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Asia, Hidden Places

Second Most Challenging Trekking Region in the World: Annapurna, Nepal

6 Jun , 2012  

Annapurna is a scenic mountain section in Nepal, home to thirteen peaks over 7000 meters ((22,970 ft) and to Annapurna I summit, with its 8,091 meters (26,545 ft). Hiking, trekking and climbing in Annapurna go back a few decades. The first expedition successfully reaching Annapurna I in 1950 was led by Maurice Herzog. The conquest was a […]

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Tips & Tricks, Travel Inspired

10 Tips on How To Improve Your Traveling Experience- Open List

4 Jun , 2012  

When was the last time you had a holiday to remember?  Exciting and memorable traveling usually happens if you try a bit in having a meaningful contribution. Planing a trip does not take very long and could lead to some incredible results. Here are 10 small tips that you should keep in mind for an […]

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Crazy Accommodation

16 Colorful Tent Designs That Will Rock Your Camping World

1 Jun , 2012  

These wacky tent designs are not the way to scare off a bear, nor will they grant you better sleep. But they will definitely stand out in the crowd and cause some awareness. Found on Fieldcandy, a design-led brand of tents, the crazy-looking accommodation units are promised to “keep you as dry in the rain […]

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Get Cultural

Nature As a Way of Expression: Rice Field Art in Japan [VIDEO]

30 May , 2012  

Rice field art or tanbo art is a Japanese project originated in the village of Inakadate, Aomori in the Tōhoku region. It all started in 1993 when the locals searched for a way to revitalize their village and to develop tourism. After they realized that cultivating rice is an old tradition in the area, the […]

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Europe, Hidden Places

Deepest Indoor Swimming Pool in the World: Nemo 33

26 May , 2012  

Nemo 33 is an ingenious complex designed by John Beernaerts, located in Brussels, Belgium. It is considered the deepest indoor swimming pool in the world, having a maximum depth of 33 meters and containing approximately 2.5 million liters. Highly filtered spring water is used to fill up this deep swimming pool. The water is maintained […]

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Asia, Hidden Places

Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan, A Witness of Early Buddhism

25 May , 2012  

Bamiyan Valley is situated in the region of Hazarajat, central Afghanistan, at an altitude of about 2500 m. With an outstanding history and a strategic placement in the Middle East, the Bamiyan Valley is considered as one of the most visited places in Afghanistan. The main reason that most people visit this valley are the […]

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Europe, Hidden Places

Český Krumlov, a Bohemian Town from the Middle Ages

24 May , 2012  

Český Krumlov is a small city in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic and is well known for its fine architecture and art of the historic old town. In 1992, Old Český Krumlov has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and was given this status along with the historic Prague […]

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Europe, Hidden Places

Scenic Village in the Swiss Alps: Gimmelwald

24 May , 2012  

“If heaven isn’t what it’s cracked up to be, send me back to Gimmelwald.” (Rick Steves) Gimmelwald is a beautiful mountain village located in Bernese Highlands region of Switzerland, on the western side of Weisse Lutschine valley just above Stechelberg. It’s a perfect place for Alp-aholics because it offers incredible views with majestic cliffs, colorful […]

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Get Extreme

Base Jumping or How to Defy All Human Limits

23 May , 2012  

B.A.S.E. jumping, also sometimes written as BASE jumping, is a dangerous activity that involves an impressive amount of courage and an exaggerated will for adventure. The sport employs an initially packed parachute to jump from fixed objects. “B.A.S.E.” is an acronym that stands for four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump: buildings, […]

Hidden Places, North & Central America

The 58 National Parks in the United States (2): Arches and Badlands

23 May , 2012  

Arches National Park is located outside of Moab, in eastern Utah, and it is well known for preserving over 2000 natural sandstone arches. The most representative landmark of the park is Delicate Arch, a 16 m freestanding natural arch which became a symbol for the state of Utah. Its highest elevation measures 1,723 m and the surface […]

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Hidden Places, North & Central America

The 58 National Parks in the United States (part 1): Arcadia and American Samoa

22 May , 2012  

Arcadia National Park is located in Maine, in the North-Eastern part of the US and covers a large portion of Mount Desert Island and other small but beautiful islands. Including amazing woods, pristine lakes and a part of the Atlantic ocean shore, Arcadia National Park is a treat for the eyes of the visitor. Its […]

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Europe, Hidden Places

Seven Sisters Chalk Cliffs in England, An Epic Escape

21 May , 2012  

Seven Sisters are a series of chalk cliffs situated in East Sussex, between the towns of Seaford and Eastbourne in southern England. Usually, people confuse them with the White Cliffs of Dover, a more famous “picture to the sea”. Because of their impressive shapes and breathtaking views from the top of their peaks, in time, […]

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Get Cultural

A Striking Modern Sculpture: Expansion by Paige Bradley

21 May , 2012  

Expansion is the name of an impressive art project envisioned by Paige Bradley, an artist whose work is said to be focused on tensions and liberations: “I feel most of our emotions are locked into a existential cocoon. My sculptures show the human race as a singular individual searching for connection but finding only alienation.” […]

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Get Extreme

Rock Climbing, a Breaking-Limits Experience

21 May , 2012  

Rock climbing is a sport in which participants climb up or across natural rock formations, in order to reach a formation or the endpoint of a pre-defined route. It is important to say that this kind of sport is not for everyone, and those who are “meeting” a wall  for the first time should be […]

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Europe, Hidden Places

Giant’s Causeway, a Rampart Standing Before the Fury of the Atlantic

17 May , 2012  

Said to be the result of a massive volcanic eruption, Giant’s Causeway is a place of scenic views and impressive basalt columns in  Northern Ireland, about two miles (3 km) away from Bushmills town. When you travel here,  be aware of the strong waves, as they might get you soaked without any previous warning. Giant’s […]

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