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The Best Beaches In Africa

These standouts span from the Ivory Coast to the Seychelles, and all the way down to South Africa.<p><i>For</i> Condé Nast Traveler, by CNT Editors.<p>When you think of beautiful surf, your mind may not necessarily envision Africa — but it should. The continent is home to paradisiacal stretches of sand and …

Journey to an Ethiopian volcano located in one of the hottest places on Earth

We stumbled along in the darkness, the path a lighter gray amid the deep charcoal of the dried lava fields surrounding us. Up ahead was our goal, the dull, angry, red glow our own personal Mount Doom just over the ridge. We were in the Danakil Depression, in Ethiopia, which has been called one of …

Travel

The Cheap Iceland Airline You Need To Know About

Plus two more low-cost carriers that'll get you to Reykjavík without breaking the bank.<p>Winter is coming, and cheap travel to Iceland is only getting cheaper. Hooray!<p>Icelandic airline Wow Air is adding Pittsburgh to its list of U.S. departure cities, and the carrier has unleashed a load of cheap …

Flying

Electing Donald Trump is exactly the stupid decision the rest of the world expects from the United States

Much of the US has greeted the rise of Donald Trump with horror, unease, and a great deal of confusion. How could the country that elected Barack Obama swing to support a sexist, racist idiot?<p>As a Brit living in the states, I certainly share this disgust. But although I can’t explain the reasons …

Donald Trump

The Olympic National Park offers hiking trails in four amazing regions

The post The Olympic National Park offers hiking trails in four amazing regions appeared first on http://thebesttravelplaces.comOlympic National Park …

Why Olympic National Park Is One Of The Finest Examples Of ‘America’s Best Idea’

I was five. The shadows of the forest danced around me and I shuddered in fear. The darkness was unlike anything I’d felt before; deep and unforgiving. My old man threw another log on the glowing embers of the campfire. Sparks flew upward, into the black. My dad quietly sang an few notes of …

The best trails of Grand Canyon’s North and South Rim you need to hike

The post The best trails of Grand Canyon’s North and South Rim you need to hike appeared first on http://thebesttravelplaces.comThe Grand Canyon is a …

Hiking

15 islands that are totally underrated

Five reasons to visit Ethiopia - on the world's newest passenger plane

Ethiopian Airlines has launched the first regular scheduled Airbus A350-XWB service from the UK.<p>This is the latest and most technologically advanced model from Airbus, and on Sunday Ethiopian began using it on its daily Heathrow-Addis Ababa route.<p>Passenger benefits include the widest cabin of any …

Africa

10 of the greatest places in the world to retire if you’re not rich

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>I’m always curious to see the latest best places in the world to retire rankings from …

The Top 20 Honeymoon Destinations, According to Pinterest

Couples the world over are obsessed with these romantic spots.<p>You've likely already planned every detail of your wedding on Pinterest, and your honeymoon should be no different. Whether you're looking for a classic beach destination, an active adventure or somewhere off the beaten path, here are …

The Complete Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park

When visitors enter Rocky Mountain National Park and approach veteran ranger Barry Sweet, he asks them a series of questions that goes something like …

10 of the best swimming holidays around the world

Exploring the Baja peninsula, Mexico<p>With water temperatures of 27C, the Sea of Cortez is so warm that, as SwimTrek puts it, “you’ll feel like you’re swimming in the bath”. Expect to feel comfortable out of the water too, spending a week sleeping in glamping-style bell tents with solar-heated …

Swimming

How to visit nearly every national park in one epic road trip

This month, the National Park Service marks its 100th anniversary. One of Wonkblog's favorite data scientists, a guy named Randal Olson who's a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, decided to mark the occasion by creating a map of the shortest possible road trip through all 47 national …

National Parks

The 100 coolest works of architecture in the world

For those who want to brush up on their architecture knowledge, we've compiled a ranking of the 100 coolest buildings and structures on the planet.<p>These include old and new pieces of architecture all over the world, including museums, wineries, religious spaces, skyscrapers, transportation hubs, …

Architecture

25 places we're dying to explore right now - Matador Network

25 places we’re dying to explore right now<p>The Matador team is made up of more than two dozen of the best-traveled people you’ll ever meet. We’re …

South America

Face-Off: Yellowstone vs. Yosemite

America’s National Park Service is turning 100 this year, which is just one of many reasons to celebrate the epic beauty of two great wilderness …

What You Need to Know About Palawan, the "Best Island in the World"

Warning: These pictures will give you serious wanderlust.<p>If you're thinking of where to go on your next tropical beach getaway, you may want to look a little farther than the Caribbean.<p>For the second time, the Palawan archipelago in the Philippines has been named "Best Island in the World" by the …

30 Must-Do Adventures in California

It's no secret that California is home to some incredible outdoor destinations. From the serrated ridge lines of the High Sierra to the gargantuan …

Cities In Spain Which You Must Visit

Sharing is caring!<p>According to many people, Spain is the <b>perfect destination</b> for everyone who want to enjoy in their holiday. The cities are offering</b> …

Barcelona

Canyon Creek Meadows Hike - Hiking in Portland, Oregon and Washington

Three Fingered Jack and Upper Canyon Creek Meadow <i>(Engin T)</i><p>A waterfall along the trail <i>(Greg Lief)</i><p>The glacial lake and viewpoint <i>(Engin T)</i><p>Start point: …

5 Stunning Day Hikes Near Seattle

As the mecca of nature and outdoor activities, one of the most popular activities in Seattle, rain or shine, is to go hiking. On the Instagram feeds …

Insider's Guide to Yellowstone National Park

<i>Map illustration by Nicole Varvitsiotes</i><p>Why Go Now<p>July is undeniably the busiest month at almost all of our national parks, but for good reason. …

National Parks

America's Top 10 Hardest Day Hikes

The word “epic” is uttered a bit too lightly these days. Once reserved to describe the fantastic voyages of brave explorers, it’s now readily used to …

Hiking

Mount Hood Hikes: 5 Spots With Stunning Views of Oregon's Iconic Peak

There's really never a bad_ _time to visit Mount Hood, Oregon's highest peak and one of the state's most popular outdoor meccas and photographed …