Tina Ghesquiere

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The 7 Hottest Travel Destinations of 2016

We've got holiday getaways on the brain. But not just any old getaways. We're looking for something out of the ordinary, a place to fuel our passion for travel but that's yet to be affected by mass tourism.<p>From the Mexican beach hardly anyone has discovered to the Mediterranean city that's …

Why Unlimited Vacation May be Too Good to be True

Sometimes it doesn’t work–but not for the reasons you’d think. Here’s how employees can get the hang of it.<p>Unlimited vacation sounds like an amazing …

Here’s how I traveled 23 countries for free

By Sophie Forbes<p>After losing his job, Kris Mole, a language teacher and former journalist from Brighton, United Kingdom, found himself stuck in a …

30 Places To See Before You're 30

Seeing the world is a surefire way to enrich your life and learn, and some destinations are best visited while in your twenties. Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set. These spots might be more physically challenging or …

Growing up poor turned me into a traveler

MONEY SUCKS. Well, at least for the many of us who don’t have it. It especially sucks when you’re growing up and you don’t really understand <i>why</i> you …

Top 10 Walks & Hiking Tours

Check Out Our Top 10 Walking Tours and Get Inspired<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p><b>Great Smoky Mountains, U.S.</b><br>The Great Smoky Mountains, long regarded as the ancestral homeland of the Cherokee Indians, is a region rich in natural diversity and pioneer history. Named by the …

Travel Photography

5 Lessons You Learn From Motorcycling Across North America

Travel teaches you things that an office never will.<p>Last April, three friends in New Jersey started on a mission to ride motorcycles 25,000 miles across the entire United States, through three Canadian provinces, up to the Arctic Circle, down to Mexico and back.<p>They've now been on the road for more …

New Jersey

10 travel apps that will make you feel like a local

From sleeping in a local's apartment to getting them to cook you a meal there, these 10 apps will turn you into an insider anywhere you go.

8 Gorgeous National Parks You've Never Heard Of

Celebrating the diversity of protected lands.<p>America’s National Parks: Gates of the Arctic premieres on National Geographic Channel Sunday January 31 8/7c, featuring the farthest north of the U.S.'s 408 national parks.<p>We took a look back at our archives and found these photos of little-known parks, …

6 Reasons Why Montreal is the Perfect Summer Destination

Ask anyone who has ever visited Montreal during the summer, and you would be hard-pressed to find someone who does not love this city. I would go as far as to say it's the perfect summer destination for everyone. Yes, everyone.<p>Montreal's unique blend of North American and European cultures is …

Nepal Tourism Is Back On

Despite concerns about safety and infrastructure following the earthquakes earlier this year, Nepal has gotten the all-clear for tourism, including on Mt. Everest.<p>Following devastating earthquakes this spring, Nepal has officially been cleared to welcome tourists again, just in time for peak hiking …

Natural Disasters

Tips for visiting Switzerland on a budget

Switzerland can seem expensive--discouragingly so--especially considering the strength of the Swiss franc; $1 buys about .94 francs. But the land of mountains, cheese and chocolates need not be out of reach for the budget-conscious traveler.<p>Here are some tips to save some bucks.<p><b>Drink from the</b> …

Trains

Day Trips From Washington, D.C., High In Charm and Good Food

Things get rather hot and humid in Washington, D.C., at this time of year, which makes it a perfect time to get out of the city. Even if you only …

Weekly Travel Deals: Belize, New Hampshire, and 50% Off a Tour in Australia

Australia<p>Get <b>50 percent off</b> from Intrepid Travel, a Down-Under based small-group tour operator known for taking travelers off the beaten …

10 Cheap Getaways You Can Still Take This Spring

What's the real definition of a spring break? Taking a trip for less than you might expect. There's no better time of year to find bargains, with a host of last-minute deals as destinations prepare to boost prices for summer. Here are our picks for some of the best buys of the season, whether you …

Want to stay at a luxury hotel? Two websites give you all the insider tips on getting the best deal

These websites may change the way you book your next luxury hotel. Far from the crowd-sourcing crowd, Mr & Mrs Smith and TLSelectHotels.com do their own vetting of hotels they list at good rates, and offer travelers some nice extras too.<p>TLSelectHotels.com launched Monday as a website out to "tempt …

Hospitality

Baubax travel jacket with 15 built-in features raises over $3M in funding

Anything billed as "the world's best" idea on Kickstarter usually doesn't deserve so much as a second glance. That's pretty much common knowledge. But the brainchild of husband-and-wife team Yoganshi and Hiral Sanghavi just might be the exception.<p>The revolutionary jacket design for which they're …

The 8 highest-rated travel apps

Applause, an app analytics company, recently released a study of the top-rated travel smartphone apps.<p>The company analyzed almost 400,000 app store reviews and then created a quality score, out of 100. While the average app received 47 points, each of the following ones scored at least 67 points, …

Apps

20 of the best hotels in Italy

And there are no places in Italy like these amazing hotels, named the best by our Condé Nast Traveler readers.<p>From the ivy-covered Hotel Raphaël to the Grand Hotel Majestic on Lake Maggiore, here are the best hotels in Italy.

THE SELECTS: Landscapes by Jay Patel

Olympic National Park

11 Pixar Short Films That Are Guaranteed To Brighten Up Your Day

All the emotion of Toy Story or Wall-E, but in just a few minutes.

Animation

CANNONBALL! | TEEM

30 Unbelievable Places That Are Hard To Believe Really Exist

Our Earth is full of wonders and beautiful places. Here is a collection of some breathtaking places that are hard to believe really exist.<b>(h/t:</b> …

Northern Ireland

Sud-anese Dream | BASEJUMP | Scotty-Bob

Ki Bullocks | BASElife | Lauterbrunnen

TOTALOXYGEN - Wingsuit flight 1.1

Ct'éclipse | BASEJUMP | The Cat Acro Team

Around The Bonfire - Share Your Stories

Melissa (Nelson) Lowe and Barry Williams are collecting skydiving stories of the past to create a book called, “Around the Bonfire – skydiving …

Skydiving

Niklas Hemlin - Breaking Boundaries

<i>Image by Ben Nelson</i><p>Niklas Hemlin of Arizona Airspeed ventured out with a goal in mind and captured his first World Record - but not in belly flying, …

Love

Skydiving in slow motion with Jokke Sommer - GoPro Hero 4