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A road trip toward holiday nirvana

Kate Armstrong takes on one of the world’s most iconic road trips, reliving memories of coconut oil aromas and honouring the soldiers for whom the route was built.<p>Between 1919 and 1932, 3,000 returned Australian WWI soldiers and sailors toiled with picks, shovels and carts to complete a daunting …

The mother of all the sling shots

Can you imagine, what must have been the first deadly weapon that allowed a man to kill wild animals, far superior in running speeds to him from a …

What Happened When I Replaced Coffee With 30 Seconds of Exercise

A few pushups can give you the same mental boost as a cup of joe. So next time you need a jolt at the office, considering skipping the Keurig machine …

Mini guide to architecture in Madrid

Monuments to rival Paris, Rome and Barcelona<p>From the heart of the old city to the showpiece architecture, Madrid can rival Paris, Rome and Barcelona for the breadth of its monuments. Start your tour in Paseo del Prado, a beautiful boulevard lined with museums and gardens.<p><b>Parque del Buen Retiro</b> <br>Laid …

European Travel

World-Famous Architects Design Dollhouses For New Charity Project

World-famous architects build highly creative miniature homes to benefit a children’s charity.<p>Tucked away in the attic of our minds, we all have an …

When India Failed in the Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

Under attack from a terror assault in Mumbia’s fanciest hotel on November 26, 2008, India failed to respond with speed, coordination, or proper …

In India, Size is Everything

If Narendra Modi, the hopeful future prime minister of India, has his way, the country will build the largest statue in the world. With any luck it …

Halloween in Deepavali

Three or four days ago, we were discussing after dinner, what should be the menu for lunch on the first day of the Deepavali, the festival of lights. …

A new business idol

INDIAN industry is in a funk and has decided that one man is the answer. “We’re waiting for NaMo,” says a tycoon. It is only a slight exaggeration to …

How do bike-sharing schemes shape cities?

NEXT month a so-called "brand new means of transport" will be launched in Copenhagen: the bicycle. GoBike, Europe's latest bike-sharing scheme, will …

A brunch-lover’s guide to New York City

Ahh, brunch. One part omelette, two parts mimosa, three parts coffee – life’s sweet distraction when the workweek is nigh. Though not a uniquely New York 'thing' <i>per se</i>, there’s no other city that takes its breakfast-lunch combustion quite as seriously as the Big Apple and every visitor should take …

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New York City's top shopping strips

<i>This is an excerpt from the Shopping chapter of Lonely Planet's</i> <i>New York City</i> <i>guide.</i><p>To the question ‘Where do I shop?’, NYC answers ‘How much you got?’ Well-funded shoppers head to Midtown’s Fifth Ave and the Upper East Side’s Madison Ave. SoHo has high-end boutiques stocking the wares of …

Difference Engine: Pay up or shut up

THE on-going saga of Google sweeping up people’s Wi-Fi transmissions—as its Street View vehicles trundled around the world, snapping panoramic …