Melinda Gan

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Endless winter: Arctic surfing

In their search for the perfect wave, some surfers, and the photographer Yassine Ouhilal, are prepared to endure the extreme conditions of the Arctic<p>'Going into the cold is like going back in time in terms of surf culture,’ Yassine Ouhilal says. ‘In the world’s top surf spots there might be …

Aquatic Sports

Getty Looking for a beach holiday? Can't decide where to go for you holiday in 2015? Finding the perfect beach is one of our top priorities when we go on holiday. After all, who wants to spend their precious time off work on a substandard

Looking for a beach holiday? Can't decide where to go for you holiday in 2015?<p>Finding the perfect beach is one of our top priorities when we go on …

It's hard to get an accurate picture of life in the world's most closed-off country, but this snapshot of a North Korean's experience touring her own land gives us a rare – and tantalising – glimpse inside: http://bit.ly/YGxQXG

Is Shrinking Sea Ice Behind Chilly Spring?

Melting Arctic ice may be making winters colder and longer, scientists say.<p><b>First it was the fault of Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog who mistakenly forecasted a quick end to winter. Now climate scientists are saying that Arctic sea ice—or the lack of it—is a driving force behind the Northern</b> …

Hawaii's Big Island: how to make the most of a short trip

Aptly named, Hawai'i the Big Island is BIG. Twice the size of the other Hawaiian Islands combined, they say; and packed with volcanoes, beaches, reefs and fascinating ancient cultural sites. So you only have four days to explore? Don't worry - it can be done. Here’s how I did it.<p>Day 1<p>Gazing down at …

Hawaii

How to Photograph Waterfalls (With 9 Amazing Examples)

Waterfalls are a hugely popular subject among photographers and one that can produce some spectacular results. If the popularity of waterfall …

Pictures: Auroras of February and March

Starbursts, alien landscapes, and magenta bands of light: Take a look at some of the best aurora photos from February and March.

The rise of Dubai’s variety clubs

Following the success of Beirut’s infamous MusicHall and London’s raunchy The Box, Dubai’s new wave of club owners are quickly cashing in on decadent late night fun.<p>With the worldwide success of raunchy variety/supper clubs such as London’s The Box, Dubai’s new wave of club owners are quickly …

Food & Dining

Top 10 Eastern European getaways

For years Eastern Europe was the undiscovered half of the continent - but things have changed. The diverse highlights of Eastern Europe are now drawing travellers by the trainload. Here are our top 10 Eastern European getaways.<p>1. Julian Alps, Slovenia<p>The Julian Alps form Slovenia's dramatic …

European Travel

The Royal Guard in Beijing

Watch The Show Soon!<p>Every Monday night at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET is the weekly show, and tonight we have on a bunch of people from Austin to talk about …

Three Sisters Springs, Florida

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Australia: great new trips, events, and festivals

A round-up of new events and trips in <b>Australia</b>.<p><b>Sydney up in lights</b><p>Psychedelic light displays and other performances will take place across the city from May 24 to June 10 in Vivid Sydney, a festival of light, music and ideas. Kraftwerk have been announced as the headline act for Vivid LIVE, held at …

Where's the best place for a short break? We asked you to tell us your favourite destinations for a mini getaway and got some brilliant ideas. According to you, the Brecon Beacons is a top spot for camping and getting active, Zadar makes for

Where's the best place for a short break? We asked you to tell us your favourite destinations for a mini getaway and got some brilliant ideas. …

Holidaymakers escape, but sales to Cyprus suffer

Sales of holidays to Cyprus have fallen sharply in the wake of the country’s banking crisis, new research has shown.<p>While around 1.7 million British holidaymakers are expected to flee these frozen shores over the Easter weekend, nearly 200,000 more than a year ago, the travel industry analyst GfK …

Paris is a world capital of culture and epicurean delights, but the nearby regions have their own charm and culinary surprises worth exploring. Here are some of the chicest ways to get out of town – and have a French adventure all your own: http://bit.ly/14weRX8

Ancient Italy: alternatives to Pompeii

The buried city of Pompeii always grabs the headlines — and the tourist hordes. But it wasn’t the only place overwhelmed by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. That is something worth remembering if, inspired by the new exhibition at the British Museum, you are thinking of travelling out to see the …

Night Gardens - The Moment: The Zen of Petals

Behind the Lens<p><b>This immense 40-foot tree is much revered in Japan. Why?</b><p><b>DIANE</b> Standing there is like going to a mountaintop in Tibet or India and finding this elder who’s going to grant you wisdom. The tree has its own <i>sakuramori</i>—cherry-tree doctor—who tends to its care. The wires help keep birds off …

The best value city breaks

Budapest is the best value city break for Britons looking to escape the country for the weekend, according to research by Post Office Travel Money.<p>Twelve typical city break costs including meals, drinks and two nights' weekend accommodation would cost £134.76 in the Hungarian capital, compared to …

Top 10: the best luxury hotels in London

London does Grande Dame hotels better than perhaps any other great capital (though Paris would demur) and they have never been on better form, all of them now having been either comprehensively restored (such as The Savoy and The Connaught) or thoroughly embellished and brought up to date. Only one …