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Patagonia: The Wild Place at the End of the World

The southernmost region of South America is huge in every way: Patagonia is twice the size of California and home to some of the biggest landscapes and adventures on the planet. Head south for stunning landscapes, ridiculous fishing, rugged trekking, roadside asados, and a 100 percent chance of …

South America

In Vietnam, World's Largest Cave Passage

A giant cave column swagged in flowstone towers over explorers swimming through the depths of Hang Ken, one of 20 new caves discovered last year in Vietnam.<p>A climber ascends a shaft of light in Loong Con, where humidity rises into cool air and forms clouds inside the cave.<p>A half-mile block of …

Top 10 Scenic Rides

There are certain travel destinations that are more about the journey than the destination. If you are planning to go on vacation soon, it’s not just …

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

10 of the easiest mountains to climb around the world

Ahead of the Kendal Mountain Festival, Tori James – the youngest British woman to climb Everest – chooses 10 mountains for hill-walkers who want to progress to higher altitudes and multi-day treks<p>UK<p>Garth Hill, Gwaelod-y-Garth, Cardiff<p>At 307 metres, Garth is classed as a “Marilyn” (a hill with a …

2014's Best Hotels in The World

Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014.<p>Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

Vietnam

Life on Flores, the Indonesian island that time forgot

A trip across Flores is like stepping back into the Indonesia of William Dampier and Joseph Conrad. Buffalo still plough the fields here and old women still chew betel nut while they weave fine <i>ikat</i> textiles by hand in the old ways. Flores is more than twice the size of Bali yet, until recently, has …

Asia Travel

How to get off the beaten track...anywhere

Even the world’s most popular destinations have hidden delights - back alleys and secret doorways that let you glimpse a place from a fresh angle or even experience it free from the crowds.<p>Much like a detective, finding how and where to get off the beaten path, be that far from the tourist trail or …

Asia Travel

The essential guide to backpacking China's Silk Road

The section of the ancient Silk Road that runs through China is an epic journey through desert dunes to the end of the Great Wall, a length of pink mud that ends abruptly in the magnificent beige towers of the Jiayuguan Fort.<p>This is not a voyage that many travellers experience; it's often and …

Asia Travel

How to Make a Hall Tree

Shares 149<p>Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today,<p>To join this chest with this door…<p>And this chest and this door,<p>To have and to hold your keys, …

Hats

18 DIY Outdoor Furniture Projects That Will Transform Your Garden

Relax in style this summer with these amazing outdoor furniture projects.<p>Get in the garden and enjoy the sun in ultimate comfort with a homemade …

Landscaping

Four ways to explore Chefchaouen, Morocco's blue city

Chefchaouen is an otherworldly escape nestled in Morocco’s Rif Mountains. As well as its distinctive palette of blue and white buildings, a striking contrast with the arid setting, this popular town has plenty to offer. Embark on strenuous hillside hikes or idle strolls, bathe in mountain streams, …

Spices

Nat Geo Staff Picks: America’s Best Beach Towns

Is there a magic formula for the perfect beach town? No, but America could offer up more than a few candidates if they were doling out the title.<p><b>Here are just a few of them, recommended by Nat Geo Travel staffers:</b><p><b>Cannon Beach, Oregon:</b> “At only an hour-and-a-half drive away, Cannon Beach was an easy …

Mother City markets: where to shop 'til you drop in Cape Town

The fervour for markets in South Africa's Cape Town has a long history, but the city's market scene has experienced a renaissance in recent years, with artisan foods, craft beers and designer goods drawing crowds across the 'Mother City'.<p>In the late 18th century in cobbled Greenmarket Square, the …

Cape Town

10 Unique Train Trips

Love train travel? These railways offer a unique window on the world, cutting a swath through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth:<p><b>1. Cass Scenic Railroad (West Virginia)</b><p>The steam trains climb the 11 miles (18 km) from Cass to the 4,842-ft-high (1,476 m) summit of Bald Knob, which has …

Our favourite images of the week

From the coffee culture in Bosnia-Hercegovina to the train that takes on Alaska’s Mt McKinley, these are some of the most awe-inspiring travel photos from around the world.

National Parks

10 bares cojonudos de Granada >> Paco Nadal >> El Viajero >> Blogs EL PAÍS

<b>Los Diamantes (Navas, 26)</b><p>Un clásico entre los clásicos, abierto desde 1942. Siempre está a tope y hay que entrar a la carga para hacerse un hueco. …

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

Swimming

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

11 Things to Love About Williamsburg

Destinations often call to mind other locales. Quebec City has a whiff of Paris to it, Laguna Beach can feel vaguely Italian, and the horse farms of New York’s Hudson Valley offer whispers of the English countryside.<p><b>Williamsburg</b>–founded in 1632 as Middle Plantation–is so completely American, with …

Top 10 pensiones and guesthouses on a budget in Tuscany

Forget the overpriced stereotype - we show you where to stay in comfort in Tuscany without burning a hole in your wallet<p>Villa Rosa, Panzano, Chianti<p>You can't miss the striking, deep pink and grey house set just above the road from Panzano to Radda in the northern reaches of Chianti. Not your …

African safari alternatives that don't cost a fortune

The Big Five (buffalo, lion, leopard, elephant and rhinoceros) sometimes elude safari goers in more ways than one. Rates for a five-night luxury safari - including guided wildlife drives, sunset cocktails, and tents with more puffy pillows than London's Ritz Hotel - can cost anywhere between …

Wildlife

Nuevo camino para apreciar Machu Picchu

Investigadores del Parque Arqueológico de Machu Picchu han descubierto un nuevo tramo del camino inca que conduce a la zona de Wayraqtambo, desde …

California's top experiences

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored.<p>Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative coast.<p>…

California

British log cabins: four of the best

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Best beaches and small islands for travel in 2014

2014 is the International Year of Small Island Developing States: tiny, remote and environmentally vulnerable spots. Here are 10 that need you – and are glorious too!<p>Palau<p>Snorkelling in Jellyfish Lake, Palau. Image by Reinhard Dirscherl / Waterframe / Getty Images.<p>The Micronesian nation of Palau …

Papua New Guinea