The list of Unesco World Heritage Sites is a useful tool when planning for a trip: It allows travellers to identify the must-see spots for an itinerary.
Researchers sequenced the genome of one of Pompeii’s ancient inhabitants; Rupendra Brahambhatt; Interesting Engineering
Researchers have extracted ancient DNA from the skeleton of a man and woman that died in the Pompeii volcanic tragedy.
Around 29% of its half-million population are under 20.
I went to see the world’s tallest trees in California’s Redwood National Park. Here are 7 things that surprised me; Abby Armato; Insider
Abby Armato went to Redwood National and State Parks for the first time. From poisonous plants to the actual height of the trees, here’s what she didn’t expect.
Declared a National Park in 1982, the Valley of Flowers stretches over an expanse of 87.50 sq. km.
The world’s biggest clone is a 77-square-mile ‘immortal’ meadow of seagrass; Harry Baker; Live Science
The massive plant is around 4,500 years old but could continue expanding indefinitely.
Hop in a car and get ready for the ultimate adventure through the Canadian Rockies. Consider these scenic routes around the Jasper National Park.
The story of the inspiration behind the landmark Lovell telescope has been shared as a new visitor centre prepares to open on the site.
Looking to escape to the South of France? The country’s southeastern coast—also known as the French Riviera or the Cote d’Azur—is set along a sun-drenched stretch of the Mediterranean where the herb-infused gastronomy of Provence meets the A-lister playgrounds of Saint-Tropez and Cannes and the glamour of Monte-Carlo in adjacent Monaco.
Southern Italy: 5 overlooked cities to add to your Italian itinerary; Kaitlyn Rosati; The Points Guy
Most travelers to Italy opt for the same: Venice, Florence, Rome and Amalfi Coast. However, the Italian South offers a completely different feel than the typical popular tourist destinations.
A trip overseas to visit an ancestral home elicits reflections on our origins, identity and the future; Scott McMurren; ADN
On a visit to Sicily, Alaska travel columnist Scott McMurren’s wife and brother-in-law searched for their family history.
Scientists from the United States, Italy, Denmark and Brazil have successfully sequenced the genome of a 35-40 year-old male who died in the ancient city of Pompeii after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE.
Dozens of important cultural, social, and ecological places are already at risk from climate hazards.
With so many outstanding Unesco world heritage sites across the globe, it’s hard to know where to start. The Times has handpicked the best to make it that little bit easier for you…
Train runs on Rhaetian Railway in Albula/Bernina landscapes in Switzerland-
California offers a number of majestic parks with wonderful trees beyond Yosemite and Sequoia.
Setting sail in 2025, Regent Seven Seas World Cruise visits 25 countries and 48 UNESCO World Heritage Sites over 150 days.
The story began about 40 million years ago, when the Indian Plate collided with the Eurasian Plate, raising the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and creating the rumpled peaks of the Hengduan Mountains.