Outlander

If you’re a fan of Starz’s “Outlander” series, a trip to Scotland, the land that inspired the show, is a must.

Outlander is a British-American television drama series that is based on the series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. The Starz show started three years ago and it is currently in its third season. “Outlander” follows Claire Randall, a nurse who travels back in time to 18th-century Scotland and meets the warrior Jamie.

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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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Exploring the Culture, history and beauty of Amsterdam

travel makers mdAmsterdam is one beautiful country, filled with canals and bridges, beautiful scenery and buildings that are propped up on 11 million wooden poles. Tour the country on a bicycle and stop for a brew, but however you do it, it must be on your list of places to see.

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How to have a stress free air travel experience?

travel makers mdTraveling is meant to be fun, but sometimes it can get stressful because of such unexpected moments as delayed flights, security lines and lost luggage.

To have a stress free air travel experience takes a lot of planning. In addition to taking the necessary steps to minimize the stress, you need to be flexible and have a positive attitude when it comes to handling any obstacles that may come your way.

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Top Volcanoes You Can Actually Visit

travel makers mdAre you someone who couldn’t make enough volcanoes for your science projects as a kid and now you want to see them up close and personal (well, not too close)? You can do that. Here are some of the top volcanoes that you can see on your next vacation.

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Castle stays in Ireland

travelmakersmdMake your trip to Ireland even more special by staying in one of the many exquisite castle hotels where you can take a step back in time, yet still enjoy modern day amenities. Here are a few you can choose from:

Dromoland: This castle is really more like a dreamland. Sitting on 400 acres, it was the home of the O’Briens of Dromoland who were the Kings of Thomond. This breathtaking fortress is decorated with antique chandeliers and is built entirely of dark blue limestone. You can take enjoy a boat ride, an archery class or just relax in the spa.

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National Park Anniversary

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Happy Birthday to The National Park Service, which turns 100 on August 25, 2016. If you haven’t visited the parks yet, or it’s been awhile, now is a great time to get there, tour and take part in the festivities.

The National Park Service was created by an act signed by President Woodrow Wilson on August 25, 1916. Yellowstone National Park was established by an Act signed by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872, as the nation’s first national park. There are currently 400 national parks available to visit, so whether you’re embarking on a staycation or you’re traveling the country, there’s one to see. Every year, more than 300 million people visit the parks.

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Travel Gadgets

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It’s always nice to have the latest and greatest technology with you when you travel. Here are some new gadgets that are perfect for your next travel journey.

Waterproof phone case: Have you ever gotten water in your phone, and then maybe had to put it in a bowl of rice or, unfortunately, have to get a new phone altogether? The Waterproof Phone Case from Overboard in Surrey, England, solves that problem. It comes in sizes for both the Android and iPhone and you can even take calls while your phone is safely sealed within the waterproof case. So get in that pool or ocean because you won’t miss a thing.

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What to do in Newfoundland, Canada

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Newfoundland, Canada is the world’s 16th-largest island and a great place to spend some well-deserved vacation time.

This year marks the 115th anniversary of the world’s first transatlantic wireless signal received by Guglielmo Marconi and he received it at Signal Hill in St. John, Newfoundland Canada. On a clear day you can see views of the Atlantic as well as Newfoundland and even find icebergs. Then head on over to the Admiralty House Communications Museum which was constructed in 1915 by the Marconi Telegraph Co. during the First World War as the top secret H.M. Wireless Station for the British Royal Navy. According to the website, it’s now the last standing of 11 around the world, was built to intercept secret German naval transmissions, track icebergs and ships in distress.

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Traveling to Melbourne Australia

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Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria, Australia and there is so much for visitors to enjoy. A little history first: Melbourne was officially declared a city by Queen Victoria in 1847, and during the Victorian gold rush of the 1850s it became one of the world’s largest and wealthiest cities. Today it is a leading financial center and the originator of the popular Australian rules football.

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