Often times when people think of castles, they think of far-flung palaces surrounded by endless acres of land in remote corners of the world. And while many castles actually are set on massive plots, plenty of others are near bustling cities like London. Here, nine castles you can easily visit on aContinue Reading

While animals are an endless source of fascination for children, organizing a family safari in a logistically challenging destination like Botswana can be tricky. Get it right, though, and there are few more rewarding family holidays. Pre-trip planning: how to inspire young explorers Research conducted by the Family Holiday AssociationContinue Reading

The pyramids of Egypt have long attracted visitors intrigued by their ancient history, and now travelers have the opportunity to visit a distinctive structure just south of Cairo.Minister of Antiquities Khaled al Anani led a party of foreign ambassadors to the Dahshur Necropolis to inaugurate the so-called Bent Pyramid on Saturday, according to stateContinue Reading

Imlil, Morocco (CNN) — The Atlas Mountains have long been home to some of North Africa’s most remote villages.Until a decade ago, running water and electricity were nearly unheard of, and even today are considered luxuries in most of the mountain towns. The local Berber that populate the villages measure distancesContinue Reading

Step by step, in the soft sweet light just before dawn, we climb a knife edge of Namibian sand. We are walking up one of what are said to be the world’s tallest dunes.One dune called “Big Daddy” rises 380 meters, or about a quarter-mile, from its base, soaring aboveContinue Reading

High above Cape Town, this craggy wildlife preserve provides sprawling views and thrilling hikes Comprising nearly three-quarters of South Africa’s Cape Peninsula, including a mountain chain, beaches, coves and cliffs, Table Mountain National Park is among the most scenic and biologically diverse preserves in the world. At the northern endContinue Reading

Visiting the North Shore and Haleiwa area is a trademark of the Hawaii experience. There you’ll find a bounty of beautiful beaches to choose from. One beach worth visiting is Sunset Beach. This versatile destination has a long stretch of sand that gives you and your family a bit of breathing roomContinue Reading

Banana Beach on the north-eastern tip of Koh Hey (Coral Island) has white sands bordered by the clear blue sea and is backed by bright green jungle. The beach is a popular destination for people visiting Phuket. Though it’s less than 10 km from the mainland, it is largely untouchedContinue Reading