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Niagara Falls: The USA or Canadian Side?

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Ahh, Niagara Falls. One of the world's greatest waterfalls, a wonder of North America, and a true Natural beauty. Right? Well, perhaps it's not quite the natural wonder I was expecting, particularly if you've been to any National Parks in the USA or Canada. Niagara Falls has grown to become a huge tourist attraction, and while the falls themselves are still [...]

A Guide to the Perfect Sunday in Austin, Texas

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"There's a certain freedom you feel the closer you get to Austin, Texas." — Willie Nelson  The Austin secret is definitely out. With an average of 100 people moving to Austin per day, everyone who visits Austin has something wonderful to say about this city. Austin is the capital of Texas, and is also known as the live music capital of the world for its[...]

100 Years of American National Parks

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To plan our road trip across the USA, we pinpointed on a map all the places we wanted to go to and linked them together, including cities, historical sites and national parks, which are very renowned in America. In the end, we managed to see seven national parks across the USA which were all very different and beautiful in their own way. To celebrate the 100[...]

10 Things To Do in L.A. That Are Totally Free

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What if I asked you to list a few of your top places for travelling on a budget? I bet L.A. wouldn't be among them. In fact, the city of dreams has such a reputation for being horrendously expensive that most people rolled their eyes at me when I told them about my spontaneous trip to the West Coast, on a budget. While last-minute flights can really be super[...]

5 Reasons to Visit Hawaii's Big Island

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When my mom suggested the Big Island of Hawaii to add to my itinerary, I brushed her off. "Mom, I know what I'm doing, there's nothing to see there!" But boy oh boy, was I wrong. Thank goodness I eventually decided to go because if I hadn't I would've missed so much. Although the Big Island of Hawaii is the least hyped in the tourist industry, with intense, [...]

6 Amazing Instagrammers Who Prove You Don't Need to Go Far...

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« You’re so lucky... » is the answer I usually get when I tell people how many countries I’ve visited in the last few years. I am extremely grateful for all the places I’ve got to explore in my lifetime but I am also strongly convinced of something: you do not need to go far to have your breath taken away or to live the ultimate expedition. In the world we l[...]

The Cold Castle of Colorado

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Can you imagine people would build a castle with their bare hands, complete with caverns, archways, and tunnels, only to have it destroyed by nature after a few months? Some guys from Colorado do exactly that – only they don't build with bricks but with a whooping 20,000,000 pounds of ice. It all started when Brent Christensen, the creator of the ice [...]

100 Abandoned Houses by Kevin Bauman

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Following on from our recent post about faux facades and buildings that don't exist, I stumbled upon these photos by photographer Kevin Bauman, a collection called 100 Abandoned Houses. I found them spooky, provoking and strangely addictive. They were shot in Detroit - the photographer's hometown - and the project began over a decade ago when he began to[...]

8 reasons to keep going back to Burning Man

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Burning Man Festival? We have already published a post about the reasons why every Travelette should attend this absurd event, held annually in the Black Rock Desert (Nevada), at least once in her life. Once did not cut it for me though, and after completing my third burn (which still makes me a baby Burner, as many people have been coming for fifteen years [...]

Up on the Roof: New York's Skyline Spaces

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The streets of New York usually allow only two viewing directions: People either stare upwards or gaze down from the city's skyscrapers, either looking to catch some rays of the rare sunlight or exploring the urban canyon far away from the noise of the busy streets. But this wouldn't be New York if it didn't offer another perspective. Besides the streets,[...]