7 of the weirdest sculpture parks in the world

Aug 24, 2014 No Comments

When most people think of sculptures, classics like Rodin’s The Thinker or Michelangelo’s David come to mind, not gigantic hands or underwater goddesses. We’ve collected a list of parks across the globe that are home to some of the strangest, most off-the-wall sculptures you can imagine. From Man Throwing Babies to 1001 Nights built from […]

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How Bermuda is reinventing itself

Jul 28, 2014 No Comments

As an island that’s become synonymous with honeymooners and pensioners, Estella Shardlow investigates whether Bermuda has anything new to offer the modern traveller. My hands are slipping and my biceps are aching. Beneath me there’s a 10ft drop onto a rocky surface. Banyan hang all around in thick tendrils, enveloping the soaring trunks of their […]

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Explore Europe on a barge cruise

May 13, 2014 No Comments

A barge is a small, flat-bottomed boat built for carrying freight. Many of these interesting boats have been renovated into intimate, floating B&Bs. The barges explore the historic canals, rivers and lakes of France and other European countries in spring, summer and early fall. The barges — some quite luxuriously outfitted — carry only four […]

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Get wet at the top five water parks in the Caribbean

May 13, 2014 No Comments

In some ways the Caribbean is one huge water park, with azure seas, waterfall hikes, river rafting and surfing. Sometimes, though, a vacationer is looking for that extra level of water-based adrenaline. That’s where water parks come in, with their free-fall slides delivering unexpected twists and turns. While water parks are constantly trying to outdo […]

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8 amazing American caves

May 13, 2014 No Comments

Far beneath our feet, amazing caverns yawn and twist. The heart of anyone who stumbles on one must race with the thrill of discovery as well as a terror of encountering creatures in the dark. Formed by geological processes over thousands of years, caves in the United States were often used by Native Americans well before […]

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U.S. Trips to Russia Fall Amid Conflict

May 08, 2014 No Comments

As spring blooms across Eastern Europe, the specter of a widening conflict between the Kremlin and Ukraine is causing some Western travelers to cancel their trips to Russia and spoiling high expectations among hotels and tour operators for the summer travel season. Valery Korovkin, the head of international cooperation at the Federal Agency for Tourism […]

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