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26 places you should visit before they disappear forever

But because of climate change and human carelessness, some of them are in danger of disappearing in the next 100 years — or even sooner.<p>From Patagonia's glaciers to Africa's Congo Basin, these threatened natural wonders span the globe.<p>Keep scrolling to see where you should visit sooner rather than …

32 photos that will make you want to travel to Mexico

Ancient ruins, white sand beaches, azure waters, bustling cities — Mexico's draws are numerous.<p>We found some of the best photos of the diverse country that are sure to spark your wanderlust.<p>Keep scrolling to see why Mexico should be your next destination.

Top 10 national parks in California

California has an array of incredible national parks from snow-capped mountains to sparkling shorelines, volcanoes to desert there is no end to its …

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10 Best Easy Hikes with Big Rewards

There are few things better than a long, tough hike—except maybe a short, easy hike that puts you in the thick of the wild in a hurry. Short hikes are ideal for those people who say they don’t like to hike—your grandmother, your new significant other, maybe even you. And who knows, once those …

12 incredible journeys around Scotland - by road, rail, foot and bike

From Harry Potter railways to the Highland version of Route 66, Telegraph Travel rounds up the best journeys to take around Scotland by train, car, bicycle and on foot.<p>Train<p>1. The Caledonian Sleeper<p>You’ve got to get there first, right? And there’s no better way to arrive in Scotland than on the …

Best 15 Trekking Tours in Nepal Himalayas | Nepal Tourism

Beach vacations and city breaks are expected to be the most popular escapades chosen by solo travelers as well as families when it comes to choosing …

12 Epic Adventures You Need to Have Before You Die

1.1K<p>SHARES<p>Spend a little or spend a lot. Tackle a big challenge or take it easy. Whatever you do, get out there. The world won’t give you an …

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Italy’s Lesser Known UNESCO World Heritage Sites

From the awe-inspiring Dolomites to the fairy-tale village of Alberobello, discover Italy’s road less traveled.<p>Each year, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee convenes to discuss which cultural and natural sites around the world merit recognition for their “outstanding value to humanity,” a status …

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10 Crazy Beautiful Hot Springs Around The World

Honestly speaking, most of the options to warm up on a cold day are kind of uncool. No offense to those who partake, but wrapping yourself up in a …

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The 15 most scenic bike trails across America

The best hiking trails in America may take you trekking past some of nature’s magnificent vistas, but biking is the way to go if you’re looking to …

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These 20 photos will make you want to drop everything and go to China

Not all of China is factory’s and pollution; it’s vast and diverse territory endows the country with some of the most beautiful natural scenery on …

15 National Parks That Should Be On Your Bucket List

America the beautiful.

10 of the best alternative city breaks in Europe

If you’re after a fresh spin on the city break look beyond the usual big names for more cool culture and great sights. Here’s our list for 2016<p>• <b>Alt. city breaks 2015</b><p><b>Why go?</b> The island of Malta itself is a sight to behold but within the walled city of its capital, Valletta, built by the Knights of …

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14 Mind-Blowing Historical Locations For Your Bucket List

<b>The world is full of incredible ancient places, some are known by millions and global icons, others are obscure, hidden and forgotten by all except the most geeky history buff. For the cultural traveller there is so much to explore that you'll have to put the effort in to discover everything. But</b> …

Top 10 Staggering Italian Lakes

Italy is the country that has it all: the wealthiest historic heritage, art as well as pristine nature: from the mountains to sandy beaches, from …

Top 10 Places to Stand on the Edge of the World

If you wish to admire the view, when it seems that the entire world lies under your feet, look no further and consider visiting these ten great spots.

The Most Tranquil Spas in the World: Gold List 2016

Vacations are all about relaxing, right? There's nowhere finer for doing that than these world-class hotel and resort spas, which offer everything from soaks in hydrating gold water to a stretch out on a sand quartz bed.

Top 10 family adventure holidays in Europe

These family-friendly adventure holidays answer the call of the wild – but are perfectly doable for a wide range of ages<p>With dramatic mountains all around, this self-guided cycling holiday with Saddle Skedaddle starting in Fügen (closest airport Innsbruck, 40 minutes’ drive) is along quiet cycle …

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Alpine ski resorts: Europe's 10 most beautiful | CNN Travel

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World's Best Hikes: New Trails for a New Year

Ready for a real New Year’s resolution? Why not commit to setting your feet on a brand-new long-distance hiking trail? Trail advocacy groups and volunteers across the globe have been busy over the past few years conceiving of and building new pathways that take hikers on a tour of their locations' …

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Top 10 Reasons to Go to China

China is huge and unfathomable. So many natural wonders, historic jewels and futuristic metropolis.

Gizmodo Photo Guide: Tips For Shooting The Night Sky

Want to get outside and snap some amazing photographs of the night sky, of some stunning moonlit landscapes and time-lapse starlight trails? Here are …

Landscape Photography

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

Top 10 Magnificent Asian Resorts

Climate in south Asia stays warm longer than in Europe, therefore if you haven't had your summer holiday yet, you may want to consider going later in …

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

The Great American Craft Beer Road Trip

A 12,299-mile journey through 70 of the best breweries in the U.S.<p>There are many ways to do the great American road trip. You could, for instance, follow in the footsteps of your literary heroes. Or track the temperate path of 70-degree weather. Or—and this is one I’ve been meaning to do—you could …

Life-changing trips: 17 places that can reshape your world | CNN Travel

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