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Intrepid Travel Offering 20 Percent Off All Food-Centric Trips Through August 31

Intrepid Travel Offering 20 Percent Off All Food-Centric Trips Through August 31 Melbourne-based Intrepid Travel – known for its cultural and food-focused trips to remote corners of the planet – is now offering 20 percent off over 350 of their trips, including the newly-launched Food Adventures. The discount is good for all trips departing...

Video: New Zealand Time-Lapse

Flights to New Zealand from the USA are expensive. Thankfully, I have expertly created time-lapses to hold me over until I can get myself out to the seemingly mythical and definitely awe-inspiring country. This time-lapse by Bevan Percival is gorgeous. The images in the...

Olympic Bid Holds Tournament On 7 Continents Over 7 Days

Olympic Bid Holds Tournament On 7 Continents Over 7 Days Traveling to seven continents in seven days is grueling enough. Throw in a daily match against a former professional squash player and that makes for some pretty exhausting travel. Two former pro squash players, Peter Nicol and Tim Garner, are in the midst of a...

Photo Of The Day: Milford Sound, New Zealand

Photo Of The Day: Milford Sound, New Zealand New Zealand seems to be infinitely photogenic and these unbelievable fjords in Milford Sound are an astounding testament to that notion. Taken by Andrea Schaffer, this image gets me incredibly excited about different ideas for traveling the North and South Islands. I'm...

Travel Farther To Be Happier, Says Science

Travel Farther To Be Happier, Says Science In a new study conducted at the University of Vermont, researchers have discovered that the farther you are from home, the happier you are. The BBC reports that social scientists mined data from 37 million geotagged tweets sent by 180,000 people to determine the correlation...

Hyperlapse Tool Takes Google Street View To A Whole New Level

Google Street View was a boon to desk- and couch-bound wanderers when it debuted back in 2007, but even the most fervent Street View explorers would agree that the endless clicking is a bit of a chore. Enter a free online tool that uses Street View images to create...

Trekking Couple Circles Planet Three Times In 424 Days

Trekking Couple Circles Planet Three Times In 424 Days They started trekking the planet more than a year ago, promising to travel the globe bringing children in classrooms from around the world with them, virtually, as they visited scores of countries and continents. Now their journey is complete and Darren and Sandy Van Soye...

Video: The Stunning Landscapes Of New Zealand In Timelapse

Considered one of the great adventure travel destinations on Earth, New Zealand is a country known for its stunning landscapes and breathtaking vistas. Nowhere is that more evident than in the video below, which simply put is 5+ minutes of jaw-dropping imagery. Shot entirely...

La Paz's Urban Rush Introduces Rap Jumping To South America

La Paz's Urban Rush Introduces Rap Jumping To South America Australia and New Zealand are generally accepted as having cornered the market on bizarre adventure activities, especially in urban areas. Unsurprising, then, that Alistair Matthew, the Kiwi founder of La Paz's ginormously successful, groundbreaking Gravity Assisted Mountain...

Tiny Samoa Air First To Charge Passengers Based On Weight

Tiny Samoa Air First To Charge Passengers Based On Weight Considering the number of fake travel stories we posted in celebration of April Fool's Day on Monday, we can understand why you might be skeptical of the following post. But it has actually been confirmed by a number of news outlets across the globe, including the BBC....

Climate Change May Fuel Future Travel Options

Climate Change May Fuel Future Travel Options Climate change is a topic that many of us think is something that will affect future generations, perhaps hundreds of years from now. But what if we look at it from a different viewpoint? What if we could travel back in time 17 million years to when the Grand Canyon was...

Get Personalized Guides For Food And Drink With Eight Spots

Get Personalized Guides For Food And Drink With Eight Spots If you are traveling in a big city and want restaurant recommendations, it can be overwhelming to turn to online review sites like Trip Advisor or Yelp that list hundreds of places, many of which are irrelevant to your tastes and preferences. A new website launches today,...

Facebook Timeline For Travel Industry

Facebook Timeline For Travel Industry The World Travel and Tourism Council has introduced a fun element to their Facebook page: rather than a timeline of their own milestones, they've designed a timeline highlighting all of the events in the travel industry. Starting in 1400 with the first passport, and ending...

Australia Invites You To Do The Outback Your Way

Australia Invites You To Do The Outback Your Way The Northern Territory of Australia is inviting travelers to explore the Outback Your Way with limited-time promotions designed to make it easier and more affordable than ever to visit that famous part of the world. The promotions include a variety of great options such as...

Travel Through The World of Music At Phoenix's Musical Instrument Museum

Travel Through The World of Music At Phoenix's Musical Instrument Museum My expectations weren't very high when I visited Phoenix's Musical Instrument Museum (MIM). I imagined a small collection of dusty drums and pan flutes along with a guitar or two donated by famous musicians. Boy, was I ever mistaken. The MIM is actually a mammoth...

Vagabond Tales: How Travel Can Literally Make You Younger

Vagabond Tales: How Travel Can Literally Make You Younger The famous Spanish explorer Ponce de León spent parts of his travels on an unfruitful search for the fountain of youth. Sailing from Puerto Rico to Florida in 1513 on a voyage, which would become the first documented European exploration of the American...

Wrestle A Shark, Become A Hero And Get Fired

Wrestle A Shark, Become A Hero And Get Fired Back in January we showed this amazing video of a man wrestling a shark on a beach in Queensland, Australia. Paul Marshallsea, 62, became an Internet sensation when he pulled the 2-meter-long dusky shark away from swimmers. Unfortunately for him, fame came at a price. ...

Everything You Need To Know About Flying With An Infant Turning 2

Everything You Need To Know About Flying With An Infant Turning 2 After flying with an infant to over a dozen countries and on nearly 50 flights in her 20 months, I figured I pretty much have baby travel down to a science, as much as you can call it "science" when dealing with a person who is often unpredictable and doesn't respond...

Video Of The Day: Bear Grylls Safety Video (Behind The Scenes)

Air New Zealand doesn't let you down with videos; that's for sure. This video, "Behind the Scenes of the Bear Essentials," starring Bear Grylls, is just that: a behind the scenes video from "The Bear Essentials of Safety" video, which saw over two million views....

Can You Afford To Stay At A Celebrity-Owned Hotel?

Can You Afford To Stay At A Celebrity-Owned Hotel? Tennis star Andy Murray, one of the U.K.'s most famous athletes and the reigning Olympic gold medalist, recently purchased the Cromlix House Hotel near his hometown of Dunblane, Scotland. Now closed for renovations, the country manor is expected to reopen in the spring,...

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