, 2012, Steven Spriggs was stuck in it, fully stopped in his 2006 Toyota Highlander on the construction-clogged Route 41. Waiting as darkness fell, he looked for a route around the congestion on his iPhone 4’s navigation app. A …

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A Cape Cod for All Seasons

Some of my earliest beach memories originate in <b>Cape Cod</b>. When I visited during the summer of 1969, the Citgo stations on the drive from Boston were handing out reproduction oil paintings of Red Sox players. I was only eight, but I remember hotels that were intimate, quirky, run by innkeepers. …

2015 BMW M4 Convertible: Heavy Metal

What price toplessness? Weight, for starters.<p><b>Update 4/18/14:</b> <i>BMW has announced that pricing for the 2015 M4 convertible will start at $73,425. That represents an increase of $8300 compared with the 2015 M4 coupe and $1750 versus the 2013 M3 convertible. Additional pricing information will be</i> …

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