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9 Nude Hot Springs Around the World

Soaking in a hot spring is known to have lots of health benefits, from improving circulation to alleviating body aches. And while taking a dip in thermal waters au naturel is par for the course in areas such as Europe and Japan, U.S. citizens have to actively search for nearby hot springs that allow nudity.…

The World’s Best Destinations for Rock Climbing

Whether you’re new to bouldering or an experienced traditional climber, adding a bit of rock climbing to your vacation is a good way to get out in nature and have a solid and thrilling workout. While there are thousands of great slabs worth climbing, here are eight of the world’s top destinations for rock climbing.

7 Trips That Changed Our Lives

As celebrity chef, cookbook author, TV host, world traveler, and wordsmith Anthony Bourdain once said, “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and…

10 of the World’s Newest Hiking Trails to Discover

Dingoa/Wikimedia Commons In an increasingly connected world, where speed is at a premium, walking is probably the ultimate slow travel experience. What better way to get in touch with nature, soak in breathtaking scenery, and create a memorable experience than by embarking on a long-distance hike? In the past three years, a number of long-distance…

Top 8 Destinations for a Hot-Air Balloon Ride

We’ve come a long way since 1783, when King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, along with 130,000 French citizens, watched as a sheep, ducks, and roosters flew over Versailles in the first-ever hot air balloon ride. Eventually, humans became so comfortable in these pockets of silk and gas that they used them to cross oceans,…

9 of the Safest Travel Destinations for Families

Kerid Crater, Iceland/Oyster As a parent, you want to expose your kids to an array of experiences and cultures, and travel is one of the best ways to do that. The problem is, even for the most dedicated family of travelers, the world can be a scary place. News about crime, war, and terrorism can…

The 10 Safest Countries in the World

Traveling the world is undoubtedly rewarding, but it can also be intimidating. Following the devastating news of recent terror attacks and natural disasters, many travelers might be even more attuned to which destinations are deemed safe. If that sounds like you, then you may want to consider the Global Peace Index for 2017, in which…

The Best Places to Go Zip-Lining in the World

John Y. Can/Flickr While zip lines are often associated with military boot camps, the aerial runways are typically used by thrill-seeking vacationers these days. Folks choose to soar above trees and fly over beaches to feel like a superhero for a few minutes. And while the jolt of adrenalin may not be enough to plan…

9 of the Best Places to Visit in New Zealand

Mythologized by film and loved by locals, New Zealand is a dream destination for travelers that crave adventure. Natural wonders like untamed coastlines, lush forests, gurgling geysers, and majestic mountain ranges serve as the stunning backdrop to a cultural experience both Kiwis and Maori are happy to share. Between bungee jumping, heliskiing, rappelling, and whitewater…