Mark Van Roon

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COMO Cocoa Island

How many of these 39 natural wonders of the world have you been to?

Humanity’s love of travel list-making did <i>not</i> start with the internet age. The famous Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was considered a guidebook …

The greatest piece of career advice you will ever get

<i>Excerpt from</i> Roadmap: The Get-It-Together Guide for Figuring Out What to Do with Your Life <i>by Roadtrip Nation: Brian McAllister, Mike Marriner and Nathan Gebhard (Chronicle Books ©2015). Reprinted with permission of the publisher.</i><p>Imagine you only get to wear one shirt, or dress, or smock, or …

A new Guinness World Record was recorded in Egypt on Friday as the local champion Ahmed Gabr led 644 divers in the biggest underwater clean-up which took place in the Red Sea right off Hurghada in celebration of the World Environment Day. Joined by the Minister of Tourism Khaled Rami and the Governor of Red […]

Egypt Sets A New Guinness World Record For The Biggest Underwater Clean-Up<p>A new Guinness World Record was recorded in Egypt on Friday as the local …

Red Sea

Man quits his job and high fives his way around the world

Many people have quit their jobs to travel the world. Not many people are able to capture their experience in an epic travel video.<br>Craig Lewis quit …

These Stunning Underwater Bikini Photos Will Blow Your Mind

Ladies, we’ve all done the classic beach pose: standing on the beach, stomach pulled in, one hand on a hip. Well, Hawaii-based photographer, Sarah …

Traversing Croatia’s exquisite Adriatic coast

Go beyond Dubrovnik to find former pirate settlements, marble-rich lands, a wine region worth hiking and secret swimming holes worth exploring.

I’m sick of being seen as a sex toy just because I’m part Asian

“I will see your breasts before the summer is done. I’ve never seen a busty Asian in real life.“<p>I was sixteen years old and working at a fast-food …

Explore Fjord Norway: Scubadiving the Fjords

Iceland ~ by Lonely Planet - Lonely Planet

10 travel situations that are hard for introverts

1. Getting to know someone romantically, and then being called “intense.”<p>If you’re like me, getting to know someone on a romantic level takes a good …

Hubble's Greatest Hits

The Hubble Space Telescope is famous for producing ethereal, iconic images of the cosmos.<p>But Hubble's images don't come to us ready-made. That's Zoltan Levay's responsibility. As the telescope's imaging team leader at the Space Telescope Science Institute, he has been responsible for bringing us …

10 awesome books about travel to read while traveling

Humans are not stationary creatures. Our entire history as a species has been marked by movement, reaching back to long before we’d invented our …

10 steps to Swedify yourself

UNDERSTANDING the way of the Swedes is your ticket to be the perfect expat. The people at Babbel put together this infographic to help you fit in …

Check this crew having an insanely fun climbing, sailing, and musical expedition to Greenland

OFFICIAL CLIP of the much anticipated new hit single!<p>Entirely shot and recorded during the rock climbing, sailing musical expedition to Greenland and …

The Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

Our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.<p>As great as traveling with companions can be, sometimes it's even better to get out there and discover yourself. If you're plotting your next adventure stag, here are our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.

My Scuba Guide To Diving In Mauritius

Around 2’000 km from the African coast and 900 km from Madagascar, the popular honeymoon destination of Mauritius is part of the Mascareignes Islands …

Hot neon lights of Thor's helmet glow in the dark

STARSTUFF IMAGE by Stuart Gary<p>StarStuff image of the week <b>'Thor's helmet' is a brightly coloured cloud of glowing gas and dust sculpted by intense</b> …

European Space Agency

Goodbye Messenger! Five things we discovered about Mercury

Later this week, NASA's Messenger mission to Mercury will go out with a bang ending its 10-year journey. Along the way the spacecraft has made some …

20 signs you’ve definitely been away from Budapest too long

<b>1.</b> You keep wandering around aimlessly in the streets in search of a kebab place that serves you <i>döner</i> after midnight that’s just half as good as …

9 realities to consider before climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

1. You are going to lose all self-respect and dignity.<p>Before you even get going on day one, believe me when I say that all hope and dignity that you …

Sea Level

17 things Californians always have to explain to out-of-towners

1. Northern California and Southern California like to mock each other.<p>We have our stereotypes and we’re sticking to them. Northern California is …

10 things to do in Amsterdam BESIDES smoking pot

CONTRARY TO PULP Fiction lore, there’s more to Amsterdam than hash bars.<p>Coffee shops are the shit for many an Amsterdam virgin, yet locals view them …

Kilimanjaro’s majestic icy giants

Mount Kilimanjaro’s glaciers rise up like frozen waves on a sky island – there now, but not for long.

Glaciers

Iceland, where the devil landed

On an island where the earth rumbles and natural springs boil furiously, old myths are very much alive.<p>Centuries ago, Icelanders believed that volcanic flares were human souls, hurled from the inferno. Even today, folk tales speak of elves who skulk among the lava fields, jealously guarding the …

Earth Science

Pull Quote

Book Talk<p>Diet is the key to longevity—but also sex, naps, wine, and good friends.<p>In 2012, Dan Buettner set off around the world to answer a question that has obsessed philosophers and doctors since Methuselah: Why do people in some parts of the world live so much longer than others? His travels …

USDOT

The Isle of Skye’s star turn

Hollywood’s hottest filmmakers are flocking to shoot on this rugged, windswept Scottish isle, making a cinematic tour of the area, well, epic.<p>The Isle of Skye in the northwest Highlands of Scotland is as rustic and rugged as it gets. Where the jagged peaks of the Black Cuillin Mountains meet the …

Scotland

Whale watching on Ireland’s newest coastal route

Ireland’s southwest coast is one of the easiest places on Earth to see whales, porpoises and dolphins in the wild – and no one knows it yet.<p>When I saw the first roll of dark skin emerge from the water, I knew we weren’t alone. I was on a boat with Whale Watch West Cork less than a kilometre off the …