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A nature lover’s top US 5 urban destinations

Thursday, June 19th, 2014
Phoenix desert

Phoenix desert ©dinobrienmuzyka/Flickr

When one thinks about an urban escape, probably the last thing that comes to our minds is nature, but it is possible to travel to a big city and still admire amazing landscapes – you can see below how. Many big cities lie very close to natural parks and other outdoor attractions, so you can easily visit one or another beautiful place.

Check out the top 5 urban destinations in the US for nature lovers and decide where you want to travel during your next city break. Any of these places make a perfect vacation spot! (more…)

Saint Patrick’s Day Festival – Dublin 2014 edition

Thursday, March 6th, 2014
St. Patrick's Festival parade

St. Patrick’s Festival Parade ©William Murphy/Flickr

This year between March 14 and 17 Dublin will transform into a huge bubble of emerald green fun. The Saint Patrick’s Day Festival of 2014  was perfectly summarized by the organizers: “4 days and nights of culture, music and entertainment”. This month everyone’s place is in the Irish capital.

Probably the most important original Irish holiday, the festival dedicated to the country’s patron saint is very busy drawing in the best of talents from within and outside of Ireland. Many of the events will be free and we have tried to gather the best moments you definitely shouldn’t miss if you travel to Dublin for this holiday.
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The best reasons to visit Okinawa

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
Cherry blossom in Okinawa

Cherry blossom in Okinawa ©Jami/Flickr

In the southernmost part of Japan we find the Ryukyu Islands hundreds of which – in a chain of 620 miles, make up Okinawa. This tiny prefecture of Japan is an absolute must not only for those who are especially in love with Japanese culture. When you see our top reasons to visit Okinawa, you will probably start searching for a cheap Okinawa flight in an instant.

There are so many amazing sights and great events in this part of Japan that it was hard to choose the best ones, but if you have other ideas on the main reasons why one should visit this part of the world, let us know in the comment section.
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The main parks of Disney World Florida

Monday, January 6th, 2014
The Castle at Magic Kingdom Park

The Cindarella Castle Park ©Carlos Jose/Flickr

Disney World in Florida is awesome, there is no question about it. It offers an incredible amount of things to see and do to everyone, let it be my kid or my grandmother with its four immense main theme parks, the two water parks, the hotels and restaurants and the shopping area – and they even has golf courses, although it is hard to imagine why would anyone choose to play golf in Disney World.

This immense capital of magic and entertainment has been the destination of millions of amazing vacations over the years, but why for those who did not yet have the pleasure of seeing it, here is a short explanation about the main parks and why you must love them. (more…)

Budget adventures for the best travel stories

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
International Balloon Fiesta

Balloons at the Fiesta ©Larry and Linda/Flickr

When we hear the term adventure travel, something very dangerous, distant and probably expensive comes to our minds. But adventures do not have to mean jumping into canyons or fighting Komodo dragons. You can take smaller bites of life that bring new excitement and beauty into your life and do all that on a budget.

As you will see in the video, every step you take can lead to a new story. So I have thought of a couple of budget adventures that are exciting and fun and will make the best travel tales. If you have other ideas or have a great travel story to share, please do that in the comment section. (more…)

The most beautiful mountains in the world

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
K2 peak in Pakistan

K2 peak in Pakistan ©Stuart Orford/Flickr

There are many beautiful mountains in the world, there is no question about it. Everyone has their favorites, one may prefer peeks with steep edges, others have amazing experiences even at a small elevation. Some like the grand and breathtaking Himalaya, others the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains or maybe the sky paradises of the European Alps, everyone things mountains are magical places.

These beautiful mountains are perfect for winter sports, hiking or enjoying nature. But as you can see in the below video, there is not better place on Earth to watch the clouds during the day and the stars at night. So here come the most beautiful mountains in the world – in our opinion. (more…)

The best sights in Spain for sports fans

Monday, October 14th, 2013
Plaza del Toros in Valencia

Plaza del Toros ©Shawn Chan/Flickr

Sports and Spain have serious history together. The country gives home to some of the world’s favorite football teams and it has got its own ‘domestic’ – but world famous – sports, mostly related to bulls. So if you like sports too and have the chance to visit this amazing Mediterranean country, do not miss the the best sights in Spain for sports fans.

The short video is just a taste of how the Spanish spend their time while practicing one of their most famous sport/adventure activity. If you want more than a few minutes, you will have to travel to Spain and see the real deals for yourself! (more…)

Shopping and entertainment in Hong Kong

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Nathan Road in Kowloon, Hong Kong

Nathan Road in Kowloon ©Joop/Flickr

It is fairly simple to travel to Hong Kong as US citizens can stay for up to 90 days in the city without having a visa. So there is nothing standing in the way of your getaway. The city is bright, busy and extremely modern, perfect spot for an urban traveler.

There are plenty of opportunities for shopping and entertainment as you can see in the below video, but you have to know that the city is a posh place, not leaving too much space for bargain hunters – you can of course get lucky sometimes. So here are a few tips about shopping smart. (more…)

Must try adventures in Spain

Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Surfing in Mundaka, Spain

Mundaka surfer ©surfglassy/Flickr

Like many other European countries, Spain is a real wonder full of adventures and places to admire. When you are there you must experience as much as possible of this jewel of the Old Continent full of history, culture, amazing food and kind people.

Spain offers lots of adventures, a funny example is the short video about a hamster – yes, a hamster driving a Volvo truck out of a quarry in southern Spain. But even is you cannot do that, you must try some of the other things we have found you, just browse and see what you would like to do the most. (more…)

Hidden gems of Ireland you have to see

Friday, June 14th, 2013
Skellig Michael beehive cells of the monks

Skellig Michael ©Arian Zwegers/Flickr

You may have heard about, or even seen the most famous attractions in Ireland, the Ring of Kerry, the Giant’s Causeway, the Cliffs of Moher… The big cities such as Dublin or Belfast have loads of attractions to offer as you can see in the video below, but there is more to see than what you have already heard about.

Ireland is full of hidden gems you have to see if you have the chance. Here are my favorite less known places that are absolutely magical. No traveler should come to the country and not visit some of the below treasures of the Emerald Island.
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