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Why You Should Visit Sri Lanka Now

Sri Lanka's hotel boom—coupled with otherworldly beaches and national parks fit for safari—makes this Asian hot spot one of our top destinations of 2016.<p>For a quarter century, Sri Lanka was largely off-limits to tourists, riven by a brutal civil war that finally ended in 2009. Now, Asia-bound …

Asia Travel

The world’s biggest polluter is now the global leader in renewable-energy spending

“Twenty years ago Europeans were still teaching China how to draft environmental law.”<p>That’s a direct quote from Nick Mabey, CEO of climate change think tank E3G, in a press release accompanying the organization’s report on renewables this week.<p>How things have changed. In the past five years, China …

Renewable Energy

Mapping Where to Find Elves in Iceland's Proposed New National Park

An incredibly detailed map shows where Icelanders have come into contact with “hidden people.”<p>It’s an oft-reported, can-you-even-believe-it fact that many people in Iceland still believe in the possible existence of elves. This myth from the country’s folk traditions has persisted, and the niggling …

The Workout That Burns More Calories Than Sprinting | Men's Health

Men who performed the four-move kettlebell workout shown in the video above not only crushed more calories but also taxed their lungs more than when they did repeated sprints on a stationary bike for 12 minutes.<p>“Plus, the workout is safe and results in less overall physical strain,” notes study …

GE wants to use CO2 pollution to make huge solar batteries

Two big problems have been vexing environmental scientists for decades: How to store solar energy for later use, and what to do with CO2 that's been captured and sequestered from coal plants? Scientists from General Electric (GE) could solve both those problems at once by using CO2 as a giant …

Spectacular drone footage of erupting Icelandic Volcano

Spectacular drone footage of Iceland's powerful Bardarbunga volcano captures molten lava and ash spewing hundreds of metres in the air<p><i>This video has no sound.</i><p>A drone captured molten lava and ash spewing from <b>Iceland's powerful Bardarbunga volcano as it continued to erupt.</b><p>Aerial footage shot in …

This Remote Corner Of Iceland Is Total, Magical Bliss

Sometimes, travelers are slammed with an intense craving to run away from it all and <i>truly</i> disconnect.<p>Um, have you heard of Iceland?<p>We've been seeing a lot of hype around the Nordic nation lately, with cheap flights galore and stories of epic parties in the capital city of Reykjavik. But let's not …

European Travel

Wanna Get Away? Win a Trip to Iceland!

Is your Instagram feed looking a little sad? The cold winter months have you stuck indoors and there’s not much to photograph at your office cubicle. Well, we want to help by sending you on the ultimate photo adventure with a trip to Iceland!<p><b>One lucky winner will receive:</b><p>– a 3 night trip to …

Flying

Iceland: To the Moon and Back in Three Videos

Traveler contributor Mariana Barrera Pieck recently road-tripped Iceland alongside New York-based photographer Zach Hyman and filmmaker Fernando Frías de la Parra. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Frías de la Parra's three-part, 16 mm film.<p>Iceland is that foreign planet inhabited by …

European Travel

Things To Do In Iceland

<i>This article was originally published by AskMen UK — so don't mind the references to things like "pounds," "chaps" and "packets of crisps," whatever those are.</i><p>You've probably heard all about Iceland lately. Icelandair's stopover service, WOW airlines, the blue lagoon, the northern lights. The …

Northern Lights

Genetics or good living? Why people in Iceland outlast the rest of the world

Tourists know Iceland for its spectacular landscape, geothermal pools and strange cuisine. But experts say the Nordic nation is special for another reason: people there live longer than almost anywhere else in the world.<p>Year after year, Iceland is one of the top-ranked countries for life …

Iceland

Word of Mouth: 24 Hours in Reykjavik

by Adrienne So<p>For a while now, Iceland has presented itself as a convenient layover destination for people traveling between Europe and North America—and not just because of its location in the middle of the Atlantic. It's a magical place to visit for anybody who's inspired by or interested in …

European Travel

10 incredible ways to see Iceland

The land of fire and ice is awash with glaciers, towering volcanoes and geothermal pools. Add to that Reykjavik, its hip capital, and you have a destination that provides not just otherworldly sights but also plenty of culture.<p>Whether you’re in search of the Northern Lights or the sights featured …

How to Experience Iceland Like a Local

Forget the big tours. Here's what to do in Iceland if you're looking for a more authentic experience.<p>As travel destinations go, Iceland is hot, so to …

European Travel

Iceland creates PSA to help visitors avoid 'hot tub awkwardness'

Iceland is doing everything it can to convince tourists to visit.<p>Icelandair offered free Icelandic "stopover buddies" to give travelers a local …

Video courses will teach travellers about Iceland

If you’re planning a trip to Iceland, a new campaign wants you to head back to school and study up before you go. The campaign will help travellers heading to Iceland learn about things like hot tub etiquette, eating like an Icelander, seeing the Northern Lights, and more through video …

Travelers

Tours in Iceland

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New flights put tourist hotspot Iceland in easy reach

Tourism in Iceland is white-hot, and it's about to get easier for Chicagoans to jump on the trend.<p>Icelandair launches year-round, nonstop service March 16 between O'Hare and Keflavik International Airport near Reykjavik, making Bjork's homeland a mere six-hour flight away.<p>It's a homecoming of sorts …

How to Get Naked in Iceland: New 'Spa Etiquette' Tourist Video is Viral Comedy Gold

The portly, semi-fictional and now viral “Gudmundur,” whose star turn as Iceland’s highly fictional Director of Spa Etiquette was launched a few days ago by Iceland’s tourist authorities, is a textbook-perfect example of how to take one of the very simple, tried and true elements of comedy – …

European Travel

This Breathtaking Iceland Proposal Is Everything You’ve Dreamed Of

There are countless ways to pull off the perfect Instagram-worthy proposal: You could pop the question by proposing under the Golden Gate Bridge, set up a romantic tent engagement getaway in your living room or just surprise your fiancé by dropping to one knee in front of a breathtaking view like …

Weddings

Another Earth: Exploring the breath-taking glaciers, waterfalls and lagoons that make Iceland a favourite with Hollywood film directors

• <b>Iceland offers a spectacular backdrop for outdoor adventures including glacier hiking</b> <b>and lagoon bathing</b>• <b><br>The country has appeared in Game of Thrones,</b> …