Alicia de Vries

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Trans-Siberian: a guide to the ultimate train journey

Welcome to the ultimate rail journey - a 10,000km journey from Moscow to Vladivostok<p>‘The Trans-Siberian is the big train ride. All the rest are …

Trains

"I shot this photo last year one day while I was out with some friends exploring Hjørundfjord, Norway by boat. The swing itself is attached to a large tree on the edge of the mountain, close to a small mountain side restaurant that's nestled in a small cove along the fjord. Needless to say, we all had a blast swinging out over the fjord-- and in case you are wondering, it is indeed as exhilarating as it looks!"

The world's best wild swims

Little can match the pleasure of taking a dip in a secluded spot. Sliding into a river or striking out for the centre of a lake, it’s impossible not to feel as if you’ve become part of the scene, rather than simply marvelling at it.<p>Indulge in one of these stunning swims and we promise they’ll make …

Hot Springs

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Apps

Diving with Whale Sharks in the Georgia Aquarium

The shark bumped me before I’d even put on my fins.<p>“Hello there!” I gurgled into my regulator, then fitted the rest of my gear and dropped below the surface and down to the sandy bottom of the massive blue tank.<p>Georgia Aquarium’s Ocean Voyager exhibit is unfathomably large—the size of a football …

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 …

European Travel

North America’s top amusement parks

Nowhere can you find more daredevil thrills and family-friendly fun for all ages than in the USA and Canada, where world-record-breaking roller coasters and waterslides meet pleasant throwbacks to the earliest days of theme parks. Get your adrenaline pumping and your trunks wet at our 10 favorite …

Walt Disney Company

20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by then ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away… | Pinteres…

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The trench coat that beats baggage charges

On the exterior, the SeV Women’s Trench, designed by the America brand Scottevest, appears to be a classic trench coat, complete with a double-breasted style, an adjustable waist belt and epaulets. But cleverly hidden inside are 18 pockets that can carry all of your travel essentials. This includes …

Britain's best vintage festivals: Goodwood Revival and more

Vintage is all the rage. Once a niche interest enjoyed by style mavericks, swing dancers and living historians, it’s now one of the hippest scenes around. Fashion, music, art and even food are being reinvented by a new generation of young fogeys aching for the glamour of the mid-20th century.<p>Retro …

Would you eat in a stranger's home?

The sharing economy expands to dinner parties with travel and dining startup Eatwith. We take it for a test drive in New York City.<p>Last week I attended a lovely dinner party in Lower Manhattan. With great food, warm ambiance and lively conversation it might have passed for any other memorable …

London, as it looked in 1924 and now

This captivating video gives viewers a unique glimpse of how London looked 90 years ago, using footage from 1924 blended with modern clips<p>While flat-capped traders mill around in Covent Garden in the black-and-white footage, we see tourists and rooftop bars in the background. A pipe-smoking, …

Travel Tips From Nat Geo Staffers

Becoming a travel pro takes time<b>—</b>and lots of trial and error<b>—</b>but it’s not cheating to learn from the experiences of others. The folks at Nat Geo Travel know that as much as anyone. And while we have a lot of road miles under our belts, we’re students of the world, too.<p>Here’s what we’ve learned so …

A Day On The 5:2 Fasting Diet

I've been doing the 5:2 'Fasting' Diet on and off since May 2013 and have seen great results, losing a stone and a half in four months. Over...

Lavender and Lovage

I am a freelance writer and recipe developer with a passion for art, travel, books, photography, seasonal food and especially cheese!

Cheese