7 Things That Will Surprise A First-Time Visitor To Petra

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Petra in southern Jordan is one of the most iconic tourist sites in the world, made famous by movies like Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. It’s familiarity in films has narrowed Petra’s tourism marketing, giving many visitors a nice surprise when they arrive at the 9,000 year old ancient city. Petra is not what you expect though don’t feel odd about it, you’re not alone. These are 7 things that surprise most first-time visitors to Petra. 1. It&#... (c) foXnoMad - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

A Guide to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan

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If you are a Harry Potter fan and you haven’t been to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan (USJ), it really should be on your bucket list! You can easily visit USJ as a day excursion from Osaka during your Japan family holiday. If you are ready to hop on the Hogwarts Express at Platform 9 ¾ and go to Ollivanders to get your very own wand, check out what it’s like to visit the ... (c) y Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Travel News: June 22, 2018

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AAA Predicts Record-Breaking Independence Day Travel Numbers Travel Pulse A new AAA study revealed a record-breaking 46.9 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more away from home this Independence Day holiday. The nearly 50 million people predicted to travel for the Fourth of July are an increase of more than five percent compared with last year and the highest number since AAA started tracking 18 years ago. Of the 46.9 million American travelers, 39.7 ... (c) LandLopers - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Indiana Mike And The Hapless Wandering For The Lost Ark.

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A decade long quest across three countries on the trail of one of archaeology’s greatest treasures finally came to a conclusion in a small town in Ethiopia, where the search for the lost Ark of the Covenant led to an adventure of self discovery far greater than anything ever found by Indiana Jones himself.  I have held a fascination with history and archaeology ever since my dad sat me in front of an Indiana Jones film when I was a child and was probably glad that for the first time in forever I finally shut up and gave him... (c) Bemused Backpacker - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Gear On The Go: June 2018 | Live Outside And Play

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The Road Team has returned to Colorado with a bang! Last month we pointed the van west and couldn’t be happier to reunite with dry air, freezing snow-melt streams, and familiar faces. It’s been a dry spring, and mud season was rather short this year. We’ve been doing rain dances and hiking the high alpine trails we wouldn’t normally be able to. Our fingers are crossed that the ... (c) Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Now Hiring: Virtual Assistant

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Laguna Apoyo – Nicaragua Go Backpacking is looking for a Virtual Assistant (VA) to help with the day-to-day activities required to help grow the business. Our most significant demographic is US readers (and I, Dave, am based in Austin, TX) therefore I’d prefer candidates who are based in North or South America for the majority of the year. This is a part-time, contract position with the potential for growth in both responsibilities and compensation. Responsibilities This role's primary purpose is to provide ... (c) GoBackpacking - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

PHOTO: Troop of Baboons in Mago National Park in Southern Ethiopia

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In the early morning hours, this troop of baboons strolled onto the road in Mago National Park in the Omo Valley of southern Ethiopia. Established in 1979, Mago is the country’s newest national park. Not only can a stunning diversity of wildlife be seen in the park, it is also home to a number of indigenous tribes, including the Aari, Banna, Bongoso, Hamer, Karo, Kwegu, Ngagatom, and Male peoples. However the park is perhaps best known as being home to the Mursi tribe, where... (c) Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The 3 most amazing luxury villas in Mallorca

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The Spanish island of Mallorca is located in the western Mediterranean and is the largest island of the Baleares. The island offers a big range of activities which makes it the ideal location for all kinds of people. Party seeker, sun lovers and beach goers, hikers and outdoor sport lovers, nature enthusiast, luxury lifestyle lovers (c) Luxury Travel Tips and Vacation Ideas - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Mrs. O at hOme – Mango Salsa Recipe

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Every time I attempt to cook something and decide to share it on an Instagram story, I get dozens of messages from friends and readers asking me to share recipes. One of my most popular photos was indeed of fresh mango salsa. I cook pretty much every day when I am home – and my cooking is pretty simple. For me, it is all about the ingredients and how I can maximise flavour… I also pick up quite a bit of inspiration from my travels  and I adapt recipes to suit my palate ... (c) Mrs. O Around the World – a luxury travel blog by Ana Silva O'Reilly - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The Naked Truth About Napoli

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“Naples,” the young man I mentioned meeting in my popularMilan photo essay warned me, “is extremely dangerous. The Mafia is there, but if you don’t encounter them, someone will surely try to take your camera or your money.” Of course, this young man had never been to Naples. Even if he had—and even if Naples was the most dangerous place in the world—I knew someone in Naples. Well, not just someone. Someone who, the extent to which he is... (c) Leave Your Daily Hell - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Pretty City Porto (And The Ugly Side Too) – 9 Things To Do in Porto

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Things to do in Porto Ah, pretty city Porto, you beautiful place, you. All glowing in from dawn til dusk in a tumbly, jumbly terracotta haze and reflected Harry Potter glory. With your giant gondolas from the port trade, your azulejo tiles and your steep streets to a thousands scenic viewpoints, you wear your prettiness with a bit of grit. A boot in the substance vs... (c) Inside the Travel Lab - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Spain to Crown San Antonio Capital of Tapas on World Tapas Day

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Categories: Best OfTravelingBody: Summer begins Thursday, June 21. Coincidentally, that’s also “Día Mundial de la Tapa,” or “World Tapas Day.” In 2016, Spain officially declared the third Thursday of June as the special day to honor its uniquely universal dining concept.  Since then, about 20 countries, including Great Britain, Hungary, and the Philippines have joined in the celebration. In the United States, New York, Miami, and Portland have also celebrated the annual observance. Now, the city of San... (c) Wandering Educators - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Top Ultimate Tips For Girls On A Road Trip

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Whether you love the idea of exploring the world alone or are planning a road trip with a group of friends, women on the road are usually independent, self confident, adventurous and definitely streetwise. You are a traveler and you are eager to discover the world around you! However, the truth is that girls sometimes face different travel challenges or pay attention to certain aspects of a road trip than men do. In this article, we’ll share the ultimate tips for girls on a road trip. And you can rest ... (c) Stop Having a Boring Life - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Here’s what we did on our Portugal River Cruise with Viking

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River Cruise in Portugal’s Douro Valley We’ve returned from a fun river cruise in Portugal and have so many wonderful experiences and photos to share. A European river cruise has been on our travel wish list for years now, so we jumped at the opportunity to partner with Viking River Cruises. There are so many European river cruises to choose from – so why... (c) Traveling Canucks - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

10 Amazing Things to Do in La Paz Mexico

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If you think travel to Mexico is not for you, visit La Paz, Mexico. La Paz has everything that’s great about Mexico. The food is delicious, the seafood is plentiful, the culture is present, and the nature is mind-blowing. La Paz is safe and clean, and it’s a place where real people live... (c) Travel the World - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The St. Anthony Hotel & The Qualities I Look For in Any Hotel

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I was about to write a fairly normal review of what is truly an exceptional hotel, the St. Anthony in San Antonio. As I thought about it a little more though, I decided instead that I would use my experience at this property, part of Marriott’s Luxury Collection, to share some of the most important aspects of any great hotel. Not every hotel is made the same and, believe me, I certainly don’t enjoy... (c) LandLopers - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Mauritius passport for sale: Travel visa free to Russia, China and Schengen

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Mauritius announced last week that it would be offering foreigners the chance to obtain Mauritian citizenship in exchange for a non-refundable $1 million. For an additional cost of $100,000, foreigners can also purchase citizenship for their dependents. These monies would be paid into the country’s sovereign wealth fund. This is the first ... (c) Travel News | eTurboNews - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Things to Do in Savannah, Georgia: Where to Eat, Play, and Stay

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We’re fresh back from our epic East Coast road trip! By the numbers, it was a doozy: over 70 days, we traveled more than 3,600 miles and stayed in 14 cities in 9 states. (All with our cat, by the way) For us, it was part road trip and part reconnaissance mission. We’re on the... (c) Vagabondish - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Denali Expedition: Hahn & Team Move to 11,000’ Camp

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We reached the corner at Kahiltna Pass in just over an hour’s time and left the mighty Kahiltna Glacier. (c) RMI Expeditions - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

How did Swayambhunath and Boudhanath get their names?

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Swayambhunath stupas name is Swayambhu Maha Chaitya but before this it was known as Singru-vihara-caitya-bhatjarika … why and how did the name change? Do you know why the names Boudhanath and Swayambhunath end with – nath? I hope you do. Because nobody else seems to. If you’ve ever noticed the naming structure of places in Nepal you’ll find many end with the letters “n a t h“. It turns out the answer is this is not as straight forward as your tour guide will make out. For some places in Nepal... (c) The Longest Way Home | Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Best Things to Do in Cape Verde

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Planning a trip to Cape Verde? I knew nothing about it before my trip and ended up loving it way more than i expected to. Here’s my recommended things to do in Cape Verde. Best Things to Do in Cape Verde Cape Verde (also known as Cabo Verde) is a group of 10 islands and five islets located around 500km from the west coast of Africa. The once uninhabited islands were discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th century. They subsequently became a trading center for African slaves. It gained... (c) Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

A Guide to Shopping in a Market in Egypt

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One of the essential experiences to have when travelling in Egypt trip is a day of wandering through a busy, colorful, chaotic bazaar and seeking out the hidden treasures that can be found there. Markets are an important part of the local tradition in Egypt and there are some markets that have been housing sellers and their wares for many centuries. Some... (c) Four Jandals Adventure Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Video: Alex Honnold Goes Rock Climbing in Japan

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By now, Alex Honnold has become the biggest name in rock climbing, recognizable by people who don't even follow the sport. This has afforded him opportunities to go climbing all over the world, visiting places that he may not have ever thought he'd see. In this video, we join Alex on one such trip, as he travel to Japan to explore the rock there. Honnold joins local legends Hirayama Yuji and... [[ This (c) The Adventure Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Notes on Luang Prabang: Soups, trains, bad bikes, and sad waterfalls

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The last time I visited Luang Prabang I remember leaving sooner than I would have preferred. It might just be the most charming town in Southeast Asia. Since that trip in 2010 I’ve often thought about if it would be a good base to stay for a while. It ticks the boxes of having plenty of cafes to work from, and being surrounded ... (c) Nomadic Notes - Read entire story here. … [Read more]