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Four ways to explore Chefchaouen, Morocco's blue city

Chefchaouen is an otherworldly escape nestled in Morocco’s Rif Mountains. As well as its distinctive palette of blue and white buildings, a striking contrast with the arid setting, this popular town has plenty to offer. Embark on strenuous hillside hikes or idle strolls, bathe in mountain streams, …

23 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit Scotland

Whatever the outcome, there's no denying that Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It's home to eerie castles, ancient ruins, and rolling green hills. Here are 23 photos that will make you want to book your next trip to Scotland.

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Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

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Ireland's Most Picture-Perfect Spots

8 Reasons A Trip To The Philippines Should Be In Your Future

There's an incredible chain of tropical islands in the Pacific that is sprinkled with pink, white and black sand beaches, ultra-relaxing luxury resorts, charming countrysides and villages, exotic foods and an enticing nightlife. You know it exists, but you've probably never thought of planning a …

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

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World's strangest lakes | CNN Travel

Alternative Queenstown

Queenstown in New Zealand is renowned internationally as an adventure tourism hotspot, but there are also less adrenaline-fuelled activities to be enjoyed amid beautiful Central Otago scenery. Once you've secured your collection of souvenir T-shirts and DVDs by bungy jumping, whitewater rafting and …

Argentina Photos

See photos of Argentina (including Buenos Aires, the Pampas, gauchos, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

A guide to the eateries of Greece

Where to eat and drink in Greece? Perhaps the question should be: ‘Where not?’ Greeks live to eat and drink – they dream about it and talk about it at all times of the day. Wherever you go in Greece you might not find accurate clocks, punctual flights or a good cup of tea, but by Zeus you’ll find …

20 Stunning European Cities To Visit In Your 20s

From major metropolises to charming, overlooked locales, Europe is brimming with cities everyone should visit. But where does a penny-pinching, adventure-seeking twentysomething even begin when it comes to traveling Europe?<p>The big players -- London, Paris, Amsterdam -- are great. Those should be on</i> …

Road Trip: Cornwall, England

Travel<p>A hybrid of historical attractions and natural beauty, this is England at its most unique.<p>With its whitewashed seaside villages and greener-than-green countryside dotted with Celtic ruins, the Cornish peninsula is a hybrid of historical attractions and natural beauty. From its subtropical …

10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …

How I quit my job to travel: The social media addict

Social media strategist Shivya Nath dreamed of world travel. After she entered a contest and won a return ticket to Paris, she took it as a sign – and took off.<p>I never planned to quit my job to travel. When I decided to break away from my cubicle-bound life, I was 23 years old, the daughter of a …

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The Greek Islands Are Calling You. Here's Where To Go.

So you want to take a trip to the good ole Greek islands, and we can't fault you. But there are nearly 6,000 of them scattered around so finding what's right for you can be tricky.<p>But hark! We've done some organizing for you to help whittle down the choices based on the type of vacation you're …

The world's best multi-day treks...without high altitudes

Love trekking but suffer from altitude sickness? Or do you just want to want to enjoy a good trek without worrying about acclimatising? Altitude sickness, which usually kicks in around 2500-3000 metres (8200-9850 feet) and higher, affects some (but not all) of us, no matter how healthy you are.<p>And …

Sa Pa's Sweeping Views And Stunning Rice Terraces Will Enchant You

With distinctive rice terraces, sweeping views and a unique culture, Sa Pa has a lot going for it.<p>Located 4,921 feet above sea level in the Lào Cai Province of Vietnam, Sa Pa has become a hot spot for tourists seeking stunning natural landscapes. The town overlooks a valley of stair-like rice …

Exploring Japan’s subtropical Ogasawara Islands

Pristine beaches, star-studded night skies, searing sunsets and whales splashing in tropical waters are not the usual things to expect on a trip to Japan. But venture about 1000km south of downtown Tokyo and that’s exactly what you’ll find.<p>The recently designated World Heritage Ogasawara …

Thailand's Surin Islands Are The Perfect Undiscovered Remote Escape

Welcome to Thailand's Mu Koh Surin National Park!<p>This archipelago in the Andaman Sea consists of five islands (also known as the Surin Islands). Koh Surin Nuea and Koh Surin Tai form the bulk of the islands' land mass, in addition to three satellite islands -- Koh Khai, Koh Klang, and Koh Ri.<p>The …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Geisha remain important to Japanese as numbers dwindle

Like ghosts from another time, the real geisha seem to float silently along the streets at twilight, making their way to tea houses and restaurants where they will entertain elite, powerful men.<p>Trained to be exquisite hostesses, they are accomplished musicians, singers, dancers and most importantly …

Will And Kate To Witness Rare, One-In-A-Hundred Natural Phenomenon, Because Of Course They're That Lucky

As they continue their tour of Australia tomorrow, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will see rain waterfall-ing off Uluru, a sacred rock formation in the central part of the continent.<p>The rock is always in the same place, obviously. But these otherworldly, silver-toned streams of rainwater are …

Top 10 Croatian Islands

From craggy Krk in the north to luscious Mljet in the south, the Croatian Adriatic is teeming with islands, around 1200 in all. The sheer variety of island landscapes is stunning. The terrain can shift abruptly even on the same island as wind-whipped hills give way to rolling vineyards and tranquil …

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The 12 Most Awesome Hostels In The World

When you're sick of those run-of-the-mill hostels where the most exciting thing on the brochure is Spaghetti Wednesdays, you know it's time for a shakeup.<p>Book one of these unique, weird and just plain offbeat hostel experiences, and your 26-person sleepover will never feel the same again.<p><b>Lock a</b> …

These Awesome Croatian Tours Take You To 'Game Of Thrones' Filming Locations

Tour operator Viator is offering a one-day walking tour of Dubrovnik — which became King's Landing in Season 2 — for around $80, while another company, Collete, provides a 12-day Discover Croatia tour with "Game of Thrones" highlights, starting at $2,149.<p>Tour operators are getting creative to make …

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