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Cape Town

Take a Dip in 6 of the Best Beaches in South Africa

With a coastline of nearly 2000 miles bordering two oceans, visitors to South Africa are overwhelmed with choices when it comes to beaches. In subtropical northern KwaZulu-Natal, the warm Indian Ocean waters are home to…
Outdoors

Your Perfect Indian Ocean Summer in Mauritius and the Seychelles

Bathed in sunlight and surrounded by aquamarine ocean, the idyllic isles of the Seychelles and Mauritius make for the ideal summer escape. Here you can sink your toes into the whitest of sands, snorkel above…
Outdoors

7 Awe-Inspiring Alternative African Safaris

Safari simply means ‘journey’ in Swahili — and although the word probably conjures images of 4x4s trundling through game reserves on the trail of giraffes, lions and elephants, there are many alternative ways to go…
Outdoors

6 of Europe’s Must-See Natural Wonders That Deliver on the ‘Wow’ Factor

Europe has natural wonders galore. From France’s own ‘grand canyon’ to Italy’s ‘Caribbean’ beaches, here are six European destinations with major wow factor. Bask on Sardinia’s Beaches instead of flying to the Caribbean Lying three…
Spa

Find Your Balance with These 5 Boutique Wellness Experiences

Wellness-seekers have long appreciated the benefits of an invigorating run on a hotel treadmill or a rejuvenating massage in its spa. These days, however, they are increasingly seeking more exclusive, boutique opportunities to tend to…
Outdoors

6 Ways Travelers Can Respect Local Wildlife

From the backcountry of Zion National Park to the pristine forests of Banff and Sequoia national parks, visitors have the privilege of spotting all manner of wildlife. While this is true year-round, in the spring…
Outdoors

Outdoor Bliss and Hidden Gems Await at 4 Luxe Lakeside Escapes

Lakeside vacations have always been popular, especially for families, but they’ve taken on a luxury twist as travelers seek immersive connections with nature during the day and deluxe accommodations at night. This “lakecation” trend is…
Health + Fitness

5 of the World’s Most Incredibly Scenic City Jogging Routes

One of the best ways to really see and experience a destination is on your own two feet. Running tours have grown in popularity over the years and provide travelers with a terrific vantage point…
Oman

7 Reasons Why Oman Is a Beach-Lover’s Paradise

Oman is famous for its golden desert dunes, cloud-grazing mountains and exotic ancient cities. But its beaches will take your breath away, too. From white sandy stretches with luxurious loungers to wild-turtle-nesting havens and dolphin-dotted…
Outdoors

Hotels in the Wild: 9 Remote Stays in the Thick of Nature

Ready to “rewild” yourself and stoke your sense of adventure with a remote stay in some surprisingly easy-to-reach places? Here are a few spots where truly transporting scenery — and that one-of-a-kind feeling of being…
Outdoors

8 Cities with Spectacular, and Sustainable, Green Spaces

Historically, urban green spaces have provided relaxation and calm amid chaotic city living. But as the world evolves and climate issues take center stage, the important role trees and plants play in lowering carbon emissions…
Beach Travel

Make Waves Around the Globe at 8 Spectacular City Beaches

Waterfront cities offer unrivaled charm. Cool breezes on a warm summer’s day. Lively boardwalks buzzing with joggers and cyclists. The chance to slip away to a city beach in the middle of a workweek. Natural…
Outdoors

Outdoor Thrills Abound Less Than a 3-Hour Drive from These Caribbean and Latin American Cities

Enthralling outdoor adventures await throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Verdant jungle, towering sand dunes and extensive trails all appeal for the adrenaline-pumping ways to explore them, from horseback riding to trekking, cycling to skiing….
Outdoors

Find Outdoor Adventure Under 3 Hours Away from These Cities in Asia and Australia

It’s always inspiring to rediscover the great outdoors, and even in the biggest cities, nature is never too far away. Enjoy the first blooms in the mountains of Hokkaido, trek through South Asia’s densest rainforest…
Outdoors

6 Outdoor Escapes Less Than a 3-Hour Drive from These Cities in the Middle East and Africa

City adventures are exhilarating and fun. But sometimes snarling traffic and noise can have you itching for the great outdoors. Many cities around the Middle East and Africa have entertaining activities to explore both inside…
Outdoors

Natural Wonders Await Within a 3-Hour Drive of These European Cities

The relative compactness of Europe means that even in sprawling metropolises, you’re never far from the great outdoors, making it easy to combine the best of both worlds. In some cases, take a mere 20-minute…
Outdoors

Destination Desert: The Ultimate Guide to Oman’s Wadis

The dramatic deserts and mountains of Oman are not only cinematic in scale, but also hide a stunning secret known as “wadis.” From stargazing to hiking, picnics to swimming, and rappelling to kayaking, a world…
Outdoors

From Sea to Shining Sea: Epic Outdoor Escapes Less Than a 3-Hour Drive from U.S. Cities

While Aesop’s town mouse and country mouse may have preferred their own environs, travelers don’t have to choose between urban and rural delights. These eight popular destination cities are close to gorgeous natural attractions, perfect…
Outdoors

Incredible Outdoor Experiences Less Than 3 Hours from These Canadian Cities

As the world’s second-largest country, Canada abounds with remote natural wonders. But what if viewing the aurora borealis in the Northwest Territories or visiting the Athabasca Sand Dunes in Saskatchewan isn’t feasible for you? Happily,…
Health + Fitness

Ask the Mascot: Tips on Where to Live It Up in 5 U.S. College Towns

Fun-loving, high-energy, colorful … college mascots have all the traits of someone you’d love to hang out with. Yet they’ve been underrated as college-town travel ambassadors, until now. Some, er, highly scientific mascot consultation has…
Beach Travel

11 Hotel Rooms and Suites with Epic Beach Views

Around the globe, hotels transform into aspirational homes away from home that deliver just the right lifestyle and vibe, be it boho chic, beach-day glamour or calming to the core. No matter which vibe suites…
Beach Travel

From the Green Flash to Cliff Diving, Experience the World’s Most Interesting Local Beach Rituals

From diving off cliffs to diving for soccer balls, communities along the world’s beaches tend to create watery rituals that last for generations — and attract droves of curious travelers looking to feel like locals…
Beach Travel

Vacay Your Way: 16 Beach and Pool Escapes for Every Travel Personality

Make a splash during your next vacation by planning in a different way. Instead of zeroing in on where you want to be, consider who you want to be during your trip. From romantics and…
Hotel Pools

11 Sky-High Hotel Pools That Make a Splash

When it comes to hot places to cool off, it’s tough to beat the allure of rooftop pool decks. Not only are they far removed from the street noise below, they also raise the bar…
Hotel Pools

These 11 Private Plunge Pools Are Next-Level Indulgent

Anything that’s all yours, anytime you want it, is the ultimate indulgent amenity — and that’s precisely the idea behind splurging a little and booking a room with a private plunge pool. With no dress…
Outdoors

5 Reasons Why Oman Is an Adventure Hot Spot

Oman is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the best places in the world to visit for outdoor pursuits. Unspoiled and undiscovered nature makes this a spectacular adventure hot spot. To the north of…
Outdoors

Catch a Thrill on Jordan’s Most Incredible Outdoor Adventures

In Jordan, where the culture places so much focus on hospitality, visitors will feel welcome in peoples’ homes as well as in partaking of the many outdoor adventures that entice travelers. Alfresco adventure is a…