Early last month, data scientist Randy Olson took an algorithm he devised for finding Waldo and used it to map out the ultimate U.S. road trip—a 13,699-mile, 50-stop journey that could be completed in
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Aart Dourleyn, Somerset, writes: We were inspired by Bee Rowlatt’s recent article about Germany and have booked a combined holiday in Lucerne, Switzerland, and Konstanz and the Bodensee in southern Germany.
Europe’s second most-popular holiday destination is Germany – and that is official. Figures from IPK International’s World Travel Monitor show that 50 million Europeans took time off in Germany last year.
Copenhagen wasn't even on our top 10-bucket list of places to visit, but our oversight quickly became apparent within a short time of touch down in traveler-friendly Kastrup Airport right outside the For
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But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after. I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger.
Weird & Wild Asian elephants, magpies, and great apes are among the species that can self-recognize. Reflect on this: What do animals see when they look into a mirror? Our Weird Animal Question of the