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Our Favorite Pictures of Cats You've Never Heard Of

Will the Big Cats Survive the Free-Roaming Domestic Cats in the Sundarbans & Elsewhere?

I’m a wildlife ecologist and conservationist and I believe in promoting a “no-kill” nation with regard to feral and stray cats. However, let me share concerns with you put forth by many in the conservation community concerning feral cats.<p>I just returned from South Asia where I was working on rescue …

Take it slow on Zambia’s upper Zambezi

Just a few kilometres upstream from Victoria Falls’ high-octane activities are serene riverside lodges, island beaches and calm waters for canoeing, drift rafting or river boating.<p>There is always much more to a tempest than its terrible thunderclaps. While all eyes and ears are trained on nature's …

National Parks

Tristan da Cunha: a journey to the centre of the ocean

Sitting in solitude in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, 2400km from anywhere and reachable only by boat, Tristan da Cunha is one of the world’s last destinations for the truly intrepid traveller.<p>There’s no airport here, no wi-fi, not a latte to be found anywhere, and the only way to tweet or …

Travel

15 Craziest Hotels Around The World

Not everyone wants the typical room service, continental breakfast, and double bed of a chain hotel. Whether you still harbor a childhood dream of living in a treehouse, or you love wine so much you'd give anything to sleep inside a giant empty wine barrel, there's a crazy hotel out there that fits …

Grand Canyon

5 Sky Events This Week: Partial Lunar Eclipse, Halley’s Shooting Stars

<b>Mars and Regulus.</b> Looking high east at dawn on Wednesday, October 16, check out Mars as it pairs up with Regulus, the lead star of the constellation Leo the lion. The contrast in color between the orange-hued planet and the sparkling white, 79-light-year distant star is particularly striking with …

Top 10 adventures in Peru

Peru may be known as a cradle of ancient civilisations, but its wild topography also makes it a wonderland of adventure. The icy mountain peaks of the Andes draw trekkers and climbers, the untamed desert coast is lapped by excellent waves for surfers, and for explorer types there’s the Amazon – a …

South America

Insanely Cool Geysers You've Never Heard About Are Begging For A Visit

You might have suspected this, but Old Faithful is not the only geyser on this planet. Our earth holds other watery wonders that compare to -- and even rival -- the Yellowstone superstar's beauty. Even so, we bet you've never heard of them.<p>Behold: This is Fly Geyser, and it's located in Nevada.<p>You …

The world’s most extreme road trips

Whether you are revving your car’s engine to clear a narrow pass or grinding through sand in a 4X4, these five roads have a reputation for being among the most brutal in the world.

Adventure Travel

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