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Get off the beaten track in Italy by touring some of the country's most beautiful gardens

While the famous cities of Italy tend to be the most popular destinations among international travellers, there are also other gems worth exploring …

Italy

You Can See Unicorns in This Magical Place

Yes, they are very real in Scotland.<p>The Scottish are known for their adoration of myths and legends: ghosts, witches, magic, water monsters, and more fairy folk. The magical unicorn is perhaps their most beloved, particularly because it’s the country’s national animal.<p>Despite modern depictions of a …

Rare Bearded Vultures Spotted in French Alps After Disappearing For Decades

Decades ago, the biggest raptor in Europe—called the bearded vulture or the lammergeier—disappeared from the French Alps. But recently, the birds …

12 of the world’s most epic road trips to embark on before you die

(Last Updated On: May 25, 2018)<p><b>Road trips</b> can be counted among the most fulfilling and most <b>memorable experiences</b> when it comes to travelling and …

Road Trips

50 Songs For The 2018 Road Trip Playlist Your Wanderlust Didn't Know It Needed

A new year is a great time to travel. New beginnings, new wants, and new friends will be surrounding you, and maybe you just want to get away. The …

Music

Top 10 road trips in India that will blow your mind!

<b>Top 10 road trips in India that will blow your mind!</b><p>A road trip is not just the one you take; it’s the one you experience and feel. It revives and …

Top 10

This Map Tells You the ONE Thing You Absolutely HAVE to Do or See in Each of the 50 U.S. States

Do you agree with our choice for your state?<p>The United States of America may be a beautiful place, but y’know what? It’s also a place with a WHOLE …

Bravo TV

Learn more about Hawaii Island's volcanoes, including how to avoid becoming a victim of one

Volcanic eruptions are spectacular, to be sure, but they can be dangerous. That's why January is Volcano Awareness Month on Hawaii Island, home of Kilauea, from which lava continues to flow.<p>Local public safety officials and the U.S. Geological Survey are offering several presentations geared to …

24 stunning images of Colorado’s national parks

ONLY IN COLORADO does the world look like this. Canyons so narrow they see no sunlight, red rock formations springing out of dusty plateaus, ancient …

National Parks

Nearly 1,000 sea turtles rescued along Texas Gulf Coast

The National Park Service raced through the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday to save an estimated 500 hundred hypothermic sea turtles. The turtles are what scientists call “cold stunned” and are mainly stuck in shallow waters near the Padre Islands.<p>“They can’t help themselves at all," said Donna Shaver, …

Window to Save World's Coral Reefs Closing Rapidly

A new study confirms that coral reefs have faced devastating damage in recent years—a symptom of Earth's rapidly changing climate.<p>The rainforests of the sea, coral reefs play vital roles in the health of the ocean. But as a new study makes clear, humans’ influence on Earth’s climate is pushing them …

Global Warming

Ranthambore National Park Travel Guide

Ranthambore National Park is a fascinating blend of history and nature. Inside the park is a formidable fort that was built in the 10th century and …

5 Countries Worth Traveling to for Their Food

Why travel for sightseeing when you can travel for food?<p>December 19, 2017<p>Traveling for food? Is that a thing? Of course! Yeah, we've heard about …

Travel

Opinion: The Outdoors Are Better Without Instagram

Hiking in the Instagram era gives your followers great memories, but can rob you of your own. Our scout takes a break from the social hamster …

America’s first dark sky reserve is right here in Idaho

The glittering diamonds of the Milky Way over the Sawtooth National Recreation Area will be preserved for future stargazers, as the International …

Forests

Watch: New Zealand's Spellbinding Taranaki National Park

Explore New Zealand's North Island with BACKPACKER in this Editors' Choice sneak peek.<p>Dennis Lewon shows you why the Mountainsmith Phoenix won this …

What landing the world's biggest passenger plane looks like – a view from the cockpit

A British Airways pilot has filmed himself landing the world’s largest passenger jet in South Africa to help demystify what can be the scariest part of a flight for nervous passengers.<p>Captain Dave Wallsworth and his crew used dashboard and windscreen cameras to capture the Airbus A380’s final …

British Airways

Blind and deaf British backpacker visits 125 countries in 17 years

Meet intrepid backpacker Tony Giles who has visited 125 countries around the world on his own - despite being blind and deaf.<p>Daredevil Tony, 39, lost …

Why You Should Visit Africa’s Least-Visited Country

Could you find Equatorial Guinea on a map? No? You’re not alone. The tiny little sliver of a country, nestled between Gabon and Cameroon, is Africa’s …

I Visited Namibia’s Most Famous Ghost Town

Kolmanskop is Namibia’s most famous ghost town. It lies in the southern part of the Namib desert about 10 kilometers inland from the port town of …

7 Places To Travel In Europe For Winter Sun

So here’s the scene – it’s the middle of winter and despite your travels during the year (and constant insistence that you’re done with swelteringly …

European Travel

Extremely Endangered Tiger Losing Habitat—and Fast

A new study renews fears that oil palm plantations could drive the legendary cats extinct.<p>As Sumatran rain forests fall to palm oil plantations, their critically endangered tiger may soon vanish from the planet.<p>There are now only two regions on the Indonesian island with enough breeding females to …

The Struggles of Reaching an Antarctic Base Camp

Getting to Antarctica can be nearly as challenging as exploring it.<p>The first step in exploring Antarctica is figuring out how to get there.<p>“I really enjoy doing logistics,” says Conrad Anker, veteran Antarctica climber and unofficial mentor to the expedition team. “The logistics, the geology, the …

East Antarctic Ice Has a Wild Past. It May Be a Harbinger

The East Antarctic ice sheet has fluctuated wildly in the past, a study finds—adding to concerns of a dramatic meltback in the future.<p>Scientists sounding the seabed off Antarctica have uncovered some surprising episodes from the continent’s history: The East Antarctic Ice Sheet, they say, …

Rare Aztec Map Reveals a Glimpse of Life in 1500s Mexico

All Over the Map<p>A colorful map shows how indigenous and Spanish cultures mixed after their worlds collided.<p>Early maps of the Americas made by indigenous people are rare—extremely rare. This map, dated 1593, is one of fewer than 100 such documents that have survived the ravages of time. It provides …

Archaeology

How Do Squirrels Deal With Cold? They May Not Feel It Like Us

At least two hibernating mammals have quirks in their central nervous system that allow them to shrug off the chill.<p>Do hibernating animals get cold?<p>It might seem like a simple question, but scientists have long wondered exactly how bears, bats, snakes, and many other creatures can wait out the …

Arctic Refuge Has Lots of Wildlife—Oil, Maybe Not So Much

After four decades of debate, Congress looks set to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil drilling.<p>There are few places left on the planet that remain unscathed by the heavy footprint of humanity. The 19.6-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, in the northeast corner of …

Google Timelapse traces 32 years of construction and destruction

To say that the world has changed since 1984 would be an understatement, but those changes can be hard to visualize. That is, until Google unveils a …

Time-lapse Photography