Northern Lights

33 out-of-this-world images of the Milky Way, aurora borealis and more

Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest reveals dozens of photos before winners are announced.<p>An aurora borealis that lights up the night sky in …

Nature Photography

The Sickest Rigs at the 2018 Mt. Baker Banked Slalom

<i>Words by Ben Gavelda</i><p>It may be the middle of the summer, but that’s only one more reason to pack up the rig and hit the road. Recently we brought you, …

Snowboarding

10 Canadian Mountain Towns You’ll Want To Cozy Up To This Winter

1. Revelstoke, British Columbia<p>Situated in southeastern British Columbia is the bustling ski town of Revelstoke. Here you can enjoy your fall and …

British Columbia

How to see the best of northern Iceland and its jaw-dropping natural wonders including the Northern Lights

No one knew how it came to this: our host dancing about with a knife in his hand and a giant cod eye in his mouth. But it may have had something to …

European Travel

Brave Irish dad reveals bucket list of dreams as he battles rare form of terminal cancer

An Irish dad has made a bucket list that he dreams of completing before he dies from terminal cancer.<p>Belfast man Darren Smyth was diagnosed with a …

Cancer

Where to Shop for Totally Unique Sunglasses in Vancouver

Now that summer is in full swing (praise be!), the gorgeous weather is the perfect excuse to treat ourselves to a new pair of shades. No matter what …

Eyewear

New hotel and condo will bring 57 more rooms to Whitehorse

Whitehorse hasn't seen a major hotel go up since 1971, but that's about to change. A ground-breaking ceremony earlier this week marked the beginning …

Northern Canada

Polar Packing: What to Bring on Your Trip to Antarctica

Tips for your polar adventure from Hurtigruten.

Backpacking

Book Santa's Lapland offer from Gatwick Airport now for Christmas 2018

Christmas is just over 100 days away and now might be the time to beat the rush and book a winter break.<p>Santa's Lapland is always a popular …

Surrey (UK)

10 national parks to beat the heat

Crater Lake in summer. A view from the West Rim, taken near the Lightning Springs Picnic Area. National Park Service<p>The Phantom Ship, an iconic formation rising from Crater Lake, as seen from the Sun Notch Trail. National Park Service<p>Mount Katahdin stands as a mighty sentinel overlooking the …

National Parks

7 epic hotels in Scandinavia with amazing Nordic architecture

Whether you’re taking a last minute trip to bask in the midnight sun, or are already planning a winter getaway, you should consider staying in some …

European Travel

6 avant-garde luxury hotels for a futuristic experience | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

If iconic hotels such as Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands are any indication, the accommodation in which you stay is …

Avant-garde

Lufthansa offer flights to 6 new destinations

Lufthansa will expand its offering Frankfurt and Munich to include six new tourist destinations.<p>The airline announced in a statement that the 6 new …

Air Travel

13 Unsolved Mysteries Easily Explained by Science

Everyone loves a good mystery—everyone except scientists, that is. Here are their perfectly rational explanations for some truly bizarre …

Paranormal

The Aurora Borealis Concept Looks As Wonderful As You'd Expect

Well, the name simply asks for it. The renowned Norwegian yacht designer <b>Kurt Strand</b> has just unveiled his latest superyacht concept, a gorgeous …

Boating

10 Off-the-Grid Hideaway Hotels to Discover This Year

When it comes to holidays, easy-to-reach, all-inclusive resorts can be just what the doctor ordered – but sometimes a traveller craves more …

Swimming Pools

'The last true wild frontier': Life-changing tales from northern Sweden

Thea Holmqvist is born and raised in Bureå (around 2,500 residents), a coastal community about 18 kilometres south-east of Skellefteå, Västerbotten. …

Sweden

Astrophotography: How-to guides, tips and videos on getting your best shots

<i>Image: CC0 Creative Commons</i><p><b>Astrophotography might make you think of prohibitively expensive camera kit and complicated techniques, but there aren't</b> …

Space Station

A Guide to Cannabis Inhalers for Healthier Consuming in Colorado

If you don’t like the idea of smoking, try one of these inhalers that deliver the medicinal benefits of cannabis in a method better for you than …

Cannabis

These Ingenious Charts Brought the Cosmos to 1800s Schoolchildren

Culture & ExplorationAll Over the Map<p>Illuminated from behind, these interactive maps could transport a schoolhouse into the expanse of space.<p>For 19th-century schoolchildren, this colorful star chart would have brought astronomy brilliantly to life. Through vivid images, hidden flaps and sliders, …

Victorian Era

Epic Trips: Chasing The Northern Lights By Private Jet In Iceland

Travel<p>July 19, 2018 | BY Emma Heyn<p>Famous for its hot springs, glaciers, and three-hour sun cycle, the ‘land of fire and ice’ provides the perfect …

Travel

Billie Lourd's Carrie Fisher Tribute At Her Birthday Party Will Make Your Heart Sing — VIDEO

Like mother, like daughter. While celebrating her 26th birthday, Billie Lourd channeled her late mom Carrie Fisher, as seen in a video posted to her …

Star Wars

15 Things About Earth You Never Realized

19 hours ago<p>What causes the Aurora Borealis? Could a human have outrun a T-Rex? Here are 15 insane things you never knew about Earth<p>The Woody …

Playlist

Flights to Europe Are Starting As Cheap As $264 Round-trip Right Now (Video)

You'll find deals to Barcelona, Paris, Dublin, Berlin, and more.<p>It’s not too early to start planning your fall — and even winter — getaways, …

Air Travel

Jupiter Is So Massive It Had 12 Extra Moons We Didn’t Know Existed

This brings the total to a staggering 79.<p>Jupiter is absolutely vast. It’s so big in fact that we’ve only just scratched the surface of what we know …

Astronomy

Heat Wave Scorches Sweden as Wildfires Rage in the Arctic Circle

STOCKHOLM — As Europe grapples with near-record temperatures and sustained drought, Sweden has become the latest nation to confront a wave of wildfires as far north as the Arctic Circle, prompting the authorities to evacuate some villages and to appeal for help from neighboring Norway and distant …

News

Tripping the white fantastic in Lapland: Saariselkä's best winter activities

If you long for an active winter break, but want an alternative to crowded pistes and predictable <i>après,</i> head to Saariselkä, at the very heart of Finnish Lapland. Here you'll experience a landscape of pristine, sub-zero silence, where the best way to appreciate the astonishing surroundings is to be …

Loneliness

Pop the cork, and take a moment to be present in life

My weekly writing deadline happens to be the 15th anniversary of the day I became a freelance writer — the day after I quit my perfectly good magazine job and went to work for myself. I told myself I would try freelancing for two years, and if it didn’t work out, I’d find another full-time job …

Lake Michigan

Find fun without the crowds in these five trip swaps

Too far, too pricey, too congested, ridiculously long lines -- such downsides can push popular bucket-list vacays to the back-burner. But here's how …

Hiking

Travel Deals for July 18 to July 25

We blew it and haven’t been posting travel deals for the past two weeks. But we’re back at it again and with our picks for travel deals for July 18 …

Travel Deals