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10 Photos That Will Make You Wonder Why Nobody's In Greenland

Greenland is impeccably difficult to get to-- basically, your choices include taking a plane from Canada, Denmark or Iceland, or stopping by on a cruise ship.<p>Yep, the world's biggest island is surprisingly a pain to reach. But once you're there, it rewards you with the luxurious feeling of …

8 things you gringos should know about the 2014 World Cup in Brazil

BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT DILMA ROUSSEFF might have said the country’s ready “to host the Cup of all Cups,” but not all Brazilians are partaking in the …

Urban free climbing: The new extreme sport you shouldn’t try [pics]

“Free climbing” is an absolutely horrifying extreme sport where urban daredevils climb to the top of skyscrapers or other tall buildings and dangle …

Climbing

Amazing Photos of Torres del Paine

Nestled into the center of Chile's expansive Patagonian region rests Torres del Paine, one the most iconic and coveted national parks of the entire Patagonian region. As one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region, the park isn't known for its high-season solitude or peaceful …

South America

The Brazilian approach to funk music

Rio funk, known as <i>funk carioca</i> in Portuguese, owes its name to the North American groove-music genre. But history has it that DJs and MCs from the …

National Geographic Travel

8 ways Salt Lake City’s ‘snow culture’ makes skiing a way of life

<i>This post is brought to you by Utah, home of The Greatest Snow On Earth®. With 11 ski resorts less than an hour from Salt Lake City International</i> …

14 Breathtaking Places You Probably Didn't Know Existed

Do you ever feel like you've seen it all? Do you crave those breathtaking moments of your first travel adventures?<p>The world is full of wonders, sometimes you just have to look a little harder to find them. These 14 spots are lesser-known but equally (if not more) breathtaking.<p><b>1. Whitehaven Beach</b><p>The …

The Other Rivieras Of Europe You Should Care About

The French Riviera is wonderful and all, but it is, by and large, pricey and too tres chic for words, which is a problem for you when you want to take your vacation on the Riviera, but you can't stomach hanging out with all those impossibly cool people.<p>Never fear! There are nine other rivieras …

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

National Geographic Travel

Tour Hong Kong's Awesome Airport, Home To A 9-Hole Golf Course And An IMAX Theater

Home to the largest IMAX screen in Hong Kong and a nine-hole golf course, this airport has earned its spot on 55 "best" lists for cleanliness, shopping, dining, and atmosphere.<p>So we weren't shocked when Vice President Biden recently visited the airport and said it makes New York's LaGuardia feel …

Hong Kong

Great Read: Aloha, Honolulu

Above the freeway, beyond the suburban houses crawling up the slopes of the Koolau Mountains, through a stand of Cook pines, past a grove of pungent eucalyptus, beside leafy breadfruit and Malay apple trees, long-stemmed bird-of-paradise flowers bloom. A regal-looking rooster struts across my path, …

You Think You Have It Bad? Here's One Of The Snowiest Places On Earth

Ok, we know we know. It's snowing...<i>again</i>. We get it. But these poor folks over in Japan get dumped on annually, sometimes with 50 to 60 feet of snow in a typical year, according to the video below. (For some perspective, they had nearly 17 feet of snow on the ground in January of this year.)<p>On the …

57 maps that will challenge what you thought you knew about the world

THERE’S SO MUCH MORE to the world than we can usually glean from a map of a place.<p>Sure, you’ve got the political and topographical maps we’re all …

The Nave of Yosemite [explore]

Stuntmen from old movies

Most fascinating classic, 2013: Ferrari 180 Testa Rossa

Competition for the must-have toys of the holiday season is always fierce. Nothing, however, matches the tug-of-war for a one-of-a-kind confection.<p>Granted, the Ferrari 180 Testa Rossa sold at auction in November was thought to be one of five in existence, but for all intents the bidders at …

Auctions

'He's a ham': Panda caught on camera playing in the snow

At least someone is enjoying the snow!<p>The Toronto Zoo closed early on Wednesday due to a snowstorm, and while that left several zoo-goers disappointed to be heading home early, 5-year-old giant panda Da Mao thought it called for a party.<p>A security camera in his enclosure caught the playful panda …

Snowstorms

Photo Gallery: Day 2

Amazing Cityscape Views from the Rooftops of Dubai

Photographer Karim Nafatni gives new energy to the glowing lights of bustling Dubai in his stunning series of cityscapes, simply called <i>Rooftop Photography</i>. As we have seen before, the Dubai-based photographer and major airline pilot is certainly not afraid of heights! In his ongoing series, Nafatni …

Skyscrapers

Like Yesterday: America Meets the Beatles

It was 50 years ago today — Feb. 7, 1964 — that the Beatles took the U.S.A. The four sprightly young Merseysiders landed at New York City’s newly …

World's Tallest Vertical Garden Is Growing In Sri Lanka

The high-rise apartment building is a fusion between a skyscraper and a forest.<p>Sri Lanka will literally have roses in the air next year, as architecture firm Milroy Perera and Maga Engineering are collaborating to build a 46-floor, high-rise building that will be outfitted with the world's tallest …

Architecture

The Crystal Forever in Sainte Chapelle

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Ukraine's Forever Revolution

Why the country's political crisis will persist, even if the protesters win.<p>KIEV, Ukraine — Another Sunday, another massive demonstration in Kiev.<p>As they have for the last two-plus months, tens of thousands of protesters poured into the center of the Ukrainian capital this past weekend. In the …

New war of words over Panama Canal extension

There are renewed tensions over building work to expand the Panama Canal which has been the subject of a dispute over who should pay up for cost overruns.<p>Earlier it was reported that construction had stopped, with claims that the operator had broken off negotiations aimed at settling the …