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5 of Fiji’s wildest island escapes

Off-the-beaten-track, unspoilt and overrun with jungle. Discover the best places for a wild, crowd-free Fijian escape… Discover More

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4 Places to Safari in the U.S.

For many of us, a safari is high up on our bucket lists. In our minds, we picture vast swathes of savannah whose gently swaying grass and fragile acacia trees form the habitat of some of the world’s most captivating species. But what if you don’t have the cash – or the time – to […]

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Ancient Egyptian Helicopters

In the temple of Seti I, a mural contains ordinary hieroglyphs such as the fly, but also a helicopter, airplanes and a submarine. Read more →

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Nemuri-Neko (The Sleeping Cat)

Tōshōgū Shrine is famous for its elaborate architecture, but it’s also known for its carved details. One of its most notable carvings is the Nemuri-neko, a rare feline depiction in early Edo-period religious sculpture. Read more →

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Italy’s Plague-Era “Wine Windows” Return for Pandemic-Proof Drink Service

The coronavirus has brought back a nearly 400-year-old tradition of socially distanced drink service. History is repeating itself in Florence where wine windows that were used to help prevent contagion during the bubonic plague are being reopened by the region’s bars and restaurants for coronavirus-friendly delivery. READ MORE

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The Top 10 Destinations in Africa for a First-Time Visitor

Richard Mullin once famously said that “the only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa, for he has so much to look forward to.” First-time visitors to Africa are indeed in an enviable position, with 54 countries to choose from and countless spectacular destinations ranging from game reserves to […]

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Paul Theroux’s Earliest Travel Memory Is a Train Ride Through New England

Novelist and master of travel writing Paul Theroux, who made his name journeying from the U.K. to Japan and back by train for The Great Railway Bazaar, hit the open road for his latest book. We spoke to him about his most recent trips—and how he’s changed as he’s traveled the world. Read more

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How to Satisfy Wanderlust when you’re Stuck at Home.

The need to get out, explore, see new cultures and perspectives has almost taken me over. In particular, I am itching to go to the South of France. I’m not really sure what the reason for this is but, really, it’s France. Looking around at the crowded city of San Francisco, I feel jaded and […]

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The Best Pacific Northwest Road Trips

The best thing about road trips? You don’t have to plan every little detail. Pick a few highlights—sights you definitely want to see, towns you’d like to stay in for a few days, and maybe the highway café with the best nachos—and the rest can unfold naturally, wherever the route takes you. In the Pacific Northwest, roadways […]

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How to Protect the Coral Reefs When You Travel

Often referred to as “the rainforest of the sea,” coral reefs are a natural attraction for travelers, sending snorkelers and divers around the world to get an up-close look at these colorful communities. More scientifically speaking, coral reefs are an underwater ecosystem characterized by colonies of coral polyps (soft-bodied organisms related to sea anemones and […]

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