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Island hopping off Cambodia's coast

Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island for you.<p>Lapped by the lapis-hued waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the scattering of islands in …

Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

How to choose between Thailand’s classic gulf islands

With hundreds of dreamy tropical islands scattered along Thailand’s extensive coastline, choosing your ideal island escape can be overwhelming. Each one of those specks in the ocean is a tantalising composition of turquoise water, lush jungles and divine beaches – so how's a traveller to …

Latin American adventures for the whole family

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to stop travelling altogether. In fact, bringing the kids along for your next Latin American adventure can be an enriching experience for everybody involved. It’s easier than you think, and just a few simple guidelines can keep your …

The ultimate in space-saving travel tech

Trying to keep it to carry-on? This list of essential and compact travel gadgets and tips will make your trip easier – and your luggage lighter – without skimping on fun and convenience.<p>'Travel Gear' by Eric Ritchey. Creative Commons Sharealike Attribution licence<p><b>Ebook reader</b><p>Books are beautiful, …

10 best things to climb

Over ice and iron girders, shinnying up temples and scaling rainforest trees – tackle the world’s most worthwhile ways to reach the top. In this excerpt from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i> we've gathered together ten things to go up, from the somewhat gentle to the downright difficult. …

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

7 Tested Tips for Visiting Rome

Italy

PHOTOS: 11 Affordable Bucket List Adventures

Think dream trips to Machu Picchu and the Great Wall of China are financially out of your reach? Think again. We've got the inside scoop on these and …

5 Best Beaches in Southeast Asia

South-east Asia

Discover the U.K.'s Ancient Past

Archaeology

10 Incredible World Landmarks You Haven't Seen (Yet!)

These instant classics—including record-breaking towers, 35-story-tall sculptures, and external building climbs—are worth traveling to see.

Sculpture

Are Bikes the New Tour Bus?

Many travelers opt for hop-on, hop-off tour buses to get a quick primer on a new place. As silly as it can look, and it does, it’s a useful way to get oriented when you’re visiting a destination for the first time. But there’s an alternative: biking.<p>The world is in the throes of a bike-path …

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Flooding the Grand Canyon to Restore It

Wildlife<p>On November 11, officials from the U.S. Department of Interior started a “high-flow experimental release” from Glen Canyon Dam in northern Arizona. Instead of the dam’s normal flow rate of 5,000 to 8,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) downstream, the dam released about 34,100 cfs for 96 …

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A Taste of Babylon

“Actually—I just finished high school!” explained the boy behind the counter.<p>He was tall, and young—only 19 years old, standing alone in the shaded stone farm building with shelves of wine bottles that shone, gold, pink, and red.<p>He wanted to call in one of the wine experts, someone who knew “more …

Inside the Cradle of Humankind

Human Journey<p>The Rising Star Cave system is a series of cracks, chambers, and tunnels through a hill of dolomitic limestone, just like all the other hills in the area. Walk to the top of the hill and within your field of vision are the entrances to hundreds of known caves.<p>This is not the only one …

Worst Weather Ever: Has It Become a Cliché Yet?

Wildlife<p>Satellite image of Poyang Lake on November 15, the day after the lake’s water level fell below eight meters. NASA image courtesy LANCE MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.<p>The troubles of Poyang Lake, China’s largest freshwater lake, are getting drowned out by the clamor generated by the …

"Great Surprise"—Native Americans Have West Eurasian Origins

Oldest human genome reveals less of an East Asian ancestry than thought.<p><b>Nearly one-third of Native American genes come from west Eurasian people linked to the Middle East and Europe, rather than entirely from East Asians as previously thought, according to a newly sequenced genome.</b><p>Based on the arm …

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UCI disputes Rasmussen’s claim that he was below reticulocyte…

<b>UCI disputes Rasmussen’s claim that he was below reticulocyte threshold during 2005 Tour de France | Maassen confirms that UCI contacted Rabobank to speak to team doctor Leinders during race</b><p>Former Rabobank team manager Frans Maassen has provided partial confirmation of Michael Rasmussen’s claim this week that the UCI had known about suspect blood values during the 2005 Tour de France, saying that the Rabobank team was indeed contacted during the race. <br>Rasmussen has written an expose book called …