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Best Fall Trips 2015

Want to snorkel in a Bahamian blue hole, ring in the Ethiopian New Year, or taste maple leaf tempura in Japan? Whether you’re ready for an island, wilderness, or urban getaway, our editors’ list of ten Best Fall Trips—plus one reader’s choice—is sure to inspire your next autumn adventure. …

35 Places To Visit While The Euro Is At An 11-Year Low

But the currency has just fallen to its lowest level in more than a decade, meaning a European vacation is suddenly within reach for more thrifty travelers.<p>We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in countries that are on the euro.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam …

European Travel

Everything You Need to Know About the New Eurail Pass

Anyone who has spent time traversing Europe knows: The continent's countryside is the kind of charming that feels like it was plucked from a storybook. Since 1959, the Eurail Pass has treated travelers between Europe's biggest urban destinations to this scenic landscape via railway. But, in the …

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

And cheaper, too!<p>Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site …

Google Flights

This stunning sunrise was captured in #Orari, a small town in the #SouthIsland of #NewZealand, located south-east of #Christchurch. With views like this, it is worth a quick stop when passing by. Image by LP author and photographer @baronet9 #lonelyplanet #travel

California's best coastal walks

From its wild and rocky coast in the north to the south coast’s vast, sandy shores, the California coastline lures many to walk along the edge of the continent to gaze at the ocean. Sweeping coastal views are blocked in many cities, but wide-open hiking spaces abound nearby where anyone willing to …

12 of the Hardest Places to Visit on Earth

From impassable terrains to unstable political situations to strict visa regulations, there are some places on Earth that are nearly impossible to get into. Fortunately, these adventurous photographers dared to venture into these territories! Even if you can't be there yourself, you can still …

National Take a Hike Day: 20 Great American Hikes

At some point, November 17 came to be known as National Take a Hike day. While we’re not sure if that refers to telling some to "get lost" or …

Hiking

10 Places To See Before They're Gone

Places, much like animals can become endangered, and some of the world's most amazing sights are gradually disappearing. Scientists say climate change has been affecting oceans, reefs, beaches, and even cities. Development is another danger for once-pristine, off-the-beaten-path spots and their …

Puerto Rico

National Park Coastlines

Travel<p>See photos of U.S. national park coastlines (including Acadia, Hawaii Volcanoes, Channel Islands, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Hiking the Inca Trail

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The security line at my home airport in Washington, D.C., isn’t where I expected to get my first reminder that I should have trained a little more for 19 days of trekking the mountains of Peru.<p>I assumed that lesson would be taught somewhere around 9,000 feet, on the Inca …

Amazing Road Trips

Travel Photography

Northern Lights: 11 best places to see the aurora borealis | CNN Travel

Floating Utah’s Escalante River: Getting Lost to be Found Again

Adventure<p>Adventurers Paddle 70 miles down the Escalante River in a Toy Raft<p>The Grand Staircase of the Escalante, located deep within the tortured deserts of southern Utah, was one of the last places in the United States to be mapped—yet for good reason. It encompasses perhaps the most wild and …

13 Adventurous Hiking Tales

<i>Have you ever marvelled at the scale and magnificence of those great, immoveable giants of nature, the mountains? Have you ever felt the cool caress of a snow-scented breeze from distant peaks, or seen the first long sun rays of dawn dispel shadows as light creeps up to the heights? Have you ever</i> …

Hiking

Patagonia Parks: How Can You Pick Just One?

Not everything has a Hunger Games ending where two winners are chosen. So, what happens when you have two equally gorgeous parks in one of the most picturesque places on the globe, but can only choose one? The vast region of Patagonia covers two countries, 800,000 square kilometers, and is one of …

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

Phraya Nakhon Cave, Thailand - via http://bit.ly/1cHuj5h

Colin Suttles's answer to What are the most surreal places to visit?

I'd break this question into two parts, (1) naturally surreal places, and (2) man made surreal places.<p><b>(1) NATURALLY SURREAL PLACES</b><br>On the natural …

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

Hong Kong

5 Reasons to Visit Belize Now

<i>By Brian Major</i><p>With the Caribbean dominated by hyperactive all-inclusive resorts, travelers to Belize—in Central America, but touting prime …

Belize

Travel Photo Contest Winners

Top 10 Backpacking Destinations for 2014

If you don't get a monster travel itch after reading this list, you better check your pulse because you're dead, son. Dead and boring.<p>Photo by: Poler<p>With the World Cup and the Olympics quickly approaching, 2014 promises to be a sporty kind of year. Whether you're into being a mere spectator, or …

How to Live Life to the Fullest (28 Plans) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life is made to be explored and it’s content, be reached to the utmost. Limits are no limits when you don’t recognize them. With a burning-desire to …

Top 10 Destinations for Independent Travelers in 2014

[section]<i>Editor's Note: In gearing up for the announcement of the Top Destinations for Indie Travelers in 2016 on Wednesday, we thought it would be</i> …

New Zealand

Festivals and events for 2014: readers' travel tips

Winning tip: La Raima, La Pobla del Duc, Spain<p>The last Friday in August sees the town celebrate La Raima. It's like La Tomatina, near Valencia, but here tomatoes are replaced with grapes to celebrate the grape harvest. Tonnes of the fruit are dumped in La Plaza de la Cooperativa, church bells mark …