Gems

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.

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.

Andalucia may be the most varied part of Spain – in every way. Multicultural, architecturally influential and flavorful, the region is home to a wine DO of Poe-etic proportions.