Wandering Chicken: Travel

By Todd Merriman | And I, I took the road less traveled by, and that has been the crux of the problem.

Take a Tour of 5 U.S. National Parks with Google’s New 360-degree Exhibit

To celebrate Thursday’s 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service, Google has launched “The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks,” an interactive on-demand documentary that utilizes the latest 360-degree video technology to give viewers short private tours of five U.S. National Parks, as …

Google

The 50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World

We seek beauty in many forms: through art and architecture; from water views and mountain highs; in its people and its history. This list circles the …

Travel (Canada)

Top 10 Most Beautiful Places To Visit Before You Die!

Everyone wants to travel the world and visit the beautiful sites, but with so many places to visit where do you start? Here we come to you with the …

Adventure Travel

Greece's Chicest New (and Very Old) Beach Destination

The second we landed, the passengers on my flight from New York to Athens were so anxious to exit the plane that someone’s fedora popped off in the crush and got flattened like a Frisbee. “They’re all racing to the islands,” the flight attendant told me, and when I sauntered into the airport I …

Greece

The Best Backpacking Loop You’ve Never Heard Of

Mineral King is a quiet corner of what is becoming an increasingly busy Sierra Nevada mountain range. And though it has been enjoyed and frequented …

Adventure Travel

Cres, Croatia: island of ghosts and vultures

If there is one thing to learn about Croatian islands, it’s that they are all different. Pag, for example, is all cheese and chalk, while Hvar is lavender and langoustines. But Cres is new to me and I want to know more about the joint-largest of the country’s 718 islands (only 47 of which are …

Croatia

In Slovakia, a Wine Region Waiting for the Spotlight

Leaves on the main road on a sunny September afternoon were a sure sign that summer in Slovakia was nearly over and that the grape harvest was about to begin. But although I expected a lot of buzz around the main Tokaj village called Mala Trna, there wasn’t a person in sight. Just some bees going …

Travel

19 of the World’s Last Remaining True Wilderness Destinations

SHARE<p>1. Torngat Mountains National Park, Labrador (Hotel Prices & Photos)<p>Torngat Mountains National Park is the quintessential true wilderness area. …

Adventure Travel

10 Places You Need to See the Sunset Before You Die

As displays of the earth’s awesome natural beauty go, sunsets are up there with the greatest things ever – right next to rainbows. They happen in …

Africa

From Montreal to Minnesota, by Inland Sea

The waiting room at St. Lambert Lock in Montreal looks out at a quarter-mile of chain-link fence, six security camera towers, a blaze-orange derrick and a guardhouse. There, three armed men stare at a 750-foot stretch of placid, blue-green water waiting to lift 33,000-ton freighters up along the …

The Oldest Hotels in America (That Are Actually Worth a Visit)

History enthusiast or not, there’s no denying the oldest hotels in the U.S. hold a certain romantic allure. After all, their rooms have been reserved …

Central America Travel

The 10 Most Beautiful Clifftop Hotels in the World

Private plunge pools aside, there are few things more thrilling and luxurious than a clifftop hotel. Perhaps it’s the sheer seclusion, or the …

Travel

The Incredible Ruins of 12 Abandoned Islands

Of all the many places around the world that have been abandoned by their inhabitants and left to slump into obscurity and ruin, islands seem among …

Red Sea

Land of the blue sky: 10 reasons to visit Mongolia now

One of the last surviving nomadic societies, half of Mongolians live pastoral lifestyles little-changed since the days of Chinggis Khan. The rest mostly live in Ulaanbaatar, their ties to the grassland fading as Mongolia’s only city, enriched by overseas investment, hurtles into the 21st century. …

Mongolia

What's the World's Highest Mountain That's Never Been Climbed?

One thing's for sure: it isn't Mt. Everest.<p>The point of exploration is to go someplace new, and that's not always the easiest task on an increasingly …

Mountains

20 Ultimate American Road Trips

Few things in life are more liberating than a road trip. Whether you're racing the sea breezes along a coast, following the tempting aroma of …

Road Trips

The Most Inaccessible Places in the World People Desperately Want To Visit

The Atlas is full of remarkable places that most everyone wants to go, as well as remarkably remote or obscure places that few have even heard of. …

Travel

The Trip Everyone In Their 40s Should Take

Travel is for everyone, regardless of age, but the 2014 Readers' Choice Awards revealed an amazing trend: By the numbers, there was a memorable trip …

Travel

Out of Reach Hawaii

When you’re on the beach in Waikiki, on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, the following truth seems impossible: you are in the most isolated place on …

U.S. Travel

11 Hauntingly Beautiful Underwater Sites

We live in a beautiful world, but some of the most mesmerizing sites take a little digging (or diving) to find. From shipwrecks to sculptures, these …

Travel

10 Unique Ways To Travel The World

For those of us with something of a wanderlust, travelling the world can seem like a dream come true. The truth is, it would be impossible to travel …

20 amazing British campsites beside the sea

South-west<p>1. Bryher Campsite, Isles of Scilly<p>Bryher Campsite enjoys lovely salty views of Hangman Island and Tresco, but its situation between two hills means it's relatively sheltered. During the summer Bryher can, in the right weather, feel like an other-worldly paradise, with a glorious sandy …

Adventure Travel

8 Beautiful Black Sand Beaches Around the World

When it comes to finding the perfect beach, folks are usually drawn to pristine white sand and crystal-clear waters. But there's another unsung sandy …

Canary Islands

3 Idyllic Greek Isles That Most Tourists Miss

The secret’s out on Mykonos, Santorini, and even Patmos—but on the lesser-known islands of Antiparos, Paros, and Pano Koufonisi, the beaches are …

Greece

8 Places in Europe That Still Feel ‘Untouched’

You stand in front of the guidebooks in your local bookstore with a sinking feeling of despair – how can there be so many; and all about Europe? The …

Europe

World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

Travel

10 Best Ski Resorts for Summer Fun

The snow has melted and ski season has long been over, but that doesn't mean resorts close their doors until the next frost settles. On the contrary, …

Adventure Travel

20 of America's most beautiful hotels

<b>(CNN) —</b> With so many iconic cities and diverse landscapes, beautiful hotels in the United States are a dime a dozen.<p>But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others.<p>From rustic alpine lodges in the Rocky Mountains to sleek beachfront resorts in Miami, we've handpicked 20 of America's most …

Hotels

25 places we're dying to explore right now

25 places we’re dying to explore right now<p>The Matador team is made up of more than two dozen of the best-traveled people you’ll ever meet. We’re …

Adventure Travel