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Reader photos: Your favourite hideaways

From gorgeous shots of soaring heights to simple sunsets and shifting sand dunes – readers shared snapshots of where they escape from the bustle of daily life.<p>Congratulations to Roopesh Davda, the winner of the March 2015 photo competition! Discover the story behind this month’s winning …

Machu Picchu

How I quit my job to travel: The lawyer

Lawyer Michael Hodson left his career to travel the world without using any aeroplanes or advance reservations. This “hare-brained scheme” has led to a life on the road.<p>In March 2008, during happy hour at a bar in my hometown of Fayetteville, Arkansas, I made a surprise announcement to my friends: …

Ho Chi Minh City

Living in: Towns near the world’s top national parks

What’s it like to reside close to some of the planet’s most amazing natural wonders? We asked residents of five nearby towns.<p>Since the 1872 establishment of Yellowstone National Park, the world’s many protected areas have saved vast swaths of land from urban development and welcomed visitors from …

National Parks

Uluru’s big secret

About 25km west of Uluru is another sacred site that rises even higher – but fewer people know about.<p>When you’re somewhere as remote as Australia’s outback, “over there” can mean a three-day drive to the state border. But when you’re standing in front of the region’s now famous spiritual icon, …

Australia

‘This was my father’s dream’

In an excerpt from her debut memoir, Victoria Loustalot travels the globe to solve the riddle of an enigmatic father and find her place in the world.<p>I needed a distraction, and, god help me if the majesty of Angkor Wat didn’t work.<p>The bike I rented was white, or, at least, it had been once. It had …

Asia Travel

Living in: The world’s safest cities

In these five cities, residents can rest easy walking home late at night and leaving their laptop unguarded. But they also know that safe doesn’t have to be boring.<p>Leaving your wallet or laptop unguarded in a cafe may not be recommended for most, but residents in the world’s safest cities could …

European Travel

To trail a mockingbird

As Harper Lee's much anticipated second novel is released, David G Allan visits tiny Monroeville – the setting of To Kill a Mockingbird – where her first novel famously lives on.<p>Nelle Harper Lee was born, raised and will probably die in tiny Monroeville, Alabama. Despite the fame and global …

Literature

Reader photos: What ‘unbreakable’ means

From photos that represent a lifelong connection to structures that will stand the test of time, you showed us what it means to endure, to be indestructible, to last forever.<p>Congratulations to Dean Hammer, 34, the winner of BBC Travel’s July 2015 photo submission! Discover the story behind the …

Vietnam

Where Yeats spoke with ghosts

Alice Miller travels through Ireland, from Sligo to Dublin, following in the footsteps of one of the greatest poets of the 20th Century.<p>William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet, Senator, Nobel Laureate – and a firm believer in ghosts. He claimed that after death we relive our passionate moments over …

Ireland

Living in: The world’s greatest walled cities

What’s it like to have a towering piece of history surrounding your backyard? We asked residents of five fortified towns across the globe.<p>Massive stone walls were once the last line of defence for ancient cities – impervious structures built to protect their inhabitants from enemies outside. Over …

European Travel

Six lesser-known wonders of the ancient world

While many historical landmarks attract millions of travellers every year, these ancient sites lie off the typical tourist trail.<p>When it comes to ancient wonders, there’s more to explore than Petra, Angkor Wat and the Coliseum. So to uncover a few structures that aren’t typically on the tourist …

Micronesia

Reader photos: Road trip views that few have seen

Forget the well-trodden routes – September's photo competition veered off the beaten path and uncovered the most beautiful, unusual or overlooked stops.<p>Congratulations to Charan Dhiman, the winner of September's photo competition! We recently caught up with Dhiman, 36, to get the story behind his …

European Travel

Canada’s mysterious, fabled Sable Island

Misty and mystical, populated by 560 wild horses and a handful of hardy souls, Sable Island has long loomed large in the imagination of sailors and adventurers.<p>When I saw the thin ribbon of sand for the first time, I couldn’t quite believe my eyes. This far-flung and fabled island, for most, exists …

Nature

Películas con las que todo fotógrafo se sentirá identificado

Algunos definen la vida como una sucesión de imágenes, argumento que también ha servido para inspirar el guion sobre muchas películas de …

For Two Months Each Summer, This French Gypsy Town Becomes the Capital of Art Photography

<b>Land of Lavender, Music, and Photos.</b><p>The Roman city of Arles in Provence (South of France) has wonderful happenings throughout the year, but the one event that would make me move there is the summer photography festival -- a sophisticated pictorial feast.<p>Nestled at a bend of the Rhône river, and at …

Unexpected Places to Visit In Rome

Want the real Rome experience? Put that guidebook away and get lost in these under-the-radar neighborhoods.<p>Most tourists visiting the Eternal City generally stick to the landmark-heavy heart of Centro Storico. Here, at the nucleus of Rome’s historic center, you’ll find the Pantheon, the Trevi …

How we quit our jobs to travel: The showbiz couple

Uninspired and trapped by the middle-class rat race, Dave Bouskill and Deb Corbeil followed their dreams of adventure around the world.<p>On paper, my husband Dave and I lived an enviable life. It was late 2006, and Dave was a successful rigging gaffer in the thriving Toronto film industry while I …

Cape Town

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12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From the History of ‘Purple Rain’

From somebody suffering hypothermia on the set to Prince’s taskmaster methods, some of the more interesting bits from a new history of the movie, …

Concerts

Watch Kevin Spacey Perform 'Piano Man' With Billy Joel

Tony Bennett, John Mellencamp, Boyz II Men and more pay tribute to Joel at his Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize tribute concert<p>Billy Joel was …

Music

11 Movies to Watch Out for in 2015

The non-blockbuster must-see features of the year.<p><b>Hey, did you know that a brand-new Star Wars film</b> is coming out in December? And an <i>Avengers</i> sequel is on the way in May? And yet another <i>Jurassic Park</i> adventure arrives in June? Oh, wait—of course you did, because even at this early stage of 2015, …

Woody Harrelson

Charles Dickens's Great-Great-Grandson: Author Was 'World's First Superstar'

The "Christmas Carol" author was a champion of the poor. "He'd been there," says Mark Charles Dickens.<p>A <i>Christmas Carol</i> is the universal story of Christmas: a tale of the triumph of compassion over mean-spiritedness, humanity over injustice and poverty. Charles Dickens could write it because he had …

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Rare Behind-the-Scenes Photos of Hollywood's Biggest Movies and Stars

<b>"Most of Hollywood history has survived</b> because someone dug it out of the trash," photographer Bruce McBroom says in the new book <i>Hollywood Frame by Frame</i>. And it's those unearthed, pulled-from-the-trash items that seem to hold the most intrigue.<p>For years, studios relied on elaborate, staged …

The eerie Americana of photographer Ed Freeman - in pictures

After a 25-year career in the music industry, during which he produced Don McLean's American Pie, Ed Freeman returned to his original love of photography. While driving around southern Californian deserts to photograph landscapes, he was struck by the beauty of the desolate buildings he passed on …

Where time stands still: Haunting beauty of abandoned mansions, shuttered asylums and deserted amusement parks across the world are caught on camera

• <b>Niki Feijen visited eight countries in Europe over the course of a year and a half to complete his new book titled Frozen</b>• <b><br>He relies on Google Earth to</b> …

Google Earth

Las 24 ciudades más coloridas del mundo

Desafortunadamente casi siempre estamos rodeados del triste y sombrío gris del hormigón, y después todo precisamos de un poco de color en nuestras …