Tag: Travel

Travel

Dial, Drive, Die.

Experienced adults were more than twice as likely to crash or have a near miss when dialing a cell phone as when they did not dial and drive...

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Dragon Paths and Pilgrimages

At a time when many of us experience a profound sense of disconnection or even alienation from the land, we need more modern pilgrimages...

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Ridin’ the Rhodesian Rails

Maybe a cow on the track, or an elephant. We're certainly far enough out to see some. Sterling Carter enjoys the scenery on a rail journey through Zimbabwe....

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Bombino : The Magic Hat [Live]

This is the music of the desert, the kind played around a fire while the stars shine brighter than anywhere else in the world....

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Detroit : How Good is it Really?

Get in while the dirt and the grime is still a part of the city. You can’t understand Detroit without it, and once it’s gone, the city will be that much poorer....

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Killer Australian Beaches. Not in a Good Way.

Rip currents claim more lives in Australia on average each year than bushfires, floods, cyclones and sharks combined. But probably fewer than funnelwebs, crocs, snakes r disgruntled 'Bra Boys....

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Ride the Wild Surf

California is quite simply projecting the dreams of a dying Sun God into the ether...

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Detroit : Just how bad is it really?

How did Detroit go from industrial behemoth to Mad Max-inspired wasteland? Does it really play host to a secret race of mole-people? Just how bad is it really?...

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Gonzo Bikery in Huntington Beach

To be truthful we built the bike as an inside joke. A thumb in the air to every motorcycle cool guy trope we've ever come across. ...

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Peru Maravilloso [Album]

If the material is jaunty and lacking in nose-flutes it is because this is a reflection of Peruvian popular music in the 60s/70s, not some anthropological/musicological quest for an imposed...

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The People on the Bus

She didn't want to talk to anyone, in case they tried to sell her into slavery. I assured her that if she wanted to speak to me, that I would get the best price I could...

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Cashed Out, Classed Out: Harare Edition

Every once in a while, with a little luck, and no shame, you can have a killer night for less than the price of a cup of coffee...

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The Endless Inferno Under Centralia

Centralia, less than three hours from Times Square, stands empty. The emissions break through the ground like fists of mustard gas....

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Collecting Gauguin: Samuel Courtauld

Courtauld literally lived with his collections and so it was the physical composition of the work (such as Gauguin) itself wherein his main interests lay ...

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Protect the Precious

Coordinate Gear: use the discount code 'Trebuchet' and get 10% off the checkout price of outdoor level camera bags (offer ends 17th June)....

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People Organize Daily Travel Efficiently

Study shows that people organise their daily travel efficiently - so why not sleep in a bit more. ...

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Democracy and Dubai Shopping Trips ; An Academic in Africa

I would suggest that the fear of violent reprisal, or the knowledge that casting your vote made no difference because the seat had already been bought would lead some to conclude that they were not...

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GPS improved by 90%

Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid have developed a new system which improves the ability of a GPS to determine a vehicle's position as compared to that of conventional GPS devices by up...

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GM Tobacco Plants Treat Rabies

Smoking tobacco might be bad for your health, but a genetically altered version of the plant might provide a relatively inexpensive cure for the deadly rabies virus....

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Nick Cave / MBV at Primavera Sound

Optimus Primavera Sound reveals the line up of its second edition that will take place from the 30th May to the 1st June in the Parque da Ciudade in Porto....

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Perps and Papers: An Academic in Africa

A lot of unhappy rumbling, and us standing around trying to look as serious and threatening as we possibly could. ...

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Nick Cave News: New Album, Intimate Tour.

Ahead of the latest 2013 release 'Push the Sky Away' Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will perform in very atmospheric venues in London, Paris, Berlin and LA....

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You’re Kidding! Portuguese Goat Stew [Recipe]

Just taste it. A warming hug of a stew, but with all of the ornery attitude, cunning, fastidiousness and bravado of the animal that went into it....

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Moustaches and Marking: An Academic in Africa

Saharan dust that turns the air a shade of orange and covers everything (including the inside of your lungs) in a thick layer of grit. And the sunsets are amazing. ...

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James Herbert: Ash [Audiobook]

Suddenly, what should have been a relaxing holiday in an area of stark natural beauty became a torturous experience, as if we were trapped in an overlong horror novel with too much description and...

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New Galaxy Found! and it glows green…

Many galaxies have a giant black hole at their centre that causes the gas around it to glow. However, in the case of green bean galaxies, the entire galaxy is glowing, not just the centre....

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Singapore’s Affordable Art

I’ve been slowly unraveling the mazes of subtle complexities in the art world here, and one of the first events to land on Singaporean soil as I did was the Affordable Art Fair....

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Into the Appalachians [Tour Diary]

'A single lane road etched through this land that’s not the north, or south, that's forgotten by the east but far from the west. If you pointed a rifle at the vast nothing that encompasses the...

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Great Walls of Fire! Psychobilly goes Chinese

Hot dang if these Asian dudes aren't slamming out some of that much talked about psychobilly music....

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Festival de Musique Emergente, Quebec

Held in Rouyn – Noranda and now in its tenth year Festival de Musique Emergente, otherwise known as Emerging Music Festival, itself emerged as an elegant solution to a local problem. Generous,...

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