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  • Good news for tram spotters – they are back on track in the UK

    There was a time trams were a familiar sight on Britain’s streets. From Dover and Brighton to London, Birmingham, and many northern cities including north of the border, such as Edinburgh, these “iron horses” clanked along offering a rather uncomfortable means of getting around. One by one the tram routes disappeared. Some in the 1930’s and London’s

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  • Travel guide: Morzine in the summer

    Morzine countryside © Robbie Davies Morzine is well-known as the central access point for the vast Portes du Soleil ski area, but outside of the ski season the town regains its summer charm, tourist numbers decrease and the surrounding countryside opens up as a massive alpine adventure playground. The slopes become green pastures where cows, sheep

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  • Iceland Ring Road – Iceland’s road to natural phenomena

    They should call it something descriptive like the “Iceland’s road to natural phenomena” but according to the sat nav it’s referred to simply as One. Tourists though may know this humble yet well-maintained two-lane road as the Iceland Ring Road. Yet you would have to burn some serious rubber to get all the way around the 832

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  • 9 hotel rooms around the world with amazing views

    1Oliver’s Travels, Tamarind House, St Lucia   Oliver’s Travels, Tamarind House, St Lucia   Made from local stone with high greenheart ceilings, and Barbados tiled floors, this exceptionally large Caribbean house offers the rare luxury of space, privacy and sensational views of the Pitons. The 640sqft master bedroom is furnished with a beautiful antique king

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  • 4 Times It’s Actually Smart to Compare Yourself to Others

    “Stop comparing yourself to others!” It’s advice you’ve likely heard more times than you can count. And, most of the time, it really holds some water. Constantly seeing how you measure upcan be exhausting and even counterproductive. However, I’m a firm believer in the fact that things aren’t always as black and white as they

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  • NASA spots a curious, deep pit on Mars

    It looks like something you wouldn’t want to fall into. NASA’s Mar Reconnaissance Orbiter peered down and caught sight of an unusual-looking pit formation in the region of the Red Planet’s South Pole. It’s late summer there, the sun is low and NASA notes, “subtle topography is accentuated in orbital images.” More Mars In curious

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  • Five places you can experience Summer Solstice in the Austrian Alps

    This year, on Saturday June 18th thousands of bonfires across the peaks of SalzburgerLand and Tirol will set the mountains aglow to feed the sun and welcome the summer.  Most villages have their own particular customs dating back in some cases to the Middle Ages.  Below are five of the most interesting to visit. Summer

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  • What to see and do on Prince Edward Island, Canada

    Peaks Wharf, Charlottetown (c) Rupert Parker Prince Edward Island (PEI) lies off the East coast of New Brunswick and was only accessible by boat or plane until the eight-mile Confederation Bridge was completed in 1997. It’s no accident that author Lucy Maud Montgomery made the island the setting for her famous 1908 children’s book, Anne

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  • This Alexa update will make you so happy in the kitchen

    The Amazon Echo got an update Thursday that will warm the heart of still-novice home cooks like me: you can now name and set multiple timers. Doesn’t seem like a big deal? When Alexa starts insistently beeping, you’ll now know if it’s for the roast chicken in the oven, the pasta water for the kids’

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  • The 3 Best Lessons I Learned When I Admitted I Was Lost at Work

    Even when you know you’re having trouble wrapping your head around a new project, it’s hard to come to grips with the fact that you don’t know everything at work. I was Exhibit A of this phenomenon a few years ago after I accepted a job for which I had some pretty glaring knowledge gaps.

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