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World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …

Earth’s most otherworldly sites

From Fly Geyser in Nevada to the Gates of Hell in Turkmenistan, few places garner the status of being completely surreal, as if from a different planet.

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Top 10: the best budget hotels in Amsterdam

An insider's guide to the best cheap hotels in Amsterdam, including the top affordable places to stay for canal views, stylish design, fun bars and interesting architecture, in locations including the canal ring, Jordaan, De Pijp and Rembrandtplein.<p>Volkshotel<p>Southeast of the historic canal area, …

Newfound Monster Supernova Breaks Records

Changing Planet<p>A small portion of one of the fields from the Supernova Legacy Survey showing SNLS-06D4eu and its host galaxy (arrow). Superbright points of light with spikes are stars in the foreground. Credit: UCSB<p><b>A newly discovered exploding star may have broken two cosmic records, as it’s both</b> …

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10 Unique Train Trips

Love train travel? These railways offer a unique window on the world, cutting a swath through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth:<p><b>1. Cass Scenic Railroad (West Virginia)</b><p>The steam trains climb the 11 miles (18 km) from Cass to the 4,842-ft-high (1,476 m) summit of Bald Knob, which has …

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The Power of Train Travel

I blame luggage for all my troubles on trains — whether I’m whizzing down to Washington, D.C. or wending my way through Wallonia. I try to avoid clunking other passengers in the head with my elbow as I navigate tight aisles and haul my wheeled carry on over my head, but it’s not easy.<p>Despite these …

Exploring Amsterdam’s ‘Nine Streets’

I’m not a big souvenir person. My souvenirs have always been the pictures I take or the occasional piece of jewelry or cool scarf.<p>It’s harder than ever to find a product unique to its country these days — and I don’t want to end up with something I can find on junk-clogged Canal Street in Manhattan.<p>…

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Coffee Around the World

Kenneth Davids is a coffee expert, an author, and a co-founder of Coffee Review, a site that serves as a coffee buyer’s guide. Davids conducts blind, expert cuppings of coffees and reports the finding in 100-point reviews, much like those that exist in the wine industry.<p><b>Some of the advice Davids</b> …

Europe's eight best night trains

The midnight thump and clunk of railway carriages being uncoupled and shunted in a station somewhere in central Europe is not in itself romantic. But add in that this is the night train between Paris and Venice, and that you’re tucked up in bed six feet off the floor, and everything’s somehow more …

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Telegraph Travel Awards 2013

The Telegraph Travel Awards 2015-16 give you the chance to reward those operators, people and places that continue to surpass your expectations. These awards have long been the most trusted in the industry. Why? Because they are voted for entirely by Telegraph readers, who are among the most …

EasyJet adds 10 new flight routes

The airline announced the new flights this week from London Gatwick, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle and Belfast Internatiional airports.<p>London Gatwick will get the most new routes, including scheduled flights to Newcastle, Brittany, Paris and Jersey.<p>New flights from Belfast will serve Bordeaux and …

31 must-see places around the world | CNN Travel

10 European Destinations For 2013 (PHOTOS)

If you're the kind of traveler that is constantly looking for the next big thing, that searches for undiscovered territory and wants to explore Europe, Lonely Planet has you covered.<p>Their editors, worldly authors, and local experts have united to create a master list of 10 European destinations to …

10 hotels from James Bond movies | CNN Travel

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Strap yourself in: the world's most extreme road trips

Travelling these routes inspires wonder and awe in those willing to shrug off the discomforts and heart-in-mouth moments that they entail.<p>Whether you're gazing through a dirt-smudged window on a clapped-out bus, its engine revving desperately to clear a narrow pass, or grinding through an endless …

Hiking

Top 10 places to stay in Melbourne and beyond

In the leadup to the 2013 Melbourne festival, which starts on Friday, we look at the best alternative places to stay in and around the city – from eco hotels and arty B&Bs to beachside campsites and ultra-modern bush shacks • Melbourne's top 10 budget restaurants<p><b>Alto Hotel, Melbourne</b><p>Alto Hotel's …

8 Things Not to Miss in Istanbul

Rome may be The Eternal City, but Istanbul can make a pretty good case for immortality too. The cities are about the same age, both over two-and-a-half millennia, and for much of that time the larger, wealthier, and more influential of the two was not the one in Italy. In fact Istanbul, known as …

European Travel

Beyond Beer and Lederhosen: Top 10 German Destinations

Autumn in Germany may be synonymous with beloved Oktoberfest, but this European powerhouse has more to offer than beer, pretzels and lederhosen. With its majestic castles, renowned vineyards, romantic valleys and stunning Alpine villages, Germany is not a country to be overlooked on a trip to …