Tourists and tech bring resilient Iceland back from the brink

When the country lets its banks go bust 10 years ago, there appears to be no timetable for recovery. Things have changed Ten years since the financial crisis in Iceland, the noise of the computer servers mining for bitcoin on a former Nato airbase is many decibels louder than the vast turbines spinning away in […]

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Tired of general elections? Head to one of these remote escapes.

Whether you’re a fervent deplorable for Donald Trump or a shimmying Hillary Clinton acolyte, you probably agree that this presidential campaign has outstayed its welcome by some measure. Each new day brings another raging Donald diatribe and a volley of Hillary tweets, along with the social warfare and howling punditry of an election campaign reaching […]

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Breathtaking photos of New Zealand’s natural wonders will provoke wanderlust

One of New Zealand’s famous natural wonders, Milford Sound .Image: BBC/ Tom Walker New Zealand is most known for its host of natural wonders, but not everyone of us has been luck enough to witness them for ourselves. Until now. These photographs are from the production of a BBC television mini-series called New Zealand: Earth’s […]

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Rare video of a great white shark leaping out of the sea might fin-ish you

It’s not every day a tourist fishing trip produces footage straight out of a David Attenborough documentary. And it’s even rarer when a deadly sea creature launches itself out of the air in front of you, but here we are. SEE ALSO: Watch a guy fight off great white shark with a humble garden broom […]

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‘ Coolest place on planet’ accolade stirs interest in Ireland’s wild north

National Geographic Traveller love Donegal, and local people in an area struggling for jobs and worried about Brexit see only benefits Mornings in Donegal can be so beautiful they take the breath away. Last week, soft pinkish lighting violated through early clouds hanging over Killybegs harbour, bouncing off the water of the port and into […]

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Japan’s succumbing tradition of women who freedive in the sea for a living

Image: amy chyan It may not be long before we cease to see Japan’s traditional female free divers, known as Ama , in the flesh. In Toba city, Ama forage for seafood like abalone, ocean urchin and lobster, but their numbers are threatened by an aging population and climate change. SEE ALSO: 5 underrated countries […]

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