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The Ultimate West Virginia Road Trip

Discover 500 miles of stunning vistas, outdoor adventures, and quaint towns on this surprising ride.<p>Ramble through rugged mountains and historic small towns on a roughly 500-mile scenic loop through some of West Virginia’s wildest terrain. Sample some of the best views, outdoor adventures, …

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New Zealand’s North Island: on the road at the edge of the world

The Māori call them mākutu, or witchcraft, because in New Zealand the roads are magical. One minute they surface, unfolding along pastoral foothills; the next they vanish, furrowing deep into Triassic-period jungles laden with silver ferns. It is an untamed corner of the universe that rewards those …

10 Unusual Things To Do In Paris

Related: Paris<p>Next time you go to Paris, why not do something a little different. Forget the Eiffel Tower, romantic walks along the Seine and visits …

25+ Awesome Things to do in Old Quebec City [2018 Guide]

Unless you’ve been living under a rather large rock for the past, em, 400 years, chances are you are well acquainted with one of North America’s …

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Auckland to Cape Reinga: New Zealand Road Trip Tips

The northern edge of New Zealand welcomes visitors with endless coastlines, deep blue seas, giant sand dunes, ancient Kauri forests, white sand …

25 Reasons to Visit Romania (7): Maramures

<i>Photo by Vlad Semen</i><p>Maramures is probably the most wonderful hidden secret of Romania. Traditions are still preserved and local tourism boards promote treasures that cannot be found elsewhere in the country. Maramures is unique because of the Romanian classic lifestyle which focuses on customs, …

Slovenia: One of Europe's Hottest Nature Destinations

Like many of the growing numbers of tourists visiting the Adriatic coastal region, I've been to Slovenia numerous times. What keeps attracting me back to explore more each time is the combination of pure nature, wine and gastronomical offerings, and the hospitality of the local people. I also love …

9 New Places You Must Add To Your Travel Bucket List

While seeing the places you know and are familiar with is all fine and well, sometimes, adventuring into the unknown can be immensely rewarding. The following nine places may be a bit remote, but they're absolute must-sees before age gets the best of you:<p><b>Milford Sound, Southland, New Zealand</b><p>Milford …

The 5 Most European Cities Not in Europe

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p>If you can't bear the thought of tiny portions, drinks without ice, and soccer -- or you're just a weirdo who hates Europe -- but you secretly dig the general Euro vibe, here's a list of the world's most European-feeling places... that aren't in Europe.<p><b>More: The 12 Worst</b> …

Slovenia: Europe's outdoor adventure playground

The central European country of Slovenia packs an adventure-sports punch much greater than its diminutive size would suggest. The north of the country is dominated by towering mountain ranges that provide plentiful challenges for hikers and skiers. In the west, pure alpine streams strengthen as …

23 Places You Should Visit In 2015

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.<p>From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel next year.

Lonely Planet's top 10 best value stays for 2014

Amazing experiences aren’t reserved for unlimited budgets. These characterful places to stay around the world offer comfort and charm in superlative settings - all of them are well under US$100 per night, and plenty have dorm beds for only a few dollars. Here are our top 10 wallet-friendly hotels …

I Heart My City: Kamilė’s Vilnius

<b>Vilnius</b> native <b>Kamilė Naraitė</b> attributes her effusive hometown pride to her mother’s efforts to expose her to the most beautiful and historic spots in Lithuania‘s capital city. And though she loves traveling around the world, she’s always able to find a fresh reason to love what she calls “the best …

Machu Picchu: Planning a Trip to the Inca Ruins

No wonder the Spaniard colonists never found Machu Picchu -- five centuries later, getting there is still a challenge. If you don't want to hire a travel agency or wade through the backpacking options in popular guidebooks, considerable due diligence is required to get you to Peru then to Cusco …

First time Montréal: what to do in the City of Saints

Bold, brazen and beautiful, Montréal is a tantalizing tale of two worlds: new-world energy and excitement meets old-world glamour and grace. Take in the best of both while sipping a creamy <i>café au lait</i> on a Parisian-style sidewalk <i>terrasse</i>. <i>Canadienne</i> to the core, with its pristine urban streets and …

Australia for All Types of Travelers

When departing from North America, the land down under can feel like it's a world away, and well, it almost is. By birth, I'm Canadian, and by choice I'm living in <b>Australia</b>, having moved to Sydney several years ago. I'm often fielding questions from friends and family back home on what part of my …

Your Peru Photos

South America

This breathtaking shot of a sunrise over the Plaosan Temple in Indonesia is one of the stand-out submissions to the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest. http://on.natgeo.com/1pm1wG2 Photo by Bill Stipp

Amazing Road Trips

France Without the Jetlag: Time Travel to Old Quebec

A request for your personal measurements is hardly what you'd expect along with an invitation. But a diagram requiring the specs of my height, weight, waist, hat size was included in the message inviting me to join other journalists at Quebec City's Fete de la Nouvelle-France. Once in town it …

The Comeback Kids: 5 Former Danger Zones That Are Ready for Travel

You know the feeling: daydreaming of traveling to some exotic destination, only to realize that political instability, crime, and civil unrest have landed your dream destination on the naughty list. Travel warnings and restrictions are a traveler's worst nightmare, and a sobering reminder that the …

Canada’s 50 Places of a Lifetime

Canada

I Heart Quebec City

Get tips for exploring Quebec City like a local.<p>For more than 400 years stone walls and cobblestone streets have welcomed travelers to one of Canada’s oldest cities and the only remaining fortified city north of Mexico. The striking ramparts, bastions, and gates mark the entrance to the UNESCO …

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Wai-O-Tapu Is Yet Another Reason New Zealand Is Heaven

New Zealand truly has it all, from gorgeous beaches to unparalleled outdoor adventure.<p>And here's yet another reason New Zealand is heaven: Wai-o-Tapu.<p>Wai-o-Tapu, which is Māori for "sacred waters," is a geothermal wonderland located in Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area boasts colorful hot springs and …

Quebec City

Wood Buffalo National Park

<b>Location: Alberta and Northwest Territories<br>Date Established: 1922<br>Size: 11,070,000 acres</b><p>Wood Buffalo is Canada’s largest national park. Covering more territory than Switzerland, it sprawls across northeastern Alberta and juts into the southern part of the Northwest Territories. Designated a UNESCO …

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I Heart My City: Pamela’s Quebec City

Quebec City resident <b>Pamela MacNaughtan</b> left her career behind to pursue her dream of long-term travel in 2010, and hasn’t looked back. This self-proclaimed “bacon addict” isn’t only led by her taste buds; she’s also attracted to the unusual and adventurous side of travel. She’s toured working …