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7 Offbeat Adventures Around the World

Itching for an adventure, but want to set your sights on something a little out of the ordinary? Look no further.<p>Treat yourself to a wholly unique experience with any one of these offbeat adventures:<p>Live Like a Bedouin in Egypt<p>If commonplace adventures sound too tame for you, consider immersing …

Adventure Travel

Best Winter Escapes in the United States

We found a trip for every type of winter wanderer.<p><b>Take a train through Alaska’s winter wonderland</b><p>The Alaska Railroad operates year-round, connecting Anchorage and Fairbanks. Watch landscapes drenched in ivory, sapphire blue skies, and wild moose glide past your large windows from the warmth of the …

United States

6 Epic Ski Towns You Need to Visit At Least Once | VIVA Lifestyle & Travel

There are several elements that must align for the ultimate ski-cation. Fresh pow, wicked runs, lively village life and stunning snowscapes are the …

Skiing

10 New UNESCO World Heritage Sites For Your Travel List

Start planning a trip to these world wonders.<p>This past week, UNESCO updated its eclectic list of the world's most fascinating places. Countries campaign hard to get their treasured wilderness reserves, archeological ruins, and historic sites recognized by the esteemed program. After much …

Archaeology

Magical Christmas Markets of Europe

Every year in the week following up to December large squares throughout Europe transform into Christmas wonderlands. From the small villages tucked …

Christmas

8 Private Islands to Rent in 2017 | VIVA Lifestyle & Travel

Have you ever dreamed of living the celebrity, millionaire lifestyle and having your very own private island, like Johnny Depp and Nicholas Cage? Why …

Travel

5 Incredible European Chalets to Rent with Friends this Winter | VIVA Lifestyle & Travel

It's a universal truth that after a long day of skiing, there's nothing better than a hot shower, a rich dinner, and too much good wine. And what …

Europe

The 16 Most Romantic Places to Stay in the World

Secluded beaches. Cozy cottages. These retreats offer a mix of ambiance and amenities that will surely up the romance factor on your next vacation.

Riviera Maya

10 National Parks You Didn't Know You Should Visit

You may not have heard about some of these national parks, but they are definitely worth the trip.<p>While the spotlight burns bright on America’s most famous national parks, many lesser known beauties are quietly doing what they do best: protecting some of the world’s most unspoiled scenery. For …

Outdoors

The 10 cheapest European city breaks for winter

New Zealand's 7 Most Breathtaking Hikes | VIVA Lifestyle & Travel

There are two telling signs that New Zealand's landscape is next-level beautiful — its claim to fame as the filmset for <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> movie …

Outdoors

6 of the World’s Greatest Train Journeys

Before we took to the skies, we rode the rails. The steam locomotive connected the world like no technology that came before it, linking isolated …

Travel

15 of the world’s most beautiful train stations

This global survey of transit hubs will make you regret your next flight<p>Travelers coping with increased delays and security lines and downright bad airport design often wish for a return to the golden age of air travel, when luxurious service, spacious cabins, and a more carefree attitude were the …

Architecture

Top Ancient Sites for Stargazing

From petroglyphs to castles carved into hilltops, explore our night sky through our ancestors at these amazing archaeological sites.<p>The night sky is a time machine and so is archaeology. Since I was a teenager in Iran, a land filled with ancient sites, my passion for the night sky has blended with …

Archaeology

10+ spots in Argentina that will top your South American bucket list

Nature is at its best in Argentina. From the glaciers of Patagonia to the fauna of Punta Tombo, from the mighty Iguazu Waterfalls to the peaks of the …

List-Worthy

6 Great National Parks for Fall Hiking

There's no better time of year to get outside.<p>Autumn is the perfect time to visit any of America's national parks, as crowds tend to be at a minimum, the weather is fantastic, and the change of season brings a wash of color to many of these iconic settings. If you're looking to explore a park this …

Outdoors

10 Best Places to Travel in 2017 | VIVA Lifestyle & Travel

We can't say we're devastated to see the end of 2016. Thanks to Trump's win, Brexit's shock and Bowie's death, the year has left us, quite frankly, a …

Travel

16+ of the best sunset spots around the world

<i>Editor’s note: These spots are all taken directly from travelstoke®, a new app from Matador that connects you with fellow travelers and locals, and</i> …

Travel

40+ of the most otherworldly spots on Earth

I LIVE in the mountains of British Columbia. It’s vast, wild, and the scale is hard to grasp. It takes some bizarre looking landscapes to give me a …

Outdoors

7 Stunning African Resorts to Add to Your Bucket List | VIVA Lifestyle & Travel

Africa may not come first to mind when you think of luxury destinations, but it definitely should be considered. There are many countries in Africa …

Hotels

Beaches that will blow your mind

From secluded coves and turquoise-trimmed bays to windswept, black-sand coastlines carved from volcanic rock – there’s just something about beaches that gets our travel senses tingling.<p>Let’s face it: the beach that will blow your mind next is more than likely the next one you can get to, regardless …

Beaches

7 Genuinely Cool French Cities That Aren't Paris | VIVA Lifestyle & Travel

Ah, Paris je t’aime. The French city of love and light may have a ton to offer travelers (yes, even beyond Eiffel Tower selfies and shopping the …

Paris

7 Adventures to Have in Iceland | VIVA Lifestyle & Travel

Iceland is no stranger to striking landscapes, impossible views, and travel experiences that inevitably trump any dinner-table bragging session. Why, …

Iceland

10 of the world's epic train journeys

Whether gliding through the Rockies or labouring up the Andes, our pick of spectacular railway trips gets a green light for all budgets<p>Jungfraubahn, Switzerland<p>Somewhat greedily, the Swiss boast three world-class rail journeys: the Glacier Express, the Bernina Express and, most spectacular of all, …

Train Travel

6 Great National Parks for Fall Hiking

There's no better time of year to get outside.<p>Autumn is the perfect time to visit any of America's national parks, as crowds tend to be at a minimum, the weather is fantastic, and the change of season brings a wash of color to many of these iconic settings. If you're looking to explore a park this …

Outdoors

11 Blissful Escapes

Whether you are looking to relax or rave, these experiences will give you a mental and physical reboot.<p>1. Cool Cloister<p><b>Quebec City, Canada</b> <br>Recently opened in the heart of Old Quebec, Le Monastère des Augustines offers the serenity of a convent but with options for yoga and scrapbooking thrown in. …

Machu Picchu

12 Coolest Neighborhoods in the World | VIVA Lifestyle & Travel

A ton of street art, quirky cafés and an underground club scene are just some of the hallmarks of a 'cool' neighborhood. In other words, we're …

Travel

8 Surreal Landscapes that Look Seriously Sci-Fi | VIVA Lifestyle & Travel

Buckle up, baby — it’s time to go where few globetrotters have gone before. As any ol' hipster knows, the coolest places to explore are the lesser …

Travel

World's Best Stargazing Sites

Explore seven incredible destinations for sky-watchers, from the top of a crater to a star-studded desert sky.<p>Today most city skies are free of stars. About 80 percent of North Americans live under light-polluted skies, not dark enough to see the Milky Way. But a growing number of preserved dark …

Space Science

The Best Hiking Trails for Your World Travel Bucket List

The Best Hiking Trails<p>for your World Travel Bucket List<p>There’s no escaping the environmental impact of traveling… unless we decide to travel on foot. …

Hiking