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World's most instagrammed forests

About a third of the world’s landmass is covered in forest. And in addition to providing important stuff like the oxygen we breathe and habitats for wild animals, they also make for some downright jaw-dropping photographs. From the towering redwoods of California to the cloud forests of Costa Rica, the trees covering our planet can be our most beautiful sites when captured correctly. We took a look at Taxi2airport.com’s study of the 15 most-Instagrammed forests in the world and found some of ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Mirror Lake, England, Instagram, California, Washington, China, US, Colombia, Atlantic, Poland, Brazil, Nottingham, Newfoundland


What to do in Belize beyond beaches

Belize is well known for its lush jungles, crystal-clear Caribbean water, and pale-sand beaches. But travelers are now beginning to discover the country’s many other charms, as well. Belize beckons with its rich blend of cultures, caves, wildlife sanctuaries, fascinating Mayan relics, and incredible historical destinations. You just have to make the effort to get to them. Even then, the effort isn’t too great as most places you’ll want to visit are accessible by bus within a couple of hours. ...
Tags: Travel, Guatemala, Central America, Caribbean, Belize, Caye Caulker, All, Belize City, Garifuna, Dario, San Ignacio, Belmopan, Caracol, Crystal Cave, Xibalba, Barton Creek


Adventure travel in Costa Rica

The best way to describe Costa Rica to someone who’s never been might be as a tropical beach paradise mixed with an adventure playground, a la Jurassic Park. Sure, you can surf some of Central America’s best breaks here — but that’s only the beginning of what you’ll find. From active volcanoes and gushing waterfalls to stunning national parks that cover one-quarter of the country and the greatest biodiversity on the planet, Costa Rica is a nearly unrivaled outdoor destination. Add in hearty l...
Tags: Travel, US, Ireland, San Jose, Starbucks, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica, Central America, All, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna, Costa Rica Travel, PAUL, Arenal, Imperial


The best family volunteer trips

While taking a family vacation is nothing new, family volunteer trips are becoming a more popular way to travel. Volunteer trips allow families to experience new countries and cultures while bonding as they complete community-oriented tasks. Parents find that these trips can create awareness about other parts of the world and instill in their children the value of service and giving back. Through volunteering abroad, you can experience life as a local and contribute to a meaningful cause. Yo...
Tags: Travel, Greece, Bali, Thailand, Volunteerism, Mediterranean, Family Travel, Bali Indonesia, Ubud, All, Capetown, Tarangire National Park, Capetown South Africa, Moshi Tanzania, Chengdu China, Serengeti National Park


Best things to do Curacao

As soon as he smelled the cigarette, Miguel was not having it. “Hey!” he yelled at a doughy man walking up the rocky path to the top of Curaçao’s Mount Christoffel. “Put that out! The hell you doing?” The man with the lit cigarette looked up like he was about to get mugged. Miguel, our hiking guide, stood uphill from him, his large, dark frame a menacing sight form below. The man nervously extinguished his cigarette on the closest rock. “Don’t throw that on the ground either,” Miguel added. T...
Tags: Travel, Disney, Caribbean, Miguel, Santa Barbara, Rogers, All, Unesco World Heritage, Curacao, Animal Planet, Dayana Aleksandrova, Willemstad, Eastpoint, Tafelberg, Simon Dannhauer Shutterstock, Jaanchie


The best places to travel in March

March, for many, is the best month of the year. It’s the month when the perpetual freeze of winter moves away, slowly making room for sunshine, flowers, and all that happy stuff you dream about when snow’s literally blocking your front door. It’s also the month that brings us spring break, spring training, and festivals with burning statues, throwing paint, and Aussies jumping in a river. And then there’s that holiday on the 17th where everybody is suddenly Irish and nobody goes back to work ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Florida, Australia, California, Washington, Virginia, India, Angels, America, Qatar, Nepal, Idaho, Arizona, Cambodia, Royals


Best unexpected travel destinations

Classic destinations like Barcelona, Tokyo, and NYC rack up huge numbers of visitors every year — and show no signs of stopping. While those cities no doubt deserve spots near the top of your travel bucket list, sometimes it’s the underdog that really takes your breath away, particularly if that means getting somewhere special before the masses. From way up north in Finland to the American South, here are 10 surprising destinations we loved in 2018 and will continue to rave about in the new y...
Tags: Travel, Silk Road, Asia, Africa, US, Macedonia, Arctic, Angola, Finland, Kenya, Santa Claus, Uzbekistan, Miami, Napa, Lapland, Moldova


Worst destinations for overtourism

Tourism is important to many economies, but when the influx of visitors threatens the lifestyle and well-being of locals and residents, citizens of the hardest-hit spots must decide if they value their quality of life and the protection of their land and buildings over the economic benefits of having thousands, if not millions, of visitors. In some places, such as Dubrovnik, Croatia, it’s the short-term visitors who cause the most severe problems: cruise ship passengers arrive in droves, trai...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Scotland, India, Spain, Barcelona, Rome, Tourism, Italy, Venice, Kyoto, Isle Of Skye, Trevi Fountain, All, Cancun, Kyoto Japan


Best places to travel in January

January is back to business. After nearly a month of half-empty offices and using the excuse that nothing gets done during the holidays anyway, January is the Monday of months, when we all dutifully head into the office with a resolution to be more productive. Well, most of us. Others see January as a time to escape winter and head somewhere warm. Or hit the mountains to ski. Or just generally not be in the office with all those other people who’ve resolved to be more productive. For those fo...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Travel Planning, Colorado, Mexico, Israel, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, America, Thailand, West, Canada, Chile, Sydney, Argentina, Patagonia


The 25 coolest towns in America

The 25 coolest towns in America: 2018 Photo: Sean Pavone/Shutterstock B ig, sexy cities get a lot of the hype in the world of American travel. Millions of people and easily accessible airports will do that. But as cities become prohibitively expensive and vacations get shorter, smaller towns have become appealing options. Talented chefs and creative entrepreneurs are going where the cost of doing business is cheaper, and what results ar...
Tags: Travel Planning, America, Cities, Coolest Cities, United States


End-of-summer travel destinations

For sun worshippers and beach lovers who don’t go weak at the knees at the words ‘pumpkin spice latte’, the end of August always seems to arrive too soon. But if you still can’t quite bring yourself to dig out your knitwear from the wardrobe, you can easily take off to somewhere close-by and find a bit of much-needed sunshine and warmth. Here are eight easy trips for those who are just not ready to say goodbye to summer. 1. Napa Valley, California Photo: Lukasz Szwa/Shutterstock With sum...
Tags: Travel, Cook, Mexico, New York City, Moab, San Diego, Nashville, Cuba, Kilauea, Big Island, All, Playa Del Carmen, Ernest Hemingway, Cancun, Napa Valley, Sedona