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31 Amazing Things To Cook In August

Summer is winding down. GET COOKING.<p><b>WHAT'S IN SEASON:</b><p>SO MANY DELICIOUS THINGS! Obviously, last-chance summer berries are the perfect excuse to eat dessert twice a day. Also, to drink sangria on the regular.<p>(This will vary depending on the time of the month and where you live):<p>- Apricots<p>- Basil<p>- …

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The Sounding Sand Desert In Inner Mongolia Is Awe-Inspiring (PHOTOS)

There's something to be said for a desert that makes car noises.<p>The Xiangshawan Desert, which is located in Ordos of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, is nicknamed the Sounding Sand Desert because its sands produce the sound of automobile engines, which, to be sure, is an unexplained natural …

Central Asia's Most Important City Is ... Not in Central Asia

It's in China. Welcome to Urumqi.<p>Central Asia's beating heart, the commercial hub of the region that cultivated the old Silk Road, is neither of the fabled Thousand and One Nights cities of Samarkand or Bukhara. In fact, the center of this region is not even really in Central Asia. It's in …

You need patience to understand India

I AM AN Indian by birth and by upbringing. I understand my country is not perfect. We have very hot summers. We have cities which have two seasons, a …

Gorkha Palace: A good escape from Nepal’s tourist trail

In September, 1768, Prithvi Narayan Shah, the king of Gorkha Kingdom in what is now central Nepal, was perched at the lip of the Kathmandu Valley, …

Best Of The Summer: 6 Books The Critics Adore

There is no one definition of a summer book. It can be a 1,000-page biography, a critically acclaimed literary novel, a memoir everyone is talking about — or it might be your favorite guilty pleasure: romance, crime, science fiction. Whatever you choose, it should be able to sweep you away to …

Expensive experiences, cheaper alternatives

The world’s most iconic travel experiences don’t usually come cheap – but sometimes there are real alternatives. Here are some ideas for the budget-conscious, and expert advice on whether it’s actually worth paying the price for some of these bucket-list classics.<p><b>1. Orient Express vs InterRail</b> …

the top destinations of 2013, part 3

We asked our fans on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Thorn Tree to tell us where they have travelled and to rate those destinations by 16 criteria (for example, which was the best ‘Value for money’ destination). More than 3000 people responded, and the results are now in.<p>In this post we look at the …

Exploring Argentina and Chile by bus

First-time visitors to the southern cone of South America arrive in Buenos Aires or Santiago with visions of glaciers, waterfalls, penguin colonies, vineyards, the baby whales off the Patagonian coast and the dramatic spires of Torres del Paine.<p>Argentina and Chile have all of this, and more – but …

The return of Kashmir

Newfound peace comes to a divided paradise, where life’s pace is set by echoing calls to prayer and the gentle paddling of colourful canoes in glistening Dal Lake.<p>In India, miles of concrete dominate the crowded urban landscape. But in the remote northern region of Kashmir, the summer capital of …

the top destinations of 2013, part 2

It’s no easy task deciding on your favourite countries to travel to. We asked our fans on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Thorn Tree to tell us where they have travelled and then we asked them to rate those destinations by 16 criteria (for example, which was the best ‘Value for money’ destination). …

Gorilla Trekking on the Cheap

When my husband and I made our list of things we wanted to do on our round-the-world trip, hiking to see the mountain gorillas in Africa didn't make our top 10. With tours costing upwards of $1500 per person (including a required trekking permit of $500-$750, depending on the country) it sounded …

6 Solid Ways to Ward off Creepers While Traveling

Traveling solo is a fantastic way to get to know the world, yourself, and the people around you.<p>But sometimes, you just want to be able to go on one bus ride without being hit on by a creeper.<p>The ironic thing about traveling solo is that you're rarely ever actually alone. There's always an open …

Morocco: a road trip out of the Atlas

High in the Atlas mountains my sister Caroline and I sat by the side of a gravelly road in the ramshackle village of Imlil. We had spent just one …

3 Costa Rica Itineraries for Foodies

Costa Rica’s lush land of rainforests, beaches, mountains, and volcanoes make the Central American country a destination for its natural charms as …

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10 Must-See Places During a Trip to China

In recent years, China has made an incredible leap onto the international tourism stage and is currently one of 2013's most popular destinations. While most attention is being directed at China's rapid modernization as symbolized by the glittering metropolis of Shanghai, China is still an ancient …

Island hopping off Cambodia's coast

Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island for you.<p>Lapped by the lapis-hued waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the scattering of islands in …

13 Gorgeous Mountain Retreats Around the World

Forget the beach—nature lovers know that the best way to experience the great outdoors in the summer is to spend some quality time in the mountains. …

Voices of Tallinn, Estonia

One of the first cities to shake off its Soviet shackles, Tallinn’s beautifully preserved city is full of architectural, coastal and cultural delights.