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Distillers muse over what makes Irish whiskey special. They'll tell you it's the best
What to see amid Middle Earth

What to see amid Middle Earth

With this month's release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, New Zealand hopes to reclaim some of the Middle-earth magic that helped boost tourism after the success of the previous movie trilogy The Lord of the Rings.

British English can drive you barmy

Oscar Wilde once said, "We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language" - and it's still true. On your first trip to Britain, you'll find plenty of linguistic surprises.

Portland cycling tour rolls with a beer or two

This is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world. It also boasts a legendary beer scene. With care, the two can be enjoyed together in moderation.

Deal saves Niagara trips

A deal has been struck to keep the Maid of the Mist scenic tour boats running from the New York side at Niagara Falls. Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed the deal this week.

Slow cruises give you time to savour the sights

From time to time, I climb onto my cruise soapbox to tell you about some of my pet peeves. Always near the top of my list of things I would like to see more of are late-night departures and overnights in port.

Great Bear Rainforest on 'must-see' list

National Geo-graphic Traveler magazine has named British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest and Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island as being among the world's "must-see places" of 2013.
Florence tour serves up fine culture

Florence tour serves up fine culture

Art, magnificent buildings, exquisite food and wines. What is not to like about the home of Michelangelo's David? Florence is well known for its fine Chianti, but while you are here, become acquainted with some other wines too.

Staff at Spain's historic Parador hotels hold 2-day strike to protest job cuts, closures

MADRID - Employees at Spain's luxury Parador hotels, which are set in some of the country's most picturesque castles, monasteries and palaces, began a two-day strike on Friday to protest job cuts and possible closures.

Pilots at American Airlines approve new contract, could speed consideration of merger

DALLAS - Pilots at American Airlines approved a new labour contract, which could clear the way for consideration of a merger with US Airways. The pilots' union announced Friday that 74 per cent of its members voted to ratify the contract.
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