Alysha Arseneau

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25 Incredible Hiking Trails in British Columbia

British Columbia’s Best Hiking Trails<p>If you think that ‘Beautiful British Columbia’ has become a trite moniker, it’s time to get off the sofa. This …

Hiking

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 …

Hiking

The World's 8 Scariest Viewing Platforms

Is Step into the Void, a new 12,650-foot (3,856-meter) perch in the French Alps, the scariest?<p>"I must have torrents, rocks, pines, dead forests, mountains, rugged paths to go up and down, precipices beside me to frighten me," wrote Jean-Jacques Rousseau of his love of rambling in the French Alps. …

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 …

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The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

Hiking

13 epic views from the Skåla Trail: One of Fjord Norway’s most rewarding hikes

OUR GUIDE LOOKED UP at us from his stack of maps and pamphlets and said with a hint of a pride, “It’s considered one of the longest upward slopes in …

China’s most terrifying theme park

In China’s industrial Guangzhou city, Chimelong Paradise is a huge, eerily empty site with stomach-churning roller coasters and a questionable safety rating.<p>At China’s Chimelong Paradise theme park, there is a designated “vomit bin” positioned helpfully at the exit of a giant roller coaster, a …

In brief: Japan lures travellers with a ninja camp

Every Friday, we help you navigate the week’s most important and interesting travel news stories.<p>Every Friday, we help you navigate the week’s most important and interesting travel news stories.<p><b>Upgrade!</b><i><br>Amazing things that should happen more often</i><p>Just when you thought your childhood dream had been …

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 …

Hiking

How to trek to Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since the 1920s. The exploits of legends such as George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put the mighty mountain on the map; thousands have followed, making huge sacrifices – many with their lives – in their own attempts to the …

Everest Base Camp

Easy riding: exploring the USA by motorcycle

Maybe the best decision I’ve ever made in my life was to go along with a bunch of friends on a two-week, 3000-mile motorcycle trip from Portland, Oregon, to Knoxville, Tennessee, on tiny vintage bikes and shoestring budgets. We took the smallest roads through the smallest towns, camping most of the …

National Parks

How to road-trip Canada on a budget

Canada is big and beautiful, but climate, distance and the high cost of domestic travel make it hard to get to know her. Having the freedom to throw your stuff in the trunk and set off as you please makes self-driving a tempting way to explore this frequently spectacular country.<p>The Trans-Canada …

Canada

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> …

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Three epic icy journeys

The spirit of expedition continues to thrive as travellers seek out epic journeys to broaden their minds and stimulate their senses. Winter months or chilly climates might seem like challenges, but breathtaking snow-capped mountains and windswept views of glacial lakes create a magical travel …

Hiking

Can the U.S. Create a National Park on the Moon?

that Reps. Donna Edwards (D-MD) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) have introduced to create a National Historic Park at the Apollo landing sites on …

12 Insanely Ambitious Ideas For Improving Space Exploration

NASA has awarded $100,000 to each of these sci-fi projects, which cover everything from suspended animation to Mars kites to 3-D printed food.<p>NASA has announced the award-winners of its Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, in which the agency gives funding to projects that are a little …

Inside Boeing's New Commercial Space Capsule

Boeing unveils interior design of its new spacecraft.<p>From the outside, Boeing's CST-100 spacecraft model resembles a high-tech gumdrop. On the inside, it's a spacious, LED-glowing dream. The new commercial vehicle is designed to transport NASA astronauts to and from low Earth orbit. Boeing recently …

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk battle for NASA's space shuttle launchpad

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk are two of the most important people in the private spaceflight field, and now it looks like they'll be going head-to-head over some valuable real estate. According to CNBC, the heads of private space firms Blue Origin and SpaceX are set to …

New For Space Tourists: A Light, Comfy Space Suit

Private space company Final Frontier Design shows off the latest orbital fashion.<p>Final Frontier Design, a Brooklyn, NY-based space company, unveiled their new "3G" space suit yesterday on Capitol Hill. The company's previous suit won a 2013 <i>Popular Science</i> invention award, and this third-generation …

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