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Rare chance to glimpse amazing hidden architecture

Open House festivals allow snooping in homes and landmarks normally closed to public
World Nomad Games deliver thrills and culture

World Nomad Games deliver thrills and culture

Ancient competitions held and yurt town set up to rejuvenate nomadic cultures
Where science meets luxury: Cruising the Galapagos

Where science meets luxury: Cruising the Galapagos

Playful sea lions, fearless boobies and the only ocean-going lizards in the world -- these islands offer amazing experiences for naturalists and tourists alike
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Are these the world's sexiest accents?

A foreign language can be the best aphrodisiac, so we traveled the world in search of the hottest accents
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Video: Seriously, who does this on a flight?

Shame on the plane! Bare bellies and bare feet in these photos of passengers behaving badly
Punches, headbutts, knockouts: Asia's 'new' martial arts sensation

Punches, headbutts, knockouts: Asia's 'new' martial arts sensation

Hidden from the rest of the world for decades, Myanmar's Lethwei boxing is experiencing a revival globally
Altiplano: Where God and ancient spirits collide

Altiplano: Where God and ancient spirits collide

On a vast South American plateau, magic still holds sway over the Aymara people
Stunning Scotland: What the UK could be losing

Stunning Scotland: What the UK could be losing

Whether or not it remains part of the United Kingdom, England's northern neighbor has a flavor all its own
Wonder Wall: Art secrets of Berlin's Cold War divide

Wonder Wall: Art secrets of Berlin's Cold War divide

Formidable structure that once split the German capital city inspires fascinating artworks featuring balloons, rabbits and neon
Airbus' Beluga: The world's strangest-looking airplane turns 20

Airbus' Beluga: The world's strangest-looking airplane turns 20

This aging cargo work whale makes more than 60 flights each week, carrying parts for all of the Airbus programs
6 best places to escape the crowds in Bali

6 best places to escape the crowds in Bali

Had enough of Kuta? Life ambles along at a more sedate pace at these under-the-radar destinations
And the world's best museum is ...

And the world's best museum is ...

Vast collection of Impressionist and American paintings swings vote in TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice survey
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5 overlooked world treasures

Hidden in mountains or near luxury hotels, these undiscovered spots will knock your (hiking) boots off

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