Celebrate “Buon Natale” where it all began – in Italy, where you won’t find Santa down the chimney or cookies by the tree. Instead, revel in a feast of seven fishes and a witch who bestows gifts on the nice (and coal for the naughty).

TGV Train

On October 20, the world lost one of its greatest industrial designers. Roger Tallon created everything from washing machines to cameras, but his greatest aesthetic achievements came in the form of transport.

California High Speed Train rendering

Despite Amtrak’s record passenger haul last year, the excitement for building fast tracks in the USA has diminished, mostly due to increasing costs.

We’re dedicating this issue of our high speed rail news series to high-speed train projects in the U.S., or at least what’s left of them. Maybe it’s time to start occupying your local bus stop.

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

Read about the reverly, and plan for a visit next year to Oktoberfest. With 14 tasty tents and plenty of tradition, this is the highlight of Deutchland’s cultural calendar.