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Swing at the End of the World

Swing at the End of the World is an attraction for some bravehearts situated at the edge of Baños, Ecuador. It’s a simple swing which hangs over the edge of the cliff of a seismic monitoring station called “La Casa del Árbol” (“The Treehouse”). No safety measures or any kind of protection present. Old-school swing and the beauty of the canyon, that’s simply it. Adrenalin rush garanteed.

15 Breathtaking Roads Around the World

Want to discover new places with a closer, deeper look? Then road-tripping is your kind of travelling. Simply grab some snacks, jump in the car, turn on your favorite tune and enjoy the romance of the drive. And since you sacrificed the comfort and speed of the plane to the scenery outside of your vehicle’s window , the view has to be amazing, it has to charm. Here are the 15 roads around the world which can not be missed – breathtaking lifetime experience, must have on the travel wishlist, no doubt!

Awesome Retro Travel Posters That’ll Make You Day-Dream About Your Next Holiday

Graphic designer Alex Asfour has created a set of travel posters that have a cool vintage style to them and make us even more eager for sunnier shores. Asfour has used a simple approach with these posters, and evoked a vintage vibe with bold colors, typography and a grainy texture. Given the sorry state of our weather at the moment, you’d be forgiven for craving a holiday so bad you’re finding it hard to concentrate on anything else. Well for now you can enjoy these artistic graphics.

Best Road Trip Routes in the United States

Road tripping is the one thing on almost everyone’s travel list, whether you’re driving across Mediterranean Europe, the African Safari path, or the great North American continent- in addition to the excitement that final destination can offer, the beauty of the road can be equally mesmerizing. Here is the Road Trip map of America, including its 3 best routes which have left visitors overwhelmed and stunned by the road before the destination: And the Top 3 are: Road Trip to Colorado This 390-mile (630-kilometer) road trip begins in Denver, Colorado, crosses through Rocky Mountain National Park, and continues north into Wyoming, where a world… Read more »

Move, Eat, Learn

3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage – all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food – into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films = a trip of a lifetime. Watch and Enjoy Rick Mereki: Director, producer, additional camera and editing Tim White: DOP, producer, primary editing, sound Andrew Lees: Actor, mover, groover

Photo Opportunities: Painting-Like Photography by Corinne Vionnet

Millions of people around the world, while travelling, take the same pictures from the same spot with the same angle. Is it because we are already influenced by the images we’ve seen before in travel guides, booklets, internet and friends’ albums? Is the known image a prove of a trip to us or are we just trying to reproduce an image of an image? Swiss photographer Corinne Vionnet gathered a great number of tourists’ shots using keywords searches and online albums for her series Photo Opportunities.

Breathtaking Skydive over The Palm Jumeirah Island in Dubai [VIDEO]

Skydiving over Dubai has recently become trendy in the world of extreme sports. With elite skydivers pushing the limits and boundaries of physics, equipped with cutting edge wing-suits that slows free-fall speeds, along with small aerodynamic parachutes to help accelerate their pilots’ descent speeds without compromising safety.

The All-Villas Reethi Rah Resort in Maldives by One&Only

The Indian Ocean has always acted as a heat buffer, absorbing, storing, and slowly releasing the tropical heat that creates the amazing weather The Maldives have, making it one of the top tourism destinations for traveler seeking ocean-side privacy and warmth. Today we’re featuring a photo gallery of one of the most breathtaking resorts, that blends the optimum weather, beaches, exclusivity and luxury, The Reethi Rah Resort located on the largest island of North Malé Atoll, Maldives.

Skywalk in Tianmen Mountain, China

The Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, China is famous, not only for The Avenue Toward Heaven –  one of the world scariest roads, but also for the glass Skywalk. This attraction is doubtless for the brave hearted as not everyone is ready to enjoy the  scenery and observe the absence of solid ground under their feet even further than his eye could see.  

The Avenue Towards Heaven

The Avenue Toward Heaven in Tianmen Mountain, in the Hunan province of China, also known as the Big Gate Road, is one of the world’s scariest roads. Starting from 200 meters below it reaches 1300 meters above sea level. The road goes south of Zhangjiajie City and climbs up the Tianmen Mountain; on the way it makes 99 turns as 9 is considered a lucky number in China. The construction of the breathtaking road started in 1998 and took eight years to complete, nowadays it’s one of the most overwhelming areas in Hunan. For the ones who are not interested… Read more »

Top 10 Visited Countries in the World

Tourism has taken its present-day definition starting from the early 1800s as “someone traveling abroad for more than twenty-four hours and less that 6 months, for recreational, leisure, or business purposes”. It’s significant growth towards the mid 1900s gave it a different economy-impacting dimension. Nowadays for some countries as France, Egypt, Greece, United States, Spain, Italy, and Thailand, and many island nations, such as The Bahamas, Fiji, Maldives, Philippines and the Seychelles, Tourism is a vital source of income. International tourism arrivals grew nearly 7% in 2010 to 940 million travelers, generating a total of $991 billion (€693 billion) in exports earnings and is expected to grow between 4% and 5% in 2011…. Read more »

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