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Summer Solstice Celebrations

Summer Solstice Celebrations June 14, 2012 | Around the World | Read More
Photo courtesy of Ricαrdo/Flickr Dancers in Ceará, Brazil compete in a traditional square dancing competition, part of the annual Festa Junina (June Festival) events held throughout Brazil. Celebrations include bonfires and fireworks, and revelers feast on corn dishes, as the festival coincides...

9 Cozy Pubs Across the United Kingdom and Ireland

9 Cozy Pubs Across the United Kingdom and Ireland June 8, 2012 | Dublin, Europe, Ireland, UK | Read More
Londoners head for their favorite local pub after work. Image: mostaque / Flickr London’s Anchor Pub is a welcoming site on a gray day.  .  .  and a great place to meet locals.

Odd Animals and Where to See Them

Odd Animals and Where to See Them June 5, 2012 | Around the World | Read More
The tarsier’s large eyes (about twice the size of human eyes) have no peripheral vision. When the tiny primates leap at prey, they do it with eyes tightly closed to protect them. Visit them at the Philippine Tarsier Foundation Sanctuary on the island of Bohol.

10 Idyllic Swiss Villages

10 Idyllic Swiss Villages June 5, 2012 | Europe | Read More
The quiet Swiss village of Wengen is a gorgeous town with a long history. Host to the famous Lauberhorn Run Ski Race, Wengen has established itself as a popular skiing destination that sees crowds numbering in the thousands each year.

Arctic Diving in Greenland

Arctic Diving in Greenland June 5, 2012 | Active/Outdoors, Denmark, Offbeat | Read More
Taking a diving trip in tropical waters can be very enjoyable, but it takes a real sense of adventure to dive the icy, blue waters that surround the largest island in the world. When you dive Greenland, you will be venturing where only a handful of divers have ever been. The 1,646 mile long island, which...

11 Dangerously Perched Cliff-Side Monasteries

11 Dangerously Perched Cliff-Side Monasteries June 4, 2012 | Featured | Read More
Placed on the tops of mountains, perched on steep hillsides, and nestled among sharp rocks, the precarious location of these monasteries offered protection from invaders and the chance for worshipers to feel close to god. By modern-day standards the construction of such compounds seems daunting –...

The Versatile Gorillapod for Photographers who Travel

The Versatile Gorillapod for Photographers who Travel June 4, 2012 | Gear Guide, General | Read More
Lightweight but durable, flexible but stolid, the Gorillapod has virtually revolutionized the concept of a tripod. Ideally suited to self-timer photography, Gorillapods are easily transportable, and the flexible legs can be molded securely around just about any object that’s convenient or close by....

Day Out at Danish Derby

Day Out at Danish Derby June 4, 2012 | Around the World, Denmark | Read More
The historic and relaxed surroundings of Copenhagen Racecourse Klampenborg Galopbane provide the framework for a day at the races when the Danish Derby takes place here on Saturday, June 24th. Located north of Copenhagen on the edge of royal hunting forest Dyrehavsbakken and close to Belle Vue Strand,...

New Mega Yacht is Out of Control – and Can be Operated by an iPad

New Mega Yacht is Out of Control – and Can be Operated by an iPad June 4, 2012 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Looking for a new yacht? Well, you might have to wait a bit longer for this £15 million one. It seems its current owner is pretty happy with it. And who wouldn’t be ecstatic with a yacht that took five years to build, and includes a hull built from glass and the ability to be controlled by an...

Postcard Perfect: Dallol Volcanic Crater in Northeastern Ethiopia

Postcard Perfect: Dallol Volcanic Crater in Northeastern Ethiopia June 1, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Located in northeastern Ethiopia, the Dallol volcanic crater is just one of many incredible geological formations in the Danakil Depression. At 150 feet below sea level, Dallol is the lowest volcano on the earth’s surface and its high concentration of salt gives it an absolutely alien appearance....
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