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A Thrilling Winter Accommodation Experience: Arctic SnowHotel in Rovaniemi, Finland

7 Nov , 2014  

The Arctic SnowHotel is located in the Arctic Circle, near Rovaniemi, in Lapland, Finland. Once you get there, an incredible white world reveals in front of your eyes, digging through all senses, opening a new perception about space. Often referred to as being an “exotic” destination (only if we turn our thermometer upside down), at […]

Europe, Hidden Places

Filzmoos, Austria: Skiing, Snowboarding and Sweet Balloon Rides

15 Nov , 2012  

Filzmoos is an alpine village located within the district of St. Johann im Pongau in the state of Salzburg, Austria (relatively close to Hallstatt), perfect for a mountain getaway. The views it offers seem taken from childhood postcards and brought to life with the help of the fascinated groups visiting this place all year round. […]

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Sapporo Snow Festival, Where Ice Becomes Art

29 Jun , 2010  

Sometimes we don’t have the eyes to see real opportunities regarding nature’s gifts, a chance to use natural resources for promoting international relations. Fortunately, we found that cultural diversity, artistic works, unusual shapes and impressive sculptures are some of the specialties of an unique annual event which is reliable for such connections, The Snow Festival […]

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Crazy Accommodation, Europe

Tiny Mountain Shelter in Slovenia Greets Climbers on the Edge

19 Feb , 2017  

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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Cozy, with Icing On Top: Igloo Hotel, Switzerland

23 Dec , 2016  

Each year, Iglu-Dorf hotel comes to life during the winters in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. It is one of the seven hotels of this kind in the whole world and it is entirely made with the help of a few enthusiastic people. Almost 3000 tons of snow are forming these igloo-like apartments. Rooms sometimes include works […]

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Get Extreme

15 Skywalks and Dazzling High Altitude Platforms Around the World

13 May , 2016  

New perspectives are always a part of the seemingly almighty traveling experience. Without taking things lightly, these breathtaking skywalks and viewing platforms around the world will give you a genuine feel of what it’s like to be “walking on sunshine”. Just imagine speed running up a mountain (unfortunately some of the mountain itineraries have recently […]

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Crazy Accommodation

Glass Cabin in the Dolomites Encourages Mountain Stargazing

23 Mar , 2016  

Starlight Room is one of the nicest surprises this year regarding unconventional accommodation in the mountains. This tiny cabin is located in the stunning Dolomite mountains in northern Italy. Set at an altitude of 2,055 meters, it features glass walls and a transparent ceiling built on a wood structure. The cabin sits at Col Gallina, twenty kilometers away from […]

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Europe, Hidden Places

14 Small European Towns and Villages To Visit in 2016

10 Feb , 2016  

Dear independent traveler, since you decided to hit the road this year, we would like to contribute with some suggestions. Here are 14 special small European towns and villages to visit in 2016! Some of these travel destinations were part of our experiences on the road, other are taken from our future “travel trajectories”. We see traveling […]

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Hidden Places, North & Central America

Nature Up-Close: Best National Parks in the U.S. for Hiking

30 Sep , 2015  

Since many happy campers read our small blog, we decided to remind you of 5 United States National Parks (some are more known than others) that we consider ideal for mountain activities, especially hiking. This is a subjective choice; needless to say, all the national parks in the US are special and worth exploring step by step. […]

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Get Extreme

10 Activities You Must Experience in the Himalayas

5 Feb , 2015  

The dramatic Himalayan chain is one of the world’s most admired international travel spots, with interesting activities awaiting to be explored. The natural grandeur of the mountains, the people, abundant wildlife, and even its remoteness, has drawn millions of tourists in the past 10 years. Himalaya is not just your average type of mountain resort. […]

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Get Extreme

Cody Townsend’s Epic Ski Trail in the Alaska Tordrillos Mountain Range [Video]

11 Dec , 2014  

Red Bull Media House, in association with MSP Films, presents  DAYS OF MY YOUTH, a new film that examines every skier’s lifelong affinity for the sport. Cody Townsend takes big mountain skiing to an entirely new level, straight-lining one of the gnarliest vertical chutes deep in the Alaska Tordrillos Mountain Range, earning himself the “Best […]

Europe, Hidden Places

Traveling to Santa Claus Village, Lapland: Christmas Traditions in Finland

6 Nov , 2014  

Reindeers, husky sleigh rides, ice sculptures and glowing Christmas trees add up to the magic of Santa Claus Village (located north of Rovaniemi), the place where Christmas feels most at home. Traveling to Rovaniemi, Lapland in Finland for Christmas is more rewarding when equipped with some general information regarding the country’s traditions. Christmas in Finland […]

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Step Into The Void: Chamonix Skywalk in the French Alps

20 Dec , 2013  

Step Into The Void is Europe’s newest mountain skywalk, scenically positioned at the top of the Aiguille du Midi peak, near Chamonix, south-east France. Said to be inspired by the Grand Canyon Skywalk, this vertigo-inducing installation consists a minimalist glass box, with a see-through bottom, offering unobstructed panoramic views of the French Alps. Not only […]

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15 Crazy Ideas for Bringing Nature Inside and Around a Cozy Home

7 Oct , 2013  

Bringing nature into your home can be easier than you think. It`s not about planting trees in the middle of your hallway, but more about creating that feeling of freedom you have when you are somewhere out there, with no worries to cloud your day. With no further ado, here are some original ideas that […]

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Asia, Hidden Places

Nature Frenzy: Underwater Forest in Kaindy Lake, Kazakhstan

27 Aug , 2013  

  This underwater forest in Kaindy Lake, Kazakhstan brings a whole new dimension to the concept of “walking through the forest”. At 6 degrees Celsius (the highest temperature this lake can reach during summer time), a “walk” can only be imagined in a high-insulating swim suit. According to Amusing Planet, the sunken forest is part […]

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