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Forget White Sand Beaches. These Shores Are Pink, Black, Even Green.

Sure, white sand and crystalline waters are great, but beaches can come in all shades of the rainbow—including green, brown, red, and more. We've …

World Records

8 of the World’s Most Famous Ski Runs

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and, to some extent, fame is too. What qualifies a ski run to be one of “the world’s most famous” largely …


The 8 Most Adorable Beach Towns in the US

Once temperatures start rising and the sun starts shining, vacationers head toward the water. While the beaches of Mexico and the Caribbean are …

North America Travel

50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

Everyone has their dream bucket list of travel destinations, but what about dream hotels?

Since summer is right around the corner and we’re dreaming about vacations in far off places, we’ve come up with the ultimate bucket list of hotels to stay in around the world.

From private overwater bungalow …


World's 15 Most Scenic Train Rides

In a relaxation showdown amongst trains, planes, and automobiles, trains win as the most laidback style of travel, allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the view. Luckily, some of the world’s most beautiful destinations are also home to the most scenic train rides—journeys ranging from a few …

Train Travel

How to drive the ultimate American road trip

Ah, the great American road trip. It's a rite of passage, a combination of nostalgia, discovery and misadventure ideally set against a sweeping landscape and killer tunes.

The beauty of the road trip lies in its democratic simplicity: little more is need beyond a map and a functioning vehicle for a …

Road Trips

10 amazing new guided adventure trips

If adventure travel is all about the pursuit of new experiences, guided adventure trips are all about the pursuit of those experiences with a little help from your friends. This year, some of the world's most renowned adventure tour operators have unveiled brand-new guided group trips that embrace …

Adventure Travel

Fraser Island: Is this the world's most unique island?

Unplugged Along the California Coast

It was a vacation I had been dreaming about for years: the classic California road trip up the historic State Route 1 with my husband and our 5-year-old daughter, Frankie, and 3-year-old son, Finn. It was a trip that was meant to show them the sheer magnitude of Big Sur, the jagged artistry of the …


Green escapes: spectacular parks near great cities

Burned out by the relentless pace of your city break? These on-the-doorstep parks are perfect when you need to escape from the urban jungle.

From sea cliffs south of London to a beach on the fringes of Hong Kong and a fanciful chateau on the edge of Paris, it’s worth taking time out of your hectic …

North America Travel

3 Secret Island Day Trips From Stockholm

Off Duty Spring 50

MOST NORTHERN EUROPEAN cities struggle through long winters, but Stockholm’s is so endless and light-starved that it makes “The Seventh Seal” look like a Judd Apatow movie.

When the sunshine does return, the contrast is extraordinary: At the first hint of spring, little …

Europe Travel

6 Awe-Inspiring Natural Phenomena Around the World

By Leigh Ann Henion, author of Phenomenal

Leigh Ann Henion is the author of Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer's Search for Wonder in the Natural World. It's a memoir about how—during her first years as a mother—she set out to reawaken her own sense of wonder via the northern lights, a solar eclipse, …

Filson Life A Season Well Spent with Jillian Lukiwski - Filson Life

Jillian Lukiwski, also known as The Noisy Plume, is an independent metalsmith, freelance photographer and writer representing the indelible spirit of


Buttes and beasts: amazing US national parks – in pictures

Pacific Northwest

Under-The-Radar African Safari: Namibia

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10 spectacular rail journeys … that you’ve probably never heard of

Tren de la Libertad, Ecuador

Ecuador’s Train of Freedom travels between Otavalo, Ibarra and Salinas in the northern part of the country. Recently renovated, the line passes through the Chota valley, along narrow mountain ledges, hair-raising bridges and lengthy tunnels and offers a gentle ride …

Asia Travel

Koh Phayam: Still (almost) like Thailand in the 1970s

(CNN)Ten years have passed since I first encountered Koh Phayam.

After seeing it described in a brochure I found lying on a table in a cafe in Bangkok's Khaosan Road as "Like Koh Samui in the '70s," I bought a ticket to go.

And stayed for six months.

This small kangaroo-shaped island on Thailand's …


America's most indulgent food trails

Fully surrender yourself to the many tastes of the country with food trails meant to make you loosen your belt a notch or two. From farm-fresh to comfort-style, these cities and states have lined up the best restaurants, bakeries and markets for sampling delicacies and regional specialties. These …

12 of the world's quirkiest hotels | CNN Travel

Click through the gallery to see the rest of the quirky hotels on the list.

When it comes to travel, most of us usually look for hotels that are conveniently located, affordable and comfortable.

But sometimes, we want something out of the ordinary.

Need inspiration?

These 12 eccentric hotels …


America's Best National Park Road Trips

Nothing gets us more excited for summer than the prospect of an epic road trip: wind whipping through open car windows, highways flanked by stunning …

Road Trips

10 of the best ancient ruins … that you’ve probably never heard of

Koh Ker, Cambodia

Lost to forest and abandoned for over a thousand years, you’ll find this little-visited site in northern Cambodia. It’s less than two hours’ ride from its more famous cousin, Angkor Wat, and well worth a visit to see more than two dozen temples emerging from the jungle. A highlight …


9 New Places You Must Add To Your Travel Bucket List

While seeing the places you know and are familiar with is all fine and well, sometimes, adventuring into the unknown can be immensely rewarding. The following nine places may be a bit remote, but they're absolute must-sees before age gets the best of you:

Milford Sound, Southland, New Zealand

Milford …

Bucket Lists

15 Places You Won't Believe Exist

We're awed by rainbow-colored canyons, lakes, and natural pools; by national parks that inspired the making of Pandora in James Cameron's Avatar.

James Cameron

Guide to Joshua Tree

ou could say that nature is in my blood. Growing up in a family of eight, I learned to appreciate nature by spending family time camping and …


10 of Europe's best national parks … that you've probably never heard of

Gran Paradiso, Italy

It may be one of the oldest protected areas in the Alps, but the wild lakes and mountains of Gran Paradiso national park often get overlooked by tourists, who are more likely to visit northern Italy’s more popular destinations: the lakes of Como, Maggiore and Garda. In the …

Europe Travel

Nepal's year-round trekking route

“Ukaalo, oraalo,” said our guide, Naresh Gurung, describing the three-hour hike we’d just begun toward Three Mountain Lodge in central Nepal. He undulated his hand: “up” and “down”.

I’d been on treks in the Himalayas before and wondered if, in a country where the earth rises to the hypoxia-inducing …

Asia Travel

Most Expensive Hotels

Ever wondered how the other half-percent lives? These hotels spare no expense in delivering the most extraordinary hospitality experiences possible. …

30 inviting island escapes

Caribbean Travel

Walking to Petra: 7 Pillars of Beauty

Rated among the 15 best treks in the world by National Geographic, one anticipates a great deal in walking across southern Jordan to Petra. Seven reasons why this section of the Abraham Path still exceeds anyone's expectations.

1. Descending Wadi Dana

On the King's Highway towards Dana village there …


Top 10 Island Beaches for Unplugging

There are beaches for partying, beaches for swimming, and beaches for doing absolutely nothing at all. If you’re after the latter, we’ve got you …