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Europe, Hidden Places

Most Adventurous Beach in Spain: Playa de Las Catedrales

25 Jun , 2014  

Playa de Las Catedrales (literally translated as Beach of the Cathedrals and officially named Praia de Augas Santas) makes for an interesting beach escape. This is due to its many arches and caves, which can be seen and explored during low tide (approximately from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). In your 300 meter walk, you […]

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Get Cultural

Band Playing Ice Sculpted Instruments Animates Lapland

9 Feb , 2014  

These ice sculpted instruments by musical group Ice Music take the idea of unconventional concerts to a whole new level. According to Bored Panda, the band’s songs are unconventionally played on guitars, violins, xylophones and cellos, all hand-carved in ice by Ice Music’s founder Tim Linhart. After being carefully designed and sculpted, the “ICEstruments” are […]

Get Extreme

Playful and Adventurous: Swing at the End of the World

13 Dec , 2013  

We do not always feel like admitting this to ourselves, but traveling has much to do with escaping. And this Swing at the end of the World is our idea of a perfect nature escape. Located in the Ecuadorian wilderness, the swing is reachable by hiking up the path to Bellavista from the edge of […]

Antarctica, Hidden Places

Frozen Waves, a Unique Nature Display in Antarctica

23 Nov , 2012  

We had a few posts here on ice caves and ice hotels and we figured since we started a trend anyway, we should continue with something no less spectacular: ice waves. This unique phenomenon occurs in Antarctica, so if you’re ever in a wild expedition near Earth’s southernmost continent, you may come across it. According […]

Europe, Hidden Places

120 Bikes Displayed on Wacky Shop Facade in Altlandsberg, Germany

10 Jun , 2012  

Cheaper than an advertising billboard and in this case, more effective, the owners of this bike shop in Altlandsberg, Germany decided to hang 120 bicycles on the main facade. Who could anticipate that the beautiful historic town of Altlandsberg, located not far from Berlin would catch so much media attention due to an unusual bike […]

Eat & Chill

Playful Dining: Yellow Treehouse Restaurant in New Zealand

8 Mar , 2011  

The Yellow Treehouse Restaurant is located in Auckland, New Zealand and was designed by architects Peter Eising and Lucy Gauntlett from Pacific Environments Architects. There is room at the tables for 18 people in this original looking restaurant (plus the waiters); the kitchen and facilities are situated on the ground. Access is provided by a […]

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Crazy Accommodation

Eco-Hosteling with a Smile: Stayokay Vondelpark Amsterdam

2 Jun , 2017  

Close to the heart of Amsterdam, Vondelpark welcomes you inside through its majestic gates. The song of the birds guides you further on the right, to the Stayokay Hostel. The rooms have a chic, minimalist design, ready to adore. Your alarm clock has no use since the birds make sure to play their best symphonies […]

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North & Central America

Five Kid-Friendly Hikes Near Las Vegas​​ [Guest Post]

12 May , 2017  

All around Las Vegas lie areas of breathtaking natural beauty, offering families with young children the easy opportunity to explore unspoiled wilderness without traveling great distances. To compose this list, I tapped the memories of three experts: my children, who spent much of their childhoods hiking Southwestern trails with me. These came up as the […]

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Get Cultural

French Artist Uses Hyper-Realistic Murals to Revive City Walls

11 May , 2017  

French artist Patrick Commecy and his team of muralists from A.Fresco like to create a totally new perception of reality. They are transforming cold and faded facades around France into remarkable 3D mural paintings full of life and creativity. Commecy is using a technique called trompe-l’œil, through which balconies, windows, walls and tiles become scenes of […]

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Tips & Tricks

How to Protect Your Android While Traveling

6 May , 2017  

When traveling, we are overwhelmed by new and exciting events. In these moments of escape, keeping our smartphone protected is the last of our worries. Which is why for today we decided to be a little tech-conscious and find an easy fix to this issue. Because smartphones are like small computers, they can be easily hacked. […]

Europe, Travel Journals

Skogar to Thorsmork Hike, Iceland: What You Need to Know

5 May , 2017  

It often happens that one adventure triggers the next. We were hiking the outlandish volcano formations in Westman Islands, Iceland, when this lovely Czech-Swedish couple told us about the Skogar to Thorsmork hike, “the best they ever did”. We knew them enough to trust their nature skills and mountain tastes, so we decided to take […]

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Get Cultural, People

An Uplifting Project: Camelback Library in Mongolia

26 Apr , 2017  

Most remote villages in the Gobi desert, Mongolia as described as dreary and uninviting. Children often get an education out of playing with dirt and pebbles in a place where books are almost entirely inaccessible. Luckily, there is a hero to this fragile, way too familiar story. His name is Dashdondog Jamba, publisher and translator […]

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Europe, Tips & Tricks, Travel Inspired

9 Engaging Things to do in Porto on a Budget

12 Apr , 2016  

One month of living in Porto (Portugal) is enough to make you nostalgic for life. This city is both bohemian and hard working, imposing, yet extremely friendly. If you are planning a trip to Porto, consider yourself lucky: you are in for a treat. To make things easier, we listed a few things you can […]

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Get Cultural

Underwater Photography Exhibition in Florida [VIDEO]

9 Apr , 2016  

In 2010, Austrian photographer Andreas Franke started working on The Sinking World, a long-term project intended to merge sea life and art photography. The artist organizes photo exhibitions in unlikely settings— underwater shipwrecks or in the middle of coral reefs. The famous Vandenberg shipwreck (purposely sunk off the Florida Keys to become artificial reef) is home to the […]

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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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