Best Souvenirs from Jamaica

Jamaica is one of those places that will be on your mind long after you leave, and you will always remember the stunning waterfalls or beautiful beaches. But sometimes the memory isn't enough, and you want something physical to remind you of the awesome times you had in Jamaica.Key chains, t-shirts, shot glasses and fridge magnets are cool and all, but wouldn't you want to take home something...

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Day Trips from Bangkok

There’s no question that Bangkok is one of the best destinations for tourists in Southeast Asia. The city appeals to all types of travelers, whether you’re looking to soak up the culture or just fill your face with awesome Thai food. After a few days in Bangkok, you may start to wonder what else Thailand has to offer.If you’ve got the time in your itinerary, then you’ll want to start looking at all the options you have for day trips. Even just allowing an extra day or two in Bangkok for day trips will have a fantastic impact on your trip. Many of the best places to visit in Thailand are only a day trip away from Bangkok and may just turn out to be the highlight of your holiday. So to help you find that highlight, here are the absolute best day trips from Bangkok.Damnoen Saduak...

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Day Trips from Cancun, Mexico

There's no doubt that Cancun is one of the best spots in Mexico to enjoy the never-ending hospitality of an all-inclusive hotel or the lavish delights of a five-star resort, but even when you're on a two-week vacation along Mexico's Caribbean coast, it's always good to get away for a day trip or two!Don't sweat, because Cancun's hotel zone is not only close to white sand beaches and epic snorkeling spots but also within easy reach of ancient Mayan ruins (including the iconic Chichen Itza), crystal-clear cenotes, and adventurous biosphere reserves.Chichen Itza. If it's your first time in...

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Day Trips from Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city and often the spot in Australia that surprises and impresses people the most. With a few days in Melbourne you’ll have plenty of time to see the city’s main sights and spend time trying out all of its beaches.After that you may feel the urge to rush off to another part of Australia. But there’s value in sticking around as there are countless great things to see in Victoria outside of Melbourne and often the easiest way to see them is on a day trip from Melbourne. The best day trips from Melbourne show you all the great things Australia has to offer, from wildlife and nature to pristine coastline. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to see some of the best places to visit in Victoria all from the comfort of your homebase in...

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Day Trips from San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

Located in the high hills of southern Mexico, San Cristobal de las Casas is a colorful city sitting at an altitude of 2,200 meters (7,200 feet) above sea level and surrounded by nature. Its cobblestone streets and colonial cathedrals will be sure to delight visitors. With San Cristobal de las Casas as your base, you can also explore the best sights in Chiapas state. Take a day trip to the towering Sumidero Canyon, hang out around the azure waters of the Montebello Lakes, or head into the mountains to learn about pre-Colombian culture amongst the many indigenous villages. It’s southern Mexico’s greatest destination, and here are all the best day trips from San Cristobal de las Casas!Sumidero Canyon. The Sumidero Canyon is not only Chiapas state’s premier national park but also...

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Days in Addis Ababa

There is a good chance you are not coming all the way to Ethiopia just to visit Addis Ababa. Your trip will probably be based around Ethiopia's natural and cultural attractions like the churches of Lalibela or the Bale Mountains National Park. Addis Ababa with its lively hustle and bustle, however, is well worth spending some time in.The city is full of a rich and interesting history and culture....

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Days in Oslo

The dream of visiting the fjords of Norway often begins in the country's capital of Oslo. Offering the typical Scandinavian combination of culture and comfort, Oslo is the perfect place to find your feet in Norway. This Oslo itinerary will guide you through what to see in the city, when to visit, and how to get around. With three days there, you'll explore all the best places to visit in Oslo and...

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Guide to Backpacking Guatemala

If you ask any ten backpackers which country in Central America is their favorite, nine out of ten will say Guatemala. So before you ask, yes, Guatemala is our favorite country too! There's just something about this place that makes it memorable and lovable. Guatemala's rich culture is what we enjoyed the most. No matter where you go you'll find locals dressed in their traditional clothing, doing traditional work, and living a traditional life. Not for the entertainment of tourists, but because that's their way of life. While many other countries gave in to globalization, Guatemala did not....

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Guide to Visiting Australia's Daintree Rainforest

No Australia itinerary is complete without a trip to Daintree National Park. Why? Well, besides it being the only place in the world where two natural World Heritage sites meet: the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree National Park is the oldest rainforest in the world at over 180 million years old. It's older than the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil.Those two facts alone should warrant a visit, however Daintree's unique and complex ecosystem and wildlife is the true icing on the cake. At over 1200 square kilometers, and divided into two sections: Mossman and Cape Tribulation, exploring Daintree can be a daunting task! So, to help we've put together this massive Daintree guide to make planning and experiencing this ancient beauty a piece of cake.Mossman...

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Guide to Visiting Tayrona National Park

Colombia is a country full of treasures for tourists to enjoy, one of those treasures is most certainly the idyllic Tayrona National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona or Parque Tayrona). Lying along Colombia's northern Caribbean coast, this beautiful national park is home to beach after stunning beach, concealed by jungle forest and dramatic hills. Tayrona National Park offers a...

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Guide to Visiting the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is a modern metropolis with plenty to offer tourists. Alongside the iconic Petronas Towers, one of the most popular attractions in Kuala Lumpur is the distinctive Batu Caves. This impressive and distinctive temple complex may be far from the city center, but you’re really missing out if you don’t visit the Batu Caves while you’re in Kuala Lumpur.Before we dive into the logistics of visiting and what there is to see at the Batu Caves in Malaysia, a brief overview of the complex may be helpful. The Batu Caves are a series of caves among limestone...

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Guide to Visiting Tikal in Guatemala

Of the many cool things there are to do in Central America, seeing some Mayan ruins is certainly one of the most important to put on your itinerary. While there are many to choose from, the ancient site of Tikal in northern Guatemala has to be one of the best Mayan ruins to visit. It not only has a whole bunch of incredible Mayan temples, but those temples are found inside an atmospheric jungle...

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Places to Visit in New England

Made up of six unique and distinct states, New England is a region rich in history, culture, art and architecture, outdoor adventure, bustling cities, and quaint coastal towns. Its diverse offerings, all found in close proximity to one another, is what sets it apart. You can catch a ballgame at historic Fenway Park and, just over an hour later, sink your toes into the Atlantic while savoring a lobster roll on Cape Cod. From towering mountains to windswept beaches to acres of undisturbed nature, here are the best places to visit in New England!Manchester, Vermont. Nestled in the captivating...

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Reach Falls: The Unspoiled Beauty of Jamaica

Reach Falls in Portland is a great example of some of the breathtaking natural beauties that Jamaica has to offer. It’s a must visit while in Jamaica and is by far one of the most beautiful places we have ever visited. Reach Falls is an hour ride from Port Antonio’s city center. However, before you get to the falls you will reach a fork where you will be asked by a local whether you’d like to go to the government owned part of the Reach Falls or the locally owned part of the falls. See, I know your initial thought would be to go with what you think is the “safer and better” option, i.e. the government owned part but you couldn’t be more wrong!The local tour to the Reach Falls is worth it for several reason: You support the locals. The money goes straight to the locals and not...

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The Perfect Amsterdam Itinerary

One of the classic tourist destinations in Europe is the vibrant and entertaining city of Amsterdam. The capital of the Netherlands appeals to visitors no matter their interests, which is why people keep flocking there in record numbers. It's an interesting place where you can find cannabis-selling coffee shops and the Red Light District as well as pretty canal scenery and waffles.For a first visit, 3 days in Amsterdam is a great starting point as it allows enough time for you to experience the basics of the city. But to ensure you don't overlook any of the best places to visit in Amsterdam,...

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Things to Do in Cleveland, Ohio

Prior to arriving to Cleveland, I had the assumption that Cleveland was a little old town, (damn near thought it was deserted) with not much to do. Man was I wrong! Cleveland is very much alive, and well populated. Cleveland is actually ranked as one of the largest cities in the U.S. and is the second largest city in Ohio. The city's popularity is on the rise, again (and no, it's not because of...

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Travel Guide to Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio is one of Costa Rica’s top destination sites. Though it houses the smallest National Park in the country, the beautiful, untouched beaches, which border the rainforest, continue to draw visitors from all over the world. This guide will give you a list of all you need to know while exploring the majestic land of Manuel Antonio.Located in the Central Pacific region, between the...

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Week in Palawan: The Perfect Palawan Itinerary

Palawan is often called the ‘Final Frontier of the Philippines' because this vast region in the Sulu and South China Seas is composed of hundreds of islands and beaches just waiting to be explored. While Philippines' islands such as Cebu have long been developed for tourism, the islands of Palawan have only recently emerged onto the traveler scene. But what an emergence they've had, and while...

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