Katie Conley

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The most adorable first flight ever

It’s taken these two grandmothers more than 70 years to travel on a plane – but when they finally do, the result is incredibly heartwarming.<p>Do you remember your first flight? For many of us at BBC Travel, the answer is no. We’ve taken to the skies so often that the trips seem to merge into one – …

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2014. First prize winner will receive an 8-day Alaskan expedition for two. National Geographic was once more kind enough to allow me to share some of the early …

Road Trip: Route 66

Get your kicks on Route 66 and experience the ultimate all-American road trip from Illinois to California.<p>They say driving Route 66, the iconic 2,400-mile road connecting Chicago with Santa Monica, sneaks us into a bygone America, an era of neon signs and mom-and-pop diners. This waits for us, just …

Five small, strange restaurants

A handful of restaurants across the globe are skipping big dining rooms in favour of more intimate spaces. Of course, staying small does not mean sacrificing substance.<p>Big flavour doesn’t need big space. A handful of restaurants across the globe are proving this by skipping large dining rooms in …

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 …

Mali reports 3 suspected cases of Ebola fever

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Residents in the Malian capital say panic over suspected cases of Ebola has prompted public demonstrations.<p>Ibrahim Coullibaly, …

14 legendary natural wonders of South America

Tucked in a corner at the borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, the 275 falls of Iguazu dwarf Niagara and have to be one of the most amazing …

Who was the real St Patrick?

The details of St Patrick’s life remain murky – but tracking his legendary footsteps across Ireland is both peaceful and spectacular.<p>Those who wish to pay homage to St Patrick on 17 March could attend a parade, don an outlandish green costume or swig a pint (or several – twice as much Guinness …

Best Spring Trips 2014

Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring getaway. …

Travel Photography

The biggest Carnival to date?

With 2014 marking the first of two very important years for Brazil, BBC Travel went behind the scenes with some of the city’s largest and most popular samba schools.

Chile’s land of ice-blue lakes

All you need is a sturdy bike, a knack for light packing and a sense of adventure to explore Patagonia before it changes forever.<p>The Carretera Austral could be one of the most spectacular and challenging cycle tours in the world. It is made of endless stretches of empty dirt roads surrounded by …

A Small Brooklyn Townhouse with Exotic Details and Luscious Colors

Miles Redd uses rich hues and exotic details.<p>This is decorating with a capital D. Miles Redd transforms a small, two-rooms-per-floor townhouse in Brooklyn into with rich color, exotic accents, and gorgeous wallpapers.

Interior Design

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Portraits of Children Around the World and Where They Sleep

<b>Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil</b><p>Where Children Sleep is an eye-opening project by photographer James Mollison that takes a look at children from all across the globe and the diverse environments they go to sleep in. The series presents a portrait of each child or adolescent accompanied by a shot of …

Wet Dog portraits - in pictures

"Wet Dog is a series on dogs being washed during their grooming sessions. The way the water plays with their hair in a very painterly manner, and their facial expressions as the water is poured on them creates striking portraits" - photographer Sophie Gamand