Archive for December, 2016


The essential guide to Wyoming’s national parks

December 31st, 2016 by

As the USA’s National Park Service celebrates its centenary, we’re profiling the wilderness areas it manages.Today: The national parks of Wyoming . . . Grand Teton National Park “This is how mountains are supposed to look.”…

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Flight attendants share the shocking secrets that passengers don’t know

December 31st, 2016 by

When boarding a plane we put all of our trust into the cabin crew believing that what we see is what we get.However, in a new thread on reddit, flight attendants and other airline workers have revealed some secrets of the industry…

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How to fly business class for $8

December 31st, 2016 by

Business class is usually reserved for well-to-do executives or film stars, but a blogger has revealed how the average traveller can score a seat in the lap of luxury.Brian Kelly, 32, recently flew non-stop from New York to Accra,…

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Learning to make paella in Barcelona

December 30th, 2016 by

Of course we know the Spanish rice dish paella, we tell our Barcelona chef. It is the colour of a Mediterranean sunrise, a coral red or saffron yellow.Chef Rosa Camprodon shakes her head. Or maybe that’s a shudder. She is our instructor…

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New Zealand offers plenty of places to get close to nature

December 30th, 2016 by

It’s time for New Year resolutions – and it’s a fair bet many of us will want to get back to nature in 2017.Helpfully, Forest & Bird has released a list of 10 place families can do just that.Many of New Zealand’s hidden treasures…

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The essential guide to South Carolina’s Congaree National Park

December 29th, 2016 by

As the USA’s National Park Service celebrates its centenary, we’re profiling the wilderness areas it manages.Today: South Carolina’s sole national park . . . Congaree National Park “The largest old-growth bottomland forest…

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Flight attendants reveal their most bizarre moments

December 29th, 2016 by

From vomiting passengers to mile-high call girls, there are very few things that flight attendants haven’t seen while flying around the world.In a new thread on Reddit , anonymous cabin crew and other airline employees have revealed…

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The essential guide to Texas’ national parks

December 28th, 2016 by

As the USA’s National Park Service celebrates its centenary, we’re profiling the wilderness areas it manages.Today: The national parks of Texas . . . Big Bend National Park “No other national park has this combination of size…

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The world’s most over-rated places

December 28th, 2016 by

Los Angeles He had a bulletproof vest and a gun. It seemed I was guilty of something, he just had to find out what. Welcome to LAX Customs in Los Angeles.Maybe I’ve watched too many post-apocalyptic movies lately but upon leaving…

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New Zealanders catch the $10 billion travel bug

December 27th, 2016 by

New Zealanders are forecast to keep up their multi billion-dollar spending spree on overseas travel next year after they have spent about $10 billion on trips during the past year.The increase in the number of air routes and strong…

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