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10 Glorious Places Where Daylight Savings Time Does Not Exist

On the morning of March 9, most of us loyal Americans will "spring forward," faithfully turning our clocks ahead in celebration of daylight savings time. Two o'clock will become 3 o'clock, and one precious hour of life will be forever lost to the eternal vortex.<p>You can avoid this travesty -- and …

All The Reasons Flying Alone Is Actually The Best

Solo travel isn't for everyone, this we know. Some people prefer a hand to squeeze during takeoff, someone to chit chat with when the movie selection isn't cutting it and another person to help maneuver a foreign airport. If none of those things sound all that necessary to you, take a peek below at …

Jamaica's top 10 travel experiences

Jamaica’s lovely landscape – with its crystalline waters, lush banana groves, and sheer mountains – combined with its confident, yet cool reggae demeanor, makes Jamaica an ideal destination for those looking for stunning scenery and a big dose of local culture. Pack your bag and head down to this …

What You Need to Know Before Traveling to England

London's calling... or the whole country is. And they speak English! So what do else do you need to know before you travel there? Well... a lot! So read this quick and handy guide to make sure you have the best trip!<p><b>How long can I stay without a visa?</b><p>If you're from an English-speaking country, no …

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The world's ugliest monuments? | CNN Travel

"Swing at the End of the World" is Located Off a Giant Cliff

Swing sets are typically used by children on a playground, but this makeshift contraption known as the <i>Swing at the End of the World</i> is only for the bravest adventurers willing to take the risk of falling off the edge of a cliff while swinging high in the air. Located in Baos, Ecuador at La Casa del …

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Step Inside Africa's First Underwater Hotel Room

Africa opened its first underwater hotel room this month, making it the second in the world.<p>The room, at the Manta Resort on the Zanzibari island of Pemba, was designed by Swedish artist Mikael Genberg, who also built the first underwater hotel room in a lake in Sweden. The Manta Resort room sits 4 …

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What Does A Star Sound Like?

Assuming you could withstand the heat<p>Observing a star up close (putting aside for a moment how you'd get there or withstand its heat) is probably like sitting beside an enormous silent fire. Sounds—which are simply pressure variations in a medium such as air or water—can't propagate in the vacuum …

How To Argue With Someone Who Says 'Pandas Deserve To Die'

It's a contentious, edgy argument! But it's flawed in just about every way. Here's how to exploit those flaws.<p>A baby panda was born last week at the National Zoo. The National Zoo, and many people not associated with the Zoo, celebrated, because the panda is a <i>very</i> endangered animal and has become …

Why Can’t We Stop A Hurricane Before It Hits Us?

Some methods that people have suggested for preventing, or stopping, a hurricane--and why they might not work<p>Hurricane Sandy has caused untold billions of dollars in damage and insane casualties. And we saw the "Frankenstorm" coming, for days in advance. We can send people into space and put …

Photographer Blends Portraits of Fathers and Sons to Show Genetic Similarities

People often comment on how similar sons look to their fathers, but how similar <i>are they</i>, really? Photographer Craig Gibson decided to find out, and …

Rock it Out! Blog: “Are Major Music Festivals Overrated?”

One excuse you hear from those not attending a major music festival is that it’s “overrated”. Normally, this is the way one might justify not being …

Essential Questions for Every Traveler to Ask to Learn About a New Destination

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Surely one of the reasons we get off the couch and head abroad is because we have …

How to Finally Stop Worrying While You're Traveling — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>There are always reasons to worry while you’re traveling, and it only takes one glance at …

Best Yoga Poses to Practice on a Long Flight — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>If the idea of a down dog pose in the aisle of your next flight, doesn’t sound appealing, …

How to Master the Fine Art of Haggling — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Considered an integral part of the transaction process in many parts of the world, …

How to Enjoy Being Rich … Without Having Any Money

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>This year, my boyfriend and I took the dog, the cat, and walked away from our home and our …

SuperTooth DISCO TWIN: Portable Dance Party for Music-Loving Travelers [First Look] - Vagabondish

Most Bluetooth speakers focus on ultra-portability – ideal for the minimalist traveler, but not so much for the avid audiophile. SuperTooth’s DISCO …

10 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Volunteering Abroad — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Whether teaching English at a bilingual school in Argentina, volunteering at an AIDS …

4 Reasons Every Budget Traveler Should Choose Self-catered Accommodations — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>When planning a trip, most travelers don’t think twice about booking flights and a …

Photo of the Moment: Along the Tree Line, Belfast

Rare, Stinky Flower Attracts 5,000 to Belgian Botanical Garden - Vagabondish

The Corpse Flower attracts its pollinators by smelling like rotting flesh, so of course 5,000 people were drawn like blowflies to the National …

5 Ways to Connect More Deeply on Your Travels — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>The early days of my long-term travels were scattered. I approached my trip with …

Mom Cries Foul After Being Forbidden to Smoke Pot at Theme Park — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Victoria Hollinrake has possessed a government-issued to smoke marijuana for medical …

You Can Now Park For Free At The Airport, If You Let Strangers Drive Your Car

That's the gist of a new program from car sharing service RelayRides, which is working with airports around the country to operate special parking lots where its users can leave their cars, which will then be rented out to drivers who are flying in.<p>The program launches at San Francisco …

15 moments that define a road trip

As noted by hip-hop band Atmosphere, road trips “become head trips.” It’s as if you’re in your own movie, the constant forward motion lending a …

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