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GoPro Heroes - Showcasing the best GoPro videos around! - StumbleUpon. 6 unique places to swim — Celebrities, Current Events, Health & Fitness, Northwest Indiana Mom Blog - StumbleUpon. The world's best secret islands - travel tips and articles - Lonely Planet - StumbleUpon. Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new Best in Travel 2011 guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe. 1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia Image by Killer White Fluff As far as you can go in Oz without falling off the map, the Torres Strait Islands are Australia as it might have been if Europeans had never arrived. Permits to visit outlying islands must be obtained at least one month in advance from the Torres Strait Regional Authority. 2.

Image by ajari The idyllic Yaeyama Islands are tucked away at the very southern tip of the Japanese archipelago. Japan Transocean Air flies daily from Tokyo to Ishigaki, which is connected to the other islands by regular ferries. 3. Image by Antoine Hubert Most people have heard of Devil’s Island, but few would be able to stick a pin on a map. 4. Image by hkinuthia It’s easy to see the appeal of tiny Ulleungdo. 5. Image by Fathzer 6. Image by hsuyo 7. 8. 9. How to Travel Full-Time for $17,000 a Year (or Less!) | Wise Bread - StumbleUpon. Wise Bread Picks For the last five years, I've been traveling the world full-time, and for less money than I've ever spent (and I'd wager less money than most people would spend) to live in one place. My worldly possessions fit into one bag (just larger than carry-on size) and a backpack containing my laptop and computer gear.

This small entourage (weighing less than 45 pounds in total) comes with me as I wander around the world, sometimes quickly, but mostly slowly. In 2011 alone, I traversed 13 countries and over 45,360 miles. Sounds pretty expensive, huh? What if I told you it wasn't? Believe it. How to Keep Your Travel Costs Low Of course, I could travel for way more than $17,000/year. Here are a few of my secrets. Don't Pay for Accommodations In the entire year of 2011, I paid $173 for accommodation. Work-Trade/Volunteer There are lots of creative opportunities to work in trade for your accommodation (and sometimes food) and enjoy a more immersive travel experience.

Hospitality Exchange. America's 100 Best Adventures, State-by-State List -- National Geographic - StumbleUpon. Travel - The toughest adventures on the planet : Adventure. What are the toughest adventures on the planet? Which extreme exploits push willing participants to their mental and physical limits? Depends what you mean by tough, travel and adventure. It’s an open question with no wrong answers, but here are a few feats of endurance, endeavour and, dare we say lunacy, fit to stir the most jaded adrenalin junkie.

Rafting the Franklin River Tasmania is an earthly paradise for lovers of adventure, and rafting the fearsome Franklin River is one of the Apple Isle’s ultimate thrills. The trip down the Franklin, starting at Collingwood River and ending at Sir John Falls, takes between eight and 14 days depending on the state of the river. Experienced rafters can tackle the Franklin independently if they’re fully equipped and prepared, but for everyone else (and that’s 90% of all those people brave enough to attempt it), there are tour companies offering complete wilderness rafting packages, including World Expeditions, Rafting Tasmania, and Water By Nature.

Mountains — Hidden Travel Place. 21 Of the Most Extraordinary Places To Visit - StumbleUpon. How to Find the Best Travel Blogs | The Best Cultural Travel &Adventure. Everything you wanted to know about finding the top travel blogs Finding the Best Travel Blogs I’m off travelling next week, so today I was rummaging about inside my blog performing a little blog maintenance. Updating this, backing up that. It’s the blog equivalent of cancelling the milkman and handing your neighbour a spare key before you leave. A post-it note reminded me that I’d promised to say a few words about how to find the best travel blogs, so here you go. Otherwise, read on. Finding the Top Travel Blogs – Why is it so difficult? On the surface, finding great travel blogs to read should be easy. Alas, not so. A quick google (yes, it’s become a verb) on “the best travel blogs” reveals the following top three results: 1) An article written in 2005 2) An article from 2008 that doesn’t seem to know what a travel blog is and includes the review site TripAdvisor 3) An article written in 2003 proclaiming that most travel blogs run out of material within about a year 5) Read and enjoy!

Travel Photography Blog | Notes from the Road. Travel - The very best of Belize : Belize. Belize marches to its own drumbeat. Geographically part of Central America, the former British Colony identifies more with the laid back English-and-Creole speaking Caribbean islands to the East than it does with its bordering Spanish-speaking neighbors.

Culturally and ecologically diverse, Belize offers such a dizzying array of choices for visitors that the most difficult part of your trip might be deciding what to do first. To help you out, we’ve narrowed things down to four general ways to experience (pardon the pun) the UnBelizable. Plus, if you're trying to work out where to stay, we've got options for different budgets. 1. Head under the sea Blessed with close to eighty miles of nearly-unbroken reef, Belize might be the best spot in the Northern Hemisphere to kick your fins beneath the waves.

Get started: Run by the lovely Patty Ramirez, Placencia-based Splash Dive Center caters to divers of all level. 2. Underwater exploration too tame? 3. 4. Where to stay On a budget? How to choose a travel backpack - StumbleUpon. Choosing the right backpack for your trip is probably the single most important travel purchase that you will make before leaving home. Your backpack will be your companion, your house, and the most important piece of gear accompanying you around the world. There are many brands and styles out there, so apart from a few important considerations, the rest is up to your style of travel and preference. Style First, you will most definitely want an internal frame travel backpack. There will be no need to attach things to the external frame unless you are primarily camping and carry bulky items like a bedroll. Internal frame packs keep everything self contained and are definitely the most popular style for travel.

Next, you will have to decide on the size. To get an idea of what you may be carrying, take a look at my backpacking packing list! Size Durability The two critical features on any backpack that are most prone to tear up are the straps and zippers. Fit Here’s how to fit a backpack properly: Personal Development for Smart People - Steve Pavlina.

8 Ways to be UBER Charismatic | High Existence - StumbleUpon. What did JFK, Marilyn Monroe and Hitler all have in common? They were all renowned charismatics that lit up every room they entered. You’ve most likely met one of these kinds before. The guy/girl at the party. They possess some strange quality that causes them to be liked by everyone and constantly at the center of attention. Robert Greene studied these people and detailed the methods one can use to become a charismatic in his book “The Art of Seduction.” Purpose Pick a cause, a goal, a vision and live it. Mystery Become mysterious (like Bruce Wayne) by being unpredictable. Saintliness Think Gandhi.

Eloquence Speak slowly and hypnotically, with random pauses if needed. Theatricality Be larger than life. Danger/Spontaneity Radiate dangerous, rebellious sexuality. Vulnerability Have a soft side and love your followers. Magnetism Develop a piercing gaze. DO NOT COMMENT. - Living Bueno - How to Live Anywhere in the World for&Free - StumbleUpon. Skeptical Face Travel for free? This dudes crazy right? Today is part two of what I am calling the "Knowledgeable Nomads" series, in which I will be teaching my readers how they can travel the world while ballooning their savings accounts rather than draining them dry. In the first part of this series I discussed general topics such as how to figure out what you want, devising your own getaway plan, quitting your job, creating a mobile income and taking the leap. All of these topics will be expanded on in upcoming posts, however today I will be covering a more specific topic, instructing my fellow nomadic souls on how they to can travel the world for FREE.

Possibly the most common excuse I hear when urging others to travel and see the world, is the financial barrier that is separating them from partaking in such a journey. How To Live Anywhere in The World For Free By- Rick A. Letter from Franco, my host from my upcoming voyage to Sicily: would you be interested in that? " Franco 1. Geiranger - Geirangerfjord - Trollstigen - Aalesund 360 panorama sky cam - visit norway - StumbleUpon. The Seven Wonders of the World - StumbleUpon. The 50 Most Beautiful Natural Waterfalls in the World - StumbleUpon. Phrases in 5 common languages to know when traveling in Europe | Travel tip... - StumbleUpon. Traveling abroad this summer? These helpful phrases will open doors and help you gain immediate acceptance.

You don't need to be fluent in the language of the country that you are traveling to, but learning some key phrases makes a great impression. If someone hears that you're trying to speak the language, they will give you their respect and help. From saying hello to asking how much something cost; knowing some important phrases will set you up for an amazing trip. Its also a great way to meet and connect with people, you can find a secret spot that only the locals know or the best place to eat in town. Your pronunciation doesn't have to be perfect, all that matters is that your trying and that means a lot the locals. Here are some helpful phrases in 5 common languages to know when traveling in Europe French, Italian, Spanish, German and Dutch The Basics: Hello: bonjour (bohn-zhoor) Please: S'il vous plaît (see voo play) Thank you: merci (mehr-see) Goodbye: au revoir (oh reh-vwar) I’m lost!

The 20 Best Travel Websites on the Internet - Golden Book Traveler. Update: Visit the 2012 version of The 20 Best Travel Websites on the Internet I hope that everyone who attended my SXSW Core Conversation panel on How to Make Money Traveling Around the World enjoyed the presentation. As promised, I have a listing of my top 20 favorite travel websites (in no particular order). I’m still working on my eBook “70 Vacations in 7 Months“. The project has consumed most of my time of late. The Top 20! Couch Surfing Hands down my favorite travel website on the internet. Travellers Point Travellerspoint is a small travel community that features expert travel advice. Momondo How can a Danish aggregator feature cheaper flights within the U.S, than any American flight aggregator? Escape The City Escape the City is a new website that continues to grow like wildfire.

Hostel World My go to site for anything related to hostels. Trip-it I build almost all of my travel itineraries through Trip-it. AirBnB Airbnb is great for people who enjoy a finer lodging experience. Flyer Talk. How to plan a round-the-world trip - travel tips and articles - Lonely Planet - StumbleUpon. Photography Tutorial: A Quick Guide to Understanding Your DSLR Camera.

Hi guys! With Labor Day weekend coming up, I know a lot of us are going to be out there taking pictures! :) Since we have a long weekend to practice, I wanted to share with you this basic intro to SLR photography. If you have an SLR camera and are nervous to take it out of auto mode, this is the tutorial for you. You may have heard words like aperture, exposure, and shutter speed and wondered just how on earth they come together to give you a better photo. I’ll give you a brief introduction on what they do and how they affect your photos turning out too bright, too dark, too blurry or JUST RIGHT. :) This guide will show you how to get the most out of your SLR camera and give you confidence to take it out of auto mode in no time! Left: Canon T2i. To start, let’s put your camera in Aperture Priority mode or Shutter Priority mode. 1. Let’s talk a little bit about Aperture.

A low aperture will also give you a shallow depth of field. Canon 50mm f/1.8 f/1.8 1/200 sec ISO 800 Now you try! 2. 3. The World's Six Most Beautiful Lakes. World’s Beautiful Lakes: Five-Flower Lake, China The pristine water of Wuhua Hai, or Five-Flower Lake, is the pride of Jiuzhaigon National Park in China. The shallow lake glistens different shades of turquoise and its floor is littered with fallen ancient tree trunks. Wuhua Hai is one in the legendary 108 haizi, or multicolored lakes, in the national park that according to legend, were created after an ancient Goddess dropped a mirror that her lover had given her, smashing it into 108 pieces. The amazing colors make it one of the world’s most beautiful lakes: Plitvice Lakes, Croatia In any given day, the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia can emit hues ranging from green and grey to blue and azure.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read | Open Culture - StumbleUpon. A Reddit.com user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?” Below, you will find the book list offered up by the astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, and popularizer of science.

Where possible, we have included links to free versions of the books, all taken from our Free Audio Books and Free eBooks collections. Or you can always download a professionally-narrated book for free from Audible.com. Details here. If you’re looking for a more extensive list of essential works, don’t miss The Harvard Classics, a 51 volume series that you can now download online. 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) Tyson concludes by saying: “If you read all of the above works you will glean profound insight into most of what has driven the history of the western world.” He has also added some more thoughts in the comments section below, saying: Thanks for this ongoing interest in my book suggestions.

H/T goes to Galley Cat. How I Can Afford My Life Of Constant Travel | Wandering Earl - StumbleUpon. I’m confused. I’m simply confused as to how it’s possible that I have so far failed to properly explain how I’ve managed to travel/live/work abroad nonstop for 12 years straight (and counting). The questions are still pouring in every single day: How do you do it? How is it possible to travel for so long? Where does the money come from? And while I thoroughly enjoy communicating with readers (I’m being completely serious and encourage you all to continue sending your emails to me as often as you wish), the fact that these very questions are on the minds of so many of you out there has led me to believe that I need to do a better job at providing the answers.

While it’s true that I’ve already written plenty of posts on the matter, clearly all of these posts, even as one collective entity, still fall well short of proving that a life of travel is not some crazy fantasy but a perfectly reasonable and easily attainable lifestyle option instead. So what am I to do?

December 25, 1999: March 2000. 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. Clearest water in the world, cayo coco photo | one big photo. - StumbleUpon.

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