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Top 10 sustainable travel experiences

Ditch modern civilisation and go wild! (Just be responsible about it.) In this excerpt from <i>Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences</i>, we've got the top 10 feel-good sustainable travel experiences.<p>1. National parks volunteer, USA<p>Fall asleep to a chorus of wolf calls and count bears as your …

Unusual places to stay in the USA

We all know that lodging can make a break or vacation, but staying somewhere truly unique – a tipi, say, or a giant bird's nest, or even spending the night underwater – can turn a humdrum holiday into an unforgettable trip.<p>The USA's entrepreneurial spirit knows no bounds, and it's frequently …

Practice, Persevere, and Trust That You’re Making Progress

<b>“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” ~Johann Von Goethe</b><p>I am on a journey of trust. It’s been about trusting my body, knowing …

How to Heal a Broken Heart and Wounded Spirit

<b>“We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by living fully in the present.” ~Marianne Williamson</b><p>My life fell apart on a warm August …

The Oddest Place in Australia: A Visit To Eerie Lake Ballard

“Well you’ll have to ignore the Road Closed sign here and here,” the government official indicated on a map as we sat at a picnic table in …

42 Things Travel Has Taught Me About Life

<b>1. Getting lost is the best thing in the world.</b><p>2. Success comes when you least expect it.<p>3. Patience is always rewarded and rudeness always penalized.<p>…

Self-healing engineered muscle grown in the laboratory

Biomedical engineers have grown living skeletal muscle that looks a lot like the real thing. It contracts powerfully and rapidly, integrates into …

Breakthrough in invisibility cloaks, stealth technology

Scientists can create artificial nanostructures that can ‘bend light.’ But the challenge has been making enough of the material to turn invisibility …

Nanotech

These may be the prettiest trees ever

Rainbow eucalyptus trees – and their candy-colored bark – toss arboreal convention to the wind.<p>It’s as if Mother Nature conspired with Vincent Van …

Driving Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

The 'Wild Atlantic Way' driving route neatly packages the abundant attractions of Ireland's west coast, from West Cork to Donegal. The well-signed, easy-to-navigate route includes 157 'Discovery Points', where drivers can stop and learn more about the must-sees and lesser-known diversions of this …

This Popular Park Is a Landscape of Fire and Ice

Volcanic Mount Rainier—visible from the streets of Seattle—gives its name to the national park that also includes glacial valleys and wildflower meadows.<p><b>Location:</b> Washington<b><br>Established:</b> March 2, 1899<b><br>Size:</b> 235,625 acres<p>One of the world's most massive volcanoes, Mount Rainier can dominate the skyline …

National Parks

Chichén Itzá

<b>Site</b>: Pre-Hispanic City of Chichén Itzá<p><b>Location</b>: Mexico<p><b>Year Designated</b>: 1988<p><b>Category</b>: Cultural<p><b>Criteria</b>: (i)(ii)(iii)<p><b>Reason</b>: The brilliant ruins of Chichén Itzá evidence a dazzling ancient city that once centered the Maya empire in Central America.<p>* * *<p>The stepped pyramids, temples, columned …

Archaeology

Pat Curren, Southern California. Photo Dylan Gordon

Southern California

Lake Ohau, New Zealand

Lake Ohau, New Zealand