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36 Hours in Rennes and St.-Malo2h Updated 36 Hours in Rennes and St.-Malo
How to spend a weekend in two of northwest France’s most enchanting cities, with a side-trip to Mont-St.-Michel.
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2h Updated House Hunting in … the Czech Republic
In the capital city of Prague, developmental red tape and high construction costs have led to short supply and rising prices.
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In Defense of Sea Gulls: They’re Smart, and They Co-Parent, 50/50 All the Way4h Updated In Defense of Sea Gulls: They’re Smart, and They Co-Parent, 50/50 All the Way
Besides, if people weren’t such slobs, gulls would never have learned about French fries.
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Attention, Budget-Watchers: 4 Canadian Alternatives to U.S. Hot Spots6h Updated Attention, Budget-Watchers: 4 Canadian Alternatives to U.S. Hot Spots
From Toronto to British Columbia: culture, beauty, great food and savings everywhere you look.
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Exploring Lebanon’s Green Side11h Exploring Lebanon’s Green Side
Sustainable practices are gaining traction across this Middle Eastern country as international tourism is on the rise.
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Marriott and Hilton Sued Over ‘Resort Fees,’ Long a Bane for Travelers11h Marriott and Hilton Sued Over ‘Resort Fees,’ Long a Bane for Travelers
The attorneys general of Washington, D.C., and Nebraska accused the hotel chains of deceiving travelers by failing to include the fees in their published room rates.
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Good nature: citizen science trips and holidays in the UK15h Good nature: citizen science trips and holidays in the UK
Passionate about wildlife and nature? These surveys and activities offer volunteers a close-up of our fauna and flora while helping to safeguard the environment Forestry England’s Big Forest Find is the country’s largest survey of forest wildlife. Volunteers can download the free
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Zika Was Soaring Across Cuba. Few Outside the Country Knew.16h Updated Zika Was Soaring Across Cuba. Few Outside the Country Knew.
The mosquito-borne virus spread through the island in 2017, but global health officials failed to sound the alarm.
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At Mao’s Beach, China’s Leaders Still Make History as Lifeguards Hide From the Sun18h Updated At Mao’s Beach, China’s Leaders Still Make History as Lifeguards Hide From the Sun
China’s top officials still come to Mao’s favorite beach to make fateful decisions, but now, the general public also tries to squeeze into a spot on the sand, even if many avoid sunbathing.
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Art, Exercise or a Nap? All Could Be Yours During a Long Layover21h Updated Art, Exercise or a Nap? All Could Be Yours During a Long Layover
Eager to lure travelers, U.S. airports are increasing amenities to include culture, fitness and even the opportunity to commune with a little nature.
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In Cuba, a ‘Hidden’ Zika Outbreak23h Updated In Cuba, a ‘Hidden’ Zika Outbreak
The mosquito-borne virus spread through the island in 2017, but global health officials failed to sound the alarm.
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Ready for a 19-Hour Flight? Tests to Start on New York-to-Sydney Route28h Ready for a 19-Hour Flight? Tests to Start on New York-to-Sydney Route
Qantas will make three test runs from New York and London to Sydney to check the effects of what could become the world’s longest direct flights.
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Great parks and green spaces in the UK: readers’ travel tips34h Great parks and green spaces in the UK: readers’ travel tips
Sensory playgrounds for children, a second world war airfield converted into a deer park, and an ever-changing stretch of coastline are among your favourites Skirting the southern edge of Manchester, Turn Moss and Chorlton water meadows offer a huge swathe of countryside just five miles from the city centre. Bisected by the River Mersey, they are home to at least 67 species of birds, and the rare Daubenton’s bat. During the second world war, mock housing and factory buildings were built of plywood on Turn Moss as decoys to distract German bombers from nearby factories. The area still sports a historic hedge marking the traditional boundary between Lancashire and Cheshire. It was threatened last year with construction by Gary Neville’s Salford City FC, but a local grassroots campaign successfully fought to keep this green space open to all.
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Qantas to test direct London to Sydney flights on new Dreamliners35h Qantas to test direct London to Sydney flights on new Dreamliners
Qantas aims to operate regular, non-stop commercial flights from the Australian east coast cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to London and New York as part of its Project Sunrise.
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39h Updated Midway Through His Year, Our 52 Places Traveler Answers Readers’ Questions
Milestones lend themselves to reflection, so we took the opportunity to slow down and tap you, fellow travelers, for questions you might have about my journey.
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How to Plan In Case Things Go Wrong39h Updated How to Plan In Case Things Go Wrong
Nothing bad is going to happen while you’re on vacation … probably.
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In Southern Appalachia, Searching for the ‘Big Bang’ of Country Music39h Updated In Southern Appalachia, Searching for the ‘Big Bang’ of Country Music
More than 90 years ago, recordings in a hat warehouse in Bristol, Tenn., unleashed a quintessentially American musical form.
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Boats and beach huts: a family holiday on Denmark’s Ærø island39h Boats and beach huts: a family holiday on Denmark’s Ærø island
A Danish camping break … with three generations under canvas. It may not sound fun but this picturesque island makes it a memorable escape from ‘reality’ There’s a thrill attached to going somewhere by boat. An expanse of open water separates “real life” from ice-cream-for-breakfast holiday mode, offering a much-needed mental and physical distance from the daily grind. Boarding a ferry from the mainland to a small island famed for its beer and beach huts makes for an even greater thrill. Our destination was Ærø, a picturesque island off the south-east coast of Denmark with a population of around 6,000. It is a popular wedding destination and, since 2015, it’s had another attraction, too. On top of the sands at Ærø’s
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70-Year-Old Man Wins 1,000-Kilometer Horse Race in Mongolia39h Updated 70-Year-Old Man Wins 1,000-Kilometer Horse Race in Mongolia
“Preparation trumps youth,” said the winner, Bob Long, who “hated” to think that he couldn’t complete the Mongol Derby, a grueling contest across the steppes of Mongolia.
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