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Www.wisebread. YoW Day 251 Top 5 European Countries - State of Wanderlust. Welcome back for another #yow blog entry. Today I want to write about in my view what are the top 5 European countries. I’ll get to more of that in a second. Right now, I’m currently on a flight to Auckland where I will be spending the next two weeks exploring both north and south island. I know, it’s too short to explore a country like New Zealand, but unfortunately, and oddly enough, time is not on my side. Two weeks was all I could spare for New Zealand. I had to give up going to Tasmania for that. With that brief recap out of the way, for today’s #yow entry, I want to discuss what I think are the top 5 European countries. Top 5 European Countries #1: Spain There’s something about Spain that just makes it so romantic. Top 5 European Countries: #2 Poland On my first visit to Poland, I didn’t think much of Warsaw, but fell in love with Krakow.

Top 5 European Countries #3: Croatia Plitvice Lake, Croatia Croatia is like a gift that keeps on giving. Top 5 European Countries #4: Romania. Most Beautiful States in America, Ranked by Beauty - Thrillist. In addition to being the world leader in just about everything, the United States of America is also, without a doubt, the most physically beautiful country in the world. Perhaps there are grander fjords in Norway, taller mountains in the Himalayas, and greener waters in the Caribbean, but nowhere has it all quite like America.

Not that we feel the need to brag about it or anything. Among the states, naturally, there's bound to be some sibling rivalry. States who think their granite mountains are sexier than someone else's red-rock deserts. One state has cocaine-white beaches, another one has thousand-year-old redwoods. Well, we're here to settle the debate. We assembled a crew of writers who combined had visited every state, and then set about arguing: weighing the variety, quantity, concentration, highlights, and lowlights of every state's physique. Photographer Captures The Mermerizing Beauty Of Iranian Mosque Cerlings. Europe Fine Art Photos. Uk.businessinsider. There's only one city in the world gets more tourists than London... The Top 10 Ethical Travel Destinations Of 2016 Are Truly Gorgeous. 25 Amazing Adventures For Your California Bucket List.

California is a big state, in fact, it is the third largest in the country. Most people associate California with movie stars, avocados, and tech. But for an adventurer, it is so much more. Head to the eastern side of the state and you will run into California’s crowning glory: the Sierra Nevada. This region is an explorer’s dream. 1. Photo: Austin Trigg There’s nothing like exploring the redwood forests in California. 2. Photo: Greg Balkin Take a soak in this hot spring with stunning views of the Eastern Sierra. 3. Photo: Lisa Bao Theodore Roosevelt referred to these falls as the “eighth wonder of the world”. 4.

Photo: Blake Maitoza This is a longer hike at 10 miles each way but the reward is so worth it. 5. Photo: Tiffany Nguyen Joshua Tree is one of California’s most unique and completely awe-inspiring landscapes. 6. Photo: Bill Gracey Exploring this popular hiking destination is always a treat and a local favorite for stunning views over the pacific. 7. Photo: Bo Baumgartner 8. 9. 10. 25 Amazing Adventures For Your California Bucket List. §. 18 Real-Life Locations That Inspired Disney. Bookstore Lello! Porto, Portugal. Amazing Vertical Panoramas of Church Ceilings Around the World (By Richard Silver) Shakespeare & Company bookshop, Paris. How Birds See Our World Will Leave You Breathless. Taipeitrends.com. Taipei, unlike many major cities, is not necessarily known for its historical monuments, rich cultural background or architectural beauty, and that’s a shame…because these things do exist within Taiwan’s capital.

Taipei’s seeming lack of depth may be due partly to the “reclamation” that took place in the 1950s, and possibly much more due to the fact that many here have abandoned history, favoring modern commercial districts and attractions just as much, if not more than, the tourists. Night market snacks are no doubt, tantalizingly tasty, and national attractions are extravagant enough to leave a lasting impression of the city’s subtle charm. However, if you want to delve deeply into the heart of Taipei and create a memorable experience, then here are 10 mistakes you should definitely avoid. 10.) Don’t Stay within City Limits You would be astonished at how common this first mistake is, even for people that reside here. Instead: Explore Outside the City Limits, Venture around the Island. 10 Psychological States You've Never Heard Of... and When You Experienced Them.

101 Most Beautiful Places To Visit Before You Die! (Part II) Whitehaven Beach, Australia Westin Maui Resort & Spa Hawaii Coast near Marsa Matruh, Egypt Skaftafell Ice Cave in Iceland Heart Sea Arch, Portugal Marble Caverns of Carrera Lake, Chile Blue Lagoon Galapagos Islands in Ecuador Sea Cliffs, Varadero, Cuba St.

Hitachi Seaside Park, Ibaraki The Shahara Bridge, Yemen Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany Spotted Lake (Khiluk) British Columbia Havasu Falls ~ Grand Canyon National Park Santorini, Greece Albarracin, Aragon, Spain Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Iceland The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland 111 Likes. 25 Places That Look Not Normal, But Are Actually Real. - StumbleUpon. By Linda Zavoral lzavoral@mercurynews.com Posted: 08/02/2012 03:00:00 PM PDT0 Comments|Updated: about a year ago Click photo to enlarge A worker rides on a boom lift as he checks for the new start of restoration... ( ANDREAS SOLARO ) Buy shoes, save history You lovers of fine leather, it's time to do your part for historic preservation. In Rome, the go-ahead has been given for restoration of the ancient Colosseum -- with Diego Della Valle, the billionaire CEO of Tod's, a luxury Italian shoe and handbag maker, paying the $30 million bill.

And what does the philanthropic businessman receive for his largess? Virgin America's pitch Virgin America will mark its fifth anniversary by letting a passenger throw out the first pitch for the San Francisco Giants' Saturday home game -- only it will be right down the aisle of a plane cruising at 35,000 feet. Tops for street eats 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 10 Beautiful Places In The World That Actually Exist. Things to do in Europe - Lonely Planet - StumbleUpon. 10 Weird and Mysterious Places on Earth - StumbleUpon. Digg 1. Mystery Spot Mystery Sport is a tourist attraction near Santa Cruz, California, famous because of its disrespect to the laws of physics and gravity.

The odd cabin, although seems like lying on flat ground, makes those who enter inside swinging all the time. The most probable theory that tries to explain this says that it’s all about “tilt-induced visual illusion. 2. The question about the triangle that swallows ships, planes and all the people with them still waits for its answer. 3. Socotra is archipelago the Horn of Africa and Arabic Peninsula, but the main island of Socotra is 95% of the whole landmass, while the rest is just small islands. 4. Mount Roraima is located on the triple border point between Brazil, Guyana and Venezuela. 5.

Rio Tinto is located in south-western Spainand originates from Sierra Morena mountains of Andalusia. 6. The Fly Geyser, near Gerlach, Nevada, is strange because it somehow grows up. 7. 8. 9. 10. Source: urbantitan. 50 of the Most Important Landmarks of the World (Part 1) Best Portable Food. 10 places you should visit before you die & Go! from HomeAway. UPDATE: Discover the best places on earth and receive personalised travel recommendations with HomeAway’s new microsite Places to See Before You Die, your guide to the world’s once in a lifetime destinations. From great architectural feats to breathtaking natural beauty, the world is full of fascinating places to see before you die.

Thanks to films such as The Bucket List, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, making life lists of things to do before you kick the bucket has become popular with those determined to embrace all the world has to offer while they are still alive. So if you want to enrich your life by visiting diverse and outrageously beautiful places, then here is a list of ten places to see before you die. The Taj Mahal, India Located in Agra, India, the magnificent Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage site and probably the most recognizable monument in the world. Antelope Canyon, Arizona Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia The Great Wall of China Victoria Falls, Zambia. Put your fears aside: Mexicos Copper Canyon is safe - and gorgeous - thestar... CHIHUAHUA, Mexico - I won't lie: I had some qualms about travelling alone to the Copper Canyon, a series of awe-inspiring gorges bigger than the Grand Canyon that happen to be in the same northwestern region of Mexico consumed by drug-trafficking violence.

At the same time, I knew from being in the news business that tourists are seldom, if ever, the target of such violence. I also was aware of the tendency to paint an entire region with a bleak brush when only small pockets are actually affected. I'm glad I shrugged off the doubts. My trip to Las Barrancas del Cobre, as they are known in Spanish, was a great adventure.

There were moments off the train that gave me pause, such as when a native in the old silver mining town of Batopilas remarked, "Here, we see nothing, we hear nothing and we say nothing if we want to wake up alive each morning. " And yet, during my brief stay, Batopilas was peaceful to the point of being comatose. EL CHEPE: Amazing Places To Experience Around the Globe (Part 3) - StumbleUpon. Devetashkata Cave - Bulgaria Ben Bulben at County Sligo, Ireland Shark Island - Sydney Baatara Gorge Waterfall, Tannourine - Lebanon Abel Tasman National Park - New Zealand Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia - Greece Sichuan - China In The Gardens of Prague Castle Neist Point, Isle of Skye - Scotland Aiguill e du midi, Chamonix, France The Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve in Texas, USA 4 Hands - Etretat, France Río Tampaón in San Luis Potosí -México Madeira, Portugal Six Senses Evason Ma’In Hot Springs, Jordan Méandre - En-Vau - Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) More Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1 - click here) More Amazing Places to Experience Around The Globe (Part 2 - click here ) Discovered a place we should include in Part 4 of Amazing Places?

We'll be publishing Amazing Places as a book in late 2012. JustLuxe: The Worlds Best Places To Sleep In (PHOTOS)