Does Post Timeline support other Types of Post of WordPress?

Yes, Post Timeline does support other post types such as default “post” or any other custom types, in the shortcode it is important to mention the type of that post type, else it will be consider ‘post-timeline’, to call other types of post add attribute ptl-post-type, the complete shortcode will be as follows.


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Asia

Bali Beach

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Bali is an island and province of Indonesia. Bali is a popular tourist destination, which has seen a significant rise in tourists since the 1980s. Tourism-related business makes up 80% of its economy. It is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. The...
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Jumeirah Beach

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Jumeira Beach is a white sand beach that is located and named after the Jumeirah district of Dubai, on the coast of the Persian Gulf. It stretches along the coast south of the city's historic district to the junction with The Palm Jumeirah and terminates between the southern end of the Jumeirah Beach Residence (adjacent to the Dubai Marina...
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Australia

Bondi Beach

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Bondi Beach is a popular beach and the name of the surrounding suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Bondi Beach is located 7 km (4 mi) east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Waverley Council, in the Eastern Suburbs. Bondi, North Bondi and Bondi Junction are neighbouring suburbs. Bondi Beach is one...
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Marley Beach

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Marley Beach (also known as Big Marley Beach) is an unpatrolled beach in the upper Royal National Park, on the outskirts of southern Sydney, Australia. The beach is one of eleven beaches located within the territory of the Royal National Park. The northernmost major beach in the Royal National Park, Marley is considered by Surf Life Saving...
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South America

Siesta Beach

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Siesta Key is a barrier island off the southwest coast of the U.S. state of Florida. It is situated between Roberts Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. A portion of it lies within the city boundary of Sarasota, but the majority of the key is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sarasota County. After the probable Amerindian name of Zarazote for the area...
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North America

Kapalua Bay Beach

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Kapalua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. A resort development by the Maui Land & Pineapple Company extends inland from Kapalua Bay and Honolua Bay. The population was 353 at the 2010 census.Kapalua Resort offers accommodations, a variety of restaurants, a shop, and several golf courses.The area has...
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Coronado Beach

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Coronado, since the 1980s also mistakenly known as Coronado Island, is a resort city located in San Diego County, California, across and around San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego.Its population was 24,697 at the 2010 census,up from 24,100 at the 2000 census.Coronado is Spanish for "crowned one", and thus it is nicknamed The Crown City. Three...
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North America

Hanauma Bay Beach

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Beach awards this nature preserve in southeastern Oahu the top prize for its "stunning white sand coral beach enclosed in a breached volcano," with "the best accessible snorkeling in Hawaii" thanks to "thousands of tropical fish." The park is closed Tuesdays "to give the fish a chance to rest." It's also Hawaii's first non-smoking beach.
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Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach

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Arr, mateys! Leatherman notes that Okracoke was the home of the pirate Blackbeard, and it's still home to "some of the wildest beaches in the country" with "big surf" in late summer and pursuits like "swimming, shelling and enjoying a walk through the old cemetery on a foggy night."
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Coast Guard Beach

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One of the few returnees form last year's list and the only New England beach on the list, Coast Guard Beach is named for the one-time U.S. Coast Guard station there. It faces the Atlantic on the Cape Cod National Seashore. Dr. Beach says "The sand is fairly coarse so the beach slopes steeply into the water." And since that water reaches summer...
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South America

Grayton Beach

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"Sugar-white sand and emerald green water" are the hallmarks of this beach between Panama City and Destin where, Leatherman says, "development has been restrained so big sand dunes still dominate the landscape." Camping is a popular activity here alongside "tidal lakes and freshwater ponds."
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North America

Coopers Beach

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"As the first 'Gold Coast' in the country, Coopers Beach is hundreds of yards wide, made of grainy white quartz sand," says Dr. Beach. In the Hamptons, summer playground for legions of well-heeled New Yorkers, it's "backed by large sand dunes covered by American beach grass interspersed with large and extravagant mansions."
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Caladesi Island State Park

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Making its return to the list after an 8-year hiatus (it was No. 1 in 2008), Caladesi Island State Park is described by Dr. Beach as a "white beach composed of crystalline quartz sand which is soft and cushy at the water’s edge, inviting one to take a dip in the sparkling clear waters." He says that his favorite trails here are traversed not...
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Beachwalker Park

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This beach near Charleston has been on the list for years now. Dr. Beach says it's "a nature-lovers coast, so visitors should pack their canoes and kayaks to paddle through the tidal inlets. It is also fun to walk or bicycle down to Captain Sam’s Inlet to see thousands of birds." Resorts and parks near by provide for golf, tennis and...
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Asia

Clifton Beach – Karachi

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Clifton Beach or Seaview is a beach in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan located on the Arabian Sea. It is one of the neighborhoods of Clifton, Saddar Town. In 2003 it was affected by an oil spill.Most of you have visited this one or have heard about. This comes at first number apparently with sceneries of camel riding, travelling on lit up buggies and...
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Gadani Beach – Balochistan

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Gadani is a coastal village of Lasbela District located in the southern part of Balochistan along the Arabian Sea, Pakistan. It is also a Union Council of Hub Tehsil and is just a 1-hour drive away from Karachi, Sindh. The population of Gadani was estimated to be around 10,000 in 2005. More than 97% of the population is Muslim with a small...
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Gwadar Beach – Balochistan

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Gwadar is a port city on the southwestern coast of Balochistan, Pakistan. The city is located on the shores of the Arabian Sea, approximately 700 kilometres to the west of Pakistan's largest city, Karachi. Gwadar is near the border with Iran, and is located to the east of the Persian Gulf and opposite Oman. Gwadar and its surrounding region...
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Kund Malir Beach – Balochistan

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Kund Malir is a beach in Balochistan, Pakistan located in Hingol National Park, about 145 km from Zero-Point on Makran Coastal Highway. The drive between Kund Malir and Ormara is considered to be scenic. The area is part of Hingol National Park which is the largest in Pakistan. Travelling time from Karachi is around 4 hours and there are no...
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Cartoon Network

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Cartoon Network is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Time Warner through the Turner Broadcasting System subsidiary. It was founded by Betty Cohen and launched on October 1, 1992. The channel primarily broadcasts children's shows, mostly animated programming, ranging from action to animated comedy. It...
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Adventure Time

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Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. It follows the adventures of a boy named Finn (voiced by Jeremy Shada) and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake (John DiMaggio)—a dog with the magical power to change shape and size at will. Finn and Jake live in the post-apocalyptic...
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The Powerpuff Girls

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The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated superhero action-comedy television series and a reboot of the Cartoon Network series of the same name. It was first announced in June 2014; a year later, it was announced that it would feature new voice actors for the main characters. The series premiered on April 4, 2016, in the United States, Latin...
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Ben 10

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Ben 10 (often referred to as Ben 10 2016) is an American animated superhero action-comedy television series and a reboot of the Cartoon Network series of the same name.The series had its world premiere in Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific on October 1, 2016, and premiered in the United States on April 10, 2017.On May 22, 2017, the series...
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The Amazing World of Gumball

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The Amazing World of Gumball (also known simply as just Gumball) is a British-American animated television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network. Produced primarily by Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe, it first aired on May 3, 2011. The series revolves around the life of Gumball Watterson, a 12-year-old cat who attends...
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Teen Titans Go!

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Teen Titans Go! is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics fictional superhero team, the Teen Titans. The series was announced following the popularity of DC Nation's New Teen Titans shorts.Sporting a new animation style, Teen Titans Go! serves as a comedic spin-off with no continuity to the previous series or any other...
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Dexter's Laboratory

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Dexter's Laboratory (commonly abbreviated as Dexter's Lab) is an American comic science fiction animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network, and the first of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The series follows Dexter, a boy-genius and inventor with a secret laboratory in the basement of his house, who constantly...
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Johnny Bravo

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Johnny Bravo is an American animated television series created by Van Partible for Cartoon Network, and the second of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The series centers on the title character, a muscular and boorish young man who tries to get women to date him, though he is usually unsuccessful. He ends up in bizarre situations and...
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Ed, Edd n Eddy

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Ed, Edd n Eddy is a Canadian-American animated comedy television series created by Danny Antonucci for Cartoon Network, and the sixth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The series revolves around three preteen boys: Ed, Edd "Double D," and Eddy—collectively known as "the Eds"—who live in a suburban cul-de-sac in the fictional town of Peach...
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Sheep in the Big City

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Sheep in the Big City is an American animated television series created by Mo Willems for Cartoon Network, and the 9th of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The series' pilot first premiered as part of Cartoon Network's "Cartoon Cartoon Summer" on August 18, 2000.Created by Mo Willems, who previously created The Off-Beats for Nickelodeon's...
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Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

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Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (commonly abbreviated as Foster's) is an American animated television series created by Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network Studios. The series, set in a world in which imaginary friends coexist with humans, centers on an 8-year-old boy, Mac, who is pressured by his mother to abandon his imaginary friend,...
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Star Wars: Clone Wars

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Star Wars: Clone Wars (sometimes referred to as Tartakovsky's Clone Wars) is an American science fiction animated microseries created, directed, produced and co-written by Genndy Tartakovsky, set in the Star Wars universe. Produced and released between the films Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, it is the first of many works to...
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Transformers: Animated

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Transformers Animated (トランスフォーマー アニメイテッド? Toransufōmā Animeiteddo) is a Japanese/American animated television series based on the Transformers toy line. It was produced by Cartoon Network Studios and animated by The Answer Studio, MOOK DLE., and Studio 4°C. The series debuted on Cartoon Network on December 26,...
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Secret Mountain Fort Awesome

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Secret Mountain Fort Awesome is an American animated television series created by Peter Browngardt that debuted in 2011 on Cartoon Network. The show revolves around a fraternity of five monsters who unleash wild stunts upon the public from their eponymous mountain fort. The show is loosely based on the antagonists that appeared in Browngardt's...
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Squirrel Boy

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Squirrel Boy is an American animated series created by Everett Peck for Cartoon Network.[2] Before Squirrel Boy, Everett Peck was known for creating Duckman on USA Network from 1994 to 1997. It premiered on May 27, 2006 and ended on September 27, 2007, with a total of 52 eleven-minute episode segments. A series of six shorts was released in...
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Mixels

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Mixels is a 2014 comedy animated television series that aired on Cartoon Network, co-produced by The Lego Group and Cartoon Network Studios.[1] The series first aired on February 12, 2014 with a new episode of Teen Titans Go!. The series revolves around the Mixels, small creatures that can mix and combine with one another in creative and...
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Over the Garden Wall

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Over the Garden Wall is an American animated television miniseries created by Patrick McHale for Cartoon Network. The series centers on two half-brothers who travel across a strange forest in order to find their way home, encountering odd and wonderful things on their journey. The show is based on McHale's animated short film Tome of the...
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Arabian Knights

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Arabian Knights is an animated segment of The Banana Splits Adventure Hour, created by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The series is based on the Arabian Nights, a classic work of Middle Eastern literature.Once a peaceful country, Persia was run over by the powerful forces of the evil conqueror Bakaar, the Black Sultan. When all the states of Persia...
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The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo

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The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo is the seventh incarnation of the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon Scooby-Doo, and the final first-run version of the original 1969–86 broadcast run of the series. It premiered on September 7, 1985 and ran for one season on ABC as a half-hour program. Thirteen episodes of the show were made in 1985. It...
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Hot Air Ballons

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A hot air balloon is a lighter than air aircraft consisting of a bag, called an envelope, which contains heated air. Suspended beneath is a gondola or wicker basket (in some long-distance or high-altitude balloons, a capsule), which carries passengers and (usually) a source of heat, in most cases an open flame. The heated air inside the...
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Asia

Rides in Dubai

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A Hot Air Balloon experience is a must do activity in Dubai. In conjunction with Balloon Adventures Dubai, the world’s most experienced balloon company, enjoy flying with the world’s fastest animal in a world-first spectacle all while floating over the Dubai desert. Enjoy this magic carpet ride over an endless ocean of sand dunes,...
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Australia

Rides in Australia

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Global Ballooning Australia is a family owned Victorian Business. We pride ourselves on our service, safety record and status as market leaders. Melbourne is one of the few cities around the world that can be traversed by hot air balloon and definitely one of the best ways to see Australia’s second largest city.Global Ballooning Australia...
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Asia

Rides in Turkey

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Our own cave was more elegant but with much the same view. It looked out over a huge swathe of Cappadocia; a swirling landscape the colour of oatmeal and peaches; gorges full of pinnacles like clusters of spears; the distant cone of Mount Erciyes, lightly powdered in snow. This being a fable, the pinnacles were known as “fairy chimneys”...
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Africa

Rides in Tanzania

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The best game-viewing areas in the Serengeti are the short-grass plains and their granite kopjes in the south, the Seronera Valley, the Western Corridor and the far north of the park where it meets the Mara. New since last year is Namiri Plains a small luxury camp 90 minutes’ drive east of Seronera. This area was closed for 20 years to create...
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Asia

Rides in Egypt

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Hot air balloons are commonly used in Egypt to provide tourists with an aerial view of the country's landscape and famous landmarks.In Luxor, such rides offer views of the Nile River, the temple of Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings, among other attractions.Concerns over passenger safety have been raised from time to time, with multiple...
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Europe

Rides in Switzerland

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To fly in the mountains is not only "cold" but fantastic! Imagine floating away in a hot air balloon - over an area that you never seen from this angle before. You forget about the cold when you look at this majestic mountain world.When inflated the balloon stands approximately 70 ft. tall and 70 ft. across. The balloon can take up to three...
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Rides in France

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The Loire is best explored by car, but day-long driving can sometimes take its toll. Arblaster & Clarke, in partnership with Historical Trips, addresses this concern by arranging everything for you. A seven-day tour includes visits to Loire châteaux and vineyards in Sancerre and Chablis, with the chance to sample sancerre, muscadet and...
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North America

Ride in USA

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Monument Valley, Utah, was not in our original road trip plans. It was too far south, and not really “on the way” to any of the stops we were making.But then I found out you could take hot air balloon flights over the valley. We had to rethink our plans.Some posts on this site contain affiliate links, meaning if you book or buy something...
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Ride in Canada

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Enjoy the wonderful sense of freedom and have a one of a kind experience in our state of the art hot air balloon. With our prime location about one hour east of Toronto, you will explore the majestic country side of Rice Lake, the rolling hills of Northumberland County, and the cities of Kingston, Lindsay, and Peterbough. Our experienced and...
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History Of Dubai

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Dubai has been growing architecturally as well as economically since 1990 to present. 25 years ago, it was a desert with only a hand full of buildings.Dubai is now crammed with the largest skyscrapers in the world, hotels, investors, Super cars and artificial islands.Dubai is thought to have been established as a fishing village in the early...
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Discovery Of Oil

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Oil is eventually discovered in Dubai in 1966. In 1969 Dubai exported oil for the first time. It is estimated that Dubai produces 50,000 to 70,000 barrels of oil, a day.The major turning point in the history and fortunes of Dubai was the discovery of oil in 1966.Coupled with the joining of the newly independent country of Qatar and Dubai to...
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Tourism Megastructures

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In the 1980s and early 1990s, Dubai took a strategic decision to emerge as a major international-quality tourism destination. Investments in tourism infrastructure have paid off handsomely over the years.Some of the most famous landmarks in Dubai are Burj Al Arab, Palm islands, The World Islands, Ski Dubai, Deira Clocktower and The Marina.
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Burj Al Arab

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Dubai Burj Al Arab is the only 7 star hotel in the whole world which also sits on a artificial island at the beachfront, with its very own private curving footbridge. This luxurious hotel is 321m in height, located at the top of this structure is a exclusive helipad for guests.
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Palm Islands

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Palm Islands are three artificial islands, Palm Jumeirah, Deira island and Palm Jebel Ali, on the coast of Dubai , United Arab Emirates. As of November 2014, only Palm Jumeirah has been completed. This island takes the form of a palm tree, topped by a crescent. After completion, Palm Jebel Ali will take a similar shape.
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Ski Dubai

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Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort located in the largest shopping center in the world, Mall of the Emirates. It is 22,500 square meters and features an 85 meter high indoor mountain, tube slides, freestyle zone, chair lift, zip wire, slopes and much more.
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Deira Clocktower

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The Deira Clocktower roundabout is one of the city’s original features, it has been a famous landmark since 1965. This monument is located in the Al Rigga area of Dubai.
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Marina

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The Marina is an artificial canal city and its waterfront is said to be the largest man made water front in the world. The marina yacht club is in charge of all operations that take place in the canal. Residential apartments and skyscrapers illuminate the marina at night.
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Atlantis ,The Palm

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Atlantis, The Palm is a UAE luxury hotel resort located at the apex of the Palm Jumeriah in the United Arab Emirates. It was the first resort to be built on the island and is themed on the myth of Atlantis but includes distinct Arabian elements.
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Burj Khalifa

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The Burj Khalifa, known as the Burj Dubai before its inauguration, is a megatall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest structure in the world, standing at 829.8 m.
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Beach

Whitehaven Beach – Australia

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Whitehaven Beach is known for its white sands. The Beach is a 7 km stretch along Whitsunday Island. The island is accessible by boat from the mainland tourist ports of Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour, as well as Hamilton Island. The Beach was named the top Eco Friendly Beach in the world by CNN.com. Dogs are not permitted on the beach and...
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Resorts

Westin Maui Resort & Spa Hawaii

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A fantastic lobby with waterfalls and pools greets visitors to this lush Kaanapali resort where the impressive scenery, friendly service, fabulous spa and awesome swimming pools are the highlights. The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali is located along a breathtaking stretch of the gorgeous, white-sand Ka’anapali Beach.
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Waterfall

The Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye – Scotland

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If you are backpacking in Scotland generally or are planning a trip to the Isle of Skye then I heartily recommend that you visit the so-called Fairy Pools.The Fairy Pools is located in Cuillins Hills, Isle of Skye, Scotland. The Fairy Pools are a series of clear, cold pools and waterfalls formed as Allt Coir’ a’ Mhadaidh tumbles down from...
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Waterfall

Havasu Falls – Grand Canyon National Park

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Havasu Falls is paradise on Earth. This is an absolutely amazingly beautiful waterfall located in a remote canyon of Arizona. The spectacular waterfalls and isolated community within the Havasupai Indian Reservation attract thousands of visitors each year. The Havasupai are intimately connected to the water and the land. This blue- green water...
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Valley

Arang Kel, Neelum Valley – Kashmir, Pakistan

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A Breathtaking, Lush Green Village In Neelum Valley, Kashmir. Situated at the hill top near Kel, about 1500 feet ascend from River Neelam. It is also a village full of beautiful sceneries. It is a piece of utmost beauty, one can find in Kashmir. Visit Neelum Valley for Arang Kel, a worth visiting place.
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Forest

Kauai, Hawaii

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Kauai, Hawaii owns the medal of the rainiest place on earth, allowing for a tropical paradise. Hike, swim, bike, and dive.
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Island

Bora Bora

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Bora Bora is an island that once was a volcano, which has subsequently subsided and formed a barrier reef. The reef ecosystem allows for pristine clear blue water and reefs limit waves, providing a protected sanctuary.
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Waterfall

Victoria Falls

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Victoria Falls that border Zambia and Zimbabwe is the largest waterfall in the world by total area. The falls transport an astonishing 1,088 cubic meters per second of water down an ~350-foot cliff.
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Mountain

Rainbow Mountains of Zhangye Danxia, China

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The Rainbow Mountains of Zhangye Danxia, China show off weathering and erosion at its most beautiful. The dramatic colors throughout the mountain are a result of trace minerals associated within the sandstone, coloring the sand in reds, greens, and yellows.
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Island

Railay, Thailand

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Railay, Thailand is a magical place only accessible by boat on a small Thai peninsula . Spend your days rock climbing the limestone cliffs, exploring vast cave systems, or swimming to nearby islands.
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Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

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Neuschwanstein, a nineteenth-century castle in southern Germany is the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle. This German retreat is visited regularly during summer months as a symbol of refuge and peace.
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Mark Zuckerberg

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Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of Facebook, and currently operates as its chairman and chief executive officer.His net worth is estimated to be US$63.3 billion as of May 2017, and he is ranked by Forbes as the fifth richest person in the world
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Software Developer

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Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard University dormitory room on February 4, 2004. He was assisted by his college roommates and fellow Harvard students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.The group then introduced Facebook to other college campuses
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Career

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Facebook expanded rapidly, reaching one billion users by 2012. Meanwhile, Zuckerberg was involved in various legal disputes brought by others in the group, who claimed a share of the company based upon their involvement during the development phase of Facebook.In December 2012, Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced that over the...
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Hackathons

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Since 2010, Time magazine has named Zuckerberg among the 100 wealthiest and most influential people in the world as a part of its Person of the Year award.In 2010, Steven Levy, who wrote the 1984 book Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution, wrote that Zuckerberg "clearly thinks of himself as a hacker". Zuckerberg said that "it's OK to break...
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Beach

Great Barrier Reef

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One of the top destinations for underwater explorers and scuba divers, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest barrier reef system. Located in the Coral Sea off the coast of Australia’s state of Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef encompasses a huge area of more than 2,900 coral reefs and hundreds of islands and cays. Formed by...
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Resorts

Laucala Island Resort

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In 1972, Malcolm Forbes bought this green morsel as his private refuge; now its owner, Red Bull magnate Dietrich Mateschitz, has spared no expense to create a tropical hideaway of 25 villas, each with a private pool. Laucala almost feels like an independent nation, with an organic farm, armies of friendly staff, a working jetty, a hangar with...
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Nayara Springs Resort

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Nayara Springs is perched at the top of a rainforest, surrounded by tropical plants and creeks with gorgeous views of the Arenal volcano. Sixteen private villas include plunge pools, gardens, and open-air showers. Located 2 ½ hours from San Jose, this adults-only hotel gets high scores for service, and the spa has indulgent treatments with...
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Resorts

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

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A secluded stretch of beach on the southernmost coast of Sri Lanka is just one of the smart draws of this 152-room resort, where the sound of the ocean is louder than patrons’ chatter. You’d be wise to stay in one of the pool villas, which have wine humidors, butler pantries, and bicycles to use for as long as you’d like.
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Resorts

Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa

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The resort's white stucco buildings with thatched-roof terraces were entirely handcrafted by one family of Mayan masons. Inside, white-walled rooms are decorated with hand-loomed bedding and rugs. Tubs are oversized with Mexican tiles. The dinner menu at El Sol includes a bouillabaisse with hints of habanero, while La Cantina, a traditional...
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Resorts

Iniala Beach House - Thailand

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The design credentials are incredible at this collection of six villas and a penthouse, back on Phuket at Natai Beach. No matter where you stay, you'll have a butler, driver, chef, spa therapist, and housekeeper to attend to your every need. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included–with two nights per week dining under the auspices of the...
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Castle

Alcázar of Segovia, Spain

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The fairytale good-looks of the Alcazar de Segovia have made it Spain’s most famous castle. It’s also rumoured that this little fortress was the inspiration behind Cinderella’s Castle in Walt Disney World. ... The Alcazar in Segovia is undoubtedly the most famous castle in Spain.
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Castle

Glamis Castle

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Glamis Castle is situated beside the village of Glamis in Angus. It is the home of the Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and is open to public. It also has the reputation of being the most haunted castle in Scotland
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Castle

Windsor Castle

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With a Queen Victoria statue and a flow of tourists in the foreground, Windsor Castle is the official residence of the royal British family in Berkshire. At 900 years old, Britain's Windsor Castle is the largest occupied castle and oldest royal residence in the world.
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Castle

Château de Chambord

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The castle of Chambord is the largest of the Loire castles. It was built between 1519 and 1547 near a bend in the river Cosson, a tributary river of Beuvron which then throws itself into the Loire. In 1981, it was named a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
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Waterfall

Iguazu Falls

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Discovered by Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in 1541. One of the great natural wonders of the world, Iguaçu Falls is situated on the border between Brazil and Argentina. The waterfall system is not so much about height, width or volume but it consists of 275 falls along the Iguazu River. The majority of the falls are about...
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Waterfall

Angel Falls

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Angel Falls or Salto Ángel is the world’s highest waterfall, dropping a total of 978 meter from the summit of the Auyan Tepuy, and with an 807meter uninterrupted drop. Because the falls are located in an isolated jungle region of Venezuela the only access to Canaima National Park, the gateway to Angel Falls, is by air.
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Waterfall

Plitvice Waterfalls

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The series of waterfalls that link the 16 lakes of the Plitvice Lakes National Park are what makes this scenic piece of landscape the most popular natural attraction in Croatia. Situated among forested hills near the Bosnian border, the small streams, lakes and waterfalls form an appealing water garden that invites exploration. A series of...
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Waterfall

Jog Falls

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Jog Falls, created by the River Sharavathi, falling from a height of 253 meters (829 feet), is the highest waterfalls in India. Before the rainy season Jog Falls is nearly unrecognizable with only a pair of thin streams of water trickling down the cliff. But during the monsoon season the waterfall comes to life and exceeds even Kaieteur Falls...
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Waterfall

Detian Falls

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The Detian Falls is situated on the border between China and Vietnam. It is, in fact, the fourth largest cross-border falls in the world after Niagara, Victoria and Iguazu. Due to the various border conflicts between the two countries the area has only recently been opened to tourism.
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Beach

Sunset Beach, Brunswick Islands, 
North Carolina:

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At the west end of this remote beach, a mile from the access point, a solitary mailbox stands, planted by local Frank Nesmith in the ’70s, and continually replenished with notebooks inviting visitors to jot thoughts, dreams, wishes, and whatever else moves the spirit.
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Honokalani Beach, Hawaii

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With its jet-black shore, lapis lazuli waters, and thick, jungle-like foliage, Honokalani Beach is a photographer’s dream. Besides lying lazily on the “sand”—actually made up of of tiny lava pebbles—there’s plenty to do: you’ll find seaside lava tubes and sea caves carved into the lava cliffs along the shore. It’s wild,...
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Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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Matira is perhaps the most famous of Tahiti's beaches, and for good reason: The mile-long stretch of silky, powder-white sand slopes gently into a shallow emerald lagoon, and is backed by a thick curtain of palms and tropical foliage. Added bonus: It’s one of the only public-access beaches in Bora Bora, so you won't need to pay five-star...
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Waipio Valley Beach, Hawaii

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This beach in Waipio Valley is one of the hardest to get to in Hawaii—you must hike or drive down a treacherously narrow, steep road to reach your destination. But it's well worth the trek: At the bottom, you’re rewarded with a mile-long black volcanic sand beach bordered by 2,000-foot cliff walls and backed by thick rainforest. If that...
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Harbour Island, Bahamas

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Located off the northeast coast of Eleuthera Island and away from the buzz of other Bahamian beaches, families and couples alike can spend the day on pink sands only seeing a handful of other people. After basking in the sun and getting serenaded by the breeze rustling through the palm trees, visitors can pop into the town to roam down quaint...
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Bathsheba Beach, Barbados

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Rugged, wild, and untouched are just some of the words used to describe this shoreline, where both photographers and surfers flock to catch the best waves and watch the “Soup Bowl,” a name for when the waves crash into the white sand and huge boulders to create a scenic (and foamy) natural phenomenon. It's less of a swimming locale, but...
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Mountain

Mount Huang

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Mount Huang is a mountain range in eastern China also known as Huangshan (“Yellow Mountain”). The area is well known for its scenery, sunsets, peculiarly-shaped granite peaks and views of the clouds from above. Mount Huang is a frequent subject of traditional Chinese paintings and literature, as well as modern photography. The tallest peak...
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Monte Fitz Roy

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Monte Fitz Roy is a 3,375 meter (11,073 ft) high mountain on the border between Argentina and Chile. Despite its average height the mountain has a reputation of being extremely difficult to climb because the sheer granite faces present long stretches of arduous technical climbing. In addition, the weather in the area is exceptionally severe and...
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Banff National Park

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Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest national park, established in 1885 in the Rocky Mountains and one North America’s most visited parks. Banff’s mountains exhibit several different shapes that have been influenced by the composition of rock deposits, layers, and their structure. The 3,618 meter (11,870 ft) high Mount Assiniboine has...
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Matterhorn

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The Matterhorn is a famous mountain and an iconic emblem of the Swiss Alps. The mountain derives its name from the German words Matte, meaning meadow, and Horn, which means peak. With its 4,478 metres (14,692 ft) high summit, lying on the border between Switzerland and Italy, it is one of the highest peaks in the Alps. It is also one of the...
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Aoraki Mount Cook

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Aoraki Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand, reaching a height of 3,754 metres (12,316 ft). Aoraki means “Cloud Piercer” in the Ngai Tahu dialect of the Maori language. The mountain lies in a national park of the same name which contains 27 other mountains which peak at over 3000 meters. A popular tourist destination, it is...
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Valley

Kalalau Valley, Hawaii

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Lies on the north-west side of the island of Kauaʻi in the state of Hawaiʻi, the Kalalau Valley is one of the most beautiful valleys you must visit. It is a very peaceful valley and is undisturbed by the noises and pollutions of the vehicles. You cannot reach there in any of the automobiles and the only way to reach there is by kayak or by...
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Douro River valley, Portugal

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The valley known for its wine production and its main product, port wine, is renowned across the globe. River Douro passing through the valley was used to ship the wines to the western coast. It is also home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Archaeological Park of Vale of Cao.
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Jiuzhaigou Valley, China

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Located on the edge of the Tibet Plateau, the valley is known for its multi-level waterfalls, colorful lakes, and snow-capped peaks. It is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992 and World Biosphere Reserve since 1997.
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Hunza Valley, Pakistan

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Situated in northern Pakistan, it is a small town located on the Karakoram Highway. The historic region is known for its breathtaking beauty, from the apricot trees to the snow-capped mountains, including the 7,788-meter (25,551 feet) Rakaposhi mountain.
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Valley of the Ten Peaks, Canada

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The valley is flanked by 10 notable peaks situated above Moraine Lake, the tallest being the Mount Fay (10,613 feet, 3,235 meters). The lowland was the original homeland to the people of the Nakoda tribe in the 1700s.
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Island

Maldives

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The Maldives are home to some of the world's most ravishing islands, but it's the sea, which truly makes these islands shine. Luminous aquamarine waters with a crystal clarity lap upon these dazzling white shores, which barely peek above the Indian Ocean. Consisting of 26 natural atolls, the Maldives archipelago is the planet's lowest lying...
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Palawan, Philippines

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Palawan is the Philippine's answer to paradise. This island province stretches southwest to Borneo with lush limestone peaks rising from a jewel-like sea so clear, that you can almost see the expressions on the fish from above the surface. Slivers of gleaming white sand fringed with rustling palms rim many of these jungle-clad islands, while...
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Santorini, Greece

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Encircling a sea-filled caldera, spectacular Santorini scores top points for dramatic beauty. Bleached white villas tumble down volcanic cliffs. Blue-domed churches rise against the sparkling sea, and bright sprays of bougainvillea add to the eye-popping canvas of color. Perched atop the black lava cliffs, the settlements of Firá and Oia are...
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Bali

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Steeped in an intoxicating culture, the island of Bali is a feast for the senses. Incense wafts from Hindu temples, rice paddies glow in electric greens, and the food jolts the taste buds. Surfing, swimming, shopping, and sunbathing are the prime pursuits on this exotic isle, as well as sightseeing in the lush countryside. Soak up the spiritual...
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Sardinia, Italy

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Blissful white-sand beaches, rugged coastal peaks, mouthwatering cuisine, a unique blend of cultures, and ancient archeological treasures: What's not to love about this saucy Italian isle? Most travelers have heard of the glamorous Costa Smeralda, or Emerald Coast, with its craggy coves and clear green seas, but this large and diverse...
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Forest

Mossy Forest

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Tanah Rata, where days spent exploring the surrounding mountains are rewarded with steaming hot-pot dinners and local tea.Tours outfitters bring adventurers up to either a slippery boardwalk or to a root-ridden dirt trail -- the forest takes under an hour to experience.
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Humboldt Redwoods State Park

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If huge old-growth trees are your thing, a visit the redwoods of northern California is probably your best bet. Humboldt Redwoods State Park is one of the best places to be immersed in the state’s redwood forests, and three of the world’s ten tallest trees are located in the park’s Bull Creek Flats area alone. Yes -- you can drive through...
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Sian Ka’an Coastal Biosphere Reserve - Mexico

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Once you hop in a boat at Muyil, Mayan-dug canals through sprawling tracts mangroves are at your fingertips. Though this reserve is home to plenty of crocs, the canal waters are crystal clear, and most tours climax in a current-driven, boatless free-float. Look for dolphins and sea turtles amongst the mangroves, but don’t expect to set eyes...
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Great Otway National Park - Australia

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Island from Australia’s famed Great Ocean Road, the cool rainforests of the Great Otway National Park are home to massive tree ferns and cackling kookaburras. The rainforest is dotted with impressive waterfalls like the Erskine and Henderson falls, and in the park’s south, swaying eucalyptus trees along Otway Lighthouse Road teem with lazy...
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Places to visit in the world

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Tourism is travel for pleasure or business; also the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating tours.Tourism may be international, or within the traveller's country.
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Australia

Noosa Main Beach, Queensland

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Though beautiful beaches are a dime a dozen on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Noosa’s Main Beach is arguably the area’s most popular. For one, it’s postcard-perfect, with its golden shore, turquoise waters, and swaying palms. It’s also patrolled by lifeguards every day of the year, boasts ample facilities, and is conveniently located...
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Blinky Beach, New South Wales

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Though many of the continent's best beaches can be found in Queensland, make no mistake—New South Wales can hold its own. Besides its excellent surf, Blinky Beach, on the east side of Lord Howe Island, is one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, according to our readers. Situated between Blinky Point and a promontory known as Mutton Bird...
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South America

Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janiero, Brazil

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Ipanema Beach is located in the southern region of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There are always circles of people playing soccer, volleyball and footvolley, an invented sport that is a combination of volleyball and soccer. With waves reaching up to 9 feet in the winter, it’s also a great destination for surfers.
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Tayrona, Colombia

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Cañaveral, Arrecifes, La Piscina and El Cabo are 4 popular beaches to visit in Colombia’s Tayrona National Park. Travelers looking for beaches that are off-the-beaten-path should try one of these beach destinations, but remember to pack light. Cañaveral Beach is the only beach reachable by car. The other 3 beaches will require a hike to...
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Europe

Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece

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Also known as Shipwreck Beach due to the ancient freighter buried at its center, Navagio is easily the most beautiful stretch of sand in Greece. It’s sheltered by sheer limestone cliffs and is so isolated that you can only access it by boat. While you can spend all day sunning on its powdery sands, its beauty is best appreciated from the...
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Cala Macarella, Menorca, Spain

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Located on the sun-bleached southwestern coast of Menorca, the tranquil Cala Macarella is the ideal escape from the congested beaches of nearby Mallorca and Ibiza. Getting there is a trek: you can either hike two miles along the cliffs from nearby Cala Galdana, or drive on a rough and winding road from Ciutadella and hike an additional 20...
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Praia de Albandeira, Algarve, Portugal

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Despite high tourist traffic to the Algarve region, this tiny, secluded cove has (amazingly) remained somewhat under the radar. You won't find any umbrellas, beach chairs, water sports, or beach bars here; just a golden lick of sand, cool crystalline waters, sea caves, and natural rock pools—which is precisely why you should visit. Added...
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Île de Ré, Bay of Biscay, France

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Off the western coast of France in the Bay of Biscay, Île de Ré is known as the "White Island" by locals due to both its soft, pale sand and the elegant waterfront houses painted in neutral colors. Windswept dunes and pine forests, like the beautiful, Hamptons-like Plage des GollandièresI, back its long, flat stretches of beach—making...
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Africa

North Island, Seychelles

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Otherwise known as "Sunset Beach," North Island in Seychelles is where giant tortoises graze in the grass, the sea turns pink as the sun sets, and the West Beach Bar buzzes with the low hum of famous voices--celebrities like George and Amal Clooney, and Prince William and Kate Middleton have honeymooned here, and if it's good enough for them,...
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Paternoster, South Africa

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An old fishing village 90 miles north of Cape Town, Paternoster is defined by its cottages with white-washed walls and thatched roofs, and these days, several serve as lovely B&Bs.
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Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast

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The original capital of Côte d'Ivoire, the colonial town of Grand Bassam suffered a decline from its heyday as a seaport until the 1930s, but that led to its revival as a resort town beginning in the 1960s, and now it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Palms line its biscuit-colored shore, and you'll be hard pressed to beat its Ivorian seafood.
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Santa Maria, Cape Verde

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Flat, dry and dotted hotels, cafes, and restaurants ranging from the low end to the high end, Santa Maria, on Sal Island in Cape Verde, is a windsurfers haven with pool-blue waters.
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Best Beaches In Continents

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A continent is one of several very large landmasses on Earth. Generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, up to seven regions are commonly regarded as continents. Ordered from largest in size to smallest, they are: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.
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Introduction

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Post Timeline is a WordPress plugin that provides you with an excellent way to create timeline of the events, appointments, stories and other meaningful situations in your life. With help from our plugin, you will be able to showcase things like:
  1. Company history
  2. Product roadmap
  3. Tutorial...
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Installation Guide

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Installation of Post Timeline Plugin is no different than the installation of any other plugin, you can skip this section if you have knowledge about how to install a WordPress plugins.

How to install it?

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Create First Timeline Post

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Creating a post for a timeline is no different than creating a simple post in WordPress, the only thing which makes the difference is to create Post Timeline posts through its own tab in the side bar.

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Create a Post Timeline

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Using Create a post timeline method, once all your timeline posts are created, now it's time to create the timeline. Post Timeline can be created on a WordPress Post/Page using shortcode method, the User needs to write down the shortcode of Post timeline with its optional attributes...

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Post Timeline Categories

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Post Timeline category works same as the WordPress categories, the purpose to create categories through this category tab is to separate Post Timelines from one to another, Admin user assign post to categories, then in the shortcode the category ID is added within, so the timeline only...

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Post Timeline Tags

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Post Timeline Tags is an important tab of a timeline, through this tab Admin User can create Tags and associate their posts to those tags, once all the posts are assigned to those tags, the post timeline will collect all the tags and will use them in navigation.

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How to create Multiple Timelines

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The steps to create multiple timelines is pretty simple, there is no extra step other than assigning your posts to a single Category, once all the posts are assigned to that category, we just need to enter the right category ID in the shortcode as described in Post Timeline...

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Timeline Templates

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Post Timeline has 23 Templates in total, including Vertical, Horizontal, and Read More

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Timeline Shortcode Attributes

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Post Timeline has provided many shortcodes attribute by which User can change the look and feel of their timelines, the list of the attributes is described with its feature description.

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Post Timeline Setting

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Post Timeline Settings include 5 sections with functionality features, the sections are Basic, Styles, Navigation, Animation, and Custom CSS.

1) Basic Settings

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Timeline Header Post

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Vertical timelines do support header post, to add a header Post in your timeline, create a post using Post Timeline tab, once the post is created, add the ID of the post into your shortcode with an attribute header.

For Example, [post-timeline category="8" header="12"],...

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My Tag text doesn't fit in the navigation

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Post Timeline have 5 navigation styles, in case your Tag text is greater and doesn't fit in the navigation text area, you can easily increase the width of the navigation by adding the CSS rule in Post Timeline Settings Custom CSS text-area, the rule to increase the width of the area is as...

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How can I change the number of nodes in Navigation?

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The default navigation nodes count is 6, if User want to adjust the number of nodes of navigation they can pass the parameter nav_max in their shortcode, the value must be within 2 and 15 range.


Example shortcode with navigation node count will be:

[post-timeline category_id="7"...
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How can I customize my Template without modifying core files?

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You can customized your Post Timeline Template without modifying the core files of the plugin, and would be able to get updates without losing your customization changes. To do the template customization, first you have to select the right template which you want to customize, for example: if you are willing to do some...

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My timeline is within a scrolling DIV, how scroll can be fixed?

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For vertical timelines, when your timeline is not within the body tag, you can add attribute scroller with the correct class name of timeline parent, it will help in resolving the navigation glitch.

[post-timeline scroller=".class-name"]
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How can we add pagination for too many posts?

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Post Timeline do support pagination through "Load More" button with can be activate either through Post Timeline Settings or through the shortcode below, once the posts are above the per page limit, the pagination Load More button will appear at the button to Load More items on page with animation.


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Does Post Timeline support other Types of Post of WordPress?

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Yes, Post Timeline does support other post types such as default "post" or any other custom types, in the shortcode it is important to mention the type of that post type, else it will be consider 'post-timeline', to call other types of post add attribute ptl-post-type, the complete shortcode will be as...

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Global Warming

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Global warming could do more than just melt polar ice. It could change our maps, and displace people from cities and tropical islands.

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Global Warming Effects

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Future effects of climate change will vary depending on climate change policies and social development. The two main policies to address climate change are reducing human greenhouse gas emissions...

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What is Global Warming

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The effects of global warming are the environmental and social changes caused (directly or indirectly) by human emissions of greenhouse gases. There is a scientific consensus that climate change is occurring, and that human activities are the primary driver.
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How can we add pagination for too many posts?

Post Timeline do support pagination through “Load More” button with can be activate either through Post Timeline Settings or through the shortcode below, once the posts are above the per page limit, the pagination Load More button will appear at the button to Load More items on page with animation.

Demo of Load More button.

Easy shortcode for Load More option is provided below.


Resorts

Westin Maui Resort & Spa Hawaii

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A fantastic lobby with waterfalls and pools greets visitors to this lush Kaanapali resort where the impressive scenery, friendly service, fabulous spa and awesome swimming pools are the highlights. The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali is located along a breathtaking stretch of the gorgeous, white-sand Ka’anapali Beach.

Laucala Island Resort

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In 1972, Malcolm Forbes bought this green morsel as his private refuge; now its owner, Red Bull magnate Dietrich Mateschitz, has spared no expense to create a tropical hideaway of 25 villas, each with a private pool. Laucala almost feels like an independent nation, with an organic farm, armies of friendly staff, a working jetty, a hangar with...

Nayara Springs Resort

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Nayara Springs is perched at the top of a rainforest, surrounded by tropical plants and creeks with gorgeous views of the Arenal volcano. Sixteen private villas include plunge pools, gardens, and open-air showers. Located 2 ½ hours from San Jose, this adults-only hotel gets high scores for service, and the spa has indulgent treatments with...

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

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A secluded stretch of beach on the southernmost coast of Sri Lanka is just one of the smart draws of this 152-room resort, where the sound of the ocean is louder than patrons’ chatter. You’d be wise to stay in one of the pool villas, which have wine humidors, butler pantries, and bicycles to use for as long as you’d like.

Iniala Beach House - Thailand

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The design credentials are incredible at this collection of six villas and a penthouse, back on Phuket at Natai Beach. No matter where you stay, you'll have a butler, driver, chef, spa therapist, and housekeeper to attend to your every need. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included–with two nights per week dining under the auspices of the...

Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa

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The resort's white stucco buildings with thatched-roof terraces were entirely handcrafted by one family of Mayan masons. Inside, white-walled rooms are decorated with hand-loomed bedding and rugs. Tubs are oversized with Mexican tiles. The dinner menu at El Sol includes a bouillabaisse with hints of habanero, while La Cantina, a traditional...

Great Otway National Park - Australia

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Island from Australia’s famed Great Ocean Road, the cool rainforests of the Great Otway National Park are home to massive tree ferns and cackling kookaburras. The rainforest is dotted with impressive waterfalls like the Erskine and Henderson falls, and in the park’s south, swaying eucalyptus trees along Otway Lighthouse Road teem with lazy...
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The Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye – Scotland

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If you are backpacking in Scotland generally or are planning a trip to the Isle of Skye then I heartily recommend that you visit the so-called Fairy Pools.The Fairy Pools is located in Cuillins Hills, Isle of Skye, Scotland. The Fairy Pools are a series of clear, cold pools and waterfalls formed as Allt Coir’ a’ Mhadaidh tumbles down from...

Victoria Falls

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Victoria Falls that border Zambia and Zimbabwe is the largest waterfall in the world by total area. The falls transport an astonishing 1,088 cubic meters per second of water down an ~350-foot cliff.

Havasu Falls – Grand Canyon National Park

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Havasu Falls is paradise on Earth. This is an absolutely amazingly beautiful waterfall located in a remote canyon of Arizona. The spectacular waterfalls and isolated community within the Havasupai Indian Reservation attract thousands of visitors each year. The Havasupai are intimately connected to the water and the land. This blue- green water...
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My timeline is within a scrolling DIV, how scroll can be fixed?

For vertical timelines, when your timeline is not within the body tag, you can add attribute scroller with the correct class name of timeline parent, it will help in resolving the navigation glitch.


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Rides in Turkey

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Our own cave was more elegant but with much the same view. It looked out over a huge swathe of Cappadocia; a swirling landscape the colour of oatmeal and peaches; gorges full of pinnacles like clusters of spears; the distant cone of Mount Erciyes, lightly powdered in snow. This being a fable, the pinnacles were known as “fairy chimneys”...
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Gadani Beach – Balochistan

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Gadani is a coastal village of Lasbela District located in the southern part of Balochistan along the Arabian Sea, Pakistan. It is also a Union Council of Hub Tehsil and is just a 1-hour drive away from Karachi, Sindh. The population of Gadani was estimated to be around 10,000 in 2005. More than 97% of the population is Muslim with a small...
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Rides in Dubai

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A Hot Air Balloon experience is a must do activity in Dubai. In conjunction with Balloon Adventures Dubai, the world’s most experienced balloon company, enjoy flying with the world’s fastest animal in a world-first spectacle all while floating over the Dubai desert. Enjoy this magic carpet ride over an endless ocean of sand dunes,...
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Bali Beach

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Bali is an island and province of Indonesia. Bali is a popular tourist destination, which has seen a significant rise in tourists since the 1980s. Tourism-related business makes up 80% of its economy. It is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. The...
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Kund Malir Beach – Balochistan

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Kund Malir is a beach in Balochistan, Pakistan located in Hingol National Park, about 145 km from Zero-Point on Makran Coastal Highway. The drive between Kund Malir and Ormara is considered to be scenic. The area is part of Hingol National Park which is the largest in Pakistan. Travelling time from Karachi is around 4 hours and there are no...
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Gwadar Beach – Balochistan

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Gwadar is a port city on the southwestern coast of Balochistan, Pakistan. The city is located on the shores of the Arabian Sea, approximately 700 kilometres to the west of Pakistan's largest city, Karachi. Gwadar is near the border with Iran, and is located to the east of the Persian Gulf and opposite Oman. Gwadar and its surrounding region...
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Rides in Egypt

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Hot air balloons are commonly used in Egypt to provide tourists with an aerial view of the country's landscape and famous landmarks.In Luxor, such rides offer views of the Nile River, the temple of Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings, among other attractions.Concerns over passenger safety have been raised from time to time, with multiple...
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Clifton Beach – Karachi

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Clifton Beach or Seaview is a beach in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan located on the Arabian Sea. It is one of the neighborhoods of Clifton, Saddar Town. In 2003 it was affected by an oil spill.Most of you have visited this one or have heard about. This comes at first number apparently with sceneries of camel riding, travelling on lit up buggies and...
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Jumeirah Beach

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Jumeira Beach is a white sand beach that is located and named after the Jumeirah district of Dubai, on the coast of the Persian Gulf. It stretches along the coast south of the city's historic district to the junction with The Palm Jumeirah and terminates between the southern end of the Jumeirah Beach Residence (adjacent to the Dubai Marina...
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Africa

Rides in Tanzania

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The best game-viewing areas in the Serengeti are the short-grass plains and their granite kopjes in the south, the Seronera Valley, the Western Corridor and the far north of the park where it meets the Mara. New since last year is Namiri Plains a small luxury camp 90 minutes’ drive east of Seronera. This area was closed for 20 years to create...
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North Island, Seychelles

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Otherwise known as "Sunset Beach," North Island in Seychelles is where giant tortoises graze in the grass, the sea turns pink as the sun sets, and the West Beach Bar buzzes with the low hum of famous voices--celebrities like George and Amal Clooney, and Prince William and Kate Middleton have honeymooned here, and if it's good enough for them,...
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Paternoster, South Africa

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An old fishing village 90 miles north of Cape Town, Paternoster is defined by its cottages with white-washed walls and thatched roofs, and these days, several serve as lovely B&Bs.
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Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast

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The original capital of Côte d'Ivoire, the colonial town of Grand Bassam suffered a decline from its heyday as a seaport until the 1930s, but that led to its revival as a resort town beginning in the 1960s, and now it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Palms line its biscuit-colored shore, and you'll be hard pressed to beat its Ivorian seafood.
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Africa

Santa Maria, Cape Verde

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Flat, dry and dotted hotels, cafes, and restaurants ranging from the low end to the high end, Santa Maria, on Sal Island in Cape Verde, is a windsurfers haven with pool-blue waters.
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Australia

Marley Beach

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Marley Beach (also known as Big Marley Beach) is an unpatrolled beach in the upper Royal National Park, on the outskirts of southern Sydney, Australia. The beach is one of eleven beaches located within the territory of the Royal National Park. The northernmost major beach in the Royal National Park, Marley is considered by Surf Life Saving...
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Australia

Rides in Australia

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Global Ballooning Australia is a family owned Victorian Business. We pride ourselves on our service, safety record and status as market leaders. Melbourne is one of the few cities around the world that can be traversed by hot air balloon and definitely one of the best ways to see Australia’s second largest city.Global Ballooning Australia...
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Bondi Beach

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Bondi Beach is a popular beach and the name of the surrounding suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Bondi Beach is located 7 km (4 mi) east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Waverley Council, in the Eastern Suburbs. Bondi, North Bondi and Bondi Junction are neighbouring suburbs. Bondi Beach is one...
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Noosa Main Beach, Queensland

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Though beautiful beaches are a dime a dozen on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Noosa’s Main Beach is arguably the area’s most popular. For one, it’s postcard-perfect, with its golden shore, turquoise waters, and swaying palms. It’s also patrolled by lifeguards every day of the year, boasts ample facilities, and is conveniently located...
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Blinky Beach, New South Wales

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Though many of the continent's best beaches can be found in Queensland, make no mistake—New South Wales can hold its own. Besides its excellent surf, Blinky Beach, on the east side of Lord Howe Island, is one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, according to our readers. Situated between Blinky Point and a promontory known as Mutton Bird...
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North America

Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach

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Arr, mateys! Leatherman notes that Okracoke was the home of the pirate Blackbeard, and it's still home to "some of the wildest beaches in the country" with "big surf" in late summer and pursuits like "swimming, shelling and enjoying a walk through the old cemetery on a foggy night."
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North America

Caladesi Island State Park

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Making its return to the list after an 8-year hiatus (it was No. 1 in 2008), Caladesi Island State Park is described by Dr. Beach as a "white beach composed of crystalline quartz sand which is soft and cushy at the water’s edge, inviting one to take a dip in the sparkling clear waters." He says that his favorite trails here are traversed not...
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North America

Kapalua Bay Beach

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Kapalua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. A resort development by the Maui Land & Pineapple Company extends inland from Kapalua Bay and Honolua Bay. The population was 353 at the 2010 census.Kapalua Resort offers accommodations, a variety of restaurants, a shop, and several golf courses.The area has...
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North America

Coast Guard Beach

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One of the few returnees form last year's list and the only New England beach on the list, Coast Guard Beach is named for the one-time U.S. Coast Guard station there. It faces the Atlantic on the Cape Cod National Seashore. Dr. Beach says "The sand is fairly coarse so the beach slopes steeply into the water." And since that water reaches summer...
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North America

Hanauma Bay Beach

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Beach awards this nature preserve in southeastern Oahu the top prize for its "stunning white sand coral beach enclosed in a breached volcano," with "the best accessible snorkeling in Hawaii" thanks to "thousands of tropical fish." The park is closed Tuesdays "to give the fish a chance to rest." It's also Hawaii's first non-smoking beach.
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North America

Coopers Beach

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"As the first 'Gold Coast' in the country, Coopers Beach is hundreds of yards wide, made of grainy white quartz sand," says Dr. Beach. In the Hamptons, summer playground for legions of well-heeled New Yorkers, it's "backed by large sand dunes covered by American beach grass interspersed with large and extravagant mansions."
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North America

Ride in Canada

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Enjoy the wonderful sense of freedom and have a one of a kind experience in our state of the art hot air balloon. With our prime location about one hour east of Toronto, you will explore the majestic country side of Rice Lake, the rolling hills of Northumberland County, and the cities of Kingston, Lindsay, and Peterbough. Our experienced and...
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North America

Ride in USA

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Monument Valley, Utah, was not in our original road trip plans. It was too far south, and not really “on the way” to any of the stops we were making.But then I found out you could take hot air balloon flights over the valley. We had to rethink our plans.Some posts on this site contain affiliate links, meaning if you book or buy something...
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Coronado Beach

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Coronado, since the 1980s also mistakenly known as Coronado Island, is a resort city located in San Diego County, California, across and around San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego.Its population was 24,697 at the 2010 census,up from 24,100 at the 2000 census.Coronado is Spanish for "crowned one", and thus it is nicknamed The Crown City. Three...
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North America

Beachwalker Park

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This beach near Charleston has been on the list for years now. Dr. Beach says it's "a nature-lovers coast, so visitors should pack their canoes and kayaks to paddle through the tidal inlets. It is also fun to walk or bicycle down to Captain Sam’s Inlet to see thousands of birds." Resorts and parks near by provide for golf, tennis and...
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Europe

Rides in Switzerland

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To fly in the mountains is not only "cold" but fantastic! Imagine floating away in a hot air balloon - over an area that you never seen from this angle before. You forget about the cold when you look at this majestic mountain world.When inflated the balloon stands approximately 70 ft. tall and 70 ft. across. The balloon can take up to three...
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Rides in France

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The Loire is best explored by car, but day-long driving can sometimes take its toll. Arblaster & Clarke, in partnership with Historical Trips, addresses this concern by arranging everything for you. A seven-day tour includes visits to Loire châteaux and vineyards in Sancerre and Chablis, with the chance to sample sancerre, muscadet and...
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Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece

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Also known as Shipwreck Beach due to the ancient freighter buried at its center, Navagio is easily the most beautiful stretch of sand in Greece. It’s sheltered by sheer limestone cliffs and is so isolated that you can only access it by boat. While you can spend all day sunning on its powdery sands, its beauty is best appreciated from the...
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Cala Macarella, Menorca, Spain

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Located on the sun-bleached southwestern coast of Menorca, the tranquil Cala Macarella is the ideal escape from the congested beaches of nearby Mallorca and Ibiza. Getting there is a trek: you can either hike two miles along the cliffs from nearby Cala Galdana, or drive on a rough and winding road from Ciutadella and hike an additional 20...
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Praia de Albandeira, Algarve, Portugal

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Despite high tourist traffic to the Algarve region, this tiny, secluded cove has (amazingly) remained somewhat under the radar. You won't find any umbrellas, beach chairs, water sports, or beach bars here; just a golden lick of sand, cool crystalline waters, sea caves, and natural rock pools—which is precisely why you should visit. Added...
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Île de Ré, Bay of Biscay, France

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Off the western coast of France in the Bay of Biscay, Île de Ré is known as the "White Island" by locals due to both its soft, pale sand and the elegant waterfront houses painted in neutral colors. Windswept dunes and pine forests, like the beautiful, Hamptons-like Plage des GollandièresI, back its long, flat stretches of beach—making...
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South America

Grayton Beach

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"Sugar-white sand and emerald green water" are the hallmarks of this beach between Panama City and Destin where, Leatherman says, "development has been restrained so big sand dunes still dominate the landscape." Camping is a popular activity here alongside "tidal lakes and freshwater ponds."
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South America

Siesta Beach

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Siesta Key is a barrier island off the southwest coast of the U.S. state of Florida. It is situated between Roberts Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. A portion of it lies within the city boundary of Sarasota, but the majority of the key is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sarasota County. After the probable Amerindian name of Zarazote for the area...
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Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janiero, Brazil

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Ipanema Beach is located in the southern region of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There are always circles of people playing soccer, volleyball and footvolley, an invented sport that is a combination of volleyball and soccer. With waves reaching up to 9 feet in the winter, it’s also a great destination for surfers.
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Tayrona, Colombia

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Cañaveral, Arrecifes, La Piscina and El Cabo are 4 popular beaches to visit in Colombia’s Tayrona National Park. Travelers looking for beaches that are off-the-beaten-path should try one of these beach destinations, but remember to pack light. Cañaveral Beach is the only beach reachable by car. The other 3 beaches will require a hike to...
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Resorts

Westin Maui Resort & Spa Hawaii

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A fantastic lobby with waterfalls and pools greets visitors to this lush Kaanapali resort where the impressive scenery, friendly service, fabulous spa and awesome swimming pools are the highlights. The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali is located along a breathtaking stretch of the gorgeous, white-sand Ka’anapali Beach.
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Resorts

Laucala Island Resort

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In 1972, Malcolm Forbes bought this green morsel as his private refuge; now its owner, Red Bull magnate Dietrich Mateschitz, has spared no expense to create a tropical hideaway of 25 villas, each with a private pool. Laucala almost feels like an independent nation, with an organic farm, armies of friendly staff, a working jetty, a hangar with...
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Nayara Springs Resort

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Nayara Springs is perched at the top of a rainforest, surrounded by tropical plants and creeks with gorgeous views of the Arenal volcano. Sixteen private villas include plunge pools, gardens, and open-air showers. Located 2 ½ hours from San Jose, this adults-only hotel gets high scores for service, and the spa has indulgent treatments with...
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Resorts

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

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A secluded stretch of beach on the southernmost coast of Sri Lanka is just one of the smart draws of this 152-room resort, where the sound of the ocean is louder than patrons’ chatter. You’d be wise to stay in one of the pool villas, which have wine humidors, butler pantries, and bicycles to use for as long as you’d like.
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Resorts

Iniala Beach House - Thailand

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The design credentials are incredible at this collection of six villas and a penthouse, back on Phuket at Natai Beach. No matter where you stay, you'll have a butler, driver, chef, spa therapist, and housekeeper to attend to your every need. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included–with two nights per week dining under the auspices of the...
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Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa

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The resort's white stucco buildings with thatched-roof terraces were entirely handcrafted by one family of Mayan masons. Inside, white-walled rooms are decorated with hand-loomed bedding and rugs. Tubs are oversized with Mexican tiles. The dinner menu at El Sol includes a bouillabaisse with hints of habanero, while La Cantina, a traditional...
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Great Otway National Park - Australia

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Island from Australia’s famed Great Ocean Road, the cool rainforests of the Great Otway National Park are home to massive tree ferns and cackling kookaburras. The rainforest is dotted with impressive waterfalls like the Erskine and Henderson falls, and in the park’s south, swaying eucalyptus trees along Otway Lighthouse Road teem with lazy...
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Waterfall

The Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye – Scotland

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If you are backpacking in Scotland generally or are planning a trip to the Isle of Skye then I heartily recommend that you visit the so-called Fairy Pools.The Fairy Pools is located in Cuillins Hills, Isle of Skye, Scotland. The Fairy Pools are a series of clear, cold pools and waterfalls formed as Allt Coir’ a’ Mhadaidh tumbles down from...
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Waterfall

Victoria Falls

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Victoria Falls that border Zambia and Zimbabwe is the largest waterfall in the world by total area. The falls transport an astonishing 1,088 cubic meters per second of water down an ~350-foot cliff.
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Waterfall

Havasu Falls – Grand Canyon National Park

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Havasu Falls is paradise on Earth. This is an absolutely amazingly beautiful waterfall located in a remote canyon of Arizona. The spectacular waterfalls and isolated community within the Havasupai Indian Reservation attract thousands of visitors each year. The Havasupai are intimately connected to the water and the land. This blue- green water...
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Waterfall

Iguazu Falls

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Discovered by Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in 1541. One of the great natural wonders of the world, Iguaçu Falls is situated on the border between Brazil and Argentina. The waterfall system is not so much about height, width or volume but it consists of 275 falls along the Iguazu River. The majority of the falls are about...
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Waterfall

Angel Falls

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Angel Falls or Salto Ángel is the world’s highest waterfall, dropping a total of 978 meter from the summit of the Auyan Tepuy, and with an 807meter uninterrupted drop. Because the falls are located in an isolated jungle region of Venezuela the only access to Canaima National Park, the gateway to Angel Falls, is by air.
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Plitvice Waterfalls

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The series of waterfalls that link the 16 lakes of the Plitvice Lakes National Park are what makes this scenic piece of landscape the most popular natural attraction in Croatia. Situated among forested hills near the Bosnian border, the small streams, lakes and waterfalls form an appealing water garden that invites exploration. A series of...
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Waterfall

Jog Falls

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Jog Falls, created by the River Sharavathi, falling from a height of 253 meters (829 feet), is the highest waterfalls in India. Before the rainy season Jog Falls is nearly unrecognizable with only a pair of thin streams of water trickling down the cliff. But during the monsoon season the waterfall comes to life and exceeds even Kaieteur Falls...
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Detian Falls

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The Detian Falls is situated on the border between China and Vietnam. It is, in fact, the fourth largest cross-border falls in the world after Niagara, Victoria and Iguazu. Due to the various border conflicts between the two countries the area has only recently been opened to tourism.
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Beach

Whitehaven Beach – Australia

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Whitehaven Beach is known for its white sands. The Beach is a 7 km stretch along Whitsunday Island. The island is accessible by boat from the mainland tourist ports of Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour, as well as Hamilton Island. The Beach was named the top Eco Friendly Beach in the world by CNN.com. Dogs are not permitted on the beach and...
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Beach

Great Barrier Reef

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One of the top destinations for underwater explorers and scuba divers, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest barrier reef system. Located in the Coral Sea off the coast of Australia’s state of Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef encompasses a huge area of more than 2,900 coral reefs and hundreds of islands and cays. Formed by...
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Beach

Sunset Beach, Brunswick Islands, 
North Carolina:

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At the west end of this remote beach, a mile from the access point, a solitary mailbox stands, planted by local Frank Nesmith in the ’70s, and continually replenished with notebooks inviting visitors to jot thoughts, dreams, wishes, and whatever else moves the spirit.
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Honokalani Beach, Hawaii

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With its jet-black shore, lapis lazuli waters, and thick, jungle-like foliage, Honokalani Beach is a photographer’s dream. Besides lying lazily on the “sand”—actually made up of of tiny lava pebbles—there’s plenty to do: you’ll find seaside lava tubes and sea caves carved into the lava cliffs along the shore. It’s wild,...
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Beach

Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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Matira is perhaps the most famous of Tahiti's beaches, and for good reason: The mile-long stretch of silky, powder-white sand slopes gently into a shallow emerald lagoon, and is backed by a thick curtain of palms and tropical foliage. Added bonus: It’s one of the only public-access beaches in Bora Bora, so you won't need to pay five-star...
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Beach

Waipio Valley Beach, Hawaii

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This beach in Waipio Valley is one of the hardest to get to in Hawaii—you must hike or drive down a treacherously narrow, steep road to reach your destination. But it's well worth the trek: At the bottom, you’re rewarded with a mile-long black volcanic sand beach bordered by 2,000-foot cliff walls and backed by thick rainforest. If that...
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Beach

Harbour Island, Bahamas

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Located off the northeast coast of Eleuthera Island and away from the buzz of other Bahamian beaches, families and couples alike can spend the day on pink sands only seeing a handful of other people. After basking in the sun and getting serenaded by the breeze rustling through the palm trees, visitors can pop into the town to roam down quaint...
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Beach

Bathsheba Beach, Barbados

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Rugged, wild, and untouched are just some of the words used to describe this shoreline, where both photographers and surfers flock to catch the best waves and watch the “Soup Bowl,” a name for when the waves crash into the white sand and huge boulders to create a scenic (and foamy) natural phenomenon. It's less of a swimming locale, but...
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Mountain

Rainbow Mountains of Zhangye Danxia, China

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The Rainbow Mountains of Zhangye Danxia, China show off weathering and erosion at its most beautiful. The dramatic colors throughout the mountain are a result of trace minerals associated within the sandstone, coloring the sand in reds, greens, and yellows.
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Mountain

Mount Huang

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Mount Huang is a mountain range in eastern China also known as Huangshan (“Yellow Mountain”). The area is well known for its scenery, sunsets, peculiarly-shaped granite peaks and views of the clouds from above. Mount Huang is a frequent subject of traditional Chinese paintings and literature, as well as modern photography. The tallest peak...
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Monte Fitz Roy

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Monte Fitz Roy is a 3,375 meter (11,073 ft) high mountain on the border between Argentina and Chile. Despite its average height the mountain has a reputation of being extremely difficult to climb because the sheer granite faces present long stretches of arduous technical climbing. In addition, the weather in the area is exceptionally severe and...
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Mountain

Banff National Park

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Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest national park, established in 1885 in the Rocky Mountains and one North America’s most visited parks. Banff’s mountains exhibit several different shapes that have been influenced by the composition of rock deposits, layers, and their structure. The 3,618 meter (11,870 ft) high Mount Assiniboine has...
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Matterhorn

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The Matterhorn is a famous mountain and an iconic emblem of the Swiss Alps. The mountain derives its name from the German words Matte, meaning meadow, and Horn, which means peak. With its 4,478 metres (14,692 ft) high summit, lying on the border between Switzerland and Italy, it is one of the highest peaks in the Alps. It is also one of the...
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Aoraki Mount Cook

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Aoraki Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand, reaching a height of 3,754 metres (12,316 ft). Aoraki means “Cloud Piercer” in the Ngai Tahu dialect of the Maori language. The mountain lies in a national park of the same name which contains 27 other mountains which peak at over 3000 meters. A popular tourist destination, it is...
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Valley

Arang Kel, Neelum Valley – Kashmir, Pakistan

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A Breathtaking, Lush Green Village In Neelum Valley, Kashmir. Situated at the hill top near Kel, about 1500 feet ascend from River Neelam. It is also a village full of beautiful sceneries. It is a piece of utmost beauty, one can find in Kashmir. Visit Neelum Valley for Arang Kel, a worth visiting place.
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Valley

Kalalau Valley, Hawaii

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Lies on the north-west side of the island of Kauaʻi in the state of Hawaiʻi, the Kalalau Valley is one of the most beautiful valleys you must visit. It is a very peaceful valley and is undisturbed by the noises and pollutions of the vehicles. You cannot reach there in any of the automobiles and the only way to reach there is by kayak or by...
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Valley

Douro River valley, Portugal

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The valley known for its wine production and its main product, port wine, is renowned across the globe. River Douro passing through the valley was used to ship the wines to the western coast. It is also home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Archaeological Park of Vale of Cao.
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Jiuzhaigou Valley, China

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Located on the edge of the Tibet Plateau, the valley is known for its multi-level waterfalls, colorful lakes, and snow-capped peaks. It is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992 and World Biosphere Reserve since 1997.
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Hunza Valley, Pakistan

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Situated in northern Pakistan, it is a small town located on the Karakoram Highway. The historic region is known for its breathtaking beauty, from the apricot trees to the snow-capped mountains, including the 7,788-meter (25,551 feet) Rakaposhi mountain.
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Valley of the Ten Peaks, Canada

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The valley is flanked by 10 notable peaks situated above Moraine Lake, the tallest being the Mount Fay (10,613 feet, 3,235 meters). The lowland was the original homeland to the people of the Nakoda tribe in the 1700s.
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Island

Railay, Thailand

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Railay, Thailand is a magical place only accessible by boat on a small Thai peninsula . Spend your days rock climbing the limestone cliffs, exploring vast cave systems, or swimming to nearby islands.
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Island

Bora Bora

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Bora Bora is an island that once was a volcano, which has subsequently subsided and formed a barrier reef. The reef ecosystem allows for pristine clear blue water and reefs limit waves, providing a protected sanctuary.
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Island

Maldives

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The Maldives are home to some of the world's most ravishing islands, but it's the sea, which truly makes these islands shine. Luminous aquamarine waters with a crystal clarity lap upon these dazzling white shores, which barely peek above the Indian Ocean. Consisting of 26 natural atolls, the Maldives archipelago is the planet's lowest lying...
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Palawan, Philippines

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Palawan is the Philippine's answer to paradise. This island province stretches southwest to Borneo with lush limestone peaks rising from a jewel-like sea so clear, that you can almost see the expressions on the fish from above the surface. Slivers of gleaming white sand fringed with rustling palms rim many of these jungle-clad islands, while...
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Island

Santorini, Greece

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Encircling a sea-filled caldera, spectacular Santorini scores top points for dramatic beauty. Bleached white villas tumble down volcanic cliffs. Blue-domed churches rise against the sparkling sea, and bright sprays of bougainvillea add to the eye-popping canvas of color. Perched atop the black lava cliffs, the settlements of Firá and Oia are...
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Bali

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Steeped in an intoxicating culture, the island of Bali is a feast for the senses. Incense wafts from Hindu temples, rice paddies glow in electric greens, and the food jolts the taste buds. Surfing, swimming, shopping, and sunbathing are the prime pursuits on this exotic isle, as well as sightseeing in the lush countryside. Soak up the spiritual...
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Sardinia, Italy

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Blissful white-sand beaches, rugged coastal peaks, mouthwatering cuisine, a unique blend of cultures, and ancient archeological treasures: What's not to love about this saucy Italian isle? Most travelers have heard of the glamorous Costa Smeralda, or Emerald Coast, with its craggy coves and clear green seas, but this large and diverse...
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Forest

Kauai, Hawaii

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Kauai, Hawaii owns the medal of the rainiest place on earth, allowing for a tropical paradise. Hike, swim, bike, and dive.
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Forest

Mossy Forest

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Tanah Rata, where days spent exploring the surrounding mountains are rewarded with steaming hot-pot dinners and local tea.Tours outfitters bring adventurers up to either a slippery boardwalk or to a root-ridden dirt trail -- the forest takes under an hour to experience.
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Forest

Humboldt Redwoods State Park

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If huge old-growth trees are your thing, a visit the redwoods of northern California is probably your best bet. Humboldt Redwoods State Park is one of the best places to be immersed in the state’s redwood forests, and three of the world’s ten tallest trees are located in the park’s Bull Creek Flats area alone. Yes -- you can drive through...
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Forest

Sian Ka’an Coastal Biosphere Reserve - Mexico

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Once you hop in a boat at Muyil, Mayan-dug canals through sprawling tracts mangroves are at your fingertips. Though this reserve is home to plenty of crocs, the canal waters are crystal clear, and most tours climax in a current-driven, boatless free-float. Look for dolphins and sea turtles amongst the mangroves, but don’t expect to set eyes...
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Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

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Neuschwanstein, a nineteenth-century castle in southern Germany is the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle. This German retreat is visited regularly during summer months as a symbol of refuge and peace.
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Castle

Alcázar of Segovia, Spain

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The fairytale good-looks of the Alcazar de Segovia have made it Spain’s most famous castle. It’s also rumoured that this little fortress was the inspiration behind Cinderella’s Castle in Walt Disney World. ... The Alcazar in Segovia is undoubtedly the most famous castle in Spain.
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Glamis Castle

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Glamis Castle is situated beside the village of Glamis in Angus. It is the home of the Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and is open to public. It also has the reputation of being the most haunted castle in Scotland
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Windsor Castle

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With a Queen Victoria statue and a flow of tourists in the foreground, Windsor Castle is the official residence of the royal British family in Berkshire. At 900 years old, Britain's Windsor Castle is the largest occupied castle and oldest royal residence in the world.
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Castle

Château de Chambord

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The castle of Chambord is the largest of the Loire castles. It was built between 1519 and 1547 near a bend in the river Cosson, a tributary river of Beuvron which then throws itself into the Loire. In 1981, it was named a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
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Asia

Gadani Beach – Balochistan

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Gadani is a coastal village of Lasbela District located in the southern part of Balochistan along the Arabian Sea, Pakistan. It is also a Union Council of Hub Tehsil and is just a 1-hour drive away from Karachi, Sindh. The population of Gadani was estimated to be around 10,000 in 2005. More than 97% of the population is Muslim with a small...
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Bali Beach

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Bali is an island and province of Indonesia. Bali is a popular tourist destination, which has seen a significant rise in tourists since the 1980s. Tourism-related business makes up 80% of its economy. It is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. The...
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Kund Malir Beach – Balochistan

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Kund Malir is a beach in Balochistan, Pakistan located in Hingol National Park, about 145 km from Zero-Point on Makran Coastal Highway. The drive between Kund Malir and Ormara is considered to be scenic. The area is part of Hingol National Park which is the largest in Pakistan. Travelling time from Karachi is around 4 hours and there are no...
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Gwadar Beach – Balochistan

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Gwadar is a port city on the southwestern coast of Balochistan, Pakistan. The city is located on the shores of the Arabian Sea, approximately 700 kilometres to the west of Pakistan's largest city, Karachi. Gwadar is near the border with Iran, and is located to the east of the Persian Gulf and opposite Oman. Gwadar and its surrounding region...
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Clifton Beach – Karachi

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Clifton Beach or Seaview is a beach in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan located on the Arabian Sea. It is one of the neighborhoods of Clifton, Saddar Town. In 2003 it was affected by an oil spill.Most of you have visited this one or have heard about. This comes at first number apparently with sceneries of camel riding, travelling on lit up buggies and...
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Jumeirah Beach

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Jumeira Beach is a white sand beach that is located and named after the Jumeirah district of Dubai, on the coast of the Persian Gulf. It stretches along the coast south of the city's historic district to the junction with The Palm Jumeirah and terminates between the southern end of the Jumeirah Beach Residence (adjacent to the Dubai Marina...
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Africa

North Island, Seychelles

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Otherwise known as "Sunset Beach," North Island in Seychelles is where giant tortoises graze in the grass, the sea turns pink as the sun sets, and the West Beach Bar buzzes with the low hum of famous voices--celebrities like George and Amal Clooney, and Prince William and Kate Middleton have honeymooned here, and if it's good enough for them,...
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Paternoster, South Africa

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An old fishing village 90 miles north of Cape Town, Paternoster is defined by its cottages with white-washed walls and thatched roofs, and these days, several serve as lovely B&Bs.
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Africa

Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast

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The original capital of Côte d'Ivoire, the colonial town of Grand Bassam suffered a decline from its heyday as a seaport until the 1930s, but that led to its revival as a resort town beginning in the 1960s, and now it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Palms line its biscuit-colored shore, and you'll be hard pressed to beat its Ivorian seafood.
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Africa

Santa Maria, Cape Verde

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Flat, dry and dotted hotels, cafes, and restaurants ranging from the low end to the high end, Santa Maria, on Sal Island in Cape Verde, is a windsurfers haven with pool-blue waters.
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Australia

Marley Beach

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Marley Beach (also known as Big Marley Beach) is an unpatrolled beach in the upper Royal National Park, on the outskirts of southern Sydney, Australia. The beach is one of eleven beaches located within the territory of the Royal National Park. The northernmost major beach in the Royal National Park, Marley is considered by Surf Life Saving...
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Australia

Bondi Beach

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Bondi Beach is a popular beach and the name of the surrounding suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Bondi Beach is located 7 km (4 mi) east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Waverley Council, in the Eastern Suburbs. Bondi, North Bondi and Bondi Junction are neighbouring suburbs. Bondi Beach is one...
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Noosa Main Beach, Queensland

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Though beautiful beaches are a dime a dozen on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Noosa’s Main Beach is arguably the area’s most popular. For one, it’s postcard-perfect, with its golden shore, turquoise waters, and swaying palms. It’s also patrolled by lifeguards every day of the year, boasts ample facilities, and is conveniently located...
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Australia

Blinky Beach, New South Wales

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Though many of the continent's best beaches can be found in Queensland, make no mistake—New South Wales can hold its own. Besides its excellent surf, Blinky Beach, on the east side of Lord Howe Island, is one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, according to our readers. Situated between Blinky Point and a promontory known as Mutton Bird...
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North America

Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach

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Arr, mateys! Leatherman notes that Okracoke was the home of the pirate Blackbeard, and it's still home to "some of the wildest beaches in the country" with "big surf" in late summer and pursuits like "swimming, shelling and enjoying a walk through the old cemetery on a foggy night."
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North America

Caladesi Island State Park

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Making its return to the list after an 8-year hiatus (it was No. 1 in 2008), Caladesi Island State Park is described by Dr. Beach as a "white beach composed of crystalline quartz sand which is soft and cushy at the water’s edge, inviting one to take a dip in the sparkling clear waters." He says that his favorite trails here are traversed not...
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North America

Kapalua Bay Beach

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Kapalua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. A resort development by the Maui Land & Pineapple Company extends inland from Kapalua Bay and Honolua Bay. The population was 353 at the 2010 census.Kapalua Resort offers accommodations, a variety of restaurants, a shop, and several golf courses.The area has...
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North America

Coast Guard Beach

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One of the few returnees form last year's list and the only New England beach on the list, Coast Guard Beach is named for the one-time U.S. Coast Guard station there. It faces the Atlantic on the Cape Cod National Seashore. Dr. Beach says "The sand is fairly coarse so the beach slopes steeply into the water." And since that water reaches summer...
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North America

Hanauma Bay Beach

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Beach awards this nature preserve in southeastern Oahu the top prize for its "stunning white sand coral beach enclosed in a breached volcano," with "the best accessible snorkeling in Hawaii" thanks to "thousands of tropical fish." The park is closed Tuesdays "to give the fish a chance to rest." It's also Hawaii's first non-smoking beach.
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North America

Coopers Beach

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"As the first 'Gold Coast' in the country, Coopers Beach is hundreds of yards wide, made of grainy white quartz sand," says Dr. Beach. In the Hamptons, summer playground for legions of well-heeled New Yorkers, it's "backed by large sand dunes covered by American beach grass interspersed with large and extravagant mansions."
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North America

Coronado Beach

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Coronado, since the 1980s also mistakenly known as Coronado Island, is a resort city located in San Diego County, California, across and around San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego.Its population was 24,697 at the 2010 census,up from 24,100 at the 2000 census.Coronado is Spanish for "crowned one", and thus it is nicknamed The Crown City. Three...
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North America

Beachwalker Park

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This beach near Charleston has been on the list for years now. Dr. Beach says it's "a nature-lovers coast, so visitors should pack their canoes and kayaks to paddle through the tidal inlets. It is also fun to walk or bicycle down to Captain Sam’s Inlet to see thousands of birds." Resorts and parks near by provide for golf, tennis and...
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Europe

Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece

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Also known as Shipwreck Beach due to the ancient freighter buried at its center, Navagio is easily the most beautiful stretch of sand in Greece. It’s sheltered by sheer limestone cliffs and is so isolated that you can only access it by boat. While you can spend all day sunning on its powdery sands, its beauty is best appreciated from the...
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Europe

Cala Macarella, Menorca, Spain

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Located on the sun-bleached southwestern coast of Menorca, the tranquil Cala Macarella is the ideal escape from the congested beaches of nearby Mallorca and Ibiza. Getting there is a trek: you can either hike two miles along the cliffs from nearby Cala Galdana, or drive on a rough and winding road from Ciutadella and hike an additional 20...
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Europe

Praia de Albandeira, Algarve, Portugal

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Despite high tourist traffic to the Algarve region, this tiny, secluded cove has (amazingly) remained somewhat under the radar. You won't find any umbrellas, beach chairs, water sports, or beach bars here; just a golden lick of sand, cool crystalline waters, sea caves, and natural rock pools—which is precisely why you should visit. Added...
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Europe

Île de Ré, Bay of Biscay, France

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Off the western coast of France in the Bay of Biscay, Île de Ré is known as the "White Island" by locals due to both its soft, pale sand and the elegant waterfront houses painted in neutral colors. Windswept dunes and pine forests, like the beautiful, Hamptons-like Plage des GollandièresI, back its long, flat stretches of beach—making...
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South America

Grayton Beach

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"Sugar-white sand and emerald green water" are the hallmarks of this beach between Panama City and Destin where, Leatherman says, "development has been restrained so big sand dunes still dominate the landscape." Camping is a popular activity here alongside "tidal lakes and freshwater ponds."
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South America

Siesta Beach

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Siesta Key is a barrier island off the southwest coast of the U.S. state of Florida. It is situated between Roberts Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. A portion of it lies within the city boundary of Sarasota, but the majority of the key is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sarasota County. After the probable Amerindian name of Zarazote for the area...
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South America

Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janiero, Brazil

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Ipanema Beach is located in the southern region of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There are always circles of people playing soccer, volleyball and footvolley, an invented sport that is a combination of volleyball and soccer. With waves reaching up to 9 feet in the winter, it’s also a great destination for surfers.
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South America

Tayrona, Colombia

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Cañaveral, Arrecifes, La Piscina and El Cabo are 4 popular beaches to visit in Colombia’s Tayrona National Park. Travelers looking for beaches that are off-the-beaten-path should try one of these beach destinations, but remember to pack light. Cañaveral Beach is the only beach reachable by car. The other 3 beaches will require a hike to...
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Asia

Rides in Turkey

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Our own cave was more elegant but with much the same view. It looked out over a huge swathe of Cappadocia; a swirling landscape the colour of oatmeal and peaches; gorges full of pinnacles like clusters of spears; the distant cone of Mount Erciyes, lightly powdered in snow. This being a fable, the pinnacles were known as “fairy chimneys”...
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Gadani Beach – Balochistan

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Gadani is a coastal village of Lasbela District located in the southern part of Balochistan along the Arabian Sea, Pakistan. It is also a Union Council of Hub Tehsil and is just a 1-hour drive away from Karachi, Sindh. The population of Gadani was estimated to be around 10,000 in 2005. More than 97% of the population is Muslim with a small...
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Asia

Rides in Dubai

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A Hot Air Balloon experience is a must do activity in Dubai. In conjunction with Balloon Adventures Dubai, the world’s most experienced balloon company, enjoy flying with the world’s fastest animal in a world-first spectacle all while floating over the Dubai desert. Enjoy this magic carpet ride over an endless ocean of sand dunes,...
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Asia

Bali Beach

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Bali is an island and province of Indonesia. Bali is a popular tourist destination, which has seen a significant rise in tourists since the 1980s. Tourism-related business makes up 80% of its economy. It is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. The...
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Kund Malir Beach – Balochistan

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Kund Malir is a beach in Balochistan, Pakistan located in Hingol National Park, about 145 km from Zero-Point on Makran Coastal Highway. The drive between Kund Malir and Ormara is considered to be scenic. The area is part of Hingol National Park which is the largest in Pakistan. Travelling time from Karachi is around 4 hours and there are no...
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Gwadar Beach – Balochistan

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Gwadar is a port city on the southwestern coast of Balochistan, Pakistan. The city is located on the shores of the Arabian Sea, approximately 700 kilometres to the west of Pakistan's largest city, Karachi. Gwadar is near the border with Iran, and is located to the east of the Persian Gulf and opposite Oman. Gwadar and its surrounding region...
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Asia

Rides in Egypt

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Hot air balloons are commonly used in Egypt to provide tourists with an aerial view of the country's landscape and famous landmarks.In Luxor, such rides offer views of the Nile River, the temple of Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings, among other attractions.Concerns over passenger safety have been raised from time to time, with multiple...
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Clifton Beach – Karachi

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Clifton Beach or Seaview is a beach in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan located on the Arabian Sea. It is one of the neighborhoods of Clifton, Saddar Town. In 2003 it was affected by an oil spill.Most of you have visited this one or have heard about. This comes at first number apparently with sceneries of camel riding, travelling on lit up buggies and...
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Asia

Jumeirah Beach

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Jumeira Beach is a white sand beach that is located and named after the Jumeirah district of Dubai, on the coast of the Persian Gulf. It stretches along the coast south of the city's historic district to the junction with The Palm Jumeirah and terminates between the southern end of the Jumeirah Beach Residence (adjacent to the Dubai Marina...
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Africa

Rides in Tanzania

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The best game-viewing areas in the Serengeti are the short-grass plains and their granite kopjes in the south, the Seronera Valley, the Western Corridor and the far north of the park where it meets the Mara. New since last year is Namiri Plains a small luxury camp 90 minutes’ drive east of Seronera. This area was closed for 20 years to create...
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Africa

North Island, Seychelles

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Otherwise known as "Sunset Beach," North Island in Seychelles is where giant tortoises graze in the grass, the sea turns pink as the sun sets, and the West Beach Bar buzzes with the low hum of famous voices--celebrities like George and Amal Clooney, and Prince William and Kate Middleton have honeymooned here, and if it's good enough for them,...
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Africa

Paternoster, South Africa

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An old fishing village 90 miles north of Cape Town, Paternoster is defined by its cottages with white-washed walls and thatched roofs, and these days, several serve as lovely B&Bs.
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Africa

Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast

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The original capital of Côte d'Ivoire, the colonial town of Grand Bassam suffered a decline from its heyday as a seaport until the 1930s, but that led to its revival as a resort town beginning in the 1960s, and now it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Palms line its biscuit-colored shore, and you'll be hard pressed to beat its Ivorian seafood.
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Santa Maria, Cape Verde

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Flat, dry and dotted hotels, cafes, and restaurants ranging from the low end to the high end, Santa Maria, on Sal Island in Cape Verde, is a windsurfers haven with pool-blue waters.
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Australia

Marley Beach

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Marley Beach (also known as Big Marley Beach) is an unpatrolled beach in the upper Royal National Park, on the outskirts of southern Sydney, Australia. The beach is one of eleven beaches located within the territory of the Royal National Park. The northernmost major beach in the Royal National Park, Marley is considered by Surf Life Saving...
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Australia

Rides in Australia

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Global Ballooning Australia is a family owned Victorian Business. We pride ourselves on our service, safety record and status as market leaders. Melbourne is one of the few cities around the world that can be traversed by hot air balloon and definitely one of the best ways to see Australia’s second largest city.Global Ballooning Australia...
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Australia

Bondi Beach

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Bondi Beach is a popular beach and the name of the surrounding suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Bondi Beach is located 7 km (4 mi) east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Waverley Council, in the Eastern Suburbs. Bondi, North Bondi and Bondi Junction are neighbouring suburbs. Bondi Beach is one...
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Australia

Noosa Main Beach, Queensland

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Though beautiful beaches are a dime a dozen on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Noosa’s Main Beach is arguably the area’s most popular. For one, it’s postcard-perfect, with its golden shore, turquoise waters, and swaying palms. It’s also patrolled by lifeguards every day of the year, boasts ample facilities, and is conveniently located...
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Australia

Blinky Beach, New South Wales

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Though many of the continent's best beaches can be found in Queensland, make no mistake—New South Wales can hold its own. Besides its excellent surf, Blinky Beach, on the east side of Lord Howe Island, is one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, according to our readers. Situated between Blinky Point and a promontory known as Mutton Bird...
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North America

Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach

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Arr, mateys! Leatherman notes that Okracoke was the home of the pirate Blackbeard, and it's still home to "some of the wildest beaches in the country" with "big surf" in late summer and pursuits like "swimming, shelling and enjoying a walk through the old cemetery on a foggy night."
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North America

Caladesi Island State Park

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Making its return to the list after an 8-year hiatus (it was No. 1 in 2008), Caladesi Island State Park is described by Dr. Beach as a "white beach composed of crystalline quartz sand which is soft and cushy at the water’s edge, inviting one to take a dip in the sparkling clear waters." He says that his favorite trails here are traversed not...
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North America

Kapalua Bay Beach

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Kapalua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. A resort development by the Maui Land & Pineapple Company extends inland from Kapalua Bay and Honolua Bay. The population was 353 at the 2010 census.Kapalua Resort offers accommodations, a variety of restaurants, a shop, and several golf courses.The area has...
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North America

Coast Guard Beach

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One of the few returnees form last year's list and the only New England beach on the list, Coast Guard Beach is named for the one-time U.S. Coast Guard station there. It faces the Atlantic on the Cape Cod National Seashore. Dr. Beach says "The sand is fairly coarse so the beach slopes steeply into the water." And since that water reaches summer...
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North America

Hanauma Bay Beach

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Beach awards this nature preserve in southeastern Oahu the top prize for its "stunning white sand coral beach enclosed in a breached volcano," with "the best accessible snorkeling in Hawaii" thanks to "thousands of tropical fish." The park is closed Tuesdays "to give the fish a chance to rest." It's also Hawaii's first non-smoking beach.
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North America

Coopers Beach

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"As the first 'Gold Coast' in the country, Coopers Beach is hundreds of yards wide, made of grainy white quartz sand," says Dr. Beach. In the Hamptons, summer playground for legions of well-heeled New Yorkers, it's "backed by large sand dunes covered by American beach grass interspersed with large and extravagant mansions."
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North America

Ride in Canada

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Enjoy the wonderful sense of freedom and have a one of a kind experience in our state of the art hot air balloon. With our prime location about one hour east of Toronto, you will explore the majestic country side of Rice Lake, the rolling hills of Northumberland County, and the cities of Kingston, Lindsay, and Peterbough. Our experienced and...
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North America

Ride in USA

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Monument Valley, Utah, was not in our original road trip plans. It was too far south, and not really “on the way” to any of the stops we were making.But then I found out you could take hot air balloon flights over the valley. We had to rethink our plans.Some posts on this site contain affiliate links, meaning if you book or buy something...
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North America

Coronado Beach

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Coronado, since the 1980s also mistakenly known as Coronado Island, is a resort city located in San Diego County, California, across and around San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego.Its population was 24,697 at the 2010 census,up from 24,100 at the 2000 census.Coronado is Spanish for "crowned one", and thus it is nicknamed The Crown City. Three...
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North America

Beachwalker Park

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This beach near Charleston has been on the list for years now. Dr. Beach says it's "a nature-lovers coast, so visitors should pack their canoes and kayaks to paddle through the tidal inlets. It is also fun to walk or bicycle down to Captain Sam’s Inlet to see thousands of birds." Resorts and parks near by provide for golf, tennis and...
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Europe

Rides in Switzerland

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To fly in the mountains is not only "cold" but fantastic! Imagine floating away in a hot air balloon - over an area that you never seen from this angle before. You forget about the cold when you look at this majestic mountain world.When inflated the balloon stands approximately 70 ft. tall and 70 ft. across. The balloon can take up to three...
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Europe

Rides in France

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The Loire is best explored by car, but day-long driving can sometimes take its toll. Arblaster & Clarke, in partnership with Historical Trips, addresses this concern by arranging everything for you. A seven-day tour includes visits to Loire châteaux and vineyards in Sancerre and Chablis, with the chance to sample sancerre, muscadet and...
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Europe

Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece

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Also known as Shipwreck Beach due to the ancient freighter buried at its center, Navagio is easily the most beautiful stretch of sand in Greece. It’s sheltered by sheer limestone cliffs and is so isolated that you can only access it by boat. While you can spend all day sunning on its powdery sands, its beauty is best appreciated from the...
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Europe

Cala Macarella, Menorca, Spain

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Located on the sun-bleached southwestern coast of Menorca, the tranquil Cala Macarella is the ideal escape from the congested beaches of nearby Mallorca and Ibiza. Getting there is a trek: you can either hike two miles along the cliffs from nearby Cala Galdana, or drive on a rough and winding road from Ciutadella and hike an additional 20...
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Europe

Praia de Albandeira, Algarve, Portugal

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Despite high tourist traffic to the Algarve region, this tiny, secluded cove has (amazingly) remained somewhat under the radar. You won't find any umbrellas, beach chairs, water sports, or beach bars here; just a golden lick of sand, cool crystalline waters, sea caves, and natural rock pools—which is precisely why you should visit. Added...
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Europe

Île de Ré, Bay of Biscay, France

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Off the western coast of France in the Bay of Biscay, Île de Ré is known as the "White Island" by locals due to both its soft, pale sand and the elegant waterfront houses painted in neutral colors. Windswept dunes and pine forests, like the beautiful, Hamptons-like Plage des GollandièresI, back its long, flat stretches of beach—making...
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South America

Grayton Beach

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"Sugar-white sand and emerald green water" are the hallmarks of this beach between Panama City and Destin where, Leatherman says, "development has been restrained so big sand dunes still dominate the landscape." Camping is a popular activity here alongside "tidal lakes and freshwater ponds."
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South America

Siesta Beach

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Siesta Key is a barrier island off the southwest coast of the U.S. state of Florida. It is situated between Roberts Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. A portion of it lies within the city boundary of Sarasota, but the majority of the key is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sarasota County. After the probable Amerindian name of Zarazote for the area...
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South America

Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janiero, Brazil

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Ipanema Beach is located in the southern region of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There are always circles of people playing soccer, volleyball and footvolley, an invented sport that is a combination of volleyball and soccer. With waves reaching up to 9 feet in the winter, it’s also a great destination for surfers.
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South America

Tayrona, Colombia

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Cañaveral, Arrecifes, La Piscina and El Cabo are 4 popular beaches to visit in Colombia’s Tayrona National Park. Travelers looking for beaches that are off-the-beaten-path should try one of these beach destinations, but remember to pack light. Cañaveral Beach is the only beach reachable by car. The other 3 beaches will require a hike to...
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Resorts

Westin Maui Resort & Spa Hawaii

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A fantastic lobby with waterfalls and pools greets visitors to this lush Kaanapali resort where the impressive scenery, friendly service, fabulous spa and awesome swimming pools are the highlights. The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali is located along a breathtaking stretch of the gorgeous, white-sand Ka’anapali Beach.
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Resorts

Laucala Island Resort

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In 1972, Malcolm Forbes bought this green morsel as his private refuge; now its owner, Red Bull magnate Dietrich Mateschitz, has spared no expense to create a tropical hideaway of 25 villas, each with a private pool. Laucala almost feels like an independent nation, with an organic farm, armies of friendly staff, a working jetty, a hangar with...
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Resorts

Nayara Springs Resort

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Nayara Springs is perched at the top of a rainforest, surrounded by tropical plants and creeks with gorgeous views of the Arenal volcano. Sixteen private villas include plunge pools, gardens, and open-air showers. Located 2 ½ hours from San Jose, this adults-only hotel gets high scores for service, and the spa has indulgent treatments with...
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Resorts

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

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A secluded stretch of beach on the southernmost coast of Sri Lanka is just one of the smart draws of this 152-room resort, where the sound of the ocean is louder than patrons’ chatter. You’d be wise to stay in one of the pool villas, which have wine humidors, butler pantries, and bicycles to use for as long as you’d like.
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Resorts

Iniala Beach House - Thailand

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The design credentials are incredible at this collection of six villas and a penthouse, back on Phuket at Natai Beach. No matter where you stay, you'll have a butler, driver, chef, spa therapist, and housekeeper to attend to your every need. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included–with two nights per week dining under the auspices of the...
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Resorts

Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa

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The resort's white stucco buildings with thatched-roof terraces were entirely handcrafted by one family of Mayan masons. Inside, white-walled rooms are decorated with hand-loomed bedding and rugs. Tubs are oversized with Mexican tiles. The dinner menu at El Sol includes a bouillabaisse with hints of habanero, while La Cantina, a traditional...
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Resorts

Great Otway National Park - Australia

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Island from Australia’s famed Great Ocean Road, the cool rainforests of the Great Otway National Park are home to massive tree ferns and cackling kookaburras. The rainforest is dotted with impressive waterfalls like the Erskine and Henderson falls, and in the park’s south, swaying eucalyptus trees along Otway Lighthouse Road teem with lazy...
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Waterfall

The Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye – Scotland

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If you are backpacking in Scotland generally or are planning a trip to the Isle of Skye then I heartily recommend that you visit the so-called Fairy Pools.The Fairy Pools is located in Cuillins Hills, Isle of Skye, Scotland. The Fairy Pools are a series of clear, cold pools and waterfalls formed as Allt Coir’ a’ Mhadaidh tumbles down from...
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Waterfall

Victoria Falls

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Victoria Falls that border Zambia and Zimbabwe is the largest waterfall in the world by total area. The falls transport an astonishing 1,088 cubic meters per second of water down an ~350-foot cliff.
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Waterfall

Havasu Falls – Grand Canyon National Park

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Havasu Falls is paradise on Earth. This is an absolutely amazingly beautiful waterfall located in a remote canyon of Arizona. The spectacular waterfalls and isolated community within the Havasupai Indian Reservation attract thousands of visitors each year. The Havasupai are intimately connected to the water and the land. This blue- green water...
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Waterfall

Iguazu Falls

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Discovered by Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in 1541. One of the great natural wonders of the world, Iguaçu Falls is situated on the border between Brazil and Argentina. The waterfall system is not so much about height, width or volume but it consists of 275 falls along the Iguazu River. The majority of the falls are about...
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Waterfall

Angel Falls

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Angel Falls or Salto Ángel is the world’s highest waterfall, dropping a total of 978 meter from the summit of the Auyan Tepuy, and with an 807meter uninterrupted drop. Because the falls are located in an isolated jungle region of Venezuela the only access to Canaima National Park, the gateway to Angel Falls, is by air.
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Waterfall

Plitvice Waterfalls

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The series of waterfalls that link the 16 lakes of the Plitvice Lakes National Park are what makes this scenic piece of landscape the most popular natural attraction in Croatia. Situated among forested hills near the Bosnian border, the small streams, lakes and waterfalls form an appealing water garden that invites exploration. A series of...
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Waterfall

Jog Falls

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Jog Falls, created by the River Sharavathi, falling from a height of 253 meters (829 feet), is the highest waterfalls in India. Before the rainy season Jog Falls is nearly unrecognizable with only a pair of thin streams of water trickling down the cliff. But during the monsoon season the waterfall comes to life and exceeds even Kaieteur Falls...
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Waterfall

Detian Falls

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The Detian Falls is situated on the border between China and Vietnam. It is, in fact, the fourth largest cross-border falls in the world after Niagara, Victoria and Iguazu. Due to the various border conflicts between the two countries the area has only recently been opened to tourism.
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Beach

Whitehaven Beach – Australia

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Whitehaven Beach is known for its white sands. The Beach is a 7 km stretch along Whitsunday Island. The island is accessible by boat from the mainland tourist ports of Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour, as well as Hamilton Island. The Beach was named the top Eco Friendly Beach in the world by CNN.com. Dogs are not permitted on the beach and...
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Beach

Great Barrier Reef

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One of the top destinations for underwater explorers and scuba divers, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest barrier reef system. Located in the Coral Sea off the coast of Australia’s state of Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef encompasses a huge area of more than 2,900 coral reefs and hundreds of islands and cays. Formed by...
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Beach

Sunset Beach, Brunswick Islands, 
North Carolina:

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At the west end of this remote beach, a mile from the access point, a solitary mailbox stands, planted by local Frank Nesmith in the ’70s, and continually replenished with notebooks inviting visitors to jot thoughts, dreams, wishes, and whatever else moves the spirit.
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Beach

Honokalani Beach, Hawaii

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With its jet-black shore, lapis lazuli waters, and thick, jungle-like foliage, Honokalani Beach is a photographer’s dream. Besides lying lazily on the “sand”—actually made up of of tiny lava pebbles—there’s plenty to do: you’ll find seaside lava tubes and sea caves carved into the lava cliffs along the shore. It’s wild,...
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Beach

Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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Matira is perhaps the most famous of Tahiti's beaches, and for good reason: The mile-long stretch of silky, powder-white sand slopes gently into a shallow emerald lagoon, and is backed by a thick curtain of palms and tropical foliage. Added bonus: It’s one of the only public-access beaches in Bora Bora, so you won't need to pay five-star...
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Beach

Waipio Valley Beach, Hawaii

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This beach in Waipio Valley is one of the hardest to get to in Hawaii—you must hike or drive down a treacherously narrow, steep road to reach your destination. But it's well worth the trek: At the bottom, you’re rewarded with a mile-long black volcanic sand beach bordered by 2,000-foot cliff walls and backed by thick rainforest. If that...
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Harbour Island, Bahamas

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Located off the northeast coast of Eleuthera Island and away from the buzz of other Bahamian beaches, families and couples alike can spend the day on pink sands only seeing a handful of other people. After basking in the sun and getting serenaded by the breeze rustling through the palm trees, visitors can pop into the town to roam down quaint...
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Bathsheba Beach, Barbados

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Rugged, wild, and untouched are just some of the words used to describe this shoreline, where both photographers and surfers flock to catch the best waves and watch the “Soup Bowl,” a name for when the waves crash into the white sand and huge boulders to create a scenic (and foamy) natural phenomenon. It's less of a swimming locale, but...
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Rainbow Mountains of Zhangye Danxia, China

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The Rainbow Mountains of Zhangye Danxia, China show off weathering and erosion at its most beautiful. The dramatic colors throughout the mountain are a result of trace minerals associated within the sandstone, coloring the sand in reds, greens, and yellows.
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Mount Huang

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Mount Huang is a mountain range in eastern China also known as Huangshan (“Yellow Mountain”). The area is well known for its scenery, sunsets, peculiarly-shaped granite peaks and views of the clouds from above. Mount Huang is a frequent subject of traditional Chinese paintings and literature, as well as modern photography. The tallest peak...
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Monte Fitz Roy

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Monte Fitz Roy is a 3,375 meter (11,073 ft) high mountain on the border between Argentina and Chile. Despite its average height the mountain has a reputation of being extremely difficult to climb because the sheer granite faces present long stretches of arduous technical climbing. In addition, the weather in the area is exceptionally severe and...
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Banff National Park

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Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest national park, established in 1885 in the Rocky Mountains and one North America’s most visited parks. Banff’s mountains exhibit several different shapes that have been influenced by the composition of rock deposits, layers, and their structure. The 3,618 meter (11,870 ft) high Mount Assiniboine has...
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Matterhorn

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The Matterhorn is a famous mountain and an iconic emblem of the Swiss Alps. The mountain derives its name from the German words Matte, meaning meadow, and Horn, which means peak. With its 4,478 metres (14,692 ft) high summit, lying on the border between Switzerland and Italy, it is one of the highest peaks in the Alps. It is also one of the...
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Aoraki Mount Cook

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Aoraki Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand, reaching a height of 3,754 metres (12,316 ft). Aoraki means “Cloud Piercer” in the Ngai Tahu dialect of the Maori language. The mountain lies in a national park of the same name which contains 27 other mountains which peak at over 3000 meters. A popular tourist destination, it is...
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Arang Kel, Neelum Valley – Kashmir, Pakistan

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A Breathtaking, Lush Green Village In Neelum Valley, Kashmir. Situated at the hill top near Kel, about 1500 feet ascend from River Neelam. It is also a village full of beautiful sceneries. It is a piece of utmost beauty, one can find in Kashmir. Visit Neelum Valley for Arang Kel, a worth visiting place.
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Kalalau Valley, Hawaii

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Lies on the north-west side of the island of Kauaʻi in the state of Hawaiʻi, the Kalalau Valley is one of the most beautiful valleys you must visit. It is a very peaceful valley and is undisturbed by the noises and pollutions of the vehicles. You cannot reach there in any of the automobiles and the only way to reach there is by kayak or by...
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Douro River valley, Portugal

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The valley known for its wine production and its main product, port wine, is renowned across the globe. River Douro passing through the valley was used to ship the wines to the western coast. It is also home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Archaeological Park of Vale of Cao.
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Jiuzhaigou Valley, China

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Located on the edge of the Tibet Plateau, the valley is known for its multi-level waterfalls, colorful lakes, and snow-capped peaks. It is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992 and World Biosphere Reserve since 1997.
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Hunza Valley, Pakistan

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Situated in northern Pakistan, it is a small town located on the Karakoram Highway. The historic region is known for its breathtaking beauty, from the apricot trees to the snow-capped mountains, including the 7,788-meter (25,551 feet) Rakaposhi mountain.
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Valley of the Ten Peaks, Canada

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The valley is flanked by 10 notable peaks situated above Moraine Lake, the tallest being the Mount Fay (10,613 feet, 3,235 meters). The lowland was the original homeland to the people of the Nakoda tribe in the 1700s.
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Railay, Thailand

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Railay, Thailand is a magical place only accessible by boat on a small Thai peninsula . Spend your days rock climbing the limestone cliffs, exploring vast cave systems, or swimming to nearby islands.
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Bora Bora

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Bora Bora is an island that once was a volcano, which has subsequently subsided and formed a barrier reef. The reef ecosystem allows for pristine clear blue water and reefs limit waves, providing a protected sanctuary.
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Maldives

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The Maldives are home to some of the world's most ravishing islands, but it's the sea, which truly makes these islands shine. Luminous aquamarine waters with a crystal clarity lap upon these dazzling white shores, which barely peek above the Indian Ocean. Consisting of 26 natural atolls, the Maldives archipelago is the planet's lowest lying...
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Palawan, Philippines

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Palawan is the Philippine's answer to paradise. This island province stretches southwest to Borneo with lush limestone peaks rising from a jewel-like sea so clear, that you can almost see the expressions on the fish from above the surface. Slivers of gleaming white sand fringed with rustling palms rim many of these jungle-clad islands, while...
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Santorini, Greece

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Encircling a sea-filled caldera, spectacular Santorini scores top points for dramatic beauty. Bleached white villas tumble down volcanic cliffs. Blue-domed churches rise against the sparkling sea, and bright sprays of bougainvillea add to the eye-popping canvas of color. Perched atop the black lava cliffs, the settlements of Firá and Oia are...
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Bali

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Steeped in an intoxicating culture, the island of Bali is a feast for the senses. Incense wafts from Hindu temples, rice paddies glow in electric greens, and the food jolts the taste buds. Surfing, swimming, shopping, and sunbathing are the prime pursuits on this exotic isle, as well as sightseeing in the lush countryside. Soak up the spiritual...
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Sardinia, Italy

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Blissful white-sand beaches, rugged coastal peaks, mouthwatering cuisine, a unique blend of cultures, and ancient archeological treasures: What's not to love about this saucy Italian isle? Most travelers have heard of the glamorous Costa Smeralda, or Emerald Coast, with its craggy coves and clear green seas, but this large and diverse...
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Kauai, Hawaii

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Kauai, Hawaii owns the medal of the rainiest place on earth, allowing for a tropical paradise. Hike, swim, bike, and dive.
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Mossy Forest

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Tanah Rata, where days spent exploring the surrounding mountains are rewarded with steaming hot-pot dinners and local tea.Tours outfitters bring adventurers up to either a slippery boardwalk or to a root-ridden dirt trail -- the forest takes under an hour to experience.
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Humboldt Redwoods State Park

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If huge old-growth trees are your thing, a visit the redwoods of northern California is probably your best bet. Humboldt Redwoods State Park is one of the best places to be immersed in the state’s redwood forests, and three of the world’s ten tallest trees are located in the park’s Bull Creek Flats area alone. Yes -- you can drive through...
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Sian Ka’an Coastal Biosphere Reserve - Mexico

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Once you hop in a boat at Muyil, Mayan-dug canals through sprawling tracts mangroves are at your fingertips. Though this reserve is home to plenty of crocs, the canal waters are crystal clear, and most tours climax in a current-driven, boatless free-float. Look for dolphins and sea turtles amongst the mangroves, but don’t expect to set eyes...
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Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

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Neuschwanstein, a nineteenth-century castle in southern Germany is the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle. This German retreat is visited regularly during summer months as a symbol of refuge and peace.
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Alcázar of Segovia, Spain

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The fairytale good-looks of the Alcazar de Segovia have made it Spain’s most famous castle. It’s also rumoured that this little fortress was the inspiration behind Cinderella’s Castle in Walt Disney World. ... The Alcazar in Segovia is undoubtedly the most famous castle in Spain.
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Glamis Castle

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Glamis Castle is situated beside the village of Glamis in Angus. It is the home of the Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and is open to public. It also has the reputation of being the most haunted castle in Scotland
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Windsor Castle

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With a Queen Victoria statue and a flow of tourists in the foreground, Windsor Castle is the official residence of the royal British family in Berkshire. At 900 years old, Britain's Windsor Castle is the largest occupied castle and oldest royal residence in the world.
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Château de Chambord

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The castle of Chambord is the largest of the Loire castles. It was built between 1519 and 1547 near a bend in the river Cosson, a tributary river of Beuvron which then throws itself into the Loire. In 1981, it was named a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
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Asia
Nov 16, 1998

Rides in Turkey

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Our own cave was more elegant but with much the same view. It looked out over a huge swathe of Cappadocia; a swirling landscape the colour of oatmeal and peaches; gorges full of pinnacles like clusters of spears; the distant cone of Mount Erciyes, lightly powdered in snow. This being a fable, the pinnacles were known as “fairy chimneys”...
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Oct 28, 1999

Gadani Beach – Balochistan

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Gadani is a coastal village of Lasbela District located in the southern part of Balochistan along the Arabian Sea, Pakistan. It is also a Union Council of Hub Tehsil and is just a 1-hour drive away from Karachi, Sindh. The population of Gadani was estimated to be around 10,000 in 2005. More than 97% of the population is Muslim with a small...
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May 19, 2004

Rides in Dubai

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A Hot Air Balloon experience is a must do activity in Dubai. In conjunction with Balloon Adventures Dubai, the world’s most experienced balloon company, enjoy flying with the world’s fastest animal in a world-first spectacle all while floating over the Dubai desert. Enjoy this magic carpet ride over an endless ocean of sand dunes,...
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Oct 1, 2009

Bali Beach

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Bali is an island and province of Indonesia. Bali is a popular tourist destination, which has seen a significant rise in tourists since the 1980s. Tourism-related business makes up 80% of its economy. It is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. The...
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Dec 14, 2009

Kund Malir Beach – Balochistan

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Kund Malir is a beach in Balochistan, Pakistan located in Hingol National Park, about 145 km from Zero-Point on Makran Coastal Highway. The drive between Kund Malir and Ormara is considered to be scenic. The area is part of Hingol National Park which is the largest in Pakistan. Travelling time from Karachi is around 4 hours and there are no...
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Jun 20, 2010

Gwadar Beach – Balochistan

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Gwadar is a port city on the southwestern coast of Balochistan, Pakistan. The city is located on the shores of the Arabian Sea, approximately 700 kilometres to the west of Pakistan's largest city, Karachi. Gwadar is near the border with Iran, and is located to the east of the Persian Gulf and opposite Oman. Gwadar and its surrounding region...
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Dec 18, 2012

Rides in Egypt

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Hot air balloons are commonly used in Egypt to provide tourists with an aerial view of the country's landscape and famous landmarks.In Luxor, such rides offer views of the Nile River, the temple of Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings, among other attractions.Concerns over passenger safety have been raised from time to time, with multiple...
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Apr 30, 2015

Clifton Beach – Karachi

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Clifton Beach or Seaview is a beach in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan located on the Arabian Sea. It is one of the neighborhoods of Clifton, Saddar Town. In 2003 it was affected by an oil spill.Most of you have visited this one or have heard about. This comes at first number apparently with sceneries of camel riding, travelling on lit up buggies and...
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Oct 25, 2016

Jumeirah Beach

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Jumeira Beach is a white sand beach that is located and named after the Jumeirah district of Dubai, on the coast of the Persian Gulf. It stretches along the coast south of the city's historic district to the junction with The Palm Jumeirah and terminates between the southern end of the Jumeirah Beach Residence (adjacent to the Dubai Marina...
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Africa
Aug 5, 2012

Rides in Tanzania

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The best game-viewing areas in the Serengeti are the short-grass plains and their granite kopjes in the south, the Seronera Valley, the Western Corridor and the far north of the park where it meets the Mara. New since last year is Namiri Plains a small luxury camp 90 minutes’ drive east of Seronera. This area was closed for 20 years to create...
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Jul 12, 2017

North Island, Seychelles

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Otherwise known as "Sunset Beach," North Island in Seychelles is where giant tortoises graze in the grass, the sea turns pink as the sun sets, and the West Beach Bar buzzes with the low hum of famous voices--celebrities like George and Amal Clooney, and Prince William and Kate Middleton have honeymooned here, and if it's good enough for them,...
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Jul 12, 2017

Paternoster, South Africa

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An old fishing village 90 miles north of Cape Town, Paternoster is defined by its cottages with white-washed walls and thatched roofs, and these days, several serve as lovely B&Bs.
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Jul 12, 2017

Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast

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The original capital of Côte d'Ivoire, the colonial town of Grand Bassam suffered a decline from its heyday as a seaport until the 1930s, but that led to its revival as a resort town beginning in the 1960s, and now it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Palms line its biscuit-colored shore, and you'll be hard pressed to beat its Ivorian seafood.
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Jul 12, 2017

Santa Maria, Cape Verde

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Flat, dry and dotted hotels, cafes, and restaurants ranging from the low end to the high end, Santa Maria, on Sal Island in Cape Verde, is a windsurfers haven with pool-blue waters.
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Australia
Jan 1, 1997

Marley Beach

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Marley Beach (also known as Big Marley Beach) is an unpatrolled beach in the upper Royal National Park, on the outskirts of southern Sydney, Australia. The beach is one of eleven beaches located within the territory of the Royal National Park. The northernmost major beach in the Royal National Park, Marley is considered by Surf Life Saving...
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May 12, 2005

Rides in Australia

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Global Ballooning Australia is a family owned Victorian Business. We pride ourselves on our service, safety record and status as market leaders. Melbourne is one of the few cities around the world that can be traversed by hot air balloon and definitely one of the best ways to see Australia’s second largest city.Global Ballooning Australia...
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Dec 11, 2016

Bondi Beach

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Bondi Beach is a popular beach and the name of the surrounding suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Bondi Beach is located 7 km (4 mi) east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Waverley Council, in the Eastern Suburbs. Bondi, North Bondi and Bondi Junction are neighbouring suburbs. Bondi Beach is one...
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Jul 12, 2017

Noosa Main Beach, Queensland

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Though beautiful beaches are a dime a dozen on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Noosa’s Main Beach is arguably the area’s most popular. For one, it’s postcard-perfect, with its golden shore, turquoise waters, and swaying palms. It’s also patrolled by lifeguards every day of the year, boasts ample facilities, and is conveniently located...
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Jul 12, 2017

Blinky Beach, New South Wales

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Though many of the continent's best beaches can be found in Queensland, make no mistake—New South Wales can hold its own. Besides its excellent surf, Blinky Beach, on the east side of Lord Howe Island, is one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, according to our readers. Situated between Blinky Point and a promontory known as Mutton Bird...
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North America
Jul 23, 2001

Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach

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Arr, mateys! Leatherman notes that Okracoke was the home of the pirate Blackbeard, and it's still home to "some of the wildest beaches in the country" with "big surf" in late summer and pursuits like "swimming, shelling and enjoying a walk through the old cemetery on a foggy night."
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Jun 7, 2003

Caladesi Island State Park

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Making its return to the list after an 8-year hiatus (it was No. 1 in 2008), Caladesi Island State Park is described by Dr. Beach as a "white beach composed of crystalline quartz sand which is soft and cushy at the water’s edge, inviting one to take a dip in the sparkling clear waters." He says that his favorite trails here are traversed not...
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Oct 3, 2005

Kapalua Bay Beach

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Kapalua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. A resort development by the Maui Land & Pineapple Company extends inland from Kapalua Bay and Honolua Bay. The population was 353 at the 2010 census.Kapalua Resort offers accommodations, a variety of restaurants, a shop, and several golf courses.The area has...
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Jan 28, 2009

Coast Guard Beach

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One of the few returnees form last year's list and the only New England beach on the list, Coast Guard Beach is named for the one-time U.S. Coast Guard station there. It faces the Atlantic on the Cape Cod National Seashore. Dr. Beach says "The sand is fairly coarse so the beach slopes steeply into the water." And since that water reaches summer...
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Feb 25, 2009

Hanauma Bay Beach

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Beach awards this nature preserve in southeastern Oahu the top prize for its "stunning white sand coral beach enclosed in a breached volcano," with "the best accessible snorkeling in Hawaii" thanks to "thousands of tropical fish." The park is closed Tuesdays "to give the fish a chance to rest." It's also Hawaii's first non-smoking beach.
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Aug 2, 2010

Coopers Beach

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"As the first 'Gold Coast' in the country, Coopers Beach is hundreds of yards wide, made of grainy white quartz sand," says Dr. Beach. In the Hamptons, summer playground for legions of well-heeled New Yorkers, it's "backed by large sand dunes covered by American beach grass interspersed with large and extravagant mansions."
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May 27, 2013

Ride in Canada

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Enjoy the wonderful sense of freedom and have a one of a kind experience in our state of the art hot air balloon. With our prime location about one hour east of Toronto, you will explore the majestic country side of Rice Lake, the rolling hills of Northumberland County, and the cities of Kingston, Lindsay, and Peterbough. Our experienced and...
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Jun 30, 2013

Ride in USA

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Monument Valley, Utah, was not in our original road trip plans. It was too far south, and not really “on the way” to any of the stops we were making.But then I found out you could take hot air balloon flights over the valley. We had to rethink our plans.Some posts on this site contain affiliate links, meaning if you book or buy something...
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Nov 11, 2015

Coronado Beach

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Coronado, since the 1980s also mistakenly known as Coronado Island, is a resort city located in San Diego County, California, across and around San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego.Its population was 24,697 at the 2010 census,up from 24,100 at the 2000 census.Coronado is Spanish for "crowned one", and thus it is nicknamed The Crown City. Three...
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Nov 30, 2015

Beachwalker Park

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This beach near Charleston has been on the list for years now. Dr. Beach says it's "a nature-lovers coast, so visitors should pack their canoes and kayaks to paddle through the tidal inlets. It is also fun to walk or bicycle down to Captain Sam’s Inlet to see thousands of birds." Resorts and parks near by provide for golf, tennis and...
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Europe
Feb 18, 1999

Rides in Switzerland

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To fly in the mountains is not only "cold" but fantastic! Imagine floating away in a hot air balloon - over an area that you never seen from this angle before. You forget about the cold when you look at this majestic mountain world.When inflated the balloon stands approximately 70 ft. tall and 70 ft. across. The balloon can take up to three...
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Mar 12, 2005

Rides in France

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The Loire is best explored by car, but day-long driving can sometimes take its toll. Arblaster & Clarke, in partnership with Historical Trips, addresses this concern by arranging everything for you. A seven-day tour includes visits to Loire châteaux and vineyards in Sancerre and Chablis, with the chance to sample sancerre, muscadet and...
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Jul 12, 2017

Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece

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Also known as Shipwreck Beach due to the ancient freighter buried at its center, Navagio is easily the most beautiful stretch of sand in Greece. It’s sheltered by sheer limestone cliffs and is so isolated that you can only access it by boat. While you can spend all day sunning on its powdery sands, its beauty is best appreciated from the...
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Jul 12, 2017

Cala Macarella, Menorca, Spain

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Located on the sun-bleached southwestern coast of Menorca, the tranquil Cala Macarella is the ideal escape from the congested beaches of nearby Mallorca and Ibiza. Getting there is a trek: you can either hike two miles along the cliffs from nearby Cala Galdana, or drive on a rough and winding road from Ciutadella and hike an additional 20...
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Jul 12, 2017

Praia de Albandeira, Algarve, Portugal

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Despite high tourist traffic to the Algarve region, this tiny, secluded cove has (amazingly) remained somewhat under the radar. You won't find any umbrellas, beach chairs, water sports, or beach bars here; just a golden lick of sand, cool crystalline waters, sea caves, and natural rock pools—which is precisely why you should visit. Added...
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Jul 12, 2017

Île de Ré, Bay of Biscay, France

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Off the western coast of France in the Bay of Biscay, Île de Ré is known as the "White Island" by locals due to both its soft, pale sand and the elegant waterfront houses painted in neutral colors. Windswept dunes and pine forests, like the beautiful, Hamptons-like Plage des GollandièresI, back its long, flat stretches of beach—making...
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South America
Nov 29, 2004

Grayton Beach

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"Sugar-white sand and emerald green water" are the hallmarks of this beach between Panama City and Destin where, Leatherman says, "development has been restrained so big sand dunes still dominate the landscape." Camping is a popular activity here alongside "tidal lakes and freshwater ponds."
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Dec 13, 2008

Siesta Beach

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Siesta Key is a barrier island off the southwest coast of the U.S. state of Florida. It is situated between Roberts Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. A portion of it lies within the city boundary of Sarasota, but the majority of the key is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sarasota County. After the probable Amerindian name of Zarazote for the area...
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Jul 12, 2017

Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janiero, Brazil

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Ipanema Beach is located in the southern region of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There are always circles of people playing soccer, volleyball and footvolley, an invented sport that is a combination of volleyball and soccer. With waves reaching up to 9 feet in the winter, it’s also a great destination for surfers.
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Jul 12, 2017

Tayrona, Colombia

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Cañaveral, Arrecifes, La Piscina and El Cabo are 4 popular beaches to visit in Colombia’s Tayrona National Park. Travelers looking for beaches that are off-the-beaten-path should try one of these beach destinations, but remember to pack light. Cañaveral Beach is the only beach reachable by car. The other 3 beaches will require a hike to...
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Resorts
Jul 29, 2006

Westin Maui Resort & Spa Hawaii

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A fantastic lobby with waterfalls and pools greets visitors to this lush Kaanapali resort where the impressive scenery, friendly service, fabulous spa and awesome swimming pools are the highlights. The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali is located along a breathtaking stretch of the gorgeous, white-sand Ka’anapali Beach.
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Jul 10, 2017

Laucala Island Resort

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In 1972, Malcolm Forbes bought this green morsel as his private refuge; now its owner, Red Bull magnate Dietrich Mateschitz, has spared no expense to create a tropical hideaway of 25 villas, each with a private pool. Laucala almost feels like an independent nation, with an organic farm, armies of friendly staff, a working jetty, a hangar with...
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Jul 10, 2017

Nayara Springs Resort

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Nayara Springs is perched at the top of a rainforest, surrounded by tropical plants and creeks with gorgeous views of the Arenal volcano. Sixteen private villas include plunge pools, gardens, and open-air showers. Located 2 ½ hours from San Jose, this adults-only hotel gets high scores for service, and the spa has indulgent treatments with...
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Jul 10, 2017

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

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A secluded stretch of beach on the southernmost coast of Sri Lanka is just one of the smart draws of this 152-room resort, where the sound of the ocean is louder than patrons’ chatter. You’d be wise to stay in one of the pool villas, which have wine humidors, butler pantries, and bicycles to use for as long as you’d like.
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Jul 10, 2017

Iniala Beach House - Thailand

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The design credentials are incredible at this collection of six villas and a penthouse, back on Phuket at Natai Beach. No matter where you stay, you'll have a butler, driver, chef, spa therapist, and housekeeper to attend to your every need. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included–with two nights per week dining under the auspices of the...
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Jul 10, 2017

Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa

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The resort's white stucco buildings with thatched-roof terraces were entirely handcrafted by one family of Mayan masons. Inside, white-walled rooms are decorated with hand-loomed bedding and rugs. Tubs are oversized with Mexican tiles. The dinner menu at El Sol includes a bouillabaisse with hints of habanero, while La Cantina, a traditional...
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Jul 11, 2017

Great Otway National Park - Australia

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Island from Australia’s famed Great Ocean Road, the cool rainforests of the Great Otway National Park are home to massive tree ferns and cackling kookaburras. The rainforest is dotted with impressive waterfalls like the Erskine and Henderson falls, and in the park’s south, swaying eucalyptus trees along Otway Lighthouse Road teem with lazy...
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Waterfall
Sep 5, 2006

The Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye – Scotland

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If you are backpacking in Scotland generally or are planning a trip to the Isle of Skye then I heartily recommend that you visit the so-called Fairy Pools.The Fairy Pools is located in Cuillins Hills, Isle of Skye, Scotland. The Fairy Pools are a series of clear, cold pools and waterfalls formed as Allt Coir’ a’ Mhadaidh tumbles down from...
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Dec 22, 2010

Victoria Falls

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Victoria Falls that border Zambia and Zimbabwe is the largest waterfall in the world by total area. The falls transport an astonishing 1,088 cubic meters per second of water down an ~350-foot cliff.
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Feb 26, 2014

Havasu Falls – Grand Canyon National Park

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Havasu Falls is paradise on Earth. This is an absolutely amazingly beautiful waterfall located in a remote canyon of Arizona. The spectacular waterfalls and isolated community within the Havasupai Indian Reservation attract thousands of visitors each year. The Havasupai are intimately connected to the water and the land. This blue- green water...
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Jul 11, 2017

Iguazu Falls

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Discovered by Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in 1541. One of the great natural wonders of the world, Iguaçu Falls is situated on the border between Brazil and Argentina. The waterfall system is not so much about height, width or volume but it consists of 275 falls along the Iguazu River. The majority of the falls are about...
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Jul 11, 2017

Angel Falls

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Angel Falls or Salto Ángel is the world’s highest waterfall, dropping a total of 978 meter from the summit of the Auyan Tepuy, and with an 807meter uninterrupted drop. Because the falls are located in an isolated jungle region of Venezuela the only access to Canaima National Park, the gateway to Angel Falls, is by air.
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Jul 11, 2017

Plitvice Waterfalls

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The series of waterfalls that link the 16 lakes of the Plitvice Lakes National Park are what makes this scenic piece of landscape the most popular natural attraction in Croatia. Situated among forested hills near the Bosnian border, the small streams, lakes and waterfalls form an appealing water garden that invites exploration. A series of...
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Jul 11, 2017

Jog Falls

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Jog Falls, created by the River Sharavathi, falling from a height of 253 meters (829 feet), is the highest waterfalls in India. Before the rainy season Jog Falls is nearly unrecognizable with only a pair of thin streams of water trickling down the cliff. But during the monsoon season the waterfall comes to life and exceeds even Kaieteur Falls...
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Jul 11, 2017

Detian Falls

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The Detian Falls is situated on the border between China and Vietnam. It is, in fact, the fourth largest cross-border falls in the world after Niagara, Victoria and Iguazu. Due to the various border conflicts between the two countries the area has only recently been opened to tourism.
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Beach
Mar 7, 2017

Whitehaven Beach – Australia

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Whitehaven Beach is known for its white sands. The Beach is a 7 km stretch along Whitsunday Island. The island is accessible by boat from the mainland tourist ports of Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour, as well as Hamilton Island. The Beach was named the top Eco Friendly Beach in the world by CNN.com. Dogs are not permitted on the beach and...
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Jul 10, 2017

Great Barrier Reef

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One of the top destinations for underwater explorers and scuba divers, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest barrier reef system. Located in the Coral Sea off the coast of Australia’s state of Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef encompasses a huge area of more than 2,900 coral reefs and hundreds of islands and cays. Formed by...
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Jul 11, 2017

Sunset Beach, Brunswick Islands, 
North Carolina:

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At the west end of this remote beach, a mile from the access point, a solitary mailbox stands, planted by local Frank Nesmith in the ’70s, and continually replenished with notebooks inviting visitors to jot thoughts, dreams, wishes, and whatever else moves the spirit.
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Jul 11, 2017

Honokalani Beach, Hawaii

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With its jet-black shore, lapis lazuli waters, and thick, jungle-like foliage, Honokalani Beach is a photographer’s dream. Besides lying lazily on the “sand”—actually made up of of tiny lava pebbles—there’s plenty to do: you’ll find seaside lava tubes and sea caves carved into the lava cliffs along the shore. It’s wild,...
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Jul 11, 2017

Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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Matira is perhaps the most famous of Tahiti's beaches, and for good reason: The mile-long stretch of silky, powder-white sand slopes gently into a shallow emerald lagoon, and is backed by a thick curtain of palms and tropical foliage. Added bonus: It’s one of the only public-access beaches in Bora Bora, so you won't need to pay five-star...
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Jul 11, 2017

Waipio Valley Beach, Hawaii

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This beach in Waipio Valley is one of the hardest to get to in Hawaii—you must hike or drive down a treacherously narrow, steep road to reach your destination. But it's well worth the trek: At the bottom, you’re rewarded with a mile-long black volcanic sand beach bordered by 2,000-foot cliff walls and backed by thick rainforest. If that...
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Jul 11, 2017

Harbour Island, Bahamas

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Located off the northeast coast of Eleuthera Island and away from the buzz of other Bahamian beaches, families and couples alike can spend the day on pink sands only seeing a handful of other people. After basking in the sun and getting serenaded by the breeze rustling through the palm trees, visitors can pop into the town to roam down quaint...
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Jul 11, 2017

Bathsheba Beach, Barbados

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Rugged, wild, and untouched are just some of the words used to describe this shoreline, where both photographers and surfers flock to catch the best waves and watch the “Soup Bowl,” a name for when the waves crash into the white sand and huge boulders to create a scenic (and foamy) natural phenomenon. It's less of a swimming locale, but...
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Mountain
Jun 27, 2009

Rainbow Mountains of Zhangye Danxia, China

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The Rainbow Mountains of Zhangye Danxia, China show off weathering and erosion at its most beautiful. The dramatic colors throughout the mountain are a result of trace minerals associated within the sandstone, coloring the sand in reds, greens, and yellows.
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Jul 11, 2017

Mount Huang

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Mount Huang is a mountain range in eastern China also known as Huangshan (“Yellow Mountain”). The area is well known for its scenery, sunsets, peculiarly-shaped granite peaks and views of the clouds from above. Mount Huang is a frequent subject of traditional Chinese paintings and literature, as well as modern photography. The tallest peak...
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Jul 11, 2017

Monte Fitz Roy

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Monte Fitz Roy is a 3,375 meter (11,073 ft) high mountain on the border between Argentina and Chile. Despite its average height the mountain has a reputation of being extremely difficult to climb because the sheer granite faces present long stretches of arduous technical climbing. In addition, the weather in the area is exceptionally severe and...
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Jul 11, 2017

Banff National Park

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Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest national park, established in 1885 in the Rocky Mountains and one North America’s most visited parks. Banff’s mountains exhibit several different shapes that have been influenced by the composition of rock deposits, layers, and their structure. The 3,618 meter (11,870 ft) high Mount Assiniboine has...
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Jul 11, 2017

Matterhorn

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The Matterhorn is a famous mountain and an iconic emblem of the Swiss Alps. The mountain derives its name from the German words Matte, meaning meadow, and Horn, which means peak. With its 4,478 metres (14,692 ft) high summit, lying on the border between Switzerland and Italy, it is one of the highest peaks in the Alps. It is also one of the...
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Jul 11, 2017

Aoraki Mount Cook

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Aoraki Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand, reaching a height of 3,754 metres (12,316 ft). Aoraki means “Cloud Piercer” in the Ngai Tahu dialect of the Maori language. The mountain lies in a national park of the same name which contains 27 other mountains which peak at over 3000 meters. A popular tourist destination, it is...
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Valley
Oct 16, 2011

Arang Kel, Neelum Valley – Kashmir, Pakistan

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A Breathtaking, Lush Green Village In Neelum Valley, Kashmir. Situated at the hill top near Kel, about 1500 feet ascend from River Neelam. It is also a village full of beautiful sceneries. It is a piece of utmost beauty, one can find in Kashmir. Visit Neelum Valley for Arang Kel, a worth visiting place.
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Jul 11, 2017

Kalalau Valley, Hawaii

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Lies on the north-west side of the island of Kauaʻi in the state of Hawaiʻi, the Kalalau Valley is one of the most beautiful valleys you must visit. It is a very peaceful valley and is undisturbed by the noises and pollutions of the vehicles. You cannot reach there in any of the automobiles and the only way to reach there is by kayak or by...
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Jul 11, 2017

Douro River valley, Portugal

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The valley known for its wine production and its main product, port wine, is renowned across the globe. River Douro passing through the valley was used to ship the wines to the western coast. It is also home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Archaeological Park of Vale of Cao.
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Jul 11, 2017

Jiuzhaigou Valley, China

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Located on the edge of the Tibet Plateau, the valley is known for its multi-level waterfalls, colorful lakes, and snow-capped peaks. It is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992 and World Biosphere Reserve since 1997.
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Jul 11, 2017

Hunza Valley, Pakistan

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Situated in northern Pakistan, it is a small town located on the Karakoram Highway. The historic region is known for its breathtaking beauty, from the apricot trees to the snow-capped mountains, including the 7,788-meter (25,551 feet) Rakaposhi mountain.
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Jul 11, 2017

Valley of the Ten Peaks, Canada

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The valley is flanked by 10 notable peaks situated above Moraine Lake, the tallest being the Mount Fay (10,613 feet, 3,235 meters). The lowland was the original homeland to the people of the Nakoda tribe in the 1700s.
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Island
Aug 28, 2007

Railay, Thailand

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Railay, Thailand is a magical place only accessible by boat on a small Thai peninsula . Spend your days rock climbing the limestone cliffs, exploring vast cave systems, or swimming to nearby islands.
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Nov 12, 2012

Bora Bora

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Bora Bora is an island that once was a volcano, which has subsequently subsided and formed a barrier reef. The reef ecosystem allows for pristine clear blue water and reefs limit waves, providing a protected sanctuary.
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Jul 11, 2017

Maldives

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The Maldives are home to some of the world's most ravishing islands, but it's the sea, which truly makes these islands shine. Luminous aquamarine waters with a crystal clarity lap upon these dazzling white shores, which barely peek above the Indian Ocean. Consisting of 26 natural atolls, the Maldives archipelago is the planet's lowest lying...
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Jul 11, 2017

Palawan, Philippines

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Palawan is the Philippine's answer to paradise. This island province stretches southwest to Borneo with lush limestone peaks rising from a jewel-like sea so clear, that you can almost see the expressions on the fish from above the surface. Slivers of gleaming white sand fringed with rustling palms rim many of these jungle-clad islands, while...
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Jul 11, 2017

Santorini, Greece

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Encircling a sea-filled caldera, spectacular Santorini scores top points for dramatic beauty. Bleached white villas tumble down volcanic cliffs. Blue-domed churches rise against the sparkling sea, and bright sprays of bougainvillea add to the eye-popping canvas of color. Perched atop the black lava cliffs, the settlements of Firá and Oia are...
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Jul 11, 2017

Bali

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Steeped in an intoxicating culture, the island of Bali is a feast for the senses. Incense wafts from Hindu temples, rice paddies glow in electric greens, and the food jolts the taste buds. Surfing, swimming, shopping, and sunbathing are the prime pursuits on this exotic isle, as well as sightseeing in the lush countryside. Soak up the spiritual...
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Jul 11, 2017

Sardinia, Italy

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Blissful white-sand beaches, rugged coastal peaks, mouthwatering cuisine, a unique blend of cultures, and ancient archeological treasures: What's not to love about this saucy Italian isle? Most travelers have heard of the glamorous Costa Smeralda, or Emerald Coast, with its craggy coves and clear green seas, but this large and diverse...
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Forest
Oct 25, 2013

Kauai, Hawaii

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Kauai, Hawaii owns the medal of the rainiest place on earth, allowing for a tropical paradise. Hike, swim, bike, and dive.
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Jul 11, 2017

Mossy Forest

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Tanah Rata, where days spent exploring the surrounding mountains are rewarded with steaming hot-pot dinners and local tea.Tours outfitters bring adventurers up to either a slippery boardwalk or to a root-ridden dirt trail -- the forest takes under an hour to experience.
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Jul 11, 2017

Humboldt Redwoods State Park

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If huge old-growth trees are your thing, a visit the redwoods of northern California is probably your best bet. Humboldt Redwoods State Park is one of the best places to be immersed in the state’s redwood forests, and three of the world’s ten tallest trees are located in the park’s Bull Creek Flats area alone. Yes -- you can drive through...
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Jul 11, 2017

Sian Ka’an Coastal Biosphere Reserve - Mexico

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Once you hop in a boat at Muyil, Mayan-dug canals through sprawling tracts mangroves are at your fingertips. Though this reserve is home to plenty of crocs, the canal waters are crystal clear, and most tours climax in a current-driven, boatless free-float. Look for dolphins and sea turtles amongst the mangroves, but don’t expect to set eyes...
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Castle
Jun 6, 2017

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

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Neuschwanstein, a nineteenth-century castle in southern Germany is the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle. This German retreat is visited regularly during summer months as a symbol of refuge and peace.
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Jul 10, 2017

Alcázar of Segovia, Spain

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The fairytale good-looks of the Alcazar de Segovia have made it Spain’s most famous castle. It’s also rumoured that this little fortress was the inspiration behind Cinderella’s Castle in Walt Disney World. ... The Alcazar in Segovia is undoubtedly the most famous castle in Spain.
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Jul 10, 2017

Glamis Castle

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Glamis Castle is situated beside the village of Glamis in Angus. It is the home of the Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and is open to public. It also has the reputation of being the most haunted castle in Scotland
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Jul 10, 2017

Windsor Castle

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With a Queen Victoria statue and a flow of tourists in the foreground, Windsor Castle is the official residence of the royal British family in Berkshire. At 900 years old, Britain's Windsor Castle is the largest occupied castle and oldest royal residence in the world.
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Jul 10, 2017

Château de Chambord

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The castle of Chambord is the largest of the Loire castles. It was built between 1519 and 1547 near a bend in the river Cosson, a tributary river of Beuvron which then throws itself into the Loire. In 1981, it was named a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
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Asia

Rides in Turkey

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Our own cave was more elegant but with much the same view. It looked out over a huge swathe of Cappadocia; a swirling landscape the colour of oatmeal and peaches; gorges full of pinnacles like clusters of spears; the distant cone of Mount Erciyes, lightly powdered in snow. This being a fable, the pinnacles were known as “fairy chimneys”...
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Asia

Gadani Beach – Balochistan

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Gadani is a coastal village of Lasbela District located in the southern part of Balochistan along the Arabian Sea, Pakistan. It is also a Union Council of Hub Tehsil and is just a 1-hour drive away from Karachi, Sindh. The population of Gadani was estimated to be around 10,000 in 2005. More than 97% of the population is Muslim with a small...
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Asia

Rides in Dubai

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A Hot Air Balloon experience is a must do activity in Dubai. In conjunction with Balloon Adventures Dubai, the world’s most experienced balloon company, enjoy flying with the world’s fastest animal in a world-first spectacle all while floating over the Dubai desert. Enjoy this magic carpet ride over an endless ocean of sand dunes,...
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Asia

Bali Beach

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Bali is an island and province of Indonesia. Bali is a popular tourist destination, which has seen a significant rise in tourists since the 1980s. Tourism-related business makes up 80% of its economy. It is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. The...
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Asia

Kund Malir Beach – Balochistan

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Kund Malir is a beach in Balochistan, Pakistan located in Hingol National Park, about 145 km from Zero-Point on Makran Coastal Highway. The drive between Kund Malir and Ormara is considered to be scenic. The area is part of Hingol National Park which is the largest in Pakistan. Travelling time from Karachi is around 4 hours and there are no...
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Asia

Gwadar Beach – Balochistan

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Gwadar is a port city on the southwestern coast of Balochistan, Pakistan. The city is located on the shores of the Arabian Sea, approximately 700 kilometres to the west of Pakistan's largest city, Karachi. Gwadar is near the border with Iran, and is located to the east of the Persian Gulf and opposite Oman. Gwadar and its surrounding region...
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Asia

Rides in Egypt

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Hot air balloons are commonly used in Egypt to provide tourists with an aerial view of the country's landscape and famous landmarks.In Luxor, such rides offer views of the Nile River, the temple of Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings, among other attractions.Concerns over passenger safety have been raised from time to time, with multiple...
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Asia

Clifton Beach – Karachi

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Clifton Beach or Seaview is a beach in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan located on the Arabian Sea. It is one of the neighborhoods of Clifton, Saddar Town. In 2003 it was affected by an oil spill.Most of you have visited this one or have heard about. This comes at first number apparently with sceneries of camel riding, travelling on lit up buggies and...
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Asia

Jumeirah Beach

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Jumeira Beach is a white sand beach that is located and named after the Jumeirah district of Dubai, on the coast of the Persian Gulf. It stretches along the coast south of the city's historic district to the junction with The Palm Jumeirah and terminates between the southern end of the Jumeirah Beach Residence (adjacent to the Dubai Marina...
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Africa

Rides in Tanzania

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The best game-viewing areas in the Serengeti are the short-grass plains and their granite kopjes in the south, the Seronera Valley, the Western Corridor and the far north of the park where it meets the Mara. New since last year is Namiri Plains a small luxury camp 90 minutes’ drive east of Seronera. This area was closed for 20 years to create...
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Africa

North Island, Seychelles

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Otherwise known as "Sunset Beach," North Island in Seychelles is where giant tortoises graze in the grass, the sea turns pink as the sun sets, and the West Beach Bar buzzes with the low hum of famous voices--celebrities like George and Amal Clooney, and Prince William and Kate Middleton have honeymooned here, and if it's good enough for them,...
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Africa

Paternoster, South Africa

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An old fishing village 90 miles north of Cape Town, Paternoster is defined by its cottages with white-washed walls and thatched roofs, and these days, several serve as lovely B&Bs.
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Africa

Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast

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The original capital of Côte d'Ivoire, the colonial town of Grand Bassam suffered a decline from its heyday as a seaport until the 1930s, but that led to its revival as a resort town beginning in the 1960s, and now it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Palms line its biscuit-colored shore, and you'll be hard pressed to beat its Ivorian seafood.
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Africa

Santa Maria, Cape Verde

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Flat, dry and dotted hotels, cafes, and restaurants ranging from the low end to the high end, Santa Maria, on Sal Island in Cape Verde, is a windsurfers haven with pool-blue waters.
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Australia

Marley Beach

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Marley Beach (also known as Big Marley Beach) is an unpatrolled beach in the upper Royal National Park, on the outskirts of southern Sydney, Australia. The beach is one of eleven beaches located within the territory of the Royal National Park. The northernmost major beach in the Royal National Park, Marley is considered by Surf Life Saving...
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Australia

Rides in Australia

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Global Ballooning Australia is a family owned Victorian Business. We pride ourselves on our service, safety record and status as market leaders. Melbourne is one of the few cities around the world that can be traversed by hot air balloon and definitely one of the best ways to see Australia’s second largest city.Global Ballooning Australia...
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Australia

Bondi Beach

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Bondi Beach is a popular beach and the name of the surrounding suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Bondi Beach is located 7 km (4 mi) east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Waverley Council, in the Eastern Suburbs. Bondi, North Bondi and Bondi Junction are neighbouring suburbs. Bondi Beach is one...
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Australia

Noosa Main Beach, Queensland

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Though beautiful beaches are a dime a dozen on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Noosa’s Main Beach is arguably the area’s most popular. For one, it’s postcard-perfect, with its golden shore, turquoise waters, and swaying palms. It’s also patrolled by lifeguards every day of the year, boasts ample facilities, and is conveniently located...
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Australia

Blinky Beach, New South Wales

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Though many of the continent's best beaches can be found in Queensland, make no mistake—New South Wales can hold its own. Besides its excellent surf, Blinky Beach, on the east side of Lord Howe Island, is one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, according to our readers. Situated between Blinky Point and a promontory known as Mutton Bird...
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North America

Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach

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Arr, mateys! Leatherman notes that Okracoke was the home of the pirate Blackbeard, and it's still home to "some of the wildest beaches in the country" with "big surf" in late summer and pursuits like "swimming, shelling and enjoying a walk through the old cemetery on a foggy night."
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North America

Caladesi Island State Park

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Making its return to the list after an 8-year hiatus (it was No. 1 in 2008), Caladesi Island State Park is described by Dr. Beach as a "white beach composed of crystalline quartz sand which is soft and cushy at the water’s edge, inviting one to take a dip in the sparkling clear waters." He says that his favorite trails here are traversed not...
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North America

Kapalua Bay Beach

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Kapalua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. A resort development by the Maui Land & Pineapple Company extends inland from Kapalua Bay and Honolua Bay. The population was 353 at the 2010 census.Kapalua Resort offers accommodations, a variety of restaurants, a shop, and several golf courses.The area has...
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North America

Coast Guard Beach

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One of the few returnees form last year's list and the only New England beach on the list, Coast Guard Beach is named for the one-time U.S. Coast Guard station there. It faces the Atlantic on the Cape Cod National Seashore. Dr. Beach says "The sand is fairly coarse so the beach slopes steeply into the water." And since that water reaches summer...
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North America

Hanauma Bay Beach

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Beach awards this nature preserve in southeastern Oahu the top prize for its "stunning white sand coral beach enclosed in a breached volcano," with "the best accessible snorkeling in Hawaii" thanks to "thousands of tropical fish." The park is closed Tuesdays "to give the fish a chance to rest." It's also Hawaii's first non-smoking beach.
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North America

Coopers Beach

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"As the first 'Gold Coast' in the country, Coopers Beach is hundreds of yards wide, made of grainy white quartz sand," says Dr. Beach. In the Hamptons, summer playground for legions of well-heeled New Yorkers, it's "backed by large sand dunes covered by American beach grass interspersed with large and extravagant mansions."
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North America

Ride in Canada

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Enjoy the wonderful sense of freedom and have a one of a kind experience in our state of the art hot air balloon. With our prime location about one hour east of Toronto, you will explore the majestic country side of Rice Lake, the rolling hills of Northumberland County, and the cities of Kingston, Lindsay, and Peterbough. Our experienced and...
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North America

Ride in USA

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Monument Valley, Utah, was not in our original road trip plans. It was too far south, and not really “on the way” to any of the stops we were making.But then I found out you could take hot air balloon flights over the valley. We had to rethink our plans.Some posts on this site contain affiliate links, meaning if you book or buy something...
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North America

Coronado Beach

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Coronado, since the 1980s also mistakenly known as Coronado Island, is a resort city located in San Diego County, California, across and around San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego.Its population was 24,697 at the 2010 census,up from 24,100 at the 2000 census.Coronado is Spanish for "crowned one", and thus it is nicknamed The Crown City. Three...
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North America

Beachwalker Park

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This beach near Charleston has been on the list for years now. Dr. Beach says it's "a nature-lovers coast, so visitors should pack their canoes and kayaks to paddle through the tidal inlets. It is also fun to walk or bicycle down to Captain Sam’s Inlet to see thousands of birds." Resorts and parks near by provide for golf, tennis and...
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Europe

Rides in Switzerland

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To fly in the mountains is not only "cold" but fantastic! Imagine floating away in a hot air balloon - over an area that you never seen from this angle before. You forget about the cold when you look at this majestic mountain world.When inflated the balloon stands approximately 70 ft. tall and 70 ft. across. The balloon can take up to three...
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Europe

Rides in France

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The Loire is best explored by car, but day-long driving can sometimes take its toll. Arblaster & Clarke, in partnership with Historical Trips, addresses this concern by arranging everything for you. A seven-day tour includes visits to Loire châteaux and vineyards in Sancerre and Chablis, with the chance to sample sancerre, muscadet and...
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Europe

Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece

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Also known as Shipwreck Beach due to the ancient freighter buried at its center, Navagio is easily the most beautiful stretch of sand in Greece. It’s sheltered by sheer limestone cliffs and is so isolated that you can only access it by boat. While you can spend all day sunning on its powdery sands, its beauty is best appreciated from the...
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Europe

Cala Macarella, Menorca, Spain

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Located on the sun-bleached southwestern coast of Menorca, the tranquil Cala Macarella is the ideal escape from the congested beaches of nearby Mallorca and Ibiza. Getting there is a trek: you can either hike two miles along the cliffs from nearby Cala Galdana, or drive on a rough and winding road from Ciutadella and hike an additional 20...
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Europe

Praia de Albandeira, Algarve, Portugal

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Despite high tourist traffic to the Algarve region, this tiny, secluded cove has (amazingly) remained somewhat under the radar. You won't find any umbrellas, beach chairs, water sports, or beach bars here; just a golden lick of sand, cool crystalline waters, sea caves, and natural rock pools—which is precisely why you should visit. Added...
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Europe

Île de Ré, Bay of Biscay, France

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Off the western coast of France in the Bay of Biscay, Île de Ré is known as the "White Island" by locals due to both its soft, pale sand and the elegant waterfront houses painted in neutral colors. Windswept dunes and pine forests, like the beautiful, Hamptons-like Plage des GollandièresI, back its long, flat stretches of beach—making...
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South America

Grayton Beach

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"Sugar-white sand and emerald green water" are the hallmarks of this beach between Panama City and Destin where, Leatherman says, "development has been restrained so big sand dunes still dominate the landscape." Camping is a popular activity here alongside "tidal lakes and freshwater ponds."
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South America

Siesta Beach

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Siesta Key is a barrier island off the southwest coast of the U.S. state of Florida. It is situated between Roberts Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. A portion of it lies within the city boundary of Sarasota, but the majority of the key is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sarasota County. After the probable Amerindian name of Zarazote for the area...
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South America

Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janiero, Brazil

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Ipanema Beach is located in the southern region of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There are always circles of people playing soccer, volleyball and footvolley, an invented sport that is a combination of volleyball and soccer. With waves reaching up to 9 feet in the winter, it’s also a great destination for surfers.
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South America

Tayrona, Colombia

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Cañaveral, Arrecifes, La Piscina and El Cabo are 4 popular beaches to visit in Colombia’s Tayrona National Park. Travelers looking for beaches that are off-the-beaten-path should try one of these beach destinations, but remember to pack light. Cañaveral Beach is the only beach reachable by car. The other 3 beaches will require a hike to...
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Resorts

Westin Maui Resort & Spa Hawaii

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A fantastic lobby with waterfalls and pools greets visitors to this lush Kaanapali resort where the impressive scenery, friendly service, fabulous spa and awesome swimming pools are the highlights. The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali is located along a breathtaking stretch of the gorgeous, white-sand Ka’anapali Beach.
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Resorts

Laucala Island Resort

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In 1972, Malcolm Forbes bought this green morsel as his private refuge; now its owner, Red Bull magnate Dietrich Mateschitz, has spared no expense to create a tropical hideaway of 25 villas, each with a private pool. Laucala almost feels like an independent nation, with an organic farm, armies of friendly staff, a working jetty, a hangar with...
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Resorts

Nayara Springs Resort

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Nayara Springs is perched at the top of a rainforest, surrounded by tropical plants and creeks with gorgeous views of the Arenal volcano. Sixteen private villas include plunge pools, gardens, and open-air showers. Located 2 ½ hours from San Jose, this adults-only hotel gets high scores for service, and the spa has indulgent treatments with...
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Resorts

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

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A secluded stretch of beach on the southernmost coast of Sri Lanka is just one of the smart draws of this 152-room resort, where the sound of the ocean is louder than patrons’ chatter. You’d be wise to stay in one of the pool villas, which have wine humidors, butler pantries, and bicycles to use for as long as you’d like.
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Resorts

Iniala Beach House - Thailand

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The design credentials are incredible at this collection of six villas and a penthouse, back on Phuket at Natai Beach. No matter where you stay, you'll have a butler, driver, chef, spa therapist, and housekeeper to attend to your every need. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included–with two nights per week dining under the auspices of the...
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Resorts

Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa

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The resort's white stucco buildings with thatched-roof terraces were entirely handcrafted by one family of Mayan masons. Inside, white-walled rooms are decorated with hand-loomed bedding and rugs. Tubs are oversized with Mexican tiles. The dinner menu at El Sol includes a bouillabaisse with hints of habanero, while La Cantina, a traditional...
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Resorts

Great Otway National Park - Australia

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Island from Australia’s famed Great Ocean Road, the cool rainforests of the Great Otway National Park are home to massive tree ferns and cackling kookaburras. The rainforest is dotted with impressive waterfalls like the Erskine and Henderson falls, and in the park’s south, swaying eucalyptus trees along Otway Lighthouse Road teem with lazy...
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The Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye – Scotland

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If you are backpacking in Scotland generally or are planning a trip to the Isle of Skye then I heartily recommend that you visit the so-called Fairy Pools.The Fairy Pools is located in Cuillins Hills, Isle of Skye, Scotland. The Fairy Pools are a series of clear, cold pools and waterfalls formed as Allt Coir’ a’ Mhadaidh tumbles down from...
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Victoria Falls

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Victoria Falls that border Zambia and Zimbabwe is the largest waterfall in the world by total area. The falls transport an astonishing 1,088 cubic meters per second of water down an ~350-foot cliff.
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Havasu Falls – Grand Canyon National Park

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Havasu Falls is paradise on Earth. This is an absolutely amazingly beautiful waterfall located in a remote canyon of Arizona. The spectacular waterfalls and isolated community within the Havasupai Indian Reservation attract thousands of visitors each year. The Havasupai are intimately connected to the water and the land. This blue- green water...
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Iguazu Falls

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Discovered by Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in 1541. One of the great natural wonders of the world, Iguaçu Falls is situated on the border between Brazil and Argentina. The waterfall system is not so much about height, width or volume but it consists of 275 falls along the Iguazu River. The majority of the falls are about...
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Angel Falls

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Angel Falls or Salto Ángel is the world’s highest waterfall, dropping a total of 978 meter from the summit of the Auyan Tepuy, and with an 807meter uninterrupted drop. Because the falls are located in an isolated jungle region of Venezuela the only access to Canaima National Park, the gateway to Angel Falls, is by air.
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Plitvice Waterfalls

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The series of waterfalls that link the 16 lakes of the Plitvice Lakes National Park are what makes this scenic piece of landscape the most popular natural attraction in Croatia. Situated among forested hills near the Bosnian border, the small streams, lakes and waterfalls form an appealing water garden that invites exploration. A series of...
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Jog Falls

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Jog Falls, created by the River Sharavathi, falling from a height of 253 meters (829 feet), is the highest waterfalls in India. Before the rainy season Jog Falls is nearly unrecognizable with only a pair of thin streams of water trickling down the cliff. But during the monsoon season the waterfall comes to life and exceeds even Kaieteur Falls...
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Detian Falls

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The Detian Falls is situated on the border between China and Vietnam. It is, in fact, the fourth largest cross-border falls in the world after Niagara, Victoria and Iguazu. Due to the various border conflicts between the two countries the area has only recently been opened to tourism.
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Beach

Whitehaven Beach – Australia

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Whitehaven Beach is known for its white sands. The Beach is a 7 km stretch along Whitsunday Island. The island is accessible by boat from the mainland tourist ports of Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour, as well as Hamilton Island. The Beach was named the top Eco Friendly Beach in the world by CNN.com. Dogs are not permitted on the beach and...
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Great Barrier Reef

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One of the top destinations for underwater explorers and scuba divers, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest barrier reef system. Located in the Coral Sea off the coast of Australia’s state of Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef encompasses a huge area of more than 2,900 coral reefs and hundreds of islands and cays. Formed by...
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Sunset Beach, Brunswick Islands, 
North Carolina:

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At the west end of this remote beach, a mile from the access point, a solitary mailbox stands, planted by local Frank Nesmith in the ’70s, and continually replenished with notebooks inviting visitors to jot thoughts, dreams, wishes, and whatever else moves the spirit.
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Honokalani Beach, Hawaii

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With its jet-black shore, lapis lazuli waters, and thick, jungle-like foliage, Honokalani Beach is a photographer’s dream. Besides lying lazily on the “sand”—actually made up of of tiny lava pebbles—there’s plenty to do: you’ll find seaside lava tubes and sea caves carved into the lava cliffs along the shore. It’s wild,...
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Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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Matira is perhaps the most famous of Tahiti's beaches, and for good reason: The mile-long stretch of silky, powder-white sand slopes gently into a shallow emerald lagoon, and is backed by a thick curtain of palms and tropical foliage. Added bonus: It’s one of the only public-access beaches in Bora Bora, so you won't need to pay five-star...
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Waipio Valley Beach, Hawaii

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This beach in Waipio Valley is one of the hardest to get to in Hawaii—you must hike or drive down a treacherously narrow, steep road to reach your destination. But it's well worth the trek: At the bottom, you’re rewarded with a mile-long black volcanic sand beach bordered by 2,000-foot cliff walls and backed by thick rainforest. If that...
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Harbour Island, Bahamas

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Located off the northeast coast of Eleuthera Island and away from the buzz of other Bahamian beaches, families and couples alike can spend the day on pink sands only seeing a handful of other people. After basking in the sun and getting serenaded by the breeze rustling through the palm trees, visitors can pop into the town to roam down quaint...
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Bathsheba Beach, Barbados

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Rugged, wild, and untouched are just some of the words used to describe this shoreline, where both photographers and surfers flock to catch the best waves and watch the “Soup Bowl,” a name for when the waves crash into the white sand and huge boulders to create a scenic (and foamy) natural phenomenon. It's less of a swimming locale, but...
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Mountain

Rainbow Mountains of Zhangye Danxia, China

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The Rainbow Mountains of Zhangye Danxia, China show off weathering and erosion at its most beautiful. The dramatic colors throughout the mountain are a result of trace minerals associated within the sandstone, coloring the sand in reds, greens, and yellows.
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Mount Huang

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Mount Huang is a mountain range in eastern China also known as Huangshan (“Yellow Mountain”). The area is well known for its scenery, sunsets, peculiarly-shaped granite peaks and views of the clouds from above. Mount Huang is a frequent subject of traditional Chinese paintings and literature, as well as modern photography. The tallest peak...
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Monte Fitz Roy

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Monte Fitz Roy is a 3,375 meter (11,073 ft) high mountain on the border between Argentina and Chile. Despite its average height the mountain has a reputation of being extremely difficult to climb because the sheer granite faces present long stretches of arduous technical climbing. In addition, the weather in the area is exceptionally severe and...
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Banff National Park

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Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest national park, established in 1885 in the Rocky Mountains and one North America’s most visited parks. Banff’s mountains exhibit several different shapes that have been influenced by the composition of rock deposits, layers, and their structure. The 3,618 meter (11,870 ft) high Mount Assiniboine has...
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Matterhorn

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The Matterhorn is a famous mountain and an iconic emblem of the Swiss Alps. The mountain derives its name from the German words Matte, meaning meadow, and Horn, which means peak. With its 4,478 metres (14,692 ft) high summit, lying on the border between Switzerland and Italy, it is one of the highest peaks in the Alps. It is also one of the...
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Aoraki Mount Cook

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Aoraki Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand, reaching a height of 3,754 metres (12,316 ft). Aoraki means “Cloud Piercer” in the Ngai Tahu dialect of the Maori language. The mountain lies in a national park of the same name which contains 27 other mountains which peak at over 3000 meters. A popular tourist destination, it is...
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Valley

Arang Kel, Neelum Valley – Kashmir, Pakistan

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A Breathtaking, Lush Green Village In Neelum Valley, Kashmir. Situated at the hill top near Kel, about 1500 feet ascend from River Neelam. It is also a village full of beautiful sceneries. It is a piece of utmost beauty, one can find in Kashmir. Visit Neelum Valley for Arang Kel, a worth visiting place.
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Kalalau Valley, Hawaii

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Lies on the north-west side of the island of Kauaʻi in the state of Hawaiʻi, the Kalalau Valley is one of the most beautiful valleys you must visit. It is a very peaceful valley and is undisturbed by the noises and pollutions of the vehicles. You cannot reach there in any of the automobiles and the only way to reach there is by kayak or by...
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Douro River valley, Portugal

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The valley known for its wine production and its main product, port wine, is renowned across the globe. River Douro passing through the valley was used to ship the wines to the western coast. It is also home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Archaeological Park of Vale of Cao.
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Jiuzhaigou Valley, China

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Located on the edge of the Tibet Plateau, the valley is known for its multi-level waterfalls, colorful lakes, and snow-capped peaks. It is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992 and World Biosphere Reserve since 1997.
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Hunza Valley, Pakistan

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Situated in northern Pakistan, it is a small town located on the Karakoram Highway. The historic region is known for its breathtaking beauty, from the apricot trees to the snow-capped mountains, including the 7,788-meter (25,551 feet) Rakaposhi mountain.
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Valley of the Ten Peaks, Canada

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The valley is flanked by 10 notable peaks situated above Moraine Lake, the tallest being the Mount Fay (10,613 feet, 3,235 meters). The lowland was the original homeland to the people of the Nakoda tribe in the 1700s.
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Island

Railay, Thailand

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Railay, Thailand is a magical place only accessible by boat on a small Thai peninsula . Spend your days rock climbing the limestone cliffs, exploring vast cave systems, or swimming to nearby islands.
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Bora Bora

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Bora Bora is an island that once was a volcano, which has subsequently subsided and formed a barrier reef. The reef ecosystem allows for pristine clear blue water and reefs limit waves, providing a protected sanctuary.
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Maldives

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The Maldives are home to some of the world's most ravishing islands, but it's the sea, which truly makes these islands shine. Luminous aquamarine waters with a crystal clarity lap upon these dazzling white shores, which barely peek above the Indian Ocean. Consisting of 26 natural atolls, the Maldives archipelago is the planet's lowest lying...
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Palawan, Philippines

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Palawan is the Philippine's answer to paradise. This island province stretches southwest to Borneo with lush limestone peaks rising from a jewel-like sea so clear, that you can almost see the expressions on the fish from above the surface. Slivers of gleaming white sand fringed with rustling palms rim many of these jungle-clad islands, while...
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Santorini, Greece

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Encircling a sea-filled caldera, spectacular Santorini scores top points for dramatic beauty. Bleached white villas tumble down volcanic cliffs. Blue-domed churches rise against the sparkling sea, and bright sprays of bougainvillea add to the eye-popping canvas of color. Perched atop the black lava cliffs, the settlements of Firá and Oia are...
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Bali

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Steeped in an intoxicating culture, the island of Bali is a feast for the senses. Incense wafts from Hindu temples, rice paddies glow in electric greens, and the food jolts the taste buds. Surfing, swimming, shopping, and sunbathing are the prime pursuits on this exotic isle, as well as sightseeing in the lush countryside. Soak up the spiritual...
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Sardinia, Italy

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Blissful white-sand beaches, rugged coastal peaks, mouthwatering cuisine, a unique blend of cultures, and ancient archeological treasures: What's not to love about this saucy Italian isle? Most travelers have heard of the glamorous Costa Smeralda, or Emerald Coast, with its craggy coves and clear green seas, but this large and diverse...
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Forest

Kauai, Hawaii

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Kauai, Hawaii owns the medal of the rainiest place on earth, allowing for a tropical paradise. Hike, swim, bike, and dive.
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Forest

Mossy Forest

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Tanah Rata, where days spent exploring the surrounding mountains are rewarded with steaming hot-pot dinners and local tea.Tours outfitters bring adventurers up to either a slippery boardwalk or to a root-ridden dirt trail -- the forest takes under an hour to experience.
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Forest

Humboldt Redwoods State Park

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If huge old-growth trees are your thing, a visit the redwoods of northern California is probably your best bet. Humboldt Redwoods State Park is one of the best places to be immersed in the state’s redwood forests, and three of the world’s ten tallest trees are located in the park’s Bull Creek Flats area alone. Yes -- you can drive through...
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Sian Ka’an Coastal Biosphere Reserve - Mexico

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Once you hop in a boat at Muyil, Mayan-dug canals through sprawling tracts mangroves are at your fingertips. Though this reserve is home to plenty of crocs, the canal waters are crystal clear, and most tours climax in a current-driven, boatless free-float. Look for dolphins and sea turtles amongst the mangroves, but don’t expect to set eyes...
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Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

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Neuschwanstein, a nineteenth-century castle in southern Germany is the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle. This German retreat is visited regularly during summer months as a symbol of refuge and peace.
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Castle

Alcázar of Segovia, Spain

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The fairytale good-looks of the Alcazar de Segovia have made it Spain’s most famous castle. It’s also rumoured that this little fortress was the inspiration behind Cinderella’s Castle in Walt Disney World. ... The Alcazar in Segovia is undoubtedly the most famous castle in Spain.
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Castle

Glamis Castle

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Glamis Castle is situated beside the village of Glamis in Angus. It is the home of the Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and is open to public. It also has the reputation of being the most haunted castle in Scotland
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Windsor Castle

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With a Queen Victoria statue and a flow of tourists in the foreground, Windsor Castle is the official residence of the royal British family in Berkshire. At 900 years old, Britain's Windsor Castle is the largest occupied castle and oldest royal residence in the world.
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Château de Chambord

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The castle of Chambord is the largest of the Loire castles. It was built between 1519 and 1547 near a bend in the river Cosson, a tributary river of Beuvron which then throws itself into the Loire. In 1981, it was named a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
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Asia

Rides in Turkey

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Our own cave was more elegant but with much the same view. It looked out over a huge swathe of Cappadocia; a swirling landscape the colour of oatmeal and peaches; gorges full of pinnacles like clusters of spears; the distant cone of Mount Erciyes, lightly powdered in snow. This being a fable, the pinnacles were known as “fairy chimneys”...
Nov 16, 1998 Read more

Gadani Beach – Balochistan

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Gadani is a coastal village of Lasbela District located in the southern part of Balochistan along the Arabian Sea, Pakistan. It is also a Union Council of Hub Tehsil and is just a 1-hour drive away from Karachi, Sindh. The population of Gadani was estimated to be around 10,000 in 2005. More than 97% of the population is Muslim with a small...
Oct 28, 1999 Read more

Rides in Dubai

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A Hot Air Balloon experience is a must do activity in Dubai. In conjunction with Balloon Adventures Dubai, the world’s most experienced balloon company, enjoy flying with the world’s fastest animal in a world-first spectacle all while floating over the Dubai desert. Enjoy this magic carpet ride over an endless ocean of sand dunes,...
May 19, 2004 Read more

Bali Beach

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Bali is an island and province of Indonesia. Bali is a popular tourist destination, which has seen a significant rise in tourists since the 1980s. Tourism-related business makes up 80% of its economy. It is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. The...
Oct 1, 2009 Read more

Kund Malir Beach – Balochistan

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Kund Malir is a beach in Balochistan, Pakistan located in Hingol National Park, about 145 km from Zero-Point on Makran Coastal Highway. The drive between Kund Malir and Ormara is considered to be scenic. The area is part of Hingol National Park which is the largest in Pakistan. Travelling time from Karachi is around 4 hours and there are no...
Dec 14, 2009 Read more

Gwadar Beach – Balochistan

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Gwadar is a port city on the southwestern coast of Balochistan, Pakistan. The city is located on the shores of the Arabian Sea, approximately 700 kilometres to the west of Pakistan's largest city, Karachi. Gwadar is near the border with Iran, and is located to the east of the Persian Gulf and opposite Oman. Gwadar and its surrounding region...
Jun 20, 2010 Read more

Rides in Egypt

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Hot air balloons are commonly used in Egypt to provide tourists with an aerial view of the country's landscape and famous landmarks.In Luxor, such rides offer views of the Nile River, the temple of Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings, among other attractions.Concerns over passenger safety have been raised from time to time, with multiple...
Dec 18, 2012 Read more

Clifton Beach – Karachi

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Clifton Beach or Seaview is a beach in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan located on the Arabian Sea. It is one of the neighborhoods of Clifton, Saddar Town. In 2003 it was affected by an oil spill.Most of you have visited this one or have heard about. This comes at first number apparently with sceneries of camel riding, travelling on lit up buggies and...
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Jumeirah Beach

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Jumeira Beach is a white sand beach that is located and named after the Jumeirah district of Dubai, on the coast of the Persian Gulf. It stretches along the coast south of the city's historic district to the junction with The Palm Jumeirah and terminates between the southern end of the Jumeirah Beach Residence (adjacent to the Dubai Marina...
Oct 25, 2016 Read more
Africa

Rides in Tanzania

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The best game-viewing areas in the Serengeti are the short-grass plains and their granite kopjes in the south, the Seronera Valley, the Western Corridor and the far north of the park where it meets the Mara. New since last year is Namiri Plains a small luxury camp 90 minutes’ drive east of Seronera. This area was closed for 20 years to create...
Aug 5, 2012 Read more

North Island, Seychelles

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Otherwise known as "Sunset Beach," North Island in Seychelles is where giant tortoises graze in the grass, the sea turns pink as the sun sets, and the West Beach Bar buzzes with the low hum of famous voices--celebrities like George and Amal Clooney, and Prince William and Kate Middleton have honeymooned here, and if it's good enough for them,...
Jul 12, 2017 Read more

Paternoster, South Africa

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An old fishing village 90 miles north of Cape Town, Paternoster is defined by its cottages with white-washed walls and thatched roofs, and these days, several serve as lovely B&Bs.
Jul 12, 2017 Read more

Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast

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The original capital of Côte d'Ivoire, the colonial town of Grand Bassam suffered a decline from its heyday as a seaport until the 1930s, but that led to its revival as a resort town beginning in the 1960s, and now it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Palms line its biscuit-colored shore, and you'll be hard pressed to beat its Ivorian seafood.
Jul 12, 2017 Read more

Santa Maria, Cape Verde

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Flat, dry and dotted hotels, cafes, and restaurants ranging from the low end to the high end, Santa Maria, on Sal Island in Cape Verde, is a windsurfers haven with pool-blue waters.
Jul 12, 2017 Read more
Australia

Marley Beach

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Marley Beach (also known as Big Marley Beach) is an unpatrolled beach in the upper Royal National Park, on the outskirts of southern Sydney, Australia. The beach is one of eleven beaches located within the territory of the Royal National Park. The northernmost major beach in the Royal National Park, Marley is considered by Surf Life Saving...
Jan 1, 1997 Read more

Rides in Australia

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Global Ballooning Australia is a family owned Victorian Business. We pride ourselves on our service, safety record and status as market leaders. Melbourne is one of the few cities around the world that can be traversed by hot air balloon and definitely one of the best ways to see Australia’s second largest city.Global Ballooning Australia...
May 12, 2005 Read more

Bondi Beach

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Bondi Beach is a popular beach and the name of the surrounding suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Bondi Beach is located 7 km (4 mi) east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Waverley Council, in the Eastern Suburbs. Bondi, North Bondi and Bondi Junction are neighbouring suburbs. Bondi Beach is one...
Dec 11, 2016 Read more

Noosa Main Beach, Queensland

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Though beautiful beaches are a dime a dozen on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Noosa’s Main Beach is arguably the area’s most popular. For one, it’s postcard-perfect, with its golden shore, turquoise waters, and swaying palms. It’s also patrolled by lifeguards every day of the year, boasts ample facilities, and is conveniently located...
Jul 12, 2017 Read more

Blinky Beach, New South Wales

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Though many of the continent's best beaches can be found in Queensland, make no mistake—New South Wales can hold its own. Besides its excellent surf, Blinky Beach, on the east side of Lord Howe Island, is one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, according to our readers. Situated between Blinky Point and a promontory known as Mutton Bird...
Jul 12, 2017 Read more
North America

Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach

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Arr, mateys! Leatherman notes that Okracoke was the home of the pirate Blackbeard, and it's still home to "some of the wildest beaches in the country" with "big surf" in late summer and pursuits like "swimming, shelling and enjoying a walk through the old cemetery on a foggy night."
Jul 23, 2001 Read more

Caladesi Island State Park

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Making its return to the list after an 8-year hiatus (it was No. 1 in 2008), Caladesi Island State Park is described by Dr. Beach as a "white beach composed of crystalline quartz sand which is soft and cushy at the water’s edge, inviting one to take a dip in the sparkling clear waters." He says that his favorite trails here are traversed not...
Jun 7, 2003 Read more

Kapalua Bay Beach

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Kapalua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. A resort development by the Maui Land & Pineapple Company extends inland from Kapalua Bay and Honolua Bay. The population was 353 at the 2010 census.Kapalua Resort offers accommodations, a variety of restaurants, a shop, and several golf courses.The area has...
Oct 3, 2005 Read more

Coast Guard Beach

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One of the few returnees form last year's list and the only New England beach on the list, Coast Guard Beach is named for the one-time U.S. Coast Guard station there. It faces the Atlantic on the Cape Cod National Seashore. Dr. Beach says "The sand is fairly coarse so the beach slopes steeply into the water." And since that water reaches summer...
Jan 28, 2009 Read more

Hanauma Bay Beach

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Beach awards this nature preserve in southeastern Oahu the top prize for its "stunning white sand coral beach enclosed in a breached volcano," with "the best accessible snorkeling in Hawaii" thanks to "thousands of tropical fish." The park is closed Tuesdays "to give the fish a chance to rest." It's also Hawaii's first non-smoking beach.
Feb 25, 2009 Read more

Coopers Beach

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"As the first 'Gold Coast' in the country, Coopers Beach is hundreds of yards wide, made of grainy white quartz sand," says Dr. Beach. In the Hamptons, summer playground for legions of well-heeled New Yorkers, it's "backed by large sand dunes covered by American beach grass interspersed with large and extravagant mansions."
Aug 2, 2010 Read more

Ride in Canada

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Enjoy the wonderful sense of freedom and have a one of a kind experience in our state of the art hot air balloon. With our prime location about one hour east of Toronto, you will explore the majestic country side of Rice Lake, the rolling hills of Northumberland County, and the cities of Kingston, Lindsay, and Peterbough. Our experienced and...
May 27, 2013 Read more

Ride in USA

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Monument Valley, Utah, was not in our original road trip plans. It was too far south, and not really “on the way” to any of the stops we were making.But then I found out you could take hot air balloon flights over the valley. We had to rethink our plans.Some posts on this site contain affiliate links, meaning if you book or buy something...
Jun 30, 2013 Read more

Coronado Beach

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Coronado, since the 1980s also mistakenly known as Coronado Island, is a resort city located in San Diego County, California, across and around San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego.Its population was 24,697 at the 2010 census,up from 24,100 at the 2000 census.Coronado is Spanish for "crowned one", and thus it is nicknamed The Crown City. Three...
Nov 11, 2015 Read more

Beachwalker Park

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This beach near Charleston has been on the list for years now. Dr. Beach says it's "a nature-lovers coast, so visitors should pack their canoes and kayaks to paddle through the tidal inlets. It is also fun to walk or bicycle down to Captain Sam’s Inlet to see thousands of birds." Resorts and parks near by provide for golf, tennis and...
Nov 30, 2015 Read more
Europe

Rides in Switzerland

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To fly in the mountains is not only "cold" but fantastic! Imagine floating away in a hot air balloon - over an area that you never seen from this angle before. You forget about the cold when you look at this majestic mountain world.When inflated the balloon stands approximately 70 ft. tall and 70 ft. across. The balloon can take up to three...
Feb 18, 1999 Read more

Rides in France

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The Loire is best explored by car, but day-long driving can sometimes take its toll. Arblaster & Clarke, in partnership with Historical Trips, addresses this concern by arranging everything for you. A seven-day tour includes visits to Loire châteaux and vineyards in Sancerre and Chablis, with the chance to sample sancerre, muscadet and...
Mar 12, 2005 Read more

Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece

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Also known as Shipwreck Beach due to the ancient freighter buried at its center, Navagio is easily the most beautiful stretch of sand in Greece. It’s sheltered by sheer limestone cliffs and is so isolated that you can only access it by boat. While you can spend all day sunning on its powdery sands, its beauty is best appreciated from the...
Jul 12, 2017 Read more

Cala Macarella, Menorca, Spain

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Located on the sun-bleached southwestern coast of Menorca, the tranquil Cala Macarella is the ideal escape from the congested beaches of nearby Mallorca and Ibiza. Getting there is a trek: you can either hike two miles along the cliffs from nearby Cala Galdana, or drive on a rough and winding road from Ciutadella and hike an additional 20...
Jul 12, 2017 Read more

Praia de Albandeira, Algarve, Portugal

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Despite high tourist traffic to the Algarve region, this tiny, secluded cove has (amazingly) remained somewhat under the radar. You won't find any umbrellas, beach chairs, water sports, or beach bars here; just a golden lick of sand, cool crystalline waters, sea caves, and natural rock pools—which is precisely why you should visit. Added...
Jul 12, 2017 Read more

Île de Ré, Bay of Biscay, France

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Off the western coast of France in the Bay of Biscay, Île de Ré is known as the "White Island" by locals due to both its soft, pale sand and the elegant waterfront houses painted in neutral colors. Windswept dunes and pine forests, like the beautiful, Hamptons-like Plage des GollandièresI, back its long, flat stretches of beach—making...
Jul 12, 2017 Read more
South America

Grayton Beach

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"Sugar-white sand and emerald green water" are the hallmarks of this beach between Panama City and Destin where, Leatherman says, "development has been restrained so big sand dunes still dominate the landscape." Camping is a popular activity here alongside "tidal lakes and freshwater ponds."
Nov 29, 2004 Read more

Siesta Beach

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Siesta Key is a barrier island off the southwest coast of the U.S. state of Florida. It is situated between Roberts Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. A portion of it lies within the city boundary of Sarasota, but the majority of the key is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sarasota County. After the probable Amerindian name of Zarazote for the area...
Dec 13, 2008 Read more

Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janiero, Brazil

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Ipanema Beach is located in the southern region of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There are always circles of people playing soccer, volleyball and footvolley, an invented sport that is a combination of volleyball and soccer. With waves reaching up to 9 feet in the winter, it’s also a great destination for surfers.
Jul 12, 2017 Read more

Tayrona, Colombia

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Cañaveral, Arrecifes, La Piscina and El Cabo are 4 popular beaches to visit in Colombia’s Tayrona National Park. Travelers looking for beaches that are off-the-beaten-path should try one of these beach destinations, but remember to pack light. Cañaveral Beach is the only beach reachable by car. The other 3 beaches will require a hike to...
Jul 12, 2017 Read more
Resorts

Westin Maui Resort & Spa Hawaii

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A fantastic lobby with waterfalls and pools greets visitors to this lush Kaanapali resort where the impressive scenery, friendly service, fabulous spa and awesome swimming pools are the highlights. The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali is located along a breathtaking stretch of the gorgeous, white-sand Ka’anapali Beach.
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Laucala Island Resort

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In 1972, Malcolm Forbes bought this green morsel as his private refuge; now its owner, Red Bull magnate Dietrich Mateschitz, has spared no expense to create a tropical hideaway of 25 villas, each with a private pool. Laucala almost feels like an independent nation, with an organic farm, armies of friendly staff, a working jetty, a hangar with...
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Nayara Springs Resort

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Nayara Springs is perched at the top of a rainforest, surrounded by tropical plants and creeks with gorgeous views of the Arenal volcano. Sixteen private villas include plunge pools, gardens, and open-air showers. Located 2 ½ hours from San Jose, this adults-only hotel gets high scores for service, and the spa has indulgent treatments with...
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Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort

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A secluded stretch of beach on the southernmost coast of Sri Lanka is just one of the smart draws of this 152-room resort, where the sound of the ocean is louder than patrons’ chatter. You’d be wise to stay in one of the pool villas, which have wine humidors, butler pantries, and bicycles to use for as long as you’d like.
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Iniala Beach House - Thailand

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The design credentials are incredible at this collection of six villas and a penthouse, back on Phuket at Natai Beach. No matter where you stay, you'll have a butler, driver, chef, spa therapist, and housekeeper to attend to your every need. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included–with two nights per week dining under the auspices of the...
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Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa

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The resort's white stucco buildings with thatched-roof terraces were entirely handcrafted by one family of Mayan masons. Inside, white-walled rooms are decorated with hand-loomed bedding and rugs. Tubs are oversized with Mexican tiles. The dinner menu at El Sol includes a bouillabaisse with hints of habanero, while La Cantina, a traditional...
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Great Otway National Park - Australia

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Island from Australia’s famed Great Ocean Road, the cool rainforests of the Great Otway National Park are home to massive tree ferns and cackling kookaburras. The rainforest is dotted with impressive waterfalls like the Erskine and Henderson falls, and in the park’s south, swaying eucalyptus trees along Otway Lighthouse Road teem with lazy...
Jul 11, 2017 Read more
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The Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye – Scotland

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If you are backpacking in Scotland generally or are planning a trip to the Isle of Skye then I heartily recommend that you visit the so-called Fairy Pools.The Fairy Pools is located in Cuillins Hills, Isle of Skye, Scotland. The Fairy Pools are a series of clear, cold pools and waterfalls formed as Allt Coir’ a’ Mhadaidh tumbles down from...
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Victoria Falls

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Victoria Falls that border Zambia and Zimbabwe is the largest waterfall in the world by total area. The falls transport an astonishing 1,088 cubic meters per second of water down an ~350-foot cliff.
Dec 22, 2010 Read more

Havasu Falls – Grand Canyon National Park

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Havasu Falls is paradise on Earth. This is an absolutely amazingly beautiful waterfall located in a remote canyon of Arizona. The spectacular waterfalls and isolated community within the Havasupai Indian Reservation attract thousands of visitors each year. The Havasupai are intimately connected to the water and the land. This blue- green water...
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Iguazu Falls

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Discovered by Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in 1541. One of the great natural wonders of the world, Iguaçu Falls is situated on the border between Brazil and Argentina. The waterfall system is not so much about height, width or volume but it consists of 275 falls along the Iguazu River. The majority of the falls are about...
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Angel Falls

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Angel Falls or Salto Ángel is the world’s highest waterfall, dropping a total of 978 meter from the summit of the Auyan Tepuy, and with an 807meter uninterrupted drop. Because the falls are located in an isolated jungle region of Venezuela the only access to Canaima National Park, the gateway to Angel Falls, is by air.
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Plitvice Waterfalls

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The series of waterfalls that link the 16 lakes of the Plitvice Lakes National Park are what makes this scenic piece of landscape the most popular natural attraction in Croatia. Situated among forested hills near the Bosnian border, the small streams, lakes and waterfalls form an appealing water garden that invites exploration. A series of...
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Jog Falls

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Jog Falls, created by the River Sharavathi, falling from a height of 253 meters (829 feet), is the highest waterfalls in India. Before the rainy season Jog Falls is nearly unrecognizable with only a pair of thin streams of water trickling down the cliff. But during the monsoon season the waterfall comes to life and exceeds even Kaieteur Falls...
Jul 11, 2017 Read more

Detian Falls