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8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

Amazing Sequential Photography, Courtesy of Red Bull Illume Contest

<i>Photographer: Scott Serfas Athlete: John Jackson Location: Aniak, AK, USA</i><p>The physical design of the GoPro camera changed videography, as its small, …

Imagine Quitting Your Job And Traveling The World

Imagine this: One day you quit your job, pack up your things and set sail on a journey around the world. For one very adventurous traveler, that's exactly how it went.<p>Raf Horemans tells the story of quitting his job over nine months ago, buying a nice camera and traveling the world. He details his …

10 Amazing River Trips in North America

There's a place for vacations that include museum tours and visits to the childhood homes of famous people, but sometimes you need to feel your heart pound and catch a lump in your throat. For the latter type of experience, head to the mountains: The rivers are calling.<p>Whitewater rafting can spice …

The hidden meaning of olive dust

Nobody warns you about the olive dust.<p>It falls in a mist with each shake of the branches, spurts and sneezes with each blast of the chainsaw. Leafy …

Italy

7 Trends in Boomer Travel to Fill a Bucket List

Recently, the Preferred Hotel Group teamed up with Harrison Group, a marketing research firm, to learn more about boomers’ travel preferences. “This …

Tourism

Here's What Those Notorious Expats Are Really Doing In China

When those of us in the Western world look at China, we often do so through the prism of the expatriate, usually a young(ish) Westerner living in one of the country's major metropolitan areas.<p>However, these expats are not always the most reliable narrators. Even websites that cater to expats are …

Books

Our favourite images of the week

From the world’s newest wonders to Zimbabwe’s wildlife and the mountains of Peru, this week’s photos are enough to curb your wanderlust, at least for a moment.

Photographers

Al-Qaida Threat Sparks Worldwide Travel Alert

The U.S. State Department issued a worldwide terror alert for August today. The alert does not push travelers to stay at home, but encourages them to …

Terrorism

The Best Travel Photos of 2013

The 25th annual <b>National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest</b> has been a long, strange, and beautiful trip. We loved every minute of it, and we hope you did, too.<p>Our panel of judges had their work cut out for them since the contest closed on June 30, sifting through more than 15,000 entries submitted …

Travel Photography

Stunning Images from Easter Island

Photographer Chaney Kwak visited this remote island and found dramatic landscapes and ancient stone ruins.<p>Courtesy of Conde Nast Traveler

Vacation Some E-Card Hits The Nail On The Head

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Travel

Top 25 experiences in Bali and Lombok

The mere mention of 'Bali' evokes thoughts of a paradise. It’s more than a place: it’s a mood, an aspiration, a tropical state of mind.Yes, Bali has beaches, surfing, diving, and resorts great and small, but it’s the essence of Bali – and the Balinese – that makes it so much more than just a …

Asia Travel

The Stunning, Spiritual Barcelona Sagrada Familia Basilica

Antoni Gaudi, artist, designer and architect, was responsible for most of this magnificent waterfront city's distinct features, including Guell Park, myriad churches and cathedrals, and his most famous project, the Sagrada Família (Holy Family) church. Born in the mid-1800s, Gaudi's prolific work …

Coolest Modes of Transportation Around the World

Planes, trains, and automobiles are universal, but in some reaches of the world, moving parts are put to new uses. Sometimes visitors find them strange, or downright unsafe, but for whatever reason, be it history or recent culture, these interesting vehicles define a country, a city, or a …

The Good Old Travel Guide Days

Tony Wheeler, co-founder of Lonely Planet Publications, remembers the fun early days of travel guide writing, but says they're not over yet.<p>“There’s …

Forty Miles of Ice Cream from Watertown to Kingston

We started the day on the STIHL Tour des Trees with a tree dedication of a Japanese lilac at the Jefferson County Historical Society Victorian Garden in Watertown, N.Y. Having just left Syracuse the day before, Watertown was a stark difference with its hometown atmosphere. This was clear by the …

Sustainability

Top 10 Extreme Hotels in the World

As the world grows smaller and the luxury hotel scene expands, it's becoming more and more difficult to find a corner of this planet to call your own -- not to mention finding a hotel that doesn't look like a thousand others. That said, it's not impossible, as GAYOT's list of extreme hotels proves. …