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6 Caribbean Adventures Without the Crowds

Rule number one for outdoor lovers thinking about an escape to the Caribbean? Get off the beaten path. Otherwise you’ll be herded onto overdeveloped beaches and cookie-cutter resorts teeming with the same people you’re hoping to get away from. (If that’s what you want, a flight to South Florida is …

In Venezuela, nature’s most electrifying lightning show

Storm chasers flock to remote Catatumbo, where most experts estimate that lightning strikes roughly 140 to 160 nights a year, with flashes often visible seven to 10 hours per night.<p>Almost anywhere else, we would have been happy to see so many bright, twinkling stars filling the sky. But here on the …

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27 brilliant images of white sand beaches worldwide

Check out this collection of 27 images of the most picturesque white sand beaches on the planet.<p>Navagio Beach (Zakynthos, Greece)<p>Located off the …

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40 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Die

Our world is filled with indescribable beauty, both man-made and natural, and it’s hard to say whether a single lifetime would truly be enough to …

15 enchanting places around the world you’ve probably never been

With a circumference of 24,901 miles, our planet is filled with wonders, natural and manmade alike. Every so often, we come across something that …

National Parks

Angel Falls, Venezuela - gorgeous! 41 photos of the world's most spectacular waterfalls ➤ http://bit.ly/1iiNGFb

Your life goals don’t have an expiration date [infographic]

ALL OF MY FRIENDS managed to graduate college and land cushy jobs the year before the recession of 2008 hit. I wasn’t so lucky. I graduated right …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #55

Wildlife<p>Show-stopping peafowl, pygmy-tyrants, babblers, flowerpeckers and sapphires are the pick of the wild bird photographs from this week! Go to the new Wild Bird Trust website to learn more about our research and conservation projects in Africa. Please consider making a contribution to the Wild …

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Top 10 posadas in South America: readers' travel tips

From cheap and cheerful to arty and stylish (but still inexpensive) readers recommend 10 great posadas in gorgeous locations, from the top to the bottom of South America<p><b>• To add a tip for next week and be in with a chance of winning a Vango tent worth £450, go to</b> <b>GuardianWitness</b><p>François, an …

Picture of the Day: Kukenan-tepui at Sunset

KUKENAN-TEPUI AT SUNSET<p>Photograph by Paolo Costa Baldi | GFDL/CC-BY-SA 3.0<p>In this photograph we see Kukenán, a tepui in Guayana Region, Venezuela. It …

Top 10 irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth - in pictures

The most irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth have been identified by an international team of scientists, based on the large numbers of threatened animals and birds they harbour. They range from a misty mountain refuge for nature in Colombia, to the rainforests of Madagascar, the elephant-rich …

New Plant and Insect Species Found in Tepui Paradise

<i>Andrew Short is a National Geographic Grantee and assistant professor of
 Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas. An entomologist by training, Short is currently in Suriname, South America searching for aquatic insects to study patterns of freshwater biodiversity that will</i> …

Hairy Daisy Discovered

Researchers on an expedition in the Venezuelan Andes found a new species of daisy. Coated in hairs that provide Dr. Seuss-esque insulation, the <i>Coespeletia palustris</i> grows at an altitude of 12,450 feet.<p>"Hairs cover the entire plant, as in most of the species of the subtribe Espeletiinae," says …