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10 countries that are now much easier to visit

It's never been a problem getting into New Zealand. It's also never been too hard to get into Britain, or anywhere in the EU. And most Australians …

The 15 Most Incredible Bike Trails in the U.S.

Been clipped into a spin bike all winter? Now’s the perfect time to cut loose. It’s National Bike Month, and while we like to honor the sport all …

Mountain Biking

Top 10 Mountain Bike Tours

Here, in ascending order of epic-ness, are the ten best multi-day day mountain bike extravaganzas in North America. Sure, there are other great …

Hiking

Portugal Off The Beaten Path: The Algarve and The Azores

Portugal, as I’ve shared over the last few weeks, is an incredible up-and-coming European destination. Lisbon and Porto are both vibrant, fun cities …

European Travel

8 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Coming to Japan

The more you read, watch videos, and talk to people who have already been to Japan, the more you can familiarize yourself with things that at first …

Japan

10 MUST-RIDE MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS IN THE US

There’s certainly no shortage of mountain biking trails across the United States, and narrowing it down to the 10 best is a daunting task. That’s why …

Mountain Biking

50 hikes with the best views in the US that are definitely worth taking

If you’re already a part of the growing crowd of backpack-touting, dirt-loving women who are hitting the trails, then you know that taking a hike is …

Hiking

A guide to Hokkaido: Japan's destination for nature buffs and adrenaline junkies

Hokkaido is usually synonymous with winter, it being well known for its snow-covered mountains and fresh snow-crab. Japan’s second largest island …

Hokkaido

Thrilling Underwater Shipwrecks to See Around the World

Travel<p>For divers who dare, don't miss these nine destinations with waterlogged moments in time.<p>Scuba diving is a sport with restrictions–not only on how deep you can go and how long you can stay underwater, but limits on just how far your own nerves will take you, too.<p>For divers who dare, there’s …

Scuba Diving

Six events to combine with a Rhine or Danube cruise, from tulips in the spring to Oktoberfest

Travelling at a serene pace on a luxurious vessel – it is hard to imagine a more relaxing or enlightening way to explore than on a river cruise. To make the experience even more memorable, you might plan your trip to coincide with a special event and become immersed in the culture of the local …

European Travel

Which are the most walkable cities in Asia?

<b>COUNTRIES IN ASIA are designing cities not just for buildings, but also for people.</b>Because by doing so, it increases walkability and promotes …

Asia

10 Most Romantic Italian Coastal Towns for Couples

<b>We are excited to have Michael and Alexandra back to share</b> <b>their favourite</b> <b>Italian coastal towns for couples to visit. Not only is it filled with</b> …

Italy

Ghost towns of Tuscany: Scenic splendor frozen in time

It’s easy to miss the ancient Tuscan town of Sommocolonia, Italy. Perched on the spine of a high ridge amid a wild expanse of canyons, ravines and chestnut forests 38 miles north of Pisa, there are no restaurants, inns or cafes there. Nor are there any banks, grocery stores, pharmacies or things …

Italy

Alexandra Stewart's 20-day Trip Through New Zealand's South Island

Alexandra Stewart is a member of Travel + Leisure’s A-List, a collection of the top travel advisors in the world, and can help plan your perfect …

New Zealand

Bikepacking Vermont's Beer Trail

Photo: Logan Watts/bikepacking.com<p>The seed for the Green Mountain Gravel Growler was planted back in 2013, when I visited Vermont and discovered a rabbit hole of a craft beer scene. The stage was set once I learned that Vermont boasts the highest percentage of unpaved roads in the country, making …

Bikepacking

Travel tips and advice for the US: The 10 most amazing canyons you must visit

You may also like these photo galleries<p>Singapore's most famous hotel is bringing in two of the world's best chefs<p>Airbnb scraps Great Wall of China …

National Parks

Things to do in Kawagoe on a side trip from Tokyo

The city of Kawagoe retains much of the charm of the Edo period when it grew to be a prosperous and esteemed merchant town. Edo was the historic name …

Japan

15 BEST DAY HIKES IN THE US TO PUT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

As much as we like crossing off epic hikes in faraway lands on our list, we know there is plenty to discover in our greater backyard, the US. Here’s …

10 of the Best Hiking Trails in Canada

Canada’s got a lot to be proud of, and as the summer months roll in, nowhere is our Northern pride more on display than in the great outdoors, where …

This Unexpected Country Has Europe’s Most Flat-Out Stunning Coasts

If you feel like people are all of a sudden hyped about Croatia -- a gorgeous country in southern Europe you hadn’t heard much about until the past …

Who needs Paris? 10 smaller cities with just as much culture and style

Forget Paris, Rome and Vienna; these smaller cities are just as big on culture and style.<p>1. Vintage Seville<p>Andalucia’s lively capital may lack size, but it offers an atmospheric old town, 12th-century architecture, the Moorish Alcázar palace and the grand square of Plaza de España, combined with …

European Travel

30 Breathtaking North American Natural Wonders You Have to See Before You Die

When it comes to traveling, Americans often feel like they haven't seen enough, despite the number of foreign countries they may be lucky enough to have already visited. You might be determined to visit the famed Seven Wonders of the World, but did you know there are actually dozens and dozens of …

National Parks

Short but sweet: 10 of the world's most spectacular day walks

1: Fimmvorduhals hike, Iceland<p>All the island’s oddness in microcosm<p><b>Length:</b> 25km<p><b>Difficulty:</b> Tough<p>Iceland is wonderfully weird. And a whole lot of that …

5 European Destinations That Are Significantly Cheaper to Visit This Fall

Book now to get great deals.<p>The Grand Tour, aka traveling all across Europe in one go, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, yet it also requires a …

8 Things to Do in Banff National Park, Alberta

A rich history, jaw-dropping natural scenery, and activities for all abilities make Banff the ideal home base for exploring Canada’s oldest national …

National Parks

16 Best Secret Getaways in the World - Underrated Travel Destinations & Unique Vacation Ideas

1 of 16<p>Puglia<p>Puglia, the heel of Italy’s stylish boot, has a wonderfully distinct allure that can only come from its rural landscape and patchwork …

9 of the best guided walking holidays in the world

Long have Brits relished the relaxing summer holiday. You know, the one where we all jet off to the Spanish coast or Greek islands and lie on a beach …

Every Stop You Need to Make on the Ring of Kerry

In a country made for great road trips, Ireland’s Ring of Kerry manages to stand out as one of the most scenic drives. Cutting through the …

I went on a magical trip through Iceland — here's what you should know before you go

Katie Lockhart<p><b>Renting a car is the best way to see the country</b>• <b><br>Watch out for hidden speed cameras, they can lead to big fines</b>• <b><br>Visit the lesser-known</b> …

European Travel

10 great long-distance cycle routes in Europe: readers’ tips

Winning tip: Passau, Germany, to Vienna<p>For a one-week first cycle tour, I’d recommend flying to Linz then catching the train over the German border to Passau, a beautiful city where the rivers Inn, Danube and Ils meet. Rent bikes from Matthias Drasch at Fahrrad-Klinik and pedal off along …

Cycling