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17 Unique Quotes From Young Travelers That Will Make You Want to Pack Up and Go

Travel: we love it. Feelings: we have them.<p>But there's an omnipotence to words, that's sometimes stripped by clichés.<p>"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." "The only thing you buy that makes you richer is travel." Again? I already heard that one.<p>Although true, quotes …

Stranger in a Strange Land: Swimming with Humpbacks

In the southwestern corner of the North Atlantic, a mountain range rises dramatically from the ocean depths. This shallow plateau near the Dominican Republic is known as the Silver Bank, and it's one of the most mysterious and magical places in the entire world. It's to this protected sanctuary …

Cappadocia from the ground and from the sky

From above, the curvaceous landscape of Cappadocia spools out to the horizon in rippling waves of rock tinged shades of blushing pink. Hot air ballooning may be big business in this geological wonderland, but don't make the mistake of thinking this is the only way to view it.<p>Ballooning companies …

The Lost Jewels of Angkor

Life in Siem Reap runs at a slow pace. The streets have less vehicles and more bicycles, yet there is a distinct energy in the aura -- an energy that is created by the infusion of locals with travelers who have begun exploring Cambodia. I am in search of the world's largest preindustrial city, …

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

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AmaWaterways Launches Myanmar River Cruises

You may only know the mysterious country of Myanmar from Rudyard Kipling’s famed poem, "The Road to Mandalay," but many river cruise companies would …

Temple Hopping in the Paradise of Bagan, Burma

There aren’t many places left in the world that are both truly off the beaten path and extraordinary. One town in Burma has over 2,000 stunning …

Auyuittuq and Sirmilik National Parks

In the Inuktitut language, Auyuittuq means "the land that never melts" and Sirmilik translates as the "place of glaciers." These remote national parks in the high Arctic of <b>Nunavut's</b> Baffin Islandfeature jagged, frosted mountain ranges, traditional Inuit villages, glacier-carved fjords, and vast, …

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Romantic Getaway: Long Weekend in Annecy, France

Paris may have dibs on big city romance, but when it comes to the ultimate romantic French weekend getaway, few towns can surpass Annecy. This …

Watching the World Go By: a Scenic Rhine and Moselle River Cruise

I hate cruises. I only go by ship if there is no other way to get to a place -- like traveling around Antarctica or the Amazon Rain Forest. But here I was, snuggled next to my man on the sundeck of the Scenic Diamond river cruiser, watching the world go by. We were sailing alongside fairytale …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

13 epic views from the Skåla Trail: One of Fjord Norway’s most rewarding hikes

OUR GUIDE LOOKED UP at us from his stack of maps and pamphlets and said with a hint of a pride, “It’s considered one of the longest upward slopes in …

These Psychedelic Cave Photos Will Make You Wonder Why You Spend Your Days Above Ground

Holy mother of all caves.<p>We thought we'd never top our love and awe for Vietnam's crazy cool Son Doong cave.<p>But oh, we were wrong. Here's our new current favorite: Reed Flute Cave.<p>Located outside downtown Guillin (which is in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region), the cave has been an area …

Ten great cycling routes: from day-trips to long-distance adventures

Wind in your hair, landscapes whipping by, cruising through peaceful forests: embracing the outdoors on two wheels is one of the healthiest and most enjoyable ways to get around. Here’s our round-up of great cycling routes which offer something for everyone, from multi-day adventures to relaxing …

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

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Trolltunga, Norway Is The Scariest Instagram Spot On Earth

We've seen a lot of scary spots in Norway, but this is the hands-down scariest. It's called Trolltunga, and it's the edge of a cliff. Waaay back in the ice age, glacial water froze a hunk of this mountain and caused it to break off, leaving what locals call "the troll's tongue."<p>Crazy hikers make …

How to plan a trek along the Abraham Path

A new series of walking trails through the Middle East is opening up trekking opportunities in a region more often seen solely as a historical destination. The Abraham Path traces the journey of the Prophet Abraham (revered as the father of monotheism by Jews, Christians and Muslims alike) from his …

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The perfect trip: Cambodia

From ancient temples to an elegant capital and all the rich village life in between, Cambodia is a small country with a big soul where family and religion reign supreme.<p>Marvel at the palaces, markets and bars of the capital, Phnom Penh, before heading north to Siem Reap for excursions to a floating …

Extraordinary rainbows of the natural world

The romance of 1920s train travel

Considered one of the most luxurious rail journeys in the world, the Venice Simplon Orient Express takes travellers across Europe – and back in time.

Bucket List Adventures You Can Actually Afford

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p><b>Hiking a volcano and walking on a dried lava field in Hawaii</b><p>Remember all those earth science classes you took about volcanoes and lava rocks? Visit <b>Hawaii Volcanoes National Park</b> to see the real thing in action. Not only will …

10 Abandoned Cities You Wouldn’t Want to Visit Alone (Photos)

Spooky<p>There are some towns around the world where life suddenly stopped in its tracks. See the places preserved in the exact moment that they were …

The ‘Underwater Waterfall’ Illusion at Mauritius Island

Photographer Unknown (via KULfoto.com)<p>Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) off the southeast coast of …

Underwater Video with DSLRs

</>Howard Hall shoots 4K video of oceanic whitetip sharks off Cat Island, Bahamas.<p></>Digital single-lens reflex cameras (DSLRs) offer excellent video …

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Marriage Advice: The 10 Things I've Learned After 10 Years Of Marriage

<i>By Sasha Emmons for iVillage</i>.<p>Last week was my 10th wedding anniversary. Ten years and a few pounds ago, my husband and I stood before our loved ones and promised to love, honor, cherish and protect. I had no idea we’d go on to become parents to a daughter and a son, buy and sell three homes, move …

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

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How to Make your House a Home Without Spending any Money

It takes but a few simple steps to spruce up and breathe new life into your home. Read on to see how you can add a new flavor to your home without …