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The Most Scenic Motorbike Rides Around the World

BY ANNAMARIE HOULIS  There’s no better way to witness a place than by going it on your own. There’s no more liberating, badass way of doing that than by motorcycle. With this nimble, simple machine, you can weave through the thunderous traffic of Vietnam, around the twisting cliffs of California and into the towering Tibetan Himalayas. If you have the time and the means, here are our top journey recommendations… Pacific Coast Highway, California California’s Pacific Coast Highway’s epic 500-mile stretch from San Francisco to San Diego is full of seal-strewn beaches, redwood forests and…

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10 Best Outdoor Adventure Vacation Destinations on a Budget: Where to Stay, What to Do, How to Get There, Best time to visit etc..

Affordable & Convenient Outdoor Vacation Destinations 1. Acadia National Park – Maine Acadia National Park Acadia National Park is the only national park in New England. It covers much of Mount Desert Island, a massive, rocky island that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean from mainland Maine. Acadia is known for beautiful inland lakes, thick forests that turn glorious hues in fall, and stunning ocean and mountain views from its rocky outcrops. Cadillac Mountain, the tallest peak on the U.S. Atlantic coast, is a must-visit. The quaint town of Bar Harbor sits just outside…

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11 Incredible European Cities That Are Incredibly Cheap To Visit

“Cheap” isn’t usually the first word that comes to mind regarding a trip to Europe. But if expert travelers know anything, it’s that there are always ways to work the system in our financial favor. For those who seek adventure on a budget, travel site Hoppa has curated a list of the cheapest cities in Europe based on average prices for common expenses like hotels, taxi rides and coffee. Their science wasn’t necessarily always exact: Hoppa gathered some of its pricing info from mainstream booking sites, while other details came from sites that rely on less…

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Portuguese model selling virginity to travel world

A Portuguese model claims she plans to sell her virginity to the highest online bidder to fund a dream trip around the world. Penelope*, 21, has already racked up £220,000 in bids from wealthy older men but hopes the final figure will top £1 million to pay for the holiday of a lifetime. The student, who is currently at university in Paris, spoke only on the condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals from her controlling family – who she claims drove her to want to sell her virginity. Penelope*,…

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10 Wellness Vacations You Need to Take This Year

Make self-care a priority with a getaway designed to better your mind and your body. Go for a Run Many people look to running to clear their heads and relieve the stresses of daily life, but not everyone can find the time to run on a regular basis. Run Wild Retreats + Wellness offers trail running retreats for women designed to nurture mindful running that fits into a busy lifestyle. The four-day Moab Mindful Running Retreat includes restorative yoga, coaching and scenic, guided runs across the desert landscape. Or, sign up for a running cruise to…

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Go on a Trip Around the World in One Day at This Open-Air Museum in Aichi!

Japan used to be a closed society for 300 years. People in the past were forbidden to learn about other country’s culture. Later on, it became open to the rest of the world and Japan started displaying an undiscriminating love for all things foreign. Such is the case for the Little World Museum of Man, an open-air museum that showcases the different cultures of more than 22 countries around the world. It also provides an enjoyable experience for visiting guests with its various themes, exhibitions, and restaurants! The Little World…

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4 Incredible Breathtakingly Dive Sites

Coral reefs, wrecked oil tankers and hammerhead sharks: they’re all part of choosing the ideal diving holiday. These four destinations stand out: 1. Bunaken: where diversity rules The vast waters of the Bunaken National Marine Park, where diving has even been described as a ‘religious experience’, are located at the northern tip of the Indonesian island of Celebes (Sulawesi). Only 3% of the park is terrestrial, extending across five small islands including the eponymous, centrally located Bunaken. The ultimate tropical island experience: everything is located at but one degree above…

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The best undiscovered vacation destinations of summer 2018

Skip the tourist traps, excite your senses, and surprise your fellow travelers by getting off the beaten path and visiting one of these hidden gems. So instead of trekking to a tourist trap, check out one of these breathtaking, fit-guy-friendly destinations that are well off the beaten path. 1. Redwood Mountain Grove of Sequoias Where it is: Kings Canyon National Park, CA Where it’s better than: Giant Forest Why it’s fun: National parks are infamous for hordes of tourists who flock to a few attractions, like Sequoia’s Giant Forest, with its 275-foot General…

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West Papua, Indonesia: The islands you’ve probably never heard of

IT’S home to some of the world’s most pristine islands, but the Halmahera Sea also has historical significance that forever changed science. WHEN a dive master grabs a diver by the shoulder, coming centimetres from his face to sputter a reprimanding column of bubbles from his regulator, it’s either because something extremely good, or pretty dangerous, is about to happen. In our case, it’s the second option: the diver is almost out of air at the bottom of the sea near Arborek village, in the Raja Ampat Marine Reserve of West…

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The Shortest Route to The Most Beautiful Places in America (PHOTOS)

Most beautiful place in all 50 states. NICHOLAS COURTNEY/SHUTTERSTOCK Alabama Gulf Shores It’s been said that the Florida Panhandle is basically East Alabama. And, yes, that extends to the alarmingly high rate of jorts and “#3” stickers, but also to the gorgeous beaches; this tiny town on Alabama’s Gulf Coast is on par with any you’ll find in the Sunshine State. One of America’s best small beach towns is also home to the annual Hangout Music Festival. FLICKR/JESSICA ALBANO Alaska Matanuska Glacier If you’re into glaciers and want to see one from closer than the inside of…

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