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Underwater Concert A Summertime Favorite

Underwater Concert A Summertime Favorite Jul 11th, 2013 at 5:00PM: This time of year, festivals and events scattered around the United States are often the highlight of summer, drawing visitors from near and far. As part of a road trip, a weekend outing or just a break from summer monotony, outdoor summer concerts take advantage of the nice weather, bringing our favorite artists or bands to enjoy. Those sincere in their desire to escape the heat go to Big Pine...

10 Alternatives To The Galapagos Islands

10 Alternatives To The Galapagos Islands Jul 4th, 2012 at 12:00PM: The Galapagos Islands are well known for their endemic wildlife, unique flora and strong ecological philosophy. However, the destination isn't the only place in the world to experience an unparalleled natural setting. In fact, islands in Asia, South America, Europe and even the continent of Antarctica all feature one-of-a-kind encounters for those interested in seeing something new in the...

How To Visit The Galapagos Islands On A Budget

How To Visit The Galapagos Islands On A Budget Jun 12th, 2012 at 11:00AM: While the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador are known for being extremely expensive, once you pay for the flight and $100 entrance fee, it is possible to explore this beautiful area on a budget. After going there myself, I discovered these tips for saving money in this ecologically unique destination. Don't Book Your Cruise In Advance If you want to do a cruise, fly into Baltra Island and take a...

The Newest Innovation In Snorkeling: The Powerbreather

The Newest Innovation In Snorkeling: The Powerbreather May 17th, 2012 at 2:00PM: When traveling to tropical regions, I love snorkeling and seeing the unique marine life. However, one thing I hate is how I can never seem to perfectly place the snorkel tube as to not get water in my mouth. Luckily, a new product called the Powerbreather has been designed to fix this. Tagged as the "future in swimming," the Powerbreather is a ring shaped, elastic snorkel that wraps around the...

Adventurous Options In Turks And Caicos

Adventurous Options In Turks And Caicos Apr 8th, 2012 at 3:30PM: While many people think of Turks and Caicos as being a relaxing beach getaway, the islands have a lot more to offer than just that. In fact, adventure enthusiasts will feel right at home with an array of daring options in a beautiful setting. Barefoot Waterskiing Forget skis and boards; barefoot waterskiing lets you feel completely free during your adventure. Because the coral reef system...

National Parks Foundation picks 5 most romantic park getaways

National Parks Foundation picks 5 most romantic park getaways Feb 16th, 2012 at 8:00AM: Valentine's Day may be over, but that doesn't mean you can't continue to incorporate a little romance into your life, especially if it happens to involve travel as well. Earlier this week, the National Parks Foundation selected their five most romantic national park escapes, and they are so good, they're practically guaranteed to score you points with your significant other. The five romantic...

Exploring the diverse scenery of East Java, Indonesia

Exploring the diverse scenery of East Java, Indonesia Jan 22nd, 2012 at 1:00PM: The area of East Java in Indonesia is home to beautiful and diverse landscapes that include beaches, volcanoes, mountains, plantations, lakes, natural reserves, and a lot more. There are also many natural, cultural, and adventure activities to partake in, like scuba diving, hiking volcanoes, surfing, witnessing traditional ceremonies, hearing folklore stories, learning the cultivation process of...

The diverse diving destination you probably haven't heard of: Raja Ampat

The diverse diving destination you probably haven't heard of: Raja Ampat Jan 17th, 2012 at 4:00PM: Located off the northwest point of the Bird's Head Peninsula on the island of New Guinea in Indonesia is Raja Ampat, an archipelago full of diverse habitats. The name literally means "Four Kings" and is a great destination for adventure travelers who want to get off-the-beaten path and explore a location with more fish, coral, and invertebrate species than anywhere on the planet. To experience...

Gadling gear review: Hummingbird Carry-on Zip

Gadling gear review: Hummingbird Carry-on Zip Jan 9th, 2012 at 8:00AM: Picking the right bag to carry with us on our travels can be almost as important as selecting the items we put inside of it. Our baggage must be versatile, rugged, distinctive, and now days, easily fit inside an overhead compartment. The Carry-on Zip from Hummingbird meets all of those criteria, and then some, providing travelers with a simple, but very useful, bag for active excursions....

Adventure Vacation Guide 2012: Belize

Adventure Vacation Guide 2012: Belize Jan 4th, 2012 at 9:30AM: Belize is the only country in Central America with English as the official language. The small country, measuring 180 miles long and 68 miles wide, is a popular vacation destination for tourists whose native language is English. But Belize is good for much more than just lounging in white sand while watching the shimmering teal waves roll in and out while drinks, ordered in English, are...

Conrad Maldives hotel offers guests a chance to spot whale sharks

Conrad Maldives hotel offers guests a chance to spot whale sharks Dec 11th, 2011 at 9:00AM: The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island hotel has announced that it is once gain joining forces with the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme. This unique partnership gives visitors to the resort a rare opportunity to view and interact with those amazing aquatic creatures while research is conducted on their behavior, migration patterns, and habitat. The whale shark is the largest fish on the...

Snorkeling in the Galapagos

Aug 12th, 2011 at 2:00PM: Snorkeling allows those of us who either can't afford or are too scared to SCUBA dive to still experience the wonders of the ocean. That said, often the most awe-inspiring aquatic sites are hidden deep below the surface and hidden to those of us who don't have an oxygen tank strapped to our backs. Thankfully, if you find yourself in the Galapagos Islands, the animals of the sea come looking...

Budget Maldives: How to find perfect beaches and unbelievable snorkeling on a relative shoestring

Budget Maldives:  How to find perfect beaches and unbelievable snorkeling on a relative shoestring Jul 1st, 2011 at 2:45PM: The lowest lying country in the world does not offer much above sea level, just 7 feet 7 inches at its highest point. This fine sliver of sun kissed atolls is so postcard perfect it borders on ridiculous. White sand beaches, Kool-aid blue seawater, and densely populated coral reefs are de rigueur in The Maldives. It is a different kind of world, a water-world with flying taxis and manta rays...

Captain Kidd's pirate ship to become underwater museum

Captain Kidd's pirate ship to become underwater museum May 7th, 2011 at 2:00PM: The submerged wreck of Captain Kidd's pirate ship will become a "Living Museum of the Sea" reports Science Daily. The Quedagh Merchant was found a couple of years ago just off the coast of the Dominican Republic. It's only 70 feet from the shore of Catalina Island and rests in ten feet of water, so it's a perfect destination for scuba divers or even snorkelers. Underwater signs will guide...

5 incredible, adventurous things to do in Kauai, Hawaii

5 incredible, adventurous things to do in Kauai, Hawaii Feb 9th, 2011 at 11:00AM: Kauai. Just the mere mention of the word brings a million amazing memories rushing back, and immediately makes those who have been wish they were kicked back on Poipu beach without a care in the world. It's one of America's wonders, and while the Garden Isle is far from being the biggest, most populated or easiest of the Hawaiian islands to get to, it's unquestionably worth the trip....

Photo of the Day - Sea turtle in action

Photo of the Day - Sea turtle in action Jan 30th, 2011 at 5:30PM: Snorkeling is one of my favorite travel activities, especially because it's such a visual feast. Simply grab a mask and some fins, stick your head underwater and suddenly you're staring at an alien world: bright neon-striped fish, strange wispy corals and of course, the graceful sea turtle. Flickr user kumukulanui snapped this beautiful specimen in action just off the coast of the Big Island...

Take a women's only winter adventure with Call of the Wild

Take a women's only winter adventure with Call of the Wild Jan 12th, 2011 at 8:00AM: Women's only adventure travel is one of the fastest growing segments in the entire industry and U.S. based Call of the Wild is a company that specializes in delivering fantastic ladies only options. The company has been in business for more than 30 years, and during that time it has pioneered this style of travel, offering trips to far flung places, both domestically and abroad. This winter,...

Australia floods leave tourist industry in peril

Australia floods leave tourist industry in peril Jan 12th, 2011 at 7:30AM: The terrible floods in Queensland, Australia, have destroyed thousands of homes, done billions of dollars of damage, and have left at least a dozen people dead. Queensland is a major coal exporter, and with the rising waters hampering shipments and flooding mines, world coal prices have risen. A major consumer of Queensland coal are Asian steel mills, which are already feeling the pinch. This...

Red Sea beaches add safety measures against shark attacks

Red Sea beaches add safety measures against shark attacks Dec 13th, 2010 at 1:30PM: Beaches at the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh will reopen after officials ordered new safety measures following a recent series of shark attacks. One swimmer was killed and four others injured in attacks by at least two sharks. The new safety measures include patrol boats and onshore viewing stations. Swimmers, divers, and snorkelers will be reminded to stay within certain areas and not...

Deadly Red Sea shark attacks puzzle scientists

Deadly Red Sea shark attacks puzzle scientists Dec 10th, 2010 at 9:30AM: Marine biologists are scratching their heads over the spate of shark attacks near Egypt's Red Sea port of Sharm El-Sheikh, the BBC reports. The waters near the city, which are popular for swimmers, snorkelers, and scuba divers, have seen attacks that have left one tourist dead and four injured in the past week. The attacks started last week when a shark bit three tourists in a single day....

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