Esther Yglesias

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Former Guide Describes Being Swallowed By Hippo - Vagabondish

Former African river guide Paul Templar is getting attention for his video that recounts a 1996 incident where he barely escaped with his life. …

Singapore will fill its tallest building with a luxury hotel, apartments and offices

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, the 75-year-old American architecture, interior design and urban-planning firm better known as SOM, has revealed its …

5 Reasons to Visit Baja

Mexico has a destination for everyone. You can hit the beach or stroll through non-coastal towns like Oaxaca and Cuernavaca. You can taste tequila …

Santa Fe

Our favourite images of the week

The most stunning travel photos from the past seven days – capturing Canada’s Yukon wilderness, the pubs of England’s Lake District and the man-made caves in northern Nepal.

European Travel

Beyond the Running of the Bulls: Spain's 10 Wildest Festivals

Every year since Hemingway published his classic, <i>The Sun Also Rises</i>, thousands of thrill-seekers have descended on the small city of Pamplona in northern Spain to take part in the legendary Running of the Bulls. In recent years, other fiestas like Valencia's tomato-throwing bash, La Tomatina, have …

Festivals

A new species of mouse lemur—one of the world's smallest primates—is photographed in Madagascar. (Photo by Mark Thiessen, National Geographic) See more of the tiniest creatures: http://on.natgeo.com/11q6qg5

San Francisco’s most beloved market turns 20

Celebrate the birthday of the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market with two tasty events that fete the Californian city’s love affair with sustainable, locally sourced food and drink.<p>It was only two decades ago that the thrice-weekly Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market at the historic Ferry Building welcomed its …

San Francisco

In Thailand, the Death Railway’s grim history lives on

Made famous by the film The Bridge over the River Kwai, the Thai-Burma railway that once resulted in the death of thousands could help unite Southeast Asia by 2015.<p>Made famous by the film The Bridge over the River Kwai, the Thai-Burma railway that once resulted in the death of thousands could help …

Thailand

Nancy Bean Toasts to the 2013 Nantucket Wine Festival

Hop on the train, catch a ferry, or just pop over in your private jet to Nantucket for the Nantucket Wine Festival’s grand annual 5-day wine and food …

Where to See the World's Most Dangerous Animals

Name three dangerous animals. If you're the average person in America, your list probably includes sharks, snakes, bears or maybe even mountain lions. While all of these animals are efficient killing machines in their own right, three of them (guess which!) should barely register as a threat. In …

Habitats

Costa Rica, better watch your back! Mother Nature shows off in Honduras, too

Honduras is more than twice the size of Costa Rica, has double the protected area and is easier to get to from the United States.<p>The only real difference, says James Adams, the head naturalist at The Lodge at Pico Bonito, is "Costa Rica is more savvy at marketing. Their Tourism Board has ten times …

Frogs

A Photographer Rediscovers The Crumbling Remains Of Tatooine

A photographer finds abandoned sets used in the Star Wars films crumbling in the desert.<p>In <i>Star Wars</i> (or <i>Episode IV</i> if you want to be like <i>that</i>), Luke Skywalker spends the first 15 minutes whining about his misfortune for having been born on Tatooine. He can’t go to Beggar’s Canyon to shoot womp rats …

Star Wars

Stunning Satellite Images Show A Changing Globe

Google has released a stunning cache of satellite images that show how the globe has changed in recent decades. Thursday's announcement came from the search giant's official blog:<p>"Working with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), NASA and TIME, we're releasing more than a quarter-century of images of …

Facebook reportedly in talks to buy Waze for $1 billion

The social network could be eyeing a purchase of the Israeli company known for its socially informed navigation app, according to business-news site Calcalist.<p>Facebook may be aiming to spend anywhere from $800 million to $1 billion to acquire Waze, an Israel-based company that offers a socially …

Windows Phone

Watch the Solar Eclipse Live

Northern Hemisphere observers can watch the event via live feed.<p><b>Sky-watchers took to Twitter today to share their experiences watching the solar eclipse, which was visible from Australia and parts of the Pacific.</b><p>Tweeted @xoxoalbertxoxo: "Instead of studying for my AP tomorrow, I'm just gonna watch …