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Skiing in Australia on the cheap: how to save money on the slopes

When I was a child of maybe 10 years old I vividly remember having a calamitous stack while skiing at an Australian ski resort and losing my left ski down a mountainside.<p>The thing that stays with me was having to face my mum and dad back at the ski lodge to explain why I had returned to the lodge …

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Photograph: AAP<p>Port Douglas, an hour’s (beautiful) drive from Cairns.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/26/1432622364694/cce973b9-e793-4fe2-bc61-fa6312c20c5c-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: AAP<p>Port Douglas, an hour’s (beautiful) drive from …

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Harmony Between Nature and Mankind.

by Thomas Brault<p>The people who welcomed us often told us that we had not chosen the best time. A few weeks earlier, we would have been able to admire …

Mongolia’s lost secrets in pictures: the Kazakh horsemen

The wild and remote western edge of Mongolia is home to a group of Kazakh nomads. Here, among the soaring Altai Mountains, which climb up to 4100 metres, the nomads have lived an isolated existence for hundreds of years. On this rugged frontier, there are no paved roads and the horse is central to …

What are the world's safest airlines?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Aviation website AirlineRatings.com has just released its annual list of the world's 10 safest airlines.<p>Once again, Australian airline Qantas grabs the top spot.<p>"Qantas continues to lead the industry with safety innovations and its fleet is now the youngest -- 7.9 years -- it has been since …

The Unforgettable Trek Up Mount Roraima (Or What I Did Last Week)

On the triple border between Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana lies one of the crown jewels of Canaima National Park. Mount Roraima is a 2-billion-year-old, 3,000+ meter high rock that served as inspiration for the wondrous landscape in the film <i>Up</i>. Any hikers visiting South America should consider …

Exploring Argentina and Chile by bus

First-time visitors to the southern cone of South America arrive in Buenos Aires or Santiago with visions of glaciers, waterfalls, penguin colonies, vineyards, the baby whales off the Patagonian coast and the dramatic spires of Torres del Paine.<p>Argentina and Chile have all of this, and more – but …

Mongolia's lost secrets in pictures: the last Tuvan shaman

The high Altai Mountains region of far western Mongolia is a wild, dramatic and exhilarating land where eagles circling overhead are commonplace and glacier-ravaged mountains and ridges soar above 4100 metres. Tucked away in this remote corner of the world, near the borders of China, Kazakhstan and …

4 Essential Considerations to Help You Create Excellent Macro Photographs

I may be biased, but I think the appeal of macro photography is rather obvious: the wonder and fascination of being able to capture in fine, …

How to do Sydney on a Budget

How to take a photo in a rainforest (and other tricky conditions)

Every new situation throws up different challenges for the photographer, but some conditions consistently raise the most questions: shooting when the light is either very low indoors or under the dense canopy of a rainforest or the very bright conditions often encountered in deserts and around snow.<p>…

Night Mongolia

On a cultural high in Tasmania

No experience of Hobart, Tasmania's capital city, is symmetrical. Skirted by a diverse ecosystem of rainforest, mountain and beaches, it's as far …

Driving through the wilderness on Chile's Carretera Austral

The Carretera Austral begins where Chile’s Lakes District ends, snaking south for 1240km into a land of dense forests, snow-tipped mountains, glacial streams, islands and swift-flowing rivers.<p>When you hear the term 'Southern Highway', you might imagine an orderly, well-paved route through the …

Escape the mall: the green spaces of Singapore

Tiny Singapore is packed with flats, malls, soaring skyscrapers…and a surprising amount of green belts and interesting offshore islands. Next time you’re visiting this city-state, why not trade a jaunt in a mall for a walk in the park? Just remember to bring a hat, water and sunscreen.<p>Pulau …

A clockwise tour of eastern Mongolia

Solitude, remoteness and a sense of boundless space draws the most adventurous travellers to the little-visited hills, mountains and grasslands of eastern Mongolia.<p>The country's extreme east is so hostile to human habitation that even the nomads’ gers are few and far between. Here you can gallop …

What to pack? Gear for every situation

Okay, not <i>every</i> situation. But we've carefully pondered various scenarios travellers might encounter on the road and come up with some suggestions and tips. What's the ultimate set of accessories for a bar crawl? What should you take if you're visiting somewhere prone to four-seasons-in-a-day …

Three days in Bruny Island, Tasmania – travel guide

Standing 3,000km from Antarctica, Bruny might as well be the end of the earth. The small island, situated at the southern point of Tasmania, is a secluded escape for Australian holiday goers and, increasingly, foreign tourists seeking breathtaking walks in the wilderness coupled with exquisite …

32 Surreal Places On Earth That Belong In A Dream. I’ve Never Wanted To Travel So Badly…

Share the post "32 Surreal Places On Earth That Belong In A Dream. I’ve Never Wanted To Travel So Badly…"<p>Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia<p>During the rainy …

Crazy perspective on Angel Falls, Venezuela that shows just how tall this waterfall is! Photo: http://bit.ly/1euZFvF

When to Fly and Buy on Hopper

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PHOTOS: 10 Best Budget Destinations for 2014

With amazing food, glorious public spaces, and unparalleled museums, theme parks, and beaches, the only thing “budget” about these world-class …

Southern India’s stunning secret

In the south Indian state of Karnataka, pristine backwaters lie untouched, dotted with sleepy hamlets, and the seaside beaches and fertile hill country remain equally undiscovered.<p>While Goa and Kerala have the most well known beaches and backwaters in India, today these palm-fringed lagoons teem …

The 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is now accepting submissions. Official categories include: Travel Portraits; Outdoor …

The Beginner’s Guide to Clean Eating

Shares 2.1K<p>Photo: Pond5<p>“Don’t eat anything your great-great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food,” writer and activist Michael Pollan has famously …

7 Common Portrait Mistakes and How to Fix Each One

Portraiture is one of the most popular genres of photography around. It’s also one of the most challenging. It takes many long hours of practice …

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Don't Miss These 7 Incredible Tutorials on Strobe Lighting for Portraits

As much as we love natural light, there are times when you have to rely on artificial light to create striking portrait images. Artificial lighting …

Tutorials

A Quick Rundown of 5 Non-Traditional Camera Lenses

Every photographer has a go-to lens — the one lens that is on their camera as often as possible, the one lens that performs admirably under just …