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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

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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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

First Underwater Winery Opens in Croatia

9 May , 2017  

We have a soft spot for one-of-a-kind travel experiences. The first underwater winery recently opened for tourists in Croatia mixes diving with wine tasting. A strange enough merger to draw a lot of attention. The underwater winery is located one hour north of Dubrovnik, in the town of Drače on the Pelješac Peninsula. Travelers who […]

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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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North & Central America

Giant Floating Iceberg Greets Fishing Village in Canada

22 Apr , 2017  

This small fishing village in Ferryland, on Canada’s East Coast recently became dwarfed by a giant blue iceberg floating off-shore. The iceberg is 150 feet tall (about 45 meters), counting of course only the part that you can see. It is now in shallow water and stagnant, so it might remain here for a while. Its […]

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Hidden Places

9 Caves Around the World That Dazzle the Human Mind

21 Mar , 2017  

#1.  Hang Son Doong Cave, Vietnam Hang Son Doong cave is located in Quang Binh province, Vietnam and is currently known as the largest cave in the world.  It is said that the cave was discovered in 1991 by a local man named Ho Khanh, but nobody dared to explore it until 2009, when the […]

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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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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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Asia

China Inaugurates World’s Highest Bridge [Video]

4 Jan , 2017  

Designed by a team of Chinese engineers, the Beipanjiang Bridge is now officially the world’s highest bridge, suspended 564 metres above the Beipan River in mountainous southwest China. Since 8 of the Globe’s 10 highest bridges are in China, this news may not come as a surprise. According to Dezeen, the new constructions (open just before the […]

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Hidden Places

Hot River of Hveragerði, Iceland: What You Need to Know

31 Dec , 2016  

As you start going south from Reykjavik, the small Icelandic town of Hveragerði should be your first stop. Aside from the famous greenhouses where even bananas are grown (!), the place is know for its high geothermal activity. Probably the most striking “feature” of this hidden gem is the river that crosses the village. It is […]

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Europe

Magical Christmas Markets to Visit in Europe This Year

15 Nov , 2016  

Each holiday season we try to come up with suggestions for Christmas markets in Europe. This time we were sent an infographic that splits this year’s must-visit markets into a few interesting categories. More to the point, if you are looking for traditional food and mulled wine, Romania is the place to be. Bucharest has a bohemian […]

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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Hidden Places

The Chocolate Hills, Spotting Legends in the Philippines

21 Oct , 2016  

Beyond clean beaches and crystal waters adored by visitors, you will find some unprecedented geological formations whose origins remain shrouded in mystery. We are now in the island of Bohol, in the Philippines, home of the Chocolate Hills. These original looking formations are a constant factor of doubt when it comes to deciding if they’re […]

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