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Solar Impulse 2 RTW : Second Test Flight AbuDhabi

Could solar powered planes be the future for air travel?

Two Swiss pilots completed the first ever round-the-world flight using only the power of the sun to power their airplane, the Solar Impulse 2.
Piggy Bank

Six tips to enjoy luxury travel on a budget

Just because you have a limited budget does not mean you can't travel in style. Here are six top tips for the aspirational budget traveller.
Airport car park

When good travel plans go bad at the airport

Murphy's law states that if something can go wrong, it will. My airport travel check-list was complete. But then all went wrong. Here's what happened.
Yucatan jay birds on the balcony of Fairmont Mayacoba

Mexico: Fairmont Mayakoba

Mayakoba is an incredible creation. Before you get up in arms about man changing the face of nature, I can report that what they have done is sensational.
Western Wall and the old city of Jerusalem

Why UNESCO must retain the culture and heritage of the Western Wall in its...

UNESCO's contentious decision to remove all references of Jewish ties to the Western Wall will, in effect ignore 2,000 years of Jewish history.
Astley Clarke Friendship Bracelets

The festival of Rakhi and a symbol of friendship

With the Rakhi festival upon us, all attention turns to the tradition of giving of a friendship bracelet.
Dash robot concierge at the Crown Plaza

Can robots really run our hotels?

Robots are slowly taking over hotels and cruises, but are they actually doing a better job than humans?
Swastika on a building in Seoul

Why we shouldn’t ban the swastika

Japanese authorities have mooted a plan to update their maps and replace the swastika with an inoffensive three-tiered pagoda.
new york central park in winter frozen lake

Why New York is a great winter destination – just wrap up warmly

New York between January and February offers better value for money than at any other time of the year and the lack of queues and crowds is blissful.
London phone box

Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner… but I doubt it

Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner that I love London so, but then again, perhaps it’s because London is just so lovable.

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