Most Beautiful Villages Around The World photo Popeye Village, is a group of rustic and ramshackle wooden buildings located at Anchor Bay in the north-west corner of the Mediterranean island of Malta. Photo by: Mosin Village on the bank of the Niger river, Mali. Photo by: Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Graham Hughes: British man is first person to visit all 201 countries WITHOUT using a plane Graham Hughes, 33, used buses, taxis, trains and his own two feet to travel 160,000 miles in exactly 1,426 days - all on a shoestring of just $100 a weekYesterday he trudged into Juba, the capital of South Sudan, to end the epic journey that began in his hometown of Liverpool on New Year's Day 2009Spent four days 'in a leaky boat' to reach Cape Verde, was jailed for a week in Congo, and was 'saved from Muslim fundamentalists by a Filipino ladyboy'His lowest point was when his sister, Nicole, died of cancer two years agoHe says: 'I think I wanted to show that the world is not some big, scary place, but in fact is full of people who want to help you' By Matt Blake Published: 10:09 GMT, 27 November 2012 | Updated: 09:09 GMT, 10 December 2014 If anything can be said about record-breaking globetrotter Graham Hughes, it's that - throughout his travels - he's always kept his feet firmly on the ground. Scroll down for video
39 of the world’s most inspiring routes for road trips [PICs] Whether it’s Utah or Iceland, something about a seemingly endless and open road makes me want to travel. Too beautiful to be real? 16 surreal landscapes found on Earth These bizarre locations may seem like a series of elaborate movie sets, but they are real destinations that you might want to see for yourself. Photo: Greg Mote/Flickr The Wave, Arizona, U.S. Photo: Shutterstock Travertines, Pamukkale, Turkey Photo: Shutterstock
50 Greatest Festivals in the World 50 Greatest Festivals in the World This is the guide to the best and most interesting festivals in the world, organized by date to help you plan your travels accordingly. From hot air balloons to water fights, this list has it all. Many of the dates are variable, so be sure to check online to find out the specific dates for your festivals! The World Traveler’s Guide to Tipping: 50 Tipping Customs for 25 Vacations The World Traveler’s Guide to Tipping: 50 Tipping Customs for 25 Vacations Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 3:36pm by admin For the international traveler, getting used to the intricacies of day to day life in another country can be a challenge to say the least, even if you speak the language. Before you leave on a trip, it’s best to familiarize yourself with some of the basic customs and etiquette of your destination country to help you feel more at ease. One custom that can be a bit confusing even at home is tipping. Knowing who to tip, how much to leave, or even to tip at all can be overwhelming.
The 10 best treks in the world These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order: Remember Me Concept Art by Paul Chadeisson Concept artist Paul Chadeisson has released concept artwork he created for Remember Me(previously known as Adrift), a video game developed by Dontnod Entertainment. Paul collaborated with fellow concept artist Aleksi Briclot and Michel Koch to create the world of Neo-Paris 2084. Make sure to click on images to enlarge. Link: paul.chadeisson.fr All images used with permission by the artist. © Capcom. All rights reserved.
Amazing Festivals Around The World That You Should See Before You Die Tweet Once a year some of the countries around the world hold magical and outrageous festivals. Some like the Brazilian carnival and Spanish bull chase are famous world wide while others few people know about. So if you fancy living it up then check out our list of 20 of the most amazing festivals from around the world that we recommend you should see before you die. 1. Invader Takes Over The Depths of The Ocean We’ve seen the famed street artist ‘Invader’ inspire plenty of things– including an entire apartment; and this time his legacy has been carried underwater to the ocean. In a somewhat seemingly off-the-wall collaboration with sculptor Jason Taylor deCaires, the duo came together to put the infamous invader stamp on some pieces located in the Bay of Cancun. Though these things typically tend to take place as graffiti or random instances, it’s been made clear that Invader will be making his mark all over the planet– and he’s even making a splash as far as the sharks are concerned.
10 Best Hiking Trails in the World If everyone placing personal ads who claimed the hobby of “hiking” really did it with any regularity, the earth would have been trampled flat decades ago. But those who really do enjoy this peaceful outdoor activity have plenty of incredible choices in every corner of the world. Here are the ten best hikes on the planet, each with a combination of scenery and special extras that make them well worth going out of your way to enjoy. You can use Indie, BootsnAll’s multi-country flight finder, to search and book flights for your trip. Plan a round the world trip around these great hiking spots, and sign up for Plan Your RTW Trip in 30 Days to learn the ins and outs of planning a trip of this magnitude (it’s free!). Tongariro Northern Circuit, North Island, New Zealand
A Forest Of Symbols: Life Of Pi and Chaos Why is this film so good? To receive 11 nominations from the Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture, is no small feat, and it won 4 awards, more than any other film this year (Best Director, Cinematography, Visual Effects and Original Score). How can a film receive so much praise, even elevating it to the level of "the miraculous?" For two reasons: first, it teaches us that miracles do exist; secondly, it teaches us the power of art.
10 Most Amazing Lost Cities - Oddee.com (lost cities, lost city) Lost Cities were real, prosperous, well-populated areas of human habitation that fell into terminal decline and whose location was later lost. Most lost cities are found, and have been studied extensively by scientists. From the lost city of Pompeii to the Machu Pichu, meet the ten most fascinating lost cities in history. MACHU PICCHU (Peru): The Lost City of the Incas [Wiki] Machu Picchu ("Old Peak") is a pre-Columbian Inca city located at 2,430 m (7,970 ft) altitude on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, near Cusco. Machu Picchu is probably the most familiar symbol of the Inca Empire. 45 Umbrellas Float Above Clifford Tower Castle Walls Great Britain is home to hundreds of thousands of old, historic buildings including castles, cathedrals, royal palaces just to name a few. Clifford’s Tower is one of those old favorites, and where there was once a roof now lay 45 vibrant umbrellas suspended from clear wire. Louise Wyatt and Steve Parker from English Heritage are the masterminds behind this pretty installation that leaves scattered shadows along the interior castle walls. The umbrellas cannot be seen from the exterior of the structure, so the temporary art isn’t intrusive of other city views.