Caroline O'Hare

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Go wild in Montenegro: top outdoors and adrenaline activities

The nation’s tourism boffins are constantly crowing about Montenegro’s ‘wild beauty’, and quite rightly too. However, you’re not going to see much of it if you spend all of your time lazing about on crowded beaches. Luckily, there are plenty of active pursuits to get you back to nature – and then …

10 Sublime Escapes to the Winter Sun of Latin America

<b>Make the most of Latin America's summer months - from January to March - by retreating to its sun-soaked beaches, mountains and vibrant cities.</b><p><b>ARGENTINA</b><p><b>1. The Lake District</b><p><b>WHY</b> At just the right time for the region's best climate year-round, make the most of the plethora of outdoor pursuits on …

Top 10 winter camping and glamping breaks in the UK

Great Langdale, Cumbria<p>Winner of the Great Outdoors accommodation of the year award 2014, this campsite at the head of a valley is a beautiful spot for winter walks. But while hiking should keep you warm by day, a selection of cosy hideaways will keep you snug at night. Visitors can choose from …

Best Beer Trips in Europe

In these cities, beer is an integral part of culture and heritage.<p><i>From the September 2010 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler<p>With a declaration of <i>“O’zapft is!”</i> (It’s tapped!), Munich’s mayor kicks off Oktoberfest, first celebrated 200 years ago in honor of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig. The …

Beer

The top ten places to spend New Year's Eve. See the full list at nationalgeographic.com/newyears.

The Best of Switzerland | Adventure Travel Blog | The Planet D

<b>The Planet D's best of Switzerland from Lucerne to Geneva.</b><p>Sometimes I have to pinch myself. Switzerland is one of those destinations that I never …

European Travel

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …

Hiking

15 Awesome DIY Projects Using PVC Pipe

<b>If you're the kind of person who likes to get crafty and construct your own items for around the house, then you'll love these DIY projects you can</b> …

DIY

10 DIY Projects That Are Past Their Prime (And How To Update Them)

DIY? Maybe don't. These 10 trends have overstayed their welcomebut they're ready for an update.<p>DIY? Maybe don't. These 10 trends have overstayed their welcome—but they're ready for an update.

11 Innovative Gifts for the DIY Master

It can be hard to know what to buy your DIY-enthusiast friends since they’re so clever about making the things they need. This holiday, get them …

How to Make a Coffee Cup Spy Camera That Snaps a Shot When You Take a Swig

Here’s an interesting weekend photography project of moderate technical difficulty: the video above is a tutorial on how you can make a DIY coffee …

How to Make a Rock Bowl Flame

The flaming rock bowls pictured above are actually a product that Restoration Hardware used to sell. Although they're no longer available, knowing …

DIY

Build Your Own Bamboo Bike

BYOB takes on a whole new meaning<p>The idea of putting torch to metal and building your own bike frame is irresistible for some cyclists.<p>But frame-building isn’t a skill you pick up in an afternoon seminar (one of the top places to learn, United Bicycle Institute’s Bike School, offers a two-week …

DIY Greenhouse Designs Ideas Plans & Pictures

0<p>68<p>2<p>Poly Sheeting Greenhouse<p>The most important component of any structure design is the greenhouse cover because it plays a key role in heat …

Greenhouses

An untouched paradise in Turkey’s Butterfly Valley

Turkey's 86,000sqm Butterfly Valley is home to roughly 100 species of butterflies, creating a protected oasis where time seems to stand still.<p>Our boat pulled in about two hours before sunset, when the disappearing light was turning the Mediterranean Sea from sapphire to aquamarine and the …

Nature

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

On the trail to Tikal: a Guatemalan jungle adventure

A new three-day trekking route is giving local communities the chance to guide travellers deep into the Guatemalan jungle through the Maya Biosphere Reserve to the magnificent ruined city of Tikal, once a flourishing metropolis at the centre of the Maya civilisation. <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> went to …

What to Eat and Buy at Europe’s Christmas Markets on the Danube

I recently returned from a Viking River Cruise along the Danube that stopped at five of the most famous Christmas markets in Europe. From the first …

Top Emerging Travel Hotspots for 2015

<i>By Anisha Shah</i><p><b>WHY VISIT AN EMERGING DESTINATION?</b><p>It is becoming ever easier to travel to remote pockets of the globe. Every year, emerging destinations brimming with travel potential rise in popularity, without the crazy crowds and tourist traps. Places such as the Pacific Islands, Madagascar and …

National Parks

Caribbean Adventures Worth Leaving Your All-Inclusive For

Sometimes you need an adventure that gets your heart thumping, a thrill to remind you that deep down inside you're still as fun and gutsy as you were when you were 20. These Caribbean adventures are the adrenaline-awakening experience you're looking for. They'll have you sweating through your …

Fat Biking on Knik Glacier

During the summer, chunks of Knik Glacier in southern Alaska calve into the lake below. In the winter, the icebergs freeze into the water's surface, creating smooth passage between the towers of ice. You can explore the expanse on foot, but fat bikes are the preferred method of transportation. …

The Expanse

6 ways to do Nepal without climbing mountains | CNN Travel

Doggone Spoiled: The World's Craziest Hotel Pet Perks

<i>By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com</i><p>People obviously really, really love their pets, with accessories and services for pawed pals raking in billions of dollars across the globe. Sometimes, the sheer indulgence that these furry friends receive boggles the mind - most humans don't even have it so …

25 Amazing Hotels With Eye-Popping Views

A one-of-a-kind, awe-inspiring view is a welcome perk at any hotel, but some properties truly outshine the rest when it comes to the surrounding scenery. Fortunately, there are views that appeal to every kind of traveler, whether you want to gaze at mountains, oceans, vineyards, or dazzling city …

Travel Guides

Iceland: More Than Just the Northern Lights

When I booked my five-night adventure to Iceland I had one thing in mind -- I wanted to see the northern lights. I wanted to see vibrant pinks and greens dancing across the starry night sky, just like a National Geographic photograph.<p>So you'd think when I found myself standing in the Icelandic …

Driving one of the world's most remote highways

Originally a northern segment of the Silk Road trading route, the Pamir Highway has been in use for almost 2,000 years. But few travellers make it there today.

Border Crossings

13 Chanukah Gifts to Fill Your 8 Crazy Nights

Instead of one day of presents.<p>We may not have Santa or his elves, but we get 8 CRAZY nights, as Adam Sandler reminds us every December. To celebrate Chanukah (which begins at sundown, tomorrow!), here are 13 festive holiday gifts.

Blank Action Figures Let You Customize Your Own Superheroes

Unimpressed with the current crop of action figures on the shelves of your local toy store? Convinced you've come up with a better superheroine or …

DIY: Seed Bead Necklace

<i>I saw Andrea’s gorgeous seed bead necklace and asked her to come up with another seed bead creation especially for Design Mom Readers. I adore seed</i> …

5 dashing DIY gifts for him

Think crafting is all about feminine flair? Think again.<p>We gathered five great DIY gift ideas for men — with no ribbon or Mason jar in sight.<p><b>Tie clips</b><p>Hair pins form the base of these cool tie clips, made totally unique — and so stylish—with embroidery floss and paint pens. Brit + Co. has the how-to.<p>…