Archive for July, 2014

The Trigger

The Trigger
Watching out for bears and carefully avoiding the landmines marked on his decayed military maps, British journalist Tim Butcher journeys through the life of an assassin, Gavrilo Princip.  On June 28, 1914 the idealistic teenager “Gavro” pulled a gun on Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the imperial throne of Austria-Hungary.  With one shot, Europe’s tangled mess
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Okavango Named World Heritage Site

Okavango Named World Heritage Site
UNESCO World Heritage Sites: how many have you visited? Selected for their unique cultural or natural heritage, these historic places make some of the best destinations. UNESCO’s guide to their World Heritage Sites, which organizes the sites by order of inscription (Galapagos was the first), is forthcoming in its fifth edition at the end of
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Moon Colombia

Moon Colombia
Kindly contributed by Longitude’s founder, Darrel Schoeling.   A Floridian transplant in Bogota since 2002 with his Colombian partner Vito Barco, journalist and author Andrew Dier writes with offhand ease in this inviting guide, a first-ever in the Moon series, covering where to go and what to do throughout the diverse nation in lively detail.
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Summer Reading

Summer Reading
Having survived freezing, frequently sub zero temperatures, blizzards, ice, snow, treacherous road conditions and other horrors of the winter vortex, this summer you deserve to stretch out on that beach towel under a warm sun and immerse yourself in a good book, preferably one that transports you to distant lands. Here are some of Longitude’s
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