Shawn Tidd

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Essential Road Trip Wisdom

A good road trip involves a certain amount of improvisation. But the best ones require the right strategy and a few essentials. These eight pieces of advice will start you on the right path.<p>1. Arm your phone<p>The best app for a long haul is Roadtrippers, which will plan your route, estimate fuel …

RVs

First printed book in English sold for over £1m

<b>A 540-year-old book, known as the first to be printed in the English language, has sold at auction for more than £1m.</b><p>The Recuyell of the Histories of Troye is a version of a French book written around 1463.<p>It was translated over a three-year period by William Caxton, who pioneered the printing …

Tyneside

Titanic violin fetches £900,000 record price

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1020000/1020724_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524677378_96f71f3f7a5412d0d7542ed6e113df3c<p><b>The violin that was apparently played to calm passengers on the Titanic as it sank was sold for £900,000 in just 10 minutes at auction in Wiltshire.</b><p>It …

Violin

The death of the French baguette?

Consumption of the Gallic staple is in steady decline, resulting in a national campaign to get the country back to the bakery.<p>Bread is a staple of French gastronomy, but due to a decline in baguette consumption, the French Bakers’ Lobby has launched a campaign to get people eating more loaves.<p>The …

France

Paris Journal V: Croque Monsieur

The croque monsieur is a delicious sandwich made from ham and melted cheese. You can also have the jambon which is composed of ham and fresh baguette, freely spread with butter. But one of us is going to croke one day, monsieur and it's something that could happen precisely when you are eating …

Normandy Pointe du Hoc - France

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France

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

Sportswear Brand Embraces Content Marketing With 8 European City Guides

Why Minecraft is more than just another video game

<b>Minecraft's creators revealed this week that the blocky freeform building game has 33 million users. It can easily become an obsession.</b><p>"You've exceeded your usage allowance," read the email from my ISP.<p>I was pretty sure I hadn't but I know a couple of people, my two boys, who might have done it for …

Minecraft

Long-term travel: top tips for a fulfilling trip

Most of us have fantasised about ditching the daily grind of the office job and domestic duties for a one-way ticket to happiness. Now more people are taking action in striving for a more meaningful existence, and travel is at the top of the list.<p>The ease of leveraging digital technology is giving …

Travel

The Hell of Verdun

Next year will mark the centennial of the start of World War I. And 2016 will be the centennial of the Battle of Verdun. I visited the Verdun battlefield site (in France) with an excellent local guide, who helped me come up with this expanded description for the new edition of my France …

The 25 Best Road Trips For Nerds

Need to get in touch with your inner science nerd?<p>In this month's issue of Popular Science Magazine, writers Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley have compiled a list of their top 25 road trip destinations to spark scientific curiosity -- after 16 months of touring 150 of the built, natural, and …

8 Classic Tourist Photos You Just Have To Take

Whether you're camera shy or a shutter bug, photographs are likely a big part of your travel routine. You can't forget to pack your camera (or, these days, your camera phone) and you'll probably be sick of posing by the end of your trip.<p>What kind of photos do you want to take? Do you stick to the …

The Site of Hitler's Bunker

14 Totally Bizarre Amusement Parks Around The World

The roller coasters. The Ferris Wheels. The illegal border crossings.<p>Yes, there's a park based around that theme.<p>There's a huge assortment of bizarre amusement parks around the world.<p>From mermaid performances to a Soviet era-themed world, we rounded up the world's strangest amusement park …

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The Best European Cities To Visit This Summer

Planning a European getaway this summer?<p>These cities are some of our top picks for the summer months. Whether you'd rather chill on Barcelona's beaches or explore Rome's many outdoor ruins, warm weather makes all the difference in these spots.<p><b>Barcelona, Spain</b><p>Barcelona is one of Europe's most …

Refillable Canned Air Hack!

Secret of Usain Bolt's speed unveiled

<b>Scientists say they can explain Usain Bolt's extraordinary speed with a mathematical model.</b><p>His 100m time of 9.58 seconds during the 2009 World Championships in Berlin is the current world record.<p>They say their model explains the power and energy he had to expend to overcome drag caused by air …

Marathons

14 Tips to Make the Most of Your Trip to Paris

As Audrey Hepburn famously said in the film <i>Sabrina</i>, "Paris is always a good idea." We couldn't agree more.<p>Whether you know it as the city of light, love or one of your bucket list destinations, Paris will leave you longing to return for more.<p>Our deal experts have strolled along the Champs-Elysees, …

Six Random Travel Tips You’ll Love

<b>1. Plan your flights, not your schedule –</b> Everyone always seems to want to find the best last minute deal, confident that they’ll discover the sale …

Embrace embarrassment - learn a second language!

So you wanna learn a second language during your stay abroad? Sure, classes, textbooks and flashcards work - but we've got some tips for busting through the I-sound-ridiculous-so-I'm-not-going-to-say-anything level to Oh-my-god-I'm-speaking-and-people-understand-me level. It'll take hard work. …

Language Learning

9 Tips to Make Sure Museums and Galleries are Never Boring - Vagabondish

I have to confess something: when I first started traveling, I found a lot of museums and art galleries to be pretty boring. And I know I’m not the …

The ultimate in space-saving travel tech

Trying to keep it to carry-on? This list of essential and compact travel gadgets and tips will make your trip easier – and your luggage lighter – without skimping on fun and convenience.<p>'Travel Gear' by Eric Ritchey. Creative Commons Sharealike Attribution licence<p><b>Ebook reader</b><p>Books are beautiful, …

Richard III tomb: Cathedral confirms £1m plan

<b>Richard III will be laid to rest beneath a raised tomb inside a remodelled Leicester cathedral.</b><p>The remains of the king, who died in battle in 1485, were discovered by archaeologists under a city car park in September.<p>Church officials, who had originally favoured a simpler floor level slab, said the …

Archaeology

The Spiritual Traveler (Or How to Make It Through Your Trip Without Going Nuts)

Have you ever noticed that despite being a spiritual person -- or a good person -- it all goes out the window when you hit that airport security line? Perhaps that's what airports were designed for: to test your spiritual mettle.<p>I travel. A lot. So on my overseas trip of nearly 30 hours in the air, …

Budget airlines: getting your money's worth

Budget airlines. Low-cost carriers. Whatever you want to call them, these no-frills airlines are appealing for the most basic of reasons: wallet-friendly prices and an incredibly extensive and diverse set of flight routes. But really, do you get what you pay for?<p>The bad bits: things we love to …

The 8 Cheapest Destinations In Europe

The continent has plenty on offer that won't break your bank account, but you have to know where to look.<p>If you're strapped for cash and want the best bang for your buck, here are 8 of the best value destinations in Europe.<p>Note: The prices listed here are approximate and may fluctuate considerably …