Fjords are found in locations where current or past glaciation extended below current sea level. A fjord is formed when a glacier retreats, after carving its typical U-shaped valley, and the sea fills the resulting valley floor.
Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular travel destination in Vietnam. Ha Long Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars.
Milford Sound is a world renowned natural wonder with towering peaks, cascading waterfalls and amazing wildlife. Milford Sound is actually a fiord, having been carved by a glacier. Rainfall here is measured in metres and yards.
Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan often referred to as "The Maldives of Bali," this string of three islands off the coast of Bali is an up-and-coming tropical paradise with natural attractions that many would argue outshine the famed mainland.
Glacier National Park is located on the border of Canada and the United States and is often called the "Crown of the Continent" since it sits at the headwaters of the streams that flow into the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and Hudson Bay.
Machu Picchu is often referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas". Machu Picchu stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest. It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height.
There you are again, confronting approaching hikers on an exposed ridgeline with your hiking shorts around your ankles. There’s a better way. Female urination devices (FUDs) mean that answering the call of nature does not require you to sacrifice your dignity. FUDs are straw- or funnel-shaped plastic extenders that allow women to pee like men.
Nestled beneath the imposing white peaks of two glaciers in Peru's Cordillera Blanca, the aquamarine Lake Palcacocha is as calm as a millpond. But despite its placid appearance it has become a deadly threat to tens of thousands people living beneath it as a result of global warming.
'Urgent and clear need' to limit temperature rises to protect key sites from warming, rising seas and harsher weather. Climate change now poses the single biggest threat to the world's most famous heritage sites - including the Galapagos islands, the Statue of Liberty, Easter Island and Venice - according to a UN sponsored report.
Thrill-seekers, get ready to scream on the most adrenaline-pumping rides you'll find anywhere. Check out these new rides at theme parks opening across the country this year : Time Traveler, Mardi Gras Hangover, Fast & Furious - Supercharged, Harley Quinn Crazy Coaster, Whitecap Racer, Electric Eel, Steel Vengeance, HangTime, Twisted Timbers, Infinity Falls.
The theme park industry continues to perform well, despite doubts surrounding the health of the global economy. In fact, there are dozens of new theme parks under construction all over the world, including new parks from the likes of Disney, Universal and Six Flags. Perhaps unsurprisingly, many of these are in the growing Asian market - although there are plans for one or two new parks in Europe and the USA.
We all have tricks to beat jet lag and get a good night's sleep when traveling, but these five tips will help, no matter where you roam. Getting some shut eye on a plane is a perennial challenge for travelers, but there are a few low-tech tricks that can make switching time zones and taking long haul flights a little easier.