Shona Conway

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Europe's best beach holiday hotels for summer

<b>Italy</b><p>With more than 4,700 miles of coastline, Italy is home to some of Europe’s most picturesque seascapes peppered with secluded coves and stylish resorts. The dramatic scenery of Liguria’s Cinque Terre, where traditional villages perch on rugged headlands, attracts scores of tourists in the …

Revolutionary 4D printed dress could be the shape of things to come

According to Jessica Rosenkrantz, “this is just the beginning”. As one half of perhaps the most innovative design duo in the world, Rosenkrantz is still basking in the acclaim for the 4D designer dress that has just been added to the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New …

More to Finland than the northern lights

In Finland, fantasy can be more reliable than reality. That’s why, despite the fact that 160,000 tourists travel to Lapland every year hoping to see the elusive northern lights, the Finns have installed a dead cert: Father Christmas. Come cloud or snow, solar wind or solar silence, he’ll be on duty …

Expert guide to Cape Town

Essential information<p><b>British High Commission:</b> Cape Town: 00 27 21 461 7220<p><b>UK Embassy:</b> Pretoria: 00 27 12 483 1200; britain.org.za<p><b>Emergency services</b>: dial 082 911 or 084 911 (ambulance), 10111 (police and fire). To contact any emergency service from a mobile phone, dial 112<p><b>Medical care</b>: to find the …

Cape Town

Britain's 20 best cities – according to you

Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

Dark Matter

26 reasons why New Zealand is the world's best country

What They Don’t Tell You About the Galápagos

Sea lions were the first to welcome me to the Galápagos Islands. There they were, lounging next to parked motorcycles and cars on the island of Santa Cruz, splayed out like they were at a luxe beach resort.<p>I knew before embarking on this National Geographic Expedition that animals were not afraid …

Mass polygamy in UK Muslim community – claim

Peer warns widespread polygamy being ‘condoned’ as report claims many Muslim women trapped in legal limbo<p>Polygamy is being practised on an “enormous” scale within the British Muslim community without any official attempt to stop it, it has been claimed.<p>A new study of the lives of Muslim women …

10 cities with the cheapest hotels

The world's 50 greatest countries – according to you

Costa Rica

Top 10 Adventure Trips

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Best Tours in Asia

From Traveler Magazine's 2011 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Sri Lanka: Ceylon Rising</b><p><i>New this year</i><p>Peace has finally come to Sri Lanka after a quarter century of intermittent civil war, making the island’s pristine nature reserves and trove of cultural marvels more accessible than ever. A fourth-generation …

Sri Lanka

Take an Epic Road Trip Through the Land of Fire and Ice

Iceland's Ring Road is steeped in natural wonder and mythical lore.<p>Iceland is one of the warmest cold countries you’ll find—especially so toward children. It seems everywhere you look there are pram-pushing moms and blond-haired kids swarming the capital of Reykjavik. The big hit for children (and …

European Travel

Ebola is scary, but antibiotic resistance should scare us more

Ebola is the stuff of nightmares. It causes profuse bleeding and organ failure and has a high mortality rate. But while the grim spectacle of dying patients in treatment centres in the affected African countries has stoked fears, cases in the west have been extremely rare in spite of a spate of …

No easy 'plan B' for Iran if nuclear talks with major powers collapse | Reuters

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iranian officials say they can turn to Beijing and Moscow if talks in Vienna fail to end Western sanctions, but with oil prices falling, China’s economy slowing and Russia in its own sanctions-induced slump, Tehran’s “plan B” hardly looks ideal.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry …

Best Trips 2015

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s India’s literary hub or Switzerland’s mountain majesty, these 20 go-now destinations will send you packing.

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City of the future sinks into the ocean

Japanese firm devises plan for an Ocean Spiral community that descends nine miles to the seabed<p>With dry land increasingly at a premium, a Japanese construction company has come up with a plan to sink a spiralling city into the depths of our oceans.<p>Each Ocean Spiral will be home to about 5,000 …

Top 10 New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Chime in the New Year with festivities both large and small around the world on this intercontinental journey.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Four Seasons of Travel</i><p><b>New York City, New York</b> <br>www.nycgo.com <br>New Year’s Eve in New York’s Times Square defines the evening for hundreds of millions around …

Record Drought Reveals Stunning Changes Along Colorado River

Lake Powell is at historic lows, offering kayakers new channels to explore but raising the alarm about water.<p>LAKE POWELL, Utah—In early September, at the abandoned Piute Farms marina on a remote edge of southern Utah's Navajo reservation, we watched a ten-foot (three-meter) waterfall plunging off …

Kendal Mountain Festival photography competition – in pictures

The winner of the Kendal Mountain Festival photography competition was announced at the weekend. Here we showcase Kasia Biernacka’s winning shot, Under the Glacier, plus the competition’s other finalists. Photographers from around the world were invited to submit images showcasing adventure sports …

The ‘pink vs blue’ gender myth

Is there truth to the idea that men prefer blue and women like pink? Claudia Hammond investigates, and discovers why these colours matter more than we think.<p>It’s easy to spot the girls’ section of a children’s clothes shop because most of it is pink. I know a lot of parents who insist that they …

Thirty-five unbelievable love and marriage customs of the world

Love is universal, yes – but romance takes an astonishing array of forms around the world. We scoured our travel guides and picked our writers’ brains to uncover some of the world’s most fascinating dating, love and marriage customs, from sweet to downright sinister. If you’ve never wooed your …

10 of the easiest mountains to climb around the world

UK<p>Garth Hill, Gwaelod-y-Garth, Cardiff<p>At 307 metres, Garth is classed as a “Marilyn” (a hill with a relative height of at least 150 metres), rather than a mountain, but it is special to me because my boyfriend proposed to me at the top in August. I said “Yes”! It was also made famous in the Hugh …

Hairspiration Of The Week: Bigger Is Better

Beauty & Hair<p>by Daniela Morosini | 10 12 2014<p>Hairspiration Of The Week: Bigger Is Better<p>View Gallery11 photos<p>1 / 11<p>© All photos Getty<p>1/11<p>© All photos …

Modern slavery affects more than 35 million people, report finds

More than 35 million people around the world are trapped in a modern form of slavery, according to a report highlighting the prevalence of forced labour, human trafficking, forced marriages, debt bondage and commerical sexual exploitation.<p>The Walk Free Foundation (WFF), an Australia-based NGO that …

Chasing the Northern Lights in Norway

Few natural phenomena have the power to beguile quite like the aurora borealis and no-one ever forgets their first experience of watching what could just be the greatest show on earth.<p>What’s it Like?<p>As elusive as they are mysterious, these shape-shifters of the Arctic night sky quickly take on the …

Russian research team explores giant Siberian sinkhole

A Russian research team including scientists, a medic and a professional climber has descended to the bottom of a giant sinkhole in northern Siberia in an attempt to discover its origins.<p>The 35-metre deep sinkhole was discovered in July after an unexplained eruption that flung soil and rock 120 …

Woman dies at second India sterilisation camp

A woman died after a second sterilisation camp was held in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh even as the death toll mounted from a clinic held two days before, it has been revealed.<p>The number of fatalities reached 14 on Thursday and was expected to rise, while the doctor who performed many …