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South of France Travel Guide: Provence, French Riviera and Languedoc-Roussillon: Avignon, Marseille, Monaco, Nice, Antibes, Montpellier, Nimes, Perpignan, Cannes, Arles. Illustrated Guide, Phrasebook and Maps (Mobi Travel)

• <b>Author:</b> MobileReference<p>This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, …

51 natural wonders so amazing it’s hard to believe they exist

The world’s an incredible place, but sometimes I’ll find myself somewhere and actually have to take a second and ask, “Really? This is exists?”<p>This …

National Parks

All The Cool Kids In Singapore Hang Out On The Henderson Waves Bridge

More than 100 feet above busy Henderson Road in Singapore, there spans an unexpected forest oasis: the Henderson Waves Bridge. This architectural mind-boggler connects two nature parks with a curvy, twisty formation seamlessly woven from yellow balau wood and massive steel ribs.<p>The bridge gives you …

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The Right Way to Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway

The mere mention of a voyage on the Trans-Siberian Railway is enough to make even seasoned travellers froth at the mouth.<p>For the uninitiated, the Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest railway line in the world; it spans two continents and eight time zones, and its network joins Moscow, the Russian …

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What NOT to eat in São Paulo

1. DON’T…eat the bologna sandwich at Mercadão.<p>It’s easy to understand why people enjoy it so much: It’s cheap and big enough to share. But it’s also …

São Paulo

Sick of Sydney? Visit These Islands on the Great Barrier Reef (Photos)

The big cities of Australia’s Gold Coast may be tempting, but they’re also crowded. Avoid the same old tourist destinations and try the islands on …

A pristine paradise in New Caledonia

The Loyalty Islands represent the survival of a fragile world, one untouched by mass tourism where the indigenous Melanesians treat nature with care and respect.<p>The tiny Loyalty Islands may account for just 10% of New Caledonia’s landmass, but they represent the survival of a fragile world, one …

New Zealand

Under the Tuscan Sun: Reflections of a Broad Abroad

Let me confess up front, I'm a committed Anglophile. I love castles, cathedrals, and country cottages. So virtually all my international travels -- with the exception of short visits to Paris and Helsinki when my husband had business there -- have focused on Great Britain.<p>And although I took …

Italy

Simple Springtime Dishes

A look inside the surf culture of the Gold Coast, Queensland

Aerial set<p>Greenmount reeling from above with the surfer up and riding in the top left set for a perfect ride. The water colour is something to behold.<p>…

10 Amazing Visuals from a Trip Around the World

It's hard to believe it's already been two years of round the world traveling to capture the stories told on postcards by individuals on six different continents. <b>The 30 Postcards Project</b> has taken me to places remote and places familiar, in 56 countries and counting, from the southernmost city in …

National Parks

Tree Houses You Can Live In

<i>Sarah Ball</i><p>When online accommodations service AirBnB first launched, its primary mission was to find all you urban sophisticates an affordable crash pad in a cool city center. Now, with a $2.5 billion valuation and 200,000 active listings, AirBnB has seen property owners -- "hosts" -- push it into …

Brad Pitt

My Favorite On-the-Road Apps

On recent trips, I’ve zipped around Belgium, Israel, and Ireland on foot and behind the wheel of a rented car without getting lost (okay, it happened once in awhile), all because of my phone, or what I like to call my third hand.<p>When I think back to traveling ten years ago, I can’t even imagine (or …

7 Most Colorful Beaches

There's really not much to complain about when you're at the beach: For many, sun, sand and surf provide the perfect antidote to the stress of everyday life. But some beaches up the ante by adding a bit of color -- literally. From a Mediterranean shore with a vibrant orange hue to a California …

Prince Edward Island

5 Travel Fears to Get Over

It is a beautiful day. I am somewhere in the middle of Canadian Rockies. I breathe in the sweet mountain air and listen to the song of the birds. I am walking over rusty maple leaves that gently crunch as I step on them. I am far away from my homeland; I do not know what day of the week it is and I …

Education Policy

Beyond Marrakech: Perfect Morocco Itinerary

When you think of Morocco, you probably think of Marrakech—the chaotic yet exhilarating souks; the snake-charmers and tempting foods at the Djemaa El …

Travel

The 25 Most Popular Tourist Attractions In The World

Millions of travelers ranked their favorite landmarks, parks, museums, amusement and water parks around the world.<p>The incredible landmarks span the globe and include everything from 1,000-year-old temples to modern day cathedrals.<p>Peru's Machu Picchu took the number one spot, followed closely by …

Taj Mahal

The Best of Central Argentina

A few years back, when I was volunteering at an orphanage in Kathmandu, I met a high-powered, sassy New York lawyer who had taken a year off from her career-driven life to travel, give back, and trek the world’s highest mountains. Rima and I bonded instantly, trading stories about the trials, …

Take the plunge: the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua

Travelers routinely describe the tour of the 27 waterfalls at Damajagua as ‘the coolest thing I did in the DR.’ It's hard to disagree. Guides lead you up, swimming and climbing through the waterfalls. To get down you jump – as much as 8m – into the sparkling pools below.<p>Today it’s mandatory to wear …

Hiking

A road trip through provincial France

The remote region of Aveyron recalls a France of the past, with narrow country lanes, authentic village life and a population where cows outnumber people.<p>In the most visited country in the world, finding a slice of <i>la France profonde</i> (deep France) is not as easy as it once was. While Provence – with …

France

Hiking Wales’ storied coastline

The first long-distance trail to trace a country’s entire shoreline, the 870-mile Wales Coast Path is alive with vibrant scenery and legend, from the Llŷn Peninsula to Pembrokeshire.<p>The first long-distance trail to trace the shoreline of an entire country, the Wales Coast Path offers an immersion …

Ireland

10 Inspiring Entries in National Geographic's Traveler Photo Contest

You now have less than a week to enter the ultimate photo contest! To date, we've shown you both some nature standouts as well as some stellar animal entries in the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. If you think you've got what it takes, you have until June 30th to enter and win a …

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Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

France

Best Places in Europe Summer Cities

Not all European cities are ideal destinations in the summer, some are overcrowded, thick with smog and geared towards over charging tourists for …