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Surfing in Antarctica... and other surprising locations

Surfing in Antarctica... and other surprising locations

Tired of sun-bleached, postcard-ready surf spots? There are different ways to carve waves
Airport charges passengers for cool air

Airport charges passengers for cool air

Passengers are used to paying for check-in baggage or priority boarding but one airport in Venezuela is now charging for the ultimate hidden extra
9 of the world's greatest tunnels

9 of the world's greatest tunnels

As the Channel Tunnel marks its 20th anniversary, we look at other underground connections that push engineering limits
Anchovy swarm on So Cal beach 'wonderful' for snorkelers

Anchovy swarm on So Cal beach 'wonderful' for snorkelers

"It's rare to see so many anchovy in surf zone," says expert. "Usually, schools are seen hundreds of yards to many miles offshore."
Dark tourism: 5 macabre Southeast Asia destinations

Dark tourism: 5 macabre Southeast Asia destinations

From Cambodia's Killing Fields to the "Hanoi Hilton," the region's darker tourist attractions supply insight and shivers in equal doses
Kombis reincarnated as tour buses in Uganda

Kombis reincarnated as tour buses in Uganda

Volkswagen ended Kombi production last year, but the spirit of adventure and resourcefulness that endowed the vehicles lives on in Uganda
 Hovercrafts and giant wheels: The future of North Korean architecture?

Hovercrafts and giant wheels: The future of North Korean architecture?

An architect from North Korea dreams up futuristic designs for sustainable tourism developments in the country
Everything you didn't necessarily want to know about toilets

Everything you didn't necessarily want to know about toilets

Tokyo's science museum has opened an exhibit focusing on the commode, even offering visitors the chance to be flushed
Hundreds of fish take over abandoned mall

Hundreds of fish take over abandoned mall

The flooded floor of Bangkok's abandoned New World Mall teems not with shoppers, but with fish
A 'safe' way to see Bangkok's seedier side

A 'safe' way to see Bangkok's seedier side

Tour companies are cashing in on demand from timid thrill seekers who want to safely experience Bangkok's infamously raunchy nightlife
Joy of the towel elephant: Hospitality industry loves and hates

Joy of the towel elephant: Hospitality industry loves and hates

Sometimes the travel industry gets it right, sometimes it leaves us with a pillow chocolate stuck to our face
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