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27 libraries to visit in your lifetime

Sometimes that's your couch, and sometimes that's a quiet library brimming with great literature.<p>We've rounded up some of the best libraries around the world that offer not only an impressive collection of reading material, but also boast unique architecture.<p>From an 8th-century monastery in …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

New Zealand's most wondrous night-time experiences

From night hikes to cave-rafts to midnight munchies, there’s lots to do in New Zealand when the lights go out...<p>1. Night-hike the Tongariro Crossing<p>The 19km Tongariro Alpine Crossing is frequently touted as the world’s best day walk, thanks to its compact combination of sulphurous lakes, huffing …

From the Coast to the Alps: A Glimpse of New Zealand's South Island

Flushed with vast plains, towering mountains and dramatic beaches, New Zealand’s <b>South Island</b> is teeming with pristine wilderness and alpine beauty …

Spoilt for choice: Vietnam's best beaches

Vietnam might have been late to Southeast Asia’s beach party, but it was well worth the wait. The country boasts more than 3400km of coastline, with infinite stretches of powdery sand, coves, lagoons, impossible boulder formations and tropical islands ringed with yet more beaches. We can help you …

Australia's Hidden Gem: Rottnest Island

It's pretty easy to find yourself jealous of Australians when you find places like Rottnest Island.<p>Letting your mind wander to beautiful sunny beaches with attractive men surfing and saying "G'day mate" could become something of a hobby. Especially when you find a gem of a place like Rottnest …

15 Hand-Drawn Illustrations Of Cities Around The World

Start your wishlist.<p>Prints are available for purchase here.

5 Apps And Sites To Help Feed Your Wanderlust

We're big fans of apps that help us plan trips we're actually taking, but we're also fans of apps (and sites, for that matter) that help feed our sense of wanderlust.<p>Here are five of our new (in some cases new-ish) favorites that make the idea of traveling the world that much more interesting and …

86th Academy Awards March 2<p>Oscars 2014: Get the latest news about the great night of the cinema in Hollywood: the winners, nominations, red carpet, …

7 ways to become a spontaneous explorer of the world

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally …

The 24 Best Travel Blogs of 2014

Put these 10 countries on your travel list for 2014

SOME OF THE PLACES below make the list because they’re hosting mega-events in 2014; others are included simply because they’re awesome and I’m dying …

Your New Zealand Photos

7 Keys to Traveling Alone -- and Loving It

Traveling alone doesn't have to be lonely. In fact, it can be a wonderful, freeing experience, and a journey toward self-discovery. So, if you are alone this season, perhaps the best thing you can do is go on a solo adventure. I believe that solo travel can be better than therapy because it forces …

Eight Reasons to Get to New Zealand

I almost cancelled my trip to New Zealand.<p>Knowing almost nothing about the country and being a bit stressed for cash, I felt there was no need to cross the Tasman Sea from Melbourne into another foreign land. I have been giving thanks and praise to whatever force made me reconsider that idiotic …

Your Spain Photos

The Top 10 New Zealand Beaches

New Zealand has more than 9,000 miles of coast and hundreds of pristine beaches. From jagged, rocky shores to hidden black and white sands, turquoise lagoons to tumultuous surf, seaside natural hot springs to immense dunes, there's a beach for every temperament in the land of the Kiwis. Whether …

Shailene Woodley Shines in Divergent Trailer

It’s almost time to pick your faction.<p>On Wednesday, Summit Entertainment released a two-and-a-half-minute trailer for <i>Divergent</i>, the first film in …

National Geographic Travel

Five Startups for Travelers That Want Greater Control of Their Trips

This week’s roundup of travel startups touches all aspects of the industry from search and inspiration to booking and branding.<p>There are websites and …

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Travel Photographers You Should Be Following on Instagram

You call it vacation--they call it work. Check out the nomadic wanderlusters capturing the beauty of faraway places with their phones.<p>By Kristen Dold, DETAILS<p><b>See Also:</b> <i>5 Great Pro-Quality Cameras</i><p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Instagram Photogs<p><i>More from Details:</i><p>14 Male Celebs Who Love Selfies As Much As Kim …

Anthony Myint's French Toast Crunch

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: What happens when the minds behind Mission Chinese cross creme brûlée, French toast, and tres leches cake? An indulgent, 5-ingredient treat -- maybe the best</i> …

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Singapore’s curious bicycle island

Just a five-minute ferry ride from Singapore’s busy streets is Pulau Ubin, a near pristine oasis with some of the best city-fringe cycling and mountain biking in Southeast Asia.<p>Just a five-minute ferry ride from Singapore’s busy streets is Pulau Ubin, a near pristine island oasis with some of the …

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Traveling Abroad: 13 Tips To Roaming Freely And Safely

These days, it's almost impossible to imagine leaving the house, not to mention traveling to a foreign country, without a smartphone. How would you avoid getting lost without your built-in GPS? Or know which neighborhoods to visit (and which to avoid) without a handy phone travel guide? And don't …

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Safaris

This week's <i>Moment of Travel Zen</i> comes to us from Susan Portnoy of The Insatiable Traveler. Her photo was taken on a trip to Kenya's Mara Triangle.<p>"Rain falls, sun shines, it's a mix of dramatic colors on the Masai Mara."<p>Safaris offer the unique opportunity to connect with nature and witness animals …