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A youth revolt in France boosts the far right

Published on April 19, 2017<p><b>LA BAZOCHE-GOUET, France</b><p>Songbirds flitted among the redbud trees. The wind tickled yellow flowers in fields of rapeseed. The medieval church clock clanged on the hour.<p>Otherwise all was still in this one-boulangerie town in the French countryside when Marine Le Pen strode …

Europe

The new type of hotel rescuing Italy's hill villages

The alberghi diffusi model is revitalising dwindling communities across Italy by repurposing their unused buildings into ‘scattered hotels’. Our writer lives like a local in a few of these hamlet gems. Scroll down for more<p>It was an unusual invasion: well-to-do people, most speaking strange tongues, …

Italy

How to live like a billionaire on the cheap

From private islands that can be yours for as little as £100,000, to yachts and jets to rent for just £90 a pop, the luxury lifestyle isn’t so exclusive after all<p><b>The private island</b><p>If you’re struggling to get a mortgage, paying exorbitant rental prices, or simply in need of a getaway, why not follow …

10 tips for writing travel articles

1: Have a clear storyline<p>A trip is not a story in itself, it’s just a series of events. Some of these events will be interesting (you made it up …

Why Break a World Record?

To make it into Guinness World Records, people have braved extreme conditions, baked any number of jumbo-sized foods, and done extraordinary things to their facial hair. What’s the appeal of being the best at an arbitrary contest?<p>Earlier this week, Stuart Sobeske, a high-school student from …

World Records

The world's best places for extreme eating

Here’s where to wrangle the world’s weirdest foodstuffs into your stomach.<p>1. Rocky Mountain oysters, Montana, USA<p>Seafood in Montana? Uh, not exactly. Also known as prairie oysters, calf fries, cowboy caviar, and swinging beef, Rocky Mountain oysters are actually the deep-fried testicles of young …

Hong Kong

Female Photographer Imagines Her Life with Dozens of Different Partners in ‘Self Portraits with Men’

Who do you want to be? Or, more accurately, who could you have been? Czech photographer Dita Pepe takes these musings quite literally, re-imaging her …

How to Fall in Love With the World

<b>It’s a sultry summer night in Paris.</b> You’ve had a dinner of <i>biftek-frites</i> and Burgundy with friends in the Quartier Latin and while they’ve opted for the Métro, you impetuously decide to wander on foot instead to the apartment you’ve rented for the month. You amble through Île Saint-Louis, listening …

Nature

Top 10 outdoor activities in San Francisco

Explore San Francisco's outdoor spaces, parks and beaches and you'll be in a world of walks, public art and … street slides<p>Ocean Beach<p>San Francisco's longest beach is also its most reliable surf spot. When the swells are right, hundreds of surfers in black wet suits bob offshore, waiting for their …

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Italian food in Italy: not your mamma's meatballs

Listen closely when your jet touches down in Italy, and you may hear the rumble of some 500 stomachs getting prepared for a proper feast. Italian is arguably the most popular cuisine worldwide, and with good reason: Italy has a population of just 60.6 million, but there are another 30 million …

Holiday food: how to find the best restaurants abroad

Food can be one of the best things about a holiday – or one of the worst. Do you research restaurants before you go away, and if so, where do you get your recommendations?<p>For those who live their lives in perpetual anticipation of the next meal, eating out abroad presents a fleeting chance to …

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