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The 8 Most Incredible Water Festivals You Need To Attend

Traveling around the world can lead you to engage in new, and often incredible, experiences. Sometimes that just means taking part in a new culture, while at other times it means celebrating your own.<p>One common thread throughout all societies is the importance of our life source: water. Whether it …

I'm Thankful for Travel

<i>Photo By: Christina Kelly</i><p>With Thanksgiving coming up, it's a time to reflect on what we're most thankful for in our lives. Like many upper-middle class Americans, I've lived a very privileged life that I often take for granted. It was only when I left home that I really understood the meaning of …

London for One

<b>Four Things To Do When Alone In London</b><p><i>photo by Alison Chino</i><p>If you find yourself in London on business with an extra day before you have to catch your flight, or if you are visiting this great city alone, here are four suggestions for some different activities you can enjoy in London all by …

The Chill Side of Miami

Miami has a certain rep: the party vibe, the heat, the pricey booze.<p>But the city <b>Hannah Sampson</b> of the <i>Miami Herald</i> likes to show off—the one that makes this tourist mecca a hometown—charms with quiet parks, cultural gems, Latin flair, and, of course, gorgeous water views.<p><b>Here’s Hannah’s guide to the</b> …

What Kind of Village Does It Take?

<i>In search of African authenticity, the author finds much to reflect on.</i><p>It is easy to be struck by paradox during a two-month trip through Africa, but the night I stayed in a small village near Liwonde Park in Malawi brought it all home.<p>Njobvu Cultural Lodge has been organized by local villagers to …

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 …

Top 10 New Year's Eve Destinations

Image courtesy of Hamilton Lund, Tourism NSW<p>You're Invited!<p>When: December 31, 2013-January 1, 2014.<p>Where: The Best Places in the World to Celebrate the New Year<p>Prepare to ring in 2014 in memorable fashion with GAYOT.com's Top 10 New Year's Eve Destinations.<p><b>USA Las Vegas, NV</b><p>Reinforcing its status as …

Ultimate Safari Planner

For many, an African safari represents a once-in-a-lifetime dream trip. We’ve rounded up some of the best that the continent has to offer, but with a …

7 Reasons to Go to Zambia

This past summer I spent 3 weeks exploring Zambia and I loved it. It not only offers great game-viewing and stunning scenery but also has maintained an uncrowded, authentic, down-to-earth safari experience that is really unique and increasingly hard to find. Here is just a taste of what I loved …

The Time to See -- and Save -- Africa's Elephants is Now

For safari travelers, few experiences are more moving than to be in the presence of elephants. One of Africa's most iconic species, they are highly intelligent and social. To watch a herd interact, especially with its youngsters, offers wonder and delight. And not many wildlife encounters can …

The birds-eye view of hot air balloons over the vast Namibian desert allows for better inspection of the phenomenon known as "fairy circles". What are fairy circles? They are the bizarre circular patches of bare land you can see all over the ground. These strange patches have defied explanation...no one really knows why they form (and only in this part of the world). Hypotheses have ranged from ants to termites to grass-killing gas that seeps out of the soil. What's your take? Photo by @magnumji

Travel South Africa: Find Ultimate Countryside Luxury at La Residence, Franschhoek - Vagabondish

The sleepy, small town of Franschhoek (literally “French corner” in Dutch) in South Africa’s Western Cape is one of the oldest in the country. While …

Awesome adventures for wimps

For many of us, lying in a lounge chair at poolside or on a towel in the sand gets boring after a while. We'd like to put some pizazz in our vacations but don't want to take out special insurance policies to cover, say, sky diving. But even the biggest chickens among us can push the envelope and …

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A Word Is Worth a Thousand Pictures: Why I'm Taking a Vacation From Facebook, Instagram and Twitter On My Vacation

When did I start needing my friends at home to tell me I'm having a good time on vacation?<p>Travel changed for the worse when I tucked a brand new Blackberry smart phone in my pocket on a 2009 trip to Morocco. Ostensibly the device was to let me stay in touch with my husband back home while I …

Orlando's Most Amazing Hotel Pools

<i>(Photo: Nickelodeon Suites Resort)</i><p>You don't take the family to Orlando just to stay at a hotel with a pool. And yet -- after a long day standing in theme park lines and negotiating souvenir purchases -- nothing hits the reset button for everyone's mood like taking a dip in the hotel pool.<p>Somewhere …

Paris Secrets Only a Local Would Know

Global Yodel sent photographer Juan Jerez Del Valle out with a <i>DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Paris</i> to get his perspective on what it means to use a travel guide in his hometown.<p>He sent back an amazing series of photos (see slideshow below) and this locals guide interview.<p><b>Global Yodel: Place you …

38 ways to truly feel thankful this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favourite American holiday, because in its essence it’s an officially recognized celebration of that great universal truth: It’s …

Spain's Northern Pilgrimage Route: by Bus Rather Than Foot

From a monastery roof in Montserrat, forty-one miles northwest of Barcelona, I angled my camera to get a shot of the wide clay path that led to a ravine between two mountains and disappeared to the west in the direction of Santiago de Compostela. It was the Northern Way, also known as the Camino …

Exploring Peru's Sacred Valley

Peru's Sacred Valley is a special place in so many ways. The site of so many Incan ruins, it holds the remains of a civilization, adding the sense that we were trespassing on something special. The valley is also a fascinating look at the more traditional lives of many native Quechuans, most of …

7 Ways To Avoid Losing It During Your Flight Delay

The situation is quite traumatic: on this, what is notoriously the busiest travel day of the year, a massive winter storm threatens to wrinkle everyone's plans.<p>Flight delays are the icing on this apocalyptic storm's cake. Learn to survive the depression a delay brings, and you might make it to the …

Scenes of Cusco

When I think of Cusco, Peru I think of slow, languid movements, of stormy skies and breathless views, of colorful garments and hearty meals. My memories of Cusco are visceral in nature, mostly due to the lack of oxygen I endured during my five-day stay. While I was adjusting to the new altitude in …

Where streets are paved with sand

Brazil’s northern coast serves up alien landscapes of vibrant beauty, nightly capoeira shows silhouetted by sunset and a paradise that forces visitors to embrace letting go.<p>It’s hard to say exactly how I settled on Jericoacoara, but in retrospect I often credit my innate compass, a sort of gut …

5 Graffiti Artists + Unlimited Resources = Amazing Timelapse

What Would You Do With Unlimited Resources?<p>Every now and then I like to imagine what my life would be like if I had a Canon 1DX, a Red maybe, or even …

Interesting Photo of the Day: The Brilliant Blue of a Rolling Iceberg

Why can’t ice cubes from our refrigerators look like this? Well, glacial ice isn’t just frozen water; it’s dense, compacted snow that gets that …

Enormous Works of Art in Sand

Temporary Works of Art<p>One of the best things about photography is its permanence. When you take a photo you can revisit the memory indefinitely, as …

Camera Angles for Wildlife Photography

An illustrated example of how to use camera angle for wildlife photography by wildlife photographer Paul Burwell on Digital Photography School

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9 photography accessories you never knew you needed

We probably don't need to tell you to buy a tripod, but here are a few clever gadgets and accessories you might not have thought about...<p>1. Bluetrack …

12 Pointers That Will Help Your DSLR Live Longer

It’s that time of year again. Can you feel it? Camera companies have launched shiny new, “must-have” trinkets. Your GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) …

Freelancers: Work For Free - The Reward Will Be Greater Than You Can Imagine

We have shared quite a few articles on working for free. And usually we are not big advocates of that. Today we would like to share a different …