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5 Active Workouts in Saint Lucia

Sand, sun and a dash of adventure makes the perfect recipe for an adrenaline-filled vacation in Saint Lucia. Visitors looking for activities that are a little out of the ordinary can find endless opportunities both above and below the sea from zip-lining through the rainforest, snorkeling among the …

Sea Level

9 Things Not to Miss in The Sacred Valley of the Incas

Anyone making their way to Machu Picchu must first traverse The Sacred Valley of the Incas (Valle Sagrado de los Incas), and we were no exception. But this was no tedious trek, it was a fascinating adventure in its own right.<p><b>Take the Scary (and insanely beautiful) Flight into Cusco, Peru</b><p>Flying into …

South America

5 Places Not to be Missed in a Lifetime

As a travel writer since 1997, I have visited 100 countries, and I make 20 to 30 trips a year. I am always being asked where in the world I'd most like to go. In this post, I'm going to reveal the five destinations I'd love to visit, or re-visit, before I die. This includes, of course, the biggie …

Vietnam War

National Geographic Travel

10 Destinations On The Rise, According To TripAdvisor

We never really can get sick of people telling us where to go next.<p>The advice is always varied and gives the inner traveler in you ideas of where you want to schlep off to next.<p>Enter TripAdvisor, who has released their annual list of places "on the rise." Many of the spots have been around for, um, …

15 Festivals To Attend Before You Die

Throwing tomatoes and watching balloon races aren't your standard, everyday activities. But every year, visitors gather in different locations around the world to participate in festivals ranging from spiritual to lighthearted. From samba dancing to bathing in a sacred river, each festival offers …


How To Get A Visa: A Beginner's Guide To Travel Documents

They're complicated, and they change by the nation. Here are the basics of how to get a visa.<p><b>What exactly is a visa?</b><p>Essentially, a travel visa is a document that shows you’re allowed to enter a specific country, for a specific length of time, to do a specific thing such as tour or study or work. …

Charleston Cruise Port Case To Get Mediation Next Month

A mediation session is set for next month in a federal lawsuit opposing a passenger cruise terminal in Charleston, one of three challenges to the …

Eastern Australia’s tropical haven

Helicopters, snorkelling and a 50m crane allow visitors to experience the sights and sounds of the country’s glorious coast from every angle.


Reader Q&A: Where are the top horse trekking destinations?

BBC Travel reader Elly Geven is looking to go on a horseback riding holiday with her teenage daughter. Our Facebook fans shared their suggestions.<p>Last week, we asked our Facebook community to advise Elly Geven, who is looking to go on a horse trekking holiday with her teenage daughter. The trip …

Horse Racing
Ancient History

Living in: San Diego

This Southern California city has all the Pacific Coast perks: coastal living, sparkling weather, temperate climate – plus it’s one of the sunniest cities in the United States.<p>This Southern California city has all the Pacific Coast perks: coastal living, sparkling weather, temperate climate, ocean …


Voices of Nassau, Bahamas

Swimming Pools

Papua’s got a brand new bag

As the country nears 40 years of independence, Papua New Guinea hits its stride, merging improved tourism infrastructure with diverse topography and ancient cultures.<p>When approaching your 40th birthday, there are a few token paths you might consider. Buy a sports car. Take a holiday. Adopt Jennifer …

Papua New Guinea

Our favourite images of the week

Our pick of the best travel photos from the last seven days – from Rajasthan’s regal heritage and Florida’s endangered marine life to erupting volcanoes in Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea

An underwater hotel opens in Africa

The underwater room at the Manta Resort on Pemba Island immerses guests 4m below the surface, 250m from shore in the Indian Ocean.<p>Joining a list of other experimental under-the-sea hotel rooms in Florida, Sweden and the Maldives, the underwater room at Manta Resort on remote Pemba Island in …

Indian Ocean

Flour power in San Francisco’s sourdough

Sourdough has risen from a miner’s calling card to the modern urban dweller’s go-to bread, legendary around the world and iconic to the foggy city by the bay.<p>The day began with heavy rain soaking San Francisco’s hilly streets. But as we made our way to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, walking along …


Where streets are paved with sand

Brazil’s northern coast serves up alien landscapes of vibrant beauty, nightly capoeira shows silhouetted by sunset and a paradise that forces visitors to embrace letting go.<p>It’s hard to say exactly how I settled on Jericoacoara, but in retrospect I often credit my innate compass, a sort of gut …

Rio De Janeiro

Report: Train engineer was asleep

Investigators believe that the operator of the train involved in a deadly derailment in the Bronx on Sunday fell asleep and was “zoned out” just before the crash, according to reports Tuesday.<p>The engineer of the Metro-North train, William Rockefeller “all but admitted he dozed off” to …

13 Refreshing and Fruity Sangria Recipes

What’s one of the best ways to celebrate summer? If you ask us, it’s with a glass of sangria in hand. First introduced to the United States at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, the punch has been around for centuries. And with all that history (you can read more about it here), come hundreds of …


Fascinating Cave Photography

Caves are fantastic, mysterious places... maybe as mysterious as the depths of the oceans, full weird creatures and breathtaking landscapes. These …

TIME for Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / November 20, 2013<p>When the innovative publisher Henry Luce launched TIME Magazine 90 years ago, his big idea was that TIME would …