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9 New Places You Must Add To Your Travel Bucket List

While seeing the places you know and are familiar with is all fine and well, sometimes, adventuring into the unknown can be immensely rewarding. The following nine places may be a bit remote, but they're absolute must-sees before age gets the best of you:<p><b>Milford Sound, Southland, New Zealand</b><p>Milford …

Hotel In A Volcano-Waterfall Is The Sweetest Digs You'll Ever Find

We've seen some pretty tricked-out hotel rooms in our day, but nothing quite beats these.<p>Welcome to Montaña Mágica Lodge, a hotel built INSIDE A MAN-MADE VOLCANO in Chile's Patagonian rainforest.<p>Here, the daily "eruption" is not lava, but rather a magical waterfall trickling down the plant-covered …

Hanging Out in Hanging Lake (Colorado Rocky Mountains)

Photo Credit Heather Hummel Photography<p>While living in Colorado a few years ago, a friend took me on a hike to Hanging Lake in Glenwood Springs. She mentioned that it was an easy hike, and it was in fact moderate with rocks acting as steps much of the way. The added bonus was the river that flowed …

5 Bucket List Travel Destinations

We live in a wild and wondrous world, which means it's time to dust off your passport and get busy exploring Earth's natural treasures and man-made marvels. While hunting down every awe-inspiring landmark would take a lifetime, we've started off with five must-see destinations that should be on …

The greatest wildlife spectacles around the world

Where to go to witness real animal magic, as creatures of all colours, shapes and sizes feed, court, fight and migrate.<p>Travel to destinations around the world to witness real animal magic, as creatures of all colours, shapes and sizes feed, court, fight and migrate.<p><b>Related slideshow: Africa's most</b> …

Nature

10 of Europe's best national parks … that you've probably never heard of

These national parks offer extraordinary landscapes and wildlife – and far fewer tourists than the continent’s more famous beauty spots. Have you visited a national park in Europe? Tell us about it in the comments below<p>Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe The best of the UK’s national parks<p>Gran …

10 of the Most Colorful Places in the U.S.

We've shown you the world's most colorful places. But wait until you see these ten bright, beautiful spots right here in the U.S. of A.<p><b>Skagit Valley, Washington</b><p>The state's annual tulip festival takes place during the month of April--and gives the Dutch some serious competition. <b>View</b> …

Nine culture-filled weekends in Europe

Delve deeper into the corners of the continent that helped inspire writers, musicians, artists and Vikings.<p><i>This article is the second in a series featuring destinations and activities perfect for a quick getaway. From cuisine to culture to the great outdoors, discover ideas that will help you make</i> …

Agatha Christie

Europe's 8 Most Picturesque Towns

From the islands of the Mediterranean to the peaks of the Alps, Europe's postcard-perfect towns continue to inspire travelers with distinct architecture preserved from 1,000 years ago. Filled with plenty of charm, many of these treasured areas contain historic ruins, cobblestone streets, and …

European Travel

#TheLIST: The New Places to Honeymoon in 2015

Our picks for the the hottest untapped romantic getaways.<p>A honeymoon is meant to be anything but typical and, let's face it, a little about bragging rights. Tried-and-true standbys may work for any old holiday, but this special trip should be once in a lifetime. For the newly-engaged couple or …

Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.

Arunachal Pradesh

The world’s must-visit islands

With draws including Jurassic Park-like scenery, hand-blown glass and thousand-strong king penguin colonies, these five islands don’t need tropical beaches to thrill.<p>Often featuring unique geography, wildlife and culture, islands can easily become a world unto themselves. But to find the most …

Ho Chi Minh City

20 Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

The greatest hikes in U.S. national parks aren't necessarily the longest. Here are 20 treks that get hikers into the best a park has to offer in just a day.

Hiking

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

Hiking

How to Drive in Europe

If you're planning a European vacation, you'll no doubt want to know if you can legally drive a car during your stay using an American driver's license. Luckily, many European countries recognize U.S.-issued driver's licenses and others simply require that you also carry an International Driving …

6 Ways to Hack Your Travel

<i>Our Saavy Traveler series for tips and tricks to travel like an expert.</i><p>Travel can be tricky. There's a lot to plan -- where to stay? what to see? what to eat? -- and everything costs money. Lots of it. Even the most frugal individual can find themselves (and their wallets) overwhelmed by something …

How to Tour the Amalfi Coast on a Budget

There are three things universally acknowledged about the Amalfi Coast: it is beautiful, it is cultured, and it is expensive.<p>But this article isn't …

Travel Photography How-tos: People Add Perspective

When you look at the two photos above, which one feels more memorable to you?<p>The main difference might be the sense of excitement you draw from watching the person on the right interact with the landscape versus observing the mountain on the left by itself.<p>A couple years ago, an MIT study found …

What To See And Do In Tuscany

If you want to go to a place known for its good food and drink, amazing atmosphere and peaceful ambiance, then Tuscany is the perfect destination. …

Tuscany

The best budget hotels in Rome

An expert guide to the best cheap hotels in Rome, including the top affordable places to stay for boutique bedrooms, rooftop terraces, palazzo architecture and a romantic ambience, in locations near to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and St Peter's Basilica.<p><i>All prices cited are starting rates for</i> …

Italy

Five travel photography essentials that won't weigh you down

Some of your best travel pictures will be off the cuff, spontaneous affairs, but taking a few basic pieces of kit – like a tripod, zoom lens, polariser and GorillaPod grip – can ensure you’re ready to make the most of a golden opportunity. Here’s a round-up of the best photography kit to sling in …

Italy's lesser-known regions

Perhaps you have already seen the art and archaeology in Rome, the lemons on the Amalfi Coast and the winking mosaics of Venice’s San Marco. Maybe you just don’t like crowds, or busy streets or tourist menus; or perhaps you just want to see a different side of Italy, one that’s more intimate and …

What to pack? Gear for every situation

Okay, not <i>every</i> situation. But we've carefully pondered various scenarios travellers might encounter on the road and come up with some suggestions and tips. What's the ultimate set of accessories for a bar crawl? What should you take if you're visiting somewhere prone to four-seasons-in-a-day …

An insider's guide to Geneva

Most foreigners know Geneva as a quaint Swiss city, home to the United Nations, chocolate shops and watchmakers. But beyond the tourist haunts, in-the-know locals are slinking into underground jazz bars, exploring the city from the seats of vintage bikes and swapping luxury jewellery shops for …

Get more battery life on the go

Nothing makes a heart skip a beat like a red-flat battery icon: how will I finish off that text, email, presentation, photo or ebook? The tricks below will let you power your devices and gadgets while travelling without adding much bulk to your baggage – but the best way to avoid a battery …

Top things to do in Rome

Few cities evoke the sheer wonder and amazement of Rome. Ancient history, outstanding art and religious icons are around every corner and when it all gets too much you can just join the locals in sipping espresso in one of the city's many squares. With so much to see and do, the real test will be …

Italy's top attractions: taking the 'trap' out of tourist trap

Across the globe, lucky souls are packing for Italy to explore the famed marvels of ancient Rome, find romance along Venice's teal-blue canals – and well-meaning friends are still trying to talk them out of it. 'You're going where? When? But it's a tourist trap!' they gasp.<p>This popular wisdom may …

The world's best places to see autumn colours

The dog days of summer are over. But despite the chill in the air, there’s no need to be downhearted. Autumn is the most spectacular season, a last hurrah before the bitter winds of winter take hold.<p>Pull on your walking boots and head to one of these stunning destinations to witness glorious autumn …

Victoria (Australia)