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9 Reasons to Visit Australia’s Northern Territory

Why should you make the effort to visit the Northern Territory? The Australian Outback endures as a symbol of the rugged, remote reaches of the …

22 Epic Places You Didn't Know Existed

The world is full of wonders... wonders we know about (the Grand Canyon) and those we might not (see below). But it's important to note that this earth we all live on is an insanely beautiful place. In case you don't have the time (or funds) to visit these spectacular places, we thought we'd do you …

What are your travel friendships really worth?

You arrive in a new city, deposit your bags, and head downstairs to the hostel lounge to figure out what to do next. Unsurprisingly, the lobby is …

Travel

10 Hidden Islands You've Never Heard of

Unspoiled and isolated, hidden islands are vacation bait for anyone with escapist tendencies. Protected from crowds and the stress of modern life, these retreats will allow you to become one with nature, soak up local culture, and live in paradise. So go ahead and become a castaway for a day or …

How airborne lasers helped discover a 1,200-year-old lost city in Cambodia

A city lost in Cambodia’s northwestern jungles for over a millennium has been uncovered by a group of archaeologists from the University of Sydney. …

Archaeology

How to Spend 5 Days in Kyoto

Arriving at my ryokan in the Higashiyama district of Kyoto, a commotion of tourists near the hotel entrance erupted as <i>maiko</i> (apprentice geisha) stopped in front of a silvery-leafed tree to pose for a photographer.<p>Given my location near Gion, famed for the <i>ochaya</i>, or teahouses, where geisha entertain …

Top experiences in Bali: making the most of paradise

Immerse yourself in the colour and sound of a traditional festival, dine on local specialities, snorkel beautiful reefs, watch craftspeople at work, wander through lush rice fields, or just relax and be pampered at a Balinese spa. There's an awful lot to do in paradise and it's not all about the …

12 foreign McDonald’s menu items that should absolutely be sold in America

Everybody knows McDonald’s has some pretty crazy items in other countries (Vegemite McMuffin FTW!), but they’ve also got some pretty tasty items that …

McDonald's

5 Things You Shouldn't Do While Traveling In Seoul

What's HOT is flying to the other side of the world to land at Incheon International Airport, visiting <b>Seoul, South Korea</b>, and eating and shopping yourself silly in the city.<p>What's NOT is...well, <i>not</i> doing these things.<p>Seoul is absolutely one of the global capitals on the cusp of everything cool …

Putin signed his harshest anti-gay law yet

This is a warning for visitors and tourists wanting to travel to Russia. Anything considered pro-gay, from gay-affirmative speech, to gays holding …

15 of the Best Travel Photos Taken With an iPhone

There are many ways that Apple's iPhone has transformed our lives. It has put a previously unimaginable array of technology in our pockets - everything from a global positioning system to a video editor. One of the many industries it has changed in the process is travel photography. As the quality …

Set-Jetting Asia: A Guide to Your Next Movie Location Vacation

The days of filming exclusively in a studio are far behind us and now directors are bringing big budget productions to the most remote corners of the world. Taking these little known locales to the big screen has inspired a slew of wanderlust-driven movie enthusiasts to pack up, travel the world …

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

A Local's Guide To Shanghai

Shanghai has transformed so much in the past two decades, that some of its prior visitors might not recognize it anymore. To clearly appreciate Shanghai's unbelievable boom, start no further than <b>The Bund</b>. Considered to be the face of Shanghai, it's where the city gets divided by the Huangpu River …

5 Reasons to Go to Macau (and Stay Awhile)

Mention Macau, and for most people the images that come to mind are likely to be filtered through celluloid: the smoky dens and shady characters of …

Date a Boy Who Travels

Date a boy who travels. Date a boy who treasures experience over toys, a hand-woven bracelet over a Rolex. Date the boy who scoffs when he hears the words, "vacation," "all-inclusive" or "resort." Date a boy who travels because he's not blinded by a single goal but enlivened by many.<p>You might find …