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How to explore the world by cruise ship

For many people the mere mention of the word 'cruise' can evoke cringeworthy images of forced fun and chintzy cabins, but boat trips can be a thrilling way to see the world – it just depends on the cruise you choose.<p>Feel the local rhythm on a freshwater cruise<p>With smaller boats and fewer people, …

Ireland's Most Picture-Perfect Spots

Machu Picchu

<b>Site</b>: Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu <b><br>Location</b>: Peru <b><br>Year Designated</b>: 1983 <b><br>Category</b>: Cultural <b><br>Criteria</b>: (i)(iii)(vii)(ix) <b><br>Reason</b>: Machu Picchu is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.<p>* * *<p>Machu Picchu is tangible evidence of the urban Inca Empire at the peak of its power and …

14 Places You Should Plan To Visit In 2014

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2014.<p>From Croatia, the E.U.'s newest member; to Tokyo, the site of the 2020 Olympic Games, here are the best places to travel next year.

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Looking for Luxury? The World's Most Expensive Hotels

<i>By Alycia Simons, HotelsCombined.com</i><p>Can money buy happiness? A stay at one of these swanky hotels may just convince you that it can. We have looked through the database of the world's leading hotel price comparison site, HotelsCombined and have named 10 of the world's most expensive hotel …

London Tops The List As Most Well-Balanced City, Beating Out Paris And New York City

In a recent study done by PriceWaterhouseCooper, London has risen to the top as the shiniest, spiffiest city in all the land. The Big Smoke has pushed New York City out of the top spot this time and we can think of a few reasons why.<p>The sights to see are top notch, it's the best city in the world …

The 19 Most Stunning Sacred Places Around the World

From mountaintop monasteries to super-modern temples, these amazing places will make you <i>believe</i>. We've gone through the tips and photos of more than a million travelers on minube to find these places which inspire, astound, and simply take our breath away. From the jungles of Indonesia to the …

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Stunning Mountaintop Views You Need to See Now

Armed with a pair of quality boots and some water, pretty much anyone can hike. It's not hard to find new appreciation for the outdoors when your boots are treading the ground on a mountain that formed long before your ancestors were born. The sweet smell of fresh air, an escape from the daily …

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Here Are All The Private Islands You Should Visit This Summer

"Luxury is a private island." We're not sure who actually said that, but we know it's definitely true. Whether you're just casually stopping by during a budget cruise or treating 29 of your closest friends to tricked-out villas, private islands take beach vacations to the next -- and highest -- …

What Are the Top Destinations for Nighttime Scuba Diving?

<i>A:</i><p>Day scuba diving offers the Grand Central Station view of a reef or wreck, bustling in a Technicolor blaze. But reefs hardly close for business when the sun sets. There’s something inherently mysterious about venturing into the deep with only a dive light and a sense of adventure.<p>Here’s where to …

17 Places To Travel Before They Get Famous

In a world of tourist traps, letdowns, overrated destinations and just plain crowds, it's no wonder we've become victims of some major travel burnout.<p>It's time to freshen your bucket list with the planet's up-and-coming spots that are <i>more</i> than ahead of the tacky tourist curve. Visit these rising …

The South African Retreat That Totally Rocks (Pun Intended)

When you're ready to trek back a few thousand years, head to South Africa's Cederberg Mountains for a luxurious (and rocky) getaway at the very Stone Age-sounding Kagga Kama Nature Reserve.<p>Here, you can sleep in caves, camp outdoors, hang out in luxury huts nestled in the mountains or even sleep …

9 best water slides around the world | CNN Travel

Eight Wonders Sites in Europe

If traveling the world in on your agenda, here is a little guide of a few of the many magical sites of Europe I have traveled to, some recently, some less so, but stones and landscapes of that stature seldom change their visual beauty; they have been there for centuries, sometimes millennium, and …

The Great Barrier Reef from the Air and Underwater – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

8<p>1<p>Just this morning, I hopped on a day trip from the Gold Coast to Lady Elliot Island, an islet in the southern part of the Great Barrier Reef. The …

Which Popular American City Is Secretly an Amazing Outdoor Adventure Destination?

<b>Quick question: Which western city is a short drive from this...</b><p><b>has one of its major boulevards quite suddenly turn into this...</b><p><b>brags a location less than an hour from unforgettable trails like this...</b><p><b>plus, one more hour from both this death-defying hike...</b><p><b>and the lowest point on the North American</b> …

You Down with Koh Phi Phi? Yeah You Know Me

"You might want to come watch this," I said as I tended to a precarious balance along the upper edge of a long-tail boat. "This is going to be hilarious."<p>"Just fall in," said my professor, a blonde-haired Englishwoman whose speech sagged with a heavy north-English accent.<p>"What do I do with my …

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6 Easy Ways to Save on a Cruise

<i>Photo courtesy of Icholakov / Dreamstime.com. Article by Fran Golden, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>The high cost of a dream cruise vacation can leave you feeling a little queasy before you even set sail. (And let's not mention the add-ons!) Here, our Trip Coach's sage advice about how to save big …

The (Great) Wall Less Traveled...Hiking the Huangya Pass in Tianjin's Ji County, China

If you happen to be visiting the Beijing area, you probably have The Great Wall of China on your to-do list.<p>Of course you do. It's <i>THE Great Wall!</i><p>The trouble is, which wall do you see? People don't talk about that so much.<p>In fact, the first time we planned a jaunt to "The Wall," we were surprised to …

The Top 14 Reasons to Visit Jasper

As the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, there are plenty of reasons to visit Jasper. It's beautiful in the winter, when both the Maligne Canyon Icewalk and Marmot Basin Ski Resort are in season. And it's stunning in the summer, when it's possible to visit Spirit Island, hike the …

27 Reasons Iceland Is The Most Wonderful Country To Ever Exist

Legend (probably a false legend) has it Iceland was named by some sneaky Vikings who, in a quest to keep it all to themselves, tried to hide the fact that their new settlement was actually a lush, green wonderland worthy of envy from the entire Nordic world.<p>Indeed, Iceland is so striking beautiful …

The Top 10 Towns for High-Altitude Running

Want to breathe with unconstrained lungs, cruise over hills as if they were pesky speed bumps, and shave down your PR? Then you'll need to spend some time huffing and puffing in thin mountain air. Although there's no conclusive sweet spot for optimal elevation training, USA Track & Field has …