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Top 10 Free Campsites Around the World

There's nothing quite like the freedom of camping -- packing up a home away from home and heading wherever your itchy feet take you.<p>It's also one of the most economical means of accommodation and best if you want to get close to the wild world.<p>If you are after an even more rugged, and …

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100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

Body image: how actors push their bodies to the limits

From Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club to De Niro in Raging Bull, here's a selection of dramatic physical transformations<p>Matthew McConaughey<p>Before: 84kg (13st 3lb/185lb)<br>After: 61kg (9st 8lb/134lb)<p>McConaughey has already scooped a number of industry accolades for his role in Dallas Buyers …

Top 10 martial arts movies

Everybody is kung-fu fighting for sure, but it takes more than that to make a great martial arts movie. The Guardian and Observer critics pick the 10 finest ever made<p>• Top 10 movie adaptations • Top 10 animated movies • Top 10 silent movies • Top 10 sports movies • Top 10 film noir • Top 10 …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Books

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013, Part II

Time is running out to enter this year's National Geographic photo contest, the deadline for submissions is Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The overall …

The 10 Best Practical Places to Explore Ancient Rome

The legacy of the Roman Empire can be found in far more places than you might imagine. Many of the most interesting ancient sites, however, are located in countries and regions that are difficult or dangerous to visit. But that doesn't mean you can't get your fill of ancient Rome in more practical …

Ancient History

30 Epic Places You Absolutely Must Visit Before You're 30

Traveling young is important because it shapes your worldview. When you travel young, you realize who you are and what you believe in before it’s time to make the big-kid decisions (career, marriage, and all that scary stuff) that will impact the rest of your life.<p>If you were to visit each of these …

Beyond Beer and Lederhosen: Top 10 German Destinations

Autumn in Germany may be synonymous with beloved Oktoberfest, but this European powerhouse has more to offer than beer, pretzels and lederhosen. With its majestic castles, renowned vineyards, romantic valleys and stunning Alpine villages, Germany is not a country to be overlooked on a trip to …

These Bizarre German Hostel Rooms Are Made From Camping Trailers

Depending on how you look at it, this could be the weirdest or the coolest thing ever.<p>Built inside a former warehouse in Bonn, Germany, the hostel features 15 caravans, two night sleepers, and two Airstreams on the site of its "indoor campground."<p>Prices range from $32 to $101 per night, according …

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Long-term travel: top tips for a fulfilling trip

Most of us have fantasised about ditching the daily grind of the office job and domestic duties for a one-way ticket to happiness. Now more people are taking action in striving for a more meaningful existence, and travel is at the top of the list.<p>The ease of leveraging digital technology is giving …

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Top 10 Eastern European getaways

For years Eastern Europe was the undiscovered half of the continent - but things have changed. The diverse highlights of Eastern Europe are now drawing travellers by the trainload. Here are our top 10 Eastern European getaways.<p>1. Julian Alps, Slovenia<p>The Julian Alps form Slovenia's dramatic …

European Travel

Top 10 Travel Mistakes and How Not to Make Them

Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Jamie Beckman, contributor to Budget Travel.<p>Even the most meticulously planned trip is subject to snafus, but with a little insider know-how, you can avoid making the common mistakes that can derail a vacation. Stick to the guidelines below, and you're more …

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50 Science Fiction/Fantasy Films That Everyone Should See

Last week, Flavorwire published a list of 50 science-fiction and fantasy novels that everyone should read – an article that prompted some great …

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Long Weekend in Sicily

An hour’s flight from Rome, Sicily makes the perfect holiday-within-a-holiday. (Or, obviously, a holiday all its own.)<p>Sicily is one of Italy’s two …

10 of the Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Scotland

From wild marshlands shrouded in morning mist to rugged mountain peaks and glistening lochs, Scotland has no shortage of jaw-dropping views. To get you started, here are 10 of Scotland's most beautiful places to add to your itinerary.<p>1. Loch Ness<p>Photo courtesy of mendhak via Flickr.<p>Scotland's most …

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How to Do Florence on a Budget

<i>Photo Courtesy of mcmillent/myBudgetTravel. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Florence is an Italian city best known for its art. Home to the <b>Galleria degli Uffizi</b> and the <b>Galleria dell'Accademia</b> (where Michelangelo's <i>David</i> masterpiece resides), visitors from around the world flock to see …

Italy

The Coolest Hostel Stays Around The World From Booking.com

Whether you're a college student about to embark on your semester abroad in Europe or a traveler just looking to save money -- you need to know which hostels to book.<p>Booking.com decided to launch <i>The Booking Truth</i>, a collection of insights based on their 21 million reviews. Using this information, …

Finding the right Greek island

With more than 2000 islands, from tiny atolls to Crete, maritime Greece is unmatched for sheer variety. Beaches, history, walking, cycling, water sports, festivals, food, ecology: chances are if you want it, they’ve got it. Here are just a few of the incomparable offerings Greek islands hold.<p>Best …

European Travel

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect: fields of clover, gabby locals, etc. But there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and find better things to do …

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The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

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The Coolest Places To Eat, Drink, And Play In Paris

No, we're not talking about Bognor Regis — we're talking about Paris, duh! And, now is the time to steal a weekend away from your social calendar, for we've planned your mini city break, and it's got youshopping, sipping, and dining like a local — with not a tourist in sight, we promise.First stop …

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Where to eat in Paris if you only have 48 hours

For traditional French croissants or other pâtisserie, try Boulangerie Eric Kayser, which produces their own yeast in-house. Breakfast in America, …

France

Exploring the best of Croatia's islands

Croatia’s coast is speckled with dozens of magnificent islands that range from tiny, verdant and unpopulated to massive, arid and sporting ancient towns and villages. One of the chief delights on any visit to Croatia is hopping between the islands on the numerous ferries, catamarans and taxi boats, …

European Travel

14 Totally Bizarre Amusement Parks Around The World

The roller coasters. The Ferris Wheels. The illegal border crossings.<p>Yes, there's a park based around that theme.<p>There's a huge assortment of bizarre amusement parks around the world.<p>From mermaid performances to a Soviet era-themed world, we rounded up the world's strangest amusement park …

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Italy's top attractions: taking the 'trap' out of tourist trap

Across the globe, lucky souls are packing for Italy to explore the famed marvels of ancient Rome, find romance along Venice's teal-blue canals – and well-meaning friends are still trying to talk them out of it. 'You're going where? When? But it's a tourist trap!' they gasp.<p>This popular wisdom may …

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A Local's Guide To Portland, Oregon

<b>We caught up with Olivia Raymer, product manager at BootsnAll Travel Network to get an insider's advice on the best way to explore the Portland local food scene.</b><p><b>On your first day here, seeing this is a must:</b> Bridges, mountains, and rivers. While you might get a peek of Mt. Hood if you fly in on a …

Oregon

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 …

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20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

European Travel