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What to do on Greenland’s west coast

What to do on Greenland’s west coast

The Arctic holds a certain mystique for intrepid travelers. The ultimate adventure, it can sound daunting and inaccessible, but nowadays you don’t have to be a legendary explorer like Amundsen and Rasmussen to see it. There might not be a direct flight from your nearest major city, but the legwork to get there is worth …

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Cinque Terre hiking trail reopening

Cinque Terre hiking trail reopening

The five villages that comprise Italy’s Cinque Terre are famous for their colorful aesthetic and picturesque, cliffside location. One of their many charms is that cars are not permitted in the villages, meaning visitors often find themselves hiking between towns. Now, one of the most popular hiking trails is scheduled to reopen after being closed …

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Wellness retreats around the world

Wellness retreats around the world

Yoga is everywhere. The ancient practice is the media darling of the wellness world. And if you’re one of those people who feels anything from mild tension to gut-tightening panic at the thought of stepping on a mat, you can’t help but feel left out. But have no fear, reluctant yogis, the world of wellness …

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All-female Delta flight for WING

All-female Delta flight for WING

Since we don’t typically see our pilots, it can be surprising to learn that only seven percent of pilots in the US are women. Perhaps even more surprising — there are zero female flight navigators. One initiative is looking to change that for the future. To celebrate Girls in Aviation Day, Delta operated a flight …

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Manchester guide for sports lovers

Manchester guide for sports lovers

It’s no stretch to say that sports fans travel from around the world to visit Manchester. For many years, the biggest draw in town was Manchester United, the soccer club that, in the 1990s, cemented an already prestigious history with a decade of Red Devil dominance. It was an era that made icons of players …

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Ethical chocolate company scorecard

Ethical chocolate company scorecard

You may think that when it comes to chocolate, there’s no such thing as a bad decision. But the chocolate brand you choose to patronize matters a lot. According to the US Department of Labor, over two million children in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire work in hazardous conditions growing cocoa and make less than $1 …

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The best things to do in Nara, Japan

The best things to do in Nara, Japan

The picturesque city of Nara lies in the Kansai region of Japan, forming a triangle with its more famous neighbors of Kyoto and Osaka. As the country’s first permanent capital, it’s a city with a huge historical and cultural significance — as is evidenced by its eight impressive UNESCO World Heritage sites. Yet somehow Nara …

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Best outdoors in Krabi, Thailand

Best outdoors in Krabi, Thailand

In the last few years, Phuket has become one of the more well-known parts of Thailand. Yet, of late, over-tourism has dulled Phuket’s sparkle. But it’s not the only Thai destination where you can marvel at white-sand beaches, decorative longtail boats, and striking island towers that seem to surge out of the water. You can …

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World’s oldest travel guide on show

World’s oldest travel guide on show

It might seem like travelogues, how-to lists, and trip-planning articles are a relatively modern business, but travel guides actually date back to the 15th century. Indeed, the world’s oldest known travel guide was written by Bernhard von Breydenbach in 1486, and now it’s on display at the British Museum. The guide was written after Breydenbach’s …

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Notre Dame, Ghanian trees proposal

Notre Dame, Ghanian trees proposal

There have been all kinds of creative solutions proposed to rebuild parts of Notre Dame, after its spire and roof were devastated by a blaze in April, but using wood from an underwater forest might actually be the most effective. A Ghanian company called Kete Krachi Timber Recovery believes that wood from the massive tropical …

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