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Travel Jokes for Travel Bloggers

This article Travel Jokes for Travel Bloggers was first written on Funny Travel Stuff - The Travel Tart Blog  Travel Blogging is starting to take itself a bit too seriously for my liking, so it’s time for some Travel Jokes and a bit of sil...

Epic Stargazing from Geodesic Dome Tents at Chile Hotel

The only astronomic hotel in the Southern Hemisphere, Elqui Domos takes advantage of prime stargazing in Chile’s Andes Mountains with dome-shaped tents, wooden observatories, astronomic tours and nighttime horseback riding. Mild temperatures, c...
by dornob on Mar 24, 2013

5 Mistakes of First-Time Backpackers – How to Avoid

Some do it for adventure, some do it to be one with nature, some do... more »...

Must Watch Movies for Travelers

Aren’t there times when you’ve watched the characters in a film walking down a cobbled... more »...

Costa Brava, Catalunya: As Seen from a Thermal Airship

It's not everyday that I get to take a thermal airship ride over Costa Brava, Catalunya and by that I mean a hot air balloon ride! The views are incredible with the Pyrenees to the north and the Mediterrean to the south!

Best of the Festival of Lights in Lyon

Everyone should see the Festival of Lights (Fête des Lumières) in Lyon, France at least once in their lives! In fact, it was the most incredible modern man-made thing I saw in all of 2012!

3 Of The Best Hidden National Parks Of North-East India | Wildlife Travel

Northeast India is the eastern-most part of India linked with Eastern Indian via a filter arena packed amongst Nepal and the Bangladesh border. The “Seven Sisters” Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram,  Nagaland and Tripura together co...

3 Of The Best Hidden National Parks Of North-East India | Wildlife Travel

Northeast India is the eastern-most part of India linked with Eastern Indian via a filter arena packed amongst Nepal and the Bangladesh border. The “Seven Sisters” Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram,  Nagaland and Tripura together co...

Meeting Rudolph at a Reindeer Farm in Finland

Visiting a reindeer farm near Iso-Syöte in Finland, I learned that it's a good thing to be named "Rudolph"- along with some unexpected Finnish cooking tips.

Calgary Zoo Lights

Calgary Zoo Lights is one of my favorite holiday traditions. Each year over 1.5 million lights are set up around the zoo, earning it the distinction of being the Best Christmas Event 2011.

5 Best Travel Guidebooks for Those Traveling in India

The past decade has seen travelers move from traditional travel guidebooks to the digital medium, thanks to the magnitude of information available on the internet. However, one can’t deny that a good old guidebook is a seasoned traveler’s...

Map Your World Travels

There’s no doubt that maps provide a great way to learn about geography.  You can easily see features like mountains, lakes, and borders; you can identify which countries are next to which, and you can see how differences in geography contribute t...
by MapSalesDotCom on Aug 16, 2012

5 Unusual Liquors from Around the World

Throughout human history, alcohol has had a variety of different functions. Historically, alcohol was a revered product that was used in religious ceremonies and used for its medicinal and antiseptic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by Mad Moose Mama on Aug 10, 2012

10 Great All American Main Streets

10 Great All American Streets   On any given road trip across America, more often than not a look out the window means losing yourself amid the commercial thicket of fast-food chains and big-box stores that clutter most states. But push on a mil...
by MapSalesDotCom on Apr 20, 2012

Funny, awkward, and unfortunately named places around the world

F**ing, Austria The Austrian village of Fucking is all too real. It’s located in the municipality of Tarsdorf, just 21 miles north of Salzburg and 2.5 east of the German border. Despite a population of only 104, the village has become famous for it...
by MapSalesDotCom on Apr 18, 2012

The Discovery’s Last Mission

The space shuttle Discovery flew her last mission this morning.   Though she didn’t return to space this week. Instead, the fleet leader of Nasa’s three surviving shuttles took off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida strapped to the back of...
by MapSalesDotCom on Apr 17, 2012

How to Survive Coachella Music Festival

Picture this- you’re in the middle of the desert. After endless miles of walking you reach a jumble of tents, oven-baked porta-potties, and hydration stations swarming with sweaty and intoxicated humans. Some where in the middle of this Snoop Dogg...
by MapSalesDotCom on Apr 16, 2012

Stormtrooper’s Journey Across Australia

After nine months, 5,000 kilometers, 26 pounds in body weight, seven sets of shoes, four set of tires, and almost being struck by lightning, one man walked across Australia…dressed as a stormtrooper.   21 year old Star Wars enthusiast Jacob Fr...
by MapSalesDotCom on Apr 13, 2012

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About the Titanic

On April 15, 2012, the juggernaut of the sea, RMS Titanic, took its plunge into the deep blue. In prelude to the 100th anniversary of this travesty, here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the superfluous luxury maiden. 1. The titanic had...
by MapSalesDotCom on Apr 10, 2012

Easter in San Miguel Allende – Firing of the Judases

Each year, the colonial town of San Miguelde Allende celebrates Easter a little differently. In preparation for Easter Sunday, people do their best replicate Judas Iscariot, as well as the most hated of politicians and infamous historic figures, with...
by MapSalesDotCom on Apr 6, 2012


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