Salisbury, England, a perfect day trip from London

To many, this delightful cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, is a jumping off point for a visit to the famous and mysterious Stonehenge. But, this city of 40,000 residents is steeped in history. As such, travelers who see it as little more than a glorified bus stop are missing out on seeing a pair of historic sites.


Four surviving copies of Magna Carta to come together

The four surviving original copies of the Magna Carta will come together for what organizers say is the first time ever as part of the 800th anniversary celebration of the declaration. Two of the copies are housed at the British Library in London, a third is in Lincoln Cathedral in Lincoln and the fourth in Salisbury Cathedral in Salisbury.


French request Chinese police help patrol popular Paris attractions

Chinese police will start patrolling popular tourist destinations in Paris this summer in a bid to safeguard Chinese tourists visiting the French capital city. The French government apparently invited Chinese authorities to patrol the city, an ever-increasing destination for Chinese citizens, following increased reports of attacks targeting the country’s citizens.