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The Late Night, Free Cultural Event Extravaganza: European Night Of Museums 2013

The Late Night, Free Cultural Event Extravaganza: European Night Of Museums 2013 Nuit des Musées, Facebook Budget traveling night owl alert: if you're in Europe right now you don't want to miss out on the ninth annual European Night of Museums this Saturday, May 18. The idea is simple: open up museums way past their general closing hours, cut...

Archaeologists Digging At Lincoln Castle Uncover Early Christian Community

Archaeologists Digging At Lincoln Castle Uncover Early Christian Community Lincolnshire County Council Archaeologists excavating at Lincoln Castle have discovered the remains of an early Christian community, according to a Lincolnshire County Council press release. The team, which was digging inside the castle to clear the way for an elevator...

Swedes Don't Like Aggressive Beer

Swedes Don't Like Aggressive Beer Iron Maiden Beer The first piece of news is that if you're an Iron Maiden fan, there's now a beer for you. The second piece of news is that if you're going to Sweden you won't be able to drink it. Trooper, the new beer for hardcore Iron Maiden fans, is now available in...

In Fine Style: The Art Of Tudor And Stuart Fashion Opens At The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

In Fine Style: The Art Of Tudor And Stuart Fashion Opens At The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace The Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace, London, is putting on a fashion show, although the fashions are more than 400 years out of date. "In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion" examines the luxurious clothing and jewelry worn by British monarchs and...

Darwin Awards Contenders Foiled By Observant Cafe Customer

Darwin Awards Contenders Foiled By Observant Cafe Customer Four men who could have become strong candidates for this year's Darwin Awards have been saved by a Good Samaritan who was enjoying some coffee nearby. The BBC reports that a customer at a cafe in Oxwich Bay, Wales, spotted four men in a dinghy clutching onto a buoy and...

'Fake' Pilot Wanted By Police After Flying Jets To London

'Fake' Pilot Wanted By Police After Flying Jets To London An American man found guilty of working as an airline pilot without proper credentials is on the lam after he failed to appear at his sentencing hearing in England last week, the BBC is reporting. Michael Fay flew for Libya's Afriqiyah Airways on false credentials,...

Airline Hopes To Avoid Volcanic Ash Clouds With New Technology

Airline Hopes To Avoid Volcanic Ash Clouds With New Technology Volcanic ash is something commercial airliners want nothing to do with. When Alaska's Cleveland volcano erupted not long ago, shooting low levels of ash into the atmosphere, many airlines were concerned. Another blast could send ash higher, directly into their flight path...

Virgin 'See-Through' Uniforms Not A Big Hit With Workers

Virgin 'See-Through' Uniforms Not A Big Hit With Workers Virgin Trains, the UK rail arm of Richard Branson's Virgin Group promotes what they do as a faster, more comfortable and greener way to travel. Virgin believes that rail has a clear role to play in sustainable transport and they want to lead the charge. Choosing to minimize...

Go Hiking: It's Better For You Than You Thought

Go Hiking: It's Better For You Than You Thought Not feeling healthy? Go hiking. Two new studies from the UK show that a hike, or even a good walk around the city streets, boosts mental and physical health. A new survey by Ramblers, the British walking charity, found that a quarter of adults in Britain walk for an hour...

The Day I Was Mistaken For A Terrorist

The Day I Was Mistaken For A Terrorist For some reason, people sometimes mistake me for a terrorist. Once I got interrogated by an air marshal for merely looking out a window, and the following year in London I totally freaked out several people on a bus. The second incident was, I suppose, partially my fault....

Photo Of The Day: An Absolutely Astounding Scottish Loch

Photo Of The Day: An Absolutely Astounding Scottish Loch In the Scottish Highlands, on Loch Shiel, sits Glenfinnan, a small village with an amazing view. Darby Sawchuck took this incredibly lit photo of the loch, really evoking the lush green of the landscape and the beautifully wide valley. Despite it being clear that this...

London City Airport Is Creating The Ultimate Streamlined Passenger Experience

London City Airport Is Creating The Ultimate Streamlined Passenger Experience Have you ever wished you could use one smartphone application to bring up your boarding pass, track your luggage in real-time, use a map to find your airport gate and step into a pre-booked curbside taxi? According to a report by the BBC, the possibility isn't too far off...

Photo: A Thoroughly Befuddling Tent Tag

Photo: A Thoroughly Befuddling Tent Tag If you travel, without question you've had your share of experiences with "Chinglish," or other corrupted forms of the English language. After all, there are books and websites devoted to this stuff. But while trekking in Bolivia last month, I discovered an entirely new...

Norwegian Breakaway Debuts, UK Travel Pros Approve

Norwegian Breakaway Debuts, UK Travel Pros Approve Norwegian Cruise Lines new Norwegian Breakaway is due to arrive in New York City to be christened in the city by Radio City Music Hall's Rockettes on May 8. This week, the 146,600-ton ship was previewed by UK travel professionals and members of the press in Southampton on a...

London's Courtauld Gallery Shows Off German Miniature Bibles

London's Courtauld Gallery Shows Off German Miniature Bibles The Courtauld Gallery in London has opened a new exhibition of two of the smallest Bibles you'll ever see. "Dess Alten Testaments Mittler" and "Dess Neuen Testaments Mittler" are tiny illustrated Bibles produced by two sisters from Augsburg, Germany, in the late 17th...

Space Travel Takes Giant Branson-Fueled Leap

Space Travel Takes Giant Branson-Fueled Leap Taking another step toward space travel for all, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo lit its engine Monday, breaking the sound barrier high above California's Mojave Air and Space port with billionaire Richard Branson on hand for the event. "Today was the most significant...

In Praise Of Travel Lists

In Praise Of Travel Lists Travel lists get a lot of grief. I've overheard many fellow travel writers offer the opinion that lists of various sorts are deeply inferior to any and all narrative travel writing. Others have suggested that lists are slowly crowding out real travel writing entirely. ...

The Cabinet Of Curiosities: Collecting The Wonders Of The World

The Cabinet Of Curiosities: Collecting The Wonders Of The World Before there was the museum, there was the cabinet of curiosities. Starting in the 16th century as Europe expanded its horizons during the Age of Exploration, the rich and powerful began to collect curios and display them. Their collections were eclectic – everything...

Man Found Dead In London Suburbs Was Plane Stowaway

Man Found Dead In London Suburbs Was Plane Stowaway Coroners have confirmed the body of a man found dead in the suburbs of London was almost certainly a stowaway hiding inside the landing gear of a British Airways flight from Angola. The Guardian is reporting José Matada was either dead or nearly dead due to...

Planned England To Pakistan Bus Route Hits Bump In The Road

Planned England To Pakistan Bus Route Hits Bump In The Road A proposed bus route from England to Pakistan has been delayed due to trouble getting permits, the BBC reports. The proposed route is the brainchild of Tahir Khokher, transport chief for the Mirpur region of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir. The route starts in the northern...

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