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41 trips to take before you turn 40

You probably have the means and time to take some epic trips around the world.<p>From the canals of Venice to the desert of Namibia, here are 41 destinations to check off your bucket list.

National Parks

Destinations to Watch in 2015

With nearly 200 countries in the world, choosing your next destination is no small task. Luckily, some cities and countries are setting themselves apart in 2015 with brand-new service and developments, big birthdays, yearlong festivities and global events.<p>Ready for a vacation that makes the most of …

Smart Cities

British Columbia, Two Ways

Do you remember the movie <i>Sliding Doors</i>? In it, Gwyneth Paltrow plays a character whose destiny depends on whether she catches or misses a train. As viewers, we get to watch her life unfold twice as she experiences the outcome of each scenario. It’s a fascinating concept; too bad the one person …

Back to school in Vancouver: the University of British Columbia’s best attractions

You’ve walked through Stanley Park and around Granville Island, and you’ve swayed across the North Shore’s Capilano Suspension Bridge. What’s next? It’s easy to find Vancouver’s biggest visitor attractions, so here’s somewhere else you can go with a little spare time and a hankering to head off the …

Western Canada

National Geographic Travel

Victoria, BC City Guide

Today’s Victoria, BC City Guide comes to us from Bonnie Wilson, owner of vintage furnishings store Gild & Co (opening in Vancouver in 2013). After …

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

Expat Life: The Difference Between Traveling and Moving Abroad

An Original TRAVELBREAK Post by Stephanie Be.<p><b>Traveling is like a whimsical romance; exciting unpredictable, and passionate. But moving abroad, you strip the city an it's local culture revealing its demons and angels. You become vulnerable, dependent, and invested. The lust of wander is compromised</b> …

Forex

5 Must-Read Beach Novels For Your Next Vacation

<i>Read them by the sea, by the pool, on the porch. Each one is secret vacation inside your vacation.</i><p><i>The Hundred-Year House</i><p>By Rebecca Makkai<p>352 pages; Viking Adult<p>Author Rebecca Makkai is known for her delightful, whip-smart tales, told with a touch of whimsy (think back to <i>The Borrower</i>, about a …

National Geographic Travel

Q&A: China's Collision Between Aspiration and Authoritarianism

A conversation with the author of "The Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China"<p>No country has changed so much, so fast as China. In one generation, it has gone from being largely agricultural to a country of megacities and bullet trains and, soon, the world's tallest …

10 Reasons Why You Should Move to Another City in Your 20s

<b>1. You get to know yourself better.</b><p>The most important relationship in your life is the relationship you have with yourself. Because no matter what happens, you will always be with yourself. - Diane Von Furstenberg<p>Nothing can bring you closer to building an intimate relationship with yourself and …

Self-improvement