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My Bucket List

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Every other year, I update my bucket list to cross off items that I’ve done and add in new items that have appeared on my travel radar. Some people say travel isn’t about ticking off lists, but I like to see travel as a challenge and a form of self-improvement. Keeping track of places I’ve […]

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10 Emerging Destinations For 2016

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2016 Emerging Destinations Now that 2016 is almost here, it’s about time to start planning for some adventures in the new year. Do you already have some places in mind? We’ve already got some exciting travels planned for the new year and we can’t wait to explore! 2016 looks set to be another power-packed year of […]

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Street Art from Around the World

In the quirky Lapa district

n recent years, street art has evolved into something more than just graffiti. Renown artists like Banksy have helped bring awareness to street art, and cleared the cloud of mystery that used to revolve around it. What was once an act of vandalism is now a revered form of urban art that’s now appearing on the streets and walls of cities all around the […]

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Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro: A Quick Guide

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arnaval is Brazil’s biggest festival of the year, and it is celebrated throughout the country – from the Amazon to the Bahia coast – with week-long street parties, samba dancing and music. While customs, celebrations and costumes vary by region and city, Rio de Janeiro’s Carnaval is the biggest and flashiest. More than 500,000 foreign […]

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Samba Parade in Rio de Janeiro: The World’s Biggest Carnival

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Samba music suddenly blasts through the speakers and the crowd goes wild. On the Sambadrome’s runway, the Carnival king and queen appear in their shimmering diamond-studded costumes, dazzling the audience with their fast-as-lightning samba moves. Behind them are troupes of costumed dancers: young girls decked out in silver dresses, gym-pumped men adorning brown feather headdresses, sexy ladies dressed in glitzy rhinestone bikinis […]

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Brazil in Photos: Waterfalls, Beaches, Street Art and Carnaval

Walking towards the Iguassu Falls

Over the last three weeks, I’ve been exploring the southern part of Brazil with G Adventures, discovering quite a bit of what the country has to offer. We traveled from the colonial fishing town of Paraty where we island-hopped (and drank too much caipirinhas) and feasted on fresh-from-the-sea fish, before finding our way to the earth-shattering waterfalls of Iguassu that’s so massive it straddles two countries. From there, […]

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From the Road: Celebrating Carnaval in Brazil

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Olá from Brazil! I’m currently writing to you from Rio de Janeiro, having spent the past week or so traveling around the country with G Adventures. I’d long dreamt of visiting Brazil to explore its rugged jungles, see its endemic wildlife, and get lost in its colonial towns. On our four-month trip around South America […]

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10 Unusual Adventure Activities

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The true adventurer never stops looking for new and exciting ways to discover a country; even on a second or third visit it’s possible to take part in an activity not previously experienced. And while it takes a lot to beat a canoe safari in Botswana, white water rafting in Iceland or shark cage diving in […]

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10 Cities with Spectacular Views from Above

London Cable Car

When it comes to exploring a new city, most people opt for grabbing a map and donning a sturdy pair of walking boots. But by far the best way to get your bearings (and some pretty epic photos) is by taking to the air. London is the latest city to add a cable car to […]

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7 Green Cities Around the World

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Plastic bag bans, disposal programs, and sustainable development: just a few of the environmental buzz words swirling around with the much talked-about emphasis on green travel. With all the excitement over how to take care of Mother Earth, let’s take a quick trip around the world – emission-free – to check out seven super eco-friendly locations. […]

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7 Trips for Sports Lovers Around the World

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Nothing brings the world together like sports: they give you a sense of pride and provide an opportunity to come together with other fans to support your favorite player  and teams. Sports has been around for ages and has evolved along with the world, but what hasn’t changed is the fact that we all desire […]

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Where to Go this Summer: 5 Cool Offbeat Destinations

Corniche of Doha, Qatar

// This is a sponsored guest post by Jonathan Hunter. With summer fiercely approaching, now it’s a good time to plan your travels for the year. 2011 has been an eventful one so far, with massive global events taking the world by storm. Although it might not be safe to travel to certain parts of […]

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Photoblog: Carnival Celebrations All Around the World

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// It’s that time of the year again! Flamboyant costumes, larger-than-life parades and colorful street parties: Carnival is an annual festive season celebrated in various corners of the world. What started out as a Roman Catholic festival is now a massive party. One of my favorite events of the year (next to Christmas), the Carnival […]

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Top 8 Natural Wonders of the World

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// Massive volcanic craters, acres of raw jungle and stretch of deserted sand dunes: the work of Mother Earth is beyond our imagination. Thanks to these natural wonders, our Earth has been blessed with gorgeous landscapes and undulating backdrops. Without environmental protection, they might be gone faster than we expect. To pay tribute to these […]

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Masterpiece of Nature – the Iguazu Falls

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Bordering the frontier between Argentina and Brazil, the Iguazu Falls are one of the most majestic natural wonders of the world. Witnessing the Iguazu Falls with our own eyes, I was struck by its raw and genuine beauty. Standing on one of the look-out points, you could feel as though you’re standing right in the […]

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