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15 Most Photogenic Places In the World You Must Visit

Travel photography is such an integral part of our experience – whether you’re an amateur or a pro, memories captured are priceless. Here are some …

Travel Photography

19 of the most incredible — and affordable — undiscovered holiday destinations in Europe

As the summer holidays draw near, it's time to start holiday planning. However, you'll likely want to avoid the crowds.<p>Luckily, Mastercard has released a list of Europe’s top little-known — yet affordable — travel destinations to help you avoid the hoards on your next trip.<p>The list of 44 …

Europe

15 Up-and-coming Destinations Around the World

Historically, travelers have concentrated on countries in the northern hemisphere. But today, arrivals and departures are happening all over the …

Caucasus

Peru's Andean Explorer: Luxury train journey on the roof of the world - CNN.com | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Long train journeys are inescapably romantic. They're all about the journey; the destination is irrelevant and distance is an ally.<p>Which is what makes the new Belmond Andean Explorer so exciting.<p>Crossing the spine of the Peruvian Andes, more than 12,000 feet above sea level, between the …

South America

21 of the World’s Ultimate Luxury Vacations

Hollywood legend Marlon Brando bought the French Polynesian private island of Tetiaroa in the 1960s with an aim to preserve the beauty and …

Luxury

World’s Top 10 Travel Destinations For Nature Lovers

Credit: berlinrider<p>SHARE<p>In Lapland, in northern Finland, there are igloos, hotel rooms and other accommodation options that were specially designed …

British Virgin Islands

8 Beautiful Car-Free Places Around the World

Traffic jams, road rage, car payments—these are the types of things we go on vacation to get away from. So wouldn't it make sense to choose a vacation spot where cars simply <i>don't</i> exist? Luckily for us, these idylls <i>do</i> exist. They exist for different reasons (environmental protection, tourism, sheer …

Europe

Falling in love with Northern Norway

Ok, so I am going to make a bold statement. Hang in there with my guys. Northern Norway might actually be my favorite place on the planet. You know, …

Europe

12 Best Resorts in New England

If you're still in the throes of summer vacation planning, don't discount New England: this six-state section of the country promises both rugged mountains and pristine coastline, with everything from fresh shellfish and quaint Victorian homes, to Alpine ski lodges and horseback rides sandwiched in …

Hotels

20 Places That Look Like They're On Another Planet

We can't help but fantasize about traveling to far and distant worlds. Luckily, our planet is full of surreal and otherworldly places that are just a plane ride away, from lunar valleys to underwater caves. <i>This gallery was originally published in 2015. It has been updated with new information.</i>

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14 Amazing Architectural Wonders of the New World

The original “7 Wonders of the World” (Great Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Colossus of Rhodes, Lighthouse of Alexandria, Mausoleum at …

Architecture

8 Unexpected Places to See the Northern Lights

The spectacular Northern Lights are a popular bucket list item -- and rightfully so. But there is one downside to scouting them out: seeing the …

National Parks

New South Wales: Exploring Sydney and Beyond

<b>New South Wales: Exploring Sydney and Beyond</b><p>The diverse landscapes of New South Wales lend themselves to incredible coastal and aquatic …

Europe’s hidden coasts: Costa Maresme, Spain

The coast just north of Barcelona is often overlooked by visitors. But with miles of sandy beach, great restaurants and a coast-hugging train, it’s a perfect escape<p>More hidden coasts: France | Portugal | Greece | Italy<p>I love Barcelona but sometimes you have got to get out of town. Sitges? Lovely, …

Spain

5 Places in Nicaragua That Will Inspire Your Inner Artist

Much like the Matala caves in Crete, which were frequented by artists like Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell in the 1960s and ’70s, a stint in Nicaragua …

7 Underrated Mediterranean Destinations to Visit on Your Next Trip

The Mediterranean invokes many idyllic images, whether it’s white homes cascading down the hills to the sea or a charming promenade surrounding a …

Europe

Philippines hotels: 12 remote luxury resorts - CNN.com | CNN Travel

Editor's Note — CNN Travel's series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy.<p>(CNN) — Whether you're in search of an all-inclusive luxury resort or a chilled-out beach villa, …

Philippines

Hiking Sri Lanka’s Hill Country

While soft-sand beaches and lowland jungles may be the first images that leap to mind when many people imagine Sri Lanka, this tropical isle is endowed with a mountainous interior that is every bit as scenic as the coast, blessed by pleasantly cool temperatures that rarely tip 21ºC.<p>Rising at dawn …

Exploring Sudan's forgotten pyramids | CNN Travel

(CNN) — What if there was a place where you could camp beside ancient pyramids from a forgotten civilization without another tourist in sight?<p>What if that place was Sudan?<p>Besmirched in modern history by two rounds of civil war, and a battle for independence in what is now South Sudan, the east …

Travel

The Best Dive Spots on the Planet

The beauty of the natural world doesn't end on land, there's a whole other world hidden under the sea. From wreck diving to reefs walls to wild …

The 16+ ultimate experiences to have in Russia

Photo: Pexels<p>Russia’s in the news a lot, but most of our images of it are hopelessly outdated Cold War cliches. The largest country in the world has …

List-Worthy

The 20 Most Anticipated Luxury Hotels Opening In 2017

The arrival of a new year brings with it buzz about hotly anticipated luxury hotel openings. 2017 is no exception, with amazing new resorts opening …

Hotels

Bhutan: Asia's secret sanctuary - CNN.com | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Tucked away in the Himalayas between the giants of India and China, the Kingdom of Bhutan is one of the region's least-visited countries.<p>In 2016, total visitor arrivals increased to just 209,570 -- a 35% rise over 2015.<p>That could be due to the country's hard-to-reach location.<p>Bhutan has one …

Travel

The World's Most Amazing Places

How many places in the world have you visited so far? We hope you can knock off at least 5 on this list. If not, it's time to put in those vacation …

America's 5 Best Waterfall Hikes

Would you like a waterfall with that hike? If the answer is, <i>“yes, please!”</i> you’ll definitely want to read on and discover more about the best, …

Around the World Through a Photographer’s Lens

Natalia Horinkova, a “photographer, traveler, and believer in good,” documents the authentic spirit of the destinations she visits around the world …

Hiking Nepal’s forgotten trail

A walking trail created to increase tourism in a rarely visited part of Nepal was in its infancy when the massive earthquake struck two years ago today. It remains open but the brave communities en route are desperate for more visitors and investment<p>The young receptionist at Kathmandu’s Nepal …

Travel

Ten Places That Deserve More Travelers

Head off the typical tourist trail to explore these surprising destinations.<p>Armenia<p><b>The Situation on the Ground:</b> Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the tiny Caucasus country of Armenia has often been associated with conflict. The country’s Nagorno-Karabakh war with Azerbaijan over a …

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Svalbard: the sound of silence

At 78° north, Svalbard is both the largest continuous wilderness in Europe and the final frontier before the North Pole. In the frozen depths of winter, a snowmobile expedition is the only way to get a sense of scope in this land of bone-chilling cold and heartbreaking beauty.<p>Many who have never …

6 Accessible (and Amazing) Places to See the Southern Lights

Photo courtesy of Ben via FlickrThere’s no doubt the Northern Lights are one of the world’s most beautiful natural phenomena. Numerous travel experts …

New Zealand