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The best bat-spotting destinations around the world

Here's where to get up close to these fascinating creatures of the night.

The latest wellness trend? Salt rooms

Inhaling salt particles is said to be beneficial for a number of respiratory conditions.

Rocks of ages: Climbing hotspots around the world

Gear up and discover some of the best crags on this planet.

Where to book your own private island for your birthday

These luxury retreats are sure to make turning a year older memorable.

5 of the world's best places to stargaze

Outside bustling cities, astro tourists scour the dark night skies for out-of-this-world nocturnal views.

10 hotels with eye-popping design and architecture

These popular places are packed with pizzazz and personality.

The world's best bike-friendly accommodations

Planning a cycling holiday? Make things easy for yourself by bedding down in bike-friendly accommodation.

Take a tour of world’s most intriguing underwater sites

From a submerged post office to entire hidden cities, these underwater marvels are a sight to see.

3 teams set to make planetary history with moon landing

Google competition will, for the first time, see private groups lift off.

8 fantastic funiculars from across the globe

From Hong Kong to Haifa, hitch a ride on one of the world’s most remarkable incline railways.

The man changing the New York City streetscape

Eran Chen is the out-of-the-box architect who went from designing McDonald's branches to reshaping the Big Apple.

The best busking hotspots around the globe

From curbside classical to pop by the plaza, these performance hubs promise one hell of a show.

The restaurants every seafood lover should eat at

Crazy for crab? Obsessed with oysters? Partial to plaice? These standout seafood establishments should be right up your alley.

Who would live in a place like this?

The weird, wacky and wonderful world of apartment architecture.

7 worldwide yoga resorts where rest and relaxation are king

From a riverside resort in Scotland to a beachfront school in Goa, these yoga retreats will have you feeling tip-top in no time.