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The hidden Scottish Highlands

Hikers roam freely in this glacier-carved land of lonely sea cliffs, winding trails and breathtaking views.

Scotland

10 epic long-distance walks around the world

From the Highlands to the Himalayas, these hikes take in some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. They’re not for the faint-hearted, but keen trekkers will love the challenges posed by each More great walks: Europe | UK | best kit<p>Makalu Base Camp, Nepal<p>The trek to the base of the fifth …

Hiking

The World's Most Beautiful Historic Castles

They're literally fit for kings.<p>Built to protect and entertain royalty, ancient castles naturally possess a lasting beauty. But unlike the gated compounds of yesteryear, modern travelers can now step inside their historic gates.

European Travel

The lesser-known way to Machu Picchu

With Peru’s more famous Inca Trail becoming increasingly overrun, the lesser-known Salkantay Trek is quickly gaining a reputation as both a less-crowded and more strenuous alternative.

South America

The empire the world forgot

Ruled by a dizzying array of kingdoms and empires over the centuries, the former regional power of Ani is now an eerie, abandoned city of ghosts.<p><b>An abandoned city of ghosts</b><br>Ruled by a dizzying array of kingdoms and empires over the centuries – from the Byzantines to the Ottomans – the city of Ani …

Archaeology

Six lesser-known wonders of the ancient world

While many historical landmarks attract millions of travellers every year, these ancient sites lie off the typical tourist trail.<p>When it comes to ancient wonders, there’s more to explore than Petra, Angkor Wat and the Coliseum. So to uncover a few structures that aren’t typically on the tourist …

Asia Travel

Watch: Boston Dynamics are being jerks to robots, for science

If you’ve ever wondered about the event that would make robots rise up and begin to fight back against their human oppressors, it probably looks a lot like the tests Boston Dynamics puts its Atlas robot through.<p>While it may look like pure jerk-ery, researchers are putting their humanoid robot …

Robotics

Austria’s unlikely dive spot

Each spring, snowmelt floods Green Lake park, submerging benches and trails, and transforming the pastoral scene into an icy underwater world.<p>In Tragöß, Austria, a walk in the park is anything but – at least for part of the year.<p>Each spring, the snowmelt from the nearby Hochschwab Mountains causes …

Scuba Diving

An untouched paradise in Turkey’s Butterfly Valley

Turkey's 86,000sqm Butterfly Valley is home to roughly 100 species of butterflies, creating a protected oasis where time seems to stand still.<p>Our boat pulled in about two hours before sunset, when the disappearing light was turning the Mediterranean Sea from sapphire to aquamarine and the …

Nature

Europe’s fierce, fabled villages

The Caucasus Mountain region of Svaneti is home to high mountain peaks, thousand-year-old defensive towers and an intense indigenous people who are trying to keep traditions alive.

Hiking

National Geographic Travel

One of the US' greatest mysteries

Atop a desolate hill in a small US town are the Georgia Guidestones: an eerie 19ft tall granite monument with a post-apocalyptic message for the world.<p>The drone of the man’s oak didgeridoo reverberated off the granite. “Not that I know when Doomsday is,” he said, parting his lips from the …

Yoko Ono

These riveting landscapes prove Tasmania should be on your 2016 list

Editor’s Note: PAUL PICHUGIN IS A LANDSCAPE and travel photographer based in Western Australia, who’s just a little bit obsessed with photographing …

10 destinations that are surprisingly affordable in the winter

We've scoured destinations and deals for weeks to come up with bargains and overlooked off-peak destinations that are still great in winter.<p>So, whether you're looking for a bucket-list beach destination or just wanting to hit the slopes, we've found some awesome deals both near and far.<p><i>Deals</i> …

Whistler, BC

So You Wish You Could Travel?

One of the most frequent comments travelers hear about their lifestyle is, "[Insert excited exclamation here]! I wish I could do that!" This sentiment frustrates me to no end, mostly because the people expressing it have no great impediment keeping them from traveling. They simply don't, whereas I …

The Great Filter theory suggests humans have already conquered the threat of extinction

It's difficult to not be pessimistic when considering humanity's future prospects. Many people would agree that it's more likely than not that we'll …

Biology

The lake at the end of the world

Barely one hour from Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, Lake Bohinj is in the middle of nowhere – out of season and time – and it’s wonderful.<p>“We have a saying here in Slovenia,” said Grega Silc, a Hike & Bike Slovenia tour guide, as we cycled around the riotous green of the ridge. “In Bohinj, we're a …

European Travel

Get lost in Japan’s ancient samurai town

Kanazawa’s narrow, winding streets confound visitors, just as they confused intruders centuries ago.<p>It was early morning in Kanazawa’s historical Higashi Chaya district, a row of old latticed teahouses in a town that’s convoluted in both its layout and history. Steam wafted up from the stone road. …

Japan

Best value destinations for 2016

Bagging a good deal on the road can be almost as thrilling as the trip itself, no matter what your travel budget.<p>Make your hard-earned cash go further with our essential annual hot-list of where to go for wallet-friendly wandering, whether you’re hunting for a bargain or in search of old-school …

Peru’s other lost city

Larger than Machu Picchu and far less known, Choquequirao still makes you feel as though you’re practically the first to arrive.<p>The trek to the lost Incan city of Choquequirao is one of the most difficult in Peru. From the town of Cachora, located 161km west of Cusco, it’s an 18km walk to Capuliyoc …

South America

Northern Ireland’s most spectacular rope bridge

County Antrim is home to one of the island’s most precious seascapes – dotted with medieval castles, colourful glens and a historic, adventurous suspension bridge.

Ireland

You could play the most difficult Super Mario Maker level, or you could just watch this video

This weekend YouTube user Bananasaurus Rex, responsible for 2013's most fascinating video game moment, published his latest feat of gaming skill, beating the all but unbeatable Bomb Voyage stage in <i>Super Mario Maker</i>. The level — created by Twitch user PangaeaPanga — requires the player to use bombs …

PSA: More Free Xbox One and Xbox 360 Games Now Available

Now that the calendar has flipped over to September, the first of this month's free Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles for Xbox Live Gold subscribers are now available. As announced previously, those new games are The Deer God on Xbox One and Battlestations Pacific for Xbox 360. In addition, last month's …