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World’s Top 7 Scenic Cruises

Sometimes, the best view is from the deck of a cruise ship. Here are our seven picks for the top scenic cruises
Serengeti You can never have too many elephant photos. Photo by Christine Loomis

Photo Essay: Elephants at the Pool & Other Tales of...

In these stunning Serengeti photos, a traveler captures the incredible wildlife and natural beauty to be found in Serengeti National Park, the most popular national park in Tanzania.
Evening light fades in the Queen Charlotte Islands. Flickr/Dale Simonson

Land of Giants: Canada’s Queen Charlotte Islands

Kayaks and canoes provide the only access to many parts of Canada's remote Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia. From ancient forests to hidden bays, exploring the Queen Charlotte Islands is an unforgettable experience.
Texas Bluebonnet Tour

Springtime in Texas: Bluebonnet Tour

Texans are crazy for bluebonnets. The Bluebonnet Festival and "Wildflower Watch" pay homage to this love affair.
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Humans and Gray Whales Meet at Magdalena Bay

In Mexico’s Magdalena Bay, the curiosity between humans and gray whales is mutual. Part three in our series, "Whale Sharks, Sea Lions and Gray Whales: Adventures in La Paz"
A surface lava pool attracts visitors at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Flickr/Thomas Tunsch

Edge of the Abyss: Hawaii’s Drive-In Volcano

Madame Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess, attracts thousands of visitors daily to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Here's what to see and do in this popular national park in Hawaii.
Snorkeling with whale sharks near La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Flickr/Julie Edgley

Swimming with Whale Sharks in the Sea of Cortez

The seaside Mexican town of La Paz is the perfect base for an ocean of adventure in the Sea of Cortez. In part one of our series on "Whale Sharks, Sea Lions and Gray Whales: Adventures in La Paz", we head out to sea to swim with whale sharks, the largest fish in the sea.
Travel in Patagonia. The Paine River flowing from the Nordenskjöld Lake towards the Salto Grande iwaterfall within the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Flickr/Jon Mould

Making Tracks in Chilean Patagonia

From sun-flamed towers of Torres del Paine to Punta Arenas, the gateway to southern Patagonia on the Straits of Magellan, traveling in Patagonia is filled with natural beauty, rich culture and adventure.
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Video: Kerala, India – A Tropical Paradise

A state in South India on the Malabar coast, Kerala is known as God's own country -- and for good reason.
Solo travel at a dude ranch in Colorado

Heels Down, Eyes Up in Colorado: Solo Travel in the American...

An English woman learns the ways of the west at a Colorado dude ranch.
Giant manta rays in Hawaii. Photo by John Haut, Kona Divers

Must-See Sea Life: 7 Places to Experience Sea Life Up Close

Forget the aquarium. When it comes to exploring the ocean’s splendor, there’s nothing like the real deal.
Local girls in Peru. Photo by Carol Bowman

High in the Andes: Adventure in Peru

A traveler to Peru spends 15 days heading in one direction − up. Her guide urges her to consume coca to help with breathing at high altitude. This is one trip to Peru she would always remember.
The Bay of Ieranto in Italy (Baia di Ieranto). Flickr/Gianfranco Vitolo

The Path to Italy’s Hidden Paradise: The Bay of Ieranto

Italy’s Bay of Ieranto is a hard-to-find paradise, a pristine inlet that is a favorite with locals. The trail to Bay of Ieranto is almost undetectable. Here's how you can reach this beautiful Italian beach.
Where is the best place to see the Northern Lights?

Where is the Best Place to See the Northern Lights?

The Northern Lights have been fueling imaginations for millennia. Here are the best places in the world to see the incredible Northern Lights.

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