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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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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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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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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A Day in La Spezia, Italy

When travelers talk Italy, it’s typically Rome, Venice, Florence and Tuscany. If you’re looking for a new area to explore, how about La Spezia?

La Spezia is located on the northern part of Italy, midway between Genoa and Pisa on the Ligurian Sea, and is one of Italy’s commercial harbors. It’s a great place to tour with so many things to do, including:

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