Adventure Travel

When you think of taking a vacation do you dream of relaxing on a beach? Or does your mind turn to something a little wilder -- an African safari or agritoursim chores?

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What's the friendliest destination on the planet?

When planning your next vacation, you may want to consider a country where you'll receive a warm welcome from the residents. But where are the friendliest people in the world?

Top 10 Extreme Vacations

Tired of the usual road trips and holidays at the beach? If you're looking for something a little more intense, check out these five extreme vacations that are sure to get your adrenaline pumping.

How Diving with Sharks Works

Interested in the thrill of getting up close and personal with some of the ocean's most amazing creatures? Diving with sharks is quickly becoming a popular activity with adventurers around the globe.

How Stunt Vacations Work

Does the idea of sitting on a beach sound too safe, too comfortable or too easy? You might be in the market for a thrilling stunt vacation.

Top 5 Travel Security Tips

Going on vacation can be fun, but nothing can ruin a trip faster than a threat to your safety in a place you don't know. Luckily for you, that's nothing a little planning can't fix. Here are a few ways to feel more secure abroad.

Are there undiscovered people?

With today's technology and our destruction of the rainforests, is it really possible for a group of people to go undiscovered? And what exactly does "undiscovered" mean?

10 Best Snowboarding Spots in the United States

Snowboarding is one of the fastest growing sports. Where can you find the best spots to set down your board and work on your tricks?

10 Tips for Packing Light

Unless you have an entourage of people to carry around all your bags, you'll want to pack light. So what's the best way to bring the least when you travel?

Top 10 Most Beautiful Drives in the United States

The road trip is an American tradition, and some drives are simply more beautiful than others. If you're looking to tour the country by car, which scenic routes should you take?

10 Most Breathtaking Views in the World

There are some views so magnificent that people travel across oceans and continents to see them. What are they?

Wonders of Tibet

The political status of Tibet has been hotly contested since the middle of the 20th century, but there’s much more to this Asian plateau than governmental disputes. Check out photos of the incredible vistas, culture and architecture of the region often called the "rooftop of the world."

Dreaming of Paradise

What's your idea of paradise -- basking in the sun on a white sand beach or frolicking through fields of lavender in provincial France? Sit back, relax, and take a tour of the most calming locales in the world.

What's the most remote spot on Earth?

If you live in a sprawling city, it's probably hard to imagine what "remote" would even be like. But many, many miles out on the lonely sea, one sparsely inhabited island fits the bill.

5 Scams Foolish Tourists Always Fall For

When you're away from home, it takes more than a sharp eye and a tight grip on your luggage to protect yourself from theft and fraud. Take a look at this list to find out the most common techniques for separating you from your money.

10 Most Dangerous Places You Should Definitely Visit

It isn't necessarily advisable to visit any of these areas. But then again, if you're willing to take the risk, you'll get to explore places most people will never have the guts to see.

Italy Pictures

Italy pictures show the sights and landmarks of Italy from city to countryside. Check out pictures of Italy.

Land of the Rising Sun: Pictures of Japan

The island nation of Japan is home to natural wonders, historical buildings and ultramodern cities. See Japan’s incredible architecture, elaborate festivals and natural wonders in this photo gallery.

Travel to the Land Down Under: Australia Pictures

From the Outback to the Sydney Opera House, Australia is home to a wide range of natural and cultural beauties. See pictures of Australia's most incredible sites in this gallery.

What's the most dangerous place on Earth?

Climate, disease, killer animals and poisonous plants can all make a place pretty inhospitable. But nothing can compromise an area the way human conflict can. Where's our world's scariest spot?

How the Cannonball Run Worked

On today's clogged interstates, an illicit cross-country car race is practically impossible. But back in the days of the open road, it was just another hilarious idea. Who won this race?

How the X Games Work

Back in the early '90s, programming execs decided the Olympics were too staid for easily distracted youths. Enter the X Games, a high-speed collection of extreme sports that demand attention.

Can you vacation in Antarctica?

Antarctica wasn't even formally explored until the 19th century. But today, it's becoming somewhat of a tourist destination. What's to see and do on this icy continent?

How Sports Fantasy Camps Work

Everybody wants to be like Mike -- Michael Jordan, that is. At his fantasy camp, average basketball fans get to play pick-up with their hero. Are you thinking, "where do I sign up"?

How Dude Ranches Work

Willie Nelson said mamas shouldn't let their babies grow up to be cowboys. But one week of playing cowboy at somebody else's ranch never hurt anyone, right?

How House Swapping Works

Times are tight, and everyone's looking to save a buck on travel. Is there a way to get your vacation accommodations for free?


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