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10 most unbelievable temples in the world
Be it a gilded sanctuary or a cliffside monastery, these beautifully designed temples will impress even the most seasoned of travelers. 1 | Paro Taktsang — Bhutan Alamy Paro Taktsang, also known as "The Tiger's Nest" monastery, hangs on a cliffside precipice 10,000+ feet above the ground. Even monks like to live on the edge sometimes. Read more: Bhutan essential travel guide. 2 | The Golden Temple — Amritsar, India Alamy This 16th-century Si ...
The 10 best waterfalls in the world
Picture: A deep forest waterfall in Kanchanaburi, Thailand (Fotolia/AP) In some senses, a waterfall is the planet at its most rudimentary. Even the grandest of cascades is, after all, a simple case of physics – the raw effect of gravity on one of the most intrinsic elements of life in our world, no more remarkable than a summer raindrop, the first splatters of drizzle on a car windscreen, or a persistently leaky roof. And yet to reduce these roaring “landmarks” to exa ...
10 weirdest tourist attractions in the world
An homage to Stonehenge made of classic cars. A museum devoted to instant noodles. A gnome reserve. We track down some of the world’s wackiest tourist attractions. China’s Upside-Down House © Imaginechina/Corbis If you’ve ever felt like dancing on the ceiling, head to the China Folk Painting Village in Fengjing Ancient Town, just south of Shanghai. Once inside, you’ll have to look up to see the furniture; everything from a kitchen table set for  ...
The world's 14 most beautiful rivers
These may be most beautiful rivers on earth The Kenai, Alaska, US Picture: Alaska Stock / Alamy If sports fishing, canoeing and kayaking sound like the ingredients for a dream holiday there is no better place than the lush, rugged landscapes of the Kenai River. It runs 82 miles (132 km) westward from the Kenai Mountains, through the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and Skilak Lake, to the Pacific Ocean. Salmon fishing is another of the main attractions, with one specimen ...
The top 10 attractions around the world of 2015
From the views from the Golden Gate Bridge to the most famous archeological site in South America, these are the 10 landmarks TripAdvisor users voted the best in the world. There are some sights that are best seen in person. TripAdvisor polled its users on their favorite landmarks in the 2015 Travelers’ Choice awards. From the infamous Alcatraz Island to the structural wonder that is Machu Piccu, there’s a site to see in every part of the world. Dig into the first ten&md ...
10 amazing destinations for eco-travel
British ecotourism company Responsible Travel released a list of its 10 favorite destinations for green travelers; see what made the cut, plus our recommendations of what to do in each eco-friendly locale. Bonito Courtesy Prefeitura Municipal de Turismo, Bonito This remote town in western Brazil is sometimes called Caribe do Centro-Oeste, or “Caribbean of the Central-West,” due to its spectacular blue rivers, whose limestone beds act as a natural water filter. Fortu ...
27 island photos that will make you want to travel
Even if you've been everywhere on the continent, these dreamy locales (aka your new bucket list) will inspire serious wanderlust. Order your 2015 Islands wall calendar for a mini vacation every month. Dominican Republic Every week, about 50,000 people visit Punta Cana, the DR's all-inclusive hub. Sanctuary Cap Cana stands out because it's removed from the others. Motu Teta, Tahiti Even if you've been everywhere on the continent, these dreamy locales (aka your ...
10 new world heritage sites that should be on your bucket list
Centuries ago, the steep, densely forested Blue Mountains of Jamaica were a sanctuary for indigenous people and African slaves who’d escaped their colonial owners. The rugged landscape is still honored by the descendants of those people and will now gain widespread recognition as Jamaica's first UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of 24 new inscriptions worldwide. This summer, UNESCO granted protected status to a wealth of inspiring sites including the Champagne and Burgundy wine-produc ...
10 most famous streets in the world
From Abbey Road to Broadway, the world's most famous streets have become travel destinations in their own right. Broadway SERDAR / Alamy There are many Broadways all over the world (including several in New York alone), but Manhattan’s is the one that inspired the song, as well as played host to many musicals in its heyday. Dating back to the settlement of New Amsterdam at the tip of modern day Manhattan, Broadway is the oldest north-south street in the city, and ...
The most beautiful UNESCO world heritage sites
UNESCO has over 1,000 locations on its prestigious World Heritage list—here are our picks for the most stunning sites. 1 .St. Kilda, Scotland © age fotostock / Alamy This cliff-dotted archipelago along the western coast of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides boasts stunning ocean views and a unique ecosystem, as well as a bit of historic mystery (even the origin of St. Kilda’s name remains disputed). Visitors may encounter lots of marine life on one of the many ocean to ...
10 places you should go while they are still cheap
Photo: Angkor Wat at Sunset via Shutterstock It's a fact almost every traveler faces: The world is bigger than our wallets are deep. And while there are plenty of tricks for squeezing the most out of every vacation dollar, one of the simplest options is to find a place that has a lot to offer but hasn't yet been hit by the price inflation that comes with big-time popularity. Here are 10 destinations great enough to make the journey worthwhile, yet still cheap enough to ensure v ...
10 of the world's cheapest countries to go to on holiday
From Hungary to Honduras: spend less than £20 a day on any of these 10 of the cheapest places to go on your summer holiday in 2015. Want to get the best value for money when you go on holiday? Of course you do! Live like a king for less and check out these cheapest holiday destinations on the planet. From steamy salsa lessons in South America, to booze and baked goods in the Balkans; whether you're looking for a quick sun fix, or you want to explore somewhere a tad more exotic th ...
The world's most beautiful deserts
Picture: Nasser Kalaji Theeb desert Theeb, a new film shot in the desert surrounds of Wadi Rum in Jordan, which employed local Bedouin people as cast and crew, offers a fascinating insight into a land that has been inhabited for 12,000 years. The film tells the story of a young boy (Theeb, played by Jacir Eid) who accompanies a British officer across the desert in 1916, at the fall of the Ottoman Empire. The protected area's sandstone towers and sweeping valley floor ...
World's top 10 cities
For globetrotting travelers, it’s easy to recognize a spectacular city. They are energetic, diverse destinations intent on preserving local heritage, revitalizing undervalued neighborhoods, and they possess distinct personalities that set them apart from other metropolises. Whether it’s the city you’ve called home for years or one you only just stumbled upon during your travels, you know that the best cities are intriguing cultural centers that can’t be replicated ...
The world's most beautiful airport approaches from above
As any passenger preferring the window seat knows, looking at a destination from above can be the most rewarding way to experience it. That’s especially true for travelers flying into airports built on tropical islands, near active volcanoes, or in the middle of bustling cities. To that end, private jet charter PrivateFly asked a panel of judges (myself included) and more than 3,000 fliers to vote for airports with the most scenic landings in its Airport Approaches Poll 2015. Out of 147 ...
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