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Top 10 Beach Cities -- National Geographic

Top 10 Beach Cities -- National Geographic | Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel | Scoop.it
See photos of the National Geographic Traveler's top 10 beach cities (including Sydney, Barcelona, and Nice) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.
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For all of you who love the water and want to live near the beach here are the top cities that you might want to consider moving to or spending lots of time there!

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World Cup 2014: a festival of football and food

World Cup 2014: a festival of football and food | Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel | Scoop.it
Before the World Cup kicked off we asked our readers to send in their food recipes from countries taking part in the tournament. There have been some creative and tasty looking contributions, and here are some of our favourites. Thanks to everyone who has taken part
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With the World Cup wrapping up this weekend. We thought we should take a look at some of the wonderful and unique dishes from countries participating in this year's tournament. 

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Cowboys and cowgirls looking for love at the Calgary Stampede

Cowboys and cowgirls looking for love at the Calgary Stampede | Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel | Scoop.it
CALGARY - It's referred to as the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, but at least one Alberta matchmaker says the Calgary Stampede is also the greatest singles event on the planet.
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The Greatest Outdoor Show wraps up this weekend in Calgary and for those that have never been you're truly missing out..... especially if you're single! Besides all the festivities and fun on the grounds.This week long party allows for so many opportunities to meet someone. 

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Bike the Wineries of Maipu

Bike the Wineries of Maipu | Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel | Scoop.it
For a great day trip from Mendoza, catch the number 10 bus and in about 20 minutes you will arrive in Maipu where you can rent a bike for about $30 pesos in one of the numerous bike rental companies along the main crossroads. The company will provide you with a map indicating the wineries, olive...
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Odyssey Treks 13 Day- Amazing Argentina- Beautiful Buenos Aires, Perito Moreno Glacier, Hiking in Patagonia, Biking and Wine Country in Mendoza


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33 beautiful photos from countries you probably haven't been to yet

33 beautiful photos from countries you probably haven't been to yet | Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel | Scoop.it
Here are 33 countries you probably haven’t been to, as well as photographic reasons to remedy that immediately.
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Have you been to any of these incredible places? 

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There’s more to Spain than Rioja

There’s more to Spain than Rioja | Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel | Scoop.it

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Summertime is meant for white wines. Traveling through Spain you'll discover it has more to offer than your typical Rioja varietal. 

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Chilean Cuisine from Land and Sea

Chilean Cuisine from Land and Sea | Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel | Scoop.it
“Chile has nearly 4,000 miles of coast, one of the most arid deserts on earth, and mountains that climb to 22,000 feet. Imagine the diversity,” marvels Rodolfo Guzmán. The chef behind Santiago’s restaurant Boragó is on a mission to promote his country’s over-looked ingredients, such as the supe...
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Odyssey Treks 13 Day Best of Chile- Santiago, Wine Country, Atacama Desert to the Lake District and EcoCamp in Torres Del Paine


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How I quit my job to travel: The social media addict

How I quit my job to travel: The social media addict | Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel | Scoop.it

#Social media strategist Shivya Nath dreamed of world travel. After she entered a contest and won a return ticket to Paris, she took it as a sign – and took off.

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Nowadays many stay at a job they hate because their afraid to take a chance to find or do something they love. You aren't living unless you take risks! If they can do it....so can you!

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7 Steps to Becoming a Better Traveler

7 Steps to Becoming a Better Traveler | Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel | Scoop.it
In the course of my travels--and my career as a promoter and practitioner of sustainable tourism--one question comes up again and again: “What can I do to be a more responsible traveler?” So I thought I'd pen a primer. Here are seven things globetrotters can do to lessen their impact on the planet.
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So what can you do to be a more responsible traveler?

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Friday Travel Geography Quiz

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Do you know which country shares the longest land border with Brazil? That's just one of the questions in this week's geography quiz.
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Happy Friday and to all our American friends...happy 4th of July! Here's your weekly travel quiz. Enjoy your weekend and we hope you have a safe and wonderful travel journey planned. 

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Top 10 Summer Sunsets -- National Geographic

Top 10 Summer Sunsets -- National Geographic | Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel | Scoop.it
Let nature's greatest light show cap the perfect end to a warm summer day.
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Here's the top ten summer sunsets from around the world! Agree or disagree with the list? Let us know your favourite! 

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20 of the most beautiful places in Canada

20 of the most beautiful places in Canada | Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel | Scoop.it
In honor of Canada Day, a look at some of the country's most incredible manmade and natural beauties.
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Happy Canada Day everyone!
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Happy Monday! Wouldn't you rather be road tripping in the Maritimes then in the office?

Happy Monday! Wouldn't you rather be road tripping in the Maritimes then in the office? | Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel | Scoop.it
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Pubs, seafood, great people, and some glorious weather makes road tripping in the Maritimes a must do!! 

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A day in....Toronto

A collection of timelapses I shot in Toronto, Canada in early August 2013.
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With Canada Day upon us we thought we'd feature another amazing Canadian city. Enjoy a day in....Toronto! 

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Calgary Stampede a gastro adventure for all tastes

Calgary Stampede a gastro adventure for all tastes | Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel | Scoop.it
Only the finest delicacies and cuisine
make the cut at the Calgary Stampede.
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Not so healthy eats and exotic treats can be found on the menu this year!

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Friday Travel Geography Quiz

Friday Travel Geography Quiz | Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel | Scoop.it
Can you name the largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates? That's just one of the questions in this week's challenging travel geography quiz.
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TGI Friday! Have a wonderful weekend everyone. Here's your weekly travel quiz to test your geography knowledge. 

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Top Destinations on the Rise - TripAdvisor

Top Destinations on the Rise - TripAdvisor | Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel | Scoop.it

The 2013 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards: 

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These up and coming places were voted on by travelers just like yourself. There's a few familiar places you'll find as many include them when doing other bucket list things. 

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25 totally unnecessary but desirable travel gadgets

25 totally unnecessary but desirable travel gadgets | Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel | Scoop.it
Of course you don't really need that Gucci trunk that converts into a deluxe shower, but wouldn't it be cool?
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Nowadays certain travel gadgets are necessary for many trips. These however are not so necessary but a few you might find you want. 

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Let 'Er Rip! The World’s Most Scenic Places to Skydive

Let 'Er Rip! The World’s Most Scenic Places to Skydive | Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel | Scoop.it
Sure there’s the adrenaline rush, but what about the view? From the green caterpillarlike islands of Palau to the futurescape and dunes of Dubai to the snowcapped peaks of the Swiss Alps, here are 10 amazing skydive drop zones that will take your breath away.
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Another bucket list adventure for many is skydiving. Here are some of the best and most scenic skydives from around the world. 

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14 things you’ll learn as a first-time traveler to Southeast Asia

14 things you’ll learn as a first-time traveler to Southeast Asia | Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel | Scoop.it
#1: Your “VIP Minibus” ride won't make you feel very important.
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Traveling anywhere can be a life changing experience but especially to SE Asia. This is the ultimate backpacker destination. 

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Surviving Pamplona's running of the bulls

Surviving Pamplona's running of the bulls | Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel | Scoop.it
By distance, the running of the bulls course in Pamplona is pretty short: just 850 meters, or half a mile.
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So is this on the bucket list? 

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Monday monday! So good to...

Monday monday! So good to... | Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel | Scoop.it
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Wouldn't you rather be enjoying some incredible seafood in the beautiful seaside town of Lunenburg....a Unesco World Heritage site. 

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Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in July

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in July | Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel | Scoop.it
There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in July.
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Here are the top ten must see and do's for July from around the world. Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea is an absolute blast! 

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Travel 365: Most Popular Photos of June 2014 -- National Geographic

Travel 365: Most Popular Photos of June 2014 -- National Geographic | Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel | Scoop.it
See the ten most popular Travel 365 pictures from June 2014 National Geographic Travel.
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Any festival in India is worth seeing and the pictures are incredible! Hampi India is truly a gem and a must see destination! What picture is your favourite this month? 

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Strip Down And Get Sweaty At Finnair's Unisex Sauna

Strip Down And Get Sweaty At Finnair's Unisex Sauna | Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel | Scoop.it
You've always wanted to strip down and sweat next to your seatmate.... right?

In perhaps the most Finnish move ever, Finnair, the country's flag carrier, will open a unisex sauna at its new premium lounge at Helsinki Airport, CNN reports.

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Would you strip down and sauna before taking off on your next flight?

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The best ways to kill time at airports

The best ways to kill time at airports | Creating long lasting friendships through adventure travel | Scoop.it
Stranded traveler Richard Dunn filmed himself lip synching when stuck at the airport. How do you kill time before boarding?
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With the amount of flight delays and connection issues it's inevitable you will spend many hours in an airport in your lifetime. Here's a few different ways to pass the time. 

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