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15 Places You Cannot Visit Even If you Want To

When you start planning a vacation, the world is at your fingertips. Where will you travel next? How will you get there? What is waiting for you once you arrive? There are some locations, however, that you will never be allowed to visit, mostly for good reason! In this article, we are going to explore the locations that you either will never want to visit, or are just dying to find out what is there. 1. Snake Island, Brazil Located off the coast of Brazil, Snake Island contains Golden Lancehead…

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9 Incredible Cities to Visit in Switzerland

With a location in the Alps mountain range and an impressive railroad that runs through it, the country of Switzerland is in no short supply of beautiful scenery. This is a wonderful place to visit if you enjoy snow sports, but it’s also a year-round destination with great arts, culture, and culinary scenes. Since Switzerland is a small country, it’s easy to visit lots of places in just one trip. Here are the top cities to visit in Switzerland. Geneva (Hotel Prices & Photos) Geneva is not only an important…

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7 continents, 19 exceptional experiences

(CNN) — Scrap all those other bucket lists you’ve been compiling. Put away the brochures. We’ve just put together a pretty special collection of crazy, fun and exclusive experiences that have your next 19 vacations covered. ASIA Swimming with blue whales (Weligama, Sri Lanka) Manta rays and whale sharks are so 20th century. The real catch for divers today is the blue whale, the heaviest animals that ever lived, and the best way to experience a close encounter is to sign up for a trip with an expert. Natural World Safaris’ eight-night,…

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Weird Travel Places – “Waiter, There’s a Waterfall in My Soup.”

Some people make a sport of seeking out the strangest, most striking and bizarre places on earth. Our “Weird places” blogs give them an encouraging nudge in a new direction. What would you think of a deafening dinner at the foot of a waterfall? Beneath the Labassin falls in the Villa Escudero resort in the Philippines, you can dine amidst the deafening roar of falling water. A pleasant place for couples in crisis, as you won’t be able to talk or listen to each other. Nevertheless, it’s worth visiting just…

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The 10 Coolest Places You’re Not Allowed to Visit

Our spectacular planet has so many wonders to explore. However, there are some places that are just too dangerous, too protected, or maybe too special to visit—even for the most seasoned voyager. These places have been completely cut off from the outside world. 1. Heard Island Volcano, Australia Satellite image of the southern tip of Heard Island. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) This barren volcanic Antarctic Island, an Australian external territory about two thirds of the way between Madagascar and Antarctica, is considered one of the most remote places on earth. The 368-square-mile…

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Top 10 Off-the-Beaten-Path Travel Destinations for 2018

Here are our picks for the top 10 off-the-beaten-path travel destinations to visit in 2018:   Botswana Botswana is one of the world’s hottest up-and-coming ecotourism destinations, in large part due to its forward-thinking approach to conservation. The country has prioritized the protection of wildlife for over 50 years now, ever since the Batawana people established the Moremi Nature Reserve in 1963 after seeing their lands threatened by poaching and cattle farms. Commercial hunting was banned in 2014, anti-poaching laws are VERY strictly enforced, and wildlife management is largely handled by local…

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Travel News: Philly Is Still Making History, How to Get a Free Passport, and the Ultimate Destination Wedding Resource

There’s a great big world out there, and our latest “news you can use” may inspire a trip you never knew you needed. American history and culture will be on display in Philadelphia’s Historic District this summer, while a cool package tour company makes it easier than ever for young travelers to get their first passport, and a new online platform aims to take the pain out of booking a destination wedding. PHILADELPHIA: AMERICA’S FIRST WORLD HERITAGE CITY Sure, Philadelphia (visitphilly.com) is where our country was born, with the signing of the Declaration of Independence and…

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Ireland’s first official nudist beach to open next month

Ireland is to get its first official nudist beach. Public notices are set to go up at Hawk Cliff in Dalkey in County Dublin next month, but there has been a mixed reaction to the news. Some of the concerns include the suitability for children and that it may attract anti-social behaviour. Pat Gallagher from the Irish Naturist Society says they do not intend to cause offence or harm to anybody. He said: “That area has been used for many years, not only with the nudists but also with bathing…

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11 Great Cruise Deals for 2018 Under $100

Is a budget-friendly cruise on your 2018 agenda? Despite the hurricanes that hit some areas this past year, it’s “full steam ahead” for the 2018 season. Sailing during the so-called “shoulder months” can save a lot of cash. That means avoiding the Caribbean from June through August, when there will be a significant spike in prices due to summer break, according to experts at Cruiseline. Think May and September for destinations such as Alaska, and April, May, and October for Europe. Folks who aren’t picky about the ports or ship can enjoy…

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Underrated travel destinations: Travel writers’ secret places revealed

Traveller’s writers – with more than a little arm-twisting from our editor – have agreed to share some of their most special, cherished places; the secret spots we don’t want the world to know about. Just this once, we are willing to share (as long as it stays strictly between us). Lake Rhona, Tasmania. Pooled on the slopes of the Denison Range in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Lake Rhona is place where mountains and beach combine.  Photo: Andrew Bain   The Rock Islands of Palau. An archipelago of some 500…

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