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Crazy Remote Camera Deer Footage, Or: When Far Side Comics Come to Life

As a kid, did you ever read a Far Side comic like this one and think, “you know what, it could be true!” Now that you’re an adult you’ve probably let …

Beyond Beer and Lederhosen: Top 10 German Destinations

Autumn in Germany may be synonymous with beloved Oktoberfest, but this European powerhouse has more to offer than beer, pretzels and lederhosen. With its majestic castles, renowned vineyards, romantic valleys and stunning Alpine villages, Germany is not a country to be overlooked on a trip to …

European Travel

Interesting Photo of the Day: Infrared Rocket Launch

Three, Two, One, Liftoff! This image was captured at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia as the rocket took off to deliver 1,300 pounds …

Photographing Fall Foliage

Fall colours can be very different from place to place. Some areas will have a very short colour-changing season of a week or less, while elsewhere …

Lake District, England: Scenic Drive

Travel tips: how to pick the best group tour

Most of us only get a few weeks of holiday each year. When time is of the essence, it can feel good to delegate all the travel planning to someone else. Slow, independent journeys will, of course, always be the cheapest form of travelling, but they're not entirely practical if you don't want to …

Loneliness

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 – winning pictures

Australian photographer Mark Gee has beaten more than a thousand amateur and professional photographers from around the planet to win the title Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013. The competition is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich and BBC Sky at Night Magazine. The winners, runners-up …

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A Quick Guide To Normandy, France

Spanning 674, 843 km², France is one of the largest countries in Europe, divided into 26 different regions. <i>Each one of these regions are unique and</i> …

European Travel

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Tips for Photographing Autumn Colors

Photographing autumn colors can be the most fun you have with your camera. The fall is a great time of year for photography. There are an unlimited …

Landscape Photography

5 Landscape Photography Tips for Photographing Mountains

After graduating from photography school, I spent a good deal of my twenties photographing the cityscapes of New York. In my thirties, after I …

Landscape Photography

Lewis Hine’s Photography and The End of Child Labor in the United States

It’s hard to imagine it, but in the early 1900s, child labor was still extremely common in the United States. All across the nation children would …

10 European Destinations For 2013 (PHOTOS)

If you're the kind of traveler that is constantly looking for the next big thing, that searches for undiscovered territory and wants to explore Europe, Lonely Planet has you covered.<p>Their editors, worldly authors, and local experts have united to create a master list of 10 European destinations to …

Inside the Mind of an Average Adventure Traveler

Given the choice between paragliding over a Hawaiian volcano or having a BBQ on the beach with locals, which would you pick? The former is becoming …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Our favourite images of the week

Take a journey around the world, from a remote paradise in Africa to the US’ Last Frontier, with these travel photos from the past seven days.

Pt 3: Alaska’s ultimate road trip

The first major thoroughfare to be built in the largest US state, the iconic Richardson Highway offers spectacular views in the summer and incredible danger come winter.

Loneliness

Top 5 Scenic Mountain Drives

Ron Schneidermann (Co-Founder and CMO of Liftopia) tells it like it is:<p>I'm a sucker for road trips. Always have been. Each summer as a kid my parents, sister, and I would pile into the Chevy Caprice and hit the National Park circuit. A little bit later in life, when I was 22 and getting ready to …

Get Paid To Travel With These Stellar Real-Life Jobs

Ahh, what the world would be if we Americans were paid to vacation... but alas, we're not.<p>Live as close to the dream as possible with one of these travel-heavy jobs.<p><b>Wildlife Photographer</b><p>Once you’ve mastered the camera, you might find a gig taking pictures of penguins playing in Antarctica or …

Canada’s summer adventure hotspot

Not just for goggle-eyed powder nuts, Whistler transforms each June into the country’s coolest outdoor activity playground.<p>It is Canada’s top ski resort, but the gable-roofed village of Whistler – 122km north of Vancouver in mountain-studded British Columbia – is not just for goggle-eyed powder …

Five one-day bike trips from London

Summer cycling tours are an ideal way to discover southern England’s beautiful nature, cultured cities and quaint villages.<p>The British capital is experiencing a cycling revolution. The number of city dwellers who have taken to two wheels has increased 110% since 2000, including London’s mayor Boris …

England

Mini guide to coastal Devon

With not one but two coastlines and a wealth of coves and creeks, this southwestern county is an excellent choice for an English seaside summer.<p>Superb eateries, hidden coves and creeks, wildlife-spotting galore and excellent surfing are just a few of the many reasons to visit this seaside</b> …

Ireland