Jo Collins

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National Parks Road Trip of a Lifetime

The greatest road on earth<p>Here’s something we can all agree on: This country deserves to have its very best places protected and enjoyed. That’s what …

Valle dell’Erica Resort Thalasso & SPA

Sardinia, Italy<p>This high-end family-run resort has excellent facilities, including four pools and a spa, and is bordered by a long sandy beach and 1,400 metres of unspoilt coastline. Luxurious rooms with verandas are discreetly hidden within scented shrubland.

13 Hikes to Beat the Summer Heat

196<p>SHARES<p>Zion National Park, UT<p><i>The Narrows</i><i>, 16 miles</i><p>One of the most bucket-listed hikes in the national parks is also a prime spot for avoiding …

Hiking

How to do Costa Rica - 8 independent itineraries for exploring the country

5. The Caribbean coast<p><i>Boat trips, jungle lodges, riverine wildlife (3 days)</i><p><b>Limón • Tortuguero village • Tortuguero NP</b><p>Take the 25-minute non-stop …

National Park Vacations - SmarterTravel

Are you dreaming of getting away to the great outdoors? If so, you’re not alone — national parks in the U.S. see more than 300 million visitors a …

National Parks

Best Hotels for Families in the Caribbean

Caribbean

The toddler who walked 300 miles before he was two! Backpacking child who has visited 40 states on his hiking odyssey

• <b>Bodhi Bennett, 2, takes part in hikes and rock climbing trips with his parents</b>• <b><br>He's climbed the most spectacular mountains in the U.S. and hiked</b> …

Hiking

Travel Guide To The Seychelles

The Seychelles is a nation of 115 islands scattered over 400,000sq km of Indian Ocean, a few degrees south of the equator. Some islands are grand and …

Seychelles

Six things you must do in the Seychelles: Beautiful beaches and birds of paradise

By<p>The Seychelles, a magical scattering of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean with pristine white-sand beaches, are many people's first choice for …

Beaches

Travel mad mum takes 10-week-old baby Esmé around the world while on maternity leave

The world's youngest backpacker: Nurse takes her 10-week-old baby around the globe for TEN MONTHS while on maternity leave (and now they're about to …

Pregnancy

10 Tourist-Free Adventure Destinations

National Parks

Yosemite Winter

Cocktails, calypso and crushing defeat: Why losing a cricket tournament on the paradise island of Antigua is still winning at life

• <b>West Indies cricket legend Sir Viv Richards watched Arthur Martin's cricket team get beaten by the Antigua Legends</b>• <b><br>Resort at St James' club is built</b> …

West Indies

Nat Geo Staff Picks: The Best of Montana

Montana’s beautiful national parks and charming small towns are more than enough reason to add the state to your next travel itinerary. Not sure where to start your tour of Big Sky Country? We’ve got you covered.<p><b>Here are a few of the National Geographic Travel team’s favorite spots in …

National Parks

Britain's best pub walks revealed: The stunning watering holes where you can enjoy the scenery (as well as a pint)

• <b>Tackle Glencoe's magical routes before stopping off for a drink and overlooking the Clachaig Inn's beautiful scenery</b>• <b><br>In the Cotswolds, walkers can</b> …

Scotland

The USA's wildest national parks

Craving adventure? Welcome to the USA's biggest, boldest and most beautiful national parks, from the Black Canyon of the Gunnison to Cuyahoga …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Trails

Holiday guide to Sardinia’s best beaches, plus restaurants and hotels

Sardinia has fantastic, gorgeous beaches. Liz Boulter loses herself among them, and picks the best, and surprisingly affordable, places to eat and stay<p>Italy offers so much to holidaymakers: food and wine, art and architecture, high peaks and bosomy Tuscan hills, but relatively few Brits come here …

Italy

10 of Britain’s best wild swimming spots

From haunted lakes to tidal pools and cliff diving spots, we can help you take a dip this weekend.<p>The weather is finally hotting up, grab your …

Incredible pictures of the world's most breathtaking waterfalls from the stunning frozen landscapes of Iceland to the rainforests of South America

• <b>While some are famous tourist destinations, such as Niagara Falls, some lesser known falls are just as beautiful</b>• <b><br>At the Plitvice Lakes National Park</b> …

Royal Weddings

Hidden paradise: Inside the stunning Portuguese islands with volcanoes and shining lakes that lie undiscovered to tourists

• <b>The Azores are part of the Portuguese archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean</b>• <b><br>The unspoilt islands boast craggy volcanic cones and brilliant blue lakes</b>• <b><br>Take</b> …

European Travel

Finally, the definitive bucket list: The Temples of Angkor, Great Barrier Reef and Machu Picchu lead the places you MUST see, say Lonely Planet's adventure experts

• <b>Travel website Lonely Planet has revealed the places that every traveller should visit</b>• <b><br>The list was compiled by travel experts and writers who rated</b> …

National Parks

When the journey really IS the best part: The scenic roads around the world that are guaranteed to drive you to distraction

• <b>If you are looking for an adventure trip away, why not opt for one of these incredible drives?</b> <b></b> <b></b>• <b><br>See some of the most beautiful places on earth such as</b> …

Hiking

A little piece of heaven called Hell, a castle buried deep among woodland beauty and place to tickle your senses, Britain's 20 most romantic hotels and B&Bs

All this week, we’ve been revealing the Glories of Secret Britain in a series of brilliant articles. And because readers have loved them so much, …

Sunroom

Adventurer converts his grandma's van into a mobile home enabling him to live and work on the road - clocking 60,000 miles so far

• <b>Travis Burke, 28, converted his grandma's 1994 Dodge Ram Van to become his dream adventure-mobile</b>• <b><br>He spent 16 months touring around stunning locations</b> …

RVs

Paradise on earth! Galapagos voted best island in the world by travellers (but the rest of the top 10 is just as stunning)

• <b>Galapagos Islands was named world's best by readers of the US-based Travel + Leisure magazine</b>• <b><br>The archipelago off the coast of South America was</b> …

Top 10

15 gorgeous colored-sand beaches around the world

Across the world are beaches filled with bright purple, pink, red, green, black, orange, and white sands.<p>Whether it's years of volcanic activity that give the sand its ashy black color or miniature coral fragments that mix with white sand to form a lovely pink hue, the results are breathtaking.<p>From …

PHOTO: 10 Most Romantic Islands in the World!

Yes, you CAN afford gorgeous beaches, secluded lodgings, and bragging rights to one of the top 10 hot-and-heavy island getaways on the planet.

Beaches

Wonder-filled trip of a lifetime along the Alaska Highway

<i>Three friends, an RV and a thirst to explore: Welcome to the ultimate road trip along the Alaska Highway. No billboards or motels, just 3,000 miles of glorious wilderness, scenery and memories.</i><p>We crossed the border into Canada in a driving rain at 11 p.m. on June 1. I didn't want to think about the …

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