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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,[...]

Marfa – Discovering Modern Art in the Texas Desert

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Imagine a tiny town in the high desert of far West Texas. A place that was once established as a water stop, named after a character from a novel, and that is now famous for art installations and mysterious ghost lights. Sounds intriguing? Welcome to the City of Marfa. I first heard about this far away place when reading an article about the Prada[...]

5 Pointz - the heart of street art in NYC

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New York is a city of superlatives – a place where everything is considered bigger, better, and brighter. It's no surprise the city is home to one of the largest street art collections in the world: 5 Pointz. While graffiti and New York may be associated with dark backstreets somewhere deep in the Bronx, this world famous street art Mecca is located in an ol[...]

Where Neon City rests its Bones

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When visitors think of Las Vegas, naturally everything glitz and glamour will spring to their mind: streets lined with posh hotels, world-famous show attractions, and 24-hour nightlife. Towering above the crowds, billboards and high-tech video screens in colorful hues vie for the stunned visitor's attention. And yet, one of the world's most famous old-fashio[...]

The Mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs

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When I first visited Weeki Wachee Springs, I was seven years old and immediately fascinated with the place. I don't quite remember the beautiful scenery, the palm trees, and the crystal clear water in detail but what really amazed me were the Weeki Wachee mermaids who dove in the spring and performed effortlessly on the underwater stage. They seemed perfectl[...]