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14 legendary natural wonders of South America

Tucked in a corner at the borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, the 275 falls of Iguazu dwarf Niagara and have to be one of the most amazing …

Travel Photo of the Day

Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image.<p>Have a gorgeous travel photo of your own to share? Submit it for the gallery at …

Brother Travels The World, Surprises Sister For Her 19th Birthday

What do you get when you combine a Jack Johnson song with sibling love, birthday surprises, and traveling the world? A MAGIC FORMULA OF LOVE AND TEARS.<p>In the popular "My Way Back Home" video, super-sibiling Nicolas Foubert films a birthday surprise for his sister during his 6,000 mile journey …

This Cirque de Soleil routine will teach you the meaning of trust

Ze Frank, the longtime internet personality first known for his wonderful dancing GIFs, and now probably best known for his informative and …

10 Trips That Will Make You a Better Person

Skip the self-help books, and let travel transform you. These 10 trips -- from volunteering in an orphanage in Cambodia to learning environmental stewardship on an organic farm in Scotland -- will enlarge your heart, help you live more mindfully, and inspire a better version of you to emerge.<p><b>Hiking</b> …

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5 things to know before traveling to Bolivia

The first thing most travelers will encounter in Bolivia is the transport system. Like in most of South America, people get around the country via an …

Four Paths to Happier Travel

We’ve all heard the old adage, “It’s about the journey, not the destination,” but rarely does anyone tell us <i>how</i> to appreciate the journey, especially the more unpleasant parts.<p>I couldn’t think of a better person to address this topic than Sharon Salzberg. A major influencer in the mindfulness …

30 of the trippiest buildings around the world

These architectural oddities range from super-modern skyscrapers to organic treehouses, but all share the common theme of being super trippy.<p>The …

18 Reasons Latvia Is Europe's Best Kept Secret

We're constantly looking for the next great destination... something underrated and under-the-radar, a place that will satisfy nature lovers, culture buffs and urban explorers, and, of course, a place that is breathtakingly beautiful.<p>Not long ago, we fell in love with Norway. Now, we draw your …

Personal Recommendations Are Still the Most Important Planning Source for Travelers

In Europe, personal recommendations rule when it come to getting travel advice.<p>While the Internet has risen to be the second biggest source of trip …

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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", …

Winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Part I

The Sony World Photography Awards have announced the winners of their Open, Youth, and National Award competitions today. The winners were selected from over 70,000 entries submitted by photo enthusiasts and amateurs from across the world. Overall winners and the judging of the final categories are …

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