Anna María Guðmundsdóttir

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Ten films to make grown men cry

Andrew Lowry looks at the films guaranteed not to leave a dry eye in the house – even if it's a house full of men<p>The myth that men lack emotion continues to do the rounds. We live in more emotionally articulate times than ever before, yet there still persists a strange illusion that men are stoic …

Wild about WA: eye-popping animal encounters in Western Australia

Whether you're saying g'day to the whale sharks on Ningaloo Reef, watching humpback whales breach from a live-aboard catamaran, or throwing yourself down a waterfall or up two-billion-year-old rocks in Karijini National Park, big, in-your-face wilderness is everywhere you look in WA.<p>Turquoise Bay …

National Parks

Fifty things to do at the airport

Modern air travellers can pet a "therapy dog", attend a concert, have their teeth whitened or admire a 42-foot statue of Gollum.<p>Other options include yoga and meditation for health-conscious holidaymakers (Dallas Fort Worth and Albuquerque airports, respectively) and massages for anxious fliers …

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

European Travel

A Peek Inside North Korea (Photos)

Award-winning photographer David Guttenfelder’s best shots.<p>David Guttenfelder/AP

Holidaymakers choose books over e-readers

The feeling of holding and thumbing through a real book was the main reason that 71 per cent of travellers said they would pack one over a slimmer, electronic version.<p>The survey, conducted by Heathrow Airport, asked 2,000 holidaymakers about their reading habits while abroad.<p>"There's no doubt that …

Heathrow

The world's best sunrises

Kicking back on a beach, cold beer in hand while watching the sun go down is one of travel’s finest pleasures. But there’s something far more rewarding about heaving yourself from bed in the pitch black and blearily traipsing to the top of a mountain or the edge of a cliff to see the sun rise in …

Asia Travel

The world's most liveable cities - 2013

Five of Australia's treasured islands

Ah, Australia. Partying the night away amid the bright lights of Sydney. Exploring the undersea extravaganza of the Great Barrier Reef. Watching the sun rise over wind-sculpted Uluru. A visit Down Under is never short of do-before-you-die moments.<p>But did you know that there’s a whole lot more to Oz …

Australia

Swimming spot of the month: Bude sea pool, Cornwall

Everyone loves a tidal pool, right? (Except maybe cats.) All the fragrant loveliness of a sea swim, but without the schlep to the water's edge when the tide goes out. Yes sir, I'll take two.<p>The venerable Bude sea pool in north Cornwall is one of the last remaining tidal lidos in the country. Now …