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Russian Adventurer Attempts to Break Hot Air Balloon Record

Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov took off in a hot-air balloon in Western Australia in a bid to beat the record time for a solo flight around the world.


World's Cheapest Travel Destinations

Traveling the world can be expensive, but don’t worry, Nothing Familiar has you covered! If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that even in the …

Asia Travel

German tourist plunges to his death while posing for picture at Machu Picchu

A German tourist died when he fell off a cliff while posing for a picture at the ancient site of Machu Picchu.<p>Oliver Park reportedly went into a restricted area near a ravine in the Peruvian Andes on Wednesday despite safety signs and warnings from wardens, officials said.<p>The 51-year-old lost his …

South America

Forgotten through time, ancient Kuelap in Peru an ethereal escape

<b>Part cloud forest and part tropics, Kuelap is like a new world for a lover of unusual and distinctive places like Melanie Chambers.</b><p>The ruined citadel city of Kuelap is made up of milions of cubic feet and stones.(Rafal Cichawa)<p>The taxi climbs endless switchbacks until we’re level with the clouds. …

7 steps to follow before you embark on a trekking trip

Sure, you can turn up at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro with nothing but a song in your heart and a pocket full of dreams. But you’re going to be in for …


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Cape Town does not have to try very hard to show off... Have a look at this cool edit from Matt Spanjaard as he shows us around.<p>GoPro I ♥ Cape Town …

Why South Africa needs to be on your bucket list

I travelled to the ‘rainbow nation’ earlier this year, and it was one of those trips where I returned armed with more epic photos than we have wall …

10 must-read books you should pack on your travels

Whether you’re a solo wanderer or not, a great read remains a crucial travel companion for any long haul adventure.The post 10 must-read books you …


The Dash | Wireless Smart Earphones

The Dash is the name given to the world´s first wireless smart in ear-headphones. The sleek earphones can be paired with a smartphone or mp3 player, …

10 Mugshots From The 1930s With Curious Details

People should really think twice when picking a criminal alias.<p>A capsule provided by the Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums, these mugshots are thought to be taken in the 1930s in and around Newcastle, England.