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The 10 Best Ghost Tours on the Coast

1 of 10<p>Savannah, GA: Voices of the Dead Tour<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>New Orleans, LA: Ghost Adventures Haunted Houses Tour<p>3 of 10<p>Charleston, SC: …

Curious History of Oceanside Part 2: WW II, Lighthouse on Oregon Coast

World War II in the area, how the place was featured in books, beginning of the lighthouse

Exotic pests are downside of world travel, transport

As we transport more people and products around the world faster than ever, we are also unintentionally introducing exotic pests. The consequences …

Uncovering the Secret Charms of a Tea Plantation Hotel

The luxe offerings at Ceylon Tea Trails resort range from high tea atop a mountain to exotic nature hikes and individual bungalows. Or you could just …

Current Obsessions: High Contrast

We’re always restlessly scouring our favorite sources and haunts for inspiration, here’s what we have on our radar this week.<p>Margot is coveting new …

Friuli, Italy, guide: what to see plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants

This border region of north-east Italy has stayed out of the limelight but offers dramatic Alpine scenery, gorgeous Adriatic lagoons, and a wealth of local wine, fine cuisine and history<p>Driving east from Venice along the autostrada, it only takes half an hour to leave the tourists behind and cross …

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From Antarctica to India, these are the most extreme scuba dives in the world

If you don’t have an underwater bucket list, Dive Butler can help.<p>Founded in 2008 by Alexis Vincent, the former scuba expert at Conrad Maldives …

11 movies you should watch on Netflix before they’re gone next month

It's hard to tell what's more surprising: the fact that it's almost October already, or the fact that there are some really good movies leaving Netflix this month. The departures of some aren't surprising, while others might just come as a shock, but all are worth the time and queue space you'll …

I Captured Breathtaking Sea And Sand Patterns From A Helicopter (Can You Find The Hidden Dolphin?)

As one of those people who points out oddly shaped clouds and stares for hours until the very last bit of sunlight has left the sky, I love …

Seafloor

The best places to whale watch in the Bay Area

If you're a fan of whales, there are few better places to live than California.<p>Nearly all year long, you've got a chance to see some of nature's most majestic creatures. Pacific gray whales, blue whales and humpback whales, plus other marine mammals like dolphins and orcas, all pass by Northern …

Humpback Whales

Visit and Experience these 6 Incredible Animals Before it's Too Late

Entire species vanish from the face of the earth every day, but there are people and places across the globe committed to conserving the natural …

Wildlife

World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: August 1-7

<i>At a loss for what to watch this week? From new TV, we've got you covered.</i><p><b>New on DVD and Blu-ray</b><p>From "Batman v Superman" and "Suicide Squad" to "The Killing Joke," this is a big year for the Caped Crusader and the Clown Prince of Crime. This animated adaptation of the infamous 1988 graphic novel -- …

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Europe's best national parks

Yours to keep: a free pass to Europe’s best bits – areas enshrined as national parks, where the only entry requirement is a sense of adventure.<p>Hike across sparkling glaciers, explore wild, fabled forests and meet mountain goats with this sampler from our new title, <i>The Best Things in Life are …

National Parks

Is this the most luxurious way to see the Galápagos?

Just to be sure I wasn’t dreaming, I wrote down a list of all the wild creatures I’d seen in the Galápagos Islands. I noted that I’d been barked at by a sea lion, had a blue, webbed foot waggled at me by a Booby bird, been eyed-up by a pelican sitting close enough for me to smell its breath (like a …

Indonesia closes airport on Lombok due to volcanic activity

The World's Most Poisonous Creatures Could Get You High and Save Your Life

In her new book, <i>Venomous</i>, molecular biologist Christie Wilcox goes in-depth exploring the culture and history of venom. VICE sat down with her for a chat about her interest in the world's deadliest creatures.<p>A large dose from the dreaded Australian box jelly, a.k.a. <i>Chironex fleckeri</i>, can …

Zoology

Are fireflies flickering out?

<b>(CNN) —</b> We're well past the Fourth of July, but my dreams are still illuminated by the spectacles of two summertime icons: fireworks and fireflies. Strikingly juxtaposed, one light show explodes boisterously, so full of crackle and boom, while the other sparkles in eerie silence.<p>Each year our …

Nature

Cities around the world where beer is the cheapest

For many, there’s nothing like a refreshing glass of beer on a warm summer afternoon. But how much do you really have to spend on that delicious beverage? Well, it all depends on where in the world you’re consuming it.<p>GoEuro, a travel comparison site, released their 2016 beer price index comparing …

Visiting Italy's Lost City of Pompeii

Visiting Italy's Lost City of Pompeii<p>Updated on August 12, 2017<p>One of the most popular visitor attractions in Italy is without a doubt the ruins of …

Archaeology

Hotel chain lets you set your own check-in and checkout times

Hotels are trying to make the check-in and checkout process as easy as possible.<p>The Starwood hotel chain has expanded the use of technology that lets guests use their smartphones to open their hotel doors, rolling it out to 130 hotels and resorts in 30 countries from the chain's initial 10-hotel …

Visiting Canada on a budget with these useful travel tips

Canada is a country many people don’t realize is worth exploring. It is the second largest country in the world and has many fun cities to see as …

Answers to Every Question You Might Have About Traveling to Cuba

Holly Wilmeth<p>What you need to know to book and plan your trip<p>As most travelers are well aware, for the first time in 50 years, it’s possible to fly …

Finding my zen at an all-inclusive resort

<i>Dispatch is a series of first-person stories from the road. Readers can share their experiences, from the sublime to the strange.</i><p>Ten years ago, I worked in the travel industry. At the time, I judged two types of people: those who didn't renew their passports and those who went on all-inclusive …

Water Colors: 8 Beautiful Photos of Oceans From Above

Aerial photographer Tommy Clarke hangs out of helicopters to shoot the sea from the sky, showing there's no view like the one from above. “I was always one for the window seat,” says the photographer, who grew up in the British seaside town of Bournemouth and later moved to Sydney, where he started …

40 Of The Best Small Town Vacation Spots

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When it comes to your vacation, most people seek out places they've seen on TV or have heard about from friends and family. Fair enough. Now, let us introduce you to 40 unsung hot spots. These unheard-of towns across the U.S. might not have made it onto your bucket list</i> …

New England

The 100 coolest works of architecture in the world

For those who want to brush up on their architecture knowledge, we've compiled a ranking of the 100 coolest buildings and structures on the planet.<p>These include old and new pieces of architecture all over the world, including museums, wineries, religious spaces, skyscrapers, transportation hubs, …

The Best Astronomy Photos of 2016

The rusty red swirls of the circular, iron sculpture, Seven Magic Points, in Brattebergan, Norway, mirror the rippling a<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Rune Johan Engebø<p>…

Astronomy

Take an insider's look at the secret art of New York's pretty subway stations

It’s the heartbeat of the city, with its winding tunnels and stations hidden deep below the ground making New York’s subway lines the main transport arteries of the tri-state area.<p>But just how much do we know about the city’s 469 Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) subway stations, which millions …

Trains

Why hapless tourists are driving Venetians mad (and blaming Google)

There has been for many years a simmering tension between Venetians and tourists, with the former blaming the latter for overcrowding and spoiling local life.<p>Now relations between residents and holidaymakers have hit a nadir after a couple of hapless tourists attempted to drive through Venice, …