Mauri Fabio

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13 Tips to Stay Safe Through Any Travel Emergency

No matter how careful we are or how much we plan, emergencies sometimes happen. Natural disasters, blackouts, theft, or sudden medical issues are unnerving enough, but they can be positively frightening if they occur while on vacation. Far from home, in a foreign country, an emergency can leave us …

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Ecuador Travel Guide

Best Beaches in Ecuador

Ecuador beaches are slowly becoming <i>the</i> place to visit for experienced travelers.<p>Ecuador is a country that offers a great variety of terrain and is …

South America

13 Adventurous Hiking Tales

<i>Have you ever marvelled at the scale and magnificence of those great, immoveable giants of nature, the mountains? Have you ever felt the cool caress of a snow-scented breeze from distant peaks, or seen the first long sun rays of dawn dispel shadows as light creeps up to the heights? Have you ever</i> …

Hiking

Spin around a mountain in super speed like Superman

Things that usually spin really, really fast: a top, the wheel of fortune wheel, other wheels, circular objects, knobs and other things of that …

Why Travel Makes You An Awesome Person

People always ask how travel has changed me. If I look back at who I was before I began traveling and compare that to who I am now, I would have to say that travel has made me a better and more well-rounded person. I'm way cooler now than I was at 25 when I first left to explore the world.<p>Simply …

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15 Festivals To Attend Before You Die

Throwing tomatoes and watching balloon races aren't your standard, everyday activities. But every year, visitors gather in different locations around the world to participate in festivals ranging from spiritual to lighthearted. From samba dancing to bathing in a sacred river, each festival offers …

Festivals

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013, Part II

Time is running out to enter this year's National Geographic photo contest, the deadline for submissions is Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The overall …

Fascinating Cave Photography

Caves are fantastic, mysterious places... maybe as mysterious as the depths of the oceans, full weird creatures and breathtaking landscapes. These …

Nature

6 Ways Hawaii Will Absolutely Ruin Your Life Forever

Maybe you've only been to Hawaii once. Maybe you come every year. Or maybe you come any chance you can get.<p>Regardless of your time spent in Hawaii, this list serves as a warning. And those of you who have ever left the Honolulu International Airport with tears in your eyes and that stinging, lump …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Ecuador Approves Oil Drilling in the Amazon Rainforest

<i>Image ©Dallas Krentzel</i><p>Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has announced that oil drilling will soon begin in untouched parts of the Yasuni National …

REFILE-Lawyer 'wanted no part' of case against Chevron in Ecuador

By Nate Raymond<p>NEW YORK, Oct 31 (Reuters) - A New York lawyer testified on Thursday that he quit a team that was suing Chevron Corp over environmental pollution in Ecuador in 2010 for “ethical” reasons.<p>The testimony appeared to bolster Chevron’s effort to prevent the lawyer who headed the …

Ecuador: Chevron's damages fine is slashed on appeal

US oil giant Chevron has been ordered to pay Ecuador $9.5 bn (7.07 bn euros) for environmental damage to its Amazon basin region by its sister company Texaco.<p>The court ruling however slashed the original fine of $18 billion (13.3 bn euros).<p>The case dates back to the years between 1964 to 1990 when …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

How to Drive on the Beach--Without Getting Stuck

Driving on hard-packed beach sand, like at Daytona Beach, is a piece of cake. Any car will do, because the moisture in the sand keeps it cohesive. The biggest problem you might have is leaving the car parked until the tide comes in. Loose, fluffy sand, however, is a more difficult proposition. Here …

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

How to Photograph Snowflakes—With a Really Cheap Camera

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p><b>Somehow,</b> Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, whose Flickr is well worth your time, takes absolutely beautiful of snowflakes, a subject notoriously hard to capture. And he does it with a two-hundred-buck auto-zoom camera. Meaning that, yep, with a …

The 50 greatest animal photobombs of all time

COOPERSTOWN has the Baseball Hall of Fame. Springfield, its Basketball Hall of Fame. And the Internet has…this: the 50 greatest animal photobombs of …

The holy trail: using Trekker, Google's edge in the next mapping war

A year after it was introduced, Google's nerdy mapping-backpack is pushing into new territory<p>Christopher Fiock came to a rest. For more than four hours he and a team had mapped the Presidio of San Francisco, the former army post that is now a national park. With every step they took, the team …