Alex Tapia

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The Top 10 New Zealand Beaches

New Zealand has more than 9,000 miles of coast and hundreds of pristine beaches. From jagged, rocky shores to hidden black and white sands, turquoise lagoons to tumultuous surf, seaside natural hot springs to immense dunes, there's a beach for every temperament in the land of the Kiwis. Whether …

New Website Lets You Track Sharks Around Maui

Maui has received a fair amount of bad press this year. After an unprecedented spike in shark attacks this year, including one which led to the death of 20-year-old German tourist Jana Lutteropp, the Valley Isle seems to many visitors more terrifying than it is relaxing.<p>Now, just in time for the …

The 43 Best Hidden Hikes in the U.S.

Sure, hiking the Appalachian Trail is an experience no one ever forgets. But the United States is a pretty big place, with tons of opportunities for …

10 Castles from Around The World That Are Straight Out Of Fairy Tales (PHOTOS)

We're just wondering if there's a modern day Prince Charming inside.<p>It's no wonder that almost every fairy tale takes place in a far away land in a beautiful castle. There's just something magical about these structures' massive size and architectural features like turrets, spires and drawbridges …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

The visibility of distilled water is about 80 metres. Blue Lake, in New Zealand's South Island, clocks in at 76 metres. Here are the first-ever …