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10 natural wonders in the United States that set records | CNN Travel

Little Big Easy Guide to New Orleans

Lush street views. All photos by Jeralyn Gerba<p><i>By Jeralyn Gerba for Fathom</i> | New Orleans is one big, beautiful rag-tag gang of party people. It's the one place in America where it's always time to eat a great meal, join a band, booze on the street, start a parade, and wear a feather boa. …

Top ten experiences in Tasmania

Tasmania is still Australia, but beguilingly and bewitchingly it’s just that little bit different. It’s compact enough to ‘do’ in a week and layered enough to keep bringing you back. The island state produces gourmet food and wine, and a flourishing arts scene and a burgeoning urban cool point to a …

Best Places to Party Around the World

Vacation is the time to kick back, relax…and have one hell of a party. A new book rounds up the best places to experience a new culture by getting …

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

The Ultimate (Affordable!) Tropical Vacation

<i>Photo Courtesy of Whitney Tressel. Article by Whitney Tressel of Budget Travel.</i><p>We can almost guarantee that if you haven't been to Costa Rica yet, one of your travel-crazy friends has. And they've told you all about it, right? The beaches and the rain forests. The food. The eco-resorts. And, of …

Authentic Old West Road Trip

From the May/June 2011 issue of National Geographic Traveler<p>There are few places where the Old West remains free from the T-shirt stores and other detritus of modern-day tourism, but northeastern New Mexico is one of them. A harsh, starkly beautiful landscape marked by prairies, volcanoes, pioneer …

Santa Fe

14 Hipster-Friendly Hotels Around The World

But what if your tastes aren't so easily defined? What if you're just as interested in brown-bagging it on a rooftop as you are in a five-star meal? Dive-bar environments with mint Danish design? What if you're a hip/ster creative-minded millennial?<p>With more and more of us wanting something that's …

A Guide to Singapore’s Hawker Food Culture

The spicy broth steamed up my glasses as I pulled the long, golden noodles from the bowl of <i>prawn mee</i> in front of me. If that chili-infused dish didn’t satisfy my hunger, the bowl of savory fish ball soup next to it would, or even the <i>shu mai</i> dumplings next to that.<p>These were a few of the delicacies …

The world's best multi-day treks...without high altitudes

Love trekking but suffer from altitude sickness? Or do you just want to want to enjoy a good trek without worrying about acclimatising? Altitude sickness, which usually kicks in around 2500-3000 metres (8200-9850 feet) and higher, affects some (but not all) of us, no matter how healthy you are.<p>And …

A guide to the eateries of Spain

Restaurants have been a part of Spanish culture for centuries. Indeed Spain is home to the oldest surviving restaurant in the world. According to the Guinness book that would be Sobrino de Botín (established 1725) just off Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Botín is merely the oldest and you’ll find many other …

Barcelona

Backpacking Supplies: 10 Things You Didn't Think You Needed For A Journey Across The World

Getting ready for a backpacking trip is an art. You have to fit everything you need to survive into a bag that looked a whole lot bigger in the store. Even if you've stuffed in essentials like clothes, medicines, and travel documents, there are a few things that may not have occurred to add to your …

Motorcycle Armor

The exoskeletons enjoyed by insects and crustaceans have a big advantage over our endoskeletons. In the event of an impact, they distribute force over a greater surface area and reduce the damage sustained in any one location.<p>If that sounds like the sort of thing you’d like to have strapped over …

Off-roading

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

The village at the end of the world, struggling for its survival

With a dwindling population and the modern world encroaching, Niaqornat, one of Greenland’s most remote settlements, was on the verge of extinction …

Sunday Supper: Grilled Beef Kebabs with Yogurt-Mint Sauce and Onion Salad

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>I recently embarked on an olive oil tour in Turkey and was pleasantly surprised by what I found: liquid gold rivaling its Mediterranean counterparts. I …

Sunday Brunch: Eggs Baked in Avocado

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>If your first response to a baked avocado dish is "gross," I beg you to consider …

White-sand beaches stretch along Detwah Lagoon in Socotra. The isolated island is 220 miles from mainland Yemen. http://on.natgeo.com/11xVfLI Photograph by Michael Melford, National Geographic

Morphed Animals Created Weird New Species in Funny Mashup Series

What if different species could mate? Redditor gyyp imagines just what that would look like and shares his Photoshopped creations for the world to look on in disbelief and wonder. The photo manipulator's <i>Weird Animals</i> collection pairs ducks with elephants, pugs with gorillas, guinea pigs with …

Mashups

The Ten Car Brands With The Worst Drivers

There are the kinds of drivers who make a u-turn on the highway and cut off half a dozen lanes of traffic to get to an exit. <i>Jalopnik</i> readers know …

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