Faskally Wood, Scotland
Faskally Wood: if you treasure off the beaten path experiences which include nature, history, and unexpected stories think about adding it to your ideas for places to visit in Scotland. Faskally Wood is in Highland Perthshire in eastern part of the center of Scotland, just outside the town of Pitlochry. Several reasons to visit: Within Faskally Wood and nearby there are a number of places to enjoy quiet walks. Many of them are level or with moderate ascents, though you may certainly find challenging routes as well. The Bealach Path, for instance, links Pittochry with Killiecrankie. On this
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What It’s Like to Visit an Open Prison in Finland
Going to prison isn’t something I want to do in my travels. However, if that event does ever occur, I’d want it to be in an open prison, and preferably one in Finland. The concept of an open prison was completely foreign to me before I left the US. My reality was that America had one-quarter of the world’s incarcerated population, and recidivism (returning to prison after release) was ridiculously high. That’s not the case in Finland, where only 0.06% of the country is in prison (compared to 0.8% in America). Within the city limits of Helsinki, the capital of
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Exploring Indiana’s Underground Railroad History and Amish Life
Trust. The “stations” of the Underground Railroad were trustworthy people and safe houses that freedom-seeking slaves could rely on to help them escape captivity. In a world without today’s enormously powerful communications networks, people still found ways to connect those seeking freedom with those who would help them find it. This person could be trusted. That house is safe to go up to in the nighttime and quietly tap on the door. This person won’t actively help you, but would look the other way and not turn you in to bounty hunters. Trust. In eastern Indiana near Richmond, there is a
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Indian Street Food: Stories and Recipes
Indian street food: that’s as vast and varied a subject for exploration as any you might encounter in your travels. Whether you know moong dal from samosas or pav bhaji from chole, though, Chetna Makan’s book Chai, Chaat & Chutney offers ways to explore this aspect of India through stories, recipes, and photographs. Makan knows her stuff. She grew up in north central India, in Jabalpur, with a mother who encouraged her interest in preparing food from a young age. Training for and working in fashion design saw her moving to Mumbai and exploring the crossroads of food that city
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10 Reasons to Love Changi Airport
Most airports offer little more than the same dreary line-up of fast food restaurants, coffee shops, and grimy lounge areas with seats covered in Pollock-inspired stains. Meanwhile, Changi Airport, Singapore’s international airport, is in a league of its own. Here are ten ways to spend your next layover in the one of the only airports you’ll be excited to have a long layover in. Take a free tour of Singapore If you’ve never been to Singapore before and only have a few hours to spend, take advantage of the airport’s free guided tour of Singapore. The tour lasts about five
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