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By Stephen Garrett | “Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

The 9 Most Extreme Adventures in the World

From mountain biking to caving, here's a list of the hardest, the highest, the most challenging pursuits that athletes around the world aim to tame.<p>When extreme athletes want to test their mettle, they don’t go for a Sunday stroll. They embark on the world’s most extreme adventures, tackling the …

Open road adventures: six epic drives of the world

From cruising sun-kissed coastal routes or motoring through dramatic mountain passes to hanging on to the dashboard around super-tight hairpin bends, one thing is for certain: the allure of the open road is irresistible!<p>Nothing beats the freedom road-tripping affords, nor its versatility. …

Road Trips

Our Favorite Breweries in Every State

Afternoons whiled away at the brewery are a time to make memories with family and friends while putting back good drinks.<p>With the help of Where's …

Live Music

Ten Highlights on the Elbe Cycle Route

The Elbe Cycle Route is regularly voted Germany's favorite cycling route: 1220 kilometers from the northern Czech Republic to the North Sea near …

Cycling

Yosemite: Rock Walls and Rushing Falls

10 Photos of Jordan's Must-See Sites

Four Ways Travelers Can Help Save Myanmar

The stream of travelers to Myanmar is becoming a flood. But there's much we can do to ensure tourism helps, not hurts, this sacred place.<p><b>Myanmar</b>, formerly Burma, is the most compelling nation in Asia.<p>Four years into a historic transition to a more democratic government after 50 years of political …

Ethiopia’s miraculous underground churches

For centuries, the origin of Lalibela’s rock-hewn churches has eluded everyone except locals, who firmly believe they were carved by angels.<p>I have always questioned God’s existence, but in the northern Ethiopian town of Lalibela, I was presented with fairly substantial evidence.<p>Officially Christian …

Archaeology

Koh Yao Noi: Most Romantic Getaways in Thailand

<i>Written by Delan C.</i> After recently feeling overwhelmed with my busy schedule, I knew it was time for a break. While looking for the perfect tropical …

Thailand

The Most Beautiful Places in Chile

Tucked between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, Chile is a long, narrow country known for its pristine landscapes. Its unusual shape means you can find startlingly diverse climates and topographies as you travel its length: the world's driest desert in the north; the massive glaciers of Patagonia …

South America

20 Things You Must Do In Bali

<i>Bali is a spectacular addition to any bucket list, which is why we’ve partnered with travel expert Erin Bender of</i> <i>Explore With Erin</i><i>. With 14 trips to</i> …

Asia Travel

The Top 7 Things to Do in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

01 of 07<p>Go Jewelry Shopping at the Central Market<p>Shopping malls may be taking over Phnom Penh, but both locals and tourists know to find real deals …

Asia

Sparsely populated Namibia delivers lots of surprises for safari-goers

My first glimpse of Africa came from a nature program I watched as a child called “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom.” Seeing elephants and giraffes lumber across a dry African landscape — even on TV — was in stark contrast to my suburban wildlife encounters that entailed red robins and gray squirrels …

Travel

Discover Europe's Far-Flung Island Paradise

Portugal’s sun splashed Azores Islands are a trailblazer in sustainable tourism.<p>In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, a string of nine volcanic islands rests at the intersection of the Eurasian, African, and North American tectonic plates. Portugal’s sun splashed Azores Islands are a trailblazer in …

The best English views | The Great Outdoors

14th August 2017<p><b>In a collaboration with British photographers, Focus Clinics showcase the best views that England has to offer</b><p>The UK may be a small …

England

How to Spend 7 Days Japan That Will Leave You Utterly Inspired

Looking for the ultimate Japan itinerary? We’ve mapped out a seven-day schedule that takes you from Tokyo’s neon-lit streets to Kyoto’s …

Japan

Rarotonga - a perfect corner of the Pacific

Living in New Zealand means that the most stunning of Pacific Islands are on my doorstep.<p>Growing up in a place with no tropical islands on my …

New Zealand

30 Jaw-Dropping Ways to Experience Chile

Discover Chile’s many adventures through this awe-inspiring gallery.<p>Chile is a country of stunning landscapes. It’s home to icy mountain peaks, glistening glacial lakes, and vast blooming fields—and each landscape offers a different kind of adventure for its visitors. Explore some of the most …

Where to eat like a local in Cairo

It’s no surprise that bustling, chaotic Cairo, the largest urban area in the Middle East, is home to an extraordinary variety of good grub, from buzzing street food stalls to cosmopolitan fine dining. No matter whether your meal budget is E£3 or E£300, Cairo’s local restaurants are a must-stop on …

Restaurants

Shimmering strands and hidden coves: Croatia’s 10 best beaches

With 1777km of indented coast on the mainland and a further 4058km edging its 1246 islands and islets, Croatia has no shortage of beaches. Many are rocky, some are sandy and others are lined with smooth, white pebbles, but all are lapped by the warm, clear waters of the Adriatic. It would be an …

Beaches

An underwater ancient city in Turkey may open up to diving for the first time in 30 years

A sunken city near the island of Kekova, near Antalya in Turkey, may open up to diving for the first time in 30 years. Diving at the ancient underground city has been banned since 1986 in order to preserve it, but with the cooperation of archaeologists and local experts, the ban could be partially …

Ancient History

French (almost) without tears: a summer school break in France

Just when you thought school was out ... mum books a holiday with language lessons, in Morzine, and signs up for classes, too<p>It’s perhaps not surprising that there wasn’t universal enthusiasm about a holiday at a French language school. I did my best to rebrand it as a French fun camp, but my …

Education

25 Trips to Take in Your Lifetime

Santorini<p>If there were ever a place that could get by on its looks, it would be this Greek isle. Whitewashed cave houses framed by bougainvillea and …

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Indonesia: island-hopping through Nusa Tenggara

With 17,000-plus isles to choose from, planning an Indonesian island-hopping adventure can feel overwhelming. If you’re beginning – but not wanting to end – your adventure on Bali, the Nusa Tenggara archipelago to the east is an excellent place to start. Bouncing between ferries and buses, you’ll …

Indonesia

The Quieter Side of Crete

Over a homemade meal, one writer discovers a different side of the Greek island.<p>Beneath the tourist hordes, claptrap resorts, and tacky souvenir shops, you can still unearth iconic Crete: crystalline water, wild beaches, quiet coves, savage mountain passes, and remnants of its glorious Minoan …

Travel

The Best of Botswana: 10 Must-Do Activities

The World’s Best Paddling Trips

See a different side of the globe by exploring it on the water.<p>These paddling adventures run the gamut from whitewater to flat and freshwater to salt. They involve all kinds of muscle-powered watercrafts. What do they have in common? The promise of epic days on the water and memories you'll dream …

Sicily’s best coastal hikes

Gregor ClarkLonely Planet Writer<p>With its volcanic islands, rugged shorelines and brilliant blue-green waters, Sicily offers some of the most dramatic coastal landscapes on earth, along with a slew of gorgeous trails.<p>Whether you’re looking for a single day hike or a whole vacation’s worth of …

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