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10 incredible pilgrimages to make in your lifetime

An old friend of ours died recently. I had known Adam since university and my wife, Sarah, and he had been good friends for all the 20 years that we have been together. Too old to die young, he still might reasonably have expected another two decades at least.<p>“Adam Crick – Teacher Pilgrim Poet” …

Sri Lanka

The Top 10 Most Unexpected Honeymoon Destinations

Think Hawaii is cliché? Try one of these up and coming hotspots.<p>Most think of honeymoon destinations as luxury beachside retreats or romantic getaways to Europe's most enchanting cities. But lately, couples are choosing adventurous destinations like Iceland and Patagonia and opting for mini-moons …

National Parks

In pictures: 10 iconic rail journeys you must do in your lifetime

Trains

Why Culture is Essential for Conflict Recovery and Sustainable Development

Does the revival of culture play a critical role in recovering from conflict and achieving sustainable development? At a conference in Phnom Penh organized by Cambodian Living Arts (CLA) on the 40th anniversary of the fall of the Khmer Rouge, Phloeun Prim, CLA's CEO, argued that cultural vitality …

The Coolest New Attractions of 2016

Hear ye, muggles and wizards: Hogwarts is coming to Hollywood. After the roaring success of the Harry Potter theme park at Universal Studios in …

Refugee Crisis Soaks Up Foreign Aid Funds

Sixty million people fled their homes last year as migrants, refugees and displaced persons, overwhelming the global humanitarian system created after World War II to cope with survivors of the Nazi Holocaust.<p>"We are entering a new stage - no one knows where it is going," said the former senor US …

The 10 most spectacular palaces in the world

You can't spend a night in these palaces, (though there are many others that have been converted to hotels), but you can visit them and soak in their architectural splendor and rich history.

A Fiction Reading List to Help You Understand the World Around You

Melissa Tandiwe Myambo, <i>University of California, Los Angeles</i><p>The real world is often overwhelmingly complicated. Literature can help. This is true at universities too: courses in comparative literature offer students new insights into their chosen disciplines by unlocking new, varied …

IoT: Using Technology for the Developing World

As we enter 2016, I can't help but reflect on the staggering success and take up of the Internet of Things (IoT), which refers to any device able to connect to the Internet. Mobile penetration is booming, broadband access continues to soar, more and more devices are being developed with sensors and …

The Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

<i>By Margo Berends</i><p>Sustainable development remains one of the most important and elusive challenges of our time. Making headway requires an integrated, holistic, and global strategy. The United Nations' (UN) new sustainable development agenda presents a markedly improved approach compared to previous …

6 Weeks After Paris, Countries Moving to Build Carbon Markets

<b>This story has been condensed from two pieces that first appeared on Ecosystem Marketplace. Click here to read the originals.</b><p>When climate negotiators signed off on the historic Paris Agreement in December, they opened the door for the kind of cross-border trading of greenhouse-gas emissions that …

National Geographic Releases The Best Travel Photos From 2015

WOW.<p>Even master travelers need to stop and savor the scenery. And that's exactly why we love National Geographic's top travel photos of the year.<p>The set of images, known as National Geographic Daily Travel Photo: Best of 2015, show how explorers across the globe have perfected the art of the travel …

The 11 Most Spectacular Cities to See in the Winter

There comes a time every winter when all you want to do is make like a bear and hibernate, armed with ah-mazing snacks and a good movie. After all, it's gross out...and the snow in the Costco parking lot has turned all 50 shades of gray.<p>Wish you lived someplace prettier? Check out these 11 cities …

The Paris Climate Agreement Feels Historic, but the Sustainable Development Goals Don’t. Why?

There were two major gatherings of global leaders this year – in New York for the UN General Assembly and in Paris for the climate talks. In some …

12 ways to get paid to travel the world

But what if you could travel and not spend a dime? What if you could even get paid?<p>Many would jump at the opportunity to experience new cultures, traverse through beautiful landscapes, and satisfy their insatiable wanderlust.<p>We've compiled 12 ways for just about anyone to get their golden ticket to …

16 New Year’s Resolutions for the Avid Traveler

“My priority for 2016 is to obtain a passport and take a maiden voyage out of the country. Not having many American cities left to visit on my bucket …

The most affordable places to travel to next year, according to Lonely Planet

Included in the series is a list of the best-value destinations for 2016, which pinpoints the top destinations where visitors can have high-quality travel experiences without breaking the bank.<p>From the pristine beaches of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast to the renowned vineyards of Galicia, Spain, …

The simple and delicious way Italians make espresso

And while it is a vital morning ritual in Italy, taking pride of place over any other activity as the first thing to do after getting out of bed, it is also an after-meal ritual, a mid-afternoon ritual, and even, for some, a before-bed ritual.<p>It's a sign of good hospitality to offer guests—even …

10 friends you lose when you start traveling

1. The type that genuinely does not give AF<p>Have you ever had a conversation with someone where you’re telling them something super exciting that …

Relationships

Lonely Planet's best travel destinations for 2016 | CNN Travel

UN Sustainable Development Goals: Good For Business

Think of the word “sustainability” and what springs to mind? For many, it means being “green,” and accepting the need for more careful use of increasingly limited natural resources. More specifically, it is a word synonymous with energy renewal and efficiency programs, harnessing the power of the …

The World's 10 Best Cities. Hands Down.

Whether it's a serene ancient metropolis or a bustling modern capital, a favorite city is like a great friend: they never disappoint, there's always something new to discover and no matter how much time you spend together, it's just never enough. With this in mind we asked the members of travel …

50 places everyone should visit in Europe

We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to scuba diving in the clear Mediterranean waters off the coast of Cyprus, here are 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.<p><i>Eliza McKelvey and Megan Willett contributed</i> …

These 17 apps will help you live the dream of traveling around the world while working from wherever you want

That dream might seem too good to be true years ago, but with the growing popularity of working remotely and advances in budget travel options, it has never been easier.<p>Australian app developer David McKinney, for example, converted his van into a mobile office complete with electricity and …

The 25 best restaurants in the world, according to travelers

A dish from Vue de Monde in Melbourne, Australia. TripAdvisor TripAdvisor has released its list of the best restaurants in the world.<p>The list is based on millions of traveler ratings and reviews.<p>Most of this year's winners are in Europe, but there are a few restaurants in America, Asia, Africa, and …

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The Miracle in Bolivia: A Model for Sustainable Development

With the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals last week, we have a clear outline for the global political ambitions for the next 15 years. Before we start the discussion about setting national strategies for how to work towards the 17 goals, ranging from hunger and poverty, to climate …

Tourist Attractions That Would Never Exist in America

"Protect us from ourselves." It's nearly a guarantee that when you visit a major tourist attraction in America, it's going to be safe. Most places put up barriers and warning signs that will stop even the most selfie-happy, oblivious tourist from doing something stupid, getting hurt, and …

Ensuring That the Sustainable Development Goals Are Not a Missed Opportunity

As world leaders return to their respective countries following the UN Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the context for implementation provides a depressing background. Seemingly every day, there are new scenes of crisis, poverty, human displacement and environmental damage …

UN Agency: Sustainable Development Requires Altering The World’s Financial System

It's time to think beyond divestment.<p>There's a long, long, long way to go, but there are reasons to be optimistic that the world may one day have a financial system that takes the environment into consideration, according to a United Nations Environment Programme report released Thursday.<p>Some …

The 21 most dangerous foods in the world

We've met that one risk-taking person who says they're willing to try any food or cuisine at least once; they're the adventurous eater. But are they willing to risk their life for it?<p>From monkey brains to hot dogs, we've compiled a list of the most dangerous foods around the world, shedding light …