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Wild water park rides

These crazy water slides will send you free-falling into swimming pools, spinning in circles, and hitting speeds as high as 65 miles per hour.<p><b>Summit Plummet at Disney World</b><br>Orlando, Florida<p>Top speeds hit 55 miles per hour, thanks in part to a doozy of a free fall just after the ride begins (you'll …

Disney World

The Great Barrier Reef we stand to lose – in pictures<p>720<p>As the UN pressures Australia to better protect the reef, …

A culinary tour of Bolivia: cooking with altitude

I hadn't signed up for this. A small corner cafe in the Bolivian city of El Alto and a steamy bowl of soup plonked down in front of me. The dish in …

13 Gorgeous Mountain Retreats Around the World

Mountains aren’t just for wintertime skiing. This summer, check out these high-altitude resorts instead.<p>Oyster

The 10 Cheapest Cities In The World

When I was in Nicaragua in 2011, I had a friend who was renting a room with her boyfriend in Managua.<p>They each paid $25 per month for rent. The bus ride to their job cost 10 American cents.<p>Point being: There are places in the world where your dollar can go a very long way.<p>This is important. If …

Mount Everest

I Was Surprised By How Much I Loved Visiting Peru

The country is riddled with archaeological sites that tell the story of these civilizations, which left a legacy that still lives on in the art, customs and traditions found in modern-day Peru.<p>I journeyed to Peru with avid hopes of climbing Machu Picchu and sipping coca tea with locals donning …

South America

19 former prisons where you can now spend the night

Design Hotels Turns 20!

From Bali and Portugal to France and Miami, a look back at some of Design Hotels’ coolest properties.<p>Courtesy of Design Hotels

Cloudbreak, Fiji

Cameron Davidson

Global music festivals to catch this summer

How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

Buenos Aires

National Geographic Travel