Big's Bucket List

By Stephen Garrett | “Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

10 Wilderness Skills Every Adventure Rider Should Have

We rarely intend to rely on our skills. We expect everything will go smoothly on our 2-3 hour ride or quick overnight trip in the backcountry. But …

Mountain Biking

10 Breathtaking Trips Everyone Needs to Take In Their Lifetime

It's time to take those Pinterest boards and bucket lists and turn them into reality. TripAdvisor, a travel planning and booking site, announced its …

Machu Picchu

5 Most Romantic Experiences in Italy

With its dreamily poetic landscapes, awe-inspiring art, and gloriously ancient cities that have captured the hearts and imagination of visitors …

Europe

18 Epic Multi-Day Backpacking Trips in Canada

<b>Multi-day backpacking trips take time to put together.</b><p>Planning is key. In fact, if you have dreams of spending a week under the stars, carrying …

Adventure Travel

8 Reasons to Put the Blue City on Your Bucket List

The word magical is fairly overused today, but if there’s a place that truly epitomizes the mystical adjective it’s Chefchaouen, in the northwest of Morocco. It’s a destination known by many—especially Instagram and Pinterest addicts—as simply the “Blue City,” and it’s perched amid the Rif …

Travel

12 Mind-Blowing, Affordable Adventures for Your Bucket List

Start planning your next vacation now.<p>Are you an adventure hound who lives for trips that test your physical limits? Have you fantasized about …

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10 of the most friendliest and welcoming cities in the world

Six of the friendliest cities are in Europe. Can you guess where?<p><b>When you go on holiday or travel to an unfamiliar destination, it's always</b> …

Quora users share the best travel destinations you've never heard of

Paris, New York, Tokyo. They're all amazing vacation destinations, but sometimes (always?) it's preferable to get away from the crowds.<p>With that in mind, users on the querying site Quora asked for "some of the best travel locations that most people have never heard of." There are hundreds of …

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Bucket List Adventures: 4 Epic Trails for Hiking in Australia and New Zealand

Let’s be honest: No one <i>needs</i> another reason to visit Australia or New Zealand. The two destinations are home to the most surreal and jaw-dropping …

Why freezing Lapland is a tourism hot spot

Beautiful scenery and the northern lights have people putting on their parkas and heading to northern Finland.<p>A few curious travelers might decide on …

These Winter Festivals Are the Best Reason to Travel This Season

Do you feel a chill in the air?<p>There’s no need to head inside when the weather turns cold. The dropping temperatures, first snowfalls, and icy …

100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime, According to the World's Top Travel Experts

These unique vacation excursions are stunning. 😍<p>No matter how many countries you’ve been to, there’s always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so …

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Sun Storm to Cause Stunning Auroras—Here’s How to Watch

A gust of solar wind is lashing Earth, possibly triggering glorious light shows in the coming nights.<p>Sky-watchers should keep their eyes turned toward the poles the next few nights, as an incoming solar tempest may trigger colorful displays of auroras.<p>This past weekend, a giant gaping hole opened …

Space

Finally, You Can Access these 7 Incredible Wonders of the World

There are no shortage of beautiful sights to see in this world of ours. From the dazzling canals of Venice, Italy, to the ancient ruins of Machu …

Why a small, no-frills vessel is the best way to cruise the Mekong River

Sam’s grandfather is halfway to heaven and she’s watching him, hand on hip. “I’m not happy about this, Willie,” she calls as he plants his cane and pulls himself up, one steep step at a time.<p>“Heaven”, in this case, is the symbolic upper level of Angkor Wat, the largest religious structure in the …

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Via Ferrata in the Dolomites

I’m walking along a small ledge, about a metre or so wide. To my right is a steep slope which levels off around 20 metres below me, and to left is a …

Adventure Travel

Everything You Need to Know to See the Northern Lights in Norway

Anyone planning a Northern Lights hunt in Norway needs to know their geography.<p>This long, thin country's capital, Oslo, is too far south of the …

15 Iconic Adventures Worth the Effort

These world wonders are worth the trek.<p>When asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, English mountaineer George Mallory famously replied, “Because it’s there.” For those of us who need a little more motivation, we’ve chosen 15 celebrated places—including Machu Picchu, Pisa, and Provence—worth …

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Colorful harvest festivals around the globe (photos) | CNN Travel

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The most beautiful small towns in Mexico

<b>(CNN) —</b> Vibrant facades, cobblestone streets, multicolored lakes and mountainous backdrops are just a few things that make Mexico's small towns spectacularly photogenic.<p>The diversity of landscape across Mexico means that different regions offer distinctive delights, from desert ghost towns and …

Mexico

Lava Boat Tours on the Big Island

Nothing beats watching two of nature’s unstoppable forces pitted against one another.

Hawaii

21 Iconic Japanese Landmarks to Add to Your Bucket List

https://theculturetrip.com/asia/japan/articles/the-21-most-iconic-japanese-landmarks/<p>Culture Trip<p>Come with us for a trip around Japan to visit its …

8 Amazing Physical Features of Africa

Victoria Falls<p>This spectacular Southern African waterfall, considered to be among the greatest in the world, is located along the Zambezi River and …

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11 Caribbean Hidden Gems You Should Add to Your Bucket List

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Nature writ large: a great escape to Chile

Stretching from the belly of South America to its foot, Chile is nature on a colossal scale. Travel here is surprisingly easy if you don’t rush it. Start amidst the granite spires of Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, and then travel north to Valparaíso, a poetic and boisterous seaside …

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Exploring 7 Cultural Points of Interest in Sri Lanka

Shares 747<p>Ayubowan. This gentle Sri Lankan greeting means “long life” and is presented with prayer hands and a smile. Think of it as the “aloha” of …

Heli-hiking and via ferratas: A wild experience in the BC mountains

Not too far from Banff, Alberta, just across the provincial border in British Columbia, you can scale to the top of a mountain that otherwise would …

America’s best Mountain Peaks for your bucket list

America is home to some of the greatest peaks and summits, many of these connected to a National Park. Whether you are an experienced hiker/climber, …