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Video: Buenos Aires' invisible amusement park

Perhaps director Fernando Livschitz and the gang at Black Sheep Films were hitting the mate a bit too hard when they conceptualized this trippy video, but the result is a whimsical thrill ride through Buenos Aires' historic sites, including the Presidential Palace (La Casa...

Video of the Day: Sheer terror on the Slingshot

I hate scary amusement park rides. I understand that some people love roller coasters and loops and sudden plunges into dark caverns, but it's just not for me. You can save your trips to Cedar Point and roller coaster road trips for someone else. Because, quite frankly,...

Photo of the Day: Singapore's unusual theme park

Photo of the Day: Singapore's unusual theme park This fellow is from one of Singapore's more unusual attractions - the Haw Par Villa theme park, also called Tiger Balm Gardens. Originally built in the 1930s by the creators of Tiger Balm to showcase Chinese folklore and mythology, the park is known for its bizarre and...

Welcome to Hell's Gate in Rotorua, New Zealand

While you probably won't run into Satan, a visit to Hell's Gate in Rotorua, New Zealand, will immerse you in a world of boiling natural ponds, smoking sulfur pits, active volcanoes, and the Inferno, two violently erupting geothermal pools. The area, which was originally...

Visit the world's largest indoor rainforest resort

Visit the world's largest indoor rainforest resort While Europe isn't typically known for it's tropical rainforests, a visit to the Tropical Islands in Germany can show you that they do indeed exist on the continent. In fact, the world's largest indoor rainforest is located right outside of Berlin in the town of Krausnick. ...

10 best destinations to take a hot air balloon ride

10 best destinations to take a hot air balloon ride When traveling, it's always fun to explore a city from a new perspective. And, what better point of view than from the sky? These ten air balloon destinations will not only immerse you in beautiful scenery, but will also give you access to hidden treasures you may not have...

Australia plans world's largest marine park

Australia plans world's largest marine park An area the size of Germany and France combined is about to become the world's largest marine park off of the north-east coast of Australia. Including a broad swath of the Coral Sea (where the Great Barrier Reef currently resides), the massive area is home to some of the...

Want to walk up a giant, looping roller coaster?

Want to walk up a giant, looping roller coaster? On November 13, 2011, the "Tiger & Turtle - Magic Mountain" sculpture in Duisburg, Germany, opened to the public. This isn't your average piece of public art, however, as it is designed like a giant roller coaster with stairs and slopes that people can actually walk on....

Photos of Mangyongdae Funfair

Photos of Mangyongdae Funfair The Mangyongdae Funfair is a North Korean amusement park known for its rusting rides and harnesses that don't quite lock. For North Koreans, it's an amusement park the same as Disney World is an amusement park for Americans. Being that there are only roughly 1,500 Western...

New smartphone app shows users how to have an authentic Australian experience

New smartphone app shows users how to have an authentic Australian experience AUSTRALIA: Where To Go is a new smartphone app that gives insider advice on how to navigate through Australia and see the major sites as well as get off the beaten path. The app is opinionated and does not include all there is to see in Australia, but only what is worth...

Host and experience budget-friendly local tours all over the United States

Host and experience budget-friendly local tours all over the United States HipHost, a new "peer-to-peer marketplace for socially-hosted local tours", not only gives travelers a way to experience new cities from a local's point of view, but also gives people an opportunity to make extra cash. Anyone who wants to share their local knowledge can be...

A profile of travel writing school Matador U

A profile of travel writing school Matador U As someone who has been traveling around the globe since before I can remember, I have always dreamed of being a travel writer. While I would often blog about my trips to my friends and family, write about my trips for school papers, and create websites and content for...

Rama: a smartphone app for history lovers

Rama: a smartphone app for history lovers Rama is a smartphone app that not only guides you through your favorite cities while giving you historical details, it also makes the past come alive through archival photographs that show users exactly what a particular destination or site once looked like. See the rocky...

5 best smartphone apps for travelers who can't get online

5 best smartphone apps for travelers who can't get online While you can basically download an app for anything you could possibly need to do on your smartphone, there are many times when traveling where you may find yourself unable to get Wi-Fi. When offline, many of these helpful apps become useful. To help you during those times...

Ajungo, the new social network platform just for travelers

Ajungo, the new social network platform just for travelers Sick of searching through advice sites and hearing reviews from who only knows? Wish you could connect with other travelers about past or upcoming trips and events? Love social networking but wish you could interact with others in your travel niche? Then there is a brand new...

Longest zip-line in the world at Palau's new eco theme park

Longest zip-line in the world at Palau's new eco theme park Palau is no longer just a destination for underwater adventure. This destination in Micronesia, which is ranked as one of the top scuba diving destinations in the world, has recently opened the Palau Eco Theme Park, home to one of the longest zip line courses on Earth. ...

Six Flags Magic Mountain to add insane Drop of Doom ride in 2012

Six Flags Magic Mountain recently announced an unexpected and exciting addition for 2012. The park was already able to boast the most roller coasters of any theme park in the World this year and now it looks to claim another record next year. Magic Mountain has unveiled...

Busch Gardens Williamsburg announces Verbolten for 2012

Busch Gardens Williamsburg announces Verbolten for 2012 Last weekend, Busch Gardens Williamsburg confirmed their new 2012 roller coaster Verbolten. The multi-launch steel roller coaster will be built on the former site of the Big Bad Wolf. And, like that classic coaster, Verbolten will use the park's beautiful and hilly...

Canada's Wonderland gets a giga roller coaster for 2012 in Leviathan

Canada's Wonderland gets a giga roller coaster for 2012 in Leviathan Since Canada's Wonderland opened hyper coaster Behemoth in 2008, it has boasted the country's largest roller coaster. Next year, the Toronto area park will also be able to boast one of the tallest roller coasters in the World in the $28 milllion Leviathan. The...

Six Flags Great America announces X-Flight for 2012

Earlier this year rumors surfaced that Chicago area theme park, Six Flags Great America, was going to remove their stand up roller coaster Iron Wolf. Some fans were sad to see the long running coaster go as the ride has been a fixture at the park for more than two decades....

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