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When Mt Vesuvius erupted centuries ago, horrified Pompeii inhabitants had no idea what kind of artistic trend they were unleashing into the world.
This might be the most politically incorrect thing we've published to date. But when cold, hard, objective journalism uncovers a general truth akin to the theory of relativity our obligation is to print it in bold warning: LATIN AMERICAN MEN ARE NOSE PICKERS.
Chasing legendary surf in a coastal Peruvian town that history forgot.
There’s a town in Southern Alberta, Canada where each summer the 1800-odd residents put on pointy rubber ears and welcome hundreds of Trekkies to celebrate the home planet of one, fictional, Mr. Spock.
The love child of horseback riding and hockey, add some jodhpurs, white shirts, breeches, manicured playing fields, and a cavvy of thousand-dollar ponies and your well on your way to playing the part.
There’s a reason horror movies and haunted tours are a lucrative business; we all love a good scare. Not only that, but you can tell a lot about a country's culture from their ghost stories. So if you’ve tired of exploring sand dunes and relics, here’s a list of our top six bloodcurdling haunted sites across the globe that’ll put your running skills to good use—trespassers beware.
Feeling guilty about your travel footprint after flying? Our editor, Srah weighs in on KLM's carbon donation program and why it should make you uncomfortable.
Unless you’re dating your identical twin, different personalities means different traveling styles. It’s no wonder that going abroad is often the test for relationships.
Semi-mangled, bruised and whiplashed, I voyaged across an ancient Viking land using my feet, belly, and exposed skin. Oh, and if you hadn't already noticed, I survived.
Those brave souls stuck on lay-by suffering hard plastic seats are doing it in the name of entertainment
Sure, you could just catch a swell on Australia's golden coast, bob up and down off of Hawaii's sun-sparkled beaches and get a tan on Cali's shores ... or, you could ride the maddest tidal bore on this planet, cut through 9m high piranha infested waters and glide through frozen glaciers in Antarctica.
The art of selecting the perfect beach-going destination is often measured by three very simple rules of thumb: the clarity & color of the water, how soft the sand is, and the destination's Google image ability to make you break out into paroxysms of glee. Priorities.
Voted as the second craziest thing to do in your life by Readers Digest, volcano boarding is one of Nicaragua's claim to fame, but few realise that the offbeat sport was actually invented by a die-hard Australian surf fanatic.
Visitors to this profoundly creepy attraction learn that in the eighteenth century, as the city’s cemeteries ran out of room for fresh corpses, bodies were exhumed and relocated to a stretch of abandoned mining tunnels. What visitors may not realise is that there are nearly three hundred kilometres of tunnels that are not part of the official tour. These are the famous carrières de Paris, and exploring them is a secret — and sometimes dangerous — Parisian tradition.
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With a nationwide beer prohibition until 1989, you can imagine the hurried frenzy that ensued over Iceland once the ban was lifted. If you really want to experience the suffrage Icelanders had to endure during the alcohol embargo, mix non-alcoholic beer with brennivin or gin –the taste is foul, but the end result the same