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Kerala is Lonely Planet’s ‘Best destination for families’

Kerala on Friday bagged the ‘Best destination for families’ award through an online poll conducted by Lonely Planet magazine.<p>Tourism secretary Rani …

Tourism

These 6 non-profit hotels give back to their communities

Travelers looking to put their tourism dollars towards a good cause have seemingly ever-increasing opportunities to do so. Eco-tourism opportunities …

Hospitality

10 things to do in Hanoi

The first thing you’ll notice about Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is the traffic – horns blare as the locals zip past on a seemingly endless fleet …

Vietnam

Luang Prabang, Laos: A one-minute tour

<b>(CNN) —</b> Looking for the perfect Southeast Asia destination that combines stunning scenery and cultural immersion?<p>Then here's the place for you: In northern Laos lies Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.<p>Long gone are the days when this former Laos capital was a travel secret -- today there's …

Laos

Here's the 60 Minutes Show on Celebrated Wildlife Photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen (VIDEO)

Last week we told you about an upcoming segment on 60 Minutes on renowned wildlife photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen. The story aired last night on …

Wildlife

Want Big, Cheap Prints? Try Printing Your Photos on Fabric

You've used your inkjet to print edge-to-edge A4s and A3s, then wanted to upsize, so you went to an online printer for a canvas or a poster. They get …

Textile Industry

18 of the world’s best rail journeys

Some of the world’s wildest and most beautiful scenery is best enjoyed from a train window. From Lhasa to Lima, we choose brilliant and great value routes • Top rail trips from the Man in Seat 61<p><b>UK</b><p><b>London to Fort William</b><p><b>Duration: 419 miles/13hr<br>Price (single): From £45</b><br>The Caledonian Sleeper, one of …

Trains

Which of These 8 National Parks of the World Have You Visited?

Famous landmarks, local culture and distinctive cuisine are some of the myriad factors which comprise of a total experience when visiting another …

National Parks

There are secret luxury villas hidden in the Bali jungle with hot tubs and a spa - and they're actually amazingly cheap to rent

Heading deep into the heart of the Balinese jungle you'd expect to find lush rainforest, exotic wildlife and spectacular natural wonders.<p>You'd be …

Asia Travel

A List of Maps and Basic Information About China's Mainland Provinces

China is the world's third largest country, after Russia and Canada. Its political geography is complicated. Encompassing 5 different administrative …

China

Explore Indonesia’s Raja Ampat – A Comprehensive guide to Asia’s most spectacular Island Paradise

Pianemo Viewpoint, Raja Ampat Islands<p>In the age of exaggeration, it is rather hard to explain the transcendent beauty of Raja Ampat islands in our …

Asia Travel

The Hidden Lake near Koh Samui

Travel tip to Thailand<p>If you’ve never been to Thailand before, I recommend coming out to these little islands like Koh Samui. I think a lot of people …

Thailand

Top 10 Best Hiking Trails in the World

If everyone placing personal ads who claimed the hobby of “hiking” really did it with any regularity, the earth would have been trampled flat decades …

Hiking

Retiring travel editor names his Top 10 trips

Over my 20-year career writing travel stories for the Seattle Times, a question I’ve fielded (happily, I should say) when meeting someone for the …

Costa Rica

Going to Australia? How to Get an Electronic Travel Authority Visa

So you've decided to take a trip down under to Australia. But not so fast -- you can't just pack your passport and hop on a plane to the land down …

Australia

Shanghai Travel Guide

Best Time to Visit Shanghai<p>Spring and fall are the best seasons, not hot or humid, cold or wet. March to May is the best season to explore nature, as …

Travel Guides

Bali Is a Top Island, with Peak Accommodations<p>Indonesia’s tropical island of Bali is a bucket-list destination that is every bit as magical as …

Asia Travel

Rooms with a view

Seascape, Annandale, New Zealand<p>This is where to come to cut yourself off completely. On the east coast of New Zealand's South Island, an …

Explore an Abandoned Chinese Fishing Village

Once a prominent fishing village, Houtouwan, China, now attracts adventurous explorers craving some green.<p>About 40 miles southeast of Shanghai, the small island of Shengshan rises up out of the East China Sea. There, the former fishing village of Houtouwan is carpeted with lush, overgrown greenery, …

Nature

Trip-Spiration: Explore Cambodia's Magnificent Temples, Islands & More

If exploring 150 square miles of temple ruins sounds like an epic adventure, head to Cambodia, where you can explore the impressive temples of Angkor …

Midnight in Tokyo

Check out the “Movie Night” Presets!<p>Today’s photo was edited with the new “Movie Night” Lightroom Presets, These were largely inspired by my time in …

Japan

7 Reasons Hoi An Should Be Next on Your Bucket List

As if there wasn't enough on your travel bucket list already, I'm about to convince you why you should add another city to that ever growing list. The city of Hoi An is on Vietnam's central coast and is best known for it's stunning ancient town and village rice paddies. Vietnam is a beautiful …

Vietnam

This Tiny Group of Indonesian Islands Needs to Be on Your Bucket List

The Gili Islands might as well be renamed "heaven on earth." All you have to do is Google search a few photos of this dream destination and you'll agree. If you've decided it will be your next holiday destination or it's on your bucket list, there are a few things to consider before deciding which …

Cantonese Food and Cuisine

The Original Cantonese Food Hotspot<p>Cantonese cuisine originates from the southern Guangdong region of China, the home of the Cantonese people. Hong …

48 Hours in Singapore: The Ultimate Itinerary

Day One: Morning and Afternoon<p><b>Morning</b>: Arrive in Singapore, check into your accommodations, and then spend a relaxing couple of hours exploring the …

The Most Underrated Travel Destinations in the World

Looking for somewhere off-the-beaten path that's not overrun with tourists? Here are our picks for an unforgettable under-the-radar …

All Aboard the "Most Scenic Train Ride in the World"

Rolling rice fields, terraced tea plantations, sprawling mountains blanketed in vegetation, buffalo-peppered farms, indigenous villages... I’d read …

Do You Really Need a Wide-Angle Lens for Landscape Photography? Photographer Thomas Heaton Says No

British pro Thomas Heaton’s latest video has a provocative title: “Throw Away Your Wide-Angle Lens.” Does he mean it? Not really, but Heaton, who is …

The Best Beaches in Southeast Asia, by Country

Paradise has a bad reputation in Southeast Asia. It’s been more than 20 years since Alex Garland’s <i>The Beach</i> first sent scores of backpackers along …

Japan but not as you know it – why the Setouchi region should be on your bucket list

Miles away from the maid cafes, the manga and the Japan that mostly lies in the minds of what people imagine Tokyo to be, lies the Setouchi …