Cecilia Walker

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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 …

Bigar Waterfall Looks Just Like Something Out Of A Fairytale

Sometimes you see a photo of nature and think "well, that just can't be real." This is one of those times.<p>Izvorul Bigăr, or the Bigar Waterfall in Romania looks like something straight out of a fairytale. (We're thinking along the lines of the "Kiss The Girl" scene from "The Little Mermaid", …

10 Innocent Hand Gestures You Should Never Use Abroad

Certain gestures that are innocent in the United States mean something completely different (and offensive) overseas. Avoid these 10 hand signals when traveling abroad!<p><b>Peace Sign With Palm Facing Inward</b><p>Trying to order two beers from the bartender or wish someone peace in the United Kingdom, …

19 Places That Make Southeast Asia The Perfect Spot To Digital Detox

If the flocks of postgrad travelers in elephant print pants haven't told you already, Southeast Asia is having what we like to call "a moment."<p>And just because it definitely has its share of over-touristed sites, don't let the region fool you: there are some seriously stunning spots that are …

100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime

And if you're stuck in front of a computer all day, then yours probably is, too.<p>We've updated our bucket list of travel destinations to include reader suggestions and 2014's travel hotspots.<p>From eating pizza in Naples to skiing in Japan, these are the 100 trips everyone should take in their …

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Svalbard: 5 Fun Summer Adventures

Svalbard lies at the end of the world, quite literally. At 78 degrees north, Longyearbyen is a pretty remote settlement, although getting there is surprisingly easy -- a direct flight from Oslo is all that stands between you and an epic Arctic adventure.<p>For polar bears, go on a cruise around the …

25 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Belize

1. It's the <b>only English speaking country in Central America:</b> Belize was occupied by the British, making it unique among its neighbors.<p>2. It was the <b>center of the Mundo Maya</b>: The Mayan once occupied Belize, as evidenced by the dozen or more protected archeological sites. Practically every buried …

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Escape to Japan's Oki Islands

Japan seduces and dazzles travellers with its buzzed-up, sprawling, ultra-convenient big cities. But if you’re weary of crowds and vending-machine-packed streets, get yourself to Matsue in Western Honshū and hop a ferry to the slow life on the remote and fascinating Oki Islands.<p>Newly added to the …

20 things you didn’t know about Salt Lake City

Sorry to crush your vision of what Salt Lake City is ‘supposed’ to be like, but the Mormon majority is a thing of the past in the city, with the rest …

Ireland's First Dark Sky Reserve Is A Star Hunter's Paradise

Now you can hunt for leprechauns <i>and</i> meteors, all in the same place.<p>Kerry County is the world's newest -- and Ireland's first -- International Dark Sky Reserve. It's now one of seven Dark Sky Reserves around the world-- an organization against light pollution gives the title only to wide-open spaces …

Spoilt for choice: Vietnam's best beaches

Vietnam might have been late to Southeast Asia’s beach party, but it was well worth the wait. The country boasts more than 3400km of coastline, with infinite stretches of powdery sand, coves, lagoons, impossible boulder formations and tropical islands ringed with yet more beaches. We can help you …

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One For the Road: 8 American Whiskeys Worth the Drive

You can’t throw an ironically mustachioed barkeep these days without hitting a new craft whiskey. But like any over-hyped trend, America’s brown liquor boom has its share of hucksters and bush leaguers, which can make deviating from Kentucky bourbon—the Old Faithful of U.S. hooch—sort of daunting. …

Top 10 Mistakes Tourists Make in New Zealand

01 of 10<p>Planning Too Much<p>Although it's good to plan a few things ahead of time, such as accommodation in the major centers, you'll have a lot more …

Turtle Island Offers Guests Private Beaches and A Luxuriously Rustic Fijian Experience

<i>By Courtney Driver</i><p>Fiji's Turtle Island is a place where rustic island living and luxury travel collide; this is an isolated little pocket of the world filled with relaxed schedules, warm smiles and private beaches.<p>At first I was having a difficult time putting Turtle Island into words. There are so …

5 Reasons to Go to Burma

Blending the past and future in equal parts has never looked so good, and that is Myanmar today. Ethnic dress and 5 star resorts coexist to make a …

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Labor Day Dreaming: Week in Review

This week, we gave you an excuse to daydream—with Labor Day around the corner (and all the deals that come with it) there’s no reason not to. We …

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Hyperrealistic Photographer Makes Animals Appear Magical

To convey that contradictory effect, Johan creates intricate digital constructs using photographs of animals he has taken all over the world, and re-situating them in new environments constructed from other photos.<p>His newest works will be displayed at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City from …

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13 Places You Should Visit In 2013

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2013.<p>There are vast untouched landscapes that offer incredible outdoor experiences, cities that are experiencing a cultural rebirth, and up-and-coming destinations that …

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