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Top 10 travel trends for 2018

Kiwis are seeking to travel more and further than ever before.<p>Corporate warrior by day, Amazon warrior on holiday: it's a description many of us can …

Travel

9 things I wish I knew before visiting Dublin

What comes to mind when someone says ‘Dublin’? Guinness, St. Patrick’s Day, pubs? Literary legends like James Joyce and Oscar Wilde? Maybe one more …

Ireland

The top 10 under-the-radar world destinations to add to your travel bucket list

There’s nothing that makes you feel cooler than being able to say you did something <i>before</i> it was trendy—and that doesn’t just apply to liking certain …

European Travel

Getting to Ha Long Bay, Vietnam - a UNESCO World Heritage site

<i>We ended our summer of</i> slow travel through Asia <i>in Vietnam. One of my long time “Bucket List” destinations, my family was excited to visit the lush</i> …

Vietnam

A Journey Into Iraqi Kurdistan

The Mar Mattai monastery clings to the side of a steep mountain, and on a clear day a visitor can stand against its fortresslike walls and discern far below the winsome farmlands of Upper Mesopotamia. Here, in the cradle of civilization, the building is one of the oldest Christian monasteries in …

Mad Max

Sal Lavallo Visited All 193 Countries. So We Asked Him 193 Questions

It seemed the most reasonable thing to do.<p>Sal Lavallo, at 27, is one of the youngest people to have visited every country in the world. It’s a feat most people would never think to dream of, let alone conquer, but that’s just what Lavallo did when, a few years into work as a consultant, he realized …

Travel

Three ancient villages to visit in Bali

While in Bali, consider enjoying a cultural and educational experience by visiting some of its ancient villages.<p>There are at least three such places …

Asia Travel

Your Options For Visiting the Giant's Causeway: Independent Travel and Bus Tours

<i>All photos by Giuseppe Milo via Flickr</i><p>One of the top ranked tourist sites in Northern Ireland, the Giant’s Causeway is a dramatic sight; some 40,000 …

5 Ways To Survive When Traveling In Rougher Countries

Most people follow the Banana Pancake Trail when setting off on their adventures. In other words, they follow the same routes millions of travelers …

Revealed: Ireland's top travel destination - 'You cannot have a bad holiday here'

Reader Travel Awards 2018<p>We asked our readers to nominate their favourite overseas holiday destination for 2018... and here's the result.<p>Ireland’s …

Italy

Rise of the solo traveller: Why women are ditching their families and heading into the wilderness

It’s when I stand up after days hunched over my desk and actually creak that I realise I need to get out – and not just for a stroll around the park. The desire to get away is coming on strong: from work, from the school run and from the enormous mountain of admin and endless demands that seem to …

Visit These Incredible Places You Only Read About in History Books

From the Roman Empire, through the Medieval Ages, right up to the 21st century, these places have played a key role in shaping our world.

The 15 Best Places to Travel in February

1 of 15<p>Honolulu, Hawaii<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 15<p>Singapore City, Singapore<p>3 of 15<p>Tasmania, Australia<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 15<p>Oman<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 15<p>Los Cabos, …

Places You Should Visit in 2018 Before They Get Too Popular

For every primo travel destination, there’s a sweet spot to find it. Visit too soon -- say, before the airlines start offering half-decent service …

Enzo Ferrari

A Few Questions for Our 52 Places Traveler

<b>So, you are the new</b> <b>52 Places to Go Traveler</b><b>! How are you feeling heading into the trip?</b><p>Elated and terrified — but I keep coming back to elated, which is a good thing. I’ve only been to five of the places on the list, and those are mostly in the United States. I’m so grateful to The Times for …

Stevie Nicks

This Under-the-Radar Beach Town Is Mexico’s Next Great Destination

As we reach the outskirts of Puerto Escondido, my driver grins and gestures with his chin for me to look in the rearview mirror. Just above the …

Off-Grid Adventures Just 2 Hours from Cabo San Lucas

For those looking to escape the mega hotels and unchecked development in Cabo San Lucas, a short two hour drive to Cabo Pulmo on Baja's East Cape …

Cabo San Lucas

How One Woman Traveled to 91 Countries With Only a Carry-on

Photographer Jill Paider specializes in visual storytelling. By the end of this year, she will have published 15 books, including her latest, …

South-east Asia

Where to eat, drink and stay in the Isles of Scilly

Find lively pubs and innovative restaurants in the world-class food scene of the Isles of Scilly<p>Despite their isolated setting 30 miles off Lands …

Jordan: The quirkiest destination in the Middle East

I’ve done downward dog in some strange places: from a Tibetan monastery to the deck of a boat drifting down the Amazon River. None compare, though, …

Best Kept Travel Secrets: Should You Make the Journey to Abu Simbel?

Why Abu Simbel is worth visiting and one of the most impressive sites in Egypt.<p>When I was planning my itinerary to Egypt, the stops in Luxor, Aswan, and Cairo all seemed like obvious musts. Cairo was the Pyramids, Luxor was the New Kingdom, Aswan was the later, most complete temples. But, I spent a …

15 secret places you never knew existed in London

London is big, bold and beautiful, with enough iconic settings and scenes to fill a country.<p>But the city isn’t all about the well-known attractions …

Breathing in the Scottish Highlands

One can truly never predict how powerful a trip can be. This was surely the case when my brother and I decided to take a 600 mile road-trip through …

Scotland

Arita: Japan's 400-year-old porcelain town

<b>(CNN) —</b> A quiet Japanese town with a population of less than 20,000, Arita has been responsible for one of Japan's most prestigious exports since the 17th century.<p>Arita's obsession with porcelain ware, registered officially as one of the Traditional Crafts of Japan in 1977, dates back more than 400 …

Japan

The Top Things to Do in Nazaré, Portugal

Nazaré lies only 80 miles north of Lisbon, but this small coastal town feels a world away from the bustling Portuguese capital. With a proud fishing …

European Travel

The Caribbean's top festivals

Determined to rebuild after Hurricane Irma’s unprecedented fury, St. Maarten is getting ready for the Heineken Regatta, the first major event since the September storm. On the calendar for March 1-4, sailors from 35 countries race as spectators line the shores cheering on the winners. St. Maarten …

These 10 Travel Trends Will Be Huge for 2018

With the new year fast approaching, it’s time to delve into some of the trends that will determine how, where, and with whom travel enthusiasts …

Where to Travel in 2018, According to the Experts

Buenos Aires, Argentina<p>A new year brings with it a whole new list of plans—and for the intrepid traveler, a whole new list of places to visit. 2018 is no different: Economies and tourism are flourishing in far-flung locales that travelers rarely considered previously, while beloved but forgotten …

Bolivia

The top 20 travel destinations of the Year

The year 2017 was truly a wild one in terms of travel. From Donald Trump's travel ban to the many controversial incidents (mostly involving bad p.r. …

India the Easy Way

As Mrs. Moore and Adela Quested discovered in EM Forster’s A Passage to India, it’s not for the faint-hearted or the timid.Most everyone who has been …