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Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Mauritius is an island nation officially called the Republic of Mauritius, or in French, <i>République de Maurice</i>, located in the Indian Ocean about …

Mauritius

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 …

Mountaineering

10 Best National Parks For Fall Trips

Come autumn, many of America's National Parks are at their most visually stunning. It's not only the fall foliage that amplifies their beauty, but also the waning light casting the landscape in an almost magical iridescence. And after the heat of summer, the crisp air offers a welcome reprieve. …

National Parks

Top 5 alternative New Zealand road trips

<i>Who can resist the urge to hit the open (and almost empty) road in New Zealand? Certainly not us...but don't forget that the country has urban adventures aplenty, too. Check out our selection of lesser known (but no less wonderful) road trips, then head over to BBC Travel to find out about the</i> …

Travel

The Fastest Supergrain Recipes for Busy Cooks

We never knew quinoa or farro—plus three more healthy grains—could taste so good (or cook in 30 minutes or less!).<p>An Italian Main Course That Isn't …

Tuna Sashimi Marinated with Ginger and Mint

Sushi

The Best Hope Left For Americans' Privacy Is This 2012 Supreme Court Opinion

In <i>United States v. Jones,</i> the nation's highest court heard how police installed a GPS tracking device on drug suspect Antoine Jones' Jeep without a valid warrant and then monitored him for four weeks.<p>The high court ruled unanimously that the GPS tracking violated Jones' Constitutional guarantee …

Surveillance

10 of the world's best learn-to-dive destinations

Dreaming of getting your dive ticket? With a combination of idyllic conditions and reputable dive outfits, we’ve narrowed down the top spots to get certified – from the Caribbean to the Maldives, and everywhere in between.<p>Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands, Indonesia<p><b>The diving:</b> Indonesia boasts an …

Scuba Diving

The Coolest Places To Eat, Drink, And Play In Paris

No, we're not talking about Bognor Regis — we're talking about Paris, duh! And, now is the time to steal a weekend away from your social calendar, for we've planned your mini city break, and it's got youshopping, sipping, and dining like a local — with not a tourist in sight, we promise.First stop …

France

10 Coolest Attractions in Bangkok

Visitors to Thailand’s famous (and infamous) capital have no shortage of sightseeing options. With enough ancient temples, notorious districts, and …

Asia Travel

10 Iconic Train Journeys That Are Trips Unto Themselves

One of the best ways to experience the travel style of yesteryear's rich and famous is to spend some time on a luxury train.<p>Typically, these trains provide private two-person overnight compartments, some with built-in showers, along with lavish service, onboard guides, and elaborate meals.<p>Many also …

Trains

The Books of Summer

Nothing can ruin a long-haul flight or a lazy August afternoon at the beach as much as lack of good reading material. The best #TripLit reads — the ones that distinctly evoke place — can enhance your travels or even inspire you to explore fresh destinations.<p><i>Wherever you are, put your Wayfarers on</i> …

The world's best wild swims

Little can match the pleasure of taking a dip in a secluded spot. Sliding into a river or striking out for the centre of a lake, it’s impossible not to feel as if you’ve become part of the scene, rather than simply marvelling at it.<p>Indulge in one of these stunning swims and we promise they’ll make …

Yellowstone National Park

Recipe Of The Day: Fried Chickpeas

Forget serving peanuts with your evening cocktail, fried chickpeas are what you should be snacking on. Not only are they easy to make, but they're healthy too -- and just as easy to snack on as nuts. They also make a great accompaniment to your happy-hour libation.<p>This fried chickpea recipe has a …

Best Travel Apps And Sites To Help You Plan Your Trip, Handle A Layover And Find Out Where To Go Next

There are so many excellent travel apps out there to help you find affordable airfare (here's looking at you, OnTheFly), flight status and even where planes are around the world, but what about help planning your next trip?<p>Here are a handful (or two) of new(ish) apps or sites that you might not …

16 Things You Can Turn Into Pesto

Move out the way, basil. Cheese + nuts + olive oil + garlic + whatever the hell you want = awesome pesto.<p>O Pesto, Prince of Pasta Sauces, Holy Anointer of Chicken, Most Herbacious Condiment! Italian grandmothers + everyone else have been making this stuff with basil since the world was born. But …

Five Things Most Chicago Visitors Never Do

Sure, the guidebooks can point out some of the best things to do in Chicago, but there’s a whole hidden side to the city beyond the touristy lure of Millennium Park and Navy Pier. So here you have it: secret Chicago restaurants, tours and attractions with locals-only flavor, from Kendall College’s …

Guide Books

Mountains for Mortals: 7 of America's Best Summits for Beginners

Anyone who's spent even a little time in the mountains has pictured it: You're a couple hours into your hike; panoramas of sweeping valleys and jagged cliff lines consume your gaze. You wipe a bead of sweat off your brow as you climb higher and higher, each step bringing you closer to the …

Hiking

Vegetarian Indian Recipes: From Appetizers, To Desserts And Beyond (PHOTOS)

We've talked plenty of times before about what to eat when a vegetarian comes over, but never with this inspired a theme. How could we never have thought of it before? Vegetarian Indian food!<p>For those of us striving to feed our vegetarian guests a little more adventurously, and for those of us who …

The 15 Greatest Masterpieces At The Louvre

The grand art museum houses 35,000 masterpieces, from prehistory to contemporary works. But with over 600,000 square feet of exhibition space, navigating the enormous museum can be overwhelming if you don't know what to look out for.<p>Christine Kuan, the chief curator at Artsy, selected 15 must-see …

Leonardo Da Vinci

How to Save Money on Phone Data Abroad

<i>Photo Courtesy Ajv123ajv/Dreamstime. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello</i><p>You probably know someone who has returned from overseas with a horror story about a crazy-big -- and utterly unexpected -- mobile phone or tablet bill. In some cases people have been socked with five-figure tabs for using …

Mobile

How to Explore Europe - on a Budget

Those lucky enough to be traversing not one but several European cities over the course of a few weeks or, as is more likely, months, may worry about the many expenditures that go hand in hand with extensive traveling abroad. While shopping, dining, and clubbing often put a strain on the budget, …

Concerts

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Western Australia

On Why I've Written 250 Weekend Meditation Posts (So Far)

<i>Sometimes, dirty dishes can be beautiful.</i><p>I haven't counted, but my rough estimate is that I've written around 250 Weekend Meditations over the past …

Meditation