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The 35 Most Amazing National Parks on Earth

What's the quickest way to realize how truly amazing our planet is? Simple: Visit the world's greatest national parks. We're thankful that governments around the world have set aside these amazing tracts of pristine wilderness, and with the help of the tips and photos from over 1 million travelers …

Your Weekly Travel Zen: London

This week's <i>Moment of Travel Zen</i> comes to us from Instagram user @melinnaaaa. Her photo of London's Tower Bridge, framed by foliage, is the perfect example of how charming London can be.<p>Despite its rainy reputation, London offers ample opportunity for moments of zen. From parks and gardens to …

Italy's lesser-known regions

Perhaps you have already seen the art and archaeology in Rome, the lemons on the Amalfi Coast and the winking mosaics of Venice’s San Marco. Maybe you just don’t like crowds, or busy streets or tourist menus; or perhaps you just want to see a different side of Italy, one that’s more intimate and …

The Other Tunnel

Which Popular American City Is Secretly an Amazing Outdoor Adventure Destination?

<b>Quick question: Which western city is a short drive from this...</b><p><b>has one of its major boulevards quite suddenly turn into this...</b><p><b>brags a location less than an hour from unforgettable trails like this...</b><p><b>plus, one more hour from both this death-defying hike...</b><p><b>and the lowest point on the North American</b> …

The Great Barrier Reef from the Air and Underwater

Just this morning, I hopped on a day trip from the Gold Coast to Lady Elliot Island, an islet in the southern part of the Great Barrier Reef. The …

Great Barrier Reef

Moving From a Point-and-Shoot to a DSLR Camera: A Reality Check

Point-and-shoot – the name cannot be more specific and these cameras do exactly that: you just need to point the camera to the desired scene and …

Cameras

Adorable Photos of 4-Year-Old Instagram Sensation Mimicking High Fashion Shots

Ryker Wixom is the most fashionable 4-year-old you’re likely to meet this side of a black AMEX, and given how fast his Instagram star is rising, …

Where Should I Travel Off the Beaten Path in Italy?

<i>A:</i><p>When you visit Italy, you want to see Italy—not other tourists. But the country is a pretty popular destination for pizza-loving jet-setters. In fact, tens of millions of visitors descend on the boot-shaped Mediterranean country every year. Here are a few places you should go to avoid most of …

Italy