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The Churchill We Misremember

Last weekend I saw “Darkest Hour,” the biopic about Winston Churchill’s early prime ministerial days in 1940, and liked it less than I’d expected to. …

America's coolest small towns 2015 | CNN Travel

Travel

10 incredible day trips from Vancouver

There's so much to see and do in Vancouver that you might forget to check out what the surrounding area has to offer. A transport hub with great access to the rest of BC, Vancouver is the perfect jumping-off point for day trips into the region. Here are our top 10 escapes from the city.<p>Steveston<p>An …

Western Canada

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Hiking

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Hiking

Tour Companies That Give Both An Israeli And Palestinian Perspective

To provide tourists with a diverse perspective of the region, some tour companies are starting to include both Israeli and Palestinian guides, who …

Feel the Love in Philly

<i>From art to cinema, and from spas to breweries, this is how to feel the love in Philadelphia.</i><p>By Jessica Lopez, Philadelphia editor for Where<p>From dramatic shows and majestic murals, to romantic dinners and seasonal brews, there's something for everyone to love about Philadelphia, whether you're in …

Travel

Riding Ecuador’s 'railway in the sky' in style

Anyone for the Avenue of the Volcanoes? How about traversing the Devil's Nose? They might sound intimidating, if not downright risky, but Ecuador’s <i>Tren Crucero</i>, or 'Cruise Train', passes both as it winds its way from Quito high in the Andes to Guayaquil down on the Pacific coast. Since the service …

South America

Discovering Jordan

Jordan is home to the well-known UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Petra and Wadi Rum. These sites have been inhabited by many cultures over thousands of years but are perhaps best known for their connection to Lawrence of Arabia and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Or perhaps it was the British …

Amman

22 Reasons You Should Visit Nashville Now

There's a reason that Nashville has been named one of the 52 places to go in 2014 by the New York Times.<p>Nashville is, increasingly, the perfect blend of its historic country roots and its hipster and rock & roll present. It's a strange juxtaposition, certainly, that the land of Elvis and Dolly is …

Southern New Hampshire University: How Paul LeBlanc’s tiny school has become a giant of higher education.

Five years ago, Southern New Hampshire University was a 2,000-student private school struggling against declining enrollment, poor name recognition, …

The Ascent of Money

• <b>Author:</b> Niall Ferguson<p><b>A richly original look at the origins of money and how it makes the world go round</b><p>Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of our financial system, from its genesis in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet …

Einstein

• <b>Author:</b> Walter Isaacson<p>By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers <i>Benjamin Franklin</i> and <i>Steve Jobs</i>, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein.<p>How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his …

College & University

6 of the World's Best Budget Airlines

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Travel can be an expensive hobby -- you have to figure out where to stay, what do see and do, what to eat, and more importantly, how to get there, and all without breaking the bank. Flying can often be the priciest part of the …

Southwest Airlines

Becoming an Agile Leader

• <b>Author:</b> Victoria V. Swisher<p><i>Becoming an Agile Leader</i> explores the five key characteristics, or factors, of Learning Agility – a proven success differentiator for leaders. Agile leaders, or those with a high degree of Learning Agility, share some key characteristics including:<p>• Self-Awareness <br>• …

Heretics and Heroes

• <b>Author:</b> Thomas Cahill<p><b>From the inimitable bestselling author Thomas Cahill, another popular history—this one focusing on how the innovations of the Renaissance and the Reformation changed the Western world. A truly revolutionary book.</b> <br>In Volume VI of his acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas …

Jewish Journeys In Jerusalem

• <b>Author:</b> Jay Levinson<p>Jewish Journeys in Jerusalem: A Tourist's Guide is a travel guide designed to give tourists a Jewish experience when visiting the city. The book covers interesting background about popular sites and fascinating details about lesser-known places. How was the Talmudic era grave of …

Education Startup Udacity Bets It Can Fill The Need For More Data Scientists With New Online Degree Program

Hot on the heels of a new $37 million White House initiative designed to encourage data science work at American universities, education startup, Udacity, is responding with a data science initiative of its own. Today, the Palo Alto-based company launched an inexpensive, comprehensive degree …

10 Places To See Before They're Gone

Places, much like animals can become endangered, and some of the world's most amazing sights are gradually disappearing. Scientists say climate change has been affecting oceans, reefs, beaches, and even cities. Development is another danger for once-pristine, off-the-beaten-path spots and their …

Red Sea