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The North Atlantic archipelago is a mystical place where Viking history mingles with Faroe folklore, sheep outnumber humans, and magical elves hide where birds come to roost.
These are interesting times for the Faroe Islands. The rugged North Atlantic archipelago is currently rewriting its history …Faroe Islands
By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller
There's nothing better than a great American cross-country road trip: soaking in the nation's majestic beauty, eating in tiny roadside diners, driving 150 miles out of the way to take a selfie in front of... a giant ball of string! Oh say, can you …Road Trips
The Schengen Agreement came into force 20 years ago today, making overland travel in Europe simpler - and far less exciting
As with many revolutions that redefine landscapes, it started with the stroke of a pen and a firm handshake rather than a rumble of bulldozers or the stomping of troops on the …Europe Travel
Think you can outrun the sun? Asics is looking for amateur runners to do just that in a relay race around Europe's Mont Blanc on June 21, the longest day of the year.
The Asics Beat the Sun relay race gives teams almost 16 hours to run about 91 miles through France, Italy and Switzerland around the …Mont Blanc
We met the elderly German couple first when we arrived at the well known street campsite in Panama City, patrolled regularly by cops who ignored the …Bottleneck
‘It’s like teleporting to a different land every time you wake up’
In the late 19th century, some guy thought it would be a good idea to build a train …Train Travel
A supertide turned France's famed Mont Saint-Michel into an island on Saturday and then retreated out of sight, delighting thousands of visitors who came to see the rare phenomenon.
The so-called "tide of the century" actually happens every 18 years. Although the tide rushes in and out along the …France
CULTURE SHOCK. You’re lost, standing baffled in new surroundings with a heavy pack on your shoulders, unable to tell left from right, …Culture Shock
Finding oneself while traveling: it's a classic literary theme from Siddhartha to On The Road, and a somewhat overused trope in contemporary page-turners-turned-blockbusters.
But the process comes full circle when film adaptations inspire further adventure. Books such as Into the Wild, Lord of the …Wanderlust
Don't have more than a few days to explore a destination? Don't worry; when it comes to the tiniest countries and territories in the world, one day is plenty time for a visit. Here's our list of 10 travel-worthy micro-countries you'll want to explore:
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Grace Kelly may …South America Travel
By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller
When it comes to cutting loose on vacation, there are two kinds of crazy: there's "Whoa, we raged waaaay too hard last night and now have sweet Ace of Base tattoos", and then there's the, "Yea, I can totally dive off that cliff, why wouldn't I want to swim with sharks" kinda …Asia Travel
The Koryo Hotel does pretty well on TripAdvisor, all things considered. The Internet never—and I mean never—works. The towels are “thin,” the sheet thread count low, and the milk powdered. Watch out for the “giant mutant cockroach snake hybrid“ in the shower. Guests even have to pay for the …North America Travel
A guide to the world's most popular travel destinations by the outspoken former Top Gear presenter
It has not been a good few days for Jeremy Clarkson. The notoriously outspoken Top Gear presenter has been suspended from the much-watched motoring programme after an alleged altercation with a …Jeremy Clarkson
Thirty years ago, a journey across Europe meant a passport full of stamps, a wallet full of different currencies and plenty of time spent waiting in line to be glared at by border officials.
That all began to change in June 1985, when the continent's countries began signing up to the Schengen …Europe
Last month we brought you two fantastic scenic road trip routes from our friend Rachel Bowes at 4Wheel Drive Hardware. As we inch closer to the …Mississippi River
In the summer of 2013, Mike Hudson, a twentysomething electronic-systems engineer, decided to quit his job in Sheffield and go travelling. Yet rather than book a ticket to Thailand, Hudson chose to upcycle a £2,500, 10-year-old LDV Convoy van into a studio flat on wheels.
After five months of labour …Apartments
Hi. These places exist. No, not in dreams or hallucinations or Wes Anderson movies, but right here on this beautiful, mysterious planet. We just thought you should know.
Lavender Fields, France
In the summer months, the rolling lavender fields of Provence teem with bright purple blooms as far as the …
My wife and I recently returned from a two week, try-to-see-everything honeymoon to New Zealand. Subscribing to the "if you visit enough beautiful places, anyone can be a good photographer" school of picture-taking, I took too many pictures, while my wife rolled too many eyes. But we got a few good …Travel (New Zealand)
Knowing their vehicles are destined to be used with a certain degree of abuse, many overladers tend to purchase pre-owned trucks. It also represents …
“To cross a bridge, a river or a border is to leave behind the familiar, personal and comfortable and enter the unknown, a different and strange world where, faced with another reality, we may well find ourselves bereft of home and identity.”
You cannot think of land without …Architecture
Just when we thought social media and the sharing ethos were beginning to break down traditional attitudes towards travel, holiday accommodation and life in general, the elite etiquette guide publisher Debrett’s has thrown its hat into the ring.
The historic firm – best known for what some may …Airbnb
Located on the island of Vágar in the Faroe Islands, this tiny village only became accessible by car in 2004. In 2012, Gásadalur had a population of …Asia Travel
Rocky Mountain National Park Hiking Tour
6 days, 5 nights; (Mon - Sat)
7/6 - 11
9/7 - 12
Assembly Point: Denver, CO
(airline, rail and bus service …Hiking
Spring is here and we’ve decided to discount some of our products to get you and your family outfitted for summer adventures! Overland Journal polos, …