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Ice Diving and Photography with Narwhals in the High Arctic

<b>STALKING THE UNICORN</b><br>The clouds were dark and it was snowing hard, but my crew ­decided to head for the floe edge immediately to check for any …

Inside Ethiopia’s sizzling cauldron

The tribal Afar people have inhabited this arid moonscape for centuries, eking out a living by transporting salt across the brutal desert by camel caravans.<p>It was a searing 43C in the shade, but Dawit, my young Ethiopian guide, told me that I was lucky, as temperatures here in the Danakil can top …

Afghanistan’s enigmatic food secret

At the centre of one of the Earth’s harshest environments, on the border of Afghanistan and Tajikistan, two cookbook authors have found “a profoundly human place”.<p>In May 2016, a cookbook on one of the most remote and enigmatic cultures in the world won the title of Best Cookbook Of The Year at the …

Tajikistan

Scuba Diving Gear Picks for Shore Diving

Whether you shore dive close to home or venture to more remote scuba spots like Bonaire, Bali or Hawaii, you'll love gear that's makes getting in and …

The mammoth task of unearthing Petra

To preserve the ancient site of Petra for future generations, archaeologists and locals are re-excavating earlier archaeological “dumps” in search of lost treasures.<p><i>If you liked this story,</i> <b>sign up for the weekly bbc.com features newsletter</b><i>, called “If You Only Read 6 Things This Week”. A handpicked</i> …

Archaeology

Theodore Roosevelt used this productivity trick to get more done in a couple hours than most people do in a day

Theodore Roosevelt, widely regarded by political scholars as one of the greatest American presidents, was also one of the most prolific.<p>Before becoming the country's youngest president at age 42 following President William McKinley's assassination in 1901, Roosevelt had already served as police …

Time Management

18 rare color photographs of the Russian Empire from over 100 years ago

In 1907, the photographer decided to systematically document the Russian Empire, and he was given a specially equipped railroad car darkroom by Tsar Nicholas II for the project.<p>To create his images, he used an oblong glass plate through three different color filters of red, green, and blue, …

Up Your Instagram Game on this Greenland Photography Trip

Greenland, the world’s largest island, is 80 percent ice—a challenging, elemental land where the largest city houses less than 17,000 people and …

14 of the hardest to find bars in NYC

1. La Esquina at 114 Kenmare Street<p>When it opened in 2005 People Magazine touted this Mexican restaurant and bar as “harder to get into than …

Washington DC by bike: a step-by-step guide

With its waterfront parks, off-street trails and growing web of bike lanes, Washington, DC, is a surprisingly brilliant place to be on two wheels. Where else can you get your daily cardio while zipping past some of the nation's most iconic sights? (Hello there, Washington Monument! How's it going, …

Mount Vernon

51 Insanely Chic Kitchen Backsplashes

Most colorful kitchen ever!<p>Playing around with color is daunting, but that's why a backsplash is perfect. It can create a subtle pop in a neutral kitchen, or add to an already bold room with very little work on your part. It doesn't matter if your dream kitchen is rustic and cozy, or modern and …

11 Spectacular Rooms from Around the World

Spaces in France, Morocco, and more.<p>From a natural, open-air porch in Kenya to a glamorous Moroccan bathroom, these inspiring spaces have global style.

15 Great Decor Ideas for Your Kitchen

Interview: Dohop CEO on Building a Global Metasearch Site Based in Iceland

Dohop, a metasearch site specializing in flights and based in Iceland, has a set of challenges based on its location and diminutive business …

In Ireland, hiking for ancient relics hidden by fog

Few others have been devoted enough to traverse the grey, barren Maumturk mountains.<p>When most people think of Ireland, they imagine bucolic green fields dotted with fluffy sheep, or cobblestone streets lined with signs advertising Guinness. But I was looking for a lesser-known side to the Emerald …

How to take underwater photos

When memorable encounters happen underwater, how do you capture them? An expert photographer heads to the beaches of Malaysia for a lesson.<p>When memorable encounters happen underwater, how do you capture them? An expert photographer heads to the beaches of Malaysia for a lesson.<p><i>BBC's Travel Show</i> …

Beaches

Turkey’s religious ghost town

Until the deportations of 1923, Muslims and Christians lived harmoniously in the Turkish town of Kayakoy. Today, the ghost town remains a poignant reminder of happier times.<p>Few independent tourists make their way to Kayakoy, a ghost town just 5km west of the tattoo parlours, British pubs and dance …

Ghost Towns

In Riga, medieval spires and Art Nouveau dreams

Latvia’s capital, a European Capital of Culture for 2014, is awash with Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance and late Romanesque architectural styles, among others.

European Travel

Rome, behind the lens

After four years living in the Eternal City, a writer and photographer learns to capture the views that visitors rarely see.

Sicily! Wine, Culinary & Cultural Explorations (PHOTOS)

My quads winced stepping onto the tall ancient stone platform of the desolated Doric temple, known as Temple E. Surrounded by towering antiquated limestone columns, it was once part of five sacred Greek temples and an acropolis, now the Selinunte Greek Temple Ruins, in Trapani province, on the …

Six weekend breaks in Europe

If you’ve ticked off Europe's big city hitters such as Paris, Rome and Madrid, then <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine has some suggestions for your next trip.<p>Jerez de la Frontera, Spain<p>Jerez distils Andalucian culture down to its most dramatic elements. It is a beguiling town of sherry bodegas, sleek …

A pilot explains why it’s time to get over your fear of turbulence

Turbulence: spiller of coffee, jostler of luggage, filler of barf bags, rattler of nerves. But is it a crasher of planes? Judging by the reactions of many airline passengers, one would assume so; turbulence is far and away the number one concern of anxious passengers. Intuitively, this makes sense. …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

10 of the world's most underrated cities | CNN Travel

10 Places That Are In Danger Of Disappearing Forever

After more than 400,000 people marched in NYC's People's Climate March last weekend, we're paying extra attention to how climate change can affect some of our favorite places in the world.<p>Certain exquisite tourist destinations --like Australia, Africa, Italy and India-- have one unfortunate thing …

13 Reasons Why You're Winning At Life If You're In Croatia

Any country that has Blue Ivy as an honorary citizen is automatically awesomer than other places. But Croatia's also totally winning thanks to its stunning landscape, chic port towns, awe-inspiring national parks and party isles.<p>Here are some places you'd be remiss not to hit up this summer.<p><i>Vis</i><p>It's …

Exploring our Backyard: Granada, Spain – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

1<p>I’ve realized that we hardly write about our home base Granada here — perhaps it’s because we’re so familiar with it that we sometimes forget how …