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Where to go diving, from Sharm el-Sheikh to Sri Lanka

There's nothing quite like the sensation of cruising through the blue, surrounded by shimmering fish and limitless space. A new exhibition at the …

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Lose Your Belly Fat

Your step-by-step plan for making your gut disappear<p>There's a secret every trainer in Hollywood knows, and it's one you should know, too: "The fastest way to look like you've packed on 20 pounds of muscle is to lose 10 pounds of fat," says Alan Aragon, M. S., the <i>Men's Health</i> Weight-Loss Coach and …

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The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

The best places to swim with whale sharks

Swimming alongside the largest fish in the sea is one of the ultimate bucket-list experiences. Lucky, then, that there are a handful of destinations around the world where in-season sightings of whale sharks are almost guaranteed.<p>Remember: keep a respectful distance from the gentle giants, …

Scuba Diving

Best Places to Travel in 2014 (PHOTOS)

On Nicaragua's Little Corn Island, the fresh lobster is cheap; the hammocks plentiful; and the pace slow. Factor in a new hotel and spa with 16 oceanfront cabanas, and vacationing here is more blissful than ever.<p>It's just one of the places that will appeal to travelers seeking what's new and …

Top 10 Suites You Didn't Know You Could Afford

It was recently reported that the priciest suite in New York, the Ty Warner Penthouse, goes for a whopping $40,000 a night. Fortunately, you don't have to take out a second mortgage to vacation in the lap of luxury. The following suites at prime destinations around the U.S. offer drool-inducing …

Secret Mediterranean islands where you can escape the crowds

There are more than 200 islands in the Med, yet 90 per cent of tourists stay on just 10 per cent of them. We’ve rounded up six lesser-known isles worth seeking out if you’re looking for a little peace and quiet.<p><b>Pantelleria, Italy</b><p>Boat at sunset by Luca Volpi. CC BY-SA 2.0.<p>Closer to Tunisia than …

Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots for a soak

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little luxuries, but there’s nothing quite like the restorative buzz garnered by a dip in a proper thermal pool. From Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon to Switzerland’s most chic spa, here’s a rundown of some of Europe’s best hot springs.<p><b>Blue</b> …

European Travel

10 top tips for the early Brazil World Cup traveller

<b>Where to stay and where to find hotel bargains in Rio</b><p>To be close to the England team (if they qualify), stay in the Copacabana tourist trap. For a …

Galápagos wildlife spotting: why you should go underwater

This Pacific archipelago, 1000km adrift of the Ecuadorian mainland, has been called many things: evolution in action, a living museum, a 'little world within itself'. And they’re all true.<p>Visitors come to coo at the wildlife – the giant tortoises that lumber across the highlands, the comical …

Nature

Swimming with the fishes at Francis Ford Coppola's resort, and an adults-only silent beach - yes, really …

<b>Escapism</b><p>From March until June, and especially at full moon, whale sharks can be seen off the coast of Belize. At Turtle Inn, in the village of …

Answer to What are some of the best rare natural phenomena that occur on Earth?

Here are some of the best natural phenomena that occur on Earth.<p><b>Gippsland Lakes</b><p>The spooky light is created by a chemical reaction called …

Anhumas Abyss where the sun rays touch the bottom of the ocean.

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Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.

National Parks

Royals win away to stay in top two

AT&T LG Optimus G Pro now on sale

LG's 5.5-incher is now available from AT&T, priced $199.99 with a two-year plan<p>Alongside the 32GB Galaxy S4, AT&T has also officially launched the LG …