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Start - Otto’s Journey

An incredible journey all around the world: Gunther Holtorf has visited 215 countries, regions and territories, covered 900,000 kilometres in the …

50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

Everyone has their dream bucket list of travel destinations, but what about dream hotels?<p>Since summer is right around the corner and we're dreaming about vacations in far off places, we've come up with the ultimate bucket list of hotels to stay in around the world.<p>From private overwater bungalow …

Burj Al Arab

30+ Unbelievable Places That Look Like They’re From Another Planet

These out-of-this-world photos will make you feel like you're on another planet. Why spend years training to be an astronaut when you explore strange …

The Most Interesting Roads in the World

Fancy a road trip? With so many fascinating drives across the globe, you're spoilt for choice. Here's a list of 10 of the most beautiful, diverse and scenic roads to get you started.<p><b>1. Chapman's Peak Drive, South Africa</b><p>This scenic route winds between Noordoek and Hout Bay on the south-western tip …

Photos: 7 Grand Tours You Can Actually Afford

Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough. From a safari journey around Africa to an extensive cross-country tour of the U.S., we've rounded up …

Travel

Video: Drifting Through Iceland

Iceland is a destination that seems to inspire amazing videos, and this one is no exception. It takes us on a timelapse journey across the …

15 Songs You’re Going To Hear Everywhere At Festivals In Summer 2015

What makes a great festival anthem? An irrepressible beat that’s impossible to ignore? A giant singalong chorus that unites an entire field? A …

The playlist: metal – Helloween, Paradise Lost, Shape of Despair and more

In the mood for some crushing heaviness? Or maybe something thoroughly despondent? We have just the music for you …<p>Paradise Lost – Beneath Broken Earth<p>If you’re in a terrible mood today – and Satan knows, you should be – then Paradise Lost’s pioneering blend of crushing heaviness and refined gloom …

The best albums of 2015 – so far

We’ve almost finished collating the best albums released in 2015 – so far including Arca, Joanna Newsom, Mac DeMarco, Kendrick Lamar and Björk, and updated monthly<p>January<p><b>Sleater-Kinney: No Cities to Love</b> <br>A return to form for the reunited riot grrrl pioneers, filled to capacity with their signature …

Sublime Places to Visit in Italy

I was lucky enough to travel to Italy last month for a week of road tripping with<p>my fiancée. Based in <i>Lamole in Chianti</i> in Tuscany, we drove out to a number of sublimely beautiful destinations away from (well mostly) crowds of tourists.<p><b>Le Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera</b><p>Sunbathers enjoy the sun as the …

The NYC Bucket List: 50 Things You Absolutely Have to Do in the City

Things you’ve probably done in New York: killed a cockroach, overpaid for a craft cocktail, waited for a delayed train on an A/C-less platform. But …

Free & Cheap in NYC (For Real!)

The Big Apple doesn't have to mean big bucks! We asked locals, celebrities, BT editors, and readers to give their best tips on free and inexpensive …

Flying

Round the world cruises: the ultimate guide

The first round-the-world sailing did not go well. The Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan attempted a circumnavigation starting in 1519: his voyage took 1,082 days and saw the death of 51 crew, including the explorer himself. By 1922, however, when Cunard offered the first round-the-world …

Cruise Ships

Lonely Planet's pick of top new travel experiences for 2015

From ice caves to zip lines, Lonely Planet has selected this year’s best new travel experiences around the world. The full list is available now in a free ebook, New In Travel 2015 • What trip would you include? Add a tip in the comments below

14 Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List ASAP

<i>Photo: Michael Matti</i><p>You've probably started a list already and spent countless hours behind your computer daydreaming...but here are a few of our favorites that you might want to take a look at.<p>1. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia<p>Hike through Croatia's largest National Park to a series of …

The 2015 Way to Travel on the Cheap

You'll be a jetsetter in no time.<p>The digital age is bittersweet for those of us with wanderlust. On one hand, your Instagram feed is filled with idyllic snaps from exotic locales that are merely pipe dreams due to your lack of funds. On the other, you have a million sites and apps at your finger …

Travel

9 New Places You Must Add To Your Travel Bucket List

While seeing the places you know and are familiar with is all fine and well, sometimes, adventuring into the unknown can be immensely rewarding. The following nine places may be a bit remote, but they're absolute must-sees before age gets the best of you:<p><b>Milford Sound, Southland, New Zealand</b><p>Milford …

6 Destinations You Should Visit In Ireland, As Recommended By The Actual Irish

Chances are, Dublin, Galway or even Cork immediately come to mind when considering places to visit in Ireland. And those places are undoubtedly lovely, but what about the other, more unknown spots around the Emerald Isle?<p>Based on travel data collected by our friends at Booking.com, we were able to …

The 30 Best Trips of 2015

Warning: unless you’re an annoyingly carefree bon vivant with a hefty trust fund, reading our annual Best of Travel awards may trigger a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the pathetic state of your mundane life. There are so many cool places to go, you’ll think as you scroll through our 30 epic …

Adventure Travel

50 Essential Western Travel Experiences

Raft the mightiest river<p><b>Colorado River, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ</b><p>“You hope you’ll be right side up at the other end.” That’s how late rafting …

National Parks

One Month on the World’s Longest Train Ride for $1,000

‘It’s like teleporting to a different land every time you wake up’<p>Written by Derek Low<p>Follow me on <b>Facebook</b> and <b>Instagram</b><p>In the late 19th century, some …

Secrets Of The Ring Road: Iceland’s Epic Road Trip

Driving Iceland’s Ring RoadRing Road, IcelandThere’s nothing like a good road trip. Especially when driving past active volcanoes, blue icebergs, …

European Travel

US road trip: a guide to Route 66

Driving America’s most iconic highway is the trip of a lifetime. Author and Route 66 expert Candacy Taylor shares her tips on the classic motels, old-school diners and gas stations to stop at en route for a true slice of Americana<p>Extra miles: The ‘Green Book’ and the road’s legacy of racial …

Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe

For great-value city breaks, look past the capitals and big names; some of Europe’s liveliest cultural scenes are in its smaller cities<p>Ghent, Belgium<p><b>Why go?</b><br>While Bruges can sometimes feel a little like a tourist toy-town, Ghent keeps it real. The city still offers picturesque Flemish architecture …

European Travel

15 amazing adventures for 2015

Amazon Rainforest

10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little. …

23 Latin American Destinations That Prove There's A Lot More To See Than Rio And Buenos Aires

It's no secret that Latin America houses many of this planet's most jaw-dropping destinations. Spotlight countries such as Brazil continue to be among our favorites due to the beautiful beaches, cities and colonial sights that easily captivate those who find themselves in constant wanderlust.<p>You …

Our Biggest Adventure to Date — the India Rickshaw Run!

Over the past few years, our travel style and interest have slowly evolved as we started exploring deeper and further. Travel no longer seemed enough …

The Gates to Hell — Darvaza Gas Craters in Turkmenistan

[box] <i>I’m currently traveling through</i> <i>Central Asia</i> <i>and am updating this blog on the road. Forgive me if they’re short and snippety. Our trip started in</i> …