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  • The largest Las Vegas casino robberies

    Bellagio Hotel and Casino Las Vegas

    Bellagio Las Vegas ©matze_ott/Flickr

    While gamblers feel at the losing side as they are despoiled by the slot machines (notoriously known as “armed bandits”), casinos are usually the safest places in the world. And yet, in spite of a lot of cameras, some criminals were really brazen – or crazy – enough to try to steal from the modern casinos in Las Vegas.

    While it seems in films like “Oceans 11″ , as it would be a sexy adventure to rob a casino, the reality is that these crimes do not usually end well for the perpetrators. So  here we are to present the list of some of the largest casino robberies that the city of sin has ever met. For the fans of George Clooney and Brad Pitt: they are not on the list, sorry…

  • The best unusual sights in Spain

    La Tomatina festival in Spain

    La Tomatina scene ©davidd/Flickr

    Whenever you think about traveling to Spain sandy beaches, Ibiza parties and Medieval Cathedrals may come to your mind, but certainly not the unusual sights we are going to show you.

    Maybe not as unusual as the hamster driving out a Volvo truck from a Spanish quarry – check the below video if you do not believe me, but some pretty interesting staff. Let us know what you think in the comment section.

  • The best family activities in Bangkok

    Sharks at Siam Ocean World

    Sharks at Ocean World ©GianCayetano/Flickr

    The whole country of Thailand is moving into a family friendly direction in the last couple of year and so does the capital, Bangkok. As a large metropolis it does not lack things to see and do, but many of its attractions are especially perfect for those traveling with kids and teenagers.

    From the numerous family activities in Bangkok I have tried to collect the best ones. Didn’t make up your mind about traveling to Thailand yet? Watch the short video about much fun kids and families can have in this exotic country.

  • The Gathering – Ireland events in 2013

    The Gathering 2013 - a 365 day long celebration

    The Gathering 2013 – a year long festival

    They have saved you a seat… in Ireland. The country’s famous comedian, Andrew Maxwell is helping to promote the Gathering 2013, Ireland’s campaign to attract visitors with thousands of events throughout the year.

    You can watch the video in question below, it’s really funny, especially when they sprinkle Mr. Maxwell with water… ups, spoiler alert. Let’s see what awaits you in Ireland this year.

  • Summer holidays: it’s a family affair

    Spain Holiday

    Spain Holiday ©visual07/Flickr

    It seems more and more of us are reluctant to take a summer holiday, with the Guardian reporting a decrease in workers who were willing to take time off last year. But on reflection, few things are more important than spending some quality time with the family and escaping the stresses of everyday life – if only for a week or two. And as you all go together, it is indeed true, that summer holiday is a family affair!

  • A cinephile’s European holiday

    Colosseum in Rome

    Colosseum ©Jeremy Vandel/Flickr

    Cinephiles looking to explore the locations of their favorite films have an obvious treasure trove in America and Japan, but what about Europe?

    European cities feature frequently in high profile films, but usually as an anonymous substitute for American locations, leaving a cinematic ramble across Europe considerably harder to do.

    With that in mind, here are the best European locations to re-live some of the most iconic moments in European film history.

  • The French Job

    French Riviera

    French Riviera ©Serge Melki/Flickr

    The below article is worth reading even if you will not participate in the amazing adventure opportunity it presents. When I first saw the below video, I instantly started to imagine myself on the French Riviera being a part of the team that intends to help Sébastien Murat achieve the world record of free diving…

    Check out the video and I’m sure you will also want to be recruited, let us know in the comment section which one of the team members would you like to become. The French Job is the opportunity of the lifetime, don’t miss it!

  • The traveler’s guide to WWOOF-ing

    photo by Peter Blanchard on Flickr

    Traveling is no longer such a bug deal like a century ago, and even the most budget conscious traveler can find ways to visit some of the most faraway and wonderful places on the planet. Even traveling on a shoestring can be eco-conscious and sustain local conomies, but there are others ways to discover some of the most beautiful spots in the world without making a dent in your savings. WWOOF-ing, better known as World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, by no means a lazy holiday, but it is the kind of vacation that will allow you to gain insights into your host culture, into the ways of the land, and even teach you a thing or two. Here’s a traveler’s guide to WWOOF-ing, for those who are looking into novels ways of experiencing travel.

  • The weirdest food festivals in the world

    Waikiki Spam Jam, photo by madmarv00 on Flickr

    Food festivals are happy occasions when foodies from all over the world can give into their cravings and stuff themselves full of all sorts of delicious things. Although most food festivals cater for your stomach and taste buds, some food festivals can be a bit strange, and either make you choke with laughter or show you the ways in which food can be used for various unorthodox purposes. Celebrate the weird side of food, either by eating it or just laughing at it, while attending some of the weirdest food festivals in the world.

  • Adventure travel in Ukraine

    photo by thisisbossi on Flickr

    For many travelers, Ukraine is like a blank spot on the map, remembered for past disasters or political unrest. But for those who have visited it, Ukraine is a treasure trove of mystery, adventure, and most of all, culture. As a former Russian country, Ukraine has a fair number of cities brimming with chunky Soviet architecture, grandiose monuments, and gloomy grey forests of apartment blocks. But Ukraine also has incredible scenery that remained out of the grasp of mainstream tourism, with few facilities and hard to find – that is, Ukraine has the perfect setting for an adventure. With the country’s dramatic landscapes and many natural wonders, adventure travel in Ukraine is some of the best you could find anywhere.

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