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The Best Rooftop Hangouts in New York City

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Many people in New York love hanging outdoors because of the nice, warm weather they have. Here are some new hotels with rooftop hangouts which are perfect for socializing this summer:


Ever Been to Bogotá?

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Surprising as it may seem, the city of Bogotá in Columbia is actually a great place to visit. This amazing city is historic, culturally significant and also one of the highest cities in the world!

Being the capital city of Columbia, Bogotá has become a fusion of old and new, with towering skyscrapers gothic cathedrals as well as huge mountains. This makes for some inspiring views and the city of Bogotá really does inspire.


Picture Perfect: 8 Places to Enjoy the Autumn Season

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What is it about the fall season that makes people fall in love?  Well, not just with another, but also fall in love with the season as well?  It is the crisp, cool air, the bulky sweaters, or the smell of apples freshly picked from the fields? Actually, none of the above compares to the magnificence of the autumn leaves in various shades of orange, red, and gold falling slowly from their branches.  There are so many splendors one can witness just by watching autumn leaves unfold. So here’s a list of the top places that offer the best views of autumn:

Columbia River Gorge: Autumn in Columbia


The Scariest Runways in the Most Dangerous Airports around the World (Watch the Videos)

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When the airplane snakes its way through hill tops, banks to the right, its nose pointed directly to the sea… what do you do? I bet you clasped your hands in prayer or just bite your nails. What if we tell you that this can be just a normal maneuver as airplanes do their landing approach to some airports around the globe?
Let us show you:

St. Maarten – Princess Juliana International Airport

Princess Juliana’s is one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean. Major airlines from the United States use this airport as well as other carriers like KLM Royal Dutch, Corsairfly, and some regional planes.

What makes this runway scary? The runway is built for small and medium planes with just about 7,152 feet of runway but big 747’s and A340s land on this airport. If you are sunbathing along Maho Beach, there is a big chance that you will in kissing distance from the big wheels of the big, big jet approaching the international airport.


Dubai Adventure: Top Travel Ideas to Have Fun in Dubai

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Dubai is fast becoming a top tourist destination in the world. With its world-class hotels, Dubai is the perfect place to unwind. Here are some of the great exotic activities you can enjoy in Dubai during your next (or first) visit.

Experience Falconry

Mastering a magnificent and proud falcon is a big tradition in Dubai. Imagine having to do this while in the middle of picturesque dunes. If you want to try something local and wonderfully exotic, visit www.shaheenxtreme.com and book a guided lesson in falconry.

Reef-Diving and Shipwreck-Diving


Ten Activities that will Make you a Smarter Person while you’re in Europe

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There are many things you can do in Europe, but these activities are sure to leave you with lasting life skills. After all, Europe gave birth to the Renaissance Man. You might as well make yourself a better person while you’re in the continent.

Greece and Yacht Sailing


While you’re in Greece, learn to maneuver that sail boat. The skills you’ll be learning will be useful for a lifetime. What could be a better than fine-tuning your hand-eye coordination? Greece is also one of the best sites to learn this skill. Read up on Homer and look at the untouched parts of Greece. Maybe while maneuvering that sailboat, you’ll be inspired to write your modern day Iliad. You never know.


Top 8 Most colorful towns around the globe

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Seeing colors is always refreshing when you are used to seeing all bricks, steel, or dull stones everyday. In some towns, people love colors and have decided to paint their houses. Here are some of the most rainbow like towns in the world:

Bergen, Norway

The locals call Bergen as Bryggen which literally means quay or wharf. The town traces its origins back to the middle ages when the town was the center of trade and commerce in the region. Like most of the old structures in other featured colorful towns, the buildings now are restaurants serving great dishes made from the freshest catch of the day sold in a fish market nearby.

This place has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The old wharf was rebuilt using the old techniques and patterns dating back to 16th century.

 

Willemstad in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles


The 7 most affordable hotels in the Caribbean

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We get a lot of questions from sun worshippers about the most budget friendly hotels in the Caribbean. Luckily searching for them is not that hard, and you actually have a ton of choices. You can go for brand-name resort or independent small hotels which can make your dream Caribbean holiday a reality.

Here’s a list of our top budget Caribbean hotels:

Harmony Hall (Antigua)

The Harmony Hall is one among the know Harmony collection. The Harmony Hall is along the Nonsuch Bay in Antigua. Expats, yachters, and day trippers flock the Brown’s Bay for the bar and restaurant serving Italian dishes in the aged sugar mill. Diners can also avail of a snorkeling getaway to Green Island just nearby, and you can also use the hotel’s pool.