guide to national parks

Tips & Tricks

1-Day Guide to 11 National Parks in Europe [Infographic]

7 Dec , 2016  

Drawn into its lively cities, one may often forget that Europe has a wild, pristine side as well. Today’s infographic is about discovering those special places beckoning for your “escape”. Did you know that Europe has no less than 500 national parks? From Oulanka in Russia to Peneda Geres National Park in Portugal, this graphic pins […]

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Europe

Magical Christmas Markets to Visit in Europe This Year

15 Nov , 2016  

Each holiday season we try to come up with suggestions for Christmas markets in Europe. This time we were sent an infographic that splits this year’s must-visit markets into a few interesting categories. More to the point, if you are looking for traditional food and mulled wine, Romania is the place to be. Bucharest has a bohemian […]

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Crazy Accommodation, Europe

Tiny Mountain Shelter in Slovenia Greets Climbers on the Edge

10 Nov , 2016  

Designed for extreme weather conditions, this aluminum&timber alpine retreat is located on the edge of Mount Kanin in Slovenia. The tiny shelter was envisioned by Slovenian studio OFIS Arhitekti and implemented by structural engineers CBD  for the adventurous climbers in the region. “This particular site was chosen because of its 360-degree views over Slovenia and Italy, and spectacular views […]

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Europe, Hidden Places

Travel Back in Time: Visby, a Scandinavian Jewel

30 Oct , 2016  

Visby is a city in the Gotland district, Sweden. It is considered the only historic city on the island of Gotland and the best-preserved medieval city in Scandinavia. Its name comes from the word “vis” that means “sacrifice” in the northern language. Visby is a favorite holiday destination among Scandinavians in summer, receiving tens of thousands of […]

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Tips & Tricks

Sunda, ‘The Most Versatile Tent You Let Your Wild Eyes On’

22 Oct , 2016  

Today we decided to share with you a project named Sunda, a versatile tent and hammock discovered on Kickstarter . We have to say we are big fans of Kickstarter not only for promoting some of the most creative projects around the world, but also for its mission to bring in the spotlight innovative ideas […]

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Hidden Places

The Chocolate Hills, Spotting Legends in the Philippines

21 Oct , 2016  

Beyond clean beaches and crystal waters adored by visitors, you will find some unprecedented geological formations whose origins remain shrouded in mystery. We are now in the island of Bohol, in the Philippines, home of the Chocolate Hills. These original looking formations are a constant factor of doubt when it comes to deciding if they’re […]

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Bibury, England

Europe, Hidden Places

Today’s Idyllic Walk: The Small Village of Bibury, England

17 Oct , 2016  

Let’s go for a walk today through a countryside gem in England! Discover Bibury, a small village located in the hills of the eastern Cotswolds province. Besides the idyllic location, and a fresh green grass greeting you almost all year long, this place stands out thanks to its honey-colored stone buildings. You can reach the main street, […]

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Hidden Places

5 Weird Church Placements Around the Globe

7 Oct , 2016  

It’s not just nature that creates things hard to imagine, but there are also brilliant minds that built the unimaginable. Years pass and a certain building fits so well in its surroundings that makes tourists hardly believe that a man’s hand put it there, rather than thinking the world began exactly like that. This is […]

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Asia, Hidden Places

Zhangye Danxia Landforms, the Perpetual Rainbows of China

30 Sep , 2016  

Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park, also known as Zhangye Danxia (Landform), has become one of the most important sites for landscape photographers and travelers that visit China since it was classified as a national park in 2011. Located near the city of Zhangye (about 30 minutes west by car) in China’s northwestern Gansu province, in […]

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Asia, Hidden Places

Hidden Colorful Pools in Huanglong Scenic Valley, China

20 Sep , 2016  

Today we are sending you to China, to travel the southwest of the country and discover a hypnotizing landscape. We are talking about the Huanglong Scenic Reserve, part of the Huanglong National Park. Even if the conditions are a bit harsh, with an average temperature of 7 degrees Celsius all year round and altitudes that might be […]

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Tips & Tricks

50 Essential Backpacking Tips [Infographic]

14 Sep , 2016  

Hitting the wilderness for some serious walking is a great way to tone the body and sooth the soul. Yes, life can be simpler out in the wild, but with simple pleasures come simple dangers – and, to be less dramatic for a moment, simple discomforts. For example, there’s a right and a wrong way […]

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Asia, Hidden Places

The Beautiful Tree Houses of Kerala, India

27 Aug , 2016  

The state of Kerala (also known as ‘God’s Own Country’) is well known for its diverse nature with backwaters, mountains, beautiful beaches and the continuous developing eco-tourism. Situated in Southern India, this territory is a tropical wonder full of palm trees and wide sandy beaches. It is a narrow strip of coastal land that stretches […]

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Asia, Hidden Places

In Search of Thailand’s Best Beaches: 5 Hotspots

31 Jul , 2016  

In our search for Thailand’s best beaches, we ran across calm and clear waters, small fishing villages, local culture, memorable boat journey and diving adventures. Above everything, we hope this post will provide you with inspiration when it comes to finding your future Thailand escape. And here are 5 hotspots to get you started! 1# Koh […]

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National Parks USA 1-day hike

Tips & Tricks, Travel Inspired

1-Day Guide to 12 National Parks in the USA [Video]

12 Jul , 2016  

Did you know there are no less than 58 National Parks in the USA? We covered some of them on Tourism on the Edge in previous posts, enough to give you an idea of their singular and fascinating character. We were happy to discover this video, which brakes down 12 of the best options to […]

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Hidden Places, South America

The Multicolored Lagoons of Lençóis Maranhenses Park, Brazil

2 Jul , 2016  

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is one of South America’s nature jewels, a remote coastal place where dunes of white sand host multicolored lakes and ponds. Its striking beauty and unique visual composition attracts every year numerous nature photographers and searchers of the genuine Brazil. The park is located in Maranhao state, in northeastern Brazil, stretching between […]

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