Budapest-Tehran Train Trip is Newest Luxury Pursuit

A conductor stands in front of a historic steam locomotive as it pulls a Tehran-bound train into Nyugati Terminus in Budapest, October 15, 2014. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

  BUDAPEST¬† (Reuters) – A luxury train connecting the capitals of Hungary and Iran left Budapest for the first time on Wednesday, with 70 passengers set to cross the Balkans, the Bosphorus and Kurdistan on the way to Persia aboard a set of deluxe railcars. The two-week trip sets back each participant at least 9,000 […]

New York’s Abandoned Island (BBC News VIDEO)

New York's Abandoned Island

  It’s one of New York ‘s best kept secrets. Lying in plain sight of the city is an island which no one has inhabited for more than 50 years. Photographer Christopher Payne shares the secrets of North Brother Island. Archival photographs and maps courtesy New York Correction History Society, New York City Correction Academy, […]

Kenya Angry At Travel Warnings As Tourists Leave

Kenya Angry At Travel Warnings As Tourists Leave

Kenya on Thursday rebuked Britain, the United States, Australia and France for issuing warnings about travel to the east African country and particularly its main port city after a series of attacks there. Kenya called the alerts “unfriendly”, saying they would increase panic and play into the hands of those behind the gun and grenade […]

Nine Packing Tips for Lazy People

Nine Packing Tips for Lazy People (Photo shutterstock)

  Digging out your suitcase, deciding what to bring, panicking that you’ve forgotten something — it’s no way to start a trip. That’s why we’ve distilled the art of packing down to nine essential tips that will transform the way you pack, even if you’re a lazy procrastinator. Never Unpack Your Travel Items You probably […]

Journey to Chile’s Wild Islands (VIDEO)

Journey to Chile's Wild Islands

  In February 2013, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala led a team of scientists and filmmakers to the Desventuradas Islands off the coast of Chile. What they found there was an abundance of beautiful life and a place in need of protection. Pristine Seas is a series of expeditions to find, survey, and preserve the […]

German Tour Firms Start Evacuating Tourists From Egypt

German Tour Firms Start Evacuating Tourists From Egypt

  German tour operators started bringing clients back from Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh Red Sea resort on Thursday after Germany’s Foreign Office advised against travel to the entire Sinai peninsula. The German Foreign Office had on Wednesday recommended that its citizens refrain from travel to the beach resorts on the peninsula and said those there should […]

Shanghai Tower – 650 Meters (VIDEO)

Shanghai Tower (650 meters)

  Today we will show you how to climb on second tallest building in the world. Shanghai Tower, China. Source: ¬†raskalovit Related posts: French “Spider-Man” Climbs Tallest Steel Tower (VIDEO) Shanghai Disneyland To Open At End Of 2015 (PHOTO) Skiing at 6050 Meters in Peru – Days of My Youth (VIDEO) WTC May Not Be […]

Nepal To Reduce Fees To Climb Mount Everest

Nepal To Reduce Fees To Climb Mount Everest

  Nepal will cut fees to climb Mount Everest to lure more mountaineers to the world’s highest peak, already overcrowded during the peak climbing season. Hundreds of foreign climbers, each paying thousands of dollars, flock to the 8,850 metre (29,035 feet) Everest summit during the main climbing season from March to May. Under existing rules, […]

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