Best Day Trips From Merida, Mexico

Merida is a city in the heart of the Yucatan - far removed from the resorts of Cancun and Quintana Roo. It is best known for its indigenous culture and languages, superb food scene, and archeological sites. Given the number of excellent day trips that travelers can make to nearby ruins, cenotes, and cultural hubs, Merida is easily the best base from which to explore the Yucatan.From ancient Mayan...

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Best National Parks in Europe

Travelers love to visit Europe for famous cities like Vienna, Rome, and Paris. But as wonderful as European cities are, so too are European national parks. Full of jaw-dropping scenery and cultural significance, the best national parks in Europe can show you a whole other level of this wonderful continent.Visiting the national parks of Europe is more than just taking in the scenic views in front of you, enjoying these places of nature means getting out into the countryside and actively experiencing what they have to offer. To help you plan your trip to the parks, here are the best national...

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Best Places to Visit in South Korea

While some travelers may think that South Korea is all dense metropolis and contentious borders, this country in East Asia is actually a spectacularly diverse destination that you shouldn't overlook. Whether you're a diehard foodie or a fan of history or you love getting into the outdoors and hiking, travel in South Korea can take whatever form you want it to. We've put together this collection of the best places to visit in South Korea to show you just how entertaining and varied this country can be. We're sure you'll add at least a few of these places to your bucketlist in no time.Gyeongju. For a wonderful collection of historic South Korea attractions, head for the remarkable coastal city of Gyeongju. This ancient capital city of the Silla Kingdom is sometimes described as a museum...

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Day in Tangier

It may not be the first place you think of when planning a trip to Morocco, but the port city of Tangier is the perfect gateway to North Africa for travelers crossing over from Europe. Overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier provides visitors with an appropriate introduction into what they can expect from the country. Nowhere near as polished a tourist destination as say Marrakesh, Tangier gives you a genuine gritty feel for city life in Morocco, flaws and all.By exploring all the best places to visit in Tangier, you'll not only get a well-rounded look at the city, but you'll also find your feet, which will make exploring the rest of Morocco much easier. To make the most of your time there, it's best to follow our Tangier itinerary.The natural place to start your visit is with the Medina of Tangier. If this is your first time visiting a medina in Morocco, it will give you an idea of what the walled historic center of Moroccan cities is like. A maze of narrow streets which lead up...

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Day in Tel Aviv

Set on the sparkling shores of the Mediterranean Sea, this seaside destination may sound large as Israel's second-biggest city. However, it is quite small in size, making it possible to see the best of Tel Aviv in 1 day! This guide will offer up some of the best things to do in Tel Aviv so you can make the most of your visit.Tel Aviv is known for its long stretch of beach right along the Mediterranean Sea, so you'll want to plan your visit to ensure you will be able to enjoy those beach days to the fullest. To avoid the crowded season that comes with the summer months, and to make sure your adventure doesn't get rained on in the winter, the best time to visit Tel Aviv is during the months of April, May, June, September, and October.Explore Rothschild Boulevard. Start your morning by exploring the happening street of Rothschild Boulevard. Known as one of the first streets built in Tel Aviv, this street is teeming with a blend of ancient and modern. Rothschild Boulevard is within Tel...

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Guide to Backpacking Jamaica

When people think of Jamaica, nine times out of ten, they think of white sand beaches, all-inclusive resorts and the need for a lot of money. However, not too many would consider Jamaica to be a backpacker's destination like Central America or SE Asia. True, Jamaica does not have much of a backpacker culture, as it caters mostly to all-inclusive travelers, but that doesn't mean one can't backpack Jamaica on a budget. There are a million things to do in Jamaica, but below are some of our favorites.Reach Falls. Reach Falls is one of our favorite waterfalls in Jamaica. There are two ways to see...

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Guide to Visiting Semuc Champey

Hidden in the lush mountainous jungle just 11kms of the nearby town, Lanquin, Semuc Champey, is a 300 m long natural forming limestone bridge that has six turquoise blue water pools. People visit Semuc not only to enjoy swimming in the pools but also to explore the nearby water cave, or tube down the Cahabon River which disappears under the limestone bridge only to reappear miles later.El Mirador. Semuc Champey is truly one of Guatemala's natural wonders and the best way to fully appreciate it's beauty is not just by swimming in the pools but by seeing it from above. Take a nice 45 minute hike through the jungle to the viewpoint, "El Mirador". The view at the top is gorgeous, both of Semuc and the lush green mountains surrounding it. Don't be intimidate by the hike time because it is...

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Off-the-Beaten-Path Places to Visit in South America

The 'gringo trail' is a term for the route most tourists and backpackers typically take while in South America. Machu Picchu, Bolivia's Salt Flat and the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro come to mind. While those places are certainly worth visiting, there are so many other amazing places on this nature-blessed and history-rich continent. Here are some of my favorite off-the-beaten path places to visit in South America.Ischigualasto & Talampaya National Park, Argentina. Ischigualasto Provincial Park and Talampaya National Park are two contiguous parks, extending over 275,300...

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Places to Visit in Australia

White sandy beaches dotting it's coast lines, lush rainforests and national parks, hip cities, pristine islands off the coast, and an abundance of wildlife you won't see anywhere else in the world, Australia is a bucket list destination for a reason. However, with so much to see in such a massive country it can be difficult to figure out what the must-visit places are. Though difficult to narrow down, here is a list of the best places to visit in Australia.Whitsunday Islands. In the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Airlie Beach, are 74 breathtaking islands surrounded by lush rainforest, turquoise water, and white sand. These islands are known as the Whitsunday Islands. As most of the islands, with the exception of 4, are uninhabited national parks, they retain their...

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The Perfect Melbourne Itinerary

With a reputation for being one of the world's most livable cities, Melbourne is a must for travelers heading to Australia. Whether you want to experience Australia's food scene, drink excellent coffee, visit world-class art galleries, or sit on a beach, Melbourne's got you covered.This city has so much for you to do that there's no chance of growing bored. What it does mean though is that you'll...

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Top Safari Destinations in Africa

Who hasn't dreamed of going on a safari in Africa? This massive continent has inspired so many to want to see exotic animals in their natural habitat and to experience the cultural diversity Africa has to offer. However, did you know that Kenya, Zambia, and South Africa alone already have over 60 national parks, all with different terrain and wildlife species? With such a vast number of national...

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