Mary Kate Meier

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Saxon Switzerland National Park, Germany

<b>Name:</b> Saxon Switzerland National Park <b><br>Location:</b> Germany <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1990 <b><br>Size:</b> 36 square miles (93 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p><b>• Border Park</b> Saxon Switzerland National Park borders the Czech Republic’s Bohemian Switzerland National Park. Though a border divides this space its management has …

National Parks

If You Like Seashells, You Should Go To Sanibel Island STAT

Sure it's almost August, but there's still a ton of time left to plan a a little R&R on the beach. Why not Sanibel Island?<p>Known for being a "swanky-but-not-in-your-face-swanky barrier island," Florida's Sanibel Island is gorgeous and also has pretty awesome sunsets.<p>The island's beaches also happen …

Lucy - Trailer 1

Luc Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in this action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her …

Thrillers

Self-Taught Photographer Travels the US Capturing Extraordinary Photos of Steam Locomotives

There’s something grandiose about the sight of a steam locomotive rumbling down the tracks, massive white plumes billowing in its wake as the …

The Last of the Desert Dwellers

Namibia, some would say, is an African country that actually gets wildlife conservation. So much so that a conservation mandate is actually written into its constitution. Which makes it all the more perplexing why the Namibian government has issued permits to hunt its iconic desert elephants.<p>That …

Empires of the Silk Road

<i>By David A. Taylor</i><p>I had only walked three minutes from my hotel in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan’s capital, when I stumbled upon a former empire.<p>Coming to Kyrgyzstan last fall, I wanted to see what remained of the Silk Road that snaked through that spiky Central Asian country for centuries, bridging the …

Hiking and History in Italy’s Dolomites

When World War I broke out, Italy’s <b>Dolomites</b> became a treacherous front line for Austrian and Italian soldiers.<p>Here among the jagged peaks and sheer pastel walls of this ancient range of the Alps, where many cultures had coexisted for centuries, soldiers on both sides built networks of bolted-down …

What We Already Know About Global Traveler Habits in 2014

Almost a half of all international tourist arrivals expected for 2014 will happen between May to August, according to data released by UNWTO …

10 Ways Travel Changed My Life Forever

I bought a one-way ticket to Iceland on a weekday afternoon hiding behind my computer screen, and a few weeks later I found myself with no job, moved out of my apartment and almost all of my things sold. One amazing month-long backpacking trip later, I'm back in the states surfing couches, …