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1/28
2017

3 Vacation Destinations To Make Your Eyes Pop

3 Vacation Destinations To Make Your Eyes Pop

Do you want to travel somewhere, enveloped in natural beauty?These three stunning locations will ensure you come home with beautiful memories. From lush rolling hills to multi-shaded blue architecture, each location has something special to offer.

Whether you visit New Zealand's South Island, the Maldives, or Morocco, you're sure to create stunning photos and vibrant memories. The Maldives Check out the Maldives, a tropical island with everything you need to relax in exquisite, natural beauty. A popular honeymoon destination, this stunning location will take your mind off of everyday hectic matters. With clear ocean water and stark beaches, the Maldives are perfect for your travels from December to March.

Here, you can find over a hundred different resort islands so you can book the best experience. Whether you're traveling on a budget or seeking out the finer things in life, the Maldives offers only the best experiences. Your trip to the Maldives will ideally involve plenty of underwater diving. The delightful world of diverse sea creatures is waiting for you to snorkel your way into a world more amazing than your imagination could create. With manta rays, sea turtles and vibrant tropical fish, your underwater excursion in the Maldives will not disappoint. Overall, you can experience luxurious relaxation or budget-friendly beach bungalows with a simple flight to the Maldives. New Zealand's South Island If you want a destination replete with all kinds of remarkable views, look no further than New Zealand's...

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12/16
2016

6 stress free travel tips this holiday season

6 stress free travel tips this holiday season

by Guest Blogger Katie Johnson

Let’s be honest here — Yes, seeing our family and loved ones, and making memories is all part of the magic of the holiday season, but it’s hard to forget the travel-nightmare hell you just went through to partake in that (at times) enchanted festive cheer:

● Standing in the airport security line while your child bawls and pulls mercilessly on your arm while sandwiched in between a funky-smelling hipster and an eye-rolling businessman

Cramming your family into your car (oh, how you wish you had the Lexus RX 350 to drive in - awww, luxury) and on your way over the river and through the woods, your children loudly complain that they’re bored, they’re hungry and they have to go to the bathroom.

Sitting on the airplane in front of a screaming child who kicks your seat

Losing your bags

Missing your connecting flight or delayed flight

But you — and hear the hallelujah chorus sing — DON’T HAVE TO BE MISERABLE this holiday travel season!

That’s right, you can...

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11/14
2016

The Ultimate California Road Trip Guide

The Ultimate California Road Trip Guide

by Guest Blogger Vincent Stokes of @TravelingGlobal

Whether you are visiting California or are a life-long resident of the state, taking a road trip through central CA is a must-do at least once in your lifetime and one experience you will not ever forget. If you aren’t sure where to start, take a look at this list of top destinations where you can stop during your trip.

Sonoma County

Start your California road trip just north of San Francisco in wine country. Sonoma County is known for its vineyards, redwoods, and the incredible coast. Start your day with breakfast at The Girl and the Fig, which is described as “country food with French passion.” After filling up on a hearty breakfast, head out the visit the many wineries in the area including Dutton Estate, Iron Horse Vineyards, and DeLoach Vineyards, which, according to sonomacounty.com, has been named a Wine & Spirits Top 100 Winery for twelve times.

Monterey.

The quaint seaside town is so charming you will be hard pressed to leave. While you are there, check out Fisherman’s Wharf. The town was once the sardine capital of America, according to Budget Travel, and the wharf is an actual authentic working wharf. You can pick up all kind of neat tchotchkes along with a delish bread bowl filled with piping hot clam chowder. While there, you can also watch boats on the bay or take a whale watching...

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10/26
2016

Hiking in the mountains of India

Hiking in the mountains of India

By Guest Blogger Jennifer Livingston

India is a place of great intrigue and splendor. To outsiders, this kingdom is often viewed as a place of mystery, snake-charming, and amazing jewels. One surprising, and much overlooked characteristic of this enchanted land is its superb mountain ranges.

Where glacial formations meet rock and grass, the splendor of India's mountains rise into the distance. Because of the sheer beauty and size of India's many mountains, they have beckoned the mountain-loving hiker for centuries. This is in fact, some of the world's best mountain hiking.

If you are interested in hiking India's amazing mountains, you've made an excellent choice. With many established trails, locations, and a local appreciation for these mountains, your only problem lies in making a choice as to which trail to head for. Here to possibly aid in your decision, we highlight five of the country's best mountain hiking opportunities.

Pindari Glacier Trek, Kumaon

The Pindari River is a beautiful, typically calm river that flows between the rows of mountain ranges here. The river itself is actually meltwater runoff from the massive, mountain-adorning Pindari Glacier. The Pindari Glacier Trek is the amazing hike that runs along this river as it originates at the glacier and eventually ends miles...

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10/14
2016

Top 5 Things to Do in Hokkaido Japan

Top 5 Things to Do in Hokkaido Japan

by Guest Blogger Vincent Stokes of @TravelingGlobal

Hokkaido is one of the islands that makes up the nation of Japan and is also among the world’s most fascinating places. The island itself encompasses much of the culture, history and natural wonders that make Japan a popular travel destination. Here are some of the top things to do while exploring Hokkaido.

Visit Sapporo

This capital city of Hokkaido is also one of Japan’s major metropolises. Magnificent skyscrapers, bustling city streets and historical landmarks can be found throughout Sapporo. Terrific views of the city can be seen from the observation deck of the Sapporo TV Tower. Many shops, restaurants and nightlife venues can be found in the district known as Susukino. Football and baseball tournaments regularly take place inside the Sapporo Dome. Some of Japan’s most famous artworks and prized national treasures are on display at the Miyanomori Art Museum and the Sapporo City Archive Museum. The city also plays host to exciting annual festivals like the Sapporo Autumn Fest, the Sapporo Snow Festival, and the Yasakoi Soran Festival.

Relax at a Natural Hot Spring

Many natural hot springs can be found throughout Hokkaido and are frequented by tourists and...

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10/10
2016

Keeping Up With Your Diet While Traveling

Keeping Up With Your Diet While Traveling

by Guest Blogger Vincent Stokes of @TravelingGlobal

When you have health goals it is easy to feel like you’re missing out on something when you cannot eat what everyone else is enjoying. These feelings can be even more exasperating when you are traveling or on vacation. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s all about proper planning and being aware of your options.

Here are 5 diet tips to help you while you are traveling.

1. Research Before You Go

Knowing what will be available to you at your destination will make it easier to know what to expect when you get there. However, it is not just about the final destination. As you plan your trip and the route that you will travel, look along the way for places that are likely to serve what you like to eat. You can even call ahead and ask questions so that you can be sure about what your options will be.

2. Bring Your Own Food

A sure way to know that you will have something to eat is by bringing your food along with you as you travel. Focusing on nonperishable items and foods that are ready-to-eat eliminates the need to find special facilities to prepare the meals. Also keep in mind that many fast food restaurants will provide hot water...

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9/12
2016

5 Most Beautiful Man-Made and Natural Spectacles of South East Asia

5 Most Beautiful Man-Made and Natural Spectacles of South East Asia

by Guest Blogger Vincent Stokes of @TravelingGlobal

South East Asia is filled with some of the world’s most fascinating places of interest. Many of these places showcase some of the greatest aspects of this part of the world and should be visited during a tour. Here are five places in South East Asia you need to see.

The Grand Palace

This magnificent landmark, which is located in Bangkok, Thailand, was built in the 18th century to serve as the residence for the country’s royal family. The complex is highly regarded for its ornate architectural design and intricate craftsmanship. Notable sections throughout the palace include the Inner Court, Siwalai Garden and Pavilion of Regalia. A statue of Buddha made out of emerald is another notable feature of the palace. Touring the complex will likely take up a large part of your day and provide you with memorable experiences during your visit to Bangkok.

Angkor Archaeological Park

If you plan to tour northern Cambodia, you can visit this complex of ancient temples. Some of these structures were built more than 1,000 years ago during the Khmer Empire. The entire complex stretches more than 400 square kilometers and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. Angkor Wat is one of the most renowned temples in the complex...

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8/12
2016

Hiking Oman's Jebel Shams and Grand Canyon - An Unforgettable Adventure Tour

Hiking Oman's Jebel Shams and Grand Canyon - An Unforgettable Adventure Tour

By Guest Blogger Jennifer Livingston

Oman is often called the "hidden jewel" or the "best-kept secret" in the Middle East. Nestled between Yemen and Saudi Arabia, it may at first appear worrisome to visit a war-torn area. But Oman is a modern, peaceful, stable country with vast beaches, coastal resorts, and tremendous canyons for hiking and exploration.

One of the largest canyons in the world is set into inland Oman's Hajar Mountains. Jebel Shams ("the Mountain of the Sun") is the highest mountain in the country, located in northeastern Oman.

Accommodations for Hiking Jebel Shams

The mountain and canyon are well set up for hikers. When you arrive to Jebel Shams, there is a 10 kilometer "off road" stretch, a gravel track, to reach the beginning point of most hikes in the area. You can drive your car to the site; however, there are also local drivers with rugged vehicles who can drive you and your hiking gear up the mountain.

Hotels are available near Jebel Shams, including striking resorts with swimming pools, as well as campsites that are protected from the wind with tent sites and cooking locations.

Preparing for your hike

When hiking Jebel Shams, it is...

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7/11
2016

Five Must Visit International Fishing Destinations

Five Must Visit International Fishing Destinations

by Guest Blogger Vincent Stokes of @TravelingGlobal

Are you tired of miniscule bites in shallow waters? Are you looking for a fishing spot where you can get yourself in the history books by bagging record-breaking prizes? If you're ready to test your mettle in the open sea, here are just five fishing destinations around the world that you won't want to miss.1. Kola Peninsula, Russia

You may not think of Russia when you imagine good fishing spots, but that just means it's a hidden gem you can enjoy away from all the crowded fishing holes. As a matter of fact, the Kola Peninsula is notoriously unfriendly to anglers due to its cold, choppy waters and rampant bear population, so you won't be shoulder-to-shoulder with the competition when you visit. If you don't mind the challenges of the landscape, however, you'll find salmon as far as the eye can see. The river has as many as five salmon runs a year, and this means the fish almost never stop biting. You can go to Kola during any season and still bag a big dinner.2. The Bahamas

The Bahamas are so well-populated with marine life that it almost seems like cheating to recommend it as a fishing spot. When fishermen are breaking size records every single year, does it really take any finesse to come home with a prize? That said, the Bahamas are great for beginning fishermen or those...

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6/16
2016

Top 5 Destinations for Backpackers in Europe

By Guest Blogger Jennifer Livingston

Fusing the essence of backpacking with the natural wonder of Europe is a a recipe for an amazing adventure that will have you planning your next journey before the last has even ended. Start your travels on foot through Europe with one of these five top destinations for wandering backpackers.

Ireland

The Emerald Isle casts a glow that entices adventurous backpackers to explore the coastal towns and numerous castle ruins. Backpacking through Ireland takes travelers through bustling city centers such as Dublin to the western coastal villages along the Atlantic all while stimulating the senses with jaw-dropping views of cliffs and fascinating historic sites. While overwhelming amount of things to do and see in Ireland may be shocking when planning your itinerary keep in mind that you won't have to spend a lot to see the real Ireland while you travel on foot. Make sure to have a sturdy fleece fabric jacket on hand for the cool Irish weather for those nights when you're choosing to camp out.

Scandinavia

Fans of the TV show "Vikings" will enjoy exploring the landscape that features so heavily in the lives of their favorite raiding characters. The Scandinavian peninsula includes...

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