Samir Brown

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Top 5 alternative New Zealand road trips

<i>Who can resist the urge to hit the open (and almost empty) road in New Zealand? Certainly not us...but don't forget that the country has urban adventures aplenty, too. Check out our selection of lesser known (but no less wonderful) road trips, then head over to BBC Travel to find out about the</i> …

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The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

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The Himalayas: Trip of a Lifetime

Home to the highest peaks on the planet, the Himalayas begin in Pakistan stretching across India, Bhutan and Nepal until reaching China in the east. This is a majestic landscape of mountains, deep valleys and glaciers, dominated by Mount Everest (otherwise known as Sagarmatha in Nepali) at 8,848m …

The hottest French city of 2013: Marseille

This summer, Eurostar is running a Saturday service right across France to Aix-en-Provence. This is the farthest a direct train has ever travelled …

The Outside Adventure Grant: Gone and Back Again

I could have quit. I'd done what I set out to do when I won Outside's 2012 Adventure Grant: Kayak from the northernmost tip of the contiguous United States to the southernmost point, 4,000 miles from Minnesota's Northwest Angle to Key West, Florida.<p>The trip took nine months. I portaged across …

And on the way to Paradise…

Another international trip<p>Since I’m in the middle of yet another international trip, I thought I would share this video I made on a previous one – …

Golden Gate Bridge

Andrew Wiggins commits to the Kansas Jayhawks

The top high school basketball player in the world will spend next season in a Jayhawks jersey.<p>Andrew Wiggins, the top-rated high school basketball player in the class of 2013, committed to the Kansas Jayhawks on Tuesday amongst a small gathering of friends, family and teammates.<p>Read more about …

The most expensive hotels in New York

Europe for science geeks

Lovers of science, listen up: our geeky instincts won’t be satisfied by yet another dreary natural history museum. If your brain cells are unstimulated by stuffed eagles and dusty models of the planets, Europe’s rich history of scientific discovery and wondrous natural sights are sure to inspire. …

Beyond Halong Bay: lesser-known highlights of northeast Vietnam

Stunning<p>Halong Bay continues to dominate the itineraries of most travellers in Vietnam, but it’s not the be-all and end-all of the country's northeast.<p>If you’ve got some time up your sleeve and want to delve a little deeper, you’ll find there is more to this region than cruising around Halong’s …

'Outside' Readers' Best Shots

For 35 years, Exposure has been sacred real estate for professional photographers. We wondered: could reader-submitted images ever meet our exacting standards? Damn right they could.<p>Dave Adams, a software engineer from Fruit Cove, Florida, took nearly 1,000 shots to get this image of himself …

Best-value destinations in Europe for 2013

Offering some of the world’s most iconic sights, best museums and superb cuisines, Europe is always an attractive and exciting destination, though overpriced hotels, extortionate entry fees and eye-wateringly priced restaurants in many parts of the continent can make travel here feel less than a …