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Seven wonders of the world to explore on Google Street View

With the news that Yorkshire is to get the Google Street View trek treatment, we take a look at seven other beautiful virtual tours<p>You may not have heard of Roseberry Topping, Guisborough woods or Cleveland Hills – areas of Yorkshire in the UK – but very shortly it will become much, much easier to …

Google Street View

The Autumn Equinox is Here! Wait, What's the Autumn Equinox?

The equinox comes twice a year and is related to the change in seasons, but a lot of people don't fully understand this celestial alignment.<p>Winter is officially coming. The Northern Hemisphere blew by the longest day of the year with June’s summer solstice and is now coming up on the September …

Travel Non-Essentials: Should You Buy This Travel Pouch?

Welcome to Travel Non-Essentials, where T+L editors Mark Orwoll and Nikki Ekstein sound off on a different breed of travel product—sometimes …

Visiting Rome with kids: gladiators, gardens and gelato

Rome's top attractions offer much to fire children’s imaginations, from the Colosseum with its past of blood-curdling spectacle to spooky underground catacombs where the early Christians buried their dead. The city’s historic centre is kid-friendly too, dotted with spacious piazzas, foaming …

Italy

Essential Busan: 10 highlights of South Korea's second city

Busan is one of the great unheralded cities in Asia. Brimming with cobalt oceans, verdant mountains and delectable fare, it’s a city full of surprises and a laid-back vibe that makes it the perfect base from which to explore farther afield in South Korea.<p>With so many choices in this beachy urban …

South Korea

10 of the best sights in Istanbul

Basilica Cistern<p>The city's most unexpectedly romantic attraction, the Basilica Cistern, offers an insight into the complicated system that once brought drinking water into Istanbul from Thrace (an area of the south-east Balkans now constituting Turkish land n the European mainland, and a chunk of …

The Earth Has a Belly Button, And Here's How to Find It

Longitude and latitude have their most interesting meeting at a spot known as the Golden X.<p>One of the most unusual cartographic hobbies of the modern GPS era is run by the Degree Confluence Project. These modern-day Magellans want to visit every place in the world where a line of latitude …

North Pole

How to sneeze in Japanese. LOL (or, as they say in Indonesia, wkwkwk)

A new book aims to illustrate all the eccentricities of international onomatopoeia<p>“I want Meryl Streep crying in five different accents.”<p>Joan Rivers’ parting shot was one of her finest.

Joan Rivers

A guide to South Korea's most charming mural villages

The term 'street art' can often conjure up an image of hooded graffiti-artists stenciling edgy pieces down seedy city laneways in the dark of the night.<p>But in South Korea, there’s a different kind of street art scene going on – formerly underserved neighbourhoods are getting makeovers in the form …

Bent in Taiwan storm, 2 mailboxes become celebrities

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A pair of roadside mailboxes that were uniformly bent by a falling signboard during a typhoon earlier this month have become celebrities in Taiwan, drawing steady lines of people to snap photos and inspiring fan merchandise.<p>Many Taiwanese think that the public mailboxes …

Visiting Japan's ghost island of Hashima

The small island of Hashima was once bustling with a community of 5000 people, who lived alongside the mines they worked. Abandoned in the 1970s, the island and its buildings had been left to the<p>elements.<p>But calls for its preservation, a cameo role in a Bond movie, and Unesco recognition have all …

What happens to your bag after you check in?

A captivating video follows a suitcase through Amsterdam Schiphol's high-tech baggage handling facility<p>The fascinating footage reveals the surprisingly exhilarating trajectory of a suitcase as it passes through the baggage handling system at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, one of the most …

Make art not war in South Korea artists' village

Only 6km from the border with the world’s most secretive nation lies another secret destination – but one you are more likely to want to visit. The dedicated art village of Heyri in South Korea is about an hour’s drive north of Seoul and just throwing distance (though not recommended) from the …

South Korea

Melting snow leaves behind magical frozen caves in Scotland

These striking pictures were captured by Helen Rennie at Ciste Mhearad in the northern Cairngorms.<p>Low summer temperatures mean snow continues to cling to the mountainsides of the Scottish National Park, even in the middle of August. But as the patches begin to melt from below, and water flows …

5 trips you really need to take in your 20s

Blogger Jaclynn Seah hits 30 – and ponders whether some types of trips are best undertaken in your twenties...<p>As I officially leave my twenties …

Top 10 day trips in Singapore

Photograph: Tay Soon Lian/AFP/Getty Images<p>A storkbilled kingfisher at Sungei Buloh wetland reserve.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/10/21/1413898627133/79617375-99c5-4690-b870-295c155eae0f-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Tay Soon Lian/AFP/Getty Images<p>A storkbilled …

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Top 10 outdoor spaces in Singapore

Away from the bustle of the city there are tranquil parks, historic sites and lookout towers to explore. <b>Azyure Hikari</b>, co-founder of Urban Explorers of Singapore, gives his recommendations on where to visit<p>There are many interesting war stories involving the Japanese invasion of Singapore, and one …

Top 10 must-try Northern Thai dishes

Think you know Thai food? Think again. Thailand's cuisine takes a different form every time it crosses a provincial border, and the dishes of Thailand's northern provinces are no exception.<p>Northern Thai food is a world away from the dishes you’ve probably encountered at your local Thai restaurant …

The world's 10 most adventurous museums

These extreme museums will take you to the edges of the earth – indeed, getting there is half the fun...<p>1. Corones Museum, South Tyrol, Italy<p>On the …

Sign Language: June 2015

Lost Myanmar Empire Is Stage for Modern Violence

Centuries ago the region around Mrauk U was a realm of remarkable ethnic harmony. Today it is roiled by sectarian violence.<p>At the break of dawn, the fertile plain of Mrauk U, on a remote river in western Myanmar (Burma), is an archaeologist's dream come true.<p>The sun washes over hundreds of medieval …

The Ethnic Cleansing Going On Right Now You Probably Haven't Heard About

<b>EDITOR'S NOTE May 16, 2015:</b> <i>TakePart originally published this article in June 2014. With thousands of Rohingya now fleeing their country in boats,</i> …

Massive Underground City Found in Cappadocia Region of Turkey

Subterranean retreat may have sheltered thousands of people in times of trouble.<p>When the invaders came, Cappadocians knew where to hide: underground, in one of the 250 subterranean safe havens they had carved from pliable volcanic ash rock called tuff.<p>Now a housing construction project may have …

The wonderfully jumbled clock tower of the #gabriadzetheatre in #Tbilisi #Georgia. Captured by the exceptionally well travelled #lonelyplanet author @johnnoble11 (who in his time has contributed a lot to our guides!) Tbilisi (თბილისი) -- with a quarter of Georgia’s population -- brims with history and has a dramatic setting on hillsides either side of the swift #Mtkvari River. As the the beating heart of the South Caucasus, it should not be missed by any visitor. #LPinGeorgia #Travel

40 free things to do in Rome

Travelling to Rome on a budget? Never fear – sightseeing in Italy's magnificent capital city doesn't have to cost the earth. Although many museums and monuments charge hefty admission fees, a surprising number of the famous sights are actually completely free. The doors of the city's art-laden …

Italy

Dubai: the stopover city guide

Got a flight connection in Dubai? Whether you've a day or just a few hours to spare, squeeze the most out of your stopover with this insider's …

A hungry traveller's guide to Korean street food

In South Korea you are never far from delicious street eats to satisfy a kimchi craving. Skewers of tangy chargrilled chicken, seafood pancakes with kimchi pizzazz, and golden fish-shaped waffles with a sweet surprise filling can even make for a full meal.<p>Eat Korean style, not walking but rubbing …

Pull Quote

Innovators<p>A tech-savvy art historian uses lasers to understand how medieval builders constructed their architectural masterpieces.<p>Innovators<p>Thirteen million people visit the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris every year, entering through massive wooden doors at the base of towers as solidly planted as …

Notre Dame

Why Austrians Set the Alps Ablaze

The hills are alight with burning shapes during this traditional summer spectacle.<p>On the weekend of June 13-14, Patrick Berger and some friends gathered up hundreds of heavy-duty outdoor candles and climbed to a wide, steep ski slope above Neustift, a town of 4,500 in Austria’s Stubai Valley. As …

10 great rail journeys

Want the romance of the railways, the thrill of the track? Whether you crave luxury or by-the-seat-of-your-pants adventure, these train journeys are …