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Antarctica by cruise: a voyage to another world

An Antarctic expedition cruise isn't just random bucket list stuff – the White Continent wields a power and singular beauty that linger long after you've left its frozen, penguin-dotted expanses behind. Find your place on the planet where nature had its finest moment.<p><b>The 'Drake Shake'</b><p>The ship tilts …

Antarctica

This Airport Brewpub Offers Proof That Flying Isn’t All That Bad

Airports suck. Travel is a hassle. Other human beings trying to go places when we are <i>also</i> trying to go places is a recipe for frustration. Right?<p>For most of us, even the term “airport” elicits a cringe. Over the years, it’s been embedded in us that the airport dance is a stressful one. But maybe …

Flying

Travel tip: One credit card is good, but here's why two can be a lifesaver

You're on vacation with your spouse or partner, with whom you share everything in life, including credit cards. All is going well — and then one of you is mugged.<p>It happened to one San Bernardino reader and his wife — and it reinforced a valuable lesson.<p>They were in Quito, Ecuador. "My wife carries …

These beautiful Instagram photos by New York's Chief Digital Officer will make you want to move to NYC

But she's also one of the best Instagram photographers when it comes to taking photos of the city.<p>Thousands of people already follow her to see some of the most beautiful NYC photos out there.

Mobile Photography

Polonnaruwa

Galle Lighthouse

RANKOTH VEHERA

Yala

Sigiriya - Sri Lanka

Arabian sights: road-tripping in Oman

Oman is hot right now. Not as in boiling (although it can be at the height of summer when the mercury touches 40C); hot as in 'of the moment'. Its star has risen steadily thanks to a carefully nurtured tourism industry and a growing appreciation for its natural and cultural riches.<p>After all, where …

Travel

top 10 countries

These 10 countries are destined for an epic year, whether they’re hosting festivals, cutting the ribbon on new attractions or simply raising their game for travellers. Feast your eyes on 2014's most unmissable destinations.<p>1. Brazil<p><b>All eyes on the pitch for 2014’s World Cup</b><p>A game of beach football …

Travel

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Apps

Carnet de voyage : Darjeeling, entre thé et montagnes

Au nord-est de l’Inde, à quelques 24h de train de Delhi et d’interminables heures à l’arrière d’une Jeep hors du temps se trouve la région de …

5 articles à lire avant un voyage en Inde

L’Inde, cet immense pays du continent asiatique est aussi dépaysant que contrasté, et <b>de nombreux voyageurs en reviennent bouleversés</b>. Pauvreté, …

Gate to the walled City Yemen

DAR AL HAJAR

Ancient Sana'a

National Geographic Travel

29 Surreal Places In America You Need To Visit Before You Die

If you live in the U.S., you don't need a passport to see what mother nature has to offer.

National Parks

How To Learn A Foreign Language In 3 Months

"French and Spanish, English, German, and Brazilian Portuguese..." he ticks them off for me. "And Esperanto."<p>That last one is a made-up language, or a "constructed international auxiliary language," meaning it was designed to help people from different nations without a common tongue …

Language Learning

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their Surroundings

This collection of photographs of majestic landmarks around the world do a great job of just how important framing, perspective and lighting are to a …

33 Unbelievable Places To Visit Before You Die

It’s hard to believe these places exist right on our planet. Here are 33 landmarks that look like paintings and scenes from science fiction …

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

European Travel

Next stop North Pole: exploring the icescapes and fjords of Svalbard

Defined by the coming and going of the sun, shaped by mighty glaciers and pointed peaks, and sprinkled with more polar bears than people, Svalbard is the end of the world as we know it.<p>Svalbard? Where? It's the question that pops up most when mentioning the name of the archipelago that dangles off …

Antarctica

New Zealand's 10 most unforgettable beaches

With 15,000 kilometres of coastline, New Zealand is heaven for beach-lovers. Its diverse shores dish up everything from lazy days and blazing sunsets, to active adventures such as swimming, kayaking and surfing. Finding a great beach is easy; to find an unforgettable one, read on…<p>Ninety Mile …

New Zealand

$99 rooms at Standard Hotels with new same-night booking app

Hey hipsters, now you can grab the lowest-priced, last-minute room at any of the five Standard Hotels by using a mobile app exclusive to the hotel company.<p>Those who use the free app also may find a room -- any room or suite in the hotel, actually -- for $99 a night until May 3. (It's on a …

Scant snow means Crater Lake, Ore., cabins, campground will open early

Cabins and facilities inside Oregon's Crater Lake National Park will open Friday, a month earlier than usual, thanks to light snow and dry conditions.<p>Usually officials wait for the snow to melt before opening facilities at Crater Lake, which is 1,943 feet deep.<p>But the cold white stuff was in short …

Where waterfalls outnumber people

The Westfjords are the wildest and most rugged corner of an already wild and rugged country. But those who make the journey find some of Iceland’s most beautiful and untouched scenery.<p>In a two-room museum in a tiny town in northwest Iceland’s Westfjords, a local man detailed the avalanches and long …

European Travel

Life on Earth on Twitter: "The Namib Desert in Namibia, where the desert meets the ocean. http://t.co/kC5CC8XXrA"