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As a child, is there anything more exciting than staying up when you should be in bed and then doing something really fun to boot? Push back bedtime and give your kids a night they won’t forget with these five ideas from across the globe.<p>Warning: sleep will be low on the agenda but, as most parents …Travel
The very best treks aren’t just about putting one foot in front of another—they’re about stepping into a destination’s culture and history. Still, …
‘Iceland is too expensive to visit if you’re on a budget’. Along with ‘don’t eat the street food – it will make you ill’<i>,</i> this is one of the great travel myths. And it could lead you to miss out on some amazing experiences.<p>True, Iceland can be eye-wateringly pricey, but with some planning it is …European Travel
Singapore fling: Here's where to find the city's best hawker food<p>Meet the women pioneering wine’s new (and unexpected) frontier<p>The color of …Adventure Travel
It’s all about the mystical view.<p>New Way To Enjoy Monument Valley © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved<p>That is, the view of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal …
These are the quintessential adventure experiences you organize your year around because they require fitness, specialized gear, and maybe a large chunk of time off work. Our top ten cover life-list terrain in the mountains, ocean, and the desert and include the expert advice, gear tips, and …
See images of Arctic and Antarctic landscapes and wildlife, like polar bears, penguins, leopard seals, and more, and buy prints, from National Geographic.
Visited by only 75 or so people a year, Canada’s Ivvavik National Park is so remote, many of its beautiful peaks remain unnamed.<p>We had been fishing for hours when Manny finally landed the big one. Not that I minded. He had warned me that the fishing might be slow; most of the schools of arctic char …
These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.
Canada’s railway links the east and west coasts of this massive country, so it’s not surprising that its national rail treasure – the <i>Canadian</i> – is featured, along with the Rockies, on Canada’s $10 bill. The <i>Canadian</i>’s route, from Vancouver to Toronto, is considered by many as one of the world’s best …Trains
Sandwiched between the Pacific and the Andes, the incredible landscape of Chile’s remote Atacama Desert is like no place on earth. With its jagged, rust-colored ravines, vast, rocky, white salt pan and volcano-topped horizons, you would be forgiven for drawing comparisons with places beyond our …South America
With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …Hiking
A long distance hiking path is typically defined as anything that takes longer than one or two days to complete. We took that idea 5 million steps …
2015 is the UN Year of Light – so make a beeline for these brilliantly bright, bedazzling places.<p>1. Aurora, Abisko, Sweden<p>The northern lights shimmer right across the polar regions – if solar activity is particularly exuberant you might even glimpse the lights as far south as Scotland. But, really, …New Zealand
From the sky, the teardrop-shaped island of St Lucia looks like a precious piece of jewelry dropped in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The mountains are emerald green, the beaches golden and the clear waters sparkle diamond-bright in the hot noon sun.<p>Yet despite its splendor, St Lucia’s remoteness makes …Caribbean
Namibia‘s desert landscapes present travelers with a symphony of paradox: wide-open spaces and intimate encounters; rugged natural beauty and luxurious accommodations.<p><b>Here are three base camps that will set the scene for travel transcendence:</b><p><b>> Camp Kipwe</b> (Damaraland):<p>Ingeniously built among the …
From inspiring JRR Tolkien and Jules Verne to having more writers in its population than any other country in the world, Iceland is one of literature’s strongest influences.
In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …Travel
You could be forgiven for mistaking Iceland's scenery for a sci-fi movie set. Boiling water blasts out of geysers, and cracks in the earth belch steam. Arid plains and mustard-coloured rocks stretch endlessly into the distance. Volcanoes lurk menacingly under a covering of snow.<p>Iceland is …European Travel
Think Greece and conjure up images of white-washed villages cascading down hillsides, azure seas sparkling in bright sunshine and powder-soft white sand beaches. A visit to this special country is a lifelong dream for many, as it delivers an astounding array of breathtaking landscapes, ancient …European Travel
Drive, We Said<p>There's nothing more American than hitting the open road with the windows down, the music up, and a cooler full of beer in the backseat (you know, for later). Sure, the game has changed a little—smartphones have all but rendered guidebooks and crumpled maps obsolete—but one essential …National Parks
Want to get off the tourist-beaten track? Then look no farther than our northern neighbor, where a string of five national parks—with shifting ice and steep-walled fjords—peer over North America’s 49th parallel.<p>These Canadian preserves stretch from Newfoundland to high above the magnetic North …Hiking