The ‘Untouchable’ who cycled from India to Sweden … for love

( CNN ) Charlotte Von Schedvin was a blonde, blue-eyed young lady who hailed from Swedish nobility. PK Mahanandia was a poor art student from eastern India, regarded as an “untouchable” in his country’s caste system. Yet their chance meeting in Delhi, late 1975, when Von Schedvin asked him to paint her portrait, led to […]

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Dark beer and dumplings in Bavaria: a visit to the world’s oldest monastic brewery

Weltenburg Abbey, on a bend in the Danube, has been constructing rich, dark beers for more than 1,000 years and has a B& amp; B for those who may need an overnight stay Weltenburg Abbey stands on a bending of the upper Danube, deep in a wooded gorge where the river cuts through the white […]

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Is this the world’s most exclusive travel club?

( CNN) What inspires a 70 -year-old woman to embark on a solo sailing adventure around the globe? Or a human to expend more than 5 years of his life kayaking, hiking and cycling his style around the earth’s circumference? These are just two examples of an elite group of travelers known as “circumnavigators” — […]

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Scotland road trip: Is NC500 the best road ever?

( CNN) Great road trips are about many things: good company, rocking soundtrack, decent food — and a situate of wheels that may or may not last the journey. But what really seals the deal is the scenery. Epic landscapes= epic road trip. The NC5 00, attracting growing numbers of drivers, cyclists, hikers and bikers, […]

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Why I fell in love with Slovenia

Love was in the air the moment US writer Noah Charney set foot in Ljubljana. And after he gratified his future wife, there was a whole country to get passionate about, with dramatic sceneries, curious traditions and great food Back in 2000, as an American student studying in London, I embarked on a Eurorail trip- […]

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Dark beer and dumplings in Bavaria: a visit to the world’s oldest monastic brewery

Weltenburg Abbey, on a bending in the Danube, has been building rich, dark beers for more than 1,000 years and has a B& amp; B for those who may need an overnight stay Weltenburg Abbey stands on a bend of the upper Danube, deep in a wooded ravine where the river cuts through the white […]

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Dark beer and dumplings in Bavaria: a visit to the world’s oldest monastic brewery

Weltenburg Abbey, on a bending in the Danube, has been stimulating rich, dark beers for more than 1,000 years and has a B& amp; B for those who may need an overnight stay Weltenburg Abbey stands on a bending of the upper Danube, deep in a wooded ravine where the river cuts through the white […]

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