Downhill Bicycle Ride Mt. Haleakala Volcano, Maui, with Sunrise Viewing


Are you an adventure traveler? Do you love participating in crazy outdoor adventures? If you’re ready for an experience of a lifetime, your next great adventure-based getaway just may include biking down a volcano. What?! Yes, it’s true. Adventure travel is getting more popular these days as more and more people are looking to experience a thrill or two (or a hundred!) in their lifetime. And bicycling down a dormant volcano definitely fits the definition when it comes to a thrilling adventure, right? Right!

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Cruising the Columbia and Snake Rivers


If you’re looking to take a trip through history or just to view some beautiful sights, then consider taking a river cruise through the Columbia and Snake Rivers.

It makes a great family trip too. Children begin learning about the adventures of Lewis and Clark as early as elementary school. Their journey throughout the West with Sacagawea is an epic tale that both history buffs and fans of the movie Night at the Museum can appreciate.

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Mermaid Show at Weeki Wachee Spring

Mermaids have been a roadside attraction in Spring Hill, Florida since 1947 – yes, mermaids. At Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, you can watch the famous Hans Christian Anderson’s story of “The Little Mermaid” come to life.

Not only will you hear the tale of the mermaid who makes a deal with a sea witch to have legs like the prince she loves, only to have given away her beautiful voice.  The mermaids perform underwater acts, including eating and drinking underwater.

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Hiking Zion National Park solo

Located near Springdale, Utah, Zion National Park is 229-square miles of stunning views, unusual plant and animal life and mountains, canyons, rivers and arches to explore. In other words, it’s a hiker’s dream.

The beautiful dramatic landscapes of Zion National Park have even been documented in great artworks around the world, from such artists as Frederick S. Dellenbaugh and Howard Russell Butler, whose works you can see at the Park’s museum after your hike where you will enjoy the Park’s wonder and beauty first-hand.

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Falconry school at Ashford Castle in Ireland

Hawks are beautiful birds, from their expansive wingspan (up to 55 inches) to their long coasting flights. If you’ve ever been fascinated by this fowl, travel to Ireland and visit the School of Falconry at Ashford Castle.

The coolest part about your visit to this amazing venue is that you will be able to walk with a hawk or hawks, a process called falconry. You’ll have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hold a hawk on your arm and then let them go. You’ll step back and watch as the hawk goes from tree to tree before it lands back on your arm.

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How to register your overseas trip with the US State Department


Before you head out of the country on your next great vacation, you should take time to register your overseas trip with the U.S. State Department.

Why? There is so much unrest going on in the world as well as hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural disasters. When you’re in a foreign land, it’s comforting to know that you can be reached in case of an emergency or if something is happening back home and your family is trying to reach you.

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2 days in Split Croatia

Split is Croatia’s second-largest city and its mix of stunning ruins, a rich history and beautiful landmarks and landscapes, Split is worthy of a visit. Take two days to visit the area and make sure to enjoy these noted attractions:

Diocletian’s Palace and Mausoleum: These Roman-era ruins are one of the most popular attractions in the city.  According to its history, the ruins of the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s palace date back to the late 3rd to early 4th century A.D., where he lived for the last 10 years of his life. Unfortunately, after he died, the city was abandoned. The city was first called Spalatto by the Italians and then later changed by Slavic Croatians to Split. Today, filling the old buildings of the ancient fortress, which is a Unesco World Heritage site, are shops, cafes, restaurants and apartments.

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Currency while traveling abroad

When you’re traveling to foreign countries, you’ll have to learn about their currency. There are euros, dollars, yen, pounds, franc, krone, and baht…all of these names and their values can start to get confusing and overwhelming. Luckily, we have gathered some tips and apps for you to keep track of the currency exchange while you travel.

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5 Destinations for 1st time backpackers

Always wanted to backpack across the country or even around the world, but never actually did it before and not sure where to start? If you’re a backpacking newbie you may want to start out small and build your way up to longer treks and destinations further away. Here are five destinations to get you started:

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5 Ways Travel Makes Your Life Better

Travel is fun and exciting and definitely can be educational, but can it improve your life? Of course it can. Here are 5 ways that travel makes your life better:

You experience new cultures. Often times, people are raised in one culture and stick with it for the rest of their lives, rarely venturing out to new places. Taking the time to travel to new countries and experience someone else’s culture can be an eye-opening experience. It can help to broaden your perspective sand realize that there are so many different cultures and worlds and people out there and, although they are different, they are all good people. It can also be a refreshing getaway from the everyday life you are used to, and help get you out of a rut.

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