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These remote wooden Alpine huts are now bookable online

A new website has been set up by Switzerland Tourism which allows visitors to book a stay in an alpine hut. The alp.holidaybooking.ch site has over 250 properties available to rent that range from wooden one-bedroom huts to chalets that can sleep up to 21 people.<p>The alpine huts are spread out …

Revealed: An Insane Use of The United 'Free' One way (Part 1)

I’ve called my next trip report The South America, Europe, Africa Heist. Allow me to explain why. Initially, I tried to book a flight on Delta to Mt. …

This Korean man's instructional video on 'Game of Thrones' accents is glorious

Remember KoreanBilly, the vlogger who became famous for his videos on British dialects and U.S. vs UK accents?<p>Well, splendid news: he's back. And …

10 Must-See Destinations From the Woman Who Visited All 196 Countries

When we last checked in on Cassie De Pecol, she was a little over a month away from completing her goal of visiting all 196 countries. And now that she’s become the youngest, fastest, and first American female to fully stamp her passport, De Pecol is continuing her mission of spreading peace.<p>She …

Plan the Perfect Trans-Siberian Railway Journey

Good fences, it is said, make good neighbours. And, good planning makes for a most excellent trip. Being prepared and making sure your trip is …

Australia Stopover Added to Volvo Ocean Race

The change to the 2017-18 route, announced on Friday morning in Melbourne, means the Race will visit Australia for the eighth time – but for the …

Patagonia Just Made Another Major Move To Save The Earth And Your Wallet

It's great news for vintage lovers, too.<p>Patagonia’s cult following is thanks to more than just a need for durable outdoor clothing and an enthusiasm for normcore style The company also has some pretty stellar earth-friendly business practices, like donating all $10 million of its Black Friday sales …

Clothing

Here are the 4 geopolitical hotspots of 2017

This makes maps a vital part of our work, here at <i>This Week in Geopolitics</i>. So we have decided to showcase some of the best maps our graphics team (TJ Lensing and Jay Dowd) made in 2016.<p>These four maps help explain the foundations of what will be the most important geopolitical developments of 2017.

Geopolitics

Yoga is the key to relieving long-term back pain, new study suggests

With its catalogue of headstands and one-legged contortions, it might be thought yoga was best left only to those in peak physical condition.<p>New research from the US, however, suggests the group of people who could most benefit from adopting the lotus position while locating their spiritual core …

Yoga

Nomads no more: why Mongolian herders are moving to the city

Climate change and the end of Soviet state support have forced 600,000 to migrate to the capital, leaving it struggling to cope<p>In Altansukh Purev’s yurt, the trappings of a herder’s life lie in plain sight. In the corner are his saddle and bridle. By the door, he has left a milk pail. If you didn’t …

Save the Children

Meet the man who has spent three years travelling the world for free on container ships

For globetrotters on a very tight budget, or those who love being at sea but not cruise ship crowds, travelling the world by cargo vessel could be the way forward. And for advice on the pros and cons of such a venture, there's no one better than 37-year-old Dane Torbjørn C. Pedersen, known as …

Container Ship

Reconnecting Asia: The Story Behind The Emerging Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Rail Line

The South Caucasus region is coming together to leverage its geographic position and once again become the land bridge it was during the days of the ancient Silk Road — the link between the booming markets of East Asia and the booming markets of Europe. The new Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) rail line is …

9 travel hacks you'll wish you knew all along

Already taking a trip or just planning your next one? These tips will help you save time, money and sanity.<p>Travel can be tricky. Did you pay too much for that flight? Forget to pack some important items? What happens if your flight is delayed or canceled?<p>As always, knowledge is power. The more you …

Travel Deals

Qantas Will Fly the World's First Non-Stop Australia to London Flight

Qantas Airways Ltd. plans the first direct flights between Australia and Europe, using Boeing Co.’s Dreamliner to turn what was once a multi-day trip …

Qantas

How Your Cashmere Sweater Is Decimating Mongolia's Grasslands

There's a lot of time for contemplation when you're milking cows in Mongolia. 90-year-old Lkhagvajav Bish has milked them for decades. She's a nomadic herder, and she follows them in their endless search for grass.<p>Today, the ger, or tent, she and her son live in is pitched in a valley surrounded by …

Mongolia

Thailand approves long-stay visas of 10 years for senior tourists to promote medical and wellness tourism

The government of Thailand has extended its long-stay visa for foreigners aged 50 or more to 10 years, to promote the country’s medical and wellness tourism.<p>According to Col Apisit Chaiyanuwat, vice minister at the prime minister’s office, the visa will be valid initially for five years and can be …

Thailand

The Faroe Islands: far-flung cool

When the British author WG Collingwood chanced upon the Faroe Islands while sailing to Iceland in 1897, he thought them enchanted, declaring the …

Great rail journeys of the world: readers’ tips

Whether it’s the coast of Cornwall, Siberia or the savannah of east Africa, our readers have picked train trips memorable for landscapes, food and fellow travellers<p>Winning tip: Long slow journey in India<p>On my first ever visit to India I embarked on a 40-hour journey from Mumbai to Trivandrum. The …

Trains

Seven Tips to Strike Up Conversation with Anyone

Small talk should be about making connections and having conversations that go beyond “Hi, how’re you?” Getting beyond those default starters can be …

British Airways to shrink seat space to squeeze more passengers on to flights

The squeeze is on for British Airways economy passengers on the aircraft type that is airline’s long-haul backbone. BA is to add an extra 52 seats to …

A Year of Bananas, Vasectomies, and Rape Allegations With the Vegans of YouTube

A chiseled, bleached blonde man in a muscle tank beamed at me and 83,000 other people from behind a camera in his darkened living room.<p>“What’s going …

‘Eagle Huntress’ Director on the Incredible 13-Year-Old Mongolian Girl Who Inspired the Sundance Hit

It’s easy to see why “The Eagle Huntress” was such a crowd-pleaser when it debuted at last winter’s Sundance Film Festival. Hollywood scribes would …

The Amazing Difference a Year Can Make

“The days are long but the years are short.”<p>I’m not sure where I first heard that phrase, but over the past year, I’ve come to believe it. This time …

Time I

Saigon-Based Digital Nomad Creates Epic Map of Future Southeast Asia Rail Lines

Details<p>Written by Michael Tatarski.<p>A Saigon-based travel blogger and location-independent entrepreneur, or digital nomad, recently released a …

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9 Small Mountain Towns You've Never Heard Of

In such a hectic world, it can often be difficult to find that secluded mountain town you’ve always dreamed about. Well have no fear, nothing …

European Travel

A Design Lover’s Guide to Patagonia

The South American region’s rugged landscape is home to some great places to eat, drink, and sleep<p>Sprawling along South America’s southernmost tip between Chile and Argentina is Patagonia—a rugged, spellbinding region where nature tends to be a bit of a show-off. Enchanting glaciers, six national …

Leh in photos: Life of people in the Indian Himalayas

Leh, a town in India's northwestern corner, has seen a rapid change in lifestyle and economy due to the growing tourism.<p>Leh, India's remote …