Asia, Hidden Places

Reed Flute Cave, an Underground Fairyland in China

9 Sep , 2011  

The Reed Flute Cave, also known as “the Palace of Natural Arts”, is a natural limestone cave situated in the northwest of  Guilin City, China. It is said that locals gave this name from the reeds growing outside it, as they were used for making flutes. With a length of 240 meters, the cave is […]

Hidden Places

Rainbows In The Dark [10 Rare Captures]

9 Sep , 2011  

Even though they are rare, they are not a myth. All it takes for a rainbow in the dark to be seen is a full moon, rain/water and being in the right place at the right time. For this post, we gathered 10 lovely photos taken during such happy circumstances. Most of them are taken […]

Hidden Places, North & Central America

Experience Hiking in a Fascinating Canyon: The Zion Narrows

6 Aug , 2011  

The Zion Narrows is a fascinating canyon section situated in Zion National Park (near Springdale, Utah, USA), on the North Fork of the Virgin River.With its soaring walls, sandstone grottoes, hanging gardens and natural springs, the Zion Narrows is one of the premier hikes on the Colorado Plateau. Having a 6 km long section between […]

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Travel Inspired, Travel Journals

Expedition Lofoten: 2 Weeks Above the Polar Circle

31 May , 2011  

For years, I’ve been charmed by Scandinavia. I love the languages, the people always seemed beautiful and last but certainly not least: the scenery is amazing. We’ve been to Norway on our first trip, in the west of the country, but decided to do something different in 2010. Going to the polar circle, a mythical border between warm and ice cold, and even crossing it, seemed like a crazy idea when we first thought of it. We thought we would need special clothes, buy special camping gear, and who knows what else, but all that turned out to be false. We were also drawn to the concept of the Midnight Sun, which occurs there in the summer: the sun actually never went down when we were there. When we finally googled ‘Lofoten’, we were sold: we’re definitely going there.I spent months setting up the perfect route, planning every little piece of the way to see the most beautiful places of the region in a limited amount of time. We had 13 days of spare time, minus the days we would spend traveling, that left about 10 days of Lofoten-goodness.

Europe, Hidden Places

Mysterious Abbey in Kalyazin, the Remains of a Sunk Historic Region

8 Apr , 2011  

Image Credit Flickr User Basykes Seen on Kuriositas, the abbey in the Russian city of Kalyazin, located on the Volga river is both mysterious and intriguing. Makaryevsky monastery stands tall in the middle of an artificial lake and seems like a deserted lighthouse with an architecture reminiscent of past centuries. The story behind this “monument” […]

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Get Cultural

Improvised Nature Symphony [Video]

7 Apr , 2011  

We ran across this incredible ad on Creative Monkeys which left us staring at the monitor for quite some time after the movie finished. Morihiro Harano came up with the concept of creating a giant wood xylophone in order to promote a phone with a wooden housing. The installation is memorable, and so are the […]

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Get Extreme

Climbing Down Into an Active Volcano [Video]

4 Apr , 2011  

In october 2010, the volcanologist Geoff Mackley came up with the crazy idea of descending into the Marum volcano which was active at that time. He gathered a team and went to Ambryum Island, Vanuatu, in an extreme adventure to approach as much as they could of the boiling caldera. To document the furious lava […]

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Africa, Hidden Places

Nature can Sting: Tsingy Needle Formations in Madagascar [Video]

2 Apr , 2011  

by photographer Stephen Alvarez The Tsingy Formations are located in northern Madagascar and they are a world renowned natural reserve. Imagine a miniature world, lost somewhere on a calcareous coast, composed of stone needles resembling daggers which rise up 30 meters above the ground and you will get a glimpse of what the Tsingy Formations […]

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Australia and Oceania, Hidden Places

Deliver A Postcard From the World’s First Underwater Post Office

31 Mar , 2011  

The Underwater Post Office is situated in Vanuatu, an island nation located in South Pacific Ocean that consists of 82 small, geologically newer islands. The post office is just three meters below the surface and only 50 meters offshore the Port Villa, on Highway Island. Since its opening in 2003, approximately 100,000 visitors have posted […]

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Art Installation Linking People from London&New York in Real Time: Telectroscope [VIDEO]

27 Mar , 2011  

Even if many of you probably already heard about the Telectroscope, this great invention captured our attention and we thought of sharing it. Although it had a short existence (May-June 2008), it is a famous creation that consisted in outdoor interactive video installations linking London (near Tower Bridge) and New York (Brooklyn Bridge). It was […]

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1800 Pop-Up Books, an Exhibition [Video]

25 Mar , 2011  

Pop-Up Books are known worldwide for their fascinating design. Flipping pages and discovering three-dimensional characters, buildings and so on makes for a fun readers’ experience, both for children and adults. Bowdoin College from Brunswick, USA has a collection of over 1,800 pop-up books and they will all be on display this spring as part of […]

Europe, Hidden Places

20 Photos of Colorful Tulip Fields in the Netherlands

24 Mar , 2011  

Tulip fields have always been a subject of fascination. For today we gathered a few photos that showcase their intriguing, extra-colorful spectacle. But you should know tulips are not the only flowers that can cause this animated effect. According to Holland.nl, the flower-watching season in the Netherlands begins “ in March with crocuses, followed by […]

Eat & Chill

Restaurant Carved in Rock: Cova d’en Xoroi, Spain

22 Mar , 2011  

This is Cova d’en Xoroi, known to locals simply as the “Caves“: an impressive restaurant, romantically placed inside the beautiful cliffs of Cala n’Porter, on the southern coastof Menorca, a spectacular Spanish Island. Touched by history and always washed by the sea, this is a cave dug in mythology, full of corners waiting to be […]

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Book Sculptures Portraying Famous Personalities at Dutch Book Week

21 Mar , 2011  

Written Portraits was achieved by agency Van Wanter Etcetera in collaboration with Souverein, who came up with the artworks below. Here is a short campaign description: Each year CPNB (CollectivePromotion Dutch Literature) organises the Dutch Book Week to promote Dutchliterature. And every year a specific genre is being profiled. This year the(auto) biography is featured. […]

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World’s Highest Via Ferrata: Mountain Torq , Malaysia

21 Mar , 2011  

The Mountain Torq Via Ferrata is located at 3,776 meters above sea level and has been certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s highest “via ferrata” (Italian for “road with iron”).  It is positioned near to the summit of Mount Kinabalu (4,095 m), the highest point on the island of Borneo in East Malaysia […]

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