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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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Top 14 Tourist Traps In Amsterdam (And Where To Go Instead)

On a first visit to a city, people always head straight for all the tourist highlights. In Amsterdam they queue en masse at Madame Tussauds, or walk through the red-light district, eyes popping out of their heads. But this city has so much more to offer than the overused paths around the centre’s hotspots. Below is a list of Amsterdam’s best-avoided tourist traps with plenty of alternatives to make you visit special. 1. Cheese I do love a good bit of cheese. But I never go to the commercial shops with big,…

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Inside a bizarre secret underground men’s club for the super-rich only

HIDDEN underneath a popular tourist area lies a bizarre new club for the mega-rich that remains shrouded in mystery. HIDDEN a few metres underneath what at first glance appears to be an average carpark in Germany lies a very strange sight. A place where “normal people” wouldn’t dare venture. Few have set foot inside the newly opened Munich Contenance Club, a place so secretive that its exact location is shrouded in mystery. What is known is that it can be found somewhere behind Theresienwiese Square, where millions gather for Oktoberfest…

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Koh Phi Phi island closed as shocking photos reveal the environmental impact of tourism

SHOCKING photos show the decline of Maya Bay on Thailand’s Koh Phi Phi islands – after it was announced that the beach was to shut. The islands were made famous by Danny Boyle’s 2000 film The Beach – and as a result tourists have flocked to visits in their droves.   ALAMY A monkey looks at a crisp packet on Koh Phi Phi island But the tourism has had a terrible effect on the environment there, especially on Maya Bay. Photos from the bay show the sheer amount of rubbish…

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15 Ways to Travel for Free (Or At Least Cheap)

Travel around the world on an empty wallet? Yes, it is possible. “To travel cheap, you need to be looking for opportunities and be willing to take them. You have to be somewhat proactive and not be afraid to ask for advice, help, guidance. Ask for what you want—it’s amazing what people are willing to give. I discovered that most people are very willing and are looking to give to the right person. You miss 100 per cent of the opportunities you don’t take…” Jim Lawrence, 34, travelled around the…

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