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The Annapurna region
Best Short Treks in the Annapurna Region

The lower Annapurna region is perfect for short treks. With just a few days in the mountains, you’ll experience what makes this part of Nepal special: accessible views of snow-capped peaks, rhododendron forests, and easy trails lined with a selection of cozy teahouses. Here’s a guide to the best short treks in the Annapurna region.

Asian elephant in Chitwan National Park
Nepal's Jungle Region: Chitwan and Bardia National Parks

Most travelers to Nepal think of trekking in the Himalaya, but there's another entirely different landscape to explore in the south of Nepal—Chitwan and Bardia National Parks. Under the forested canopies of these two national parks, you'll spot rhinos, tigers, elephants, and a variety of birdlife. Here's a guide for planning trips to these two regions.

Mt. Dhaulagiri from Poon Hill, Lower Annapurna Region
Best Beginner Treks in Nepal from 3-8 Days

You don't need extreme altitudes or serious mileage to trek in the Himalaya. Nepal also offers a variety of beginner treks with beautiful views and glimpses of the local culture, all taking a week or less to complete. Read on for the best beginner treks in Nepal.

A Greek man on Amorgos Island
Best Local and Cultural Experiences in Greece

Greece is warm and welcoming, and getting to know locals in the country's many bakeries and plazas will be a highlight of your trip. Here are more favorite cultural experiences on the mainland and the stunning Aegean and Ionian islands.

Greece
Top 10 Activities in Greece

Whether you’re interested in seeing classical ruins and centuries-old monasteries, scrambling through gorges filled with wildflowers, sailing on the Ionian Sea, or getting involved in a little bit of everything, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Greece.

Greece
8 Best Places to Visit in Greece

In Greece, the highlights are many. From pinnacles topped with ancient monasteries to the buzzing capital of Athens, paradise islands to ruins once considered the center of the world, here are the country's essential places to visit.