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Rare And 'Horrific': Frilled Shark Startles Fishermen In Australia

Normally, we wouldn't call something a living fossil. But the name seems tailor-made for the frilled shark, whose roots are traced to 80 million years ago. Its prehistoric origins are obvious in its primitive body; nearly all of the rare animal's closest relatives are long extinct.<p>In the most …

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7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Moved to Australia

By: Courtney Subramanian<p><i>Credit: Paramount Pictures</i><p>Despite how ubiquitous Aussies are -- try and travel without tripping over at least one on the hostel floor -- the outside perception of their country hinges on 25-year-old commercials about putting shrimp on the barbie, kangaroos, and scenes from …

The 26 Best Hotels In The World

We've created the ultimate list of the best hotels in the world by aggregating four notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites.<p>The rankings we used were Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel Awards, Condé Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & Resorts (part of its annual …

Quintana Roo

Top 10 Free Campsites Around the World

There's nothing quite like the freedom of camping -- packing up a home away from home and heading wherever your itchy feet take you.<p>It's also one of the most economical means of accommodation and best if you want to get close to the wild world.<p>If you are after an even more rugged, and …

The World's Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today

Take 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, each 7 feet high and 10 feet wide. Control them with computers to focus the Sun's light to the top of …

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

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This stunning underwater shot made our list of the best travel photos for January. Check out the full gallery here: http://on.natgeo.com/1iV9Sqb Photograph by Patrik Gustafsson, National Geographic Your Shot

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

Shooting Stars eBook by Phil Hart

<b>Photographing the Night Sky</b><p>Shooting Stars has all the basic instructions you’ll need to get started using your camera equipment under the beautiful …

Landscape Photography

Bali: It's All About the Beach

<i>Kuta Beach: Sun, surfing and red flags that are just for decoration</i><p>Talk to Bali regulars -- and some go back, year after year -- and they'll describe how they went North, or West, or East, but they always end up coming back to the South of this tropical, Indonesian island.<p>Southern Bali has big, …

Making ice cider

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The Best Places To Ski East Of The Rockies

If you're into skiing or snowboarding, you know the West is where it's at to find North America's longest runs, busiest ski towns and dizzying vertical heights. But getting to Jackson Hole, WY or Whistler, BC isn't always practical or affordable for winter athletes living east of the Rockies.<p>We've …

National Geographic Travel

We've reached Mawson's Huts after a bone-shaking ride across the sea ice

On Friday, Guardian science correspondent Alok Jha reached the huts at Cape Denison that Douglas Mawson and his fellow explorers built on the original Australasian Antarctic Expedition a hundred years ago. Alok filed this report before setting out on the arduous return journey across the sea ice<p>I …

This Is Why You Should Visit Botanical Gardens in the Winter (Photos)

Not all gardens hibernate during the winter. From synchronized light displays to intricate plant sculptures, these botanical gardens are decked out …

Martian lake was able to support life for thousands of years

An ancient lake on Mars was capable of supporting life for tens or hundreds of thousands of years, researchers reported today based on findings from NASA's Curiosity rover. In March, NASA announced that the lake was once capable of supporting microbial life, but little more was known. Now …

National Geographic Travel

5 Places Not to be Missed in a Lifetime

As a travel writer since 1997, I have visited 100 countries, and I make 20 to 30 trips a year. I am always being asked where in the world I'd most like to go. In this post, I'm going to reveal the five destinations I'd love to visit, or re-visit, before I die. This includes, of course, the biggie …