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  • The most beautiful canyons in the world

    Taroko Gorge, photo by B_cool on Flickr

    Canyons are some of the most dramatic landforms on the planet (and even on other planets), created over millions of years by rivers that carved their way through the landscape. Geologists can probably rave on for hours about canyons, but you hardly need to know everything about them in order to appreciate their beauty. Wherever they are, canyons tend to be major natural attractions for people who want to see them, take pictures of them, climb them and trek along them. Canyons or gorges have a way of creating the perfect setting for adventures, as long as you don’t shrink from a bit of hiking and walking. Here are some of the most beautiful canyons in the world, for travelers who ‘collect’ natural wonders.

     
  • 5 destinations for the Wild West enthusiast

    Alabama Hills, photo by Alisha Vargas on Flickr

    Unless you are very young, you’ve probably seen a quite a few Western movies when growing up. And while for many people these tales of bank robbers, cowboys and beautiful tavern maids were just a way to pass an idle afternoon or evening, there are more than enough die-hard fans of the Western genres who would give an arm and a leg for Clint Eastwood’s spaghetti western hat. If you’re a fan of the Wild West in all its gritty glory, there’s more you can do than buy movie props on e-bay – you can go and visit some travel destinations that even after all these years still have the unmistakable mood of a western film. Here are 5 destinations for the Wild West enthusiast.

     
  • The world’s best places to see the sunset

    As cliche as watching the sunset may sound, few people can remain unimpressed when faced with the last rays of sunlight, the mellow purple and orange shades of the sky and, why not, the romanticism of the whole experience. Watching the sunset should be no problem for anyone, wherever they live in the world, but beautiful as they are all, not all sunsets are equal. Some of the most stunning sunsets in the world can be seen in exceptional places. Should you travel to these places only to see the sunset? Sure, especially since the sunset is definitely not the only thing about them that will impress you. Here are the world’s best places to see the sunset.

     
  • Top 5 US destinations for Halloween 2011

    Halloween might not be everyone’s favorite holiday (especially if you don’t like sweets and trick-or-treaters), but if you want to get away from home on holiday for whatever reason, there is no shortage of destinations that are just perfect for the creepiest night of the year. A good scare on Halloween or at least a gloomy or creepy atmosphere are not hard to obtain if you decide to visit one of the top 5 US destinations for Halloween 2011. Whether you’re in the mood for something truly bone chilling or something fun for families, there are countless destinations for Halloween that you can choose from.

     
  • The best hiking destinations for beginners

    Villarica Volcano, photo by Ollie Harridge

    Hiking is an awesome way of visiting natural attractions, but the truth is that sometimes it can be awfully difficult. Those who are not used to physical effort will sometimes find it exhausting to follow in the footsteps of an experienced hiker who is used to climbing steep slopes and difficult terrain, and nobody likes to be the last one in a group of climbers, slowly and tortuously trying to follow them. That’s why if you are a beginner in matters of hiking, it’s better if you start small. Easier hikes are not less scenic or less worthwhile then the more difficult ones, and you will build up stamina and experience for longer and more complicated trails, so here are some of the best hiking destinations for beginners.

     
  • Top 5 otherworldly travel destinations

    photo by Frank Kovalchek

    Travel is all about seeing new things which are quite different from one’s regular surroundings. But as unique as some travel destinations are, some of them simply look like out of this world. There are some places on the planet which look so completely amazing that you might think that they are from another planet, or maybe some piece of fantastic art. Mother Nature has a way of creating landscapes which are beyond our imagination, and it would be a shame not to visit at least a few of them. So here are the top 5 otherworldly travel destinations on the planet.

     
  • The best vacation destinations for geeks

    Akihabara

    Are you a tech-addict who likes to spend a lot of time in front of the computer or playing with the newest gadgets? If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like to get separated from their technological toys even when you’re traveling, here’s an alternative to taking your laptop with you on your holiday (although no one will stop you from bringing it with you). These destinations are perfect for computer geeks, anime lovers or sci-fi fans who don’t have to abandon their geeky pursuits while traveling : the best vacation destinations for geeks.

     
  • Where to eat the best hot dogs in the US

    Hot dogs are not exactly the height of cuisine, but unless you are a vegetarian, you’ve probably experienced at some point in your lifetime the craving for hotdogs. Fast food is not only useful when you are in a hurry and don’t have time for a proper meal – sometimes you just can’t help wanting to snack on something delicious and not quite healthy. Hotdogs are just as widespread in the US as hamburgers, and there are as many varieties of hotdogs as places. So for the discerning hotdog fan, here are some tips on where to eat the best hot dogs in the US.

     
  • Best spa destinations this spring

    Generally speaking, traveling is all about visiting new and exciting places, going where you haven’t gone before and doing things that you haven’t done before. All while all these things are the recipe for a great holiday adventure, sometimes you need something more…lazy. Although in Spring you’re supposed to feel full of energy, many people are still the influence of the winter blues, and one way to get rid of them is to pamper yourself a little. A spa will rejuvenate your body and your soul, and you’ll get back the precious energy you need for more traveling! Here are some of the best spa destinations this spring.

     
 
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