My 7 Reasons to Visit Iceland

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Iceland. It’s a land of sheep, the northern lights, volcanoes with unpronounceable names (try saying Eyjafjallajökull), majestic waterfalls, craggy mountains, and otherworldly landscapes. To me, it is one of the most beautiful places on earth. How can such a tiny island have such a diverse and beautiful terrain? It changes every few feet — from verdant fields, snowy mountains, and brilliant glaciers to looking like Mars. It never ceases to amaze me. I had high expectations when I first visited. I’d seen movies ... (c) Nomadic Matt's Travel Site - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Exploring Greenwich, London: 21 top things to do

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I’ve been living in Greenwich for a few years now and explored most of its attractions which I’d like to share with you. The first thing people say when visiting Greenwich is how different it is to the rest of London. It’s extremely leafy and quaint which makes you feel like you’ve travelling back... (c) The Culture Map - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

PHOTO: Boiling Eggs at San Kamphaeng Hot Springs, Thailand

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San Kamphaeng Hot Springs in the hills outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand, is a great day trip for visitors. Twin geysers erupt perpetually, throwing the stinky sulfur water into the air. The scalding water is piped into a concrete pool where visitors can boil fresh eggs that are available for purchase in the park. Wicker baskets with long handles allow the eggs to be immersed into the 105 degree ... (c) Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The Chelsea Flower Show and Garden Tours of London

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Flower and garden aficionados eagerly anticipate the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, held each May in London, England. Beautiful plant and flower displays cover 11 acres of grounds at the Royal Hospital Chelsea for the five days of the prestigious event. The Show Gardens—elaborate installations combining flowers, shrubs, trees, water courses, follies and other features—are a not-to-be-missed highlight. Designers of the Show Gardens may draw inspiration from themes such as sustainability or work with unique plants and landscapes from around the world, such as the salt-tolerant plants of ... (c) Artisans of Leisure – Luxury Travel Blog – Artisans of Leisure - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Sankt Anton am Arlberg – the white paradise

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One of the most popular ski resorts in the Alps, Sankt Anton am Arlberg, a white paradise that invites for first-class winter sports. The authentic Tyrolean village with its authentic huts, enchanting streets and squares, as well as lively après-ski events attracts winter sport lovers from all over the world. In the chic, vibrant place (c) Luxury Travel Tips and Vacation Ideas - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Sand Dunes and Smokestacks: China’s Wild West

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“Bell Tower,” I said in English, the actual name of the famous Xi’an landmark having slipped my mind. I didn’t have any pictures of it saved in my phone, and since the SIM card desk inside the airport had only accepted WeChat payments, I was unable to get online and show the taxi driver where I wanted to go. ... (c) Leave Your Daily Hell - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

How to Uncruise Alaska

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Into the Wild: Uncruise Alaska My personal account of the intriguing Uncruise Alaska.  I stop in my tracks and hold still, watching him watching me. I can hear my own breathing, fast and focused, and the sound of droplets falling into the deep Chuck River. The rest of the group, all five of them, are almost out of sight and I suddenly appreciate just how alone I am in this quiet, exposed wilderness. A few ... (c) Inside the Travel Lab - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of April 21, 2018 By Josh Garrick

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Categories: Best OfTravelingBody: “Josh Recommends” for the Week of April 21, 2018 By Josh Garrick  Opera Orlando’s Wondrous Annual Gala Celebration -- April 20 at the Alfond Inn  It is with enormous joy that I just returned home from Opera Orlando’s 3rd Annual Gala with the message that ANY organization wishing to put on an enjoyable and memorable Gala look no further... (c) Wandering Educators - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

We’re going to Portugal on a River Cruise!

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Portugal River Cruise with Viking River Cruises We are super excited to announce the details of my 40th birthday trip (Cameron, that is). We’re going to Portugal and Spain on a river cruise with Viking River Cruises, the world’s leader in river cruising. It’s a big milestone, so we’re doing it in style! We will be joining the Portugal River of Gold cruise in late May 2018. The tour begins in Lisbon and the ship will make it’s way up and down the Douro River... (c) Traveling Canucks - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The Joy of Revisiting Reykjavik in Iceland

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I first visited Reykjavik in 2012; what now seems like a million years ago. On that first trip to Iceland I was introduced to some of the island country’s most famous sights, both natural and man-made, and an intense love affair with this remote destination was born. Since then I have returned three additional times with no plans of stopping, and for the most part I have explored new areas of the country each time, delving deeper into ... (c) LandLopers - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

North Korea tour bus crash causes ‘heavy casualties to Chinese tourists’

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A major traffic accident in North Korea has resulted in numerous casualties, among them Chinese tourists, the country’s foreign ministry has confirmed. “The Chinese Embassy in North Korea was informed by the DPRK that a serious traffic accident occurred on North Korea’s Huanghai Road at night, causing heavy casualties to Chinese tourists,” the foreign ministry […]Click on the headline to read the full article... - Submit your own story idea click here - (c) eTurboNews (eTN) - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Everest Base Camp Trek: Grom & Team Descend to Namche

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It was a super busy day on the trail with climbers, Trekkers, yaks, and porters all bound uphill to Everest Base Camp. (c) RMI Expeditions - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

10 Surprising Photos of Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor

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One of the people who inspired me to organize a tour to Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor and Tajikistan is my friend and fellow travel blogger Jonny Duncan, founder of Backpacking Man. He has traveled extensively in Central Asia and still claims the Wakhan Corridor to be his favorite part of the region. Here he shares some of his photos from Wakhan Corridor with us... (c) Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Cheap Flights:  When To Get The Best Deal

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Whether you fly once a year or are regularly jetting off on your holiday, you always want to be getting the best prices for your flights. If you’re looking at your next break and wondering when the best time to book flights is, then you may be in luck, as online travel agents Opodo have just released their annual findings. So not only can you find cheap flights, hotels and car hire ... (c) Four Jandals Adventure Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Video: Mike Foote – Skiing and Skinning 61,000-Feet of Vertical in a Day

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A few weeks back I shared the story of Mike Foote, an ultrarunner who had set a new record for skiing the most vertical feet in a single day. Over the course of a 24 hour period, he managed to skin up and ski down Whitefish Mountain Resort 60 times, notching an amazing 61,200 feet (18,654 meters) before he was through. The video below captures the essence of that endeavor more so than anything I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] (c) The Adventure Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

15 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Tanzania!

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Travel Photography from Tanzania Tanzania Here’s a collection of my favorite photos from our safari trip in Tanzania. We managed to see all big five safari animals, hiked to a beautiful waterfall, and met with local tribes. Last December Anna and I visited Tanzania for our honeymoon, heading out on safari with Soul Of Tanzania. We began our adventure from the town of Arusha, flying into the Serengeti in a small plane. We then spent a week bumping around on... (c) Expert Vagabond - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Notes on Melbourne: Things I noticed on my annual visit – 2018 Edition

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Every year I return to my home city of Melbourne to see my family and attend to general business and personal duties. I still by default call Melbourne home, even if I haven’t lived here since 2010. I returned last year after an unintended two year absence, and like last year the city continues to change at a rapid pace. The building boom is still on, and there are more new places to eat ... (c) Nomadic Notes - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Leaving Miami and Resuming our Great Loop Cruising Season for 2018!

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Now that our winter RVing season has come to a close and our bus is safely in storage in Texas – it’s time to get back to cruising! Our MINI Roadtrip took us back to Miami where we had left Y-Not after 5 weeks living on the hard to attend to damages from the submerged channel marker and some boat projects & upgrades. Leaving Miami First, the video version of this chapter (at about 15m long) with some cool time lapse video going down the Miami River taken with our new Garmin VIRB camera: Delayed in ... (c) Technomadia - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Granada Smashes Lisbon, Dubrovnik Awaits: Vote Now In The Best City 2018 Final!

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Granada is one round away from doing two things no city ever has in 9 years of The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament: win more than once, and win back-to-back years. But doing well in one round doesn’t help you in the next and Dubrovnik’s supporters are looking to pull off a major upset. Voting begins now and is open through 12pm US EST on Sunday, April 8th. Readers, it’s time to vote! You will need to enter your email address, then click to verify your vote from... (c) foXnoMad - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

How to Have Fun at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

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In my last post about our trip to Universal Orlando Resort I shared with you the awesome day we had at Universal’s Volcano Bay. For the next two days, we moved between Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios and had the time of my life. We had the 3 day multipark pass so we could move between ... (c) y Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Golden Hour at the Taj Mahal

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Festival Recap: Tom Tom Founders Festival 2018

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Charlottesvillians unite! We’ve finally made it to home base #1 for the 2018 season. We’ve spent the last few days sorting, packing, unpacking, and then repacking gear for the tour. We’ve been working on the van a lot too. Roxy finished our backsplash while I organized our gear drawers and made sure that we have all of the toys that we might want this spring. We also had the pleasure of taking ... (c) Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

40 Amazing Costa Rican Animals (Photo Essay)

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40 Amazing Costa Rican Animals (Photo Essay) originally appeared on Green Global Travel. The other day, during a conversation about the places we’ve traveled to and would never re-visit, we were flabbergasted when a friend suggested that Costa Rica had nothing further to offer her. We’ve explored ecotourism in Costa Rica three ... (c) Green Global Travel - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

How You Can Help Create the Next Generation of Responsible Travelers

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Travel gives us perspective, challenges our expectations, and opens the door to new possibilities. It forces us to see the world and ourselves in a more profound way. I believe that it makes us better people. It gives us experience and understanding that you don’t get when you simply stay in your little corner of the world. It’s like that scene... (c) Nomadic Matt's Travel Site - Read entire story here. … [Read more]