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7 Of The World's Most Beautiful Snorkelling Destinations

The most spectacular views on this earth don’t necessarily happen above the great blue ocean. Under the sea lies a colourful, tranquil world full of …

Half-cruise, half-cargo ships provide authenticity in place of cocktails and casinos

No one would call the Aranui 5 a thing of beauty. Half cruise ship and half freighter, it has a cockeyed profile that only its maker could love.<p>It may not look like much, but it manages to sail to some of the most beautiful islands in the world.<p>The Aranui navigates the waters of French Polynesia, …

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom

A Canadian schoolboy appears to have discovered a lost Mayan city hidden deep in the jungles of Mexico using a new method of matching stars to the location of temples on earth.<p>William Gadoury, 15, was fascinated by the ancient Central American civilization and spent hours poring over diagrams of …

Archaeology

The fascinating history behind the island that inspired 'Robinson Crusoe' and 'Treasure Island'

Trinidad has a big reputation as home to an explosive mid-winter Carnival.<p>But Tobago, the second island of the Caribbean republic, is smaller and …

Caribbean

Retiring in Mexico: More Affordable Than Ever

If you've been to Mexico, it probably was to visit some of the country's beautiful beaches.<p>Puerto Vallarta, Mexico<p>But there's much more to Mexico than beaches. It's one of the biggest and most culturally and geographically diverse countries in the world... and it's right on your doorstep.<p>And today, …

Mexico

Best Beaches in the Dominican Republic

Read on for sun, sand, and surf.<p>Chances are, if you’re thinking about booking a vacation to the Dominican Republic, you’ve got one word on the brain: …