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Great Outdoors in South America

Market at Dusk Deals. Morocco, Marrakesh

The Backpacker

The 10 best countries for photographers

The Backpacker There are some destinations where you can’t fail to take good photos.

Ecuador

Where there's smoke ...

On Ecuador's high-altitude trail to an active volcano, Lydia Bell feels the ghostly presence of a majestic Inca past.

South America

Driest place on the planet a nice spot for a drink

Driest place on earth ... the Atacama Desert in Chile.

Chris Pritchard Ask people to name the driest place on the planet and they'll likely say Africa's Sahara or the rolling dunes of Arabia. But they'll be wrong.

Peru

Day of the llamas

By building lodges and putting its beasts of burden back to work, a village is back from the brink, writes Lance Richardson.

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Photo galleries

Photos

Six of the best: desert camps

Amangiri, Utah desert camp

From Namibia to Mongolia to Chile, Ute Junker discovers six of the best desert camps around the world.

The new seven wonders of nature

Iguazu Falls

Provisional results from a new global poll are in and the 'new' seven wonders of the world have been unveiled.

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Travellers Tips

Group tours

Adventures for groupies

Yellowstone National Park.

Great life experiences in far-flung destinations are in reach like never before, writes Belinda Jackson.

Map of South America

Travel News

Ryanair launches low-budget flexible business class tickets

A Ryanair plane takes off

8:56am | European budget carrier Ryanair is offering business-class tickets in an attempt to woo business travellers during penny-pinching times.

Korean pop culture lures tourists for plastic surgery

2:43pm | In a district made famous by the song Gangnam Style - women walk down the street with bandages over their faces and around their heads.

The decline of first class as airlines add business beds

12:50pm | World's top airlines may follow in the in footsteps of Virgin Atlantic abandoning the traditional three-class seating plan.

Legroom gadget sales jump after seat recline spat on plane

11:12am | Demand is high for a gadget that blocks seats from reclining after a scuffle between two passengers forced a jet to make an unscheduled landing.

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