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Great Grand Touring Cars

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Since the 1920s one of the greatest ways of touring a foreign country has been by the great GT (Grand Tourer) automobiles. With the roof down, driving along the classic coastal roads of America or the winding routes of Europe has been the dream of many people. Classic touring cars…

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The Five Most Luxurious Jets in the World

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Perhaps the biggest signal to mere mortals that you are among the wealthiest persons in the world is to have your own private jet. Only the most elite of society can afford such a luxury, such as presidents, pop stars, and sports icons. For the rest of humanity, we can…

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The World’s Scariest Cable Cars

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Some people are absolutely petrified by the very mention of cable cars, and who can blame them? The concept of two points being connected by a thin wire, with a rather peculiar looking gondola hanging down precariously underneath is rather unsettling. Especially when the wind picks up and the gondola…

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The Grandest Railway Stations in the World

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There is something comforting about starting a long journey from a railway terminal. How many famous journeys have been undertaken by rail, and the development of railway terminals has become grander and more affluent. Some of the great railway stations around the world are almost like cathedrals and are so…

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Crazy ways to travel

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There are usual ways to travel by car, by plane, bus or other vehicle, but there are also crazy methods and equally mad people who invent them and use them. Let’s investigate couple of these and why they are called that. The shortest railway in the world is built for…

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The History of the Cable Car

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The Cable Car was invented in America in 1873 by a gentleman called Andrew Smith Hallidie. The idea of developing a means of transportation to service the hilly terrain of San Francisco had been puzzling transportation gurus for decades. Hallidie based his invention of early mining contraptions that used a…

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The American Stagecoach

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The American stagecoach is one of the most iconic images of conjuring up ideas of the Wild-West in the 1800’s. Vast plains were conquered by these incredible carriages and their valiant drivers, pulled by a team of big and strong horses. Stagecoaches got their name from England, where the forefathers…

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A Brief History of the Orient Express

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Perhaps one of the most romantic forms of travel is by train; ever since the steam locomotive was invented, trains with exotic names such as The Flying Scotsman, Rajadhani Express and Indian Pacific conjure up vivid images of clouds of smoke billowing behind a roaring engine, clattering along a metal…

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