Ashley Mickel

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These 12 Places Are Reason Enough To Head To Florida

There's a lot you probably don't know about America's 27th state. Sure, there are the usual stomping grounds of Disney World, St. Augustine, Miami and Daytona, but there are, surprisingly, still some spots that are relatively under-the-radar in the Sunshine State.<p>So if you're looking to add a …

6 Up-And-Coming Global Destinations, According To Trip Advisor

One of the thrills of traveling is the feeling -- however misguided -- that you have discovered a destination before the masses have. You were in Angkor Wat before restoration projects began, you saw Bruges before Colin Farrell publicized it as a f-ing fairytale, and Croatia? Please, you were there …

The 50 greatest animal photobombs of all time

COOPERSTOWN has the Baseball Hall of Fame. Springfield, its Basketball Hall of Fame. And the Internet has…this: the 50 greatest animal photobombs of …

Sick of Sydney? Visit These Islands on the Great Barrier Reef (Photos)

Paradise<p>The big cities of Australia’s Gold Coast may be tempting, but they’re also crowded. Avoid the same old tourist destinations and try the …

Europe's 10 Coziest Mountain Villages

As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting mountain towns are gearing up for a new season of visitors eager to hit the slopes or take in the unique local culture that these mountain regions seem to inspire. While …

Beautiful Bali: How to Enjoy It Despite the Crowds

Bali isn't exactly an unknown destination and for some, that's a turn off. True the island is packed with tourists, but exploring the unique Balinese culture and temples, as well as the hidden beaches, is still worth your time, especially when you consider the quality and affordability of the …

Canada’s Sweetest Secret

Ask a Canadian about his favorite dessert and “<b>Nanaimo bar</b>” (pronounced nuh-NYE-mo) is the likely reply. Named for the harbor town on Vancouver Island, the no-bake treat has sweetened the collective Canadian memory for decades.<p>The three-layer dessert — a textured crust (chocolate, coconut, almonds, …

Three Modern Travel Writing Classics

While I’ve met a few modern-day nomads in my travels, most of us can’t be on the road all the time. So how can we keep our wanderlust satiated in those stretches between journeys? We can escape into a really good book that brings a far-off place to us.<p>Here are three extraordinary travel narratives …

The secrets behind the development of Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, revealed by Rene Meulensteen

When Gareth Bale arrives at Real Madrid, he will encounter Cristiano Ronaldo, a supreme professional who has worked assiduously on all elements of his game to become, along with Lionel Messi, the leading player in the world.<p>Ronaldo’s rise accelerated under Sir Alex Ferguson and the coach Rene …

World Freestyle Football Champ Makes Mind-Blowing Skills Video in London

There’s no shortage of “insane” soccer juggling videos on the Internet, but few hold a candle to the latest exhibition by world freestyle champion Andrew Henderson.<p>Henderson’s latest video takes place in downtown London, where he incorporates several historic and contemporary landmarks around the …

Chilling Letter From Chinese Factory Worker Found In Kmart Halloween Decorations

The man, identified only as Mr. Zhang to protect his identity, told the Times that he was imprisoned in a labor camp where "inmates toiled seven days a week, their 15-hour days haunted by sadistic guards."<p>The labor camps are full of petty criminals or people who rebel against the country's …

How To Book Cheap Plane Tickets

Who am I to come up with such arrogant nonsense? I am a hardcore traveler and I travel more than most. Travel matters to me, and being in control of the travel experience is essential in order to enjoy it.<p>I don't want to end up having to get up at 04:45 because a random travel agent has decided …

23 Movies That Will Make You Want To Travel

As does people-watching, and the adrenaline boost of things that are hard for me — like getting lost — and making myself understood in another culture and language.<p>Movies set in foreign backdrops can trigger that "need more" feeling.<p>I asked Matadorians what movies make them think of spinning out of …

Cristiano Ronaldo should be the best-paid player in the world, says Real Madrid president Florentino Perez

Real Madrid's president Florentino Perez has stated his desire to ward off suitors for his club's prized asset Cristiano Ronaldo.<p><b>Ronaldo</b> has been the subject of transfer speculation this month, with rumours linking him with a move to Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.<p>But Perez is desperate …

10 of the world's best learn-to-dive destinations

Dreaming of getting your dive ticket? With a combination of idyllic conditions and reputable dive outfits, we’ve narrowed down the top spots to get certified – from the Caribbean to the Maldives, and everywhere in between.<p>Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands, Indonesia<p><b>The diving:</b> Indonesia boasts an …

Date a Boy Who Travels

Date a boy who travels. Date a boy who treasures experience over toys, a hand-woven bracelet over a Rolex. Date the boy who scoffs when he hears the words, "vacation," "all-inclusive" or "resort." Date a boy who travels because he's not blinded by a single goal but enlivened by many.<p>You might find …