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VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Venice

A labyrinthine city of canals, brides, and cobblestone alleys, it’s no surprise that Venice is always at the top of everyone's travel bucket list. If …

These Majestic Photos Will Give You A Spacegasm

The winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 competition have been announced and they'll make you want to leave planet Earth.

BuzzBuzzHome: Posh Penthouse Pads That Will Make You Want To Pop Champagne

<b>BuzzBuzzHome:</b> Nothing says ‘living the high life’ like living in your building’s highest home.<p>Photo: imgur<p>We don’t know exactly how much the suite …

Holy Newfoundland iceberg that looks just like Batman, Batman! (UPDATE: Now with an extended Q&A) http://natpo.st/1rL6yQ9

Six dividend stocks with wide moats

<i>John Heinzl is the dividend investor for Globe Investor's</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions</i> here<i>. You can see his model portfolio here.</i><p>When Daniel Goodman and Effie Wolle are looking for promising stocks, they don't necessarily set out to buy dividend-paying companies.<p>But more often than not, …

A Canadian mining company may have used slaves. How could this happen?

(Illustration by Owen Freeman)<p><b>The news was grim, but not surprising.</b> Yannick Lamonde, an official within Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and …

Devil's tower under storm

Iceland's Most Famous Waterfall Is Big Enough To Stand Inside, Which Is Pretty Incredible

This is Seljalandsfoss, arguably Iceland's most famous waterfall. In a boundless green field, the cascade drops a whopping 200 feet from rocks above into a serene little pool below.<p>The most insane part of Seljalandsfoss, though, is that you can hike through the back of the falls and view them from …

National Geographic Travel

Gougane Barra forest is a hidden gem located in County Cork #Ireland. It was the first national park of Ireland and is often overlooked, as tourists travel to see the more well known Gougane Barra Church. Exploring the forest is like taking a walk through one of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, you'll never know what you'll encounter, just don't forget the bread crumbs... Photo by @jeffmauritzen http://bit.ly/OeWAax

A Must-Stay-and-Experience: La Mamounia Hotel and Spa, Marrakech, Morocco

I must admit, <b>La Mamounia</b> is truly one of the most exquisite hotels I have ever been to and experienced. With its alluring Hispano-Moresque architecture, the setting is intimate, and yet it’s a very grand hotel. The environment is regal—every detail, small to large—and the interior design is so …

National Geographic Travel

12 of the Hardest Places to Visit on Earth

From impassable terrains to unstable political situations to strict visa regulations, there are some places on Earth that are nearly impossible to get into. Fortunately, these adventurous photographers dared to venture into these territories! Even if you can't be there yourself, you can still …

Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia The lakes are renowned for their distinctive colors, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. The colors change constantly depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight.

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Hunting the Northern Lights in Fairbanks, Alaska

2014 marks the peak of an 11-year solar cycle that’s bringing an increased amount of Northern Lights activity here on planet Earth.<p>I’ve had a …

Rock steady stocks for retirement investing

To build your retirement fund, invest for long-term growth without exposing your savings to unnecessary risks.<p>To achieve this fine balance in the stock market, consider the Portfolio Strategy column's list of Rock Steady Stocks for Retirement Investing. Fifteen stocks made the cut based on factors …

Investing

Monti Sibillini National Park, Italy

<b>Name:</b> Monti Sibillini National Park <b><br>Location:</b> Italy <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1993 <b><br>Size:</b> 276 square miles (714 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p><b>• Namesake</b> Mount Sibilla is named for a legendary prophetess named Sibyl. Knights and other petitioners from across Europe made the arduous journey to her remote cave, …

Italy

The essential guide to backpacking China's Silk Road

The section of the ancient Silk Road that runs through China is an epic journey through desert dunes to the end of the Great Wall, a length of pink mud that ends abruptly in the magnificent beige towers of the Jiayuguan Fort.<p>This is not a voyage that many travellers experience; it's often and …

Asia Travel

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

Luxury

7 Marvelous Hotels You'll Definitely Want To Stay In

Before you book that next holiday, you might want to consider heading over to the likes of Finland, Paris, the Maldives or Switzerland. If you do, …

Son Doong On the Cheap

Unless you've been under a travel rock for the past couple of years, you've probably heard about the discovery of Hang Sơn Đoòng (HSD), the largest cave in the world. The good news? It's now open to explorers. The bad news? It costs $3,000/pp to visit (excluding flights, accommodations, etc.), and …

Hiking

Desolated Decadence: The Planet's Top Desert Retreats

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Tired of overcrowded beach holidays and of the hustle and bustle of urban escapes? To really get away from it all, it might be time to journey into the earth's most formidable deserts. Wastelands no more, many of the globe's most inhospitable terrains have now …

Swimming Pools