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This incredible time lapse video of Iceland will make you want to go there immediately

A photographer has shared a stunning new time-lapse video of Iceland that showcases the diverse scenery and picturesque beauty that the country has to offer.<p>Created by Greek photographer Nick Kontostavlakis, the video features a range of striking locations such as Grotta Lighthouse in Reykjavik, …

Chefchaouen: four ways to explore 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 tourist town has plenty to offer. Embark on strenuous hillside hikes or idle strolls; bathe in mountain …

Travel

Top-Rated Tourist Attractions on Phuket Island

Phuket Island<p>Share:<p>Phuket is Thailand's largest island, and arguably the most famous. Blue waters, sandy beaches, great food, and diving are all part …

Looking to move? Discover the places voted most desirable to live in Britain

With its rugged landscapes and pretty harbour town of Portree, Skye has topped a list of the most desirable places to live in Britain, according to a new survey.<p>Woolacombe in Devon was in second place, with the popular Cornish holiday destinations of St Ives, Padstow and Newquay also in the top ten.<p>…

Ten National Parks For Fall Foliage

QT Luong is an expert on photographing in the national parks. Over the past 23 years he’s made more than 300 visits to all 59 parks. That’s 13 trips …

How to take photos of the moon

The largest supermoon in almost 70 years is coming November 14 – which means on November 15 you can expect a social media feed filled with lots of …

Tutorials

America’s Favorite Mountain Towns 2016

The country's most beloved mountain towns offer scenery out of a storybook, miles of hiking trails, and bewitching wildlife. And that's just the …

20 great UK walks with pubs, chosen by nature writers

Pull on your boots and enjoy the countryside in all its autumn glory. Ten of Britain’s best nature writers reveal their favourite routes – and where they like to refuel on the way<p>20 more UK walks with pub pit stops<p>1 Grassington, Yorkshire dales<p><b>Length: 11miles<br>Time: 5</b>½ <b>hours<br>Start/finish: Grassington</b> …

The 5 best new cameras for travelers

For travelers who are serious about their photos, smartphone snaps just don’t cut it—no matter how good the latest iPhone camera may be.<p>It’s almost …

How to safari in South Africa on a budget

A South African safari needn’t cost a packet. Our money-saving tips include going out of season, looking for online deals and doing what the locals do<p>The words “budget” and “safari” are not often found in the same sentence. Safaris are a notoriously expensive holiday choice. But there are ways to …

South Africa

7 Awe-Inspiring Places to Visit While the Leaves Are Changing

Is there anything more enchanting than the changing of the seasons? So much nostalgia is embedded in those color-changing leaves. As each one falls, …

See 6 of the Funniest Comedy Wildlife Photography Award Finalist Shots

From fish in the face to poop on the head, these funny animals aren’t having the best day

Wildlife

11 Savory Pies You Can Make in an Hour or Less

Raise your hand if you love pie. Us, too. So why shouldn’t you eat it for dinner? Here, 11 savory pies, tarts and galettes that come together in …

Recipes

Exploring Palau: what to do when you're not diving

Palau is famous for its underwater wonders, but there's more to Palau than just diving. This tiny country has lots of activities and attractions to keep travellers happy when they're not fully submerged. Kayaking, off-road driving, camping and scenic flights are all options. There's also plenty to …

Scuba Diving

The Okavango: why you need a safari in Botswana's delta

Sitting at the geographical heart of southern Africa, Botswana's Okavango Delta is the closest thing to Eden left on the planet. Amid the sandy thorn-scrub of the Kalahari Desert, its 15,000 square kilometres of champagne-coloured rivers, papyrus-choked reed beds and lily-covered lagoons represent …

How to be a better spotter: the golden rules of watching wildlife

Birdwatchers and other species of traveller with a passion for watching wildlife are a breed apart. Millions of them migrate across the globe every year in the hope of a sighting, spending serious money as they go.<p>The thrill of seeing an animal, however fleetingly, in its natural habitat has turned …

The Great Glen: coast to coast along Scotland’s rift valley

Scotland’s epic Great Glen is the gift of a dramatic tectonic collision that raised the Scottish Highlands and opened a giant crack across the entire width of the country. Surrounded by some of the UK’s highest mountains and filled with four immense lochs, the glen is rich in Highland heritage and …

Scotland

Wildlife-watching in the Danube Delta

Romania, land of eerie mountains and Vlad the Impaler – or so the stereotypes say. But the southeast of the country cradles a pristine wilderness of wetlands, forests and rocky steppe. As you bat away emperor dragonflies bigger than your hand, or watch tortoises lumber past to a deafening chorus of …

Why the Azores are Europe's secret islands of adventure

For in-the-know travellers, the Azores have long represented a beckoning blip on the radar of possible destinations. Recognition from Unesco and other organisations has helped that blip to pulse more brightly over the years.<p>But most people still know little, if anything, about this far-flung …

European Travel

Langkawi beyond the beach: 9 great reasons to visit the Jewel of Kedah

It has long been known for its exquisite beaches, but, like one of its exotic butterfly species, the Malaysian archipelago of Langkawi is also revealing itself as a holiday destination for visitors looking for more than just beach-bumming. Read on for nine other great reasons to visit the 'Jewel of …

Wild isles: seven great wildlife experiences off Britain's coast

Brilliant blue seas teeming with marine life. Cliff faces bearing vast, precarious colonies of sea birds. Moorland roamed by hulking deer. The UK’s islands are beautiful and most are largely untouched, making them wonderful places to see the very best in British wildlife.<p>Basking sharks are frequent …

The Best Fall Hikes in the U.S.

With fall foliage in full effect, there's no better time to pull on your boots and take a hike. After all, unlike the heat and humidity that come …

Hiking

52 BEST Breakfast Oatmeal Recipes

<i>Over 50 new and delicious ways to eat your favorite breakfast! Try these BEST breakfast oatmeal recipes for a delightfully yummy reason to wake up in</i> …

Breakfast

16 Homemade Trail Mixes For Very Happy Snacking

After realizing how easy it is to make your own trail mix, you'll ditch the store-bought kind for good. Infinitely tastier and healthier, DIY trail mix allows you to precisely measure everything that goes into it and customize it to your preference. These trail mixes make for the perfect desk-side …

The funniest animal photos of 2015 revealed

The above image of a wild hamster, cheeks filled with food, expression of quiet determination writ large across its furry brow, has been named the funniest animal photo of the year at the inaugural Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.<p>The hamster, or rather Julian Rad, the Austrian who captured it, …

Nikon D750

Best of the Rockies: how to choose a national park

If you're like most, you probably already have an image in your mind of what the Rocky Mountain region is like – a string of jagged, snow-capped peaks, a wide-open meadow or a sheer-walled river canyon. But it’s a big territory. Where do you even begin?<p>Rocky Mountain National Park in the fall. …

Getting back to nature in Baja California Sur

You can (and many do) head to the Cabo resorts of Baja California Sur and do nothing more energetic than raise your arm by the pool to order another cocktail – but you’d be missing out on the chance to experience the natural wonders that this part of Mexico has to offer. Marvel at the marinelife …

Eight must-see spots in Iceland's wild west

Iceland’s tourism boom is bringing planeloads of happy explorers to popular routes like the Golden Circle. Yet just one hour north of Reykjavík, grand West Iceland remains off the beaten track.<p>It unfurls in a spectacular array of ice caves, lava tubes and open sea, while its petite towns offer …

Botswana: the rewards of self-drive safaris

Botswana may have a reputation as the most exclusive safari destination in Africa, but it does offer an incredibly tempting alternative to the fly-in, upmarket-tented-camp experience: the more budget-friendly self-drive safari.<p>Botswana is made for road (and road-less) trips – it is big-sky country, …

South Africa

Top 10 Things to do When Your New Camera Arrives

I recently found myself in the position of having to buy a new camera. It is an exciting time, but the new camera will take some getting used to.Once …

Tutorials