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America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

Columbia River

Top 5 alternative New Zealand road trips

<i>Who can resist the urge to hit the open (and almost empty) road in New Zealand? Certainly not us...but don't forget that the country has urban adventures aplenty, too. Check out our selection of lesser known (but no less wonderful) road trips, then head over to BBC Travel to find out about the</i> …

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Harmony of Lights at the Tokyo Hotaru Festival

The Aoraki National Park in New Zealand. Photo by Danny Xeero: http://500px.com/DannyXeero

The Milford Sound, New Zealand. Photographer unknown

Top 10 glamorous A-list destinations

Hoping to catch a glimpse of the rich and famous on your next trip? Unfortunately for any aspiring celeb-spotter, those celebs are stealthy types and really aren't interested in being spotted, so while some getaway locales never change, new under-the-radar destinations keep popping up around the …

Starter Kit to Patagonia

Few places in the world provoke wonder like Patagonia. The expanse of land, carved by the Andes Mountain Range and reaching down to the end of the …

South America

10 Great Street Markets

TravelIntelligent Travel<p><b>1. St. Lawrence Market, Toronto, Canada</b><p>This farmers’ market emporium has operated since 1803, when it cohabitated with Toronto’s city hall. Redeveloped between the 1970s and 1990s after long neglect, the area’s mix of homes and businesses showcases urban regeneration. More …

Lake Tekapo at dawn, New Zealand. Photo by Edwin Leung: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elkynz

The Bayon, a Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia. Photo by Matador Network community member Ritu Saini: http://bit.ly/11YuR4s

Inside Metro: Last Light

No single console gaming genre is as fiercely competitive as the first-person shooter, and whether it's Call of Duty, Halo, Crysis, Killzone or …

Nextgen

What it takes to be a travel guidebook author: Conversation with Lily Girma: http://bit.ly/12rEWSi

Stingrays feed on scraps thrown overboard on Stingray Sandbar, Grand Cayman. photo by Thomas Pepper

Devil's Punch Bowl Falls in Arthurs Pass, New Zealand. Photo by HITTHEROAD: http://vlezv35photo.35photo.ru/

18 moments every backpacker experiences

1. When you find the fare you were going to book just went up<p>(via)<p>2. When people question your travel motives<p>(via)<p>3. When you’re on that 18-hour bus …

Foreign currency tips: Beginner’s guide to managing your money on the road: http://bit.ly/13B5LX0

The Victoria Falls: a timeless majesty

'Miss Grainger, I presume?” said the guide as I reluctantly left Livingstone airport – the last passenger to vacate the building and one of three to arrive without luggage, thanks, once again, to the baggage handlers at Johannesburg airport.<p>Usually, I’d be grumpy without my luggage. This time, …

How do you recover from jet lag?

It can take five days to feel normal again after a long-haul flight. What with daytime sleepiness, nightly insomnia, loss of appetite, clouded …

9 Movies That Predicted The Future

<b>Dutch 'boffins' have discovered that a common heart medicine might help people suffering from traumatic memories by erasing them from their heads -</b> …

Blade Runner

The best NES games of all time

These days, playing one of the many timeless games made for the Nintendo Entertainment System feels like going back to the basics in the best way …

35 of videogaming's most memorable soundtracks

Games are often praised for their amazing visuals, deep, complex gameplay and well-written narrative, but music is also a big part of the media. Just …

The lesser-known videogames of famous designers

We've all heard of <i>Pac-Man, Pokémon, Super Mario Bros, Gears Of War</i> and <i>SimCity,</i> and most of us could probably recall the famous names who made them, …

Retrogaming

5 tips for capturing awesome shots in the sun

MATADOR AMBASSADOR and professional surf photographer Chris Burkard gives 5 tips for shooting in the sun. All in just over 2 minutes. Here are the …

Photography

Rio de Janeiro at dawn. Photo by Felipe Dana: http://www.felipedana.com.br/FelipeDana/b/

Scared shitless: A Peruvian evacuation

As the bartender hammered boards across the windows, I locked myself in the bathroom and cursed myself for such bad timing. My hiking group had run …

Mudslides