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4 leyendas urbanas sobre el DNI y 6 detalles que quizá no conocías

Todos lo llevamos en la cartera. Convivimos con él. Y, sin embargo, continúa siendo ese gran desconocido.<p>El Documento Nacional de Identidad (DNI) …

Mini guide to Sicily, Italy

At first glance, this Mediterranean haven looks like a scoop of old Italy, but Arabian influences linger in the architecture and culinary traditions of the island.<p>Rumbling volcanoes, crumbling ruins, indulgent ice creams – at first glance, Sicily looks like a scoop of old Italy, but there are …

Italy

Mini guide to culture on the Amalfi Coast

In this this southern Italian favourite, architectural flights of fancy and outdoor concerts make for a break well worth writing home about.<p>The terraced towns and rocky coast of this southern Italian favourite bring together a surprising variety of accomplishments. Architectural flights of fancy …

Italy

Mini guide to architecture in Turin

With tree-lined boulevards, stately Art Nouveau cafes and grand piazzas, the Italian city is packed with eye-catching designs.<p>From its elegant tree-lined boulevards, stately Art Nouveau cafés and grand piazzas to the 2006 Winter Olympics fuelled building boom, Turin’s architecture provides plenty …

Italy

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

World's Best Hikes: 15 Classic Trails

Over the past decade, author Peter Potterfield has hiked more than 10,000 miles over six continents to research this list. He here tells us his picks for the world's 15 best hikes, including Patagonia, Tasmania, Newfoundland, and Petra. Read more in his best-selling book Classic Hikes of the World …

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The 43 Best Hidden Hikes in the U.S.

Sure, hiking the Appalachian Trail is an experience no one ever forgets. But the United States is a pretty big place, with tons of opportunities for …

The top 10 classic spy novels

In 1972, a friend gave me a tip about the then-unknown Somerset Maugham papers in Yale University Library. "You're interested in labour spies," he …

Under the Dome

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen King<p>On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" …

Neil Jordan returns to undead world in 'Byzantium'

Irish director's new vampire movie emphasizes the metaphorical more than the supernatural.<p>The vampires in director Neil Jordan's <i>Byzantium</i> are more like us than most you'll find in pop culture.<p>They need blood to survive, but the immortal creatures of the new indie drama (opening in select cities on …

Exploring Scotland by road

Scotland offers a heady mix of rugged scenic beauty and historical delights. Whether you're up for urbane city pastimes, outdoor activities or sampling the fresh local food and drink, two weeks is ample time to hit the highlights - depending on your mode of transport. There are good bus and train …

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Bike touring Scotland, on road and off

Ask most seasoned cyclists for the attributes of ideal touring country and they will probably tell you quiet roads, plenty of places to camp, spectacular natural scenery and – if your legs are up to it -- a few challenging hills. Add whisky distilleries, the odd ancient castle and some of the …

Top 5 alternative New Zealand road trips

<i>Who can resist the urge to hit the open (and almost empty) road in New Zealand? Certainly not us...but don't forget that the country has urban adventures aplenty, too. Check out our selection of lesser known (but no less wonderful) road trips, then head over to BBC Travel to find out about the</i> …

Strap yourself in: the world's most extreme road trips

Travelling these routes inspires wonder and awe in those willing to shrug off the discomforts and heart-in-mouth moments that they entail.<p>Whether you're gazing through a dirt-smudged window on a clapped-out bus, its engine revving desperately to clear a narrow pass, or grinding through an endless …

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

Ireland’s best trips: Ancient Ireland

Ireland is a road-tripper's dream, with scenery and history in every direction. To turn your car into an instant time machine, all you have to do is hit the road and wind your way through middle Ireland’s collection of ancient tombs, Celtic sites and monastic cities, covering 3000 years in just …

The scenic route: Ireland's most picturesque drives

The Emerald Isle is renowned for its spellbinding scenery. And while state-of-the-art main roads and motorways now link its cities and towns, there are some spectacular alternatives. Turn off the main thoroughfares to discover Ireland’s most scenic stretches of asphalt with these five picturesque …

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The Ends of the Road

Inspired in part by the great geography game GeoGuessr, I spent some time recently in Google Maps, finding the edges of their Street View image coverage. I've always been drawn to the end of the road, to the edges of where one might be allowed to travel, whether blocked by geographic features, …

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New TV spot for Vacation

The <i>Vacation</i> reboot has released a new TV spot online, in which Ed Helms' Rusty Griswold comes over all Vin Diesel and tries to pull off some evasive …

See the Cast of ‘Howard the Duck’ Then and Now

Way back before Marvel dominated the box office with superhero films like 'Iron Man' and 'The Avengers,' they made their big-screen debut with a …

Deadpool 2 Trailer Introduces The 'Super Duper Fucking Group' We've Been Waiting For

Movies<p>The latest movie news, casting updates and rumors, trailer sneak peeks, and expert reviews on MTV.<p>Movies<p>We lost one Chris and gained another, …

Samuel L. Jackson on the Hilarious Origins of His Purple Lightsaber in ‘Star Wars’

For decades, 'Star Wars' fans were secure in the knowledge that lightsabers came in only three colors: red for evil, green for good and blue for …

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