Michelle Maynard

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Top 10 Life-List Adventures

Raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon<p>This is no spur-of-the-moment getaway. You’ll need to book the trip at least six months ahead, take a …

How Medellin went from murder capital to hipster holiday destination

Twenty-five years ago, Time magazine dubbed Colombia’s Medellin “the most dangerous city on earth”. Drug lords lived like princes, judges and policeman were regularly assassinated, paramilitaries invaded neighbourhoods and ordinary people disappeared overnight without trace.<p>Even 10 years ago, …

Unlearning the myth of American innocence

When she was 30, Suzy Hansen left the US for Istanbul – and began to realise that Americans will never understand their own country until they see it as the rest of the world does<p>My mother recently found piles of my notebooks from when I was a small child that were filled with plans for my future. …


Hunt for the wilder side of New Zealand

Enjoy your own close-up with the wild landscapes seen in new film Hunt for the Wilderpeople on these adventure tours in the North Island’s Auckland region<p>New Zealand’s landscapes are well-known on the silver screen. The Lord of the Rings films showed off the majestic mountainous scenery so well …

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11 Incredible European Cities That Are Incredibly Cheap To Visit

See you there!<p>“Cheap” isn’t usually the first word that comes to mind regarding a trip to Europe. But if expert travelers know anything, it’s that there are <i>always</i> ways to work the system in our financial favor.<p>For those who seek adventure on a budget, travel site Hoppa has curated a list of the …

8 of the most memorable drives in the West

In national parks throughout the West, rangers and traffic engineers work long hours to nudge travelers out of their cars and onto trails — or at least onto shuttle buses and other less polluting alternatives. But the dramatic roads that the National Park Service carved out in the early 20th …

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10 great adventures for solo travellers

1. Wild Scotland<p>Just around the coast from the Eden community on Ardnamurchan lies the equally remote Knoydart Peninsula. A simple but comfortable alpine-style lodge with single rooms is the base for some challenging guided walks over the Knoydart passes and around the islands of Eigg and Rum. Most …

We think we found America's most jaw-droppingly gorgeous beach campground

10 of the best mountain cabins and lodges in Europe

With views to savour and activities as high-octane or as chilled out as you want, our mountain cabin picks feature getaways to suit all tastes<p>By a tranquil lake, near the village of Loen in western Norway, this cosy wood cabin is the perfect base to explore the spectacular geography of the region. …

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N. Oregon Coast Guided Hikes a Mind-Bending Bit of Science

One happens in Manzanita, and the other in the Warrenton are. Manzanita events, Warrenton events


7 travel apps for making your summer vacation plans

As National Lampoon can attest, summer travel rarely goes according to plan.<p>The list of things that can go wrong on a summer trip is endless: running …

Great spots to walk, run, or hike in Vancouver, even if you don’t have a car

There are a lot of great places to explore, even if you're on transit.read more


Best Beaches on Earth

<b>Best for Seclusion:</b> Barrier dunes frame this wild, seven-mile stretch, ranked No. 1 in this category. It’s the westernmost public beach on Kauai, …

The dark side of Guardian comments

As part of a series on the rising global phenomenon of online harassment, the Guardian commissioned research into the 70m comments left on its site since 2006 and discovered that of the 10 most abused writers eight are women, and the two men are black. Hear from three of those writers, explore the …

24 Vacations For People Who Want To Totally Recharge

Go zen without going broke.

50 Shades of Rey

In the world of Force Awakens fan fiction, the notion of hero and villain getting together is popular, controversial, and might suggest the future of Star Wars.<p>Until very recently, the 27-year-old New Yorker who goes by the online alias Ricca was not a <i>Star Wars</i> fan. She’d seen the prequels at some …

Top 10 World Heritage Sites for Kids

There are nearly a thousand UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Check out this list for the best trips to please travelers both young and old.

17 Of The Most Underrated National Parks In America

Move over, Yellowstone.

Hiking The North Country Trail - Copper Falls

Brownstone Falls at Copper Falls State Park<b><br>The North Country National Scenic Trail crosses Wisconsin between Upper Michigan and Minnesota. Most of</b> …

A newly discovered brain disease may point to something disturbing about Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

© AFP/File Thomas SamsonResearch published last week has identified the first new human prion disease in 50 years.<p>The paper's lead author, Stanley Prusiner, who won the Nobel prize in 1997 for his discovery that Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) could be transmitted by a "misfolded" protein, says …


How Oliver Sacks Helped Introduce The World To Autism

Autism and its many forms may be widely discussed today, but it wasn't until the famed neurologist and writer told the story of identical twins George and Charles Fin in his book The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. Sacks died Sunday from cancer. He was 82.<p>In 1966, a young neurologist began …

America's Most Stunning Waterfalls

<i>By Zachary Laks</i><p>Mighty and majestic, waterfalls are one of nature's most incredible and dramatic features. Though they can easily be found in many locations across the country, the most awe-inspiring waterfalls have become destinations in their own right. From a surging water wall to an indoor …


The 15 best hiking trails in the world

Looking for a fun, adventurous, and affordable summer vacation? Go take a hike -- literally!<p>Hiking is good way to see waterfalls, mountain peaks, and alpine meadows without spending a lot of money. And a hike isn't just something to do on a summer afternoon. There are many trails that are best …


16 Of The Most Photogenic Hikes On The West Coast

Best coast?