Shauna DeMaere

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Naturally Pink Lagoon in Mexico Is Like a Real-Life Fairy Tale Dreamscape

What color is a lagoon? In the tiny fishing village of Las Coloradas, located on the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, it's pink. This section of the peninsula's largest wetlands reserve—the Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve—is renowned for its striking rosé hues and its large, white salt …

To reach Machu Picchu, I chose the (luxurious) road less travelled

The high road to Machu Picchu<p><i>Each year thousands of hikers, dogged by mosquitoes and altitude sickness, make the four-day trek to this Incan wonder of the world. Jeremy Freed sought a more civilized route to the summit</i><p>Machu Picchu is the greatest surviving example of Incan architecture. (Martin …

Google Search shakes things up with earthquake summaries

Earthquakes might not be a part of your daily life, but the US Geological Survey estimates that somewhere in the neighborhood of 500,000 earthquakes occur on planet Earth each year, and that nearly a fifth of these are strong enough to be appreciated by humans. Since this natural phenomenon (and …

17 unusual destinations where the terror threat is low

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Here's why you could explore this city 'for a lifetime'

Mexico City is bursting with life. It's a vibrant, dynamic blend of history and modernity that is often a surprise for first-time visitors.<p>Dubbed the most polluted city on the planet by the United Nations in 1992, the city has turned over a new leaf<p>“It's a living garden,” said Gary Hoover, an …

23 Mouthwatering Burgers for National Burger Day

Graduations are coming to an end, you’re breaking out your fun pool floats and everyone is grilling up their signature burgers — that’s right, summer is officially upon us. Every year, May 28 marks National Burger Day, a holiday that most people are pretty happy exists. Coincidentally (or not), it …

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Hiking in Peru: The Rugged Road to Pachamama

Hiking through Peru is an epic adventure, given the rugged terrain and indigenous culture you’ll experience there. With every type of landscape an …

Iceland: Epic Tales from an Adventure Travel Expert

Iceland, one of the most eco-friendly countries, is a veritable playground for thrill seekers. The lovely folks at Eskimos, a travel agency based in …

Italy: 12 Fairytale Villages in Tuscany You Can’t Help Falling For

Tuscany seems like it has been painted from the brush of Michelangelo with a dash of Da Vinci thrown in for good measure. Tuscany, a green travel …