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The mist slowly dissolved and trees and vines became visible. Other shapes, not from nature, also materialized through the morning drizzle. It was my first glimpse of Guayabo, Costa Rica's ancient lost city. The patina of antiquity on these rock walls and roadways made them look like they have always been here in the highland jungle.
|0||by Andrew Kolasinski||Architecture, Art + Culture, Art + Culture, Hiking and Climbing, Historical Travel, Nature Appreciation, Pop Culture and Travel, Walking Tours, Wildlife Appreciation, Costa Rica, Trip Ideas|
The way I traveled as an 18-year-old college student is not the same way I travel as a 27-year-old full-time writer. The one aspect my two selves have in common is that we are of the Millennial generation, categorized as people currently between the ages of 16 and 34, or anyone born after 1980.
|0||by Katka Lapelosa||Alternative Lodging, BandB's/Inns and Lodges, Charming Hotels, Food + Drink, Markets and Bazaars, Shopping, Trip Ideas|
Are you planning a trip to Myanmar? Here's how to see the most of this fascinating country if you've got a good sense of adventure and two weeks to go exploring.
Day 1-3: Yangon
Yangon is the gateway to magnificent Myanmar. The major hub for international and domestic flights alike, it is not a bad place to start. As soon as you step out of the airport it is readily apparent that being cut off from the globalized world has allowed Myanmar to retain its cultural authenticity. Men wear sarong skirts, women wear pasty white thanaka paint on their faces, and the city is abuzz with a one-of-a-kind energy. The main sites in the tropical city actually cover a fairly small area and are manageable on foot, although taxis and public transportation are available. In a few days, you can cover the main sites of interest in Yangon including Sule Pagoda, Inya Lake, Shwedagon Pagoda, Kandawgyi Lake, Chinatown, and Bogyoke Aung San Market.
Day 4-7: Bagan
|0||by Melissa Reichwage||Adventure, Art + Culture, Food + Drink, Historical Travel, Literary Travel, Markets and Bazaars, Nature Appreciation, Pop Culture and Travel, Rivers and Lakes, Shopping, Temples and Churches, Wildlife Appreciation, Yangon, Trip Ideas, Food + Drink|
If you're looking for a fun, affordable beach getaway, visit Puerto Rico, home to plenty of beaches and nightlife, and enough options to satisfy every foodie, nature lover, and history buff. And the best part? U.S. citizens can visit this island paradise without a passport. Please visit our Great Getaways: Puerto Rico Pinterest board for photos!
|0||by Kaeli Conforti||Architecture, Beaches, Art + Culture, Food + Drink, Historical Travel, Islands, Literary Travel, Markets and Bazaars, Mountains, Music and Dancing, National Parks, Nature Appreciation, Nightlife, Pop Culture and Travel, Public Art, Scenic Drives, Scuba Diving and Snorkeling, Shopping, Surfing, Walking Tours, San Juan, Food + Drink|
With 663 miles of coast calling to beach lovers, theme parks in Orlando and surrounding areas for thrill seekers, and nightlife in Miami for people who like to party, there's plenty to do in The Sunshine State. But where do animal lovers go? Here are six places where you can spot endangered animals both in captivity and in nature.
|0||by Joe Fortunato||Baby Animals, Historical Travel, Literary Travel, Museums, National Parks, Nature Appreciation, Pop Culture and Travel, Scenic Drives, Scuba Diving and Snorkeling, Wildlife Appreciation, Zoos, Miami, Orlando, Eco-Green, Family Travel, Solo|
I've done some pretty exciting things in my life, usually on vacation as a way of checking amazing things off my travel bucket list. I've zip-lined over alligators at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm & Zoological Park in St. Augustine, Florida. I was part of a "Splash and Dash" during a hot air balloon ride in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a stunt where the hot air balloon pilot drives the basket into the Rio Grande, skirts the surface of the water, and shoots back up to regular flight height. I've kayaked in almost complete darkness through mangrove tunnels at Bioluminescent Bay in Puerto Rico to get a look at the famous plankton that light up underwater as your paddle passes by them. I guess you can say I've become kind of a travel adrenaline junkie, as long as it's within reason and I'll end up with a great travel story for when I get home. Honestly, I'm not sure if I'll ever have the nerve to try something like bungee-jumping or jumping out of a plane (too many "what-if" scenarios to make me feel comfortable enough for something that extreme), but this time next week I am going to be facing one of my biggest fears: swimming with sharks in Cancun, Mexico.
|0||by Kaeli Conforti||Adventure, Beaches, Boat and Ferry Rides, Art + Culture, Historical Travel, Islands, Literary Travel, Nature Appreciation, Pop Culture and Travel, Scuba Diving and Snorkeling, Wildlife Appreciation, Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Questions and Opinions, Trip Ideas|
Sarah Ricks is a travel junkie who writes in Philadelphia. More of her travel writing is at TravelingMom.com
Your kids can be your favorite traveling companions. Really. Even when one of your party needs a nap, won't eat the weird food, or won't visit museums, you can still travel smoothly. Here are six ways to make your next trip with kids more fun for everyone:
|0||by Sarah Ricks||, How-Tos, Family Travel|
After a few minutes in New Bedford, MA, a welcoming little city of about 95,000 people less than an hour's drive east of Providence and south of Cape Cod just off I-195, you'll notice that the residents love to talk about their town. A few more minutes and you'll totally understand why. Few places in New England pack as much history, food, and fun into a handful of cobblestoned blocks.
|0||by Robert Firpo-Cappiello||Art + Culture, Boat and Ferry Rides, Food + Drink, Great Public Spaces, Historical Travel, Literary Travel, Museums, National Parks, Public Art, Urban Parks, Zoos, New Bedford, Family Travel, Food + Drink|
You’ve heard about pet–sitting, but what about house–sitting to save money while traveling? Dalene and Peter Heck are one Canadian couple who did just that: five years ago, they sold everything for the sake of travel, and started a website, Hecktic Travels, about how they saved over $30,000 in accommodations costs by house–sitting their way around the world.
|0||by Kaeli Conforti||Alternative Lodging, BandB's/Inns and Lodges, Hotels, Trip Ideas|