Africa

9 reasons we want to visit Namibia right now

9 reasons we want to visit Namibia right now

Sure it's got deserts and safaris, but Namibia also has smoke baths, star gazing and surreal shifting sandscapes
Earning flier miles is about to get pricey

Earning flier miles is about to get pricey

The trick to accumulating mileage was cheap tickets that went the distance. This year, the game's about to change
Boat tour almost devoured by hippo

Boat tour almost devoured by hippo

Huge beast lunges out of the water during river safari in Malawi
Great Zimbabwe: The spectacular ancient city that tourism forgot

Great Zimbabwe: The spectacular ancient city that tourism forgot

The remains of this powerful 15th-century capital of 10,000 people were once a top attraction. Now they're deserted and mysterious
Ugly 5: Tracking Africa's least glamorous animals

Ugly 5: Tracking Africa's least glamorous animals

They may be harder on the eyes and nose, but Africa's unpretty beasts are no less fascinating than their more celebrated rivals
10 of the best safaris for 2015

10 of the best safaris for 2015

From horse and camel adventures to treks through tiger territory, the safari industry Oscars recognize the best wildlife encounters
11 hotels opening in 2015 we can't wait to check into

11 hotels opening in 2015 we can't wait to check into

These fabulous new properties will make you want to rethink your upcoming holiday plans
Ancient pharaoh statue rises again in Egypt

Ancient pharaoh statue rises again in Egypt

A 42-foot statue of Pharaoh Amenhotep III restored to its former grandeur has been unveiled in the ancient city of Luxor
Most ethical travel destinations for 2015

Most ethical travel destinations for 2015

Nonprofit Ethical Traveler has released its annual list of the developing countries doing the most to promote human rights and preserve their environments
10 reasons to experience the mind-blowing AfrikaBurn festival

10 reasons to experience the mind-blowing AfrikaBurn festival

South Africa’s answer to Burning Man is a surreal mirage of sculptures, music and mayhem under star-filled desert skies
Seeking the thrill: Extreme hikers go the distance

Seeking the thrill: Extreme hikers go the distance

Between snow storms, avalanches and steep terrain, these hikers brave it all for stunning views and adventure