A Hundred Years of Coney Island

A look at Brooklyn’s Coney Island through a split-screen tour of its iconic landmarks: Nathan’s Famous hot dogs, the Cyclone roller coaster, and the beach. (Source: The New Yorker)

Pilgrimage to World’s Highest Hotel

Italy’s Capanna Margherita sits among the clouds almost three vertical miles above sea level – but has a bar, restaurant, beds for 70 and even a small library. The FT Travel Editor Tom Robbins makes the long journey to a…

Palm Beach: Where the Gilded Age Never Ended

The first thing you should know about Palm Beach is that it’s an island (unto itself) – the most exclusive town in America, and (according to writer Laurence Leamer) America’s first “gated community.” Mo Rocca takes a tour of the…

‘EARTHRISE’: A First Glimpse of Our Magnificent Earth as Seen from the Moon

By Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee Mr. Vaughan-Lee is a documentary filmmaker. On Dec. 21, 1968, Apollo 8 launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Fla. The astronaut crew — Frank Borman, Bill Anders and James Lovell — were the first…

Size Matters: Surfing 100-Foot Swells off Portugal

The largest and meanest waves in the world slam into a headland in Portugal called Nazaré. Such is this monster break it often breaks those brave – or crazy – surfers who attempt to take it on. (Source: 60 Minutes…

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