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2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport

We’ve been able to stretch the Grand Sport’s legs a little now that the frigid grip of winter has released its hold on Michigan. The office is split on the car’s long-distance travel comfort. Some find the seats lacking in lumbar support while others are fine after a 1000-mile day. Contributing to the comfort are the great ergonomics of...

2018 Mazda 6

The Mazda 6 is more than an ordinary mid-size family sedan. Its chiseled body and beautiful cabin could easily be confused with those of much pricier cars. Likewise, its fantastic chassis delivers a driving experience that is normally reserved for expensive sports sedans. Collectively, these traits create an extraordinary blend of upscale ambience and unsurpassed dynamics that is surprisingly affordable....

2018 Mercedes-Benz X350d 4Matic

“It is the Mercedes-Benz of pickup trucks.” That’s the non-answer you get when you ask brand executives what exactly distinguishes the not-for-the-U.S. X-class from other, similarly sized cargo haulers. While it is based on the Nissan Navara, the X-class that we drove last fall was so tweaked mechanically that the relationship is barely noticeable on the road. At the very least,...

Best of Yorkshire – Highlights of God’s Own County

Yorkshire, or God’s Own County as locals like to call it, has long played the muse for writers, painters and film-location scouts, as well as being an industrial powerhouse that helped shape modern Britain. Dramatic topography, stunning heritage sites, urban regeneration areas and world-renowned walking trails are only some of the things that make this one of Britain’s most...

Two days in Johannesburg: Start Your Safari in City Style

Johannesburg, one of the largest cities on the continent and South Africa’s financial capital, is a stopover point for most visitors travelling in or out of Southern Africa. Many head straight out of town for a safari, but don’t make that mistake. In just two days you can take in some of its rich and tumultuous history, fantastic arts...

5 Best Places to See Cherry Blossoms in Japan

Springtime in Japan and the country watches and waits for the first sakura (cherry) trees to burst into bloom. Once they do, people flock to parks and squares for hanami (cherry-blossom viewing). The romance is passionate but fleeting, lasting only a week or two. Starting from Kyushu in the south some time in March, regular blossom forecasts keep the public updated as the sakura...

9 Reasons why You should Visit Port of Spain

For food, fun and festivals, Port of Spain, the capital city of Trinidad and Tobago, is your ideal Caribbean location. The country’s complicated history connects indigenous, Spanish, English, French, African, Middle Eastern, Chinese and Portuguese cultures — and this wide array of influences is reflected throughout the city. There’s always something going on in ‘Town’ as Trinidadians call it. Queen’s...

Surprising Statues to See in Washington, DC

Washington, DC is best known for its monuments to the nation’s founders and forebears, those grand marble memorials along the National Mall. But there are other statues worth your attention sprinkled in and around the nation’s capital – many more unexpected than you might think. Women’s Titanic Memorial Where: Washington Channel Park, Fourth and P Sts SW The outstretched arms of...