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Inside the Forgotten 'Ghost Stations' of Subterranean Paris

(Image courtesy of Gonioul. Article by Holiday Lettings)<p>Centuries of social and political development have seen Paris emerge as the "international capital of style", a paragon of cultural and architectural achievement that is home to some of the world's most iconic buildings.<p>But beneath the …

Barcelona's top museums and galleries

<i>This highlighted list of museums and galleries is taken from Lonely Planet's city guide to</i> <i>Barcelona</i><i>.</i><p>GALLERIES<p>CaixaForum<p><i>Image of CaixaForum by</i> <i>montuno</i><br>Housed in a former Modernista factory, an outstanding brick caprice by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, this extensive private collection of contemporary art is …

Our first featured Instagram #natgeotravelpic highlights the Kitasaga Bamboo Grove in Kyoto, Japan, photographed by @anna_goldberg. The picture uses a low, dramatic angle to heighten the staggering scale of the bamboo trees, and highlights the two visitors dwarfed by the forest. Most importantly, this image makes us want to visit Kyoto and experience the ambiance of this grove. Congrats @anna_goldberg! For a chance to be featured next Wednesday, tag your best travel shots with #natgeotravelpic http://bit.ly/1nTYJX9

Morocco, a Chaotic Paradise (Part II)

We stirred from our restless slumber as the coach jolted its way through the narrow streets leading to Marrakech, Grace brushed her waves of auburn hair out of her face and I checked my watch: It was four in the afternoon. We grabbed our board bags and flagged down the latest in a long run of drive …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

Of Towers and Turrets: Castles in Scotland

<b>Auchindoun Castle</b><p>Every time we drive a winding road to visit a castle, I am watching and waiting for that moment that the fortress comes into view, and like a small child, I gasp at the sight of it. Every. Single. Time.<p>I grew up on stories that were set in castles, tales of knights and princesses. …

21 Tips to Staying Safe Abroad

<b>1. Keep the address to your accommodation.</b><p>In both English and the native tongue written in both your phone's notes (or snap a photo) and in a little notebook (phone batteries die). Everyone in your group should do this as reality is, you might lose your friends.<p><b>2. Get travel insurance and register</b> …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

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