How I Became Irish: Claiming Dual Citizenship By Descent

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Claiming Irish Citizenship by Descent Travel Tips The Irish love to travel. So for years, whenever I met someone from Ireland during my adventures around the world, I’d proudly proclaim to them over a few beers that “I’m Irish too!” Apparently, I learned much later, the Irish hate this. Whoops! The United States is a country of immigrants, and most of us lack a truly long family history here. So we... (c) Expert Vagabond - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

My Travels to Dakhla, Western Sahara: Straight Into the Unknown

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Imagine an eerily quiet town in North Africa, set at the edge of the Sahara Desert, right in the middle of an impossibly narrow peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. Imagine a harsh and constant 40 kmh wind blowing into your face, with sand flying around, caught up in the gusts, and going straight into your eyes and mouth. Looking around, you find empty intersections and very few vehicles on the streets, and you quickly notice ... (c) Wandering Earl - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Nicosia – the divided capital of Cyprus

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During my trip to Cyprus I included a stay in Nicosia. Most visitors do day trips from the coastal resorts, but I wanted to stay and have a proper look around. Its inland location wipes out any interest of visiting for most foreign tourists, who come to Cyprus for sand and sea holidays. I’m more of a city person, so the prospect of staying in... (c) Nomadic Notes - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Having a BALL in St. Augustine, Florida

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There was no doubt that we’d be stopping in St. Augustine on our way north – it’s been a stop we’ve looked forward to for quite a while. So after a nicely balanced visit to Marineland, we were ready cruise northward up the ICW. But first, the video version: The Cruise and our FIRST Mooring Ball It was a short and lovely 16. 2 nautical mile cruise up to St. Augustine. We had actually planned an anchoring night along the way at Ft. Matanzas – but afternoon thundershowers had been pretty fierce lately. Local knowledge informed us that the... (c) Technomadia - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

These Photos Of Beirut Tell You Nothing And Everything About Lebanon’s Capital

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Beirut is one of the most interesting cities I’ve ever been to. It is a city that works but absolutely shouldn’t – with the shouldn’t part being particularly easy to overlook. Along Corniche Beirut, the Mediterranean Sea is both doorway and barrier; a reminder of how connected Beirut, Lebanon is to the world while concurrently dangling on the edge of... (c) foXnoMad - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Goat Yoga: How to Have A Joyful Experience in the Finger Lakes NY

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I’m not completely sure as to why goat yoga is becoming a trendy thing to do. It feels like it defeats the point of yoga, which is to be one with body, mind, spirit. When you’re in warrior two and a Momma goat saunters between your legs and nearly topples you over, you aren’t ... (c) y Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Café in Shamrock, Texas

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The post Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Café in Shamrock, Texas appeared first on LandLopers. (c) LandLopers - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

South East Asia’s Most Overrated Destinations.

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South East Asia is one of the most popular regions in the world for backpackers heading off on their gap year, and in general has a well deserved reputation that draws travellers to it time and time again. But not every part of the region is deserving of that adulation and there are some parts of south east Asia that are overrated in the extreme. Here are just some of my choices for the most overrated destinations in south east Asia. I absolutely love south east Asia, I really do... (c) Bemused Backpacker - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Festival Recap: Gauley Fest 2018

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The paddling world is easing its collective hangover this week.  Gauley Fest 2018 has come to a close. Although, there will be more whitewater releases on the Gauley through the end of October. Each year on the third Saturday of September, thousands of whitewater enthusiasts from all over the country converge on Summersville, West ... (c) Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Top 25 Things To Do in Malaysia for Nature Lovers

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Malaysia is one of my favorite countries– a place I fell in love with the first time I visited. When people ask me why, I normally start talking and never stop. I mean, what’s not to like? There are so many things to do in Malaysia, including exploring modern cities and tiny villages, a cuisine that ranks among the best in Asia, and an incredibly diverse culture. Wandering around Kuala Lumpur or Georgetown, you’ll glimpse the onion domes of mosques, smell incense floating out of Buddhist temples and jasmine from flower garlands outside Hindu temples. In Borneo, you’ll have ... (c) Green Global Travel - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Gaudi’s Barcelona: A Unique Way to See the City

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Updated: 9/9/18 | September 9th, 2018 You can’t visit Barcelona without seeing Gaudi’s influence everywhere you go. He’s the city’s most famous architect helped shape the design of the city during its booming 19th and early 20th century. His influence still shapes the city today. Born in 1852, Anton Gaudí ... (c) Nomadic Matt's Travel Site - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The UK’s Best National Parks for Hiking

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Snowdonia (photo: Robert J Heath) The UK is one of the best countries in Europe for hiking. Thousands of walking routes can be found across the country in many beautiful spots. National Parks such as the Peak District, Exmoor and Snowdonia offer incredible hiking routes and give lovers of the outdoors some of the best places to enjoy a walk in the countryside. If you’re looking at enjoying the best natural beauty the UK has so offer, exploring some of these areas is a must. ... (c) GoBackpacking - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

London to Shropshire: Tales from a Road Trip

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Wanting to take advantage of the final days of summer, my friends and I ditched London for country life in Shropshire for a few days. Among the five of us, only Elsa and Howard had already been to Shropshire on a number of occasions. Elsa actually grew up in this neck of the woods &#... (c) The Culture Map - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The Hariphunchai Kingdom – Before Thailand Was Thailand

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Before there was a Thailand, there was the Mon-speaking Dvaravati culture, which migrated from what is today Myanmar. The Dvaravati occupied present-day central and northern Thailand, and their seat of power was the central city of of Nakhon Pathom. One of the earliest cultures to reside in Southeast Asia, it lasted from around the 6th to the 11th century. Dvaravati was not so much a civilization as a ... (c) Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Luxury Cultural Touring in Beirut & Beyond

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Once considered the Paris of the Middle East, Beirut, Lebanon’s bustling capital, is re-emerging as a premier luxury destination with many cultural offerings for travelers. Beirut has been inhabited for more than 5,000 years and its long history can be seen today in the trove of ancient artifacts, gold jewelry, Byzantine mosaics and Phoenician antiquities at the National Museum of Beirut. The city itself is an intriguing blend of old and new. Ancient ... (c) Artisans of Leisure – Luxury Travel Blog – Artisans of Leisure - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The most incredible Maldives villas

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The islands of the Maldives are a destination that attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world Many travel enthusiasts dream of someday flying to the Maldives, they are considered one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Turquoise blue water,  green palms and white sandy beaches describe this paradise on earth just (c) Luxury Travel Tips and Vacation Ideas - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

5 books to take on holiday – Autumn 2018 Edition

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I love finding new books to read – and believe it or not, I have not converted to Kindle. I know half the world has, but I love real books and more often than not, I just leave them behind when I travel, so others can enjoy the book too. I have been asked countless times what I am reading – and before you get excited, I like simple beach reads most times. Easy, not too complex – the equivalent of a rom com. Here are ... (c) Mrs. O Around the World – a luxury travel blog by Ana Silva O'Reilly - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Yes, Macau is Magical

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I knew my Macau itinerary was going to be a good time from the moment I arrived. As I exited the ferry terminal toward the city, palm trees swaying in the blue sky above me, I hopped into a cab blaring a Portuguese-language power ballad that must’ve sounded dated even in the 80s. “You see Macau old buildings,” he said as he flicked his cigarette butt out the window, confirming that he understood... (c) Leave Your Daily Hell - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Washing Out the Dust of Everyday Life: An Art Route Through Florida

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SaveSaveSaveIt was Pablo Picasso who said “art washes out the dust from everyday life.”But it was Florida who turned that from a laundry chore into bathing in an iridescent sea.An Art Route Along Florida's Gulf CoastSkip down for the shortlist...Florida’s beaches, and of course her waterways, are well known and well loved.Even the names describe them: Crystal River, Clearwater.But what’s less well known, to me at least, was the cascading art you can find along the road.And, how easy and free it is to pull over and reach the sea.SaveSaveSaveTwo weeks in Florida... (c) Inside the Travel Lab - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of September 22, 2018 By Josh Garrick

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Categories: Best OfTravelingBody: “Josh Recommends” for the Week of September 22, 2018 By Josh Garrick  CONGRATULATIONS to “TASTE! -- CENTRAL FLORIDA”  On Saturday, September 8 a lot of wonderfully generous people came together in a local event, featuring local chefs and beverage vendors for a most necessary local cause. IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE that one in five children goes to bed HUNGRY in Central Florida, but “Taste! Central Florida” is the annual celebration of FOOD that comes together to raise funds for childhood hunger relief, and it was just announced that over $250,000 was raised on September 8 with 100% of ... (c) Wandering Educators - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

20 Photos that will inspire you to visit Tikal National Park, Guatemala

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Tikal National Park in Guatemala The ancient temples found in Tikal National Park are arguably the most impressive in all of Central America. The park is one of the largest and most impressive archaeological sites of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It’s estimated to have had a peak population of 100,000 to 200,000. Tikal National Park is one of the few UNESCO World Heritage sites that’s listed under both ... (c) Traveling Canucks - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Route 66 in Arizona: Detours, Kitsch and Natural Wonders

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This is the leg of Route 66 that everyone dreams about. It’s perhaps the most iconic stretch of the Mother Road and the one most popular with day-trippers from either Las Vegas or California. In fact, there’s so much to say about Route 66 in Arizona that I’m not quite sure where to start. The result will be a post that may seem a little rambling and out of order, but believe me, it’s the one post in my Route 66 series you don’t want to skip. Great Outdoors It seemed strange to me... (c) LandLopers - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Garuda landed in Bali: Larger than the Statue of Liberty

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It was a great weekend not only for the Bali Travel and Tourism Industry. The new pride of Indonesia is taller than the Statue of Liberty. A tourist attraction, a national symbol of greatness and unity, a giant conference and meeting venue and without argument the new number one landmark of Bali visible to anyone... (c) Travel News | eTurboNews - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Langogo Is the Perfect Pocket-sized Language Translator for Travelers

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Remember those old-school TVs in the 80s with the built-in VCR? Inevitably, the VCR was always some off-brand model that stopped working after three months, leaving you with an oversized mediocre television with a bolted-on, non-functioning slot to store your morning toast. This is how I’ve always felt about combination devices. More often than not, they’re good — but not ... (c) Vagabondish - Read entire story here. … [Read more]