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19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.<p>writer

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5 Reasons to Visit Ireland in Winter

<i>Photo: Jonathan Rougeot</i><p>When planning a vacation during the winter months, <b>Ireland</b> is likely not the first place that comes to mind. With its reputation for being cold and rainy throughout the year, the winter seems like the least desirable time to visit. But there are a number of reasons why the …

The Swiss train tourists don’t take

The Rhäetian Railway provides an awe-inspiring, adrenaline-inducing ride past therapeutic springs and mountain-perched castles, crossing 84 tunnels and 383 bridges along the way.<p>I floated in a steamy, 38C rooftop pool, watching glints of the sinking copper sun reflect off the Rhäetian Alps. Located …

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Science, Skeptics and UFOs - A reluctant scientist explores the world of UFOs

I'm reading this at the moment on Kindle. My initial quick read through suggests this book is well worth getting. There is much that recommends this …

"Hair of the Alien" and "Ancient Aliens"

From the History channel (H2) programme "Ancient Aliens" (Season 6 Episode 19: "Alien Breeders") just aired in the US some frame grabs - "Hair of the …

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Where will you go in 2014? We can't plan your vacations for you, but we can certainly help you narrow your wish list of destinations with our annual Top 50 Travel Destinations list. No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you …

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Northern Michigan News, Sports, Entertainment, and Classifieds

• +3<p>Just when it seemed as if Zach Hankins couldn’t steal the headlines again, he earned more national attention. On Tuesday, the junior forward for …

Journey to Shangri-La: The Magic of China's Secret Kingdom

January's great read selected by our editors<p><i>From the February/March 2014 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler<p>"Might this be him?" asks Na Niu, a temple caretaker in Tong Dui, a hamlet in China’s rugged Yunnan Province. His gnarled hands unwrap a silk scarf to reveal a blurry black-and-white …

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Salon’s ultimate book guide for 2013

Got gift certificates to spend? James McBride, Elizabeth Gilbert, Junot Diaz and many more have suggestions<p>Salon reached out to a bunch of writers who had new books out this year to find out what their favorite book of the year was. We saw a lot of books by big-name writers: Donna Tartt, Jonathan …

Unexplained Mysteries around the world

<b>MYSTERY:</b> something not understood or beyond understanding | whatever resists or defies explanation | profound, inexplicable, or secretive quality | a …

Nepal Vision Quest (INTO THE MIND behind the scenes)

Finding Peace at Bhutan's Most Sacred Site: The Tiger's Nest

<i>Interested in traveling Bhutan? Come travel Bhutan with me 11-13 December 2017, to witness the annual Druk Wangyel Festival!</i><p>According to Sangay, I …

“Servants”: Behind the scenes at real-life Downton Abbeys

A historian offers a ridiculously diverting glimpse of downstairs life in Edwardian England<p>It is a truth seldom acknowledged that few subjects fascinate as consistently as the peculiar domestic and social arrangements of other cultures, particularly when those cultures are in many respects similar …

Charleston, South Carolina Is Officially The Best City In The World

Which is the greatest city in the world? Is it Paris? Tokyo? A teeny little town on the Italian coast?<p>Nope, it's none other than Charleston, South Carolina, where the grits are spicy, the weather is warm, and the people are oh-so charming. This city -- which has been voted best in the U.S. numerous …

Annual Polar Bear Migration Under Way: How It Works and How Climate Change Could Be Impacting It

Melting sea ice means big changes for the world's 20,000 polar bears.<p><b>In the past month, hundreds of polar bears have strolled past a small town in Canada.</b><p>It's part of their annual migration back to Hudson Bay, where sea ice is reforming after months of summer melt. To get to the ice each autumn, …

11 ways to absolutely crush Cape Town in 5 days [pics]

Cape Town has a lot of cool hotels to choose from, but instead of staying at the One&Only or one of the other expensive luxury hotels downtown, check …

6 Best Money-Saving Apps and Sites

With the holidays quickly approaching and your list of who to buy for slowly getting longer, it doesn’t hurt to start saving your money and searching …

Personal Finance

9 Amazing House Swaps

For world travelers who also own their own homes and have flexible schedules, house swapping offers an attractive vacation option with substantial …

The Trouble with Index Funds

You’ll need to look elsewhere for protection from the full brunt of the next bear market.<p>Nowadays everybody loves index funds. What’s not to love? On …

8 Promising Stocks Under $10

In a red-hot stock market, it’s hard to argue that much is cheap these days. That may drive some frustrated investors toward the <i>nominally</i> cheap -- …

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The Top 28 Consumer Travel Media Sites Around The World

<i>Ed: We’re starting a new monthly feature on top trafficked sites in various sectors in travel, using data from SimilarWeb. We have found SimilarWeb’s</i> …

7 Best Warm Weather Trips Without a Passport

As we reach the final months of the year, the idea of a winter getaway to somewhere sunny—the Caribbean, Mexico, the Pacific—sounds sweeter and …

nepal Archives – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

By Marco Ferrarese| 2018-04-26T09:34:23+00:00 April 18th, 2018|<p>Here's a guest post from my friend and talented writer Marco Ferrarese, a Penang-based …