World's coolest zip lines It wouldn't be Vegas if zip lining didn't take place at night beneath a laser light show set to music. Zip lines have become a common feature of the Caribbean, but newcomer AdrenaLUNA provides the special treat of exploring a rainforest by night. A father-and-son team launched the Skyline Tour in 2002.
21 Roads You Have to Drive in Your Lifetime There’s nothing like a road trip to really experience a country. From coastal highways and dizzying mountain passes, to scenic routes through national parks and bridges over great spans of water; roads are the circulatory system that connects a country. After an extensive search online, the Sifter has compiled a list of some of the most beautiful, challenging and unforgettable roads in the world. While hardly exhaustive, this list should provide great inspiration and bucket list fodder for those planning an upcoming trip. Please feel free to share any additional roads in the comments and perhaps a pt II will be compiled :) 1. Get Paid to Travel the World Travel Writing — By Lost Girls on January 30, 2011 at 2:20 pm Be sure to check out our new Pitching 101 Series, including interviews with: BootsnAll editor, Katie HammelNew York Times’ deputy travel editor, Monica DrakeThe Expeditioner’s founder and editor-in-chief, Matt StabileGalavanting‘s managing editor, Joseph HernandezTravel Belles’ publisher and editor, Margo MillureGo NOMAD‘s general edit Max HartshorneTravel Agent senior editor Joe PikeTravelingMom‘s editor Cindy RichardsRecommend‘s managing editor Paloma Villaverde de Rico Want to get paid to travel? If you’re interested in sharing your travel experiences, there are several travel websites that accept pitches from freelance writers. Here are a few of them, and what they pay per word or post.
The secret world of Disneyland Disneyland may look like a straightforward theme park. But there's a secret world hidden behind the balloons, castles and cotton candy - a place where wild cats roam the park at midnight, Mickey Mouse hides in the wallpaper, and movie stars sip martinis behind closed doors. Feline security It's not easy keeping the grounds of Disneyland utterly spotless, as well as free of unwanted pests.
10 Most Unbelievable Places in the World There are ten most unbelievable places in the world that you definitely must visit before you die. 1. Tunnel of Love, Ukraine Image credits: Oleg Gordienko This powerful train tunnel of trees called the Tunnel of Love is located in Kleven, Ukraine. The 20 Best Travel Websites on the Internet 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. If you attended the presentation with myself and Tynan, shoot me over an email (if you haven’t already) and I’ll make sure you receive a free copy upon completion
World’s 10 best festivals Being at festivals is like standing inside the mind of a culture as it dreams. They have the ability to be both extremely intimate and public spectacles at the same time. Here are 10 of the world's best festivals. The 6 Creepiest Places on Earth It doesn't matter whether or not you believe in ghosts, there are some places in which none of us would want to spend a night. These places have well earned their reputations as being so creepy, tragic or mysterious (or all three) that they definitely qualify as "haunted." Places like... Aokigahara is a woodland at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan that makes The Blair Witch Project forest look like Winnie the Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood. It probably has something to do with all the dead bodies scattered around.
Bangkok: still the world’s greatest backpacker hub? – Lonely Planet blog This is a guest post from Colm Hanratty, Editor at Hostelworld.com. Bangkok is unique for many reasons. On every second street corner you can sit down and get food that will tantalise your taste buds for next to nothing. Upon sitting down to eat, in the blink of an eyelid you can see a bunch of ‘working girls’ rub shoulders with a group of orange-clad Buddhists, all to the soundtrack of tuk-tuk drivers, hawkers at stalls and farang (foreigners) from all over the world. That’s why I love it.
Amazing Collection of Beautiful Places and Spaces Our planet is far more impressive than we could imagine. It has the power to build landscapes that amaze us even after seeing them a few times. In this article I have gathered pictures of places and spaces in our beautiful world that are simply amazing and must be seen. Enjoy. Capture the City Photo Competition: the winner – Lonely Planet blog When we launched the Capture the City photo competition, we weren’t sure how travellers would respond. After sorting through over 2500 beautiful entries we now know the answer: everyone who entered aimed to make our job of picking a winner as difficult as possible. There just were too many great photos to get our heads around from cities big and small all over the globe, many that we could easily imagine as covers of Lonely Planet city guidebooks. Some were classic images of famous landmarks, while a surprising number showed sides to cities you rarely if ever see. Other photos came from cities we don’t publish standalone guidebook for, but were so gorgeous it made us wish we did. We chipped and whittled and hacked away at the list until we had the best of the best, and now – at long last – we’re ready to announce the winner.
The 10 best treks in the world These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order: 1. GR20, France 15 Most Magical Places in the World Want to share the magic? Tweet or Stumble this article! Wizards, sorcerers, hobbits and goblins.