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You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Start packing.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior data scientist at the University of …

National Parks

The glory of Yellowstone national park in winter

<b>I first went to Yellowstone national park,</b> a huge area of wild country in the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming, in the winter of 1992, while learning how to film wildlife with my girlfriend (now wife) Mary-Lou. We had almost no money and, having found it was too cold to camp, self-catered by secretly …

National Parks

15 Things Nobody Tells You About Visiting Washington D.C.

<b>15 Things Nobody Tells You About Visiting Washington, D.C.</b><p>With the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C., about to hit their peak bloom, now is one of the best times of the year to go. Here's what else you should know about visiting Washington, D.C., that nobody ever seems to tell you.<p><b>1. There's a</b> …

San Francisco tries to refund Steve Jobs for overpaid parking ticket

Five years after he died of pancreatic cancer, the city of San Francisco is trying to refund Apple co-founder Steve Jobs $176 for an overpaid parking …

San Francisco

VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Vancouver

This Canadian city is both an outdoor lover’s paradise (ski mountains in the distance, botanical gardens downtown) and a culture mecca (contemporary …

Palau Photos

Micronesia

5 Paris Travel Myths

<b>The College Tourist,</b> <b>By Mercey Livingston of The University of Southern Mississippi</b><p><b>Paris is a beautiful city full of amazing art, history, and culture and a trip there will be always be unforgettable.</b><p>After living and studying in Paris for six weeks, I realized I had heard quite a few myths while …

Europe's 28 best hidden seaside resorts

17 beautiful rivers you must see in your lifetime

European Travel

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

Top Travel Couples You Should be Following on Instagram

Most couples believe that they need to get married, buy a house, have children and live "normal" adult lives. But in this brave new world, modern day couples are re-writing the script, taking the road less traveled, and daring to live the life of their dreams. We asked the top couples travel …

10 Best Backpacking Trips in U.S. Parks

This year the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th birthday. Over the past century, the agency has protected and managed a system that has grown to now include 59 parks in 27 states and ranges from famed summer-vacation destination icons like Yellowstone and Yosemite to the remote 8.4 …

National Parks

Halkidiki beyond the beaches: 10 alternative experiences in northern Greece

The shores of Greece elicit blissful sighs, even from suntan-averse travellers. Halkidiki – the three-pronged region in Greece’s north – is especially rich in sparkling sands. But it would be a crying shame to head straight for the sunlounger in a region that ripples with vineyards, groans with …

National Geographic Travel

Travel

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Sure, we all dream of travelling around the world, but there are some big questions too. How much does it cost? Do you have to quit your job? And is …

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

South America

Icefields Parkway: The Most Scenic Drive In Canada

If you thought Canada was all moose, “eh” and maple syrup – think again. There is one road in Canada that will leave you breathless. The 232km</b> …

Hiking

Nepal: The return of the mountain kingdom

As we wove our way through the chaotic and vibrant streets of central Kathmandu, our guide told us how, on April 25 last year, he had been travelling along the same route with Mountain Kingdoms’ clients just before noon when the earthquake hit: “The whole car just started shaking from side to side… …

When wedding photographs go wrong - in pictures

Photobombs, animals and unexpected backdrops provide some of the funniest images released by the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers. Joe Milton, the society’s executive director, estimates that last year alone 20,000 entries were submitted for its quarterly competitions to …

Weddings

Phum Baitang, Siem Reap, Cambodia - hotel review: Enjoy a luxury welcome to the jungle

With the charming, once sleepy, Siem Reap now bulging at the seams, the timing could not be better for a hotel to open outside town, in the tranquil …

19 Hacks for Mastering Solo Travel

As soon as you check in, pick up a card or brochure with the hotel’s name and address (and ideally a map) on it. This way if you get lost, you can …

Catching the night train to the Scottish Highlands

Bored by the four walls of his local in south London, Julian Coman caught the overnight train to Knoydart to enjoy spectacular scenery and a pint in one of Britain’s most remote pubs<p>Sometimes you have to get out. Leave. Exit. Dulled by routine, the spirit yearns for a quick escape. The four walls …

Scotland

The World's Most Scenic Train Rides

Britain’s most stunning railway links the ports of Mallaig on the West Coast of Scotland with Glasgow. The 90-minute journey skirts somber lochs, …

The Big Picture photography competition: the best of 2015

National Parks

Things I Absolutely Adore About Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

I stand on the Malecon, astonished at how different the Malecon looks from the night before. In the morning, when the boardwalk's bustling nightlife has faded to a temporary stop, Puerto Vallarta's most popular attraction is a different world entirely, one with shops selling local products instead …

10 Reasons Why Iceland Is the Best Place to Travel Solo Right Now

Iceland is getting a lot of attention right now following the announcement of $99-199 flights from the U.S. by Wow Airlines CEO Skúli Mogensen. I could have told you that Wow Airlines flights were cheap seven months ago because I took one from Baltimore, but the new announcement is breaking because …

War and Peace: the 5 best tours to Tolstoy's Russia

BBC One’s adaptation of <i>War and Peace</i> casts St Petersburg in the most glorious light. A number of operators, both mainstream and specialist, offer several itineraries which take in some of the film locations used in the drama, such as the Catherine Palace – the summer residence of the tsars – and …

Saga’s Top 6 unusual holiday experiences

<b>From canoeing on the Zambesi to a 007-inspired experience in the Swiss Alps and a stint on a Texas ranch, Saga offers unique holiday experiences</b><p>Saga’s expert Holiday Hunters know what elevates a trip from good to spectacular, and that’s not only including all the must-see sights but adding a few …