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World's 20 Best Surf Towns

A great surf town is the sum of its parts. These 20 towns run the gamut, from a mecca for the surf-obsessed to a spot where surfing's in its infancy. With waves awaiting, an adventurous spirit, and a little guidance, you can’t go wrong.

Wolves Identified by Unique Howls, May Help Rare Species

New method lets scientists ID howling wolves with total accuracy.<p><b>If any gray wolves are howling their discontent with a recent proposal to remove what remains of their U.S. federal protection, scientists can now identify the outspoken.</b><p>A new, more sophisticated method for analyzing sound recordings …

Isolated Tigers Travel Surprising Lands to Find Mates

Protecting undeveloped land could save the big cat, scientists say.<p><b>The tiger Shere Khan was lord in Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book, but his modern-day descendants are king no more: The big cats have seen their central Indian forests dwindle and fracture.</b><p>The remaining tigers are only surviving by …

A Guide to Watching the Spectacular Perseids

The annual meteor shower will dazzle skywatchers with a flurry of shooting stars.<p><b>Skywatchers around the world are gearing up for the famous August Perseid meteor shower, which peaks August 11 through 13 and promises to be the best celestial fireworks show of the year.</b><p>The Perseids grace our skies …

The remote ranch at the bottom of the world

Estancia Harberton in Argentina's Tierra del Fuego offers travellers a striking insight into life at the end of the world.<p>Ushuaia, the southernmost city on Earth, is filled with signs proclaiming ‘El fin del mundo’ (The end of the world). The slogan adorns hotels, restaurants and shops, a local …

South America

Why Colombians are trying to save this idyllic island

Providencia’s isolation has long been chalked up to its relative inaccessibility compared to the surrounding islands – but all that may soon change.<p><i>BBC's Travel Show</i> <i>brings you the latest insider travel news, a wealth of destinations, amazing experiences and features and practical hints, tips and</i> …

Colombia

The town that gave Russia its name

While residents of Moscow and St Petersburg argue whether it was the Soviets or the tsars who defined Russian culture, Novgorodians insist it was the Vikings.<p>One hundred years ago, revolution flung Russia from the imperialist era into the communist era – from centuries of tsars to red Soviet stars. …

Russia

In search of Russia's lost gold

One hundred years ago, the Bolsheviks captured the entirety of Tsar Nicholas II’s family gold reserve – or so they thought.<p>It was our third night on the Trans-Siberian Express in mid-July, and we had grown accustomed to the heat. The prehistoric cars contained neither air conditioning nor showers. …

Siberia

Why Norway is teaching travellers to travel

Trolltunga is one of Norway’s most famous geological sites – and one of its most controversial.<p>We reached Trolltunga after seven hours, 13.5km and 1,000m of elevation gain. The fog rolled in as a line of 35 people waited to take their picture on the iconic cliff. Translating to ‘Troll’s Tongue’, …

European Travel

The tiny island the British traded for Manhattan

Banda Run is a place where history meets legend, where traditional ships still sail past live volcanoes to a forgotten island that once changed the world.<p>We sailed out of the Arafura Sea, through the Timor Sea and into the Savu Sea. Soon we'd be in the Flores Sea and then the Banda Sea – home of …

Canoeing