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English Lake District Does Have Beautiful Lakes (PHOTOS)

Sometimes a beautiful photo goes viral on the Internet, cueing a conversation and eliciting oohs and aahs from those who stumble upon it.<p>Sunday, this photo started circulating on Reddit after it was posted by site user Ionisation:<p>The link was posted to the Earth Porn subreddit, with the title "The …

On Safari in Sabi Sands

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>We could hardly believe it when a curious leopard cub left its mother’s side and came so close to our vehicle that it started climbing the tires. But this is par for the course when you’re on safari in the oldest game reserve in South Africa.<p>Situated on the edge of Kruger …

Reader Q&A: Traveller musts in Morocco

BBC Travel reader Belalang Tempur is headed to Marrakesh in October and has turned to our Facebook fans for advice on where to stay and what to do.<p>Last week, we called upon our Facebook community to answer Belalang Tempur’s question concerning his upcoming trip to Morocco. He said, "I would love to …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Love Letters: Hong Kong

<i>Marie France Van Damme is a Canadian-born fashion designer whose self-titled luxury swim, resort wear and accessories line is inspired by her thirty plus years in the fashion industry and her cosmopolitan lifestyle. She's been living in Hong Kong since the early 1980s.</i><p>Dear Hong Kong,<p>You are the …

Peru Hopes to Save Machu Picchu by Luring Tourists to Nearby Ruins

The ruined city known as the “cradle of gold” was once a mountaintop refuge of Incan royalty, with elegant halls and plazas much like those of fabled …

Hungarian Train Uses Solar Power to Take Tourists Through the Woods

Meet “Vili,” a solar-powered electric railcar that is currently transporting tourists through a georgeous wooded area outside Budapest, Reuters …

2 Years, 2 Llamas, and Learning to Live in Style in the Backcountry

If there’s anything my family is determined to do, it is to live in style in backcountry. We don’t just want to survive the wilderness—we want to thrive in it.<p>So last year, inspired by our learnings in outdoor living from working field courses for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), we …

Feria de las Flores - Fun in the Flower Capital of Latin America

Medellín is turning into a tourist hot spot and in my last article I gave some tips on how to spend a long weekend, but if you're trying to decide the best time of year to come to visit, don't miss the Feria de las Flores (Flower Festival) in early August.<p>Don't be mislead by the name -- the fun …

More than Just Versailles: Grand Châteaux near Paris

While the Loire Valley (two hours south of Paris) is home to the best variety of French châteaux, there are also impressive palaces much closer to Paris. Two years ago, on my scouting trip, I learned so much about the châteaux near Paris and along the Loire Valley that I came home not with the …

Emilio’s Amsterdam

<b>Emilio Brizzi</b> has been a professional photographer most of his life, and one of his favorite subjects is the city where he lives: Amsterdam. His love for the Dutch capital — from its detailed-oriented architecture and modern take on tradition and history to the laid-back independence of its …

Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts

American cafe culture has come a long way in the last two decades: corporate coffee has spawned near two generations of independent cafes that offer more than the old standby of roadside diner joe and pie. But in Europe, grand salons with wrap-around pastry cases have more in common with jewellery …

The Unlikely Dream To Create India's Central Park in Middle of Delhi

NEW DELHI — In a tangle of forgotten, overgrown brush in the heart of India’s capital, a quiet plan has been hatched to change the landscape of one …

World’s Fastest Train Resumes Trials as Japan Plans New Line

Japan is resuming trial runs for the world’s fastest magnetic-levitation train that will complement the Shinkansen bullet-train network when ready in …

China's Terra Cotta Warriors to Show Visitors How They Dance and Sing

Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment on Wednesday agreed to manage and produce a live show in a specially built $65 million theater in central China …

Up Close With Abu Dhabi Airport's Futuristic Sleeping Pods

13 reasons you’ll never be Argentine

So you’ve lived in Buenos Aires for three years. You’ve roasted beef over hot coals, you’ve overpaid for tango shoes and even used them occasionally, …

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The world's most unusual beaches

Candy sands, disappearing waves, transformed trolls - if life's a beach, these are its strangest days. These 10 beaches from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Sights</i> might not all be swimmable, but they are all extraordinary.<p>1. Bowling Ball Beach, California<p>Compared to green sand or vanishing tides, …

North Korea Will Stay Open to Visits All Year Long in a Bid for More Tourism

North Korea is making “big efforts” to develop its tourism sector, with plans to open new flights to the capital Pyongyang and allow tourists to …

How to Travel Solo

It's an invigorating idea we've all pondered at some point -- leaving everything behind to embark on a solo journey. Thanks to memoirs like Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love and Cheryl Strayed's Wild, traveling alone has a reputation for fostering self-discovery. Without the crutch of friends or …

Weaving a new future in Laos

In and around Luang Prabang, increased tourism is posing a real risk to the traditional textiles that have been sought after since the Tang dynasty.<p>At the Ock Pop Tok Living Crafts Centre in Ban Saylom, Laos, a young weaver from the Katu tribe slid a spool of bright purple thread back and forth …

Pt 3: Kazakhstan’s enduring nomadic legacy

An early morning visit to Uzun Agach’s stockyard reveals how livestock remain vitally central to traditional culture – for city and country dwellers alike.

A portrait of summer in Finland

The Turku archipelago preserves Nordic traditions, astonishing natural beauty and some disquieting memories.<p>Out in the brackish waters of the Baltic Sea lies the tiny island of Stenskär – Stone Island – named for the granite boulder on its summit, left behind by a departing glacier in the last ice …

Grenada fights to save its soul

As the spice isle – almost untouched by tourism development compared to its neighbouring islands – hopes to lure visitors, it is also striving to maintain its distinctive character.<p>As the spice isle – almost untouched by tourism development compared to its neighbouring islands – hopes to lure …

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Photo of the Moment: The Golden Waterfall, Ontario — Vagabondish

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5 Reasons to Visit the Okanagan Valley This Fall

With rolling hills covered in vines, a glittering lake some 110 kilometers long, and fields of fragrant lavender, the Okanagan Valley—just one hour’s …