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Struggling to see Palestine

For Westerners, the Bible and its prophecies have obscured as much as they’ve revealed about the Holy Land

Michael Press

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Boldly go!

In thinking about faraway travel, the ability to assess risk falters. It’s probably safer than your morning commute

Henry Wismayer

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Right on track

If there is a greater thrill of travelling than the discovery of unfamiliar places, for me it’s getting there by train

Margarita Gokun Silver

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The parlance of pilots

High above London, Tokyo and Cairo, the language of the cockpit is technical, obscure, geeky – and irresistibly romantic

Mark Vanhoenacker

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How we lost the Moon

The Moon has always enchanted dreamers, but Apollo is a fading memory and routine lunar travel seems as remote as ever

Brian Clegg

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The migrant’s tale

Sure it’s progressive to sympathise with young undocumented migrants, but it also locks them into a victimhood narrative

Sarah Menkedick

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Art
A fake of art

Museums display perfect reproductions of fragile works and visitors can’t tell the difference. Is nothing in art sacred?

Noah Charney

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History
The call of the road

From bison-hunting tribes on the Great Plains to RV retirees in Arizona, wanderlust runs through all America’s nomads

Richard Grant

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Biography and memoir
Beyond

A remote island, an Arctic expedition, a one-way trip to Mars – what drives our urge to explore the farthest reaches?

Veronique Greenwood

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Biography and memoir
Hotel Melancholia

Travel is supposed to make us feel more alive, so why is the hotel room a place of such loneliness and despair?

Suzanne Joinson

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Sports and games
A higher plane

For centuries, altitude sickness thwarted our attempts to reach sacred heights. What mysterious force repelled us?

Robert Twigger