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Top adventures in Laos

With its dense forests, limestone caves and endless waterways, Laos is a dream destination for intrepid travellers seeking an off-the-beaten-track corner of Asia.<p>Whether it's kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, ziplining between tree houses or exploring temple ruins – you can choose your own …

Laos town known for drunkenness and tourist deaths cleans up its act

The town of Vang Vieng in Laos was once synonymous with backpacker excess, but now offers adventure activities that make the most of its stunning location<p>“I want us to preserve the mountains of Vang Vieng, the river and the culture for the future,” Thanongsi Solangkoun told me as I sipped mulberry …

Book Thailand Train Tickets: Thai Trains Reservation Online, Schedule, Fares - Asia

Book your train tickets online - Now!<p>Reserve train tickets for Thailand, check Thailand trains fares, and Thai train schedules to Bangkok, Chiang …

Travel Basics: What to do in Bangkok

Bangkok won’t charm you…at least not right away.<p>It’s massive, intimidating, busy, hot, humid and really kind of ugly. Chances are you may get ripped …

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Beyond the street stalls: where else to eat in Bangkok

Read just about any article about eating in Bangkok, and you’ll find gushing references to the glories of the city’s street food. While much of the food sold from mobile carts is tasty, it’s far from the only great eating to be had in the Thai capital. The Bangkok of today is home to a vast …

Secret Ko Pha-Ngan: the Thai isle beyond the famous full moon parties

In the late 1970s, Ko Pha-Ngan was a pristine paradise that beckoned the intrepid. Its innocent days may be long gone, but don’t let that deter you: this Thai gulf isle offers much more outside the full moon parties that made it famous.<p>Avoid the full moon and the smaller but still-raucous half-moon …

A one-way trip to Hong Kong that's lasted seven years

As many of her friends settled down, Sabrina Iovino opted out of the rat race and began a life of full-time travel.<p>Surrounded by young, good-looking backpackers in Bangkok, Thailand, I made up my mind: once I got back home to Germany, I was going to quit my job and travel the world.<p>It was 2007, and …

10 dream trips every traveler should experience | CNN Travel

40 Unforgettable Experiences to Have in Iceland

Iceland's dazzling glacial landscapes, thermal pools and ominous volcanoes are endlessly captivating, making it the ideal terrain for adventurous travelers to explore. Don't want to miss anything? Put your guidebook to one side and instead print out this list of 40 unforgettable experiences to have …

Reykjavik

Here's what to do when an airline loses your luggage

Thankfully, the US Department of Transportation has started laying down the law on what should happen when you arrive somewhere and your baggage doesn't.<p>Unfortunately, this still varies wildly depending on each airline and each specific situation.<p>To help you navigate these tricky waters, we've …

23 pictures that show why travelers voted Kyoto the best city in the world

This year, for the second time in a row, travelers voted Kyoto, Japan, to be the best city in the world.<p>Kyoto — Japan's imperial capital for over 1,000 years — is full of incredible temples, parks, and markets that make it a favorite with travelers.<p>These photos show why Kyoto was named the world's …

29 travel hacks that even frequent fliers don't know

Essentially an express lane for the proactive, these programs are pre-approvals from the US Customs and Border Protection that designate you a low-risk traveler. As long as you're not a convicted criminal, you're good to go after little more than some light paperwork and a quick in-person interview.<p>…

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Traversing Croatia’s exquisite Adriatic coast

Go beyond Dubrovnik to find former pirate settlements, marble-rich lands, a wine region worth hiking and secret swimming holes worth exploring.

8 Awesome YouTube Tutorials Every Photographer Should See

<i>Jimmy Mcintyre is a travel photographer, educator, and 500px ISO contributor. His photos have been published in local and national magazines,</i> …

Tutorials

Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.

National Parks

Havana city guide: what to see plus the best new bars, restaurants and hotels

Photograph: Dmitri Alexander<p>An outdoor restaurant and salsa dancers on the Plaza Catedral.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/12/1426181524307/7f1e6691-4e18-4de7-b907-6feadd6f4b2b-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Dmitri Alexander<p>An outdoor restaurant and salsa …

Puerto Rico travel guide

Puerto Rico<p>Best for: The beach, romance, watersports, partying, nature, food, culture and history.<p>Puerto Rico is a US commonwealth, where the dollar and a sophisticated American infrastructure hold sway. Yet the island's culture is fundamentally Hispanic, with Spanish the first language, and the …

How to Use Lightroom Brushes to Contour Faces

It's amazing how adding just a little bit of shadows can drastically improve the depth of your photographs. Contouring faces is a little trick that …

7 Ways to Handle High Contrast Scenes

Perhaps the greatest challenge you will face in outdoor photography is the high contrast created by the sun and the bright sky versus a darker …

Outdoors