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The World’s Strangest Beaches

New Zealand: Hot Water Beach by Eli Duke (CC BY-SA 2.0)

While white-sand beaches with azure waters and billowing palms are nice, they’re far from unusual. For those looking for a unique coastal experience, the following beaches provide just that. Barking sand, star-shaped fossils and natural underground hot springs are just a few of the experiences you’ll find on some of the world’s strangest beaches.

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February 18, 2016 by | 2 Comments

Top 8 Places to See the Northern Lights

Northern Lights Easter 2006 in Norway by PJ Hansen (CC BY-SA 2.0)

While travelers flock to the world’s northernmost countries for a glimpse of the Northern Lights, seeing them is no exact science and there’s no guarantee. From the snow-enveloped wilderness of Siberia to the northernmost tip of Canada, here are some of the best places to see the Northern Lights. So wrap up warm, pick a […]

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January 25, 2016 by | 1 Comment

Where to Go in July: 20 Great Summer Travel Spots

Game of Thrones tour

With July fast upon us, the global tourist industry is laying out the red carpet, opening its doors, and is enticing visitors inside. In addition to the established historical sites and natural wonders, destinations are adding an ever growing schedule of events and festivals to the resume. It’s not just about where you go anymore, […]

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June 30, 2014 by | 3 Comments

Hiking on Matanuska Glacier in Alaska

The glacier is about a two hour drive from Anchorage, though you have to bake in extra time to stop at the viewpoint. On the day I made the trip, the sky was low and gray, but there was a window of blue visible just above the place where the glacier poured, in slow motion, […]

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October 17, 2013 by | Comments Off on Hiking on Matanuska Glacier in Alaska

A View of the Summit on a Denali National Park Flightseeing Tour

Denali summits

Locals call Denali – or McKinley, you decide – The Mountain. When you’re lucky enough to see it you understand why. Though it’s flanked by several other great peaks, Denali towers above them all at 20,320 feet. My friend — a former resident of the mountain town where most expeditions to Denali start — envied […]

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September 23, 2013 by | Comments Off on A View of the Summit on a Denali National Park Flightseeing Tour

Cruising Alaska

Alaska is often considered to be America’s last frontier, with the state’s rugged mountains covering vast amounts of land, and much of it largely untouched by humans. Alaska is also home to glaciers and wide waterways, referred to as passages, bordering the thick brush of the mountains. It is these waterways that enable cruising to […]

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June 4, 2013 by | Comments Off on Cruising Alaska

Most Romantic Cruises

Uniworld cruise

Cruising has many components that cater to adventure, fun, families and group activities, and those things are what most people think of when cruising pops to mind. However, cruising can also be ideal for a romantic couple’s vacation if you book the right the itinerary and destination. Whether you’re planning a honeymoon or special milestone […]

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February 11, 2013 by | Comments Off on Most Romantic Cruises

Alaska Road Tripping: 6 Stunning Drives

Copper River Fish Wheels

Big, bold and beautiful, Alaska offers road trippers wildly scenic adventures and trip-of-a-lifetime drives. If you long for lonely stretches of highway and the opportunity to spot wildlife, then an Alaska road trip delivers in spades. Alaskan highways hold some of the best kept secrets when it comes to experiencing our North American frontier. Here […]

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August 1, 2012 by | 1 Comment

8 of the Most Scenic Road Trips in the World

Bondi Beach

We’ve all heard the adage, sometimes it’s not the destination, it’s the journey. Well, sometimes the destination counts too, and on your road trip, you want to make it count with both a great journey and the right destination for your interests. With over 11 million miles of paved road in the world, picking the […]

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July 2, 2012 by | 3 Comments