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Diving Molokini Volcano Crater off Maui, Hawaii – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

3<p>Dark rocks, giant boulders, and aged patches of lava surround us. In the midst of these rock tunnels and small coral caves, our marine biologist …

Tips for a Day Trip to Riga, Latvia

The list of things to do in Riga encompasses more than any traveler can do in a day, a week or more. So what do you do if you only have a day to see …

The 16 Most Terrifying Roller Coasters On The Planet

And the one major requirement for any park worth its salt is a stomach-turning, death-defying roller coaster.<p>Part of the fun for thrill seekers is that each one is a little different. Will it have a steep drop? Could it hang you upside down? Or maybe it just causes your heart to race because it …

5 Must Hit Bars While Backpacking Through Europe

Backpacking through Europe can be one wild ride, especially if you know the best places to meet fellow travelers and locals along the way. Below are some of the top bars to check out while you are on your great adventure that will fit your budget and surely fuel incredible stories to take home with …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

National Parks

Bogota: Colombia's Capital for Cuisine and Cocktails

Good times at Andres Carne de Res! Photo credit: Michael Thelen<p>You may have seen one of the Colombian tourism advertisements: "The only risk is wanting to stay." It is cheesy but true, and many Americans, including friends and I, succumbed to this risk.<p>Ever since my first visit to Colombia in 2006, …

South America