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Planning your dream Antarctic vacation

An increasingly wide range of tours accommodate different travel styles and offer varying experiences.<p>Antarctica has become a top destination during the past couple of decades for several reasons. Many people come just for the wildlife: the penguins, seals, whales and seabirds are beautiful and …

The heart of historic Mexico City

Mexico’s revitalised capital thrums with reminders of its storied past – and of the cosmopolitan energy that characterises the city today.

Taking a bite out of the Big Apple

The Big Apple’s history and identity is best explored through its food – dishes given a new home by waves of immigrant communities and turned into New York City icons.<p>The Big Apple’s history and identity is best explored through its food – dishes given a new home by waves of immigrant communities …

The One-Way Train Ride to an Outdoorsman’s Playground

When I asked the cabbie if clear, sunny days like this were common in Vancouver, he joked that he didn’t know the North Shore Mountains were there …

5 tips to make you a great hiking guide

Whether you're an experienced mountain leader or preparing to lead your first walking group, these tips will make you a better guide<p><b>1. Learn people’s</b> …

Hiking

10 ways to escape the city without leaving Toronto

The top ways to escape the city without leaving Toronto are much-needed reprieves from urban life — all just a subway, streetcar or bike ride away. …

Toronto

8 Luxury Camping Trips That Are Worth It

Camping is great...except for the bug bites, sleeping on the ground and the constant fear of wild animals. The alternative? A little thing called …

Hiking The Ice Age Trail Whitewater Segment

The Ice Age National Trail Whitewater Segment<b><br>Whitewater and Rice Lakes are at the southernmost end of the Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit.</b> …

Most Bikeable Cities of 2015

In celebration of Bike to Work Week and National Bike Month, Walk Score, a Redfin company, updated its 2015 Bike Score ranking for 154 U.S. cities and more than 10,000 neighborhoods. Minneapolis wins the award for most bikeable city in the U.S., according to the ranking, with a Bike Score of 81.3. …

How I totally destroyed myself in Vietnam

I drank a bar.<p>Beer in Vietnam can cost as little as 15 cents. Put that deal in front of a group of determined young men who have accepted the Dad Bod …

Vietnam

Ecuador’s colorful wildlife in 11 stunning images

ECUADOR MADE GROUNDBREAKING HISTORY in 2008 when it became the first country to recognise Rights of Nature in its constitution. This means that the …

The 'Man Who Flies For Free' says these are the 3 cheapest days to fly

Contrary to popular belief, there is no right day to buy a plane ticket.<p>A flight to New York is not going to be much cheaper on Tuesday than it will be on Wednesday.<p>According to Scott Keyes, a reporter for Think Progress and author of the e-books "How To Fly For Free" and "How To Find Cheap …

Read This Before You Take Pictures on a Plane

Next time you're tempted to take a snapshot of an interesting cloud formation or your seatmate sprawling into your personal space on a plane, remember Arash Shirazi and Steven Leslie.<p>Both of them are law-abiding citizens and air travelers. And both recently ran afoul of the airline industry's …

The cheapest countries in the world to visit

Travelers on a budget who don't mind going off the beaten path and taking some risks can find plenty of bargains, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum.<p>In its 2015 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness report, the group ranked 141 nations from cheapest to most expensive based on the …

World Economic Forum

The 4th Happiest Place On Earth, As Captured By Sean Ensch

Born in southern California, landscape and adventure photographer Sean Ensch has harbored a hefty love for the ocean and nature in general from a young age. That love was paired with a desire to capture it on camera, which he began exploring in high school with film.<p>But, as it turns out, neither …

10 great US activity holidays

<b>Explore the Civil War battlefields</b><p>Events in the US marking the 150th anniversary of key chapters in the American Civil War (1861–65) reach their climax this year. April 14, 1865, for example, was the date on which Abraham Lincoln was assassinated (visit nps.gov and civilwar.org for details of …

Stress eating helps, when they're these superfoods

<b>(CNN) —</b> When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. Indeed, some …

Wellness

The Virtue of Being Short

Taller does not mean healthier. It's more likely the opposite.<p>If you've ever had a tall man stand in front of you at a concert, blocking your view, and wished that he would have a heart attack, the odds were against you.<p>Tall men are less likely to develop heart disease than are short men, according …

Albert Einstein

From Pantry to Paint: DIY Watercolors for the Family

Looking for an awesome family-friendly weekend project? If you’ve got creative kids who love painting, surprise them with an afternoon of color-filled DIY fun! Make your own set of homemade watercolor paints using ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen with this easy-to-follow …

19 global events worth traveling for in 2015

12 Fantastic Halloween Makeup Transformations

How much can makeup really transform you? That was the question we posed a few weeks ago when we saw Russian hair and makeup artist Vadim Andreev do some ridiculously amazing things to some ordinary women.<p>In light of the fact that Halloween is now just around the corner, let's turn our attention to …

21 Creative Halloween Treats You Can Make Yourself

With Halloween coming up at the end of this month, it's the perfect time to start preparing for the holiday. If you're a parent who's bringing in a snack for your kid or if you're putting on your own party, here are some creative and clever Halloween treats to help. After scouring the web, we found …

27 Halloween Party Games for Kids and Adults

Halloween was meant for parties. And while getting dressed up in a costume and standing around eating candy is fun in itself, we like to go the extra mile around here to make sure all revelers are fully entertained. So, in the spirit of Halloween fun for kids and for grown-ups, we’ve got all the …

Decorations