The Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland is some of the most unique and beautiful coastline in the world, and one of our favorite places in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Over 40,000 unique basalt columns, created by an ancient volcano, extend from the ground like a giant jigsaw puzzle. It is an amazing sight to behold.
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Trekking to See Gorillas in Rwanda
We reached our troop after about an hour of hiking, and our guides signaled for us to proceed slowly. It is hard to overstate the adrenaline that hits you when you step through bamboo to find yourself mere feet from these amazing creatures, knowing that if they could trample you if they wanted. The gorillas did not seem to care that we were there and allowed us to watch as they ate and played.
Part 1: Machu Picchu and Galapagos Planning
If you aren’t a regular follower of our blog, we would like to say welcome! Hopefully everyone is having a fantastic start to 2018. For those who haven’t read our post on our travel plans for 2018, we are in the early stages of planning a trip to Peru and Ecuador this year to visit Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands. As promised, we are going to share with you some of our travel planning process with this trip.
How to Survive a Long Flight
Over the years, I have come to understand that enjoying long flights and learning to cope with long flights are two completely different things. We can learn to make long flights more tolerable without actually enjoying them. That’s where this article comes in. I am going to fill you in on some of the most important tips and tricks we have learned over the years for surviving those really long and painful flights. If you follow these tips, you can make your next long flight much less unpleasant.
Friday Sound-off: The Danger of National Parks and Conservation Areas
National Parks and Conservation Areas are dangerous? This may sound counter-intuitive at first thought, but if you see what is happening in Isle Royal National Park in the United States, the Gir Forest National Park in India, and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania, it may make more sense.
The Essential Carry-On Checklist
When traveling, it is important to have your carry-on bag organized so that you have what you need to make it thru a long flight. To help you make sure you aren’t forgetting anything important, we’ve put together this list that you can use.
Carrick-a-Rede Bridge Visitor Guide
Located on the north coast of Northern Ireland, the Carrick-a-Rede Bridge is a hidden treasure. Stretching roughly 66 feet, and nearly 100 feet above the jagged rocks below, the bridge connects the mainland with the tiny island of Carrickarede. It’s a beautiful, yet harrowing, bridge in an absolutely stunning landscape.
How to WOW Your Friends by Animating Your Vacation Photos
Wouldn’t it be cool if we could make our vacation pictures come to life? Well, the great news is that you can with the help of the Plotagraph app. This is quickly becoming one of our favorite photo apps because it allows you to take a good picture and make it really fantastic by adding some animation to the image.
Ten Tips to Survive Hotels and Hostels with No Air Conditioning
We all agree that hot, sticky nights are lousy, but finding some relief isn’t beyond hope. You don’t need to surrender to the heat and accept another sleepless night. We have compiled a list of ten ways in which you can survive a night in a hotel or hostel that has no air conditioning. Hopefully one or more of these suggestions will help you out the next time you need it.
Friday Sound-Off: Is Slum Tourism a Good or Bad Thing?
It is a major tourism draw that brings in over a million tourists a year. Mumbai, New Delhi, LA, Detroit, Copenhagen, and Berlin are all seeing tourists flock to their city to participate. They aren’t visiting to see world class museums, or theme parks, or historical sites. These tourists are flocking to these cities to visit the slums.