Ray Perez

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6 of the Most Spectacular Places to Stargaze in the United States

According to a photographer who captures the night sky for a living, that is.<p>When it comes to capturing stars in the night sky, landscape photographer Grant Kaye is a clear expert. After all, he's spent hundreds of dark nights shooting that very sight. And lucky for us, he's shared his six favorite …

Vacation Bucket List: The Top 10 Trips of a Lifetime

Your complete guide to the must-have travel experiences across the globe.<p>For those of us suffering from an incurable case of wanderlust, the question is always '<i>where am I going to vacation to next?</i>' If you don't have your travel bucket list already mapped out, luxury travel consortium Virtuoso is …

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Top 10 Motorcycle Rides in the U.S.

Travel<p>Explore the best drives in the United States for motorcyclists.<p>There’s something uniquely satisfying about touring by motorcycle. The enhanced sense of freedom. The heightened adventure and awareness as you sweep through twisties and curves. You could never get so close to nature's beauty …

These Are 2016’s Hottest Destinations

The world continues to open up as a fresh crop of destinations lay the groundwork for more mainstream tourism. Our top three picks for 2016 are—now, …

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20 Places That Look Like They're On Another Planet

We can't help but fantasize about traveling to far and distant worlds. Luckily, our planet is full of surreal and otherworldly places that are just a plane ride away, from lunar valleys to underwater caves. This gallery was originally published in 2015. It has been updated with new …

This Country Has Held Onto The Title Of The Best Place To Live In The World For 12 Years Running

The best place to live in the world has been named... and it's the country that has held the title for the past 11 years.<p>The United Nations' annual …

8 Wildest Camping Spots In The World - Part 2

For natural beauty, solitude and a truly immersive adventure, camping is the ideal way to experience a place.<p>Discard your old ideas about what it …

Canada's Rocky Mountaineer

Travel<p>This Seattle-to-Banff journey cuts through the heart of the Rockies, and explores how a country came to be.<p><i>From the November 2015 issue of</i> Traveler <i>magazine</i><p>The next step up Mount Norquay requires a lunge of faith. Looking over my sunglasses, slipping in sweat, I see I must now go left and out, …

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, redwood forests, pristine beaches, and out-of-this-world desert landscapes, there are more than enough reasons to pack your bags and head to the Golden State.<p>Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, …

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The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

From arid deserts to lush forests, America's landscape is as varied as it is stunning.<p>Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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Must-Visit Places for a the Budget Traveler

Successful people “think” success all the time. That is why their goals are firmly lodged in their subconscious. The subconscious is brilliant at …

11 Amazing Countries Anyone Can Travel To On A College Budget

Tracey Tullis<p>Read full profile<p>Need a vacation but have a tiny travel budget? Planing a trip on a student budget might not be as restricting as you …

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The Most Beautiful Lakes in the U.S.

Glaciers, geysers, crystal clear water: What more could you ask for? These 15 American lakes are gorgeous—and worth a visit—any time of year.<p>Caddo Lake, Texas<p>Lake Powell, Utah<p>Lake McDonald, Montana<p>Diablo Lake, Washington<p>Lake Clark, Alaska

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You Need To Check Out These Hiking Trails Before You Die

<b>7. North Drakensberg Traverse, South Africa</b><p>This hike is a long, backcountry excursion that winds through two countries – South Africa and Lesotho – …

Video: Lands of Wind - A Journey Across Peru and Bolivia

Need a brief escape to South America today? Than check out this great video that takes us to Peru and Bolivia to explore the culture, people, and …

Backpacker, Go Home: How Tourism Is Ruining Everything

Twenty years ago, when I first visited the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza, it was already one of Mexico’s most popular attractions. Though a fair amount …

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Costa Rica

13 Common Sense Items you Need in a Winter Vehicle Emergency Kit

As I type this, an “arctic air invasion” is pushing its way south to us in Texas, leaving much of the country feeling as cold as a mid-winter’s day. …

Meet the adventurer who's gone to nearly 100 countries and can take you on the adventure of a lifetime

During Matt's Adventure Academy course, participants are taken to this stunning hidden village. Matt Prior Matt Prior takes adventure to a new level.<p>A member of the prestigious Explorers Club, his past endeavors have included circumnavigating Lake Baikal on a WWII-era Russian motorbike, traveling …

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Tips for Traveling Outside Your Comfort Zone

When in Rome, do as the Romans do, but if that is painful, scary, or uncomfortable then embrace the tourist experience for a taste of the local culture. It's all good!<p>Vacations are wonderful opportunities to stretch out of your comfort zone with new experiences.<p><b>Family vacations allow us to:</b><p>throw …

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10 of the best ways to enjoy Amsterdam … on a budget

Photograph: The Pancake Bakery<p>The Pancake Bakery<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/5ac05fd7089bcab6801d27f704df860af7f813c3/0_228_3366_2020/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock<p>Pathe Tuschinski …

World's Most Dangerous Travel Destinations For The Adventure Man

For a brave breed of traveller, only the world’s most dangerous destinations will do. They happily trade the daily grind for adrenaline-charged …

Lonely Planet says These are the Top 10 Countries To Visit in 2016

By<p>Lonely Planet just released its 11th annual Best in Travel rankings, forecasting the top travel destinations for 2016, and this year’s lists …

Top 10 Landmarks in U.S. National Parks

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10 best adventures to have with your teenagers

Imagine: your children protesting as you wake them in the pre-dawn chill and then, just one hour later, their eyes wide open in wonder as your camels crest the last dune to greet the Sahara sunrise. Or their gasps at the hydraulic exhalation of a pod of orcas, whose dorsal fins break the surface …