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Best Winter Experiences - Top 10 Suggestions

4<p>1<p>10 Best Winter Experiences<p>While writing my previous post on polar travel, memories of my epic winter trips came flooding in. I recall the time I …

15 Festivals To Attend Before You Die

Throwing tomatoes and watching balloon races aren't your standard, everyday activities. But every year, visitors gather in different locations around the world to participate in festivals ranging from spiritual to lighthearted. From samba dancing to bathing in a sacred river, each festival offers …

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25 Unbelievable Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed

These are the kinds of places friends and family expect travelers to go.<p>But there are plenty of places to see that are under the radar; often known only by locals.<p>Inspired by this Quora list asking about the best travel destinations most people never knew existed, we put together our own list of …

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10 Ancient Archaeological Sites for Your World Travel Bucket List

Shares 7K<p>Typically, when ancient archaeological sites get some form of development, it’s a benefit.<p>With development comes better controlled access …

Ten of the world's best off-season adventures

Avoid the crowds and bag a bargain by travelling to the world’s best bits when everyone else isn’t. Here are 10 reasons to resist travel during high season, straight from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures</i>.<p>'Green season' safari, Botswana<p>Hippos in Botswana by Mazzali / CC BY-SA 2.0<p>Botswana is …

Best Places to Party Around the World

Vacation is the time to kick back, relax…and have one hell of a party. A new book rounds up the best places to experience a new culture by getting …

10 best things to climb

Over ice and iron girders, shinnying up temples and scaling rainforest trees – tackle the world’s most worthwhile ways to reach the top. In this excerpt from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i> we've gathered together ten things to go up, from the somewhat gentle to the downright difficult. …

Fire and ice: adventures in Iceland

You could be forgiven for mistaking Iceland's scenery for a sci-fi movie set. Boiling water blasts out of geysers, and cracks in the earth belch steam. Arid plains and mustard-coloured rocks stretch endlessly into the distance. Volcanoes lurk menacingly under a covering of snow.<p>Iceland is …

Top ten experiences in Tasmania

Tasmania is still Australia, but beguilingly and bewitchingly it’s just that little bit different. It’s compact enough to ‘do’ in a week and layered enough to keep bringing you back. The island state produces gourmet food and wine, and a flourishing arts scene and a burgeoning urban cool point to a …

The 7 Best Island Escapes

7 Perfect Island Getaways Around the Globe<p>From cheap hideaways to epic fishing and diving spots, we dug up seven crowd-free island escapes for every type of adventurer.<p>Water World: Maalifushi, Maldives<p>7 incredible island getaways from around the globe<p>The English word atoll comes from ­Dhivehi, the …

I Want to Try Deep-water Soloing. Where Should I Go?

<i>A:</i><p>Called the purest form of climbing, deep-water soloing (DWS) is free rock climbing practiced on sea cliffs, lakeside ledges, or climbing walls above pools. In deep-water soloing, water serves as the safety net.<p>“It’s an exciting type of climbing; usually you can’t free climb past 20 feet or so," …

Where are the World's Most Unusual Places to Grab a Drink?

<i>A:</i><p>Here are five choices worth traveling for:<p>Alux Bar & Lounge in Playa del Carmen, Mexico<p>The Yucatan Peninsula is known for extensive cave systems, but this might be one of the most alluring. The sprawling caverns include spaces for a restaurant, event room, and, of course, bar, where cocktail …

Perfect Things: Snorkel Your Favorite Fishing Hole

I have a friend—let's call her L—who lives in Washington, close to a small river that feeds tidal flats full of the best oysters I've ever tasted. Elk walk the stream's banks. It's also full of anadromous fish.<p>Last year, I visited L during what turned out to be the richest period for Pacific …

Is Antarctica the Only Place To See Penguins in the Wild?

<i>A:</i><p>If the thought of seeing a real life march of the penguins gives you happy feet, then you’re in luck. There are actually a number of places you can witness the exultant event, and they’re not all in Antarctica.<p>Although the earth’s icy, southernmost continent does contain a number of prime spots …

Bull Running Comes to the U.S.

"We don't want people to die, but it may someday happen."<p>That's what Rob Dickens said about the Great Bull Run, which took place at the Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas, on Saturday. According to the <i>Houston Chronicle</i>, 3,500 participants attended the event.<p>Dickens and his associate, Brad …

6 Great Soft Adventures For 2014

If you missed my list of 10 Big Adventures for 2014 or your looking for something a bit less demanding for your own escape, then you'll want to …

Video: Adventure Is A Way Of Life

The title of this video pretty much sums up how I feel. Adventure is most certainly a way of life. The clip below, which comes our way courtesy of …

SpaceShipTwo Makes Highest, Fastest Flight Yet

For the past few years, Virgin Galactic has been making slow, but steady, steps towards bring us the first commercial space flights for tourists. The …

The World's 8 Scariest Viewing Platforms

Is Step into the Void, a new 12,650-foot (3,856-meter) perch in the French Alps, the scariest?<p>"I must have torrents, rocks, pines, dead forests, mountains, rugged paths to go up and down, precipices beside me to frighten me," wrote Jean-Jacques Rousseau of his love of rambling in the French Alps. …

January 26, 2014: Riding Rio Roosevelt’s Rapids, Sliding Headfirst at 90 MPH and More

Human Journey<p>Trip Jennings eyes Rio Roosevelt’s rapids that he became the first to kayak down. (photo courtesy Still Life Projects)<p>Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on <i>National</i> …

Kiteboarding in Costa Rica—Tapping into the Power of Now

You know you’re on to something good when you’re willing to travel thousands of miles for a sport, practice for days, get absolutely pummeled in the ocean, and you still want more. Welcome to kiteboarding. It’s known to be addictive—even when you face plant.<p>I couldn’t resist trying it after …