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Legitimately Epic Mountain Bike Trails

<b>When you get right down to it,</b> the short ride is the foundation of almost every mountain biker’s life. It’s the after-work, dirt quickie or the …

A road trip in the Peloponnese

No other part of Greece combines stupendous mountain scenery and scenic hikes with deserted, pristine beaches and an incredible wealth of ancient sites like the Peloponnese. After all, this is where gods and heroes were said to walk the earth and the world’s greatest sporting event was born.<p>Add to …

Loneliness

Utah's 'Big Five' National Parks

<i>Imagine of the kind of big wilderness only the USA can deliver and you'll most likely be picturing Utah. With mighty rivers thrashing their way</i> …

Amazing Destinations To Add To Your Bucket List Today

All travel is great, and I firmly believe that any trip is an important trip. That being said, there are some destinations so amazing and so unique, …

A Tale of Two Cities: Nairobi and Mombasa

TravelDigital Nomad<p>“You can’t understand <b>Kenya</b> without trying <i>nyama choma</i>.” (The literal translation for that Swahili phrase is “charred flesh.”)<p>I heard this, or something strikingly similar, at least 14 times as I traveled across the country. But with only a few days left on my itinerary, I still …

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12 Things Not to Miss In Zanzibar

There are fewer African names more attractive and magical than Zanzibar. Turquoise sea, palm-packed beaches, timeless fishing villages and the smell of exotic spices make Zanzibar a magical and unique travel destination.<p>By College Tourist; Author: Julia Wiesmann<p><b>There are fewer African names more</b> …

Kitesurfing

7 Spectacular Budget Beach Spots You've Likely Never Heard Of

The notion of soaking up sunshine in a far-away land often comes with the dread of large crowds of tourists, and even larger costs. The truth is, it …

The 12 countries you must visit - by the man who's seen them all

This weekend's fall color destination: Rock Creek in the Eastern Sierra

It's fall, and Rock Creek in the Eastern Sierra is one of those sweet spots for fall colors. Starting last weekend, the aspens in the area south of Mammoth Lakes have erupted in color.<p>You can hike in Lower Rock Creek or drive about nine miles from Highway 395 into a stunning canyon lined with …

Glacier Adventures in Jasper National Park, Alberta

Oddly enough, I’ve seen quite a few glaciers around the world, from the obvious Antarctica to New Zealand and even up in Iceland. I didn’t expect to …

Adventures in the world’s deserts: readers’ tips

Photograph: Alamy<p>Sunrise at El Tatio geysers.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/24/1443091602328/c851d2d3-e7ac-418c-bd1f-a485e5626267-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Sunrise at El Tatio …

5 Spectacular US Landscapes You Have to See to Believe

One of the most scenic areas in the United States sits smack dab in the middle of South Dakota. Set on 244,000 acres, Badlands National Park boasts a dynamic landscape that includes sharp cliffs, deep gorges and all the rugged beauty you can handle.<p>Dhinal Chheda / Flickr<p>If you're ready for a change …

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Italy Beyond the Bucket List

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>You’ve gondola-ed Venice, bicycled Tuscany, shopped Milan, art-walked Florence, and climbed the hills of Rome—that’s pretty much it for Italy, right?<p>Not by a long shot. Just look at the map. Italy’s a boot, not a shoe, and there are lots of treasures to be discovered down …

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Stunning landscape photographs show the British countryside in all its natural splendour

You don't have to travel to the other side of the world to see stunning landscapes - because there are plenty right here on your doorstep.<p>And if …

Australia's 13 Most Beautiful Islands

Thanks to the drop in the Australian dollar and the beginning of summer in the southern hemisphere, now is the time to plan travel to the exotic islands around Australia. Here are a few of our favorites.<p>Kangaroo Island, South Australia<p>Cocos Keeling Islands, Indian Ocean<p>Shark Island, New South Wales

The USA’s top historical sights

A lot of people think of the United States as a young country with little in the way of history. Sure, the country’s only been a country since 1776, but before that there was the colonial period and before <i>that</i> there were centuries of Native American cultures. And, of course, there's its more modern …

5 Unique Stays In Stockholm

Whether you prefer the impeccable service and classic luxury of a grand historic hotel, the quirky touches of a boutique retreat, or the sleek …

The Racha - Phuket, Thailand Nestled on a small,...

Nestled on a small, pristine island south of Phuket, The Racha is an eco-luxury beach resort featuring 85 whitewashed villas complete with …

Why Not Visit South America?

Latin America does not always make it into lists of most popular areas to visit, but that's because not everyone is willing to give it a chance. Those who do however, are always in for great adventures and out-of-this world travel experiences. Here's why.<p>Latin America does not always make it into …

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Colorado's Hwy 50: The Best Road Trip You'll Take This Fall

It's the perfect time of year to hit the road in a lesser-known region of Colorado<p>Colorado is famous for outdoor playgrounds like Aspen, Boulder, …

12 Secret Hideaway Islands in Europe

There are hundreds of other smaller, less developed islands that offer a real sense of escape, and the chance to boast that you've been somewhere your friends haven't even heard of.<p>Whether you arrive by plane, ferry or a little taxi boat, there's something particularly romantic about marooning …

Camp - Top Ten Most Scenic Campgrounds in the U.S. : Cabela's

The Most Scenic Camping Spots in the United States<p>Our picks for the camping destinations with the most breathtaking views.<p>Across the United States …

15 American Campsites To Visit At Least Once In Your Life

Camping may not be your “thing.” It’s not for a lot of people. They prefer hotels with heated swimming pools, nice restaurants, and the comforts of …

Swim with sea lions in Eyre Peninsula South Australia

You may also like these photo galleries<p>Airbnb scraps Great Wall of China pop-up hotel after backlash<p>This fantasy paradise is like visiting another …

This Eye-Popping Icelandic Crater Lake Is Surrounded by Red Volcanic Rock

<i>Atlas Obscura on Slate is a blog about the world’s hidden wonders. Like us on Facebook and Tumblr, or follow us on Twitter.</i><p>In Iceland, you can't just …

The 10 Least Visited Countries in Europe, and Why You Should Visit Them All

<i>By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Some dwarf in comparison to their gargantuan neighbors, others are still branded with a scarlet letter thanks to past global conflicts and none can compete with France's food scene, England's charms or Italy's gorgeous coastline, but nevertheless you …

Hot Springs

Five Ways to Get Curious About Your Hometown

You’ve hiked a volcano, slept amongst elephants, and swooped over ancient valleys in a hot-air balloon. Here’s the thing: That adventurous spirit you …

10 dream trips every traveler should experience | CNN Travel

I would drive 500 miles: Scotland’s new North Coast 500 route

Photograph: Graham Mackay<p>The northern lights over the coast of Caithness.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/20/1440081110392/510d5c28-cf18-420b-898c-d1df2f9c0e2a-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Graham Mackay<p>The northern lights over the coast of …

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