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Unmissable South America

South America is home to dramatic landscapes, archaeological splendours from the past and a dizzying variety of wildlife - the largest collection of plant and animal species on earth, in fact. For the sheer awe factor, it's hard to top seeing Incan ruins through mist-covered cloud forest, spying …

Sky-Watchers' Guide: How to See Lyrid Meteors This Weekend

Bright, fast-moving meteors are best seen away from city lights.<p><b>Northern Hemisphere sky-watchers will see another round of celestial fireworks when the Lyrid meteor shower peaks in the early hours of April 22.</b><p>The annual Lyrids usually are quite modest as showers go, with peak hourly rates of 15 to …

A perfect day in Trastevere, Rome's favourite neighbourhood

You’ve thrown coins into the Trevi Fountain and marvelled at the Colosseum – what next? Take a trip across the Tiber river to Trastevere, a charming medieval neighbourhood with a fiery temperament. A stroll around Trastevere, a formerly working-class district with a heady nightlife, will take you …

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How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

Jasmine’s Mumbai

Born-and-bred Mumbaikar <b>Jasmine Desai</b> is a technology journalist — and, like the subject she covers, her city is constantly changing. Though she’s the first to admit it’s not the “relatively quiet place” it once was, there’s a method to the madness…if you know what to look for. “No place is as …

New Timelapse Video: Comet Dances with Auroras

Changing Planet<p>An amazing astronomy video is making the rounds on the web this week showing comet PanSTARRS joined by a magnificent display of northern lights. Veteran astrophotographer Babak Tafreshi has trained his camera lens on a unique convergence of two cosmic events: the display of the icy …

The Orizaba Traverse: 230 Miles of Biking, Climbing, and Packrafting in Mexico

<i>Jim Harris is currently on a National Geographic Expeditions Council assignment with Gregg Treinish to look for wolverine DNA evidence in Mongolia. Read updates on the expedition here.</i><p>Windmilling his kayak paddle into the pushy breeze, Luc Mehl, 34, pulls onto the sandbar at the mouth of Mexico’s …