Stunning sunset spots in the Caribbean

It happens every day when the sun dips completely below the horizon yet despite how many times we’ve seen them, Caribbean sunsets (at least the western-facing ones) never get old. If you’re at the right place at the right time, the tie-dyed melange that is technically...

Iguazu Falls: A Bucket-List Natural Wonder

Iguazu Falls You might have seen the photos, even read about it. You might have visited other great waterfalls before. But you probably still have no idea what to expect when you come face to face with the almighty Iguazu Falls, on the border of the Argentina province of Misiones...

Peru’s Other Lost City, Choquequirao

The trek to the lost Incan city of Choquequirao is one of the most difficult in Peru. From the town of Cachora, located 161km west of Cusco, it’s an 18km walk to Capuliyoc Mountain, then down to Playa Rosalinas, where travellers camp for the night. Waking early, trekkers then...

Meet Monemvasia, A Hidden ‘Fortress Town’

Discovering a secret town? Well that’s one way to get off the beaten path. We’ve seen a few hidden towns in our day (mostly in America), but never one quite as beautiful as the town of Monemvasia, Greece. Perched on an island off the east coast of the Peloponnese,...

The Gateway to Kilimanjaro

Each year, more than 50,000 people set out to climb Africa’s highest peak, joining a revered tribe of dedicated adventurers. But in the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro, nestled in the foothills, another tribe reigns supreme. The Chagga clan, one of more than 260 tribes in Tanzania, has...

Seven Unknown Architectural Wonders

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 don’t stray? Related article: Friends want life advice? Tell them to travel more To uncover a few of...

The First Rule in Tracking Lions: No Running

Taking a simple walk had never seemed so dangerous. Gathered around a camp table set up with maps, field guides – and gin and tonics – we plotted our stroll into the late afternoon heat. Normally jovial, our guide Paul Ditiro looked around the group, fixing us with a serious...

Four Days in Australia’s Open Ocean, Great Barrier Reef

Standing on the sun deck of the Spirit of Freedom, a live-aboard tour boat on the Great Barrier Reef, I noticed something was missing: land. The shoreline had disappeared overnight and now there was just sky and sea – nothing else – for 220km in every direction. Related article:...

6 Essential Reasons To Book A Trip With A Travel Agent

When booking a vacation, we’re obviously always trying to get the lowest prices possible on airline tickets, hotels and rental cars. But aside from the usual tips (book trips 54 days in advance, choose the right day of the week, etc.), there’s one secret weapon to...

The World’s Most Green Cities

From offering plentiful bike paths and thriving farmers’ markets to ensuring cleaner air, a city’s environmental efforts don’t just help the planet – they benefit residents too. Related article: Living in – the world’s friendliest cities According to the Siemens Green City...
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