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Thailand Journal: Wat Muen Buddha Mettakhunaram

Wat Muen Buddha Mettakhunaram is on the road to Mae Chan. There travelers making their way to the Golden Triangle, the meeting point between Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, the epicenter of what was once the opium trade, will come upon an ebullient golden Buddha. Golden Buddhas dot the mountains of …

Thailand

5 Reasons to Visit Mozambique Now

Unspoiled, undeveloped, and untamed, Mozambique is fast-emerging on the international tourism circuit with its wild beauty and exotic influences. …

Indian Ocean

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Vietnam War

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Loneliness

The World's 20 Most Beautiful Lakes

Lakes showcase some of water's most alluring qualities, from mesmerizing ripples and mirror-like reflections to crystalline clarity. The world has millions of them, from tiny grass-lined ponds to massive freshwater expanses easily mistaken for oceans, but some lacs, lagos, and lochs simply stand …

Lake Superior

Top 10 Destinations for an Endless Summer in Autumn

Autumn is now well underway and many travelers have unpacked their winter wardrobe, stashed their swim trunks, and officially postponed that longed-for summer beach trip for another year. Although the local leaves are turning colors, summer is still in full swing a bit further south and there's …

Central America

The 10 Best Islands In The World

Luckily for you, Condé Nast Traveler just released its list of the Top 25 Islands in the World as part of its annual Readers' Choice Awards. We're taking a closer look at the top 10.<p>From the isolated tranquility of Bora Bora to the sprawling golf courses of Kiawah Island, South Carolina, these …

National Parks

Hotels With Beautiful Art

When traveling, many people don't realize they can experience beautiful art exhibits without stepping foot outside their hotel. From hotel hallways adorned with beautiful paintings to full art museums, these hotels come with a guaranteed beautiful view.<p>--<i>Stephanie Ainza</i>, Hipmunk.com<p>PHOTO …

Art

Top 10 things to do in Trinidad, Cuba

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trinidad, Cuba, was built on the back of the 19th-century sugar and slave trade. At its zenith, in 1827, one of the 56 sugar mills in the region harvested the biggest cane haul in the world — just under a million kilos of white pressed crystals. This enormous, …

Cuba

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

National Parks

These Old Towns Are The Prettiest Little Escapes

Old towns are like little Disneylands in our world's modern cities. They're pockets of quaint streets, unique stories and historic architecture. They're also fun to analyze, as they expose how a city has evolved through the centuries.<p>Make an effort to scout out these majestic old towns on your next …

20 free things to do in Sydney

You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These 20 attractions, activities and icons won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk</b><p>One of the most spectacular walks and coastlines you could hope to see, this route takes in some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches. In …

Australia

Ski Season Outlook

<i>image - Shutterstock</i><p><b>Hello, Winter!</b><p>Just a few weeks ago, I was saying goodbye to summer from my kayak on Dillon Reservoir near Keystone while enjoying the display of the changing leaves and cooler air. Suddenly the wind picked up, the sky darkened and I was paddling furiously for shore as the Summit …

Skiing

Croatia Travel: Explore Magical Cities, Islands and Fishing Ports

By Steenie Harvey, InternationalLiving.com<p>Photo by Steenie Harvey, InternationalLiving.com<p><i>This article comes to us courtesy of InternationalLiving.com, the world's leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel and retire better overseas.</i><p>Today, Croatia is pulling out all the stops. Trees …

European Travel

Maui Voted Best Island In The World... And Has Been For The Last 20 Years

If Conde Nast Traveler readers are one thing, it's loyal. In the annual Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards that selects the Top 25 Islands in the World, Maui has come out on top for 20 consecutive years. It also regained its top ranking in the Top 10 Islands in the United States. How could …

30 Epic Places You Absolutely Must Visit Before You're 30

Traveling young is important because it shapes your worldview. When you travel young, you realize who you are and what you believe in before it’s time to make the big-kid decisions (career, marriage, and all that scary stuff) that will impact the rest of your life.<p>If you were to visit each of these …

20 Things I Learned From Traveling Around the World

<i>Travel for long enough and one day you wake up to realize: This is no longer a vacation, it's your life.</i><p>Over one year ago I quit my job and decided to travel around the world. This was both a dream 10 years in the making and one of the best decisions I've ever made.<p><i>Night train from Belgrade to …

Roger Bannister

Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers

Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees and mountains puckered in tea plantations are utterly bewitching. But for many people Sri Lanka …

Asia Travel

CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year – winning images

This year's competition received over 12,500 photos, a record number, with entrants hailing from 118 countries from the Chilean coast to the deserts of Saudi Arabia. The theme for the competition was 'Cities at Work', challenging entrants to capture the essence of urban life at different times …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Dusky Track, New Zealand

Weather dominates one of the New Zealand's longest treks, but sometimes the landscape makes you forget the wet.<p><b>ONLY A FEW HUNDRED METRES</b> from the …

London Tube survival guide

RIDING THE LONDON TUBE during rush hour is like being devoured by an angry beast, thrashed around its insides, and then spat out disheveled, …

England