Marga Enriquez

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The Sad, Perfect End of Kim Yuna's Figure-Skating Reign

The 2010 Olympic champion from South Korea announced her retirement on Thursday after a virtually flawless, silver medal-winning skate—one that many believe should have won gold.<p>Four years ago this month, South Korea’s Kim Yuna became the undisputed queen of figure skating.<p>Her nickname had been …

Who’s funding 7107 Int'l Music Festival?

MANILA, Philippines – It’s an event that’s too good to be true.<p>One of the world’s most popular bands, a world-class DJ, other stellar international …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

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Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

The World's Most Bizarre Tourist Attractions

From the strange to the creepy to the gross, cities around the world have some bizarre tourist attractions.<p>Whether you have a love of all things odd or are looking for a break from everyday museums and monuments, these weird attractions are a must-see.<p>Check out some of the world's most bizarre …

12 Movies That Are Just As Good As The Books They're Based On

There are dozens of book adaptations coming out this fall, both promising and ridiculous ("12 Years a Slave" and "Adore," respectively. How could they do that to Doris Lessing?).<p>Book lovers may be wary of heading to the theatre unless they've already at least thumbed through the original work, but …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

The Seychelles for independent travellers

With stunning beaches and brilliant blue seas, it’s hardly surprising the Seychelles rank among the world’s most idyllic island getaways.<p>Marooned in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this archipelago of 115 islands is notoriously exclusive (and expensive), and if you simply couldn’t imagine …

The world's greatest bookshops

Bookshops are a traveller's best friend: they provide convenient shelter and diversion in bad weather, they're a reliable source of maps, notebooks, and travel guides, they often host readings and other cultural events, and if you raced through your lone paperback on the first leg of your trip, the …

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"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

Seven Game of Thrones-inspired Getaways

I wouldn't want to visit Westeros and Essos, the fictional continents in <i>Game of Thrones</i>, even if I could (I mean, even weddings aren't off limits for bloodshed). But for fans of the HBO show, its exotic setting can leap off the screen sans medieval maelstrom when you whisk off to these …

Underwater Hotels: Five Things You Need To Know (PHOTOS)

Underwater hotels have been the talk of extreme vacationing for a few years now, with new visions of aquatic resorts surfacing each year.<p>From the Poseidon Undersea Resort in Fiji to the Discus Hotel in Dubai, these proposed hotels-of-the-future would allow travelers to sleep in the sea, and offer …