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Crazy Accommodation

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. […]

Get Cultural

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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Hidden Places

Guadix Cave Houses in Spain Revive Troglodyte Living

13 Jun , 2017  

Since Moorish times, half of this city’s population (called by the locals “troglodytes”) live in underground spaces made by human hand. Welcome to Guadix, a town in Europe made up of cave houses carved in tuff rock. Guadix is situated in southern Spain, in the Andalusian province of Granada, on an elevated plateau along the foothills of the […]

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Europe, Hidden Places

Austrian Valley Turns into Underwater Park During Summer

26 May , 2017  

Grüner See (Green Lake) is a beautiful green colored lake situated near Tragoess village, in southeast Austria. The lake is surrounded by the snowed peaks of Hochschwab Mountains and forests that create a place of fantastic beauty, perfect for hiking and mountain adventures. But that is not the only reason why we are sharing this […]

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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, 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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Crazy Accommodation

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 this Year

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 […]

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