Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park: The Best New Year’s Eve!

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The light from the headlamps of my car picks out the yellow lines in the road and, a moment later, a strange white glow on the sides of the road. Everything else outside my windscreen is black: the tar on the road and the dark of the night have merged into a single opaque mass. …

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Sneaking Into Spreepark

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I freeze, at what could have been the slight sound of a twig snapping. Was it just my imagination? Sweat beads on my brow. As I wait, I sense the clincher: the woodland noises have all stopped and I can hear, in the distance, guttural German voices drawing closer. My hand goes up, signaling Iris, …

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Rocking It Out In Budapest

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Budapest is a pretty city – straddling the Danube, it grew up as two separate cities: hilly, rich Buda and flat, poorer but more artistic Pest. This state of affairs remained until the denizens of the city built the first of many bridges – the Chain bridge – across the Danube and united the two …

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Prague In The Summer Sun

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Prague in the summertime is glorious. It’s a city of spires and ancient towers, so when the sun is out, all those famous 1,000 points are glistening and glinting in the sun. The bright red and orange and yellow roof tiles are clean after the rain and the entire population of the city seems to …

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A Day In Vienna

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If you ever want to put your sense of independence of thought to test, you should travel for a couple of months through Europe. For backpackers and more conventional tourists alike, Europe is where you can lose your sense of individuality. You are herded en masse from one historic site, palace, statue or other civic embellishment …

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