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Is Ashgabat the World’s Strangest City? Visiting Turkmenistan's capital

65<p>1<p><b>Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, was one of the highlights of my two-month Silk Road journey. Here’s a look at why I fell in love with this strange and</b> …

A Postcard From Sydney: Essential Travel Tips

Australia's largest city is also the jumping off point from exploring Australia, and the city with the most inbound flights from North America. Here are some essential tips to plan and enjoy your visit.<p><b>Airfare tips</b><p>October to March is Sydney's busiest tourism period, when the weather is most …

Forget London and Hong Kong—the most expensive cities for expats are in Africa

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Traveling to Bordeaux? The city has refined its flavor

It was raining when I landed at Bordeaux's airport, and I couldn't find the shuttle bus. Claudia, from Santa Barbara and studying at the University of Bordeaux, came to my rescue.<p>How did she like living here?<p>"I love it," she said. "I think it might have been dull, but in the last few years all …

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How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

Four ways to explore Chefchaouen, Morocco's blue city

Chefchaouen is an otherworldly escape nestled in Morocco’s Rif Mountains. As well as its distinctive palette of blue and white buildings, a striking contrast with the arid setting, this popular town has plenty to offer. Embark on strenuous hillside hikes or idle strolls, bathe in mountain streams, …

The First Everest Ascent Since Fatal Avalanche Executed by Chinese Woman

A Chinese woman and five Sherpa guides have scaled Mount Everest, becoming the first team to reach the peak from the Nepal side since a deadly …

Eat like a local in the Algarve

Alongside sun-drenched beaches and historical villages, the Algarve region of Portugal is packed with choices for anyone with a passion for simple, lovingly prepared local food. The Algarve's busy hotels and resorts offer an abundance of dining options, and the destination is dotted with …

Video: Adventure In Norway

This video seems to be a fitting way to end the week. It is a collection of amazing shots from Norway, another country that provides ample …

The reinvention of Mongolia – in pictures

Photograph: Dan Chung for the Guardian<p>A couple in traditional dress walk through Sukhbaatar Square, Ulan Bator. Photograph: Dan Chung for the …

Morocco: a walking tour of Marrakesh

A whirl around the sights and attractions for tourists in Marrakesh, Morocco.<p>This film captures a walking tour of Marrakech, taking in views of the minarets and the mountains surrounding the city, the colour and heaped stalls of the souks and the sounds, snakes and madness of the Djemaa …

Video Montage: Two Weeks in Morocco

Morocco is so much more than mint tea and tagines (not that we'd readily pass up either one). We spent two weeks traveling through the country, visiting oyster farms, milking goats in the mountains, and making couscous in family homes. We took our two terabytes of footage and condensed it down to …

Epic 360-degree selfie will give you wanderlust

By attaching a GoPro camera to a long stick, extreme adventurer Alex Chacón documented himself in an astonishing 360-degree video selfie that spans more than 36 countries. In it, he features himself around an impressive list of exotic sites, including the Taj Mahal and the Maya Pyramids of Chichen …

National Parks of Svalbard, Norway

Travel<p><b>Name:</b> National Parks of Svalbard <b><br>Location:</b> Norway <b><br>Date Established:</b> Beginning in 1973 <b><br>Size:</b> Over 60 percent of Svalbard is protected land.<p>Did You Know?<p><b>• Seven Parks</b> The Svalbard Islands, an Arctic Ocean archipelago halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, are home to seven Norwegian …