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Turn Your Dodge into a Camper—For $4,700

The American propensity for the preposterously gargantuan should leave no doubt as to why Winnebagos and other Greyhound-bus-sized RVs rule the road. Testament to this: the discontinuation of Volkswagen's Eurovan and Westfalia—two of the most popular small camper vans ever made.<p>That's where Ian …

Outdoors

10 Epic Drives in the U.S. National Parks

Pack your hiking shoes, your camera and some camping gear, because some of the most epic drives in the United States are hidden inside National Parks …

Outdoors

25 places we're dying to explore right now

25 places we’re dying to explore right now<p>The Matador team is made up of more than two dozen of the best-traveled people you’ll ever meet. We’re …

Adventure Travel

14 reasons why Peru should be your next holiday destination

1. It’s easy to get there<p>A new, thrice-weekly British Airways service from Gatwick to Lima launched in May, bringing this South American nation a bit closer to home. The airline's decision to reopen the route, which had been closed since 1982, is helping to put Peru back on the map.<p>2. Lima is …

Travel

How To Ride Your Motorcycle over Stuff On The Road - Woman Motorcycle Enthusiast

There is no doubt that one day while out riding your motorcycle or scooter, you’ll spot something unavoidable in your pathway on the road ahead. You …

Motorcycles

Five of the best hidden sights in the Lake District

It’s good news for lovers of the English countryside: next Monday the boundaries of both the Lake District National Park (LDNP) and the Yorkshire Dales National Park (YDNP) are being extended. The LDNP extension will add around 27 square miles to the National Park, in two distinct chunks. The more …

Travel

Head to Head: National Parks vs. National Forests

The first time I went to Yellowstone National Park was in 1979 when I was just a wee lad. My nature-loving hippy father thought cross country skis …

Adventure Travel

How to travel from the UK to Portugal – without setting foot on a plane

My family’s annual temporary migration to the Algarve is achieved via unlovely Luton Airport. Not on the most recent holiday, though, as shortly before our scheduled departure my younger daughter, 17-year-old Emily, declared that she was terrified of flying and that no combination of threats, …

Portugal

Is Switzerland the world's greatest destination for mountain biking?

Mountain biking has come a long way since I purchased a first Dawes Handmade bike some 30 years ago. In those days there was no suspension and the only real difference from a road bike was the thicker tyres, chunkier frame and flat-line handlebars.<p>Initial forays could be painful: routes were …

Adventure Travel

Banff National Park has beautiful scenery you need to see

Banff National Park is known worldwide for its unspeakable beauty. Established in 1885, the park displays some of the best of the Rocky Mountains …

Travel (Canada)

Rack-Brand Yakima Enters Rooftop Tent Game

Next year, outdoor industry stalwart Yakima Racks will sell two rooftop tent models.<p><b>A burgeoning trend,</b> rooftop tents offer pitch-anywhere …

Camping

Hitch Rack Shootout

For many of us, leaving home without at least one bicycle is inconceivable. As such, a bike rack is an essential accessory, but the debate rages as …

Transportation

21 new World Heritage Listed places to add to your bucket list

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>Fossil-rich cliffs in Canada from 500 million years ago, …

Adventure Travel

NatGeo Photography Winners Remind Us That The World Is Beautiful

National Geographic (NatGeo) has been showing us what the rest of the world has to offer for over a century now.<p>It has been exposing us to the beauty …

Travel Photography

Is Ethiopia finally the next big thing in Africa travel?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the late 1950s, Ethiopian Airlines launched an advertising campaign in the Western media that touted the ancient kingdom as Africa's "newest travel adventure."<p>More than half a century later, the huge East African nation has yet to live up to that lofty billing. But it might not be much …

Ethiopia

Overland Routes: Alpine Loop

The United States is one of the most geographically diverse countries in the world. Although it contains magnificent deserts, wide-open plains, dense …

Travel

Hey drivers – do you know the quirky rules of the road in Europe?

Driving a car or motorcycle around Europe is a brilliant way of seeing the continent, but don’t forget that every country has its own individual driving rules. Did you know that you’re legally required to have your headlights on, even in broad daylight, in Scandinavia? Or that you may think you’re …

Europe

UNESCO Names 21 New World Heritage Sites For 2016

Archaeological Site of Ani<p>Turkey<p>Antequera Dolmens Site<p>Spain<p>Archipiélago de Revillagigedo<p>Mexico<p>The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding …

UNESCO

Glacier National Park has spectacularly beautiful unspoilt nature

Do you know what National Park has the mountain goat as its official symbol? Here are some clues:<p>The park has over one million acres within its …

Nature

Incredible Cycling Destinations Best Seen on Two Wheels

Credit: bigstock.com<p>SHARE<p>1. La Route Verte, Canada<p>Canada is a huge country in terms of square mileage, which makes many cyclists feel intimidated to …

European Travel

Mervyn King: 'The real pleasure of travel is to be had from being outdoors’

How often do you travel?<p>When I was governor of the Bank of England, I would travel two or three times a month. I liked to get out and about and talk to people around Britain and probably visited every town with 50,000 or more people. The job also involved a fair bit of international travel, usually …

Travel (Canada)

Featured Vehicle: 31MM Defender 90

The Land Rover Defender has always been an enchanting vehicle. Its adventurous heritage beckons us to wander, and even the most exorbitant prices and …

Land Rover

Eyewitness: Gobi desert

Deserts

11 Art Pilgrimages to Make in Your Lifetime

Skip the museums and go straight to the source of some of the world's greatest art—and capture that perfect Instagram along the way.<p>From a walk through the lush French gardens that inspired Monet's finest masterpieces to a tour of the family home where Frida Kahlo was born and died, there's a …

Frida Kahlo

Lonely Planet's top Asia spots for 2016

<b>(CNN) —</b> Asia is the world's biggest and most populous continent.<p>The region is enclosed by seas and oceans, and strewn with cities, rainforests and diverse landscapes that include Earth's highest point -- Mount Everest -- and its lowest, the Dead Sea.<p>After dispatching its Asia-focused writers to …

Lonely Planet

Watch How Jeep Design Has Evolved Over 75 Years

From the original WWII Willys to today's Wrangler, here's how Jeep design has changed, and stayed the same.​<p>Did you hear? This week marks the 75th anniversary of Jeep. The famed 4x4 maker celebrated by building a fantastic commemorative Wrangler show vehicle, and now it's released this video …

Automotive

Watch 17 Air-Cooled Porsche 911s Run a Grueling 3000-Mile African Rally

The East African Safari Rally courses across Kenya and Tanzania. It's the perfect venue for Tuthill Porsche's rally-prepped vintage Porsches.​<p>Tuthill Porsche is a world-renowned Porsche rally shop in the United Kingdom. For years the guys at Tuthill have been building race-prepped P-cars to compete …

Porsche

Edinburgh Fringe Festival: how to buy tickets and where to stay?

It’s always a joy to watch beautiful, dignified Edinburgh – home of philosophers, poets, statesmen and scientists – transformed each year into the carnival of crowds, culture, comedy and craziness that is the biggest (and best) arts festival in the world. The only thing to do is dive in and mix it …

Travel

You'll Never Forget This Terrifying Road Trip Through America's Most Haunted Spots

Posted in USA<p>You’ll Never Forget This Terrifying Road Trip Through America’s Most Haunted Spots<p>America has its fair share of places that go bump in …

Road Trips

Is winter camping on your #travelstoke to-do list for 2015? Photo by #MatadorN reader Beau Ramsey (http://bit.ly/1u7JCdl).