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10 of the best long-haul adventure holidays

Get out of your comfort zone with these trips to less-visited parts of the world, from driving down Jordan’s desert highway to tackling high peaks in Mongolia<p>The island-rich coast of Belize is home to one of the first guided lodge-to-lodge stand-up paddleboarding trips in the world. Guests paddle …

Standup Paddleboarding

You’ll never want to go to Bali

FORGET Bali. As far as Indonesia goes, it’s got nothing on these places. Here’s where to spend your next holiday instead.

The world's 20 oldest cities

45 Of The Most Stunning Paradises In The World

<i>Ever wonder where the next paradise you should run off to is? These 45 travel bloggers have revealed their perfect place from all over the world. NOTE: If you have an extreme case of wanderlust, look away now! These places are beyond stunning!</i><p><b>New Zealand</b> - A Broken Backpack<p><i>"What if Paradise is in</i> …

7 secular pilgrimages that could change your life | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Pilgrimages aren't only for the religious.<p>They can be fun and inspiring, challenging yet rewarding and don't necessarily involve prayer.<p>The best ones, however, do involve a bit of a trek.<p>Even if don't "find yourself" along the way, you'll definitely find something to tell your friends about …

Hiking

20 Places That Are Straight Out of Fairy Tales

Visiting these real-world places is like jumping into the pages of a story book, where castles sit on clouds and forests are carpeted with flowers. This gallery was originally published in 2015. It has been updated with new information.<p>City Palace: Jaipur, India<p>Ashikaga Flower Park: Ashikaga, …

5 Remote Destinations For The Unconventional Island Hopper

Now that it’s getting nippy, our first instinct is to flee. An island vacation beckons, and some obvious destinations come to mind first: the Caribbean, Mexico, or even good old Florida, if you’re staying stateside. But for those willing to think outside their native hemisphere, why not venture off …

5 Tips For Big Weight Loss

See you never, extra pounds!<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness</i>.<p>Whether you recently had a baby or the scale has slowly been creeping up over the years, when you have 50, 100, or more pounds to lose, the task can seem so daunting that you're …

The Best Cities in Europe

Condé Nast Traveler readers cast hundreds of thousands of votes for their favorite cities in Europe in the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards survey. From long-time winners like London and Paris, to newcomers that include Lucerne in Switzerland and Norway's Bergen, the variety showcases the diverse nature …

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Where will you go in 2014? We can't plan your vacations for you, but we can certainly help you narrow your wish list of destinations with our annual Top 50 Travel Destinations list. No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you …

Breathtaking Photos of Matterhorn From All Hours of the Day

On the border of Switzerland and Italy lies Matterhorn (aka Monte Cervino), Europe's 14,692-foot-high mountain. With one of the highest peaks of the iconic Swiss Alps, Matterhorn is an attraction for both climbers and photographers. Since the 19th century, many people have approached the mountain …

Ten things you need to know before visiting Transylvania

Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves. Some may think it’s fictional, but this central Romanian region <i>is</i> a real place. And it’s pretty special, too. Bordered to the east by the Carpathian Mountains, ‘the land beyond the forest’ still feels …

European Travel

Best of December 2013

Travel Photography

Jong-ga Dining at Jeonju's Hakindang House

In a city like Seoul, where construction is ever-present and technological trends fade as fast as they are created, traditional culture and history remain obscured by modernity. On the contrary, Jeonju, a small city just a few hours' drive south of the nation's capital, is a treasure trove of …

7 Things Americans Can Learn From Italians

If you've spent time in Italy you know that life in Italy and life in America are very different. While both cultures have their pros and cons, we think Americans can learn a lot from the way Italians live.<p>Traditionally, Italians have an easy-going and positive outlook on how to go about daily …

The Mystical Smoo Cave of Scotland

<i>I wish I could be everywhere, but until they perfect cloning technology, there’s only one of me traveling this big world. I now plan on having</i> …

Sofia Bulgaria as a Tourist Destination

A tall, gaunt man limped toward me as I dragged my luggage down the steps of the train that had just arrived in Sofia.<p>“Where are you going?” he asked …

Finding Peace at Bhutan's Most Sacred Site: The Tiger's Nest

<i>Interested in traveling Bhutan? Come travel Bhutan with me 11-13 December 2017, to witness the annual Druk Wangyel Festival!</i><p>According to Sangay, I …

The Hobbit's Ultimate Guide to New Zealand

Two hundred sixty-six days, 500 people, 115 truck drivers, 263 beards, and more than 140,000 cups of coffee.<p>These are a few of the astounding statistics behind the logistics of filming the latest in The Hobbit trilogy. Though the majority of the movies were filmed in a Wellington studio, nine weeks …

14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …

Off the beaten track in Borneo

From steaming jungle to the cloud-capped summit of Mt Kinabalu, Borneo’s natural wonders are undeniable. But the island is no longer the deserted paradise it once was.<p>Package tours and cheap flights from Southeast Asia have placed Borneo firmly on the tourist trail, and solitude is becoming hard to …

Borneo

6 Up-And-Coming Global Destinations, According To Trip Advisor

One of the thrills of traveling is the feeling -- however misguided -- that you have discovered a destination before the masses have. You were in Angkor Wat before restoration projects began, you saw Bruges before Colin Farrell publicized it as a f-ing fairytale, and Croatia? Please, you were there …

Auyuittuq and Sirmilik National Parks

In the Inuktitut language, Auyuittuq means "the land that never melts" and Sirmilik translates as the "place of glaciers." These remote national parks in the high Arctic of <b>Nunavut's</b> Baffin Islandfeature jagged, frosted mountain ranges, traditional Inuit villages, glacier-carved fjords, and vast, …

Riomaggiore, Italy Is The Most Beautiful Place In The World Right Now

You've heard of the Cinque Terre, those five Italian fishing villages that tourists often hike through one at a time. The one that starts the chain is called Riomaggiore, and if it were up to us, we might stop there and never continue to the rest.<p>There are many reasons to love Riomaggiore. Firstly, …

Top experiences in Bali: making the most of paradise

Immerse yourself in the colour and sound of a traditional festival, dine on local specialities, snorkel beautiful reefs, watch craftspeople at work, wander through lush rice fields, or just relax and be pampered at a Balinese spa. There's an awful lot to do in paradise and it's not all about the …

Scuba Diving

Pic of the day: Jodhpur city from its majestic sandstone fort. Credit: Legal Nomads

Visual Adventure: Sailing Turkey

Sailing might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Turkey, but here at G Adventures, we'd like to change that. We've got a …

C'mon Get Happy: Bhutan's Sunny Outlook on Life

Here at G, we’re confident we’ve seen unique destinations in all shapes and forms all over the world – but none of ‘em are quite like Bhutan. This …