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

A Guide to The Most Elegant Neighborhood in Buenos Aires

As far as classic neighborhoods go, few can beat Buenos Aires’s Recoleta. While many might label it a place better reserved for buttoned-up, moneyed ladies who lunch, it’s surprisingly diverse, offering a wide array of experiences that the Argentine capital’s currently hip enclaves can’t match. It …

10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …

Hawaii

See the stunning drone film exploring New Zealand’s South Island

Exploratory filmmaker Will Lindsley, aka Man and Drone, has captured some absolutely breath-taking footage of New Zealand’s wild and expansive terrain. Short film ‘The Summit’ follows Will and friends as they hike around the country’s magnificent South Island.<p>Braving dizzlingly-high altitudes, Will …

New Zealand

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

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>

List-Worthy

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

Walking holidays in Japan: the best mountain hikes to tackle

Japan’s hiking boom has resulted in well-signposted and maintained trails, as well as plentiful mountain hut and campsite accommodation. The views from peaks such as Fuji and Asahi can’t fail to make the effort worthwhile<p>Japan’s reputation as an overcrowded and urban country extends only to the …

Adventure Travel

Wild Scandinavia: adventure without breaking the bank

This is a pricey part of the world, but these adventures in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland, from the new Wild Guide Scandinavia, are pleasantly surprising in more ways than one<p>With some of the largest remaining tracts of true wilderness in Europe, Scandinavia and Iceland offer a multitude of …

New York outdoors: The guide to the best State Parks

Adirondack Park<p>Adirondack State ParkSaint Johnsville, United States#extreme #hiking<p>The Adirondack Park forest preserve accounts for nearly a fifth of …

Europe’s hidden coasts: the Deep Mani, Greece

Few tourists venture beyond the Mani’s spectacular Diros caves, but further south lies a dramatic coastline of sleepy fishing coves and fortified villages<p>More hidden coasts: France | Portugal | Spain | Italy<p>The Mani, the central southern prong of mainland Greece, is divided into two halves. The …

Beaches

10 Gorgeous Gulf Islands to Visit in British Columbia

British Columbia's coast is home to an archipelago of islands broken up into multiple categories. Be it the Southern Gulf Islands, Northern Gulf …

10 great European road trips you must do in your lifetime

Driving need not be the chore that it has become for many of us as we struggle along stop-start commuter routes, or Britain’s overcrowded motorways. It can be a brilliant way to explore a landscape and enjoy the sights en route. To help inspire you, our experts have selected 10 of the best drives …

The Asian city that caters to everyone

Centuries of global trade, conquest and colonisation have made Delhi one of the world’s most multicultural cities.<p>With its 26 million people, Delhi has been described as a microcosm of India, with trappings from the country’s many cultures, religions and traditions. Centuries of global trade, …

Travel

10 of the best Irish bars in New York

A New York Irish pub may have been voted best bar in the world – and be making an appearance in London this summer – but ‘old country’ boozers are in decline in the city. We raise a glass to both the classics and those reviving the tradition<p>In some New York neighbourhoods every other bar seems to …

Ireland

Trip to Takayama: Japan's mountain village

Secluded in the mountainous Hida region of central Japan, Takayama is a place where Japanese history and tradition flourish in the 21st century. Atmospherically preserved neighbourhoods, a festival parade dating from the 1600s, busy morning markets, and a folk village all tell a tale of bygone …

Take a look at the incredible Field of Light art show in the desert at Uluru in Australia’s Northern Territory

Internationally acclaimed British artist Bruce Munro’s immersive installation, Field of Light Uluru has commenced its second season giving travellers until 31 March 2018 to experience this immersive installation in the desert in person.<p>The award-winning exhibition has exceeded all expectations, …

10 of the best US hiking trails: readers’ travel tips

From a rocky wonderland with views of Las Vegas to the green ridges of the Appalachians, our readers share their tips for great walks<p>• Enter a tip for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucher<p>Winning tip: Angels of Utah<p>This five-mile round-trip hike within <b>Zion national park</b> takes you from the Virgin …

Adventure Travel

Paddling With a Passport From the U.S. to Mexico

Big Bend National Park and Mexico’s Boquillas del Carmen have a symbiotic relationship that facilitates exchange across borders, especially visitors. But is that all going to change?<p>Santa Elena Canyon’s walls are 1,500 feet of river-smooth limestone, high and close enough to give you tunnel vision. …

National Parks

Why cycling is the greatest way to see Britain – and 10 routes you must tackle

As I dragged my tired body up the last climb, each limb straining and aching with every turn of the pedals, the distant rattle of cowbells drew slowly closer. I (slowly) rounded the corner at the crest of the hill, and the source of the rattling appeared. Crowds cheered my arrival, rang their …

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 …

Singapore’s eat street: the Keong Saik Road’s best food

Once a hangout for small-time criminals, Keong Saik Road has slowly transformed from Singapore’s red-light district into one of the country’s most eclectic and experimental dining hotspots. From bold brunches to a nightcap at a speakeasy, this once seedy stretch now has tantalising dining options …

'Getaways' wants to turn your mountain biking passion into a career

Mountain biking is unique in the action sports world in that you can do it pretty much anywhere, but that ubiquitous access has made it so that there …

Top 10 Adventure Lodges Around the World

These accommodations blend adventure, comfort, and a one-of-a-kind experience into a stay you'll remember for the rest of your life.<p>Think you’re ready for check-in? If you’re headed to one of these lodges—built for adventurous travelers ready to hike farther, dive deeper, and climb higher—you might …

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New Epic Route Will Connect 17 National Parks

This “Route of Parks” in Chile will ultimately be 1,500 miles long.<p>In 1976, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet ordered the construction of Route 7, an ambitious new roadway that would stretch some 770 miles through Patagonia’s relatively unpopulated lands of southern Chile. This remarkable …

National Parks

Bhutan: Asia's secret sanctuary | 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

How to make the most of Turkey’s Turquoise Coast

You’re lying on a blanket of soft sand, with an expanse of jade sea in front of you, and lazily undulating green hills behind, backed by the jagged cones of a mountainous interior.<p>Views don’t get much easier on the eye than this, but there’s more to Turkey’s Turquoise Coast than prime swimming and …

Norway’s Arctic north: eco-cabins and sea eagles

A new activity resort brings guests right up against the wonders of the Arctic Circle, with floor-to-ceiling views over the fjords. Peter Carty is captivated by the flora, fauna and Norse mythology<p>It is the largest raptor I have ever seen. The sea eagle flapping imperiously across the tree line has …

Arctic Circle

Serifos, Greece: great interiors, even better outdoors

For beauty, Serifos is up there with the Cyclades’ more famous islands – but it surpasses them for easygoing charm, which is why Athenians come here. That and the stylish places to stay<p>How do you choose which Greek island to visit? There are thousands, and of course the most famous cannot be the …

Greece

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 …