Posts Tagged ‘USA’

Girls on Fire

Photo By: West Point – The U.S. Military Academy   Take a step back, gentlemen, it’s time for the ladies to shine. Today, we see ladies from all walks of life soar to greater heights in their respective industries. It’s not news to anyone that this is no longer just…

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Into the Wild

Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge   Blending seamlessly into the bush of the Madikwe Game Reserve, the 8-suite luxury lodge was designed to have minimal impact on the environment. It boasts personalised services, an exquisite cuisine and glass- walled bedrooms for the truly indulgent holiday goer. The crowning moment of the…

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Snapshots: National Parks

Whether it is for the protection of forests, national treasures or wildlife, national parks around the world are as varied as the countries they belong to. From ancient civilizations to geological wonderlands, we visit some of the lesser-known parks around the world. ICELAND Vatnajokull National Park Vatnajokull National Park is…

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Snapshot: Unique Cultural Homestays

Photo by: Terje Rakke/Nordic life – Visitnorway.com One of the most rewarding things about travel is meeting the locals and experiencing their daily lives. The best way to do that is to opt for accommodation options that take you away from the normal creature comforts of a hotel; stay with…

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Adventure Marathons

With a proliferation of marathons and themed runs worldwide, there seems to be a trend that combines scenic travel with a love of the race. These are just a small selection of adventure marathons around the world that combine cultural aspects and challenging runs.   COVERED BRIDGES HALF MARATHON, USA…

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Snapshot: Craft Beer Cities

In almost every corner of the world, beer is a universal language and each country has their own unique take on it. From the age-old brewing traditions in Bavaria to experimental brews in the US, beer isn’t just about socialising, it’s about experiencing a local culture. USA The US has…

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The Wild West

Perhaps nothing is more synonymous with America itself than the “Wild West” – a region steeped in romantic notions of cowboys and Indians, frontier towns and wide-open spaces. And arguably the best place to experience that in its truest form is New Mexico. New Mexico, specifically its northern half, is…

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Hail a Chugger

Connecting remote villages in Alaska is the unique Hurricane Turn train (part of Alaska Railroad), which is perhaps the USA’s last remaining ‘flag stop’ passenger train that allows riders to catch a lift at any point along its route. There’s no need to head to a train station – all…

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Red Earth: Northern Arizona

Arizona often conjures up images of ochre deserts, sandstone monoliths, and the breathtaking Grand Canyon (it is the Grand Canyon State after all). Northern Arizona undoubtedly houses the motherload of scenic nature, including the Grand Canyon, Vermilion Cliffs, and parts of the Glen Canyon. Add to that large swathes of…

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Snapshot: Epic Hikes

When it comes to getting to know the spirit of a country, there is no better way than to tackle an epic hiking trail that takes in history, culture and landscape. If you love exploring at a slower pace (or if you’re feeling fit and adventurous), here are some epic…

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