Tourism

Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park, Australia

Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park, Australia

Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park is a protected region in Australia’s Northern Territory, part of the continent’s so-called Red Centre. The park is named after two of Australia’s most outstanding sights: Uluru, a world-famous sandstone monolith, and Kata Tjuta, a group of red.....

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Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)

Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)

The Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS) (Spanish: Estación Científica Charles Darwin, ECCD) is the operational branch of the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) and is located in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island. CDF is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and conservation of .....

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Santa Cruz Island (Galápagos Islands)

Santa Cruz Island (Galápagos Islands)

Santa Cruz Island (Spanish pronunciation: ˈsanta ˈkɾus), also known as Indefatigable Island or Chaves Island, is a Galápagos Island with a surface area of 986 km2 (381 sq mi) and the highest elevation of 864 meters (2,835 ft). It’s essentially circular in shape, with a central volcanic.....

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Galápagos National Park, Ecuador

Galápagos National Park, Ecuador

The islands of the Galápagos National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Galápagos) are located about 500 miles (926 kilometers) west of Ecuador. Ecuador’s first national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park was founded in 1959 and began operations in 1968. Approximately 97 percent.....

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These Sunny Getaways for Families can Help You Shake Off the Winter Blues

These Sunny Getaways for Families can Help You Shake Off the Winter Blues

Isn’t it time to take advantage of affordable ticket prices and fly somewhere warm for a family vacation as the winter weather persists? It’s a terrific time to take advantage of the sun and low seasonal airfare and hotel costs, whether your ideal leisure holiday includes outdoor adve.....

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The Top Mountain Resorts in Washington State for Winter, Ski, and Snowboarding Fun

The Top Mountain Resorts in Washington State for Winter, Ski, and Snowboarding Fun

An inland road drive through picturesque mountain valleys and small hillside communities is sometimes the ideal way to start a winter break. Our mountain ranges in the Pacific Northwest provide an exciting playground for downhill skiing and tubing, stunning walks through snowcapped woods, and sim.....

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North Seymour Island, Ecuador

North Seymour Island, Ecuador

North Seymour (Spanish: Isla Seymour Norte) is one of the most important marine bird fishing grounds in the world. It’s a small island in the Galápagos Islands near Baltra Island. Many tourists and ornithologists visit this location to see the Galapagos Islands’ stunning and diversif.....

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Kayakoy (The Ghost Village), Turkey

Kayakoy (The Ghost Village), Turkey

Kayaköy, also known in Greek as Karmilissos (Ancient Greek: Καρμυλησσός), abbreviated to Lebessos (Ancient Greek: Λεβέσσoς), and pronounced in Modern Greek as Livissi (Greek: Λειβίσσι), is an open-air museum in the Fethiye district of Turkey, just outside of the hustle .....

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Craco (a Ghost Town), Italy

Craco (a Ghost Town), Italy

Craco, a ghost town, and comune in the province of Matera, was formed in the eighth century and was a remarkable survival in the turbulent medieval period. Craco is located in the southern Italian province of Basilicata, and it is not available to the public because to safety concerns and the fac.....

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Miranda Castle, Belgium

Miranda Castle, Belgium

Miranda Castle (Château Miranda), sometimes known as Château de Noisy (Noisy Castle), is a neo-Gothic castle in the Namur province of Belgium, near the tiny community of Celles. The Liedekerke-De Beaufort family commissioned English architect Edward Milner to build it in 1866 after fleeing thei.....

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Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion, Modern Greek Irákleio and Iráklion (/hɪˈrækliən/ hih-RAK-lee-ən; Greek: Ηράκλειο, Irákleio, pronounced: iˈraklio), also spelled Herákleion, historically Candia, is the biggest city and administrative capital of the island of Crete, as well as the capital of the Herakl.....

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Kilchurn Castle, Scotland

Kilchurn Castle, Scotland

Kilchurn Castle is a destroyed 15th-century castle in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, that was erected around 1450 on the northeastern extremity of Loch Awe. It was built in the mid-15th century as a base for the Campbells of Glenorchy, who over the next 150 years expanded both the castle and their la.....

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