“On our flight out to Thailand for our honeymoon, [my husband] got stopped at Heathrow security as he was deemed to be causing offence to other passengers. His crime? Wearing at T-shirt with a picture of a Lego Han Solo and the words “Don’t get Cocky!””
“I accelerated until I was directly in front of the car, then slammed on my brakes. The car smashed into the back of my van and we started to slow down. His was the more powerful engine, and even though I had the handbrake on and my foot on the footbrake, my van was still being pushed down the motorway.”

Bird’s eye view: Six beautiful destinations filmed using drones

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Above: sunset on the Cornish coast. 

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Cool holiday cottages on the Isle of Skye, Scotland - in pictures

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The magic of New Orleans: how Nola got its groove back

Friendly people, the finest food in the US, some of the world’s best music … and a post-Katrina comeback in full swing. How could you not fall in love with New Orleans? Read more

Jazz group in the Spotted Cat club, Frenchmen Street. Photograph: Alamy

The ancient art of honey hunting in Nepal - in pictures

The Gurung tribespeople of Nepal have been collecting honey from Himalayan cliffs for centuries, but now their lifestyle is under threat from commercialisation and tours offering visitors a chance to ‘join a honey hunt’. Photographer Andrew Newey spent two weeks living with the Gurung in central Nepal, documenting the risks and skill involved in this dying tradition. See more 

Husky! The dog taxi transfer service that collects you from the airport

A hotel in Norway has launched a “dog taxi” service, giving customers a chance to be collected from the airport in style. Read more

Photograph: Kirkenes Snow Hotel

#GuardianCam lands in San Francisco 

The hills, the bay, the fog and the architecture make it a wonder for photographers. @lec101 tries to look for ethereal, magical moments that feel like refreshing escapes from city life, and says she is “forever mesmerized by the wild fog that is unique to San Francisco”.

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