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20 Best Places in the World to Waterfall Rappel

Is your idea of the perfect vacation less “lounging on the beach” and more “doing extreme sports in unfamiliar places”? Are you yearning to have an unforgettable adventure that’s sure to get your blood pumping? Look no further than these 20 places when planning your next trip.

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How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Abroad

Many people from abroad don’t know much about the holiday, if at all, and finding a fellow American friend to celebrate with isn’t always easy. Thanksgiving, however, can be hard to pull together abroad, as it is a very geographically narrow, North American tradition.

Tips and Tricks

20 Things to Pack on Your Backpacking Trip

Packing for a backpacking trip is a challenge, to say the least. You have to consider all the items you need to keep you warm, dry, safe, and entertained throughout your trip and fit them all in a tiny space light enough to carry on your back for hours at a time. As a seasoned backpacking pro, I’m here to help you sort it out.

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Top 5 Spots in Costa Rica for Ecotourism

Costa Rica is a shining example of a nation “doing it right” in terms of ecotourism and sustainable travel. The small country has an estimated 26% of its land dedicated to wildlife reserves, nature preserves, and protected areas. Many of the tourists that arrive to the Central American nation come just for that, to participate in eco-friendly adventure activities.

Travel Talk

7 Biggest Surprises in Mexico City

I made the decision to move to Mexico City without ever having visited. The huge, chaotic city has unexpectedly become one of my favorite places in the world, but it was a definite adjustment. Aside from the typical culture shock, there were a few elements of Mexico’s biggest city that I definitely hadn’t anticipated, or imagined.

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Top 7 Foods to Try in Israel

When you mention “Israeli food” to most Israelis, you’ll probably receive a long explanation that there is NO such thing as Israeli food. Due to the large number of immigrants, Israel is a cultural melting pot similar to the USA.

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Brazil’s 9 Best Cities

When you think of Brazil, a few specific things likely come to mind. If you’re like most, you probably think of the Amazon rainforest, Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, and perhaps the oddly geometric capital city of Brasilia.