Monthly Archives: August 2014

Save with Selfies

[caption id="attachment_6153" align="alignleft" width="273"] via businessinsider.com[/caption] Selfies may already be a huge part of your vacationing style, but many hotels around the world are now ensuring you get the most bang for your buck with each selfie snapped. The "selfie package," as they're being called, offer a discount aimed at getting guests to take as many…
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Adventure Travel Idea – Hang Gliding the Outer Banks

[caption id="attachment_6148" align="alignleft" width="649"] via kittyhawk.com[/caption]   The Outer Banks of North Carolina are breezy, airy, spacious, dune-filled -- and perfect for hang gliding. Think you can handle it?   With instructors with more than 20 years experience in the sport at your service, all it takes is a 45-minute lesson, the fitness to walk…
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The World’s Tallest Ferris Wheel

For a spacious, air-conditioned, television equipped pod that takes you 550-feet into the air, Las Vegas is the only place to be.   The world's largest Ferris Wheel, as certified by Guinness Book of World Records, is located between Flamingo and the Quad at the Linq in Las Vegas -- and is appropriately called the…
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Best Emergency Travel Apps

Travel can get dangerous, but these three apps can help quell some of those fears and get you out of sticky situations.   Help Call - This app is designed for making emergency calls to local authorities if something should happen to you or someone in your group while abroad. The app covers 126 countries…
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Top Travel Trends of 2014

It's just past the halfway mark through 2014, and there have been some very notable trends in the travel industry. Here's a few to run through quick if you want to be on-trend! Space Travel - In April 2013, Virgin's Air Galactic is the first commercial vehicle since the Concorde to break the speed of sound.…
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Keene, New Hampshire Memorial to Robin Williams

If you haven't been under a rock since 1995, chances are you've seen one of Robin Williams' most famous films, Jumanji, at least once. In light of the actor's recent passing, one small town has created a small tribute to share their sympathy and remembrance.   Jumanji was filmed in the small town of Keene,…
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4 Things You Should Know Before Planning Your Labor Day Trip

[caption id="attachment_6121" align="alignleft" width="300"] via The Motley Fool[/caption] Summer is closing in on it's end, but Labor Day weekend gives the chance for one last holiday before school, work and the cold weather start back up.   With that in mind, there are a few quick facts you should know before you start booking flights…
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“The Mountain” in Springfield, Utah Might Be The Greatest Pool Ever Built

Animal Planet's "The Pool Master" has featured some pretty cool pools, but nothing beats the $2 million personal pool built for a scuba diver.   Encompassing a 90-foot man-made mountain with three ways to climb up and a hidden 60-foot water slide, this creation looks more like an incredible natural waterpark than a carefully constructed…
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3 Ways Climate Change Is Making It Necessary To Travel Sooner Rather Than Later

[caption id="attachment_6108" align="alignleft" width="300"] via EPA.gov[/caption] At this point, climate change is affecting the world in more ways than most think. While the travel industry may not be at the top of your list when thinking of who environmental crisis is going to affect, you'd be surprised at how prominent the effects may be.  …
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World’s Longest Urban Zipline

A few adrenaline junkies have pushed the limits on adventure travel by creating their own urban zipline off one of Panama City's tallest buildings.   Attached to the 800-foot tall White Tower skyscraper, a rope stretched 2,000 feet across the city. But these adventures didn't make it all the way across -- they jumped off…
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