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India has the most polluted cities, yet the world doesn't pay attention

While Beijing's residents can now breathe a little easier after days of dangerous smog, Delhi's residents are still enmeshed in a haze that offers no …

Berlin Tattoo Festival: Pictures

Body Modification

12 emerging travel destinations that you have to visit in 2016

2016 is all about emerging destinations. Wilderness, wildlife and culture; these themes will illuminate the year's travel itineraries. Escapism and authenticity are key and nowhere offers them quite like fledgling and far-flung nations. Kyrgyzstan's vast rolling mountains, Iceland's wild natural …

Travel Photography

10 incredible hotels you can only reach by boat

It seems like the new trend in hotels these days is putting them in weird places. Like, in an airplane. Or in a treehouse.<p>Or in railroad cars, train stations, helicopters, or any of the other cool places they've popped up.<p>But what if you want to stay in a hotel so secluded from humanity that the …

Key West

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

European Travel

17 staggering facts about Saudi Arabia

And that could mean dark times ahead for about half of the cartel's members.<p>But Saudi Arabia is also looking at its own set of problems, as budget pressures continue to worsen and rumors of internal political divisions continue to proliferate.<p>As such, it's worth taking a closer look at the …

Saudi Arabia

National Geographic Travel

World's Best Hikes: New Trails for a New Year

Ready for a real New Year’s resolution? Why not commit to setting your feet on a brand-new long-distance hiking trail? Trail advocacy groups and volunteers across the globe have been busy over the past few years conceiving of and building new pathways that take hikers on a tour of their locations' …

10 amazing ancient forests around the world

Getting back to nature can be like going back in time, especially if you wander through one of these woodlands—all amongst the oldest on Earth.<p>Some are old growth, meaning they haven't been molested much by people, while others are forests that have been regenerating on the same land for time …

Forests

Where to go on holiday in 2016

Every new year brings a host of reasons to choose a destination. We pick new flights, new openings, anniversaries and special events for 2016’s hotlist<p><b>Australia’s reefs</b><p><b>To the Barrier … and beyond</b><br>With Sir David Attenborough espousing its delights in his latest BBC documentary series, the Great …

Travel

The Best Secret Streets Around the World

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Travel

The Ten Best Budget Travel Destinations for 2016

Travel doesn’t have to break the bank. With a strong dollar, exotic locales can offer a lot of bang for your buck and an off-the-beaten path experience.<p>Here is a compendium of the coolest budget destinations for 2016 from some of the best travel bloggers on the web. From a family of four traveling …

Asia Travel

Canada's national parks will be free to all in 2017

Canada wants to be the destination of nature lovers in 2017.<p>Parks Canada will waive entry fees at the more than 40 national parks around the country, …

Earth Enters New Geological Epoch Due To Human Influence

An ongoing debate on whether Earth has entered into the Anthropocene, an epoch denoted by human influence, has reached a new consensus. A study led by the British Geological Survey recently published an article titled ‘The Anthropocene is functionally and stratigraphically distinct from the …

Earth Science

Why Doesn't Earth Have Rings?

Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, and Uranus all have rings, so why not Earth? Turns out, it once did.<p>Planetary rings are made of a combination of ice, rock, …

The 12 best things to do in Rome

This is where <i>la dolce vita</i> originated, after all.<p>Of course, after more than 2,000 years in existence, there's enough to explore to keep you busy for years, with decadent pasta and gelato to indulge in, places to shop for everything from handicrafts to haute couture, archeological sites, Baroque …

Italy

10 of the best long-haul adventure holidays

Get out of your comfort zone with these trips to less-visited parts of the world, from driving down Jordan’s desert highway to tackling high peaks in Mongolia<p>Paddle from inn to inn, Belize<p>The island-rich coast of Belize is home to one of the first guided lodge-to-lodge stand-up paddleboarding trips …

Long Haul

Woman cycles across Southern Hemisphere to collect 1,001 climate change stories

With little more than an audio recorder, Devi Lockwood has been travelling on a green touring bike, covered in stickers with a jaunty yellow flag …