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Essential Packing Checklist for Those Planning a trip Around the World

May 8, 2013 | Camping Gear

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If you’re planning on taking a holiday for an extended period of time, like on an around-the-world tour, deciding on exactly what things you’re going to want and need can be a bit difficult. It’s easy enough packing for short trips, but with a trip that could potentially last months, a little extra thought is almost certainly necessary.

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The 5 Things you Should Avoid When Planning that Holiday

April 25, 2013 | Travel Destinations

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Going away on a holiday soon? The key to having a great time is to plan your trip properly, and avoid making the same mistakes that others have made before you. Here are five things that will help you make your travel safer and easier. Learn from other people’s mistakes and don’t repeat them!

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Geographic Expeditions Private Journeys in Mongolia

July 4, 2006 | Adventures

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Geographic Expeditions has been a pioneer of travel to remote and challenging destinations since 1982 and provides a varied portfolio of overland tours, treks, walks, and expeditionary voyages to the world's most astonishing places. Now picture this... Geographic Expeditions is offering to take you on your private journey to Mongolia. Get lost with a once in a lifetime itinerary that includes dinosaur hunting in the Gobi Desert, horsebacking and camping sojourns in the green highlands of the Altai Mountains, visits to the glorious Naadam festivals in Ulaanbaatar and remote towns, and enlightening investigations of Mongolia’s Buddhist temples and the resonant traces of the days when Mongolia was the most important place in the world. It seems the best time to go is between May–October. If those details don't meet your fancy you can always choose from the other Mongolian tours like the Eagle Hunters of Western Mongolia tour or Land of Lamas - Tibet and Mongolia tour. For all cost and questions either go to Geographic Expeditions or call (US) 1-800-777-8183, (Non-US)1-415-922-0448.

Dalki theme park in korea

January 13, 2006 | Travel Destinations

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Dalki is a popular cartoon character like Mickey Mouse in the USA used to promote kids clothing and merchandise in Korea. Dalki theme park includes gardens, shopping, play areas and many exhibition spaces where these characters interact with visitors in a space for shopping, playing, eating, lounging and exhibits dealing with scale and nature. Dalki theme park is designed to create ”disbelief” and impede users from fully engaging the realization of this imaginary world. Sounds like going to Disney land with a bottle of whiskey.

New Crazy Horse Paris Singapore

January 12, 2006 | Travel Destinations

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The popular brand of nudie shows, Crazy Horse, opened a new franchise in Singapore last month called Crazy Horse Paris Singapore. The extra Paris is there so that you know your really attending an Authentic Crazy horse establishment, like the locations in Paris and Las Vegas. Singapore is now home to the largest and most fantastic of all Crazy Horses. Performing are 15 girls from all over Europe. From what I can see on the website, definitely a place to spend an evening for those who have an open mind.

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USA Today called it "A celebration of the artistry of nude", so how could you not go, nudity is meant to be celebrated!
Check out the video here.

MSNBC' s adventure locations to Beat the winter blues

January 9, 2006 | Travel Destinations

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The top ten places to beat the winter blues are as follows:

1. Antarctica
2. Banff
3. Belize
4. Búzios
5. Key West
6. Los Angeles
7. Melbourne
8. Rajasthan
9. Red Sea
10. St. Barths

Antarctica! Rajasthan! You ask? I'm trying to get away from the cold! The truth is that icy waters at the bottom of the globe become passable only when the temperatures drop in the Northern Hemisphere permitting a rare once a year opportunity check out some sweet penguins, icebergs, and glaciers. Alright! The others speak for themselves.

Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand

January 8, 2006 | Travel Destinations

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Over the next weekend Four seasons will open its first "Tented Camp" located in the jungle of northern Thailand about 50 miles northeast of Chiang Rai. The Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand, close to the border of Burma, is a 20-minute long-tail boat ride up the Ruak River. This 200-acre property has 15 tent guestrooms scattered along a half-mile trail. Each 581-square-foot tent contains either a king-size bed or two twins, a large copper tub and replicas of 19th century furniture. Though you will feel like your living in the 1800s, you can still use the internet with high-speed access. Designed for active adults, these all-inclusive two or three-night adventures, costing anywhere from $1000-$1600, cover everything from elephant mahout training to Mekong River excursions; from formal campfire dinners to riverside drinks in a stilt-top bar.

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Vacation in Maldives dos and donts

January 7, 2006 | Travel Destinations

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I found this interesting tidbit of info from the guys at Escapeblog. The Maldives is a Muslim Country. There are certain things that are not acceptable there like for example topless and/or naked sun bathing, that is even if you are in a resort. Other tips include
not wearing clothes that cover your knees and shoulders if entering a Mosque, not bringing in alcohol because it will be confiscated by immigration, and finally leaving you porn at home as it is illegal in the country.

Denver voted Best City For Singles

November 27, 2005 | Travel Destinations

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Not having success finding that soul mate you dream off? Putting yourself in the classifieds and eharmony profiles? Don't worry maybe a change of scenery is all you need. The Denver-Boulder metro area is America's best city for singles as ranked by Forbes Best Cities For Singles. The criteria is nightlife, culture, job growth, number of other singles, cost of living alone and coolness. Check out the full list here.

The palace of Versailles in France

November 9, 2005 | Travel Destinations

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The Palace of Versailles, easily a days trip from Paris, used to be the envy of Europe. When visiting Paris, stopping to see this grand palace with its lavish, manicured gardens, is a must for fans of history, architecture and gold-drenched luxury. Highlights include high-ceilinged rooms, erupting fountains, and off course the famous Hall of Mirrors(Where the Treaty of Versailles was signed, ending World War I). For each different part of the palace there is a separate admission. That is unless you get the one-day pass which will cost you about $25 and covers your entrance to just about everything while also allowing you to cut lines and listen to audio guides throughout your visit. Visit the official site here.

(AbcNews)

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Dubailand

November 7, 2005 | Travel Destinations

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In the middleast, Dubailand will no longer be just a major tourism and entertainment centre, but also a city providing leisure through total wellness solutions like Therapy Centres, Sports Facilities, a full fledged Hotel Resort along with chalets and serviced apartments. Other recently announced plans for Dubailand include a Formula One theme park, Dubai Outlet City and three Legends theme parks. "The Wellness Resort will be an ideal place whether you just need time away, desire a change, want to unwind or kick-start a healthier lifestyle", the leading promoter said. Read the full story here.

(Luxist)

Trapese School New York

October 16, 2005 | Travel Destinations

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Ever wanted to be like those fearless stuntmen in the circus? Make your dream a reality! Trapeze School New York located in Baltimore, Boston, and New York is dedicated to creating a safe, fun, challenging environment for interested students. Instructors come from a variety of backgrounds and strive to bring you the best in athletic, acrobatic, team building, fear conquering and personal growth. Trapeze School New York employs trainers who show excellent ability with circus, stunt work, performance, adventure and above all, safety. Ages 6 and up are welcome. Check it out.

superdawg in chicago

October 6, 2005 | Travel Destinations

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Check out this great casual eating experience. Superdawg has tasty Argyle style hotdogs, along with burgers, shakes and malts. Their mascot is a hotdog wearing a tarzan skin. What don't you love? Food comes in "a lounge" box and seems almost decorated. For good times come to Superdawg at 6363 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago 60646.

rue de l'Annonciation - my little parisian paradise

August 25, 2005 | Travel Destinations

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I love traveling to Paris... When I am there I always stay on a little hidden pedestrian street called rue de l'Annonciation. I believe I get a true feel for real Parisian life on this street. Sure I could have chosen to stay in an overly busy part of Paris... but then I may as well have been in any other city. Rue de l'Annonciation is the real taste of Paris, with its open fruit markets, screaming salesmen, little cafés with elegant outside seating, and a variety of neighboring shops. After scaling down almost every mile of the great city of romance I have decided that there is no other street like it. Cars are not allowed in my little paradise as people walk to buy fresh fruit and goods like strawberries, cherries, fish, and native rotisserie chicken straight from the farm. You don't have to walk too far to be reminded of Americanism though because a McDonalds is right on the corner. The menu is much different though. The street and the surrounding neighborhood are inhabited by upper class apartments with genuine architecture in the prestigious 16th district. A small convenient store lies on the corner where you can buy good French wine for less. You are only a 10 minute walk away from the subway station which is perfect for site seeing and getting around. The Eiffel tower is a 15 minute walk away and you can see its top from neighboring streets. A perfect way to really let Paris sink in!

Amsterdam Segway tours, too!

August 19, 2005 | Travel Destinations

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When visiting Amsterdam, there is no better way to get acquainted with the squares and intimate canal-streets than with a Glide.cc Segway tour. The city of Amsterdam is compact enough that most everything of historical interest can be reached within a couple of hours. Choose between the day tour (“Historical Amsterdam“) or evening tour (“Native Nightlife”), and then you will cruise effortlessly through Holland’s cultural capital as you learn about it from native guides. You begin the day tour in the former waterfront (Schreierstoren) and ride to the city’s 19-century, museum-rich southern edge (Museumplein). Some of the highlights include the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Dam, Ann Frank House, Rembrandt House, and Oude Kerk (Old Church). The evening tour consists of exploring the authentic nightlife in hard to find districts like the Jordaan and De Pijp, as well as famous partying squares like the Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein. Some of the highlights include the Nes, Dam, Jordaan, Leidseplein, Max Euweplein, De Pijp, Regulierdwaarstraat, and Rembrandtplein. Tours are limited to seven participants, and cost €60 per person for either the day tour or night tour. To make reservations, those interested can visit Amsterdam Segway Tours.

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