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WORLD CUP: Sun never sets in a St. Petersburg summer

MOSCOW (AP) — Known as Russia's "Window on Europe," St. Petersburg is a city like no other.<p>Imperial palaces line its network of canals, its stadium looks like a spaceship and some days the sun never sets. St. Petersburg is so far north that the last three weeks of June are "White Nights," with the …

European Travel

How to Safari in South Africa

South Africa offers everything you're looking for in a first-time safari, but planning can still get overwhelming. We've got you covered.<p>It doesn’t matter what you’ve read, or how many times you watched <i>Out of Africa,</i> or if you’ve always felt comfortable in khaki-colored clothing: Nothing prepares …

The Complete Guide to Safari

Whether it's your first or fifth African safari, or you'd rather take a trip closer to home, make this your go-to guide for all your safari questions.<p>Deep in the bush, as the sun just peeks over the horizon, a guide might suddenly cut the jeep’s engine and motion you to stay quiet, as the sound of …

Breaking the Tourist Trap: India’s 12 Most Underrated Travel Destinations

Nobody can deny the beauty and charisma of architectural marvels like the Taj Mahal, The Ajanta and Ellora Caves and The Sun Temple. But there are a …

7 things to do in Muscat

Oman's up-and-coming capital is packed with historical treasures and fantastic food, and has one of the most enchanting souks you'll ever set foot …

Palace On Wheels Review: A Luxury Train Trip in Rajasthan and Agra, India

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Taj Mahal

Chase Sapphire Reserve vs. Amex Platinum for Airfare

One of the biggest bits of credit card news in recent times was the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve <b></b>in 2016, a new addition to the premium …

Flying

Liverpool fans’ love for the ‘Egyptian king’ shows how much the sport has changed since the days of NF chanting on terraces<p>Cut through the bigotry of a vocal minority, and there are some pretty uplifting football chants to be heard in England nowadays. Particularly popular at Liverpool is one …

Religion

17 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Andalusia

There’s no place like Andalusia – the mesmerizing, sun-kissed Spanish region, where glorious palaces whisper of wealthy Moorish kings, and […]The …

European Travel

Follow the Path of India’s Powerful Titans with this Over-the-Top Private Jet Journey

This eight-day itinerary from luxury cruise line Silversea explores India by land and sky.<p>Even if winter hasn’t technically started, the weather’s …

Bawah Island, Indonesia's incredible new island retreat

There's a tiny clutch of islands adrift between Malaysia and Borneo which had hitherto gone unnoticed. Now a sensational new private-island retreat, …

Indonesia

This Indonesian Island Is a Respite From Bali. At Least for Now.

If you watched Julia Roberts cycle through Bali’s artfully cultivated rice terraces in the film “Eat, Pray, Love,” it’s easy to understand why this so-called “Island of the Gods” is often referred to as a tropical paradise. But the film, and the Elizabeth Gilbert book of the same name, obscure an …

In Photos: 8 Natural Wonders You Can’t Miss in the Philippines

Philippines is quickly becoming a popular exotic destination for many travel lovers – its natural wonders, perfect beaches, and hospitality is what …

Leopard spotting in India

Jawai Leopard Camp<p>The Chhatra Sagar camp in Rajput<p>Leopards live in peace with the locals at the Jawai camp<p>Wherever we have camps, we contribute …

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan: Why you should visit these beautiful lands of ancient kingdoms and snow-crested mountains

<b>‘We actually love Borat, he’s funny. His movie was fun!’ our guide 48-year-old Nazira Rakhmetova told us with a glint in her eye.</b><p>I had arrived in …

National Parks

10 Stunning Private Islands You Can Rent from $307 a Night, Ranked by Price

You don't have to be a millionaire to rent your own island.<p>If you’ve always fancied taking over a secluded private island for a night, you’re not …

How to beat the Mirro Shaz shrine and find its hidden Giant Ancient Core in Breath of the Wild

The Mirro Shaz Shrine is just outside of the Woodland Stable, which is where you'll be heading if you're completing the Korok Mask quest. Head in …

Breath of the Wild

These 10 stunning waterfront villas are what dreams are made of

Is a mental recharge in order? Has the budget for a bucket list jet set finally been reached? Then it’s time pack the flip-flops, sunscreen, and …

7 Offbeat Travel Destinations to Visit in Kerala That Will Blow Your Mind!

For decades now, Kerala has been a prime destination for travelers who go to the tiny coastal state in search of its spectacular backwaters, …

Oman: From wildlife to souqs, the desert sultanate is an oasis for travellers

The Arab world is hot. Climate change is on the warpath. With Kuwait sizzling at 54 degrees Celsius, untimely snow in the deserts and cyclones in …

Zelda: Breath of the Wild cooking guide: 10 recipes worth remembering

Recipes for eating, drinking and selling<p>In <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i>, you can mix all sorts of ingredients you find on your journey through Hyrule to produce different dishes and elixirs with useful effects. Some recipes restore life and even add temporary hearts on top of your current …

Breath of the Wild

Photographing Nizwa: Castles, Forts and a Palm Oasis in Oman

Oman surprised me, and the ancient city of Nizwa was a part of the mystery. Situated on the plains of the Hajar Mountains, it is only a two-hour …

Things to do the Big Island with kids

Things to do around the Big Island with kids Occasionally I get friends or family to visit me on the Big Island and this time I had my sister and …

10 amazing places to immerse yourself in the culture of Oman

Oman’s heritage isn’t confined to great museums and galleries. The country’s culture is all around, from world class museums and ancient forts to …

Best Snorkeling Spots—2017 Readers Choice Awards

Our annual Top 100 Readers Choice Awards are based on your real-world dives, and they let us take that journey right along with you. Since 1994, …

9 family-friendly adventures in Oman

From camel rides and storytelling to dhow trips and turtle power, Oman’s richest experiences and activities are fun and accessible for adventurers …

Travel

17 Best Things to Do in Kerala, India

At the southern tip of India, the State of Kerala is generally not on the top of the list for first-timers to this vast country, but it is growing in popularity for good reason. Palm trees, tea plantations, backwater excursions, mountain hikes - this tropical region of India, settled (or conquered) …

Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem | Christianity

<i>The Crusades: An Arab Perspective is a four-part documentary series telling the dramatic story of the crusades seen through Arab eyes, from the seizing of Jerusalem under Pope Urban II in 1099, to its recapture by Salah Ed-Din (also known as Saladin), Richard the Lionheart's efforts to regain the</i> …

10 Snorkeling Spots You Need to Add to Your Bucket List

Sometimes the best views require a deeper dive.<p>Intrepid travelers know that when you’re exhausted from exploring historical sites, when you can’t …

How To Travel To Oman

Oman is known for its high mountains, silky sand dunes, preserved fortresses, and breathtaking fjords. In T+L’s comprehensive guide, we’ll show you …