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The Big Picture photography competition: round 275

"Eat, Pray, Love" Author Writes of Moss and Evolution

Elizabeth Gilbert dives into science and exploration in her new novel.<p><b>Elizabeth Gilbert is currently best known as the author of the memoir Eat, Pray, Love, which sold more than 10 million copies, spent over 200 weeks on the New York Times' bestseller list, and was made into a movie starring Julia</b> …

October 2013

Jellyfish Invasion Shuts Down Nuclear Reactor

Of all the potential mishaps that can cause a nuclear plant shutdown, from an earthquake to operator error, the one that you might least expect is a swarm of jellyfish gumming up the works. (See related quiz: “What Do You Know About Nuclear Power?“)<p>But apparently, that’s exactly what happened in …

2013 Travelers of the Year

Did you know some 15 million people visit Istanbul's Grand Bazaar annually? Have a look some of the world's coolest marketplaces: http://bit.ly/18LwAKA

Island hopping off Cambodia's coast

Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island for you.<p>Lapped by the lapis-hued waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the scattering of islands in …

Hippo vs. Elephant: Giants Face Off

<b>Back off, buddy! That’s no welcoming smile, but a hippopotamus leaving absolutely no doubt that an African elephant is an unwanted visitor to its home turf.</b><p>“There is an island on the middle of the Chobe River to which this elephant had crossed. The hippo was not happy about it and was apparently …

Will the US government shutdown affect your travel plans?

Unless you’re marooned on a blissfully wifi-free island, you won’t have failed to notice the headlines about the US government shutdown over the past few days. But what does it mean for travellers in the States, and should you change your plans?<p><i>Arches National Park is just one of the popular travel</i> …

Top 10 reasons to love Copenhagen

Surprising, artistic, experimental and cosmopolitan, the Danish capital overflows with cafés, culture and history. Here are 10 reasons to love the city.<p>1. The Danes know how to play<p>In contrast to the commercial clutter of most theme parks, Tivoli (tivoli.dk) has clung on to much of its 19th-century …

European Travel

Built to echo the romance of European citadels, these historic Canadian railway hotels recall a time when packing dozens of trunks and a butler or two was the only way to travel: http://bit.ly/18LxR4x Where in Canada do you dream of travelling to?


Travel Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Travel Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Travel Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Sunset behind Lovers' Island on #NgweSaung Beach: a 13km stretch of white sand with a laid-back, almost meditative, vibe. Captured by author @simonrichmond in the #Irrawaddy region of #Myanmar #Burma. #lonelyplanet #travel

#1 in the Apple Store and Now Featured!

Now Featured!<p>Grab it from the App Store here.Free! Yay! The Android, iPad, and Mac versions are now complete and new updates are going around now! …

Japan's new luxury sleeper train

One of the best emails I’ve had in a while read as follows: “Fancy doing the launch trip of the Kyushu Seven Stars: Japan’s first all-new high-tech luxury sleeper train, coasting through the lush landscape of the southern Japanese island of Kyushu?” Well, let me think for a moment. YES PLEASE!<p>We …

How well do you know the English counties?

10 Most Beautiful Places in New Zealand

When you dream about traveling to <b>New Zealand</b> you dream of those epic landscapes you see on travel brochures, not bustling cities. Well, the news …

New Zealand

National Poetry Day: places that inspired poets

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Insiders' guide to America

Over the past six months, we've been criss-crossing the USA on a series of road trips to bring you an insiders' guide to the country.<p>The road trips were blogged over five days in real time and were directed by Guardian readers and users of Twitter – the idea being to find local voices and bring …

China's advice on travel: do queue, don't litter – and don't steal lifejackets

China is urging its travelling citizens to dress smartly for casinos, queue patiently at museums and refrain from stealing lifejackets from aeroplanes or slurping their noodles loudly.<p>Tourism officials have issued a detailed 64-page guidebook to steer even the newest of holidaymakers through the …

Dubai's rise as a family destination

Things are looking up again in Dubai. The Emirate’s incredible boom came to a sticky end amid a burst property bubble in 2008. Bankers were said to be abandoning their Ferraris at the airport; there was unfinished construction everywhere. After hubris, debris.<p>But now you can tell matters have moved …

Parks but no recreation, as the shutdown closes US monuments

While Congress edged closer to the brink of a government shutdown earlier this week, Mary and Oliver Teebold of Awkland, New Zealand were trying to figure out if their plans to visit Yosemite were about to be scrubbed. They had non-refundable plane tickets, car arrangements, and longstanding …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Supervolcanoes Rocked Early Mars

Conversation With Nick Nichols and Brent Stirton

<i>Conversations is an ongoing series where photographers, editors, and curators talk about concepts in photography as well as recent projects.</i><p>In this edition of <b>Conversations</b>, photographers Nick Nichols and Brent Stirton discuss how a picture must “go to work” in the context of telling a story. …