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Travel photo of the day: Impala spotted in BotswanaJames Pham spotted this beautiful impala while on a safari in Botswana's Chobe National Park.

Mon, 16 Apr 2012 17:19:49 GMT

(image) James Pham spotted this beautiful impala while on a safari in Botswana's Chobe National Park.


James Pham spotted this beautiful impala while on a safari in Botswana's Chobe National Park.



Travel photo of the day: Famous Victoria FallsJared Bombaci took this photo of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe last October.

Wed, 11 Apr 2012 15:50:45 GMT

(image) Jared Bombaci took this photo of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe last October.


Jared Bombaci took this photo of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe last October.



Where to vacation in the Middle EastSeveral countries have plunged into daily violence or carry precautionary warnings, while others in the region remain healthy tourist destinations.

Mon, 2 Apr 2012 12:20:07 GMT

(image) Several countries have plunged into daily violence or carry precautionary warnings, while others in the region remain healthy tourist destinations.


Several countries have plunged into daily violence or carry precautionary warnings, while others in the region remain healthy tourist destinations.



Travel photo of the day: Camel crossing in JordanSome of the best travel photos are taken in transit. Such is the case for Michael Friel, who submitted this picture of camels crossing the Jordan desert in November 2010.

Mon, 6 Feb 2012 17:00:35 GMT

(image) Some of the best travel photos are taken in transit. Such is the case for Michael Friel, who submitted this picture of camels crossing the Jordan desert in November 2010.


Some of the best travel photos are taken in transit. Such is the case for Michael Friel, who submitted this picture of camels crossing the Jordan desert in November 2010.



Travel photo of the day: African bird's true colorsTom Gubala spotted this lilac-breasted roller in Tanzania while on a safari in late summer 2011.

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 18:09:07 GMT

(image) Tom Gubala spotted this lilac-breasted roller in Tanzania while on a safari in late summer 2011.


Tom Gubala spotted this lilac-breasted roller in Tanzania while on a safari in late summer 2011.



Travel photo of the day: A lion 'king' of AfricaJanice Weinberg submitted this photo of a majestic-looking lion at the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.

Fri, 20 Jan 2012 20:57:39 GMT

(image) Janice Weinberg submitted this photo of a majestic-looking lion at the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.


Janice Weinberg submitted this photo of a majestic-looking lion at the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.



Fun in Mogadishu? Yes, it happensName a a capital city with chaotic charm, white beaches nearby and stunning architecture? Mogadishu probably isn't first on the list, but NBC's Rohit Kachroo reports from the city.

Thu, 19 Jan 2012 19:26:24 GMT

(image) Name a a capital city with chaotic charm, white beaches nearby and stunning architecture? Mogadishu probably isn't first on the list, but NBC's Rohit Kachroo reports from the city.


Name a a capital city with chaotic charm, white beaches nearby and stunning architecture? Mogadishu probably isn't first on the list, but NBC's Rohit Kachroo reports from the city.



Israeli airstrikes kill Gaza militant

Tue, 27 Dec 2011 21:36:16 GMT

(image) Israel carried out a series of airstrikes in the Gaza Strip late Tuesday, killing a Palestinian militant wounding others. Israel said it targeted militants before they could carry out an attack on the border between Israel and Egypt.



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South Africa's Johannesburg rises again

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 19:10:07 GMT

Johannesburg dates its beginnings to the discovery of gold in 1886. Its downtown, where skyscrapers tower over deep mines, was abandoned by business in recent decades, and squatters turned the office towers into high-rise slums. But now, as the city celebrates its 125th birthday, creative South Africans are seeing gold in warehouses and cheap office space, and they're revitalizing neighborhoods with galleries, museums, shops, studios, clubs and restaurants.



Gospel Trail lets tourists walk in Jesus' footsteps

Wed, 7 Dec 2011 22:04:04 GMT

(image) A new trail across northern Israel offers travelers the chance to walk — or trot — through New Testament sites in the footsteps of Jesus.



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Learning to love vultures in order to save them

Tue, 6 Dec 2011 19:39:22 GMT

(image) Many people associate vultures with death and decay. But a couple of conservationists in South Africa are trying to show the public what they love and admire about these birds in order to try to save them.



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Sierra Leone Gola Rainforest becomes national park

Sat, 3 Dec 2011 12:21:32 GMT

Sierra Leone's president is officially declaring the Gola Rainforest a national park.



Tourists invited to see erupting Congo volcano

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:41:39 GMT

(image) Virunga National Park is inviting tourists on an overnight trek to a spectacular eruption of Mount Nyamulagira in eastern Congo.



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Adventure along the Namibian coast

Mon, 7 Nov 2011 13:15:28 GMT

For many the highlight of the Namibian coast is the incredible peace and beauty of the Namib Desert. But this is peace and beauty with a slight edge to it.



Abu Dhabi museum island hit by more delays

Mon, 31 Oct 2011 15:58:08 GMT

Branches of the Louvre and Guggenheim art museums being built as part of an ambitious cultural district in Abu Dhabi could now open at least a year later than planned, the developer and an official with knowledge of the projects said Saturday.



Egypt's Nile cruises awaiting tourism recovery

Wed, 19 Oct 2011 16:03:21 GMT

(image) The newly launched Al-Hambra cruise ship sailed only twice on the Nile before President Hosni Mubarak was toppled in February and has been docked since then on the banks of the river, its plush fittings gathering dust awaiting the return of tourists.



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Libya hopes for post-war travel boom

Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:25:48 GMT

A holiday in Libya may sound like an absurdity now, but many of the country's tour operators and officials are already starting to predict a bright future for the travel industry once the dust of war settles.



Tourism in Lebanon falters with regional unrest

Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:07:09 GMT

(image) All too often the center of Middle East upheaval, Lebanon has taken a back seat as a wave of revolts surge through the region. But the small country is not immune to the tumult around it and tourism here has taken a hit.



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Tripoli’s top tourist attraction: Gadhafi’s compoundLiberated Libyans are enjoying Tripoli's latest tourist attraction: Col. Moammar Gadhafi's former compound.

Fri, 7 Oct 2011 18:47:32 GMT

(image) Liberated Libyans are enjoying Tripoli's latest tourist attraction: Col. Moammar Gadhafi's former compound.


Liberated Libyans are enjoying Tripoli's latest tourist attraction: Col. Moammar Gadhafi's former compound.



Tourists kidnappings ravage Kenyan tourist area

Wed, 5 Oct 2011 16:47:40 GMT

(image) During high season in this Kenyan luxury resort area, foreign tourists snorkel by day and sleep in rustic dwellings with woven coconut leaves for doors. Now they're leaving town early and canceling reservations after gunmen kidnapped two Europeans and killed another in only a month.



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Landmark Turkish passenger flight lands in Tripoli

Sat, 1 Oct 2011 16:43:41 GMT

A Turkish Airlines passenger plane landed in Tripoli's Mitiga airport from Istanbul on Saturday in the first international commercial flight to Libya since the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi in August.



Israeli caves lead down to ancient wonders

Tue, 30 Aug 2011 18:52:08 GMT

(image) You'll need a headlamp, a tight waistline and no fear of the dark in order to enjoy one of the most extreme, yet lesser known, archaeological wonders of the Holy Land.



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New 5-star hotel sits amid poverty in blockaded Gaza

Sat, 6 Aug 2011 14:07:32 GMT

(image) The Gaza Strip's first five-star hotel gleams with marble floors, five luxury restaurants and a breezy cafe overlooking the territory's white sandy beaches and sparkling blue Mediterranean Sea. The only thing missing are guests.



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New part of Crusader city in Israel to open

Wed, 22 Jun 2011 19:35:29 GMT

(image) Off the track beaten by most Holy Land tourists lies one of the richest archaeological sites in a country full of them: the walled port of Acre, where the busy alleys of an Ottoman-era town cover a uniquely intact Crusader city now being rediscovered.



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