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Breaking the Tourist Trap: India’s 12 Most Underrated Travel Destinations

Nobody can deny the beauty and charisma of architectural marvels like the Taj Mahal, The Ajanta and Ellora Caves and The Sun Temple. But there are a lot of other hidden gems in an intoxicating country like India that deserve as much attention. These lesser-known places possess their very own off-beat allure. Here’s a list of 12 hidden gems, the most underrated destinations in India that you just cannot afford to miss. 1. Auli- Incredibly Amazing Skiing Destination This adventure spot is meant for bravehearts. One of the most exciting…

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World’s 13 Most Awesome Swimming Pools

That first dip in the pool is the best bit of going on holiday, right? Well, with these incredible man-made and natural swimming spots, you’re set to have the trip of a lifetime. 13. Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore 12. Queen’s Bath natural pool, Kauai, Hawaii 11. Bahmah, Wadi Shab, Oman 10. Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali 9. Aquaria Grande, Mumbai 8. Anantara Golden Triangle Hotel, Thailand 7. Hamilton Pool, Texas 6. Neptune Pool, Hearst Castle, California   5. The Inn at Key West, Florida 4. Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, Phoenix,…

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12 secret island escapes for your next beach holiday

Who doesn’t love an island holiday? The only problem is when everyone else discovers your favourite piece of paradise. Not so at these hidden hideaways. 1. MIHIRI ISLAND MALDIVES At just 350m long and 50m wide, Mihiri is one of the smallest Maldivian islands, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in beauty – and luxury. Reopened to visitors in late 2014 following renovations, the island has 37 villas, four restaurants/bar options, a spa, gym plus an extensive range of excursions and water sports. The island boasts…

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11 New York City Hidden Gems That Aren’t Tourist Traps

You may know New York City for Times Square, the Empire State Building or Central Park, but the city that never sleeps also has many hidden gems as well. Art museums, galleries and trendy restaurants – you name it, NYC has got it. 1. The Neue Galerie The Neue Galerie was established in 2001 and contains early twentieth-century German and Austrian art. Exhibits include artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Gustav Klimt and Van Gogh. After viewing the exhibits, guests can buy gifts at the bookshop or enjoy a bite to eat at one of the two…

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The Best Places to See Penguins, Polar Bears, Narwhals, and More

Whether you’re spirit animal is a penguin, arctic fox, reindeer, polar bear, or the completely magical narwhal, there’s a spot to find them all. Here are some of our favorite wintertime animal destinations: Whether you’re spirit animal is a penguin, arctic fox, reindeer, polar bear, or the completely magical narwhal, there’s a spot to find them all. Here are some of our favorite wintertime animal destinations: Getty Images/iStockphoto Puffins — Faroe Islands Puffins are not only one of the most popular animals to see in this arctic archipelago, but they’re also…

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Travel Report: Most Popular International Destinations in Every State

A new report from InsureMyTrip ranks the most popular international destinations state by state.  The data shows twenty-six states favor trips to the Caribbean, while other states prefer visiting the United Kingdom, Mexico or Italy. Results are based on all travel insurance purchases for international trips booked in 2017. Summary: Caribbean islands (like Jamaica, Turks and Caicos, St. Lucia, Antiguaand St. Maarten) dominate the rankings in over half of US states. New York, Vermont, Maine and Connecticut report the highest percentage of trips to Italy. Travel insurance customers from Hawaii pick Japan as a favorite destination. Exotic destinations like Thailand and Israel gain popularity The list shows the top five international destinations state by state. .…

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20 Insider Tips For Traveling In London, To Use Whenever You Visit

here are some insider, wide-ranging tips from my own experiences and those of my London friends: — Stay outside the center city to save big bucks — and take the tube to avoid the traffic. It’s fast and convenient — The Oyster Card (get it when you land) covers the cost of double-decker buses. Best for viewing is the front row on the top level of the bus. Google Maps help. — Remember, England uses military time — the 24-hour clock — for most transportation schedules. If you book a…

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Discover Amazing Secrets of the Sea at the best Aquariums in the US

Ever wanted to touch a shark or stingray? How about see New England’s only white beluga whales? Discover amazing secrets of the sea at the best aquariums in the US. 1. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas (New Orleans) Come face to face with an array of sealife at a 400,000-gallon water tank filled with stingrays, sea turtles — and 17-foot-long sharks! They’re all part of the Gulf of Mexico exhibit at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans. The aquarium showcases aquatic life throughout North and South America. 2. Texas…

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Attractive blonde tourist pulled over by cops in the Philippines

THIS is the bizarre moment an attractive blonde tourist was pulled over by police for wearing an “indecent” bikini. THIS is the bizarre moment a tourist was pulled over by cops for wearing an “indecent” pair of bikini bottoms during Holy Week. Officers spotted the unnamed woman riding on the back of a motorcycle in Bohol, Philippines last month. She was wearing a white top with a pair of bikini pants that exposed her bottom to passing motorists in the middle of a local religious festival. Cops were pictured pulling…

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21 Mind-Blowing Escapes: Eye-Opening Natural Wonders And Once-in-a-Lifetime Travel Experiences Sure to Blow Your MIND

Natural wonders and once-in-a-lifetime experiences that will change your perspective. For those of you who sometimes feel overwhelmed about where to go on your next vacation, this list is key. All the places on this list offer eye-opening natural wonders and once-in-a-lifetime experiences sure to blow your mind.   Ed Norton/Lonely Planet Images/Getty Images 21: Blue Lagoon, Iceland The saltwater in Iceland‘s Blue Lagoon, the world’s largest geothermal pool, gets completely renewed every 40 hours and always hovers around 100 degrees. Go to rejuvenate your skin and soul, and throw in some extra time…

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