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5 Off-the-Grid Destinations with Zero Cell Service

Ready to unplug? We mean no Snapchatting, no Instagramming, no text messages, and especially no work emails. Tell your boss that in these five out-of-service locales, you couldn’t make a call even if you wanted to.<p>Big Sur, California<p>Take the meandering drive down California’s rugged, coast-hugging …

Traveling Mongolia Is Easier Than You Think.

<b>THE SCENE</b> <br>For intrepid travelers, there may be no greater thrill than having the chance to explore a destination seemingly untouched by tourism. Mongolia is an explorer’s dream, with natural wonders like the <b>Gobi Desert</b> and annual festivals such as Naadam. Due to its remote location, Mongolia sits …

Mongolia

Great European city breaks you've probably never thought of

Kotor<b>,</b> Montenegro<p>The Montenegrin coast feels very different from neighbouring Croatia: it’s more Russian-influenced and beauty spots can be thick with jetskis, large black 4x4s, and beach bling. But Kotor, served by Tivat airport, is a gorgeous spot on a huge fjord-like sea inlet. For a good …

European Travel

Columbia Sportswear Wants to Pay You to Travel the World for 9 Months

Some would call this a dream job: many wouldn't. Columbia Sportswear is looking to hire two Directors of Toughness to test their gear in the most …

Best small cities in Europe

Lausanne, SwitzerlandGabriel Garcia Marengo/Flickr<p>Usually when new visitors travel to Europe, it’s to the big capital cities—those cities that make it into all the movies and TV dramas. We travel to Paris, to London, to Madrid and Barcelona and Amsterdam and Brussels.<p>But in a continent of vastly …

Is this Britain’s most beautiful view?

One view of Salisbury Cathedral has inspired countless artists, including the celebrated Romantic John Constable, who painted it many times. But is it really Britain’s finest vista?<p>After the sudden death of his wife, John Constable painted what has been called “one of the masterpieces of British …

Human Rights

5 Underrated Countries Where You Should Take Your Next Adventure

Where to travel when you've already traveled to all the typical places.<p>So you've already climbed Kilimanjaro, hiked the Inca Trail, and trekked to Everest base camp. And now that those trips are off your bucket list, you're looking for some off-the-beaten-path suggestions on where to go next. …

Travel

Living in… the world's most reputable countries

What people believe about a country can influence everything from foreign policy to foreign investment – to whether or not people want to visit or live there.<p>What we believe about a place can often be more powerful than the hard facts. A country's reputation can influence everything from foreign …

6 Underrated European Cities You Should Seriously Visit

You’ve been to Paris and you’ve been to Rome, but Europe is a big continent full of hidden treasures ripe for exploring. Here, six lesser-known European cities that deserve a spot on your travel bucket list.<p>GO TO AMSTERDAM, BUT DON’T MISS MAASTRICHT<p>Read more.<p>GO TO LISBON, BUT DON’T MISS PORTO<p>Read …

3 Travel Hacks Millennials Use and You Should Too | Inc.com

Travel planning can be nothing short of a hassle.<p>Luckily, the market is full of new tools to improve your experience. The problem is finding the products that really work.<p>As early adopters of technology, Millennials can help you sort through the hordes of new tools out there to make your travel …

A field of light blooms in the Australian Outback

At the foot of one of Australia’s most famous landmarks, a British artist has created his latest masterpiece.<p>Deep within Australia’s vast desert, a tremendous tower of rock has been forming for some 600 million years. For Aborigines, Uluru is sacred, full of ancestral spirits and tales of the past. …

A desert of smugglers and skeletons

Every day, border patrol agent Ryan Hajek faces the delicate balance of taking care of and enjoying Texas’ Big Bend National Park, and the hot button issues of US immigration.<p>Border patrol agent Ryan Hajek was walking in the open Texas desert, trying to stay as quiet as possible. It was dark except …

The 22 Most Beautiful Places In The World

These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list–whether you're looking to …

30 photos that show why Hokkaidō, Japan, was just named the best destination in Asia by Lonely Planet

The second largest, yet least-developed of Japan's main islands, Hokkaidō beat out more well-known destinations like Tokyo, Bangkok, or Beijing.<p>Snow-capped mountains for skiers and snowboarders, as well as hot springs, volcanoes, and cherry blossoms, make Hokkaidō a hotspot for visitors …

Pokémon Go... As A Travel App?

Pokémon Go as a travel app? Well, surprisingly, yeah. Not to book flights or anything, but as a tool and aid to finding hidden sights and spots in whatever city you’re in.<p>I’ve been using it for over a week in the UK and Italy, and it’s fantastic. Here’s what you need to know.<p><b>The What</b><p>If you’ve heard …

The coolest thing to do for $20 in every state in the US

A few years ago, $20 seemed like a lot of money. However, these days, $20 can feel like nothing at all. You might spend $20 on your monthly gym membership or a movie ticket, sans popcorn.<p>Luckily, there are still some things to do in the U.S. for $20 or less; you just need to know where to go. Here …

Hiking to Britain’s most remote pub – without a map

Before the invention of instruments, humans relied on natural navigation – a technique that uses the sun, moon, stars, wind, weather, plants and animals to provide orientation.<p><i>BBC's Travel Show brings you the latest insider travel news, a wealth of destinations, amazing experiences and features and</i> …

A strangely addictive street food

An iconic dish in a city of strange things, Currywurst “could only have been invented in Berlin because this is a city of openness and open-mindedness towards experimentation”.<p>It was chilly and rainy in West Berlin on 4 September, 1949. The city was in the midst of rebuilding after being decimated …

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Insider things to do with certain San Francisco visitors

Sure, sometimes hosting visitors can feel like a burden. They throw off your routine, can involve costly activities and leave you pretty exhausted once they depart.<p>But for some of us, it's all so entirely worth it. If you try to make the most of it, it can become the most enjoyable staycation and …

San Francisco

11 Photos That Prove Japan Is The Most Beautiful Place On Earth

...not that we needed convincing.<p>Hidenobu Suzuki knows Japan like the back of his hand.<p>This spring, the Toyohashi-based photographer shot some stunning photos of cherry blossoms in his home country. And now that it's rainy season, he's back outdoors to capture more Japanese scenery. (Spoiler alert: …

5 Tips to Make Travel Great Again

Traveling around the holidays, especially during the Fourth of July, can be cause for a major headache. Between tracking down the best flights to figuring out how to dodge travel fares, there’s plenty left to the unknown. We’re setting out to make sure that you make the most out of America’s …

Boutique Hotels

17 of the best under-the-radar islands in Europe

Even if you haven't done much traveling in Europe, though, these breathtaking islands are well worth the detour.<p>They boast laid-back cultures, quiet charm, and an unspoiled nature that simply cannot be matched by the European mainland.<p>So pack your best camera, and get ready for an adventure.

European Travel

Travelling to the United Kingdom just became cheaper

United Kingdom's referendum vote to exit theEuropean Unionhas led to a free fall of the pound, making travel toBritaincheaper. India's travel …

United Kingdom

There's a $99 Flight from L.A. to Iceland and Here’s Exactly What It’s Like - Los Angeles Magazine

There’s a $99 Flight from L.A. to Iceland and Here’s Exactly What It’s Like<p>We flew on super-cheap WOW Air’s inaugural transatlantic flight<p>A nine-hour …

What air travel between the UK and Europe looked like pre-Brexit

The UK today is the most popular air transit point in the European Union for EU travelers. About 138 million air passengers flew between the UK and EU in 2015 according to Eurostat. (Its relatively popularity as an airline destination is linked partly to the fact that it’s an island with limited …

Drive the northern Oregon coast: Haystack rocks, giant dunes and fresh seafood

One round-trip ticket to Portland. One rental car, pointed west. And one tank of gas.<p>Start with these elements, then stretch them across four days and three nights in the shape of a 270-mile triangle.<p>The result? A road trip to the northern Oregon coast, as far south as Pacific City, as far north as …

Take the Ultimate Spanish Road Trip from Barcelona

PHOTO BY Albert Torelló/Flickr<p>Els Encantats<p>Medieval villages, back roads, and the Wild Pyrenees<p>Leave behind the beaches of Barcelona and drive …

Up The Amazon Without A Paddle — Or Passport, Or Visa, Or Girlfriend

After college, I spent some years wandering on the cheap around South America, ending up teaching English in Rio de Janeiro. Eventually, I left Rio and headed to northeast Brazil meeting up with an old girlfriend who flew in from the U.S. We had plans to continue on to Belem at the mouth of the …

A hero in a harsh, high-desert world

For nearly two decades, David Pylman has been running the search and rescue team at Joshua Tree National Park, helping to save the parched, sun-stroked and injured.<p>David Pylman looked up at a giant outcropping of tawny granite, a gnarled Joshua tree sat to his right. Pylman watched as his partner …