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Best Places to Admire Spring Cherry Blossoms

Springs flowers always bring springtime showers, but that is no excuse not to admire the local blooms and blossoms. Every March through May thousands of locals and travelers explore various destinations to admire, smell and photograph the cherry blossom tree. Sometimes referred to as “sakura,” Japanese for the cherry blossom, [...]

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7 Reasons to Plan a Trip to Canada’s Sunshine Coast

Vancouver, British Columbia is notorious for its gray, rainy days—but a short (and scenic) 40 minute ferry ride away, there exists a place with seemingly endless bright sunshine. The Sunshine Coast certainly lives up to its name: with mild winters, warm summers, and more sunny days a year than Hawaii, [...]

6 Illegal Activities You can do Outside the U.S.

6 Illegal Activities You can do Outside the U.S.

Before we get started, let me just say that this is not condoning illegal activities or for the most part, condoning activities that can get you seriously injured or thrown in jail. But, let’s be real–when traveling, why stick to the same old same old when you can live life [...]

Most Sacred Native American Sites

Most Sacred Native American Sites

Long before modern buildings and chíc cafés, Native Americans ruled the land, and found a deep connection with the earth and nature. These spiritual areas are now known as sacred sites, which still hold a special place in the Native American culture’s heart. So the next time you want to [...]

7 U.S. Cities to Celebrate St. Patty’s day

7 U.S. Cities to Celebrate St. Patty’s day

Oh Saint Patrick’s day…an Irish holiday filled with music, food, parades, festivities and all things green. You don’t have to travel to Ireland to celebrate, and America boasts some of the best parties around. Check out these 7 cities from around the U.S. to get down and get green for [...]

6 Reasons to Pack Your Bags for Wellington, New Zealand

6 Reasons to Pack Your Bags for Wellington, New Zealand

Lonely Planet called it “the coolest little capital in the world”. But Wellington, New Zealand, has more to be proud of than a single accolade. The city’s population might be just shy of 400,000, but its 171 square miles packs in the culture, the food, the drinks and the fun. [...]

The World’s Most Unusual Spas

The World’s Most Unusual Spas

Saunas, hot tub, steam baths and meditation rooms – What sounds more enjoyable than a relaxing day at the spa? Creative owners are kicking up the innovation on how to relax the body and restore the mind. No longer do guests sit in a regular ol’ bubbling bath, but now [...]

Best Beer & Wine Spas in the Czech Republic

Best Beer & Wine Spas in the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is known for its beer and spas, but what happens when both are integrated into one experience? Guests are treated to stimulate and relax senses with a broader approach, and use, of alcohol. The aromatic smell may get the tastebuds juicing for a glass of frothy goodness, [...]

Paris in One Day and Night

Paris in One Day and Night

It’s hard to do and you’re going to miss so much, but if this is all the time you have, you should at least check out these few places. The LouvreOriginally built as a fortress in the late 12th century, the Louvre is one of the world’s largest and most [...]

World’s Top Shark Diving Destinations

World’s Top Shark Diving Destinations

Sharks, the apex predator of the sea, are a magnificent yet fierce creature, which is either labelled as “good” or “bad” species. Although some people fear “Jaws,” other people are fascinated with sharks and have the urge to get a bit closer to these gentle beasts. Whether you want to [...]