Aerial view showing the beach of Copacabana (L) and the Sugar Loaf hill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2013: a place odyssey

Lance Richardson does the legwork for your guide to the planet's most compelling destinations for the new year.

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Surfer doing a frontside air in Iceland.

The coolest waves

A new frontier for keen surfers is the land of fire and ice-cream headaches, writes Sam Vincent

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Penis museum Iceland

Members only: inside the world's only penis museum

From gigantic whale penises to speck-sized field mouse testicles and lampshades made from bull scrotums, Iceland's small Phallological Museum has it all -- and recently put its first human member on display.

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