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20 of the Coolest Tour Experiences Around the World

Many people equate the word "tours" with the typical big bus excursions led by flag-toting guides that seen at every major tourist attraction around the world. But not all tours are the same. For those who want them, hop-on, hop-off and big bus tours are a great way to see a city quickly, but for …

America's Top 25 College Sports Fan Traditions

College sports fans have some great traditions that everybody knows, like throwing up the "Hook 'em horns" at Texas, and not going to games at Miami. But across America there are traditions at schools large and small that many people have never seen, or even heard of. Or, in the case of this …

8 Southern Islands You Should Be Visiting This Summer

If you want to get away for a bit this summer, why not explore the barrier islands throughout the South? Sure, some of them are overrun, but others remain practically untouched and removed from society. The beaches are -- by and large -- pretty exquisite and each has their own flavor to entice you. …

Iceland's Most Famous Waterfall Is Big Enough To Stand Inside, Which Is Pretty Incredible

This is Seljalandsfoss, arguably Iceland's most famous waterfall. In a boundless green field, the cascade drops a whopping 200 feet from rocks above into a serene little pool below.<p>The most insane part of Seljalandsfoss, though, is that you can hike through the back of the falls and view them from …

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

Ireland's best drives

Whether or not you're used to getting into the driver's seat from the right, and driving on the left, Ireland's (often pot-holed) two-lane roads make up some of Europe's most scenic drives. Particularly going village to village, pub to pub, on and off the rugged coastal drives of western and …

The 10 Best Beaches In The World

In order to celebrate the impending end to this nightmare of a winter, why not grab your passport and head to sunnier shores?<p>TripAdvisor just came out with their Travelers' Choice Awards for the best beaches around the globe, and found that Baia do Sancho in Brazil is the people's choice. The rest …

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Unmissable South America

South America is home to dramatic landscapes, archaeological splendours from the past and a dizzying variety of wildlife - the largest collection of plant and animal species on earth, in fact. For the sheer awe factor, it's hard to top seeing Incan ruins through mist-covered cloud forest, spying …

10 best things to climb

Over ice and iron girders, shinnying up temples and scaling rainforest trees – tackle the world’s most worthwhile ways to reach the top. In this excerpt from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i> we've gathered together ten things to go up, from the somewhat gentle to the downright difficult. …

6 Budget Destinations Where You Can Stretch Your Travel Dollar

When the going gets tough, the tough are of tempted to stop going -- or going on vacation, that is! But the exact opposite should be true: travel inspires and relaxes us. It takes us to new creative heights. It is refreshing. It's exactly what we need when we're in a rut, or going through a rough …

Top 10 European Cities at Spring

With spring on the horizon, the romance of Europe seems more appealing than almost any other time of year. Rich in heritage, architecture, arts, music, and food, the Continent's cities welcome visitors with pretty flowers lining elegant boulevards, scintillating scenic coastlines, fine wines, and …

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Ten amazing off-the-radar experiences in France

No Francophile worth their salt would skip the Eiffel Tower or the lavender fields of Provence. But while France’s tourist trail is well trodden for a reason, there are plenty of wonders that might have escaped your radar. Here’s an alternative bucket list for your trip to France.<p>See flocking …

Top five nerve-shredding road trips in Costa Rica

Renting a car in Costa Rica is costly and can even be dangerous if you're not prepared for what's to come. It’s also ridiculously good fun. Some of the most interesting, little-explored destinations are only accessible by car, and for the adventurous traveler, there’s simply no substitute for the …

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Best Places To Go Barefoot

Over winter and ready to hit the beach? Us too.<p>As a coping mechanism, we've compiled a list of the best places to beat the heat. Here are a few spots where shirts and shoes are definitely not required:<p><b>Anse Source d’Argent, Seychelles, Africa</b><p>With its ideal snorkling conditions and shallow waters, …

5 More Reasons Why I Love New York

New York City exudes an energy like no other city in the world. Each time I visit, I discover new things to experience as I relish the many things that I have delighted in before. But there is <i>always</i> something new.<p>Coming from the Midwest, I know that I have arrived in New York City when the first …

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