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Gold Prices Trades Near 5-Month High Amid U.S. Yield Curve Inversion

Gold prices edged higher on Thursday in Asia and traded near a 5-month high amid U.S. yield curve inversion. Gold futures for February delivery on…

Oil Prices down Around 4% as Markets Weigh Prospects for OPEC Production Cuts

Oil prices fell on Thursday as energy traders weighed prospects for coordinated production cuts as a closely watched meeting of OPEC and its allies got…

Gold Climbs on Weaker Dollar

Gold prices rose $7.25 an ounce on Monday as a weaker dollar lent support to the market and some investors recalibrated their views on U.S….

WTI Crude Oil and Natural Gas Forecast

WTI Crude Oil The WTI Crude Oil market initially tried to rally during trading on Tuesday but found enough resistance just below the $55 level…

Mountain conquered by teenager

Calum Macintyre is the youngest person to have climbed Ama Dablam, which at 22,525ft (6812m) is five times the height of Ben Nevis. The young…

The mother of all climbs

Every time I stepped outside my hotel in Zermatt there would be a gaggle of tourists holding up their phones to take a photo. Not…

The Faces of Fishtail

I think I was already in love with Machapuchare before I ever visited Nepal. My parents went to Pokhara in 2002, and at the time…

A Guide to Trekking Mount Fitz Roy

With glaciers wrapped around tall dark mountain peaks, and continual wind blowing through fields and forests, Patagonia’s wild landscape may seem daunting and unconquerable. However,…

Central Andes Alpine Climbs

One of our favorite trips is our Central Andes Alpine Climbs, a fun, shorter duration 10-day trip on which we climb three classic high altitude…

Exploring the Cadini di Misurina

After such an epic, wildly-successful first day, we were a little adrift as to what to do for a follow-up. Michele had suggested the Cadini…

Trekking in the Himalayas: how to do it

Since Nepal’s civil war ended in 2006, the number of trekkers visiting the Everest region has more than doubled to 35,000 a year. At the…

Snow Climbing Mount Fuji

Climbing Mount Fuji (3776 meters), Japan’s highest and most prominent mountain, can make for lifelong memories. The mountain itself may look more attractive from afar…

The Dolomites – Via Ferrata

Located in northern Italy and with a unique mix of Italian and Austrian culture the Dolomites has the highest concentration of via ferrata in the…

Climbing in Greece

Once the island of Kalymnos in Greece’s Dodecanese cursed the hand nature had dealt it. Huge rock escarpments line its western coast, overlooking the Aegean….

Mount Everest: the view from the top

It feels like the apex of an immense white roof – the point at which three ridges to the top of the world finally meet…

The Kronplatz – plan de corones holiday region in winter

On arrival, every guest will receive a travel ticket from their host (where the host is a member of the local Tourist Association). The HOLIDAY…

Best slopes are above 2,000m in Méribel

There has been a lack of significant new snow in the Alps but existing snow has held well in the relatively cold conditions. Last night…

Skiing in Obergurgl, including the best runs, hotels, restaurants and bars

Obergurgl, one of the highest ski villages in Europe, set at 1,930m at the end of the Ötztal valley near the city of Innsbruck, used…

Val Thorens – the highest resort in Europe

Purpose-built Val Thorens is not only the highest resort in the giant Trois Vallées ski area that includes Courchevel and Méribel, but the highest in…

Whistler: too much snow to ski? No such thing

‘It’s puking snow up here again today,” said Anton Horvath, Whistler’s avalanche forecaster, peering out of his office window on Wednesday last week. “If you…

Val d’Isère – skiing in best freestyle ski areas

Joe Harkess, freestyle coach, All Mountain Academy Tricksters inspired by Jenny Jones’s Olympic bronze medal should ride the snowpark at Bellevarde (under the Mont Blanc…

Snow wonder

While your friends head to Spanish beaches and Italian hills, Chile – with its numerous ski resorts – is an adventurous alternative to the typical…

Skiing in the French Pyrenees: who needs the Alps?

It wasn’t the usual airport transfer. We bumped along in the back of a friendly stranger’s battered old jeep, the resident cocker spaniel having obligingly…

Puy-Saint-Vincent, great little ski resorts

Pretty Puy-Saint-Vincent sits on the edge of the Ecrins national park in the southern French Alps, not far from the Italian border. The closest airport…

Oz-en-Oisans – a family-friendly ski resort with amazing slopes

Before I had kids, my dream winter break was all about mixing great snowboarding with a good après scene involving live music and big jugs…

Head for the hills, the snow’s finally here

This season, Europe’s slopes have been so barren there were practically tumbleweeds blowing across them, until thankfully a deep covering of snow finally dropped over…

Beautiful pictures as thousands of Thai monks put on incredible visual display for sacred full moon festival

These beautiful images show thousands of Thai Buddhist monks gathering to carry lanterns and venerate a statue of Buddha to mark one of the holiest…

Athens holidays

If the thought of exploring Greece’s ancient world makes your skin tingle with anticipation, you’ll struggle to contain your excitement on a holiday to Athens….

Insider secrets of Rome

Heaping plates of light-as-air pasta. Art by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini. Some of the most entertaining people-watching on the planet. Rome is a city like…

Autumn in Venice

Although there are days when tourists outnumber locals by two to one, Venice never loses its capacity to enchant. Summer brings some of the most…

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