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Aiguille du Midi

Introducing: Aiguille du Midi, France

Aiguille du Midi, France The Aiguille du Midi (12,605 feet – 3,842 meters) is a mountain near Mont Blanc in the French Alps, in the département of Haute-Savoie. In winter, it’s the starting point for the famed Vallée Blanche (“White Valley”), a 12.5-mile long off-piste ski run. It offers experienced skiers amazing views and a …

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Jyrgalan - Boz-Uchuk Lakes Trek

Introducing: Jyrgalan – Boz-Uchuk Lakes Trek in Kyrgyzstan

Introducing: Jyrgalan – Boz-Uchuk Lakes Trek in Kyrgyzstan A growing trekking destination, the Central Asian state of Kyrgyzstan’s rugged mountains and verdant valleys are becoming increasingly popular among independent travelers looking to experience pristine nature and local culture. While traditionally independent international trekkers have stuck to a set few routes around the cities of Bishkek and …

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Cabot's Pueblo Museum

Introducing: Cabot’s Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs, California

Introducing: Cabot’s Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs, California Perched atop a hillside with panoramic views of the Coachella Valley, the San Jacinto, and the San Bernardino Mountain ranges, this handbuilt homage to Hopi Indian-style pueblos is the result of the work and vision of Cabot Yerxa. An artist, writer, builder, traveler, adventurer, and Native …

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travel to iceland

Spotlight on: Travel to Iceland

Spotlight On: Travel to Iceland Official Name:  Republic of Iceland Location:  Northern Europe. Iceland is an island situated at 65 degrees north, between the Greenland Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of the United Kingdom. Noteworthy Facts:  Iceland is known as the land of fire and ice; a country of sharp contrasts where dark …

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Prasat Preah Vihear Temple Cambodia

Introducing: Prasat Preah Vihear Temple in Cambodia

Introducing: Prasat Preah Vihear Temple in Cambodia An 11th century Hindu temple built on top of the remains of a 9th century hermitage, perched on top of a 500m cliff overlooking the vast plains below, in recent years a point of contention and ownership clashes between two government over whose country the historic religious site belongs …

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west timor travel

Spotlight on: Travel to West Timor

West Timor Travel   Official name: West Timor, or Nusa Tenggara Timur Location: West Timor is part of the province of East Nusa Tenggara, situated eat of Java and north of Australia. Noteworthy facts: West Timor shares the island of Timor with independent East Timor (Timor Leste). Up until a few generations ago, headhunting was …

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Bisket Jatra Festival in Bhakpatur, Nepal

Introducing: Bisket Jatra Festival in Nepal

Introducing: Bisket Jatra Festival in Nepal Most of the year a quiet and car-free escape into a historical center of power of the Kathmandu Valley, for over a week surrounding the Nepalese New Year the town of Bhaktapur becomes a pulsing center of music and dancing and chariot pulling and religious fervor. On the last …

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Introducing: Guam

Spotlight On: Travel to Guam

Spotlight On: Travel to Guam Official Name: Guam, or Guåhån in the local Chamorro language. Location: Western Pacific Ocean, part of the Mariana Islands and Micronesia. Noteworthy Facts: Still a major U.S. military site, nearly one-third of Guam’s land area is either controlled by the military or presently occupied by its personnel. Independence: Guam is …

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