A tour of the subtropical islands that are 1,000km from Tokyo but still part of the city; Ianthe Butt; Independent

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White sands, forest-topped islands and sapphire waters. The scene screams Hawaii, yet technically Ianthe Butt is in Tokyo. She is in the Ogasawara Islands, an archipelago of over 30 islands in the Pacific Ocean…

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10 BEST national parks in Europe (off the beaten track); Sarah Heurer; Hostelworld

Discover the best national parks in Europe that are still undiscovered. From beautiful waterfalls in Croatia to hidden places deep in Germany’s mountains.

Source: 10 BEST national parks in Europe (off the beaten track) – Hostelworld

48 hours in . . . Rhodes, an insider guide to the Island of the Knights; Helen Iatrou; Telegraph

Read our Telegraph Travel expert guide to Rhodes, including the best places to stay, eat, drink as well as the top attractions to visit, and all of the information that you need to know before you go.

Source: 48 hours in . . . Rhodes, an insider guide to the Island of the Knights

Visiting Plitvice Lakes: 10 Things to Know; Chris & Mary;  A GreekAdventure World Travel Blog

Plitvice Lakes is one of the most beautiful national parks in the world. Check out this guide to learn 10 things you need to know for your first visit.

Source: Visiting Plitvice Lakes: 10 Things to Know – AGreekAdventure World Travel Blog

Hotel to be built in Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum; Chen Xia; China.org.cn

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An unfiltered guide to getting around in Saudi Arabia (as a foreigner); Rachel Graham; Euronews

Saudi Arabia has opened its doors to tourism. Rachel Graham is here to give you the lowdown on what it’s really like.

Source: Euronews Living | An unfiltered guide to getting around in Saudi Arabia (as a foreigner)

La Amistad International Park: “A World Heritage Site”; The Costa Rica News

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La Amistad International Park (PILA) is located in the Cordillera de Talamanca, about 280 kilometers (km) from San José, the capital of Costa Rica; it covers part of the national territory and continues south to the east of the Republic of Panama. It was declared a Biosphere Reserve by Unesco in 1982 and the World…

Source: La Amistad International Park: “A World Heritage Site” ⋆ The Costa Rica News

Bordeaux: The ultimate destination; Luxury Lifestyle Magazine

With its rolling vineyards, châteaux steeped in history and place on the UNESCO World Heritage list, Bordeaux is the obvious choice when it comes to planning a…

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Helsinki Highlights: Top Things To Do In Finland’s Capital City; Wendy Altschuler; Forbes

The architecture and design elements throughout the urban areas are Instagram-worthy and the food culture is constantly offering up something newfangled and interesting.

Source: Helsinki Highlights: Top Things To Do In Finland’s Capital City

25 Amazing Things to do in Wroclaw, Poland – the city you can’t miss; Kami & The Rest of the World

A comprehensive guide to visiting Wroclaw, Poland with lots of things to do in Wroclaw, day trips from Wroclaw and travel tips. Check it out!

Source: 25 Amazing Things to do in Wroclaw, Poland – the city you can’t miss

Desert X Funder Pulls Out in Protest of Saudi Collaboration; Hyperallegic

The Los Angeles Times reported that the MaddocksBrown Foundation, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that was one of Desert X’s early donors, announced that it will withdraw funding from the organization.

Source: Desert X Funder Pulls Out in Protest of Saudi Collaboration

Fascinating Cruise Excursions through the City of St. Petersburg; Josh; Travel With Bender

St. Petersburg is Russia’s second-largest city after Moscow. Before Moscow, it used to be the capital city of Imperial Russia during the time periods of 1732 – 1918. St. Petersburg was, and up until today, still is a center of historical values, of beautiful art and architectures.

Source: Fascinating Cruise Excursions through the City of St. Petersburg

On the front line of climate change in India’s Sundarbans; Johan Augustin; Mongabay

Environmental science and conservation news…

Source: On the front line of climate change in India’s Sundarbans

New book tells of sacred relics of Princely Ukraine-Rus appropriated by Russia; Halyna Tereshchuk; Euromaidan Press

The icon of the Annunciation of Korsun, which was re-named the Annunciation of Ustyug in Russia, is an ancient pre-Mongolian icon from the Kyivan Rus era. Different sources say it was created around 1022 in either Kyiv or Korsun (modern Ukrainian: Khersones). The icon was taken to Moscow by Ivan the …

Source: New book tells of sacred relics of Princely Ukraine-Rus appropriated by Russia |

Plitvice Lakes: Promo week to celebrate 40 years on UNESCO’s World Heritage List; Croatia Week

Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest and largest national park in Croatia, celebrating 70 years this year since it was proclaimed the…

Source: Plitvice Lakes: Promo week to celebrate 40 years on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

10 reasons why travelers are flocking to Portugal; Gina Birch; USA Today

Portugal is the current hot spot for anyone with wanderlust. But perhaps the best part is that you can experience it without breaking the bank. It really is the total travel package.

Source: 10 reasons why travelers are flocking to Portugal

Romantic travel plans to bookmark: Charter a private ride to a Maldivian island, explore bicycle trails in Cambodia; Nimisha Tiwari; India Times

Steal a kiss by the ferris wheel and have an adventure of a lifetime.

Source: Romantic travel plans to bookmark: Charter a private ride to a Maldivian island, explore bicycle trails in Cambodia

What Komodo Island’s New $1,000 Visitor Fee Means for Travelers; Megan Spurrell; Conde Nast Travel

Fees to enter the UNESCO World Heritage Site may soon jump from $10 to $1,000.

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18 places around the world that are being ruined by tourism; Madeline Diamond & Frank Olito; Insider

From damaging monuments to overcrowding neighborhoods, tourists have caused some serious harm in these popular travel destinations.

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Best places to travel in Malaysia: Top 14 tourist attractions of Malaysia; Break.com

With outstanding wild scenes, clear blue sea, quaint streets and delicious food, these locations in Malaysia will bring you a lot of interesting experiences.

Source: Best places to travel in Malaysia: Top 14 tourist attractions of Malaysia – Break.com