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Alaska’s Lost Coast: Welcome to the Last Frontier

A twinge of nervous energy flowed through my body as I entered the small, metal airport terminal in Yakutat in search of my companion for the Lost Coast expedition ahead. Amongst a dispersed crowd of tourists dressed in chic outdoor gear and a handful of locals, Iris was easy to pick out. A thick …

Best places to shop for travel gear and gadgets

Gadgets. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they're rapidly becoming part of the traveller's arsenal. But that doesn't mean you have to spend a fortune: next time you’re planning a trip overseas, consider taking along your travel tech shopping list. You can save plenty of cash if you know where to shop - and …

Hong Kong

Island-Hopping in Croatia: from Dubrovnik to Split

For years, we’d been hearing about Croatia and the sparkling Dalmatian Coast. The Balkan country had always appealed to us, with the inviting …

10 Best Places to Buy a Vacation Home

With the summer months behind us, many of us hold on to more permanent dreams of paradise by considering the purchase of a vacation home. According to the National Association of Realtors, this dream is increasingly becoming a reality for buyers with a 10 percent increase in the sale of vacation …

Vacation Homes

Island hopping off Cambodia's coast

Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island for you.<p>Lapped by the lapis-hued waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the scattering of islands in …

Asia Travel

Travel tips: how to pick the best group tour

Most of us only get a few weeks of holiday each year. When time is of the essence, it can feel good to delegate all the travel planning to someone else. Slow, independent journeys will, of course, always be the cheapest form of travelling, but they're not entirely practical if you don't want to …

Travel Industry

Beyond America's Cup: Sailing in New Zealand

"There's nothing in the world -- and no place in world -- like sailing in the South Pacific," said Warren Douglas, head of communications for Emirates Team New Zealand team.<p>San Francisco is playing host to the world's most prestigious sailing competition, the 34th America's Cup. New Zealand -- the …

Sailing

Add Some Adventure To Your Travels With These Ideas

Need some adventure travel inspiration? In a world filled with extreme activities, here's a couple to get your ideas flowing, inexperienced or not.<p>For those who will go the extra mile for the photo-op, visit one of the many viewing platforms around the world. The views are reason enough to make an …

11 Keys To Happiness From Other Cultures

You can hoard all the shot glasses you want on your next trip, but they’re not going to guide you to a higher echelon of personal fulfillment.<p>Take home a cultural souvenir instead! These 11 habits from other cultures are small changes that could mean big payoffs in your happiness levels. Try one …

9 Reasons Train Travel Is The Best

Train travel is easily the most underrated form of long-distance travel out there.<p>Air travel certainly has its ups and downs, and long car trips can easily go awry. But train travel? Under most circumstances, is stress-free.<p>Of course, trains can't get you everywhere -- they can't cross oceans, and …

10 ways to get in touch with the natural world

GETTING IN TOUCH with the natural world where I live, in the mountains of British Columbia, isn’t very difficult. I just need to step out of my …

Some of the 25 Beautiful Rainbow Pictures assembled by Ants Magazine

Some of the <i>25 Beautiful Rainbow Pictures</i> assembled by Ants Magazine. Click on the images for captions and visit the gallery for more rainbows.

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Hiking

The Most Astounding Aerial Photography Ever Seen

1 of 40<p>Fort Bourtange in the Netherlands.<p>2 of 40<p>Glacial river, Iceland.<p>3 of 40<p>Over 2 million pilgrims occupy this make-shift tent city outside of …

New York City

Beautiful Glowing Portraits of a Bobtail Squid

In this series, entitled <i>Bobtail Squid</i>, underwater photographer Todd Bretl documents the magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. The creatively composed shots transform eight curled arms and a round body into beautifully abstract shapes floating against a stark, black background.<p>Bretl was …

Photography

Stunning Aerial Photography of Poland's Lakes Shot Across Four Seasons

Photographer Kacper Kowalski’s aerial photos of Poland make for a flattering introduction to the country. Protruding into the southern Baltic sea, …

Beautiful Night Sky Timelapse Photography of Utah

Many photographers complain about not having enough time in their schedule to shoot for themselves. Clients’ work takes priority over their own …

Nikon 1 AW1: pros and cons, how-to, news and more - CNET

Nikon 1 AW1<p>Lexy Savvides 13 November 2013<p>Don't expect a lightweight camera when you pick up the AW1. It means business -- waterproof business.<p>That's …

Camera showdown: iPhone 5s vs. iPhone 5 vs. HTC One vs. Lumia 1020 vs. Galaxy S4

Nikon Reveals the AW1, the World’s First Waterproof and Shockproof Digital ILC

We told you yesterday to watch out for a “rugged” Nikon 1 announcement in the next 24-hours, and lo and behold, it happened. Introducing the Nikon 1 …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 – winning pictures

Australian photographer Mark Gee has beaten more than a thousand amateur and professional photographers from around the planet to win the title Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013. The competition is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich and BBC Sky at Night Magazine. The winners, runners-up …

Photographer Captures Incredible Photos of Planes in Front of the Sun and Moon

In search of a difficult photo project? Try photographing airplanes passing in front of the sun and the moon. That’s what French photographer …

Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

European Travel

8 Simple Ways to Improve Your Photography Skills Starting Today

“Practice makes perfect,” they say. It’s such a clichéd statement — most people probably roll their eyes when they hear it. Me too.<p>But guess what? …

14 Favorite Fall Destinations

The world turns and seasons change—summer has passed and led us into gentler autumn with its changing leaves and more rigid schedule. The kids are back in school, and work is revving back up again, but there is no such thing as a bad time to go wandering.<p>Next month, National Geographic will release …