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Travel Secret #5011: ‘On The Road’ by Jack Kerouac

Based on the travels of Jack Kerouac and his friends across America, On The Road is considered a defining work of the postwar Beat and Counterculture generations, with its protagonists living life against a backdrop of jazz, poetry, and drug use. It’s also considered one of Kerouac’s finest works.

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Travel Secret #5010: John Steinbeck’s ‘Travels With Charley’

John Steinbeck has left such an indelible imprint on what the world reads, it’s a little difficult to call on just one of his many titles; if we really had to go off the beaten track, however, we’d recommend Travels With Charley: In Search of America. In 1960, Steinbeck bought and refurbished ...

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Travel Secret #1071: Why London’s Guards Wear Red

We found some interesting answers on the official website of the spectacular ceremony. Quickly, here’s what we learned: Bright colours distinguished friend from foe as armies faced each other on the battlefield, where they engaged each other with volley fire, from muskets. Red is the hardest colour to see, merges when seen ...

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Travel Secret #1068: Frequent Flier Secret

Frequent flier and hotel points programs can deliver things that you couldn’t access yourself at almost any price. Sold-out events, meet-and-greets backstage, cooking classes from celebrity chefs — these are the sorts of things you can’t do yourself but that big travel companies can put together for you. Auctions for ...

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