The top attractions to visit in Ninh Binh, Vietnam

The province of Ninh Binh shares its name with the province’s capital city of the same name, and it is an area that is famous for its intimidating and dramatic landscapes and the steep-sided cliffs that are a distinctive part of the region. During the colonial period, the landscape made the area a challenging place [...]
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Three things that make a great travel photograph

Vik, Iceland
I’ve been photographing Iceland for the last few weeks, trying to extract every ounce of color and light from a typically grey, dark place in February. The weather absolutely did not cooperate: winds blew so hard I could barely stand at times, with gale warnings regularly in effect and gusts to 25m/sec (55mph). Despite the horizontal rain and sleet [...]
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5 ways to get off the tourist trail in Southeast Asia

Laos
I’ve recently had several people tell me, when talking about their upcoming trips to Southeast Asia, that they’re sure Thailand is nice, but they won’t be visiting because it’s too touristy. While there’s no denying Thailand is an incredibly popular tourist destination – Bangkok was the second most-visited city in the world in 2014 – [...]
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Ray’s MTB in Cleveland – Indoor bicycle-themed amusement park? Heck yes!

Okay, I know, the title of this is probably getting some raised eyebrows. What, you are thinking, is a bicycle amusement park, much less an indoor one? And why Cleveland? How did this mysterious bicycle equivalent of Six Flags end up in Northern Ohio? I’ll start with the last question. Ohio is basically the kingdom [...]
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The top attractions to enjoy on Mindoro Island

Off the larger island of Luzon, Mindoro is a beautiful island that is one of the great attractions of the Philippines, and has a coast that faces on to the South China Sea and the Sulu Sea at different points on the island. Broadly split into the eastern and western portion for administrative purposes after [...]
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5 festivals in Southeast Asia worth traveling for

Loi Krathong in Chiang Mai
Southeast Asia is a place filled with color, spirituality, tradition and celebration. Everywhere you turn you’ll come across bright decorations, daily rituals and plenty of excuses to party. While festivals of all shapes and sizes are held in different places throughout the year, the five celebrations below are some of the most prominent and certainly [...]
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Top Sites To See In Can Tho, Vietnam

Can Tho
Can Tho is one of the largest cities in South Vietnam behind Saigon (it’s home to over a million people), and is the economic center of the Mekong Delta. However, its strong economy doesn’t mean that it is a city without character, as it is actually an interesting place to explore, with floating markets and [...]
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The top places to visit on Palawan

The island of Palawan is found to the west of the majority of the islands of the Philippines, and historically it has been one of the most sparsely populated areas of the country, although this has been changing over recent years. With two separate UNESCO World Heritage Sites and some spectacular scenery to enjoy, there [...]
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Great hill towns of Italy

Great hill towns of Italy

Italy is packed with picture perfect hill towns that give beautiful views onto their valleys below. Each one offering something […]

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