Wandering Chicken: Travel

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

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<p>I love Barcelona but sometimes you have got to get out of town. Sitges? Lovely, but it can be as …

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 …

Central America

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

Luxury travel: The most remote resorts in the Philippines

<b>(CNN) —</b> Whether you're in search of an all-inclusive luxury resort or a chilled-out beach villa, the Philippines has no shortage of remote retreats to whisk intrepid travelers off the grid.<p>Home to more than 7,000 islands, the Southeast Asian archipelago counts abundant marine life, colorful reefs …

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 …

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Exploring Sudan's forgotten pyramids

<b>(CNN) —</b> 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 …

Africa

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Russia’s in the news a lot, but most of our images of it are hopelessly outdated Cold War cliches.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 …

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

<b>(CNN) —</b> 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 …

Travel

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, …

National Parks

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 …

Photography

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 …

Earthquakes

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 …

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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

Eight amazing cities for street art

People have been leaving their creative mark on walls for thousands of years – the oldest known cave paintings date from more than 40,000 years ago. Today, those primitive etchings have blossomed into the worldwide phenomenon of street art.<p>Adorning urban spaces across the globe, this form of art is …

Street Art

The trees keeping Vietnam afloat

Rising sea levels threaten to drown the Mekong Delta, which produces the majority of Vietnam’s rice. The only thing standing between the country and the ocean is a tree.<p>It was overcast, and Hoi An’s colours softened like a watercolour painting. I paused for the requisite photo of the red Japanese …

Vietnam

10 Of The Best Wilderness Resorts In The World

10 Of The Best Wilderness Resorts In The World<p>In "Accommodation"<p>Near the top of Western Australia sits the Ningaloo Reef. This reef is incredible, …

10 Amazing Natural Wonders in the World to Visit

SHARE<p>Marble Caves, Chile (Nearby Hotels)<p>Mother Nature truly outdid herself with this one, though admittedly it took some 6,000 years of wave erosion …

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In the shadow of Tavan Bogd: wild western Mongolia

The rugged and remote far reaches of western Mongolia are a series of wild landscapes capped by glacier-wrapped mountains, divided by green river valleys and shadowed by soaring peaks. This area is home to the famous Kazakh eagle hunters and has some of the best preserved petroglyphs in the country.<p>…

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Must-see sights on China's Silk Road

The unmoving landscapes of the Silk Road have enchanted travellers for millennia. Sights along the route have lasted down through the ages, from a time when monks travelled these roads bringing Buddhism back from south Asia, and traders exchanged silk for goods and spices.<p>Made up of a series of …

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11 Most Beautiful Coastal Cities in the World

Credit: bigstock.com<p>SHARE<p>Venice, Italy (Hotel Prices & Photos)<p>Venice is known as a “floating city” because it was actually built upon islands in the …

Europe

14 Emerging Destinations Around the World - Photos - Condé Nast Traveler

“Emerging” can be a tricky word, especially when it comes to describing destinations. One American traveler may say, “Montenegro is the next Italy—everyone should go!” and a European may reply that they’ve been visiting Montenegro for years. But whether a city or region is just hitting its …

Travel

The 25 Best Island Beaches for Swimming and Snorkeling

Don a mask and fins and slip into the waters of these amazing island beaches, voted by <i>Condé Nast Traveler</i> readers as the best in the world for snorkeling and swimming.<p><i>This article has been updated with new information.</i>

Beaches

7 Most Colorful Neighborhoods in Cities Around the World

Do you want a splash of color on your next vacation to liven up your photographs? Look no further than these boldly hued neighborhoods in cities …

Travel

Discovering Portugal’s wild side

For unspoilt countryside, top camping, hiking, wild swimming, plus great local food and wine – and all doable in a weekend from the three main airports – try one of these itineraries from Edwina Pitcher’s Wild Guide Portugal<p>Away from the busy coastal resorts, Portugal is a timeless and magical …

Spain

A Virginia Road Trip

<i>This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>When I was a child, my family traveled often from our home in California to visit relatives in …