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Ten of the world's best off-season adventures

Avoid the crowds and bag a bargain by travelling to the world’s best bits when everyone else isn’t. Here are 10 reasons to resist travel during high season, straight from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures</i>.<p>'Green season' safari, Botswana<p>Hippos in Botswana by Mazzali / CC BY-SA 2.0<p>Botswana is …

Yellowstone National Park

When to Fly and Buy on Hopper

Save up to 40% on your next flight. Hopper analyzes billions of prices daily to predict how prices will change, and tells you whether to buy or wait.

Flying

5 Unusual Delicacies From Around the World

Gareth May, author of the book How to Drink Snake Blood in Vietnam: And 101 Other Things Every Interesting Man Should Know, take strange facts from around the world and turns them into trivia worth years of barroom banter. Here, a few of the most<p>Gareth May, author of the book <i>How to Drink Snake</i> …

Ten of the world's best destinations for drinkers

Instead of cracking a can at home, why not search out one of these boozy hotspots? Whether you fancy guzzling a pint, sipping a cocktail or knocking back a dram or two, we can help you quench your thirst in style.<p>Pivni Lazne Bernard, Prague, Czech Republic<p>Sure, a pint of pilsner wouldn’t go amiss - …

Wine

15 natural wonders of the Middle East you’ll have to see to believe

<i>[Editor’s note: Several of the images below are available for use through a Creative Commons license, but others are not. In those cases, the</i> …

Arabian Sea

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

Ryanair's £10 flights to the US: would the experience be worth the savings?

As Ryanair claims it could fly passengers to the US for less than £10, we consider whether the experience would be worth the savings<p>Michael O'Leary, the chief executive of Ryanair, has claimed the airline could offer flights to the US for less than £10 when it eventually buys the long-haul aircraft …

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100 Trips You Must Take In Your Lifetime

Marvel at the majestic scenery in Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, Chile.<p>See giant tortoises and sea lions in the Galapagos Islands.<p>Taste …

Decades Of Research Uncover How World Travel Makes You Smarter

When I decided to become self-employed four years ago, I thought I was climbing the biggest mountain of my life. Then, I went to Tanzania (to climb a …

Epic 53-day round-the-world train journey launched

It’s 27 days shorter than Phileas Fogg’s round-the-world attempt in Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel, <i>Around the World in 80 Days</i>, but still offers train lovers a rail trip of a lifetime.<p>Beginning and ending in London, Great Rail Journey’s 53-day escorted trip, which launches next year, covers …

The world's first underwater museum – in pictures

From algae-encrusted VW Beetles to classical busts covered in psychedelic coral, dive into the magical world of Jason deCaires Taylor’s seabed sculptures. He covers his exhibits – which include a dream collector and a dozing dog – in a cement that attracts growth, then plunges them to the ocean …

Travel Hacks

<b>Share this infographic on your site!</b><p>Ways to stay safe and save money when traveling:<p><b>Buying a plane ticket</b><br>● Use reward cards<br>○ Some good ones to …

Must Travel: 35 of The Clearest Waters in the World - Culture-ist

<i>From the Philippines, to Turkey to Cuba and back around to New Zealand, these waters are some of the clearest and the most mesmerizing the world</i> …

Phu Quoc: The Idyllic Vietnamese Island That Comes With Torture Instructions

Phu Quoc is a tiny, idyllic island at the very southern tip of Vietnam that takes about three hours to traverse over dirt roads. An airport was installed about four years ago, roughly the same time a small patch of road on the West Side of the island was paved and resorts were built, including the …

Vietnam

Do Not Pray For Easy Lives

We all want to get stuff done, whether it’s the work we have to do so we can get on with what we want to do, or indeed, the projects we feel are our …

Anyone Who Keeps the Ability to See Beauty Never Grows Old

en_US<p>article<p>Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. - Franz …

I Was Gonna Drink That: Lava Flow Destroying Coke Cans

Note: Make sure to watch in high-definition, your eyeballs deserve it. Unless you're one of my enemies, in which case your eyeballs deserve to be …

15 Simply Lovely Asian Museums

We’ve been taking you across the globe to show you some of the most beautiful museums in the world. Now it’s time for a quick trip to Asia to see …

7 Lesser-Known Hobbies for the Bored and Adventurous

Admit it—you're bored. It’s not your fault entirely; our society has removed the need for labor and replaced it with a ravenous emptiness, aching to …

6 Smart People Debunk Myths About the Poor

Last week I wrote about a big myth: that foreign aid is a big waste. Since then, a bunch of people have posted smart videos busting myths about …

The Most Dangerous Book in the World

<b>By Oliver Bullough | Illustration by Dale Edwin Murray</b><p><i>For decades, the only thing staving off a worldwide Socialist revolution was a grouchy</i> …

What Makes Our Brains Feel Trust?

Trust is part of your brain’s default setting, but the feeling may not be as noble as your teachers made it out to be. Neuroscience has an …

23 Kids You Meet As A Parent

"Mom, can Tommy come over?" Oh god. Tommy.

39 Absolutely Perfect Comic Sans Valentine's Day Cards

Who needs Hallmark when there's Tumblr?

The Age of a City

In European city, you can usually tell where the oldest part of town is. It’s most likely at the center, pinpointed by some grand church, with layers of progressively newer buildings spiraling out from it.<p>This pattern holds true in the Netherlands, according to an interactive map of all 9,866,539 buildings in the entire <i>country</i>. A developer at Amsterdam’s Waag Society, an institute for art, science and technology, built this infographic on top of the CitySDK data distribution platform.<p>Newer …