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Flying Solo: Three Reasons to Travel Alone

Why are we always so concerned with surrounding ourselves with the familiar? As an introvert, I'm used to doing a lot of things alone and I've found that traveling is one of the most important times to take for yourself! Here are three reasons you should consider flying solo on your next</b> …

10 Mistakes That'll Ruin Your Trip

Even the dreamiest of trips can go off the rails when you fall into one of these all-too-common travel traps. We've been there—and we've brought back …

14 travel apps to download before your next adventure

Planning your next trip and want to be sure you find the best sightseeing, the best roadside restaurants and the best accommodation? Guess what. …

Patagonia Parks: How Can You Pick Just One?

Not everything has a Hunger Games ending where two winners are chosen. So, what happens when you have two equally gorgeous parks in one of the most picturesque places on the globe, but can only choose one? The vast region of Patagonia covers two countries, 800,000 square kilometers, and is one of …

How to climb a South American volcano

The Andes is pocked with snow-capped volcanic cones, offering towering ice spires, sulphurous craters and stunning altiplano views to the aspiring volcano-bagger.<p>There is something magical about volcanoes. In the mind’s eye, their ice-frosted peaks rise perfect and cylindrical, topped with …

EcoCamp Patagonia Tucked away in the heart of...

Tucked away in the heart of Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park, EcoCamp Patagonia comprises a unique collection of stylish, eco-friendly domes …

The best hiking in Patagonia and Tierra Del Fuego

The south of Chile and Argentina is a hiker’s dream. The melange of craggy mountains crowned with glaciers and glistening with waterfalls, scrubland dotted with pale glacial lakes, flowering meadows, marshlands, and windblown cliffs that skirt the Magellan Strait present countless opportunities for …

Exploring Argentina and Chile by bus

First-time visitors to the southern cone of South America arrive in Buenos Aires or Santiago with visions of glaciers, waterfalls, penguin colonies, vineyards, the baby whales off the Patagonian coast and the dramatic spires of Torres del Paine.<p>Argentina and Chile have all of this, and more – but …

7 Trips To Take If You Want To Enjoy Traveling Slowly

Yes, high-tech hotel rooms can be fun but they can also be distracting from the real reason we often travel: To connect with our new surroundings and the local culture and to take time to savor the moment.<p>There are numerous ways to slow down while you travel -- leave the phone behind or visit some …

5 Tips to Survive a Long Flight

<i>Jonathan Scott Chinn / Flickr</i><p>We all love to travel, but not many of us enjoy the exhausting process of getting to our chosen destination. Spending half the day in a metal tube with more than 300 strangers isn't ideal, especially coupled with the fact that it can be uncomfortable and flat-out boring.<p>…

How to pack light: tips from a master packer

Packing small is essential for any globetrotter committed to embracing the chaos of travel. With a small pack, you can chase down your Japanese train as it unapologetically departs on time. You can squeeze in to (or on top of) the only bus to the next village in India.<p>Or, as we learned, when your …

How Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal became cities split by class

Once again, the advantaged professionals, knowledge workers and creative class are clustered around the urban core, especially on and around Mont-Royal, home to the Université de Montréal. There are also several clusters to the west of the city in the Westmount and Notre-Dame-De-Grâce communities, …

Brittany Maynard, Death With Dignity Advocate, Dies At 29

Brittany Maynard, the Oregon woman who had become an outspoken advocate for patients' rights following her terminal cancer diagnosis, died on Saturday, the Oregonian reported. She was 29.<p>"Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love," she wrote in a Facebook post, according to People. …

5 Upscale Hostels That Are Nicer Than Most Hotels

By: Jordi Lippe<p>Forget everything you know about youth hostels -- the squeaky bunks, the communal baths, the dude from Poughkeepsie who's been backpacking for two weeks but has totally seen the world, man, and U.S. imperialism has, like, got to be stopped.<p>Sure, 10-to-a-room, all-bunk-bed, …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

How Former Muslim Radical Helped U.S. Nab One of World's Top Terrorists

Morten Storm claims he enabled the U.S. to kill al Qaeda in Yemen's leader, Anwar al Awlaki.<p>Morten Storm was young, angry, and alienated when he converted to Islam. Traveling from Denmark across several continents, he came into contact with some of the most notorious jihadists, including the leader …

Sugar: the evolution of a forbidden fruit

Sweetness was meant to be irresistible.<p>We are born with a sweet tooth. Babies drink in sugar with their mother’s milk. Sweetness represents an instant energy boost, a fuel that kept our ancestors going in a harsher world where taste buds evolved to distinguish health-giving ripeness and freshness …

World Cup Central Blog

May 18, 2018<p>Michel Platini has said France used "trickery" to influence the 1998 World Cup group stage draw. We take a look at the background.<p><b>So what</b> …

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Shia activists sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia

<b>Two Shia activists have been sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia after being convicted of attacking security forces in Eastern Province.</b><p>Ali Mohammed Baqir al-Nimr, 20, was found guilty on Tuesday of causing sedition, rioting, protesting and robbery in the district of Qatif.<p>It follows the conviction …

Libyan jets bomb armed groups in Benghazi

Libyan jets have bombed bases of armed groups in Benghazi as part of a self-declared campaign by a renegade former general to purge the North African country of religious hardline militias.<p>A Reuters witness and an air force official in Benghazi said two jets bombed a base belonging to the February …

Qatar Urges Scantily Clad Tourists to Cover Up

Visitors to Qatar are being urged to dress modestly in public or risk offending the locals.<p>A grassroots campaign set to launch next month implores ex-pats and tourists to recognize local values by covering up from their shoulders down to their knees.<p>The Reflect Your Respect drive has been launched …

Libya standoff emerges as premier refuses to yield to successor | Reuters

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya’s acting prime minister, Abdullah Al-Thinni, on Wednesday refused to hand over power to a newly elected premier after questioning his legitimacy in a deepening confrontation among the OPEC nation’s rival factions.<p>Libya's new Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq talks during an …

How American capitalism is falling behind

Putting ideology aside, the practical choice isn’t between capitalism and 'welfare-state socialism,' Reich writes. It’s between a system that’s …

Khalifa Haftar: renegade general causing upheaval in Libya

Under clear desert skies and a sweltering sun, a team of CIA trainers put the Libyan exile commander through his paces, teaching sabotage and tactics to his small band of fighters. Back then, in the 1980s, they dreamed of the day they could go home and topple Muammar Gaddafi.<p>Khalifa Heftar's …

Exclusive: Kerry Warns Israel Could Become ‘An Apartheid State’

The secretary of state said that if Israel doesn’t make peace soon, it could become ‘an apartheid state,’ like the old South Africa. Jewish leaders …

Jihadists Now Control Secretive U.S. Base in Libya

A camp on the Libyan coastline meant to train terror-hunters has instead become a haven for terrorists and al Qaeda.<p>A key jihadist leader and …