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Escape the noise with Patagonia’s best alternative experiences

In Patagonia it’s the silence that hits you first. Then the landscapes – the snow-dusted mountains rising up like dollops of whipped cream; the shimmering lakes; the aquamarine icebergs that float past giant, jagged glaciers, crashing and calving their way into the milky blue water below.<p>These …

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How to explore Bogotá on a budget

With a myriad of free and low-budget outdoor and cultural activities to choose from, a wallet full of cash is unnecessary for travelers wanting to discover the ins and outs of Colombia’s capital city, Bogotá. Here’s how to get more bang for your peso.<p><b>Bogotá walks</b><p>With several free walking tours to …

Top 10 Treks Around the World

One of the best ways to discover a foreign country is to walk the land, sleep under the stars, admire the natural beauty and swap smiles with locals …

Backcountry basics: going off-piste in the Alps

Skiing and snowboarding off-piste, away from the marked trails and into the great white wildness of the mountain, is one of winter sports’ greatest thrills – and the Alps is one of <i>the</i> best places to do it. When conditions are good, and you sweep seemingly effortlessly down great stretches of snow, …

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 …

Independent traveller's guide to skiing in Kyrgyzstan

While Kyrgyzstan's Tien Shan mountains are steadily growing in renown among international tourists, most visitors aim for the warmer months of the year to hike up craggy passes and descend to the shores of alpine lakes.<p>Equally adventurous, but far less explored by visitors, are the area's winter …

Sailing south: Patagonia by sea

A maze of fjords with wild, wind-worn isles, abundant marine life and glaciers that tumble into the Pacific, the singular landscape of Chilean Patagonia is often best admired from the deck of a boat. From the humble ferry to luxury cruises, plenty of options for all budgets ply this spectacular …

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Adventures on the edge of the world: exploring East Iceland

Iceland, a sparsely populated island with the North Atlantic all around it and magma bubbling through its crust, is a wild and remote place. That hasn’t stopped tourists flocking to pint-sized Reykjavík or the natural wonders of the Golden Circle.<p>The east of the country, hemmed between the …

When the snow stops falling: the lesser-known pleasures of Hokkaidō

For most people, Hokkaidō is synonymous with snow and skiing, but Japan’s northernmost island is also a top destination in the warmer months: it’s a place to stretch your legs on epic hikes, train your eyes on distant horizons, indulge in world-class seafood, or just escape from the hot humidity of …

Exploring Nayarit: beaches and beyond

The state of Nayarit, on Mexico's Pacific Coast, is a beach lover's paradise with a string of tiny pretty towns and secluded resorts guaranteeing your fun in the sun, margarita in hand.<p>But if beach fatigue sets in and you fancy something more than the standard sea-and-sand sojourn, the rest of the …

Budapest off the beaten track

Each city has its secrets and Budapest is no exception. While the buildings set on the banks of the Danube feature on the postcards you’ll find in the paprika-laden shops on Váci street, there’s more to Budapest beyond its iconic landmarks and popular ruin bars. Step away from the must-see sights …

Travel the World With a Backpack | The Art of Manliness

All images taken by Dave Danzeiser.<p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post by David Danzeiser.</i><p>I hung up the phone with the travel agent. I had just …

Inside the luxurious Bulgarian ski chalet that will cost you just €100 a night

Southwest Road Trip of a Lifetime

Sedona<p>Although Sedona is best known (and frequently lampooned) for its spiritual vibe, it’s not as if the town, with its galleries, upscale …

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The 14 Best Road Trips to Take in the Fall

There is more to see in the fall in the U.S. than just leaves changing color (although those are worth seeing, too). As the weather cools and gets …

Going Ultralight: Lessons in Packing Less, Playing More

The worst thing about ultralight gear? Once you’ve acquired one piece—a tent, a pack, a sleeping bag—it’s really hard to stop. It’s designed that …

20 Places to Visit That Are So Whimsical It's Hard to Believe They Exist

The spiral rock arches of Antelope Canyon are unreal!<p>If you love traveling to destinations off the beaten path, we have a few unbelievable locations you'll want to add to your travel bucket list. These canyons and islands and parks aren't just unexpected, they are completely and utterly whimsical. …

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Four New U.S. Cities Are Getting $100 Flights to Iceland

The tickets are already on sale<p>It’s about to get easier for many Americans to fly directly to Iceland for less than $100.<p>WOW Air, the discount …

11 of the Most Beautiful Hikes in the World Photos

The emerald lakes on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in New Zealand.Photo: John Crux Photography / Getty Images<p>Be it scaling the sides of mountains or walking a winding trail for days on end, humans will go to extreme lengths for scenic adventure. Seeking out places almost untouched by development …

Un peu d'eau dans votre whisky? La chimie répond oui

Paris (AFP)<p>Rajouter un peu d'eau dans son whisky juste avant de le déguster n'est en rien un sacrilège comme certains le pensent. C'est même …

The 15 Most Beautiful Places To Visit In California

California dreamin' hard.<p>The Golden State stretches 840 miles long, boasting a truly diverse range of geography. Whether you want to hit the beach, the desert, the mountains, or even an urban city, you can find it all among these most-gorgeous-of-all destinations. Who's down for a road trip?!

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Photos: World's 12 most iconic mountains | CNN Travel

30 Of The Most Breathtaking Destinations On Earth

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15 Hotels With Iconic Views for $150 or Less a Night

If there's one thing that we've learned in our travels, it's that you don't have to be a real estate tycoon to enjoy million-dollar views. Yes, your …

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BRAVEN BRV-1: Wireless, Weatherproof, Go-Anywhere Travel Speaker — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>We’ve previously reviewed Braven speakers – most notably last year when <i>Modern Vagabond</i>er …

I Wanna Be a Flashpacker: When Backpackers Grow Up or Get Rich — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>In my twenties, I was a truly budget backpacker. I traveled with few plans other than a …