Ultimate Africa Hiking – 13 Best off-the-beaten-treks for adventurers

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Africa Hiking – 13 Lesser-known hiking trails to avoid crowds I think it is time to admit the truth, I am obsessed with hiking and exploring our breathtaking Planet as much as possible. If you are just like me – an outdoor adventure lover, then you understand and I am sure you are always dreaming about where your next trek …

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14 Best off-the-beaten-path hikes in South America & North America – Recommended by travel experts

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14 Epic Hikes in North & South America you should add to your bucket list Trying to decide where to go next to find some of the best hiking in the world, while trying to escape the big crowds?  Some of the most off-the-beaten-path hikes in the world can be found while traveling in North America and South America. There …

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63 Best Hikes in the World: The Ultimate off-the-beaten-path Revealed by Travel Experts

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63 Best off-the-beaten path Hikes in the Planet If you are always searching for less crowded places to visit, love to discover hidden gems on our Planet, are a nature lover, and like to combine your vacation with a fitness challenge, you are in the right place. I invited travel bloggers from all over the world to help me put together this ultimate list of the best off-the-beaten-path hikes in the world, and …

Ethical tourism in Halong Bay, Vietnam

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  Vietnam has seen a major tourism increase over the last decade, and visitors all over the world have one thing in common: taking a cruise to the UNESCO Heritage site of Halong Bay, because of it’s simply stunning views. But is it still ethical to visit Halong Bay still?    Halong Bay is a perfect example of overtourism – …

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My Son, Vietnam – Tips on how to visit the Hindu Sanctuary

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  The UNESCO World Heritage Site of My Son, in Vietnam, is often skipped. However, it is a worthwhile place to visit as a side trip from Hoi An or Danang. This site once had over 70 structures of the ancient Champa civilization, mostly dedicated to the deities of Shiva, Krishna, and Vishnu had most of the temples destroyed by …

Hiking on Vacation: A Complete Fitness Preparation Guide

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In this fitness preparation guide for hiking during your vacation, you will find advice on how to prepare for this big adventure, separated in 9 easy sections, from exercises, diet, and many other tips and tricks for you to be in the best shape for your hike during your vacation. Detailed 9 steps to help for the best fitness level …

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Jalapão Itinerary- A paradise in Brazil for nature and adventure (local’s guide)

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Jalapão is a unique destination for ecotourism lovers and ready to reveal stunning experiences. As you travel along the dirt roads, you can’t even imagine the beauties lurking around the region, the dry and unbearably hot savannah gives way to the verdant green paths, mysterious boils, dunes and hills, waterfalls and transparent rivers.

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South Africa Safari: 25 Pictures to inspire you

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This bucket-list safari in South Africa is a collection of 25 inspiring photos of a variety of safaris I have done during my trip to South Africa. From Kruger National Park to Ado Elephant Park and also visiting private game reserves. I believe that doing a Safari in Africa is something that is included on every traveler’s bucket list, and …

21 Interesting Facts about Rio de Janeiro (insider’s guide)

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  A local’s guide of 21 interesting and fun facts about Rio de Janeiro that you would love to know, and you can only find here.  The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro has almost too many bucket-list attractions to count, but a few of them include the original Copacabana, Ipanema Beach, cable-car rides to the peak of Sugarloaf Mountain, …