He’s biking around the world after his wife’s death

( CNN) In one horrifying moment, on a lonely road in Bolivia, Tim Bridgman lost his soul mate. He and his wife Sharon had been riding their bicycles around the world to raise money for ShelterBox, an all-in-one disaster relief kit with a tent and lifesaving supplyings. They had set out in June 2012 from […]

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Tibet closed to foreigners again but tourism booms

( CNN) China has closed Tibet to overseas travelers from Thursday until the end of March, three travel agents told CNN, but with or without foreigners, tourism to the isolated mountain region is booming. The closure has been an annual instance since 2008 when the Tibetan capital Lhasa was rocked by riotslinked to the anniversary […]

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Total Tokyo: Locals share their tips on Japan’s premiere city

It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve visited Tokyo. It doesn’t even matter how many years you’ve lived there. There’s always something new to discover in the most populated city on the planet. To get a true insider’s view on Japan’s capital, we reached out to bloggers from the worlds of food, fashion, cycling, music […]

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Hilly Lisbon launches electric motorcycle share system in bid to solve congestion

Madrid has its scheme, while Muswell Hills never happened. Hilly cities from Rome to Rio will be watching as Lisbon starts e-bike hire Wander around Lisbons city centre with its vertiginous cobbled streets, treacherous enough on foot in the rain, its hard to imagine cycling ever taking off. Some streets are so steep there are […]

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This island is not for sale: how Eigg fought back

The long read: Small islands have always been objects of desire for a certain kind of man ambitious to rule his own tiny nation. But the Republic of Eigg has run its own way ” It’s the difference between black-and-white TV and colour ,” said Brian Greene.” That’s what it was like after the revolution […]

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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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