John Clayton

17 Flips | 2 Magazines | @johnclayton1998 | Keep up with John Clayton on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “John Clayton”

Iraq seeks threefold tourism rise despite unrest

Iraq sees an average of about two million tourists a year, but with developments and improvements, that number could be raised to six million, Baha al-Mayahi, a senior adviser to the Iraqi tourism ministry, told the AFP.<p>The capital city of Baghdad, the second largest city in the Arab world …

Middle East

Bond-themed hotel stay launched in Scotland

The five-star Isle of Eriska Hotel has launched a James Bond Escape package to celebrate 50 years of the movie franchise.<p>On arrival at Edinburgh airport, budding Bonds will be given the keys to an Aston Martin DB9, along with a recommended route map, taking in Rannoch Moor and Glencoe - a location …

Scotland

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

Rio 2016: the Olympic venues – artists' impressions

First published on Thu 1 Aug 2013 13.08 EDT

The physics of Spain

Even at the seaside, science is all around you<p>I went to Spain for a short holiday last week. I was hoping to get a break from science but I failed.<p>The weather was beautifully sunny and I spent many an hour in or near the water at the little coastal village of Cadaqués. I read, swam, strolled, …

Most expensive car hire destinations revealed

Research from the Post Office calculated the cost of a week’s basic car hire, combined with two extras payable on arrival (Excess Waiver Insurance and an additional driver) and the price of a tank of unleaded petrol.<p>Florida was revealed as the destination with the cheapest hire on average, at a …

Moldova: embracing its status as Europe's least-visited country

Being declared Europe's least visited country, with some researcher thoughtfully providing the spirit-wilting data showing only 9000 international arrivals in 2011, would probably cause most countries to plop down in the middle of the room and scream about how life is so unfair. Moldova is doing …

Swimming in Europe: interactive map of the best places to go | News | theguardian.com

Travel Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

email-21px

For the bohemian traveller, Canada's Southern Gulf Islands are home to a chilled-out British Columbia vibe http://bbc.in/15HcOQN

How Do You Close an Embassy? Ambassador Ryan Crocker Explains

Closures in the Mideast and North Africa may become more commonplace.<p><b>What does it mean to "close" an embassy? It's not simply a case of flicking off the lights and locking the door.</b><p>The United States temporarily closed nearly two-dozen embassies and consulates last week, mostly in North Africa and …

Travel Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Meet a traveller: Bernadette Jedlinski, 100 countries (and counting)

It’s our global community of travellers that makes Lonely Planet awesome, and we never tire of hearing about your travel adventures.<p>So when we saw this photo of Bernadette Jedlinski’s incredible collection of Lonely Planet guides, submitted to our Facebook album, we had to hear more. Bernadette …