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The Middle East Is So Hot Right Now That It Is Almost Beyond Human Understanding

Literally off the charts.<p><b>Temperature</b>: 100ºF<p><b>Dew Point</b>: 59ºF<p><b>Heat Index</b>: 100ºF<p><b>"Oh No I Am Melting" Index</b>: 😓😓<p>At least Beirut managed to (mostly) solve its trash problem before this heat wave struck.<p><b>Temperature</b>: 96ºF<p><b>Dew Point</b>: 75ºF<p><b>Heat Index</b>: 108ºF<p><b>"Oh No I Am Melting" Index</b>: 😓😓😓<p>These lucky folks …

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Exploring the best of Croatia's islands

Croatia’s coast is speckled with dozens of magnificent islands that range from tiny, verdant and unpopulated to massive, arid and sporting ancient towns and villages. One of the chief delights on any visit to Croatia is hopping between the islands on the numerous ferries, catamarans and taxi boats, …

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team attend two incidents within four hours

MOUNTAIN rescuers from Patterdale were called out to two incidents without hours of each other yesterday.<p>The first took place at 3.30pm when the team …

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When is the best time to visit US and Canada's National Parks?

When is the best time to visit the National Parks of the US and Canada? You might think the answer would be one of the summer months. But when we looked at the 'best time to go' picks by Lonely Planet guidebook authors for the most visited and best-known parks in the US and Canada and stacked them …

Must-Do Trip: Kayak Vancouver Island, Canada

Ultimate Adventure Bucket List: Kayaker Freya Hoffmeister's dream trip is to kayak Vancouver Island, Canada. See all our Adventure Bucket List trips.<p>To Freya Hoffmeiser, circumnavigating Vancouver Island might seem like child’s play in comparison to circling an entire continent—which is why she …

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Ghost town hunting in the American West

Nothing guarantees a Wild West adventure like exploring ghost towns, from abandoned mines where lucky prospectors once struck it rich to dusty frontier outposts where gun-toting outlaws once ran amok. Get ready to hit the (usually dirt) road out to these iconic ghost towns, most within spitting …

Balkans train journeys: travels with Tito

It’s not often that you get to enjoy a train journey through some of the most dramatic scenery in southern Europe in the company of the Queen, the former Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, the one-time Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie, and Jawaharlal Nehru, the first leader of an independent …

What The Most Successful People Do With Their Weekends

<i>By Laura Vanderkam</i><p>The author of What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend shows us how to have more get-up-and-get-ahead during the rest of the week.<p><b>1. They Don’t Keep Spinning.</b><p>Yes, successful people work a lot. Martha Stewart, for instance, has famously claimed to sleep just four hours a …

Vancouver: the world's best city?

Known for its fish and chips, Go Fish looks like a simple seaside shack. But it is worlds away from the great British chippy. For a start, my order is for a seared tuna and scallop sandwich, with avocado, roasted red peppers, organic greens and ponzu glaze. And instead of looking at the English …

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Tracing fondue’s mysterious origins

Follow the epic history of this quintessentially Swiss dish to Geneva and discover the best spots to sample the bubbling dish of melted cheese.<p>After spending a day on the snow-covered Alps, convening with friends around a pot of bubbling fondue while sipping a glass of chilled white wine, is the …

Rocketing Into the Grand Canyon's Great Unknown

IF YOU EVER take a guided river trip through the Grand Canyon, your guides are likely to tell you the story of Kenton Grua, Rudi Petschek, and Steve “Wren” Reynolds. These men are legends in the tight-knit fraternity of canyon boatmen, largely because of an adventure they embarked on in late June …

Dubai police unveil Lamborghini Aventador, world’s costliest patrol car

Police in Dubai are putting British panda cars – and Gene Hunt’s Ford Cortina – in the shade by adding a £350,000 Lamborghini to their fleet.<p>The …