Architecture and art, Destinations, Eastern Europe, Ski, sports and adventure

The Abandoned Villages of Romania

When the Communist Regime in Romania wanted the local industry to boom, they relocated many people from villages to cities. The population, which was predominantly rural, started to shift, as more and more people moved to the country’s urban centers. When the regime fell, many things changed in Romania, but that trend didn’t – more and more people are leaving villages today, up to the point where entire villages are deserted. A new study has…

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Americas, Ski, sports and adventure

A diving Villa in the middle of a reef? Yes please!

Some 70 km off the north coast of Honduras there lies this mind blowing jewel; over 100 meters offshore and in the middle of a reef, it just looks amazing. I’m not a diver myself, but I can imagine few places are better to immerse yourself in the underwater spectacle. They call it the Villa on Dunbar Rock. To reach the villa, visitors fly into Guanaja Island where they will be picked up by boat and taken…

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Gear & Equipment, Indian area, Ski, sports and adventure

Snowboarding in Himalaya – an adventure on top of the world

‘Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.’ Franz Fafka  Trip fundamentals Very few things can make you feel more alive than snowboarding during winter. It’s not even just about the adrenaline – the entire experience is more about gradually discovering yourself, which also explains why most of the snowboarding enthusiasts have discovered a spiritual…

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Central Europe, Sightseeing, Ski, sports and adventure, Things to do, Trekking

Photos to feed your wanderlust – discover mesmerizing Slovenia

I always like to imagine how Hemingway would have written about this place, partly because his talent would magically bring out the best in everything, and partly because there’s no chance to come here and not have a coup de foudre on this country. Slovenia is mesmerizing in every possible way, no matter who you are or where you’re from. Its beauty is discrete and bashful, yet energetic and vigorous. Lake Bled This crystal blue-green lake is…

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Food, Sightseeing, Ski, sports and adventure, Travel Tips, Trekking

Terschelling – the European heaven for a weekend trip

It’s filled with fun and excitement all year long, and it’s the ideal place to discover the European wonders. The atmosphere is very different from what you usually expect to see in Netherlands, but the good kind of distinct: a unique nature reserve, arched-shaped and gracefully designed to make you come back for another holiday. I’ll just have to take the responsibility for this cliché, but if we’d have to choose the  European spot perfect…

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Middle East, Ski, sports and adventure

Get Ready Dubailand is coming in 2014

Dubai Miracle Garden

  Dubai is a land where great minds come together to tackle great obstacles in the quest to transform itself into a shining oasis. In only a few short years this state of the United Arab Emirates has turned its small port capital into a glittering hub of monumental real estate developments, commerce, and tourism in the Middle East. Following their trend of building the biggest, best, and brightest attractions for their beloved city is…

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Europe, Ski, sports and adventure, Trekking

Explore Europe by bike. The places every biker should go to before 35

‘Not all those who wander are lost.’ J.R.R. Tolkien – The Fwllowship of the Ring These top destinations for cyclists everywhere are just the ideal way to quiet the mad obsessions of pedals and adrenaline, at least for a while. Each of these routes has some specific je-ne-sais-quoi making them not only perfect places for cyclists, but proper destinations for great holidays: flavored wine, striking views, friendly locals or amazing abrupt roads that make you…

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Europe, Ski, sports and adventure

Four best reasons to think of France as a Heaven of bikers

‘Not all those who wander are lost.’ J.R.R. Tolkien, Fellowship of the Ring All it takes is a VTT (Vélo Tout Terrain) and one or two weeks off to make any mountain biker’s dream come true. Any route is as good as other because of the stunning mountainscapes changing with every pedal. By the time your calves start to hurt, the vegetation’s poorer and the views begin to be even more worth every single muscle…

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Europe, Ski, sports and adventure

Loire Valley or where even a Martian should first try cycling

‘Not all those who wander are lost’ J.R.R Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring Here, on Earth, cycling isn’t always about getting faster from point A to point B, as it isn’t only about being eco-friendly. The only thing it takes is being close to nature. But, dear alien, you must know that Europe, this old lady in funny clothes, is getting more and more accustomed with bikers, which is why all the capital states…

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Food, Ski, sports and adventure, Things to do, Trip reviews

Off the beaten path: the horn of plenty of all the small things in life

The youngest member of the European Union, Croatia is, perhaps, the most illustrative bearer of ‘Unity in diversity’, macerated with such gift and managed with hard work. If not for anything else, this country would be worth seeing for its over 1 000 miles of coastline alone. Nestled with over one thousand breathtakingly appealing islands and islets, this country’s a proper heaven for any beach lover. An undoubted marvel of the Adriatic, this country’s raw…

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