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The best alternatives to another boring Mediterranean holiday

Can't stand the thought of cooking on a Mediterranean beach in August, surrounded by sunburned Brits? Here are 18 more original options for summer.<p>1. The Azores<p>This Portuguese archipelago is almost 1,000 miles off the coast of North Africa, but it is easily accessible via direct flights from London …

European Travel

Tourist tax: the hidden costs of spending a night in Europe

Taxing tourism is not a new idea, and considering how expensive it can be to host throngs of tourists, it probably isn’t a bad one. But getting the …

European Travel

A local’s guide to Istanbul's new cool neighbourhood

In once sleepy Kadıköy-Moda, new nightlife and culture hotspots happily coexist with the district’s established restaurants and cafes<p>Until recently, the neighbourhood of Kadıköy-Moda, on the Asian side of Istanbul at the southern end of the Bosphorus, was an unremarkable, mostly residential place …

European Travel

This Croatian Seaside Paradise Has Made Delicious Wine for 2,400 Years

Locals on the Adriatic island of Hvar have cultivated olive groves and vineyards since Greek colonists arrived in the 4th century B.C.<p>Every summer and fall, residents on the Croatian island of Hvar harvest the fertile plain outside the town of Stari Grad. They scythe herbs and lavender for …

European Travel

The 20 greatest cities to visit in spring

John Keats was not a man given to effusive bursts of happiness, Witness his brooding “Ode to a Nightingale”, written in the growing warmth of May 1819, but lost to an opening line of: “My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains my sense/ As though of hemlock I had drunk”. And yet even this most …

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Daily Travel Tip — Don't Take Rides From Strangers

You may have heard this tip before, but it's worth repeating...<p>I saw a sign (below) at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport recently reminding travelers that …

The Last Wild Shores: The 10 Best Beaches to Visit in 2018

Pristine, undeveloped, and off-the-grid seaside retreats that are tough to get to—and totally worth the effort. Here are the beaches you have to hit …

Travel

Morocco: Road trip to the Sahara

The empty road turns into a track that peters out into desert floor, with holes here and there - mice? snakes? - and even in February the sun is …

Travel

8 things I wish I knew before visiting Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay is a popular travel destination known for its unique natural limestone and forest formations. While it is a popular destination, here are …

Asia Travel

Six Italian Islands Locals Keep to Themselves

It's tough, but if we had to find a downside to hitting Capri, Ischia, or Panarea in the summer, it's that it can feel like half the world had the same idea as you. On these six islands you'll find water just as blue as Stromboli's and plenty of spots to dock your boat and pour a spritz for …

Italy

The best adventure destination you've probably never heard of

This weekend, the world’s longest zip-line opened in Ras Al Khaimah, a mark of the lofty ambition of this northernmost emirate of the UEA to be the adventure sports capital of the Middle East. Known as the “Jebel Jais Flight”, the zip-line soars for a mile and three-quarters (2.8km) above the …

Friuli-Venezia Giulia Is an Italy Far Removed from Its Stereotypes

Over the mountains and through the woods is a region stuck in time that feels like nowhere else in Italy.<p>White jackets were swirling around my wife in the blue light of an antiseptic room in the village of Tarare, near Lyon. A village I had never heard of, nor planned to visit. I had expected to be …

Italy

A journey from Africa to the Alhambra by foot, rail and boat

The most rewarding journeys, it might be said, are the ones that force you to look a little closer. Here was a tower in pinkish stone, set in a garden with marble columns, olive trees and oleanders, and a cool breeze soothing the sun-baked landscape. To the half-closed eye this was southern Europe, …

European Travel

The most bewitchingly beautiful pictures of Rajasthan

Pushkar Lake, one of Rajasthan's most sacred lakes, where Hindu pilgrims come to wash away sin.<p>In the vibrant blue city of Jodhpur.<p>Tuk-tuks on a …

Asia Travel

Coffee and karaoke in south-east Asia's secret corner

The Mekong should be on everyone’s travel bucket list, and your first glimpse of it - through the stilts of a floating village or between the trunks of a coconut palm forest - stays with you forever.<p>Its journey from China to Vietnam is as wild as you’d expect, winding through tight jungle and rice …

Who needs winter sun? Why the coldest corner of Europe is like another planet

You have to take your hat off to the Lappish in winter. Not literally, of course, that would be suicidal. But lend them some respect. Every morning between early October and April – despite enduring temperatures that can turn their eyelashes crisp; despite being suffocated under every kind of snow …

European Travel

Has Istanbul lost its charm?

It has been 30 years since I was last in Istanbul and I found it hard to get my head around a city that I’m sure I remember as being more ancient and mysterious, more a bridge between East and West. It’s now modern, a lot of it still under construction.<p>Walking down the jam-packed shopping street, …

European Travel

Make Ísbíltúr — an Icelandic Ice Cream Road Trip — the Hygge of This Winter

Put that fuzzy blanket back on the couch and keep your firewood unscathed for a few extra hours – it’s<i>ísbíltúr</i> time.<p>While Americans couldn't get …

European Travel

Top experiences in Ooty

Down south in Tamil Nadu lies the hilly paradise of Ooty with quieter, greener areas and tall pines to escape to. This ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, …

Celebrate Australia Day With a Road Trip

What country routinely tops travelers wish lists in the U.S.? Australia.<p>And there's no better way to honor our love for Down Under than by planning a …

Australia

Welcome to the world's most scenic commute

Belmond's Andean Explorer allows you to discover Peru in style with a two-night, three-day tour of the High Andes<p>The journey to Cusco had been rather …

South America

A Quick Guide To The Greek Islands – AGreekAdventure - Adventure Travel Blog

Spread in between the coast of mainland Greece and the pointer of Northern Africa, the Greek Islands have actually been popular vacation locations …

Meet the traveler who explores the world with only a carry-on case

<b>(CNN) —</b> She has visited every corner of the world, but photographer Jill Paider always travels light -- with only a carry-on case as luggage.<p>Paider has traveled everywhere, from Guatemala to Tokyo and all places in between, photographing her adventures along the way.<p>Now she's has written about her …

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These 9 epic skydiving views will definitely change the way you look at the world

It can be difficult to locate, let alone maintain, that certain, magical *alive* feeling—you know the one—while deeply locked in to the routines of …

Skydiving

The Czech Republic’s Bohemian Paradise: as magical as it sounds

A location for Sky Atlantic’s TV series Britannia, this enchanted landscape in the north of the country is somewhere to go into Bohemian rhapsodies over<p>Sitting in contemplative silence atop an enormous sandstone rock, I hear the first whoops in the distance. My initial reaction is to wonder who …

European Travel

The Most Popular Airbnb in Every European Country

Sometimes, European hotels can be too expensive, too cookie-cutter, too... hotel-y. When we're looking for that "home away from home" feel with a dash of luxury—or maybe a dash of the bizarre—we turn to Airbnb for lighthouses in Croatia, castles in Ireland, private islands in Scandinavia, and some …

European Travel

12 things I wish I knew before visiting Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza is one of the new seven wonders of the world, and one of the most popular destinations in the Yucatan Peninsula and Mexico. The Mayan …

Asia Travel

Beautiful Small Towns in Europe More Americans Should Visit

So you’ve gone and booked a big ol’ flight across the pond. The siren call of wildly cheap airfares to Europe proved too strong to resist -- you may …

European Travel

Best Places to See the Northern Lights in March

Festivals and events in the Arctic Circle are just a few ways to spend March days waiting for the aurora borealis at night.<p>With longer days and …

Northern Lights

22 Vacations that Will Change Your Life

1 of 22<p>Cooking on the Amalfi Coast<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 22<p>Kayaking Mexico's Sea of Cortez<p>3 of 22<p>Setting Sail in Sausalito<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 22<p>Going Wild …

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