36 Incredible Places To See On Earth From the Great Blue Hole in Belize to the Rice fields in Yunnan, China you will surely find some destinations to add to your Bucket list. Great Blue Hole, Belize Horseshoe Bend, Colorado River, Arizona (photo credit) Golden Horn, Brac Island, Croatia (photo credit) Uluru (aka Ayers Rock), Australia Alesund, Norway Volcanic Island, Aogashima, Japan (photo credit) Valley of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada (photo credit) Tunnel of Love – Old train tunnel in Kleven, Ukraine (photo credit) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Preachers Rock, Norway (photo credit) Tiantan Buddha at Lantau Island, Hong Kong Iguazu Falls, Border of Brazil and Argentina Manarola, Italy (photo credit) East Iceland Jade Mountain, St Lucia (photo credit) Lavender Fields, Provence, France Skaftafell, Iceland Crystal Cave Rice fields in Yunnan, China (photo credit) The Maldives (photo credit) Plitvice Lakes, Croatia (photo credit) Zakynthos, Greece (photo credit)
10 travel jobs within your reach Photo zeandroid Feature photo skino You love to travel. You hate your job. Maybe a travel job is right for you. DESPITE THE ECONOMIC gloom and doom, there are millions of jobs available these days. Some of the travel jobs on this list pay better than others. All of these travel jobs promise overseas adventure and exposure to foreign cultures, so put aside the local classifieds and explore a world of possibility! English Teacher English teaching jobs are ridiculously easy to find in many parts of the world. Top 10 Places For Teaching English Abroad Tour Guide Photo by Marcin Wichary Tour guiding jobs are plentiful if you already know a place well and have good social skills. Tour Guide: The Right Job For You? Sailor (Navy) Even when the last factory in America has closed, the military will still be hiring. Join the Navy, See the World Sailor (Yachts) Photo by sharkbait If you can’t picture yourself on an aircraft carrier, how about a luxurious yacht? How To Travel The World By Crewing On Yachts
Breakaway Backpacker — Take a risk, take a chance, make a change & breakaway... On a wing and a prayer: The extraordinary hanging monasteries that cling to the sides of cliffs By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 21:53 GMT, 27 May 2012 | Updated: 21:54 GMT, 27 May 2012 When you're trying to connect with your god, it helps to find some peace and quiet, if you can. But that was, indeed, no such problem for the architects of these impossibly built monasteries. Constructed at dizzying heights on the sides of mountains, they ensured only the most devoted - and vertigo-free - followers would join them for prayer. Gripping: This gravity-defying hanging monastery clings to the side of Mt Huashan in China and is only accessible via steep and dangerous paths Closer to their god: The Taktshang Tiger's Nest monastery clings to a cliff 2,300ft above the Paro Valley floor in Bhutan at such a height it looks down on the clouds Complete isolation: According to legend, the Tiger's Nest takes its name from the 'second Buddha', Precious Guru Padmasambhava, who travelled to the site on a tiger Don't look down! As with most of these great buildings, they aren't the easiest to access.
How to travel the world for free (seriously) You can travel the world for less money than you spend each month to fill up your gas tank. WORLD TRAVEL is cheap and easy. In fact, with a little practice and effort, you can travel for free. The idea that travel is expensive and difficult is bullshit peddled by tour companies, hotel chains, and corporate media. The tourism industry wants you to buy cruise packages and stay at all-inclusive resorts. The tourism industry doesn’t want me to reveal the simple secrets of free travel, but I’m going to share them with you anyway. 1. Travel frees you from the grind of daily routine. The joy of new experience is the most wonderful thing about world travel — and new experiences are free. The simple joy of being in a new place is just a matter of…wait for it…going someplace new. 2. The modern American economy is built on the false premise that people need to buy new goods and services all the time. For fresh air, go outside. 3. Time is not money. 4. When you travel, you don’t need to pay rent.
Nerd Fitness: Helping You Lose Weight, Get Stronger, Live Better. I received an email a few months back from a NF reader that made me smile: “I am going back to square one. I noticed the only habit that I changed and stuck with was drinking tons of water. Have you ever started playing a game and get a few hours in and go “man I wish I knew these controls/tips from the beginning”? So you restart and the game just feels easier from that point on. You start finding items that you missed before. I’m restarting my journey now that I have a better idea of the controls.” This resonated with me, because when I first played EverQuest (similar to World of Warcraft), the first character I created was terrible. When I started again playing as a new character, I FLEW through the first 30 levels: I understood the controls, how the game worked, and what needed to get done; it was much easier the second time through! The same is true for any boss battle you first encounter in any game. Getting in shape is no different.
41 Places To See Before You Die (Part II) No matter how advanced our cities and technology is, eventually we get tired of all the noise, stress and crowd of the city and want to be in the nature. Humans have transformed Earth beyond recovery, but luckily not everything is lost yet. Beautiful mountains, blue water lakes, magnificent oceans with fabulous islands – our planet has many breathtaking places and awe-inspiring sceneries just waiting for you to discover them. However, life is short, and the funds are limited, so we have to narrow down the selection. Knowing that you are just another lazy panda, we’ve done it for you! We’ve picked 41 most amazing places in the world, however it is said that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, so you may as well have your very own personal list of places to see before you die. 21. Bamboos for: Martin Sojka Bagan is notable for its expanse of sacred geography, the number and size of their individual ancient monuments. 22. Bamboos for: Tomas Rawski | szeke | jo vh | kk+ 23. 24. 25. 26. 27.
Rolf Potts' Vagabonding Holidays | 40 countries before I'm 30 Words cannot do justice to the surreal and sensational experience that is taking a helicopter ride over Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. So I am going to try and let my pictures do the talking. Read more He looked up at me with these fluttery lash surrounded almond eyes as if to say, “Really? Well yes, people, I was. In the end I didn’t have to become the train pariah by throttling the young man and hurling him out of my seat because his Gran, who had bagged the window seat directly opposite, moved along so that the boy could have the window on her side and we could rightly have ours. Read more For the first time in my life I travelled to a city fully prepared to hate it. Read more I don’t think I need to explain how hard it was to tear myself away from Palm Island (you’ve seen the post, you get it right?) Read more There are no TVs or Wi-Fi in the rooms at Palm Island Resort; instead I listen to the rush and swirl of the waves and the breeze rustling the trees. Read more Read more Read more
Book Volunteer Abroad | Volunteer with UBELONG The world is too big to dream small. Expeditions are creative journeys with a social goal. We take the road less traveled to change how you see the world. So you can change it. Find an Expedition Tour By Join one of our upcoming tours or learn about Customized Tours 8 Spots Left PhysicalThink TankGive Back Start Rabat Ending Marrakesh DateJul 11, 2014 - Jul 21, 2014 Team Size6 to 16 Price2700 9 Spots Left Cambodia: Genocide In PerspectiveConnect with the living history of the Khmer Rouge genocide, and engage with locals as you imagine together a hopeful future for Cambodia.PhysicalThink TankGive Back Start Phnom Penh Ending Siem Reap DateAug 01, 2014 - Aug 11, 2014 Team Size6 to 16 Price2300
Adventure Sports to Try During Your Gap Year | Gap Daemon for Gap Years: Meet Backpackers, Get Travel Advice, Share in the Community A gap year is your chance to explore new places and try new things. Wherever you’re travelling, you will have endless opportunities to try some adventurous activities that will see your adrenaline levels shoot through the roof. Whether you’re a complete scaredy cat or an adrenaline junkie, you have to try some of these activities during your gap year: Sky Diving This is the ultimate challenge that many travellers take up in Australia and New Zealand. You can read our Travel Daemon’s experience when Rusja jumped 15,000ft in Taupo, New Zealand: Skydiving…The Great Fall. Skiing/Snowboarding If you find yourself in a snowy destination then take to the slopes with a pair of skis or a board. Monica recently returned from snowboarding in Andorra and shared some tips for learning to board and ski: Learning to Snowboard: It’s all about balance. Scuba Diving It doesn’t matter how spectacular a pure white beach may be, the underwater world is filled with a million more amazing sights. Surfing Trekking
Blue Holes to Infinity Falls: 13 Natural Swimming Pools As the mercury rises it’s hard not to daydream about taking a dip in the cool, crystal-clear blue-green waters of some imagined paradise. These photos of 13 absolutely incredible natural swimming spots around the world, from a deadly pool atop 360-foot falls to a mirage-like oasis in the desert of Arizona, will have you booking a flight or at least searching for a cool swimming hole close to home. Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls, Zambia (images via: oddity central) Is the Devil’s Pool the most dangerous pool in the world? Tat Kuang Si Waterfall, Luang Prabang, Laos (images via: manymoonhoneymoon, yeowatzup) Clear and beautifully blue-green, the waters of the Tat Kuang Si Waterfall in Luang Prabang, Laos are enticing, especially in the Laotian heat. Dean’s Blue Hole, Bahamas (images via: national geographic, discover-eleuthera-bahamas.com) Is this 1,000-foot-wide, almost perfectly round ‘blue hole’ in the Caribbean astounding or what? Blue Lagoon, Iceland (images via: wikimedia commons)