Where to get close to polar bears

Polar bear swimming in the Beaufort Sea on the northern coast of Alaska.

You can be mere metres from the fierce animals and they are as oblivious as cows grazing in a field.

Tourist sights worth braving crowds for video

Tourists gather on the Great Wall outside Beijing.

For every gorgeous shot of a world wonder there's another of a massive tourist crowd.

Holiday alternatives to America

If you're thinking of cancelling your trip to the US after the election result, here's the perfect place to visit instead.

If you're thinking of cancelling your trip to the US after the election result, here's the perfect place to visit instead.

The world's most scenic railway ride

Tucking into breakfast on the Alaska Train.

It's only 183 kilometres, but if it's not the world's most scenic train trip, it must come close.

'Tourists, thanks but don't stop by'

Pacific Walrus are shown in Togiak National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. For the lumbering, long-tusked marine mammals, ...

A remote Alaskan village has a message for visitors hoping to see 35,000 walrus that have come ashore: Stay away.

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