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10 Places To See Before They're Gone

Places, much like animals can become endangered, and some of the world's most amazing sights are gradually disappearing. Scientists say climate change has been affecting oceans, reefs, beaches, and even cities. Development is another danger for once-pristine, off-the-beaten-path spots and their …

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Climbing On Mount Denali

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The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

The 10 Best Islands In The World

Luckily for you, Condé Nast Traveler just released its list of the Top 25 Islands in the World as part of its annual Readers' Choice Awards. We're taking a closer look at the top 10.<p>From the isolated tranquility of Bora Bora to the sprawling golf courses of Kiawah Island, South Carolina, these …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

40 images of Peru we can’t stop looking at

IT’S EASY to cast Peru in superlative terms. The nation has the world’s deepest canyon, a selection of the Western Hemisphere’s tallest mountains, …

Photo Gallery: Utah in the Fall

Good travel surprises us.<p>It teaches us new things, it changes our opinions, and helps us see the world in a new way.<p>Until now, I’ve always associated fall with the northeast and the foliage brilliance of New England, but traveling through Utah in early October showed me the other side of autumn–one …

10 tips to shoot better photos on your phone

Although camera sizes have been shrinking over the years, the majority of high-quality cameras are still far too large to be carried at all times. …

Extraordinary rainbows of the natural world

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Sedona, Arizona

This week's <i>Moment of Travel Zen</i> comes to us from HuffPost Healthy Living's features editor, Carolyn Gregoire. Of her photo of Sedona, Ariz., she says:<p>On a recent trip to Northern Arizona, I was stunned by the peaceful beauty of the desert -- especially the dramatic red rock scenery of Sedona and …

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10 Best National Parks For Fall Trips

Come autumn, many of America's National Parks are at their most visually stunning. It's not only the fall foliage that amplifies their beauty, but also the waning light casting the landscape in an almost magical iridescence. And after the heat of summer, the crisp air offers a welcome reprieve. …

14 Signs You Need A Vacation, In GIFs

1. What used to be stress-relieving household chores are now impossible tasks to tackle.<p>2. When somebody asks for a favor, no matter how small, you simply cannot help. At all.<p>3. Work has become, like, SO irrelevant.<p>4. Another day without sun feels like the end of the universe itself.<p>5. You no …

Back to nature: 13 of the world’s richest national parks

ONE OF the first mentions of a national park came from William Wordsworth in 1810. Looking out over England’s Lake District, he commented that it …

A starry night gleams in Utah's Natural Bridges National Monument—named the first Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association. http://on.natgeo.com/18XMpvH Photograph by Jim Richardson, National Geographic

2 Buddies From California Quit Their Jobs To Take An Epic Road Trip Across 13 Countries

Sahakian, who worked in music production and multimedia, and Moghbel, who had a venture capital job working with early-stage startups, departed Los Angeles last August and headed to Alaska. They then roadtripped across the U.S. before visiting Africa and South and Central America.<p><b>Click here to jump</b> …

California's best coastal walks

From its wild and rocky coast in the north to the south coast’s vast, sandy shores, the California coastline lures many to walk along the edge of the continent to gaze at the ocean. Sweeping coastal views are blocked in many cities, but wide-open hiking spaces abound nearby where anyone willing to …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

America’s Top 10 Lakes to Visit This Fall (Photos)

Take a Dip<p>Lake trips offer the perfect mix of relaxation and water action, plus the chance for some moonlit skinny-dipping.<p>09.02.13 4:45 AM ET

23 things that suck about living in San Francisco (and 5 that make it worth it)

Let’s get this one out of the way. Rent is high.<p>Oh Peter Shih. We love you. You took a stab at a satirical blasting of San Francisco and fell …

Best of August 2013

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When is the best time to visit US and Canada's National Parks?

When is the best time to visit the National Parks of the US and Canada? You might think the answer would be one of the summer months. But when we looked at the 'best time to go' picks by Lonely Planet guidebook authors for the most visited and best-known parks in the US and Canada and stacked them …

10 Biggest Mistakes Tourists Make In Hawaii

Traveling to Hawaii? Well, you've already made one of the best decisions of your life. But just because you've got awesome taste in travel, doesn't mean you're immune to making a few mistakes once you get there.<p>From getting greedy to being a little too trusting, take a look at the biggest mistakes …

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

6 Colorado Fall Festival Musts

If you're looking for something fun to do this season, start with some of these health-focused fall festivals. The mountains are the perfect place to experience a myriad of outdoor activities, from hiking, biking and walking to trail running and more surrounded by the most amazing scenery in the …

Why You Should Visit Arizona In the Summer

It’s no secret that Arizona is hot in the summer, as I learned growing up in Scottsdale. But I don’t want you to think that it’s always 115 degrees. Usually, the temperature hovers in the much more comfortable 100°-105° range. “Comfortable?!” my friends ask. “You’re crazy! That kind of heat isn’t …

Where to Eat in Juneau, Alaska

Juneau is often a jumping off point for Alaska’s scenic beauty. But for those also traveling for Alaska’s famous seafood, the city has some of the …