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Patagonia: The Wild Place at the End of the World

The southernmost region of South America is huge in every way: Patagonia is twice the size of California and home to some of the biggest landscapes and adventures on the planet. Head south for stunning landscapes, ridiculous fishing, rugged trekking, roadside asados, and a 100 percent chance of …

South America

Kilimanjaro’s majestic icy giants

Mount Kilimanjaro’s glaciers rise up like frozen waves on a sky island – there now, but not for long.

Mountaineering

16 Of The Most Photogenic Hikes On The West Coast

Best coast?

Homesteading

Russia’s Arctic north: top 10 experiences

Russia’s Arctic north draws adventurers looking for the unvarnished Russia: gritty yet lively northern cities; tranquil, remote villages amid placid lakes; and the incomparable Arctic scenery – the impressive tundra, boundless forests, snow-tipped mountains and the northern lights. The country’s …

European Travel

10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …

Jurassic Park

Hawaiian day trips: Lana‘i

With its variety of microclimates, multifaceted history and diverse flora and fauna, Hawaii is made for day trips. In just one afternoon, a visitor can hike a rocky pine forest, learn the stories of an isolated colony of Hansen's Disease patients and take in a breezy ocean vista.<p>In this two-part …

Archaeology

10 Things Every Salesperson Needs to Know About Marketing | Inc.com

It's wonderful when sales and marketing are working together and finishing one another's sentences. Unfortunately, this tends to be the exception and not the rule. More often than not, the sales team see all that marketing <i>isn't</i> and often struggle to see the true value that great marketing brings to …

Marketing
Bill Gates

Secrets to Answering the World's Hardest Interview Questions

Interview questions that throw candidates for a loop like, “Why are manholes round?” have become the stuff of job-hunting legend, with stories from …

Employment

How to pack for the Trans-Siberian Railway

Watching thousands of miles of snow-kissed forests fly past your window, alighting in remote cities across Russia – it’s no wonder that travellers are captivated by the Trans-Siberian Railway. Planning a train journey from Moscow to Vladivostok or Beijing is easier than ever, but packing the right …

Trains

Just Back: Cusco, Peru

Travel photographer and writer <b>Erika Skogg</b> (on Instagram @ErikaSkogg) spends most of the year guiding students on photography trips with National Geographic Expeditions. She recently returned from a journey through Peru, a trip she has been lucky enough to have done many times before, including a …

Kuala Lumpur for free: exploring Malaysia's capital on a tight budget

You might get more roti for your ringgit in Kuala Lumpur than in many other big Asian capitals, but who doesn’t love a freebie? There are plenty of worthwhile attractions in Malaysia's buzzing capital that won’t cost travellers a single <i>sen</i>.<p>Join a walking tour<p>Slip on some comfortable shoes and take …

Asia Travel

Top 10 Summer Experiences in Norway

Explore the Arctic tundra, island-hop around scenic archipelagos, cruise majestic fjords, and hike magnificent landscapes under a never setting midnight sun. These experiences and more make up ten ways to enjoy the very best of summer in Norway.<p><b>Ride cable cars to see the midnight sun</b><p>Experience …

European Travel

The greatest wildlife spectacles around the world

Where to go to witness real animal magic, as creatures of all colours, shapes and sizes feed, court, fight and migrate.<p>Travel to destinations around the world to witness real animal magic, as creatures of all colours, shapes and sizes feed, court, fight and migrate.<p><b>Related slideshow: Africa's most</b> …

Nature

Getting off the beaten track in Fiji

Despite the brochure images – luxurious resorts, pool-side bars and palm-fringed beaches dotted with hammocks – it's surprisingly easy to get off the beaten track in Fiji. Over half the country, including the main island of Viti Levu, offers less-trodden paths and unique adventures for those ready …

Bollywood Music

Films to fuel your wanderlust this year

Finding oneself while traveling: it's a classic literary theme from <i>Siddhartha</i> to <i>On The Road</i>, and a somewhat overused trope in contemporary page-turners-turned-blockbusters.<p>But the process comes full circle when film adaptations inspire further adventure. Books such as <i>Into the Wild</i>, <i>Lord of the …

World Trade Center

Ditch the crowds: Cuba’s top five alternative beach stays

Beautiful beaches are as iconic as cocktails in the Caribbean, but in Cuba only a handful of coastal destinations are well known. If crowded resort-lounging in Varadero isn’t your thing, there are plenty of equally stunning, secluded sandy strands for independent travelers. Often, these …

Cuba

Unlikely destinations for unforgettable family holidays

Your toddler requires a hotel room the size of an airfield to burn off steam, your tweenie wants big-budget action and adventure, and your teens, well, they probably just want to be as far away from you as possible.<p>It's a fine art planning a perfect family trip, balancing all the diverse needs, …

Madhya Pradesh

The towns where travellers lose track of time

It was only supposed to be a couple of days; time enough to check out the temple you’d read about, pick up some bargains in the market, and mosey round the town before you head off to the next stop on your travels.<p>Yet somehow it’s a week later and not only are you still there, but you can’t see …

Asia Travel

10 Countries That Are Small Enough to See in Just One Day

Britain's best hotels for spring

The dark days of January and February will soon give way to spring, with all its freshness, renewal and promise of summer. If there are perfect hotels in which to hunker down on long, cold evenings, and ones for lazy summer days by the sea, then there are also hotels that are just right for the …

Quaint Fishing Village Reine Will Make You Want To Run Off To Norway Immediately

Have you ever felt the urge to escape it all, run off to Norway and hole up in a converted red fisherman's cottage?<p>No, you have not? Perhaps that's because you haven't seen Reine, the Norwegian fishing village with an estimated population of just about 300. The village is nestled in the Lofoten …

15 Jaw-Dropping Hotels In The Caribbean

Choosing the right hotel is an important part of any successful vacation, but there's something about the Caribbean, more than other parts of the world, that makes you want to find the perfect property. More than 7,000 islands are found in the Caribbean, 13 of which are independent islands. That …

Travel Guides

12 Unusual Beaches You Won’t Believe Exist

From beaches made of glass to sand featuring every color of the rainbow, these coasts are way too beautiful to miss.<p>Glass Beach<p>MacKerricher State Park, Fort Bragg, California<p>The phrase "One man’s trash is another man’s treasure" has never been truer than at the glass beaches of MacKerricher State …

'All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain': the 75 greatest movie quotes of all time

31 reasons why we love Scotland

The 20 Places Where You'll Pay The Most For A Hotel Room

Traveling costs a lot of money, but the price of a trip can fluctuate tremendously depending on the destination.<p>Hotels.com recently released its annual Hotels Price Index, a report on hotel prices in major destinations across the world that's based on Hotels.com bookings.<p>As part of this report, …

Hospitality

The new Brit pack: UK actors storm LA

Watch out, Hollywood, the Brits are in demand. And leading the charge are Kaya Scodelario, Holliday Grainger and Suki Waterhouse<p>Suki Waterhouse<p>Waterhouse, 22, grew up in London. A model and actor, she stars in the romantic comedy Love, Rosie, out on 22 October, and recently finished filming the …

The 11 Most Interesting Works On The Air Force Reading List

To help guide servicemembers in their training, the Air Force's top general, the Air Force Chief of Staff, publishes a list of various works to help guide members to topics relevant to the life of an airman. The list changes yearly and contains a multitude of works ranging from military-centric to …

Military