North Face ambassadors James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini, both aged 32, have been tackling rock faces all over the world for more than a decade. In their new tome, Climbing Beyond: The World's Greatest Rock-Climbing Adventures, the married duo give detailed descriptions of their favourite spots to scramble up. Pictured: Kinabalu in Malaysia (top left), Salto Angel in Venezuela (main), Les Calanques in Marseille (top right), Tonsai Beach in Thailand (bottom right) and the Ennedi Desert in Chad (bottom left).
These pictures of the natural world illustrate the eerie side of Mother Nature. Brace yourself for some of the most alarming natural occurrences. These include (clockwise from top left) a dead fox, frozen in a block of ice; a creepy, staring fish; a hermit crab seeking shelter in a doll's head; a devastating landslide in Taiwan; a centipede protecting her babies and a sheepshead fish with its multiple 'human' teeth.
'My last words before losing consciousness was that I was going to sleep a little': Swedish model recounts how she almost DIED during her bid to become a mountain guide
You wouldn't know it from her modelling snaps - but this Swede has a daredevil streak. And it nearly cost her her life. Melissa Miller nearly died during a mountaineering mishap, contracting hypothermia on a gruelling winter expedition in Norway's mountains. And now the 31-year-old, from Borlange, Sweden, has issued a stark warning to fellow thrill-seekers about the dangers of extreme adventuring. She had previously travelled all over the globe, including Thailand (top right), Bali (top and bottom left) and Peru (bottom right).
The world's 50 best bars revealed: Classic London cocktail spot knocks New York favourite from the top spot
A London bar that first opened its doors 128 years ago and went on to create the gin and vermouth-infused Hanky Panky cocktail, has been crowned the best drinking den in the world. The American Bar (top left), at the swanky Savoy hotel, scored first place at The World's 50 Best Bars awards in London on Thursday night, taking the title from New York's Dead Rabbit. Overall there were four bars from the British capital in the top ten - including Dandelyan (bottom right) and the Connaught, which came in at second and fourth place respectively. Also pictured is Melbourne's Black Pearl, which came 22nd and the NoMad, which came third.
From venomous animal populations to asteroid strikes: The fascinating maps that visualise the world as never before
The world is a complex hive of activity. From human behaviour to animal activity and natural phenomenon, our planet is a non-stop source of physical, political and cultural movement. But, until recently, much of this was difficult to record visually. Thankfully, with the advent of satellite technology and modern data research, this has now changed - as the stunning images from forthcoming book New Views: The World Mapped Like Never Before proves. It includes maps of asteroid strikes (top left), migrant numbers (bottom left), venomous animal concentrations (bottom right) and gun ownership (top right).
Regrets? She's had a few: One woman's VERY honest account of the blunders that ruined her holiday in Rome (and how to avoid them)
Steph Edri, from Michigan, is a seasoned traveller with years of experience - but a recent trip to Rome was still marred by poor decisions. Here, she dispenses some common-sense advice on how to get the best from a jaunt to the Italian capital. She's pictured at the Colosseum (top centre), the Vatican (bottom, centre) and Moro's Fountain (bottom right).
See the world through our eyes! The stunning shots taken by hundreds of amateurs for new Rough Guides travel book
If you don't have the energy to get up and see the world, fear not, because you can sit down with a cup of tea and see it through the eyes of talented travellers who've contributed to a new photography book. More than 300 images are included in new Rough Guides tome You Are Here, with subjects ranging from Turkish Kurdistan to Rainbow Mountain in Peru. The travel guidebook publisher , which turned 35 in May, ran a competition to create its latest release, with thousands of submissions pouring in. Pictured clockwise from top left: Tokyo, the Lake District, West Bengal, a woman smoking a cigar in Myanmar and (inset) Anglesey in Wales.
Hawaii and the Four Seasons: Where A-listers and the discerning combine luxury with adventure for that trip of a lifetime
Of all the press trips, of all the hotels, of all the countries: Hawaii Four Seasons took the biscuit. Hands down the best holiday I have ever been on in over ten years of writing travel features. In fact, the best holiday I have ever been on period. Nothing quite says quality like the Four Seasons - and we experienced it by the bucket load. Pictured is the view from the Penthouse Suit at Four Seasons, Oahu. Inset top right is a selfie taken from the infinity pool featuring myself, my girlfriend Lisa and our two new friends Brittany Daniel - the star of Sweet Valley High and her husband Adam on their honeymoon.
Some have eyes bigger than their belly, but this ravenous fish has a mouth that's bigger. Slow motion video footage from the shores of Florida shows a large silver tarpon being offered a fish by a man. As the sea creature lurches out of the water, it stretches its mouth as wide as the man's fist with its big eyes and gills on show.
From plunging gannets to breaching whales: Stunning shots reveal the magic of life beneath the waves for prestigious photo contest
Hold your breath and gear up for a magical underwater ride courtesy of these stunning photographs. Scuba Diving Magazine has announced the winners of its annual Through Your Lens underwater photo contest, with some incredible shots bobbing to the surface. Pictured from top left, clockwise: Seals off the coast of British Columbia in Canada, gannets diving in Scottish waters, a whale breaching in Tongo and a coconut octopus in Indonesia.
Abandoned railway station once used by the Nazis and dubbed 'the Titanic of the Mountains' to undergo £350m revamp after nearly FIFTY years
After years of neglect, Canfranc International Railway looks set to be revived with a £350million investment, which will transform its fate. If successful, the entire project could be finished - and accessible to the public - by 2022. That's almost 100 years after it was first opened in the presence of Spain's King Alfonso XIII in 1928.
Now that's naked ambition! Meet the nudist couple who've become internet sensations with their strategically-posed holiday snaps
If you're looking to pack light on your next holiday then this couple might convince you to shed an outfit or two. Nick and Lins from Belgian have been travelling around the world with just a smattering of clothes in a bid to explore nudism. Photos on their Instagram account @nakedwanderings show them enjoying a range of warm weather activities in the buff, from swimming in the sea to cartwheeling on the beach. Pictured: (From top left, clockwise to centre) Lins in Croatia, the couple striking some fun beach poses, playing scrabble in Malta and flying a flag in Croatia.
From Holy Lindisfarne to the Isle of Skye and beyond: The UK's most stunning islands worth visiting, this autumn
Acclaimed photographer Chris Orange has captured five of the UK's very best islands for a definitive autumn-themed collection. Ranging from the Holy Island of Lindisfarne to the Isle of Tiree - which is the most westerly island of the Inner Hebridees - the images illustrate the natural wonders of each. Other locations include Lundy Island, which is the largest island in the Bristol Channel, and the Isle of Lewis.
The house that Lego built! A glimpse inside the toy company's new flagship building complete with 25 MILLION plastic bricks
After seven years in the pipeline, Lego has finally opened its impressive flagship house in Billund, Denmark. The striking building consists of 21 white bricks stacked on top of each other and its facade is covered with tiles, giving the illusion that the whole building is made of Lego. Inside there are dozens of exhibits crafted from 25 million Lego bricks, including giant trees and a brigade of dinosaurs.
Loved-up couple spend £16,000 transforming bust-up bus into a sexy beach hut-on-wheels for epic trip
With some grand designs up their sleeves, one travel-hungry couple have revealed how they went about converting a bust-up bus into their dream home on wheels. Amy Butler, 27, and David Laws, 33, quit their jobs in the Caribbean, moved back to Whitby in north England and spent £16,000 purchasing and renovating a 2005 Fiat Ducato mini bus into a beach hut-inspired abode. Pictured: (From top left, clockwise to centre) Amy removing seats from the bus, David sitting on the half-built bed frame, Amy reclining in the lounge area, showcasing the kitchen space and an exterior shot of the bus.
Appreciating nature usually requires little intervention from mankind. But a preserved forest in Denmark is currently undergoing a rather large modification - thanks to an architecture firm's plan to build an epic observation route 45 metres above the ground. Currently being constructed in Haslev's Camp Adventure resort, at the Gisselfeld Klosters Skove - one hour south of Copenhagen, The Treetop Experience is scheduled to open next year, attracting thousands of visitors.
Calling wannabe castaways! French officials launch bid to find live-in guardians for tiny remote island
More than twenty wannabe Robinson Crusoes have applied to live on a tiny mile-long windswept island off the coast of western France. The French government have been advertising for a new couple to look after Quéménès for several months and the successful applicants are soon to be announced. The current tenants, David and Soizic Cuisnier, have been living on the island for ten years but now they are heading back to the mainland to pursue a business in seaweed farming. Pictured: (From top left, clockwise to centre) The Cuisniers on the beach, the main house, a shot of one of the bedrooms, the kitchen interiors and an aerial shot of the island.
Revealed: The Soviet predecessor to Concorde which disappeared from the skies after dozens of failures including a crash that killed 14 people
It was a race for the skies and the Soviets were winning, thanks to a dose of espionage and underground planning. On December 31, 1968, a Moscow-based aerospace company unveiled a high speed plane three months before Concorde's first test flight. Boasting the same narrow body and needle-like nose to its British-French competitor the Tupolev Tu-144 - masterminded by Soviet aerospace engineer A.N. Tupolev - wheeled out of a secret hangar and successfully completed a 38-minute trip. Pictured: (From top left, clockwise to centre) The plane interiors, an aerial shot, debris from a crash in 1973, aviation engineers and an exterior shot of the Tupolev Tu-144.
Harbouring beauty: From Cornwall to Scotland, the UK's top 10 most picturesque fishing villages revealed
From slick cities to national parks, the United Kingdom has countless geographic gems. And, with their narrow lanes, tiny harbours and cosy atmospheres, the coastline's historic fishing villages are among them. But with so many to choose from, which are the most stunning? And which offer the best views? Countryfile magazine has picked what it thinks is the ultimate top ten for your bucket list, including: North Devon's Clovelly (top left), Cornwall's Portloe (top right) and Mousehole (bottom left) and Fife's Crail (bottom right).
For the green-fingered billionaire! 400ft superyacht complete with a climate controlled garden and sea-level swimming pool is unveiled at Monaco's prestigious boat show
For green fingered billionaires, a nature-inspired 400ft superyacht has been unveiled at Monaco. Netherlands-based Sinot Yacht Design went about designing a vessel (inset centre) that allows passengers to experience the natural world while sailing on the high seas. Its 'Nature' yacht concept, which has a crew capacity of 50 and a guest capacity of 18, comes complete with a climate controlled garden with bedrooms looking into the leafy area (top left). Other perks include an impressive spiral staircase (bottom left) in the central area, a spa, a sea-level swimming pool (top right), a sleek roof deck (bottom right) and a lounge boasting floor-to-ceiling windows.
The world's most luxurious commercial jet takes off: Plane boasts fine dining, butlers and a stand-up bar - making EVERY passenger a VIP
The Crystal Skye - a privately-owned converted Boeing 777-200LR run by U.S-based Crystal - boasts VIP treatment for all passengers. Each table in the dining room seats up to six people (top left), all 88 seats recline into flat beds (top right), there's plenty of lounge space in the bar (bottom right) and each seat offers huge amounts of leg room (bottom left). The new aircraft is an upgrade on Crystal's Boeing 777-200ER (shown inset).
It's child's play! Married couple are trekking 1,118 miles through the Australian outback on foot - with their one-year-old daughter
Incredible images show Justin Jones, 34, from Sydney, and his wife Lauren, 37, from Seattle, with their daughter Morgan on their trip through the Australian bush (top left), where they've so far completed 621 out of a gruelling 1118-miles. The pair lug all of their belongings with them (top right), paddle in remote waters (bottom left) and sleep under the stars (bottom right).
Beautiful bedrooms, perfect pints and delightful dining: The AA names the UK's best hotels, pubs and restaurants in its 2017 Hospitality Awards
EXCLUSIVE: They are considered the industry's gold-standard accolades - and MailOnline Travel can exclusively reveal the 2017 winners of AA's Hospitality Awards 2017. The annual ceremony took place at London's Grosvenor House Hotel today after a panel of judges travelled the country, where they sampled the nation's ultimate pubs, restaurants and hotels. As part of their research they tasted moreish morsels, slept in sumptuous surroundings and consumed a cocktail of beverages across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Not your average holiday wardrobe! Meet the glamorous globetrotter who turns heads wherever she goes in stunning gowns
While sun cream and guide books might be travel essentials for many, this stylish globetrotter won't go anywhere without a dramatic ball gown in tow. Nina Okhotina, 28, a blogger from Moscow, Russia, has amassed more than 76,000 Instagram followers with her fashion-savvy travel photos. Each time the blonde stops at a new destination, she slips into a glamorous outfit and poses for a fairytalesque snap. Pictured: (From top left, clockwise) Nina pictured in Venice, on a bridge in the mountains of Russia, in front of the Moscow State University and by the water's edge in India for sunrise.
Could you stomach it? From cricket pasta to lobster grasshopper and ant 'caviar': The Bangkok restaurant that serves INSECTS to fearless diners
They are usually the stuff of travel nightmares - or reality TV shows. But, according to one Thai restaurant, eating creepy-crawlies is the new food of choice for hipsters in the country's capital city. The adventurous eatery in question, called Insects in the Backyard, claims to be Bangkok's first fine-dining menu of its kind - and is popular with both locals and tourists alike.
It is currently a region in flux. But, long before the referendum caused Catalonia to make the headlines, the northeastern Spanish spot enjoyed much simpler times - as a rare collection of stunning images have proved, this week. Unearthed ahead of the much-publicised independence vote, which is set to happen on 1 October, a collection of postcards from the 1980s and beyond depict a more sedate era.
One of Europe's best beaches and magical ports: Exploring the hidden gems on the Cote d'Azur the French probably don't want you to know about
There's far more to the Cote d'Azur than Marseille, Nice and Saint-Tropez, as Ted Thornhill finds out when he explores charming Hyeres (top left) and its stunning islands. He discovers one of the best beaches on the continent on the island of Porquerolles (main, with a further example of its turquoise waters bottom right), a beautifully rustic harbour at Port-Cros (top right) and stays in a stunning Airbnb with views to the sea (bottom left).
A blast heard 1,200 miles away and 140billion tonnes of rock and ash: The horrifying history of the world's deadliest volcano (and how you can see its spectacular crater for yourself)
It has been over 200 years since Mount Tambora in Indonesia erupted violently, resulting in death and disorder on a global scale. Here MailOnline Travel reveals the devastating, but fascinating, history of the blast and details how Mount Tambora can be visited today, with tourists able to hike along the rim (bottom right) and even descend into the crater.
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