Tag: Travel

Rio de Janeiro: Insider Travel Guide

(CNN)Travel fantasies don't always live up to the reality, but the "marvelous city," as Rio de Janeiro's citizens call their beloved hometown, can knock even the most jaded travelers off…
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Condor moments: trekking in Patagonia

Theres no better way to enjoy the drama of Patagonia than striking out on the W Trek one of the most remote walks in one of the most beautiful places…
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Rishikesh, India: The yoga capital of the world

Rishikesh (CNN)For better or worse, the holy city of Rishikesh, which rests on the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, will always be associated with the Beatles and their…
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9 reasons to visit Penang that have nothing to do with street food

(CNN)Say "Penang" and images of street food and heritage buildings pop into most people's minds. Truth be told, if I'd spent my eight years living on this Malaysian island just…
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‘Firefall’ optical illusion lights up Yosemite National Park

(CNN)It's the time of year for the mesmerizing phenomenon "firefall" to illuminate Horsetail Fall in Yosemite National Park.The natural effect gives the illusion that bright orange lava is flowing off…
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This wins for scariest campsite ever

Estes Park, Colorado (CNN)It takes a certain kind of person to scramble up a mountainside, rappel down to a nylon cot no bigger than two sleeping bags (called a portaledge)…
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If US national parks are to continue to thrive they must reflect the diversity of our population

As the National Park Service turns 100, a new campaign aims to make the countrys natural spaces more appealing to all Americans, regardless of race, over the next centuryIn the…
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Where to stay in the 10 most popular US national parks

To mark the US National Park Service turning 100 this week, Mary Caperton Morton picks the best places to stay, from hotels and cabins to campsites, in the countrys favourite…
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7 Natural Wonders That Will Convince You To Travel To Canada ASAP

When youre planning your next vacation, dont underestimate Canada. Especially if youre into beautiful natural wonders and amazing scenery. Im Canadian, and what I brag about most is our nature…
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DIY Micro Camper Is Perfect For Cozy And Comfortable Camping

Camping is fun, especially with upgraded accommodations in tow. Recently, Instructables userDustman0042decided to build himself a micro camper, perfect for carting around on his outdoor adventures. With his limited budget,…
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Above the streets, beneath the stars: why you should try urban rooftop camping

Urban landscapes may have different sights and sounds than traditional wilderness camping, but still can provide an unparalleled intimacy with natureI cant be outdoors enough. Snow or shine, hot or…
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Man And His Wolfdog Have Beautiful Outdoor Adventures Together

At some point in most of our lives, we’ve probably all had the fantasy about dropping everything and heading for the wilderness. Of course it’s not practical, but there’s something…
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New Zealand Tiny Home Is Like A Trip Back In Time

What does the perfectgetaway look like to you? Does it involve lying on a sandy beach or climbing up mountain trails? For anyonethat really likes to unplug, literally and figuratively,…
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Plain Old Pickup Becomes An Adorable Custom Camper

Going camping is a great adventure. You get to be close to nature and experience the splendor of the trees and sky. You get to cook over a fire and…
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Adventure road: 7 days on Central Asia’s Pamir Highway

(CNN)A weathered sign indicated our altitude on Tajikistan's Ak-Baital Pass -- 4,655 meters above sea level. Barren mountains stretched in every direction, casting shadows over the second-highest international road in…
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Traveller T-Shirt With 40 Icons Lets You Communicate In Any Country Even If You Dont Speak Its Language

I wish I had this shirt when I was in Afghanistan. In 2009, we were situated in a little Observation Post somewhere in Kandahar for a week or two at…
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9 of Asia’s most underrated attractions

(CNN)When it comes to amazing tourist attractions, Asia's got a ton. But for every Angkor Wat or Great Wall of China, hundreds of incredible sites have slipped under the radar…
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30 of the world’s best national parks

(CNN)From biking hundreds of miles in Patagonia to trekking across Myanmar, iReporter Anne Dirkse has set foot on all seven continents, and she's done it all on her own. The…
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10 of the most inspiring contemporary female adventurers

Following our article on female adventurers of the past, were bringing things up to date with a look at the explorers making their mark today and inspiring others to get…
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