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Palermo: Sicily’s multicultural capital

Palermo is a beguiling city, set like a jewel in the fan-shaped Conca d’Oro plain between two rocky promontories. For almost three millennia, empire after empire has colonised the place, depositing fragments of language, art, architecture, cuisine and customs that make it a fascinating mirror of …

First time Dublin: discover the best of Ireland's Fair City

It’s easy to know what to expect on a first visit to Dublin, right? Cram in as many pubs as you can and somehow find your way back to the airport, tired and dazed but knowing you just had the best craic of your life...if you could only remember it all.<p>While that sounds like a great weekend, you’d …

First time London: getting to grips with the Big Smoke

First time visitors to London come with a host of preconceptions – gentlemen in bowler hats, terrible food, equally terrible weather, lots of history, world-famous buildings. But these clichés are largely unrepresentative of the real experience. You can still find them if you look hard enough. But …

England

First time Northern Ireland: a small destination with Titanic appeal

Northern Ireland’s charms draw more and more visitors each year. First timers head straight for the Giant’s Causeway, a worthy destination but only one star in a constellation that twinkles with many others. Sip whiskey at the oldest distillery in the world. Visit Titanic Belfast and learn the …

Ireland

Hiking in Gran Canaria: the island’s best walks

As on most of the Canary Islands, once you get away from Gran Canaria’s built-up south-coast beach resorts, you’ll find an astonishing landscape that combines barren outcrops with cool pine forests, and sunken calderas with sky-skimming ocean views. There’s no better way to discover this outdoor …

Hiking

Mystical mountaintops and incredible coastlines: the lesser-known jewels of Wakayama

At the heart of Japan lies Wakayama-ken, a prefecture rich in spirit, history and natural beauty. Here, lesser-tread paths lead to rugged hiking trails, perfect coastal beaches, tranquil natural hot springs and sacred pilgrimage routes.<p>To the north, visitors can get a taste of feudal era Japan in …

Japan

Mount Elbrus: how to climb Europe's highest peak

The line of figures in full winter gear snakes painfully slowly across the snowfield towards the summit. The climbers have been ascending for over 12 hours now. Lack of oxygen, deep cold and pure exhaustion is taking its toll, but in a few minutes all this will be forgotten beneath the joy and …

Discover the most popular Airbnbs in New Zealand and Australia

The variety of homes available on Airbnb means there’s no shortage of selection for travellers – but there are certain places that seem to make an impression on everyone who takes a look. That is certainly the case for these properties in Australia and New Zealand, which are the most “wish-listed” …

Northland: Photo Adventures In Arctic Norway Part II

In May I went on an incredible journey with my Camera and my friend Paul to the north of Norway. We explored the Lofoten Island Chain and Senja …

7 Epic European Landscape Photography Spots you Might Regret Not Seeing

Photographers! Check Out these European Landscape Photography Spots<p>Planning a trip to Europe with your tripod & gear or already live there?<p>By now, …

The Many Faces of Mount Etna, The Volcanic Mother of Sicily

<i>The first image of this powerful landscape series was selected as a Single Image winner in the Documentary Category of the Magnum Photography Awards 2016.</i> <i>Discover more inspiring work from all 44 of the winners, finalists, jurors' picks and student spotlights.</i><p>I live in Sicily, San Teodoro …

The Tibetan Plateau

The Tibetan PlateauIn the summer of 2009, part of a fairly long journey, I traveled from Kathmandu in Nepal to Lhasa in Tibet and got to enjoy the …

Nikon D-series

World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

Nature

The most photographic spot in the US?

A former biology teacher turned naturalist guide, Kurt Johnson has traded in the classroom for the great outdoors at Grand Teton National Park, located in a rare ecosystem.<p>“Beavers hate the sound of running water; they are always looking for ways to stop it.”<p>We couldn’t tell if Kurt Johnson, our …

National Parks

How to visit all mainland US National Parks in one optimised road trip

The creator of the most efficient US road trip ever has turned his sights on creating the optimum route for visiting all the US National Parks by car.<p>Click here for an interactive version<p>Randy Olson, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, created the map to celebrate the 100 …

Britain’s best campsites

Camping is cheap, good for the soul and gives easy access to spectacular coast and countryside. Britain is dotted with thousands of campsites, many with comfortable ‘glamping’ options as well. Here’s eight of the very best, taking in Scottish islands, Yorkshire fells and Suffolk sand dunes.<p><b>Best</b> …

Hiking

Land of the blue sky: 10 reasons to visit Mongolia now

One of the last surviving nomadic societies, half of Mongolians live pastoral lifestyles little-changed since the days of Chinggis Khan. The rest mostly live in Ulaanbaatar, their ties to the grassland fading as Mongolia’s only city, enriched by overseas investment, hurtles into the 21st century. …

Tasmania's spectacular Three Capes Track is about to get a major expansion

A spectacular cliff-hugging walking trail in Australia is about to get even better with plans for a major extension of its path.<p>The Three Capes track on Tasmania currently covers 46 kilometres along a rugged island coast of soaring cliffs, incredible rock formations, and sea eagles soaring …

Discovering the Tsaatan People

<i>The first of these strong portraits was selected as a single image finalist in the LensCulture Portrait Awards 2016</i><i>. Here, we present a fuller selection from the body of work. You can discover more inspiring portraits from all the 39 winners, finalists and Jurors' picks.</i><p>This is a series of …

Norway’s twisted Atlantic Ocean Road is named best summer drive in Europe

The beautiful and twisted Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway has been named as the ultimate summer driving experience in Europe following a survey designed to identify what appeals most to travellers.<p>The 5.2 mile stretch of scenic coastal road was chosen as top pick by Psychologist Dr. David Holmes who …

Road tripping through New South Wales, Australia

Photographer Jason Futrill has already spent three months of this year exploring Australia for various tourism marketing campaigns and social media …

The best of Arizona: the Grand Canyon and beyond

Humbling geological features, fascinating Native American history, forest-covered mountains, and a vast range of activities – its nickname is The Grand Canyon State but Arizona has much more to offer the visitor than that undeniably grand canyon.<p>Luckily, it's all within an easy-to-manage loop …

Top ten completely unique Airbnb rentals to thrill your senses and your wallet

Airbnb has become a very popular way of seeing a new city or location affordably, as it allows travellers to book homes from local hosts in other countries and experience a place like they live there. It also has some properties that will dazzle you with their uniqueness, from bubble bedrooms under …

Sun Awareness Week: 12 things you should know about the sun, your skin and SPF

It’s Sun Awareness Week – and now that the sun has FINALLY arrived, what better time to remind yourself to take care of your skin.When British weather is what it is most of the year, the temptation to lie in the sun in minimal clothing screaming “TAN ME” can be great when it emerges. But of course, …

Award-winning project in Botswana brings rhinos back to their natural habitat

It is proof – if proof was needed – that nature and tourism can go hand in hand, playing a key role in protecting endangered species.<p>An award-winning project in Botswana by Wilderness Safaris has overseen the reintroduction of white and black rhinos to their natural habitat in the Okavango Delta, …

End of the line?: The last cormorant fishermen of Guilin, in pictures

10 of the best places to photograph wildlife in the UK

You don’t need to go on an African safari to take great wildlife photographs. Photographer Andrew Marshall, whose new <b>photo-location guidebook</b> gives advice on how to capture UK wildlife, selects 10 picture perfect spots<p>For more than 60 years Sir David Attenborough has travelled the world witnessing …

The holy grail of ramen dishes

While Tokyo has Japan’s only Michelin-starred ramen restaurant, the noodle consistently voted as the nation’s most delicious comes from a tiny, family-run shop in Wakayama City.<p>I watched without blinking as a row of six hands performed a bullet-fast dance: a splash of soy sauce, a shower of …

Japan

The journey: Michael Brown on photography at the edge of the world

Michael Brown is an award-winning director and a pioneer of adventure filmmaking. He has summited peaks on all seven continents (including five …

Antarctica by cruise: a voyage to another world

An Antarctic expedition cruise isn't just random bucket list stuff – the White Continent wields a power and singular beauty that linger long after you've left its frozen, penguin-dotted expanses behind. Find your place on the planet where nature had its finest moment.<p><b>The 'Drake Shake'</b><p>The ship tilts …