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Hidden Places

Seven of the World’s Most Beautiful Colorful Sand Beaches

25 Feb , 2016  

Here is a fascinating example of nature frenzy: prepare to see some of the world’s most colorful sand beaches. Red, green, pink, purple and even black are some of the colors featured in this breathtaking display of nature serenity. Enjoy! GREEN Papakōlea Beach is also known as the Green Sand Beach or Mahana Beach and […]

Europe, Hidden Places

Mittenwald, the Village of a Thousand Violins

23 Mar , 2015  

Located not far from the Austrian town of Innsbruck, in Southern Germany, Mittenwald is an alpine getaway beautifully known as “the Village of a Thousand Violins”. The story behind this name goes back to the 17th century, when the Klotz family begun working their magic for producing fine strings instruments. By the 19th century, violins […]

Get Extreme

Sandboarding, a Rush of Adrenaline Filling Up Arid Spaces

20 Mar , 2012  

Sand boarding is the ultimate thrill when it comes to people with strange passions. Even though this uncommon sport derives from snowboarding, there are few similarities between the two. However, the adrenaline pumps here too, even though this sport is not as risky. Sandboarding was “invented” or first heard of in a city from Brazil […]

Hidden Places, North & Central America

White Sands in New Mexico, a Different Type of Desert

8 Oct , 2011  

Contrary to all beliefs, this is not snow, but a fantastic natural landscape called “White Sands”, located in New Mexico, USA. White Sands is the world’s largest gypsum sand dune field – 275 square miles of fine white sand, spread forming surreal looking white dunes. Visiting Details: “A car is pretty much the only way […]

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Europe, Hidden Places

Marloes Sands, the Thrill of a Solitary Beach

16 Nov , 2010  

Every step becomes a memory, the wind follows every breath in the thrilling symphony of birds. Silent waves caressing the finest sand, painted with the beauty of the skies. A look back shivers with the intensity of the moment, and life gets to become an unworldly experience, where past or future don’t exist, because time […]

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Festivals and Events, Get Cultural

Sand Sculpture Festivals, Creativity Takes Shape

2 Jul , 2010  

The beach and the sand always remind us of our childhood and the endless time spent on giving birth to our imagination, to build castles and mermaids, and in the end to show the stunning creation to our parents. We all are undiscovered artists and some childhood passions still hunt us today. Lately, this hobby […]

Europe

First Zero Emission Ship to Travel Western Norway’s Fjords

1 Jun , 2017  

A new zero-emission passenger vessel is set to offer tourists the chance to experience Western Norway’s spectacular fjords as never before. Launching in April 2018, The Future of the Fjords is silent running, all-electric and emission free ship. It promises to transport passengers not just through a pristine, UNESCO World Heritage listed habitat, but into […]

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Crazy Accommodation

Traditional Mongolian Yurts 2 Hours Drive from London

25 May , 2017  

Located on the edge of woodland, 2 hours drive from London, Barefoot Yurts can be regarded as the ultimate getaway. The owners of this place  overlooking Breede Valley decided to upgrade the idea of family camping. Two traditional Mongolian yurts are the highlight of this accommodation spot in East Essex. The units are rented together, as one […]

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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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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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Crazy Accommodation

Banksy opens Walled Off Hotel next to the Bethlehem Wall

14 Apr , 2017  

Walled Off Hotel is a new daring project from the British anonymous street artist called Banksy, a space recently opened in Palestine, one of the most complicated conflict areas in the world. Israeli tourists are welcomed in the hotel, as one of Banksy’s goals is to open an unconventional dialogue between the two parts. The nine-room […]

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Get Extreme, North & Central America

Sliding Active: Volcano Boarding Nicaragua

3 Mar , 2017  

Lakes, volcano and beaches ‘dot’ the landscape of Nicaragua, set between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea in Central America. While searching for things to do there, we ran across volcano boarding. Maybe not the most thrilling experience you will have around an active volcano, but a distinctive one to say the least. The Cerro […]

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Tips & Tricks, Travel Inspired

How to Pack Smart For a Backpacking Adventure Through Asia

27 Feb , 2017  

Backpacking through Asia should be a life changing experience, but if you don’t pack accordingly it might change your mood and physical well-being and simply make you switch your holiday plans. Travelers all around the world have their own idea of what the essentials are, and it’s usually a bit different from person to person. […]

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Crazy Accommodation

8 Safari Lodges in Africa or How to Wake Up in Wonderland

17 Dec , 2016  

An escape to a warm climate during winter is a traveler’s dream. In this post, let your mind escape to Africa, right in the middle of the jungle, within the exotic nature and giant, but friendly animals. Give this experience a chance to take you away from the tall buildings and bring you back to yourself. […]

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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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