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30 places you should travel to this summer

While some places have been popular with summer travelers for years, others have just recently started to catch attention.<p>We've put together a list of 30 places to visit this summer, making our selections from destinations that won notable awards over the last year, that are seeing an increase in …

5 things everyone should do in Iceland

Including breathtaking hikes, picturesque vistas, New Nordic cuisine, and a one-of-a-kind museum that won't soon be forgotten, here are 10 things you can't skip in Iceland.

The 50 greatest adventures on Earth

Adventure: noun – an unusual and exciting experience; a daring enterprise; a hazardous activity.<p>That’s what the dictionary says. But what does it mean to you? To some, it might involve pushing yourself to the physical limits: summiting a great peak – Kilimanjaro, perhaps – or tackling extreme …

23 incredible travel destinations you probably didn't know existed

Inspired by a Quora thread about the best unknown travel destinations, we've found 23 lesser-known gems around the globe.<p>From a hidden beach to one of the only places in the world where you can swim between two continents, here's your off-the-beaten-path bucket list.<p><i>An earlier version of this post</i> …

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7 Awesome Things to Do in Tofo, Mozambique

<i>Every month, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I</i> …

Lonely Planet says these are the top 21 things to do and see in Ireland

THE DONEGAL COAST, Ring of Kerry and Brú na Bóinne are among the destinations recommended in a new Lonely Planet guide to Ireland.<p>The list gives a …

Ireland

20 more places in France you never thought to visit (but really should)

Read the first part of our guide here.<p><b>21. Corbières</b>, Languedoc<p>"These are the country’s forgotten mountains," says Anthony Peregrine. "Full of good wine, lost villages, vertiginous Cathar castles, Dan Brown weirdos congregating at Rennes-le-Château, worries about the end of the world, and …

African adventures you must have in your lifetime – including the paradise islands tourism forgot

Why Norway Is One of the Most Remarkable Destinations in the World

<i>Norway is becoming a top destination on travellers bucket lists, but what gives this country its charm?</i><p><b>1. The nature</b><p>This magical country has some of the most stunning natural scenery in the world which is why it is at the top of my bucket list. If you visit Norway it would be a crime not to take a …

Northern Lights

The world's most breathtaking waterfalls

Waterfalls aren't just cascading tons of water over the edge of a cliff, they are an example of the power of nature, an earthly wonder and a reminder that something as dainty as water has the power to erode something as tough as rock.<p>The falls are majestic beauties, sure, but they're more than …

Polar bears on a polar cruise in Greenland

Delivered over the tannoy at 7.45pm, it was an irresistible invitation: “There’s a lovely pod of walruses over on the beach, belching and farting and waiting for us to come, so I urge everyone to get over there. The last zodiac back will be at 11 o’clock.”<p>A quarter of an hour later, layered and …

Spain's Death Coast Is Actually Your Dream Road Trip

All photos by author<p>Cabo Tourninan Lighthouse along Spain's famed Death Coast<p>A 4-day road trip to land's end shows an entirely enchanting side of …

European Travel

6 Things to Drink in Cape Town (Besides Wine)

There's a pretty good chance that when you think of drinking in South Africa, your thoughts turn immediately to wine.<p>Who could blame you: South …

5 Outstanding Food Experiences in London

People who say British food is terrible clearly haven’t been to London in the last 20 years. The English capital, at turns debonair and …

Animal islands: seven places where creatures rule

Wildlife watching is a tricky business. Days can be spent fruitlessly scanning the savannah for lions or holed up in a hide hoping to catch a glimpse of a rare bird. But for travellers with limited time (or patience), there are places where animals are not just easy to spot, they are impossible to …

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The best solo trips you can take in 2016

Now more than ever, solo travel is gaining popularity, as the travel industry has seen a steady increase in single travelers in recent years. According to a study by Visa, one in five travelers set out on their most recent vacation alone.<p>Not only do these types of trips enable travelers to meet new …

10 incredible rail journeys you've probably never heard of

Italy’s fabulous five: planning your visit to the Cinque Terre

The Italian Riviera is not short of rugged coastline or romantic towns and villages, but the five fishing communities of the Cinque Terre are its most iconic highlight. The five villages are no longer the isolated hamlets they once were, but there’s still a feeling of remote authenticity, with few …

Italy

10 Places That Go BIG — And So Beautiful — at Christmas

The holiday spirit is in full effect at these places all around the world.<p>If you want to experience the most wonderful time of the year to its full glory, we've got you covered. These are the biggest, brightest, and most jolly places to celebrate the season across the globe.

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Balkan Slavs think that you should visit these places

The Balkans area covers quite a big chunk of Europe, no wonder it has some of the oldest settlements in the continent. Filled with popular tourists …

European Travel

20 photos that will make you want to travel to Budapest

The results were based on millions of ratings and thousands of comments from over 128,000 travelers.<p>This year, Budapest, Hungary, ranked as the second-best city in the world, right below Florence, Italy.<p>We decided to take a deep dive into Hungary's capital city, which is known for its rich culture, …

The most affordable places to travel to next year, according to Lonely Planet

Included in the series is a list of the best-value destinations for 2016, which pinpoints the top destinations where visitors can have high-quality travel experiences without breaking the bank.<p>From the pristine beaches of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast to the renowned vineyards of Galicia, Spain, …

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.

Don’t Drink Beer, Soak In It At These Czech Spas

Never doubt that Czechs take their beer very, very seriously.<p>The country that invented the Pilsner drinks beer (or rather <i>pivo</i>) with lunch, dinner, …

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Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats

Find cozy seclusion, starry views, ancient gardens—whatever your romantic heart desires.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Four Seasons of Travel</i><p><b>Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California</b> <br>www.postranchinn.com <br>Perched on the Big Sur coastline, between the majestic Santa Lucia Mountains and the endless …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

National Parks

Peru Photos

See photos of Peru (including Machu Picchu, Cusco, the Andes, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

These Beautiful Water Landscapes Will Totally Take Your Breath Away

There’s no doubt that water is essential. We drink it. We swim in it. We’re even made up of it. But sometimes, we should stop and appreciate the sheer beauty of it.<p>If you’re yearning for that feeling of serenity, the peaceful moment amidst the craziness of the world, these fifteen water landscapes …

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