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The Istrian airport of Pula is adapting to life after Russian visas in Croatia with an impressive diversification of routes and strategy.

Review: Photo essay: Visiting the coastal village of Charlestown, England Special

Charlestown is a charming village and port on the south coast of Cornwall, England. It lies in the parish of St Austell Bay.

A maiden flight on Europe's 1st modern scheduled hydroplane route Special

As Europe's first modern scheduled sea plane operation finally gets underway in Croatia, Digital Journal takes to the skies to check out the opening route from Split Airport to Jelsa on Hvar.

Konark Temple heritage site set to get interpretation center

The Indian Oil Foundation Trust (IOF) is working to finish the state-of-the-art "Interpretation Centre" project at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Sun Temple of Konark in Odisha. IOF plans to be done by April 2015.

Modern European hydroplane history as ECA touches down in Jelsa

Aviation history is made as the first scheduled commercial sea plane flight lands on the island of Hvar from Split Airport.

Op-Ed: Bullets and burgers: make mine an Uzi

Most vacation trips to the southwest end up in Vegas for gambling or Los Angeles for rides at Disneyland. In gun-happy America add stopping at a gun range.

Indian government plans visa-on-arrival for Varanasi, Bodh Gaya

With focus growing on India's tourism sector, the Indian government is working on offering visa-on-arrival facility for tourists from European and other western countries to the tourist hotspots of Varanasi and Bodh Gaya.

Photo Essay: Jack Daniel and his famous Tennessee whiskey Special

Lynchburg Tennessee is famous for being the home of the Jack Daniels Distillery, offering visitors a behind the scenes look at the production of the world famous whiskey, while also providing a captivating glimpse into the life of its founder.

India Gate in Delhi to feature 3D images of iconic monuments

India's capital New Delhi will soon have 3D projections of images of India's historic monuments and cultural heritage displayed near the iconic India Gate area.

After July landslide, Indian heritage monuments may be at risk

After the massive landslide in July that wiped out an entire village in the Indian state of Maharashtra, a report prepared by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) warns of landslide threats to the nearby Ajanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Op-Ed: The acid test for the future of Hvar Town as tourist destination

The party tourism debate continues to dominate on Croatia's premier island of Hvar, and a unanimous town council decision brings clarity. But will its wishes be implemented?

New research says the average Brit needs a holiday every 56 days

The average Brit "needs" a holiday every 56 days, new research has shown. A survey of 2,000 adults revealed tiredness and stress take their toll just eight weeks after returning to work from a break.

From earliest human settlement in the Americas to modern city Special

Puerto Montt is a port city in southern Chile that thrives on salmon farming, trade and tourism. It is a port of call for international cruise ships and departure of vessels to Chiloé Island and the Patagonian Fjords in the far south of the continent.

UNESCO world heritage site Hampi most searched on Google India

The UNESCO world heritage site of Hampi in the south Indian state of Karnataka is the most searched for heritage tourism site in India, according to Google.

Indian airlines get boost from Afghan medical tourism to India

Travelers heading to India from Afghanistan for cheap, high-quality medical treatment has been the silver lining for SpiceJet, the Indian airline that suffered a loss of INR 1.24 billion ($20 million) in the April-June quarter.

Photo Essay: Christmas in America's oldest city – St Augustine Special

Twinkling lights, twinkling eyes and happy faces await those who wish to go back in time and experience the holidays as the first settlers in America did nearly 450 years ago in St. Augustine, Fla.

Ferry runs aground in Chilean Fjords, 17 passengers rescued

A ferry carrying 17 passengers and a crew of 28 ran aground at Pass Kirke in the Chilean Fjords. All passengers and crew are unharmed but 40 tons of salmon were lost and more than 200 cattle drowned.

Modern aviation history in Split, Croatia as ECA hydroplane lands Special

After 13 years of battling bureaucracy, a European Coastal Airlines hydroplane finally lands on the Adriatic in Split, Croatia.

Don’t let driving law changes dent your vacation abroad

Whether hiring a car abroad or taking your own vehicle, there's a whole forest of road traffic laws. Worse, a different country means a different set of laws ready to catch out the unwary driver.

Photo Essay: The sights of summer in the South Special

For many, summer is a time for adventure and enjoying natures beauty, whether it's hiking, spending time at the lake, visiting a botanical garden or attending a county fair.

The women of Varanasi who are breaking away from stereotypes

Varanasi is an ancient seat of tradition in India. However, a few women in this diverse city are breaking stereotypes, and entering professions once dominated by men, from cremation duties to priestly ones.

Op-Ed: Europe on the cheap: Yes you can!

Every year, American students in their droves venture out to Europe for a backpacking trip of a lifetime. But for most, the costs are more expensive than one can imagine.

Stalagmites, stalactites & busy bees in Kastania, Greece (Video)

Located on the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece is a truly amazing cave, discovered by a farmer, resting from his work, who happened to notice bees coming and going from a crack in a rock.

Photo Essay: Among the ruins of Bodmin Jail Special

Bodmin Jail is a historic former prison situated in Bodmin, on the edge of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. Recently Digital Journal paid a visit.

St Ives, Cornwall: A charming seaside town Special

St Ives is a seaside town and port in Cornwall, England. The town is famous for its beaches and booming art community. This summer, Digital Journal paid a visit.

Extreme cyclist completes 530 kms in Himalayas in under 39 hours

Austrian extreme cyclist Jacob Zurl cycled over 530 kilometers (330 miles) of the Himalayas in just 38 hours and 40 minutes, the fastest-ever time. His team has officially applied to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Megabus passengers stranded in Spain when driver arrested

Sixty-two tourists were en route from London to Spain Sunday, when they were left stranded in Girona for seven hours after their driver was arrested. He was accused of falsifying his travel documents, which meant he was not allowed to carry passengers.

Jamaica Inn, Cornwall’s most famous smugglers' inn Special

Jamaica Inn is a Grade II listed building in the civil parish of Altarnun, Cornwall, England. It was made famous in the novel by Daphne du Maurier and various movie and television adaptations.

Review: King Arthur's Castle and the delights of Tintagel Special

Tintagel is a village situated on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall, England. Nearby is Tintagel Castle, associated with the legends surrounding King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table.

Pula Airport in Croatia posts best July figures in 18 years

Despite the sharp decline of Russian visitors due to post-EU visa requirements, Pula Airport arrivals in July show a sharp increase.

The witches cave of Zugarramurdi, Spain (Video)

You missed the ceremony during this year's summer solstice, but it would be worthwhile planning to visit Zugarramurdi in 2015. Home of witchcraft and other pagan practices, the past is brought back to life in this town every year.

Thomson & Thomas Cook sued by 70 tourists after stomach bug

A group of 70 British tourists, who traveled to Mallorca and Menorca through the services of travel companies Thomson and Thomas Cook, are now suing after becoming seriously ill from stomach bugs due to food served at the hotels as well as poor hygiene.

Hike the 'Route of the Faces' at Buendía, Spain (Video)

Curving along next to the Buendía dam in the Cuenca province of Castilla la Mancha is a fascinating hiking route, unlike any other in Spain. This is the "Ruta de las Caras," or in English, the "Route of the Faces" and it is well worth the hike.

Catoira, Spain and the annual attack of the Vikings (Video)

Every year a hoard of "bloodthirsty" Vikings head down the Ulla River and disembark at Catoira in Galicia in northern Spain. While this might sound a little terrifying, its actually a whole load of fun and the blood tastes suspiciously like red wine.

Denis Gugic wins 299th Alka knight tournament in Sinj, Croatia

One of Croatia's oldest and proudest events, the Sinj Alka knights' tournament, is won in front of the president by Denis Gugic.

Going to Helsinki? Relax at the Airport's 'Yoga Gate'!

Helsinki Airport recently launched its 24-hour “Yoga Gate” service located near gate 30, which offers passengers yoga classes to help them relax and beat jet lag.

Experts see potential growth in South Asian tourism sector

Experts are expecting a significant boost for South Asian tourism in the next few years, with India serving as a basis upon which the region can reach its full tourism potential.

Review: Views of Lake Constance, Germany Special

Radolfzell am Bodensee is a town in Germany at the western end of Lake Constance. Digital Journal paid a visit in July and captured some of the impressive scenery.

Bratanic Konoba on Hvar named as Croatian cultural heritage

A superbly preserved traditional Dalmatian wine basement in Vrbanj, Hvar is elevated to the status of Croatian cultural heritage.

Croatia and Greece: A tale of two Nikki Beach resorts

Nikki Beach Resorts are planned in both Croatia and Greece. While one is about to open in 3 days, the other has some way to go.

Europe's first scheduled seaplanes launch in 2 weeks in Croatia

After a 13-year battle with bureaucracy, Europe's first scheduled modern hydroplane service is set to start in Croatia next month.
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