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This guy traveled to every country in the world before turning 40 — here are the countries he thinks everyone should visit

So when people ask him which country was his favorite, he has a hard time picking just one.<p>But there are 12 countries he thinks everyone should visit at some point in their lives.<p>Keep scrolling to see what those countries are, and why he thinks they're worth visiting.

European Travel

Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

Last year, a young man walked into the Seattle airport and took the next flight to anywhere — and he hasn't come down since<p>The boarding procedure has …

Buddy Holly

This Arizona 'Castle' Is A Beautiful And Well-Preserved Mistake

When it comes to national monuments, Montezuma"s Castle near the town of Camp Verde, Arizona, is one of my favorite mistakes.<p>The riverside cliff dwelling is believed to be made and once inhabited by the Sinagua people, a pre-Columbian culture closely related to the Hohokam and other indigenous …

The 7 Absolute Best Free Things You Can Do Around The World

<i>By: Matt Kepnes</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock.com</i><p>The Beatles once sang, "The best things in life are free." That song's actually a cover, but they were on to something: everyone loves free stuff. Traveling on a budget leads to making plenty of interesting choices. While "free" doesn't necessarily mean great, …

Fall In Love With Hawaii With These Gorgeous Paragliding Photos

Alright, Hawaii, let's just cool it with the never-ending bucket list of awesomesauce.<p>How is anyone supposed to get to it all? Between the awe-inspiring scenery, the life-changing hikes and the ridiculously fun natural phenomena, we barely have enough time to shovel some poke down our gullets and …

5 Reasons to Visit Myanmar in 2015

Myanmar (formerly Burma) is authentic, affordable and remarkable, and it should be added to your travel bucket list.<p>Called "The Golden Land" thanks to the thousands of gilded pagodas scattered around the country, Myanmar today is similar to what Thailand was like 25 years ago -- before shopping …

Asia Travel

Seven Spectacular Wildlife Phenomenons to Experience

<b>Witness some of planet's greatest wildlife spectacles, from the gathering of Antarctica's emperor penguins to the migration of immense herds on the African plains.</b><p><b>1. ANTARCTICA</b><p><b>The Migration of Emperor Penguins</b><p>This species of penguin is the only one to spend all year round in Antarctica. In early …

Eight Hostels for When You're Too Old to Stay at a Hostel

Sure, college students and party animals may seek out hostels as an ideal way to meet other young travelers and save money on the road, but there comes a point in every traveler's life when showering with flip-flops and playing drinking games with strangers becomes less appealing, and clean bedding …

The Best Beach In The World Is One You've Never Heard Of

With so many famous beaches on this planet, you'd think it would be easy to guess which one is "the best beach in the world." Is it a Caribbean oasis in St. Barts? A Greek isle? The infamous Copacabana?<p>Nope, <b>the best beach in the world is one you've likely never heard of</b>. Brace yourself for the …

5 Under-The-Radar Hawaii Sites That Are As Historic As They Are Beautiful

Sure, you know about Pearl Harbor, but you probably don't realize that Hawaii's involvement in World War II extends far beyond the date that lives in infamy.<p>Nestled among the white-sand beaches, ubiquitous rainbows and hallowed surf breaks, Hawaii's WWII landmarks are as scenic as they are historic …

A Same-Day Flight Change Is The Cheap Way To Fix Any Travel Woe

Even if you've cross-checked your sources, called your airline and waited until the precise optimal date to book your flight, a sense of panic can set in after the final ticket purchase is made. You're locked. You're loaded. You're taking this flight, and there's no turning back. Right?<p>Not quite, …

Break the Bucket List: See the Greatest Light Show on Earth

<i>Flying into Keflavik airport is probably an un-nerving experience for a monophobe visiting the isolated Nordic nation of Iceland during winter...</i><p><i>The sun comes up late, but spectacularly, in wintertime Iceland</i><p>Gazing out of the plane on the approach and spying the first indication of dry land for …

How We Traveled The World On $40 A Day, And You Can Too

When we tell people that we traveled to 302 cities in 33 countries across 6 continents for our honeymoon, they generally assume we are millionaires--far from it. We just decided that life was too short, the world was too big, and the value of travel too great to wait until retirement, so we made it …

Top 10 Underground Cities

In cities large and small around the global, there's a whole other world lying beneath the streets. Shaped by history, weather and geography, these underground cities are fascinating foundations and reflections of life above. While many of these subterranean worlds have long since become obsolete, …

How I Built a Custom Desk and Wire-Free Workspace for My Photo Editing

For years I’ve struggled with my workspace, I’ve had loads of different ones, from small ones in the corner of the living room in my old apartment to …

Macro Photos Show Amazing Details of Everyday Objects

In his macro photo series <i>Amazing Worlds Within Our World</i>, artist Pyanek demonstrates the enormous complexity of everyday objects. Through the modified Canon T3i lens, squiggly fibers in book pages come into sharp focus, dramatic pit marks on the tip of a matchstick become visible, and beautiful …

Amazing

Paris Is Filled With Secret Gardens, You Just Have To Know Where To Look

When you think of touring Paris, you likely think of the Eiffel Tower or Notre Dame Cathedral or the Louvre. When you think of enjoying your time in Paris, you likely think about lounging in one of the city's famous parks with a croissant and a classic read to feel, you know, Parisian. And while …

The 9 Most Spectacular Lost Cities in the World

Chernobyl's Ghost Cities, Ukraine<p>After the worst nuclear disaster in history, the Soviet Union evacuated the towns near the Chernobyl nuclear power …

The 15 Most Surreal Destinations to Visit in 2015

Be prepared for dropped jaws, kids.<p>1. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives<p>photo: Doug Perinne<p>2. Antelope Canyon in Arizona, United States<p>photo: Laura Grier<p>3. Cave of Crystals, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico<p>photo: Adventure Medicine<p>4. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia<p>photo: PlanetDen.com<p>5. Tunnel of Love …

Guatemala. Who Knew?

Lake Atitlan in Guatemala was a place I had always longed to visit. In images, majestic volcanoes rise from the edge of inky waters; the lake appears mysterious, haunting. The deepest lake in Central America, Atitlan had been described by friends as a vortex, a portal, the bellybutton of Mayan …

Central America

The Most Beautiful Place on Earth

In Monte Carlo recently, we were window-shopping. Not only when we peeked at the displays in the windows of Cartier and Prada, Hermes and Dolce & Gabbana... but everywhere we went, all the time. We'd never witnessed anything like this up close.<p>"Monaco is the most beautiful place on earth," remarked …