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Karachi to Kabul: Road Warriors

Kabul

Hiking in Norway’s Helgeland

Summer days go on forever just below the Arctic Circle, meaning you’re never in a hurry while hiking in Norway’s Helgeland. Seen from a distance, the area’s snow-topped massifs appear insurmountable, but get up close and you’ll find that the opposite is true.<p>Well-marked trails make these mountains …

Hiking

Land of the blue sky: 10 reasons to visit Mongolia now

One of the last surviving nomadic societies, half of Mongolians live pastoral lifestyles little-changed since the days of Chinggis Khan. The rest mostly live in Ulaanbaatar, their ties to the grassland fading as Mongolia’s only city, enriched by overseas investment, hurtles into the 21st century. …

Travel

Lago de Yojoa: Honduras' hidden oasis

Spectacular Lago de Yojoa is the largest natural lake in Honduras and one of the fastest-growing traveler destinations in Central America’s least visited country. This biodiverse region delivers a refreshingly safe and tranquil respite for weary travelers looking to commune with nature in a …

South America

Top experiences in Montenegro’s northern highlands

The secret of Montenegro’s gorgeous coastline is well and truly out; meanwhile, those in the know have been turning their compasses towards its epic northern highlands. The spirit of adventure steers travellers off the trodden path in this corner of the Balkans, where boundless hospitality and …

Hiking

Conquering Choquequirao: the long walk to Peru’s lesser-known ‘lost city’

Rambling along the bumpy road from Cuzco out to Cachora, it becomes abundantly clear that I’ve left the feverish Machu Picchu crowds behind and am now entering into the less polished corners of the Peruvian Andes. These are the fabled hills of the Inca, though they’re not the ones most visitors fly …

South America

Battambang: Cambodia's lesser-known city

The laid-back city of Battambang in Cambodia’s northwest may have a<p>sleepy<p>ambience distinct from the more upbeat hot spots of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville, but travellers who venture here will find plenty of excuses to linger.<p>A walkable centre, bags of old architectural charm, day trips …

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WhatsApp's Privacy Cred Just Took a Big Hit

For the first time since even before Facebook acquired it in a whopping $19 billion acquisition two years ago, WhatsApp has changed its terms of …

9 Amusing Animal Shots To Brighten Your Day

If you're looking for a feature that'll make you laugh and bring a smile to your face then you've found it as here are 9 funny photos of dogs, deer …

Banche e «crediti cattivi»: la Bad bank spiegata ai non addetti ai lavori

<b> Cessione delle sofferenze, obbligazioni cartolarizzate, tranche Senior: ecco come e quando funzionano...</b>

Italy's seven best hikes: majestic mountains, dramatic coastlines and smouldering volcanoes

While Italy's natural wonders are well documented, it isn't until you strike out into the wild mountains and trek along its vertiginous coastlines that you realise how <i>bella</i> this country really is.<p>From the cliff-hanging trails of Amalfi to the colossal granite spires of the Dolomites, volcano climbs …

Hiking Kyrgyzstan: a trekker's guide to the Tien Shan

Bishkek has many moments of beauty, but it's the Tien Shan mountains that are the real scenic draw of Kyrgyzstan.<p>Bishkek serves as a de facto visa capital of Central Asia, so many travellers find themselves with a bit of extra time here, passing the painless few days for a Kazakh tourist visa or …

Hiking

How to Perfectly Capture Steam in Food Photography

I normally hangout at a local coffee shop editing photos because it’s easier for me to concentrate (plus free electricity and air condition… not …

How to reach Machu Picchu without the Inca Trail

One of the world’s great wonders, Machu Picchu is the holy grail for any traveler visiting South America. A common misconception is that one needs to complete a four-day trek to reach this incredible site, and for many, surviving the Inca Trail is very much part of the Machu Picchu experience.<p>But …

South America

You booked a crappy hotel. Now what?

Traveling can be a lot like strip poker: no matter how brilliantly you've played and how many extra undergarments you layered on before the game, sometimes you end up as the sole naked person at the table.<p>The disappointment of arriving to a hotel room that does not meet your expectations feels much …

Mobile Devices

The Best Stretch for Every Body Part

When it comes to getting the most out of your workout, you have to care for the muscles that heave all of those heavy weights, too<p>When you think of flexibility, it's likely that the first things that come to mind are touching your toes, or stretching your hamstrings. Unfortunately, those are often …

How to pack light: tips from a master packer

Packing small is essential for any globetrotter committed to embracing the chaos of travel. With a small pack, you can chase down your Japanese train as it unapologetically departs on time. You can squeeze in to (or on top of) the only bus to the next village in India.<p>Or, as we learned, when your …

Camping

What to eat in Macau

African chicken, baked egg tarts, samosas, pork-and-olive fried rice. In Macau, Portugal meets China with a dash of southeast Asia and a sprinkling of Africa. Macanese cuisine is, quite literally, a blend of all the places that Portuguese traders visited along the 16th century maritime route from …

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Hiking Namibia’s Fish River Canyon

A multi-day hike through the world's second largest canyon is as challenging as it is unforgettable. Situated in the far south of Namibia, the startlingly beautiful Fish River Canyon is 550m deep, 27km wide and 160km long. The intense 85km trail through it, which takes hikers through 1.5 billion …

Hiking

Top walks around El Chaltén

Trekking in Patagonia is a highlight for many travelers to South America, and it’s never been easier than from Argentina’s 'trekking capital', the village-cum-fledgling-city of El Chaltén. Whether you prefer to rise late and dawdle the afternoon away next to picturesque tarns, or enjoy getting …

A day-trip to North Korea's border

Following orders from the US soldier to line up in a row, we stood obediently looking out into enemy lines. I cast my mind back to the waiver form I’d just signed: ‘The visit to the Joint Security Area at Panmunjom will entail entering a hostile area and the possibility of injury or death as a …

North Korea

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 …

Everest Base Camp

The planet’s most spellbinding sights

Most everyday experiences are lessons in the inevitable pull of the future: books are replaced with e-books, laptops are replaced with tablet computers, billions of dollars are replaced with trillions of dollars, fresh is replaced with cling-wrapped. When travelling, however, you may find fragile …

National Parks

Top five nerve-shredding road trips in Costa Rica

Renting a car in Costa Rica is costly and can even be dangerous if you're not prepared for what's to come. It’s also ridiculously good fun. Some of the most interesting, little-explored destinations are only accessible by car, and for the adventurous traveler, there’s simply no substitute for the …

Central America

Scotland’s wild isles: a nature-packed tour of the Southern Hebrides

You only need watch the fictional Hogwarts train chug over the real Glenfinnan Viaduct or stare at an airbrushed shortbread tin to get a sense of the astonishing beauty of Scotland’s Highlands and islands. Get up close to the real thing, and you’ll find that the grand landscapes, appealing …

Scotland

8 Simple Guidelines for Capturing Spectacular Sunrise and Sunset Images

Developing Your Eye for Photography

Although there is much pleasure to be derived from taking a technically excellent photograph, there is a strong argument that a truly great shot …

Do You Really Know How To Break the Rule of Thirds?

For some people, the rule of thirds has been a standard guide of good composition. Diligently following this rule has led many to great results. I …