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Five of the world’s newest wonders

From a fuming Italian volcano to India’s land of kings, these natural and manmade marvels are the latest treasures to be honoured on Unesco’s World Heritage list.


Fjord, Western Norway

14 things you didn’t know about New Zealand

Maori legend holds that Fiordland’s magnificent inlets were carved by demigod Tu-te-raki-whanoa, who dug long valleys with an adze as shelter from …

Top 10 Ghost Towns

With their silent streets, derelict buildings, and remnants of homes and workplaces, abandoned towns offer a haunting view into the lives of once thriving communities.<p><i>Here’s a look at our top ten from around the world:</i><p><b>1. St. Elmo, Colorado</b><p>Once a booming mining town and trading post along railroad …

If you had the chance to talk to your elected leader, what would you say?

Former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg stepped out of his chauffeured BMW and into the driver’s seat of a taxi in June of this year. …

Pictures: Mirror Beams Light to Norwegian Town in Winter for First Time

Thanks to new big mirrors called heliostats, the town of Rjukan, Norway, west of Oslo, is getting sunlight beamed down to the square from surrounding mountains.

10 epic moments from a Greek island sailing trip

For seven days this summer I became a temporary yachtie, sailing around the Greek islands with The Yacht Week (TYW). I learnt the ropes of life on …

20 New Zealand experiences that will blow your mind

NEW ZEALAND IS synonymous with geographic diversity of fairytale proportions. You can ski in the morning and sunbathe in the afternoon; find yourself …

Matador Network

Lonely Planet’s 10 great Caribbean secrets

A handful of the region’s hidden experiences that deliver unbeatable trips.<p>The Caribbean is not all just yachts and cruise ports (or souvenir hassle). Here are a handful of the region’s hidden experiences that deliver unbeatable trips.<p><b>Dominica's Boiling Lake</b><br>One of the Caribbean's best destinations …


Mini guide to activities in Wales

Get active in all corners of Wales, from mountain biking in the forest to exploring sea coves by kayak.<p>Wales’s varied terrain lends itself to a whole host of activities, from the relaxing to the rather more vigorous. And whether you get on your bike, horse or surfboard, you are guaranteed a …

National Parks

Under-the-radar cultural destinations

European Travel

10 experiences you can only have in New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND. Also known as Aotearoa. Also known as that place that looks like Middle Earth.<p>Nobody needs convincing that New Zealand is one of the …

Island hopping French Polynesia, without breaking the bank

Although these isolated and far-flung atolls have a reputation of being one of the most expensive holiday spots on earth, it is possible to island hop independently and affordably.<p>Think French Polynesia and you will likely envisage picture-perfect tropical islands with acres of blonde sand, palm …

Pacific Ocean