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  • Discover ancient Plaosan Temple in Indonesia

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    More than a thousand years old, Plaosan Temple is located in a small farming village in Indonesia, surrounded by rice paddies and banana trees. Though this is a major complex with well over 100 buildings, tourists often pass it by, unnoticed.

  • Find your South Pacific paradise in Moorea

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    If you close your eyes and imagine a South Seas island, what do you see? A jagged peak rising from the Pacific, covered in lush tropical forest? Soft, sandy beaches, and the turquoise waters of a tranquil lagoon? Pretty thatched bungalows on the water?

  • Dine in a fabulous grotto by the Adriatic

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    Imagine dining inside a soaring cave that's open to the air. Outside, the Adriatic is sparkling blue, and waves crash on the rocks below as you savor delectable seafood and a fine white wine. Italian nobility have been dining here for centuries. Now you can, too.

  • Watch migrating polar bears in Churchill, Canada

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    One animal that is the undisputed master of its terrain is the polar bear. Polar bears live a lot of their lives out on the ice floes, so how can you get to see them in person? The place to go is Churchill, in northern Canada. This is the "Polar bear capital of the world".

  • Pisac's Inca ruins and Peruvian market

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    Everybody knows about Machu Picchu, one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. If you travel to Peru, it is definitely a must-see. Other Inca ruins in Peru are less well known, yet spectacular in their own right. One of these places is Pisac.

  • Boston in a Nutshell - History and so much more

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    Boston has great history and culture, and is a fun city to visit. US history is on display in Boston, with many important sites from the country's founding. It's also a high tech modern city. Old meets new, in a fascinating city with something for everyone.

  • Chugen Mantoro festival in Nara, Japan

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    The Kasuga Taisha shrine in Nara, Japan, is a special place any time of year, with lovely grounds and striking architecture. For something even more impressive, come for the Chugen Mantoro festival, when thousands of lanterns are lit in a magical display.

  • Spend Halloween at the real Frankenstein Castle

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    Did you know that there really was a Frankenstein, who built a hill top castle in Germany? Did you know that you can visit and tour the ruins of Frankenstein Castle today? And best of all - did you know that you can party there on Halloween night?

  • The coolest, cleverest Travel Vest ever

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    A decent travel vest needs travel-practical features like wrinkle resistance. A good vest also has well thought out pockets, to keep essential items handy. The very coolest vests have 17+ cleverly designed special purpose pockets, and carry everything in style.

  • Finding authentic Polynesia in Samoa

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    Dreaming of palm-fringed beaches and colorful coral reefs? Kick up the adventure quotient, by making it an exotic island country you've never seen. This island paradise is Samoa - halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand, but a million miles from "normal life".

  • The View is spectacular at Monument Valley

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    You've seen it before, on movies and commercials. These red rock formations soaring high above the desert are an iconic view of the southwest. I'll tell you one thing, though. You haven't really seen Monument Valley until you've experienced it in person.

  • Swedish eco-lodge with forest huts, floating sauna

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    If you love the outdoors and self-sufficiency but find sleeping under the stars a bit much, this eco-lodge in Sweden could be for you. The rustic huts covered in live greenery look like they sprang up out of the ground, right there in the forest.

  • Cooking by volcano in the Canary Islands

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    Now here's a different take on alternative energy. Have you ever eaten food cooked by an active volcano? If you visit the Canary Islands, you could. This restaurant on the island of Lanzarote can cook your entree using the natural heat of the volcano.

  • Stroll through the manicured Gardens of Marqueyssac

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    The elegant gardens of Marqueyssac, France have miles of winding paths, bordered by elaborately shaped boxwoods. A leisurely stroll brings you to an overlook with a glorious vista of the Dordogne Valley. And what's a grand garden without a castle?

  • Spot a red-eyed tree frog in Costa Rica

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    If you're into exotic wildlife, Costa Rica is the place for you. With a little patience and a good guide, you could see keel billed toucans, capuchin monkeys, three-toed sloths, or many other fascinating animals. Then there's this adorable creature, a red-eyed tree frog.

  • Secure and stylish, a new kind of carry-on bag

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    Buying a carry-on bag used to be about trade-offs. Do you want one that's secure, or one that looks good? Do you want one you can use as a purse, or one designed for your laptop? Enter a new choice - a women's carry-on with all of the above and more!

  • Nantucket travel guide - Whales, windmills and more

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    Nantucket is a cute little island, with plenty of upscale boutiques, gourmet restaurants and fine art galleries when you visit. You could easily fill a vacation with those modern delights, but be sure to explore Nantucket's history too, since that's the real treasure.

  • Venture into an ice cave in New Zealand

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    For a really cool adventure, how about an ice cave? This incredible spot is part of the Fox Glacier, in New Zealand. You might need to wade through icy waters to reach a spot like this, but the magical light of the glacier-blue ice is a spectacular reward.

  • Cross a precarious rope bridge in Ireland

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    For a cool bridge, check out the rope bridge at Carrick-a-Rede, in Northern Ireland. When you cross (if you dare) this skimpy bridge out to a tiny island, it dangles you almost 100 feet over the rocky waters below. This is definitely a bridge with a thrill!

  • Dumbarton Castle, a Scottish citadel

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    Saint Patrick wrote about it. Merlin slept here. Vikings attacked, and so did James the Fat. Even the name sounds important - "fortress of the Britons". With such an illustrious past, is it any wonder that Dumbarton Castle in Scotland is such a cool place?

  • Powerful versatile travel charger (solar too!)

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    Don't let your electronics run out of juice on your travel adventures. This powerful charger can keep your phone, iPod, iPad, Kindle, and other devices charged up, no matter where your trip takes you. Now you can talk, listen and watch movies to your heart's content!

  • Ash boarding - Surfing a live volcano (video)

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    Have you heard of ash boarding? It's kind of like surfing, snow boarding, or tobogganing. The key difference is that you do it down the side of a live volcano. The hot spot for ash boarding is Cerro Negro, the youngest volcano in Nicaragua.

  • Laguna Miscanti, high in the Andes of Chile

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    Laguna Miscanti is a lofty lake high in the Andes of northern Chile. It is in the Altiplano region that stretches into Chile, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru. The lake is part of the Los Flamencos National Reserve, which protects flamingos and other unusual animals.

  • Stylish women's belt hides money and more

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    For security when you travel, it's best not to carry all your cash in your purse or daypack, which are tempting targets for pickpockets and thieves. It's safer to keep your cash, credit cards, and other valuables out of sight, hidden away and out of reach.

  • When in Rome, take a beach break?

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    There's so much to see and do in Rome, you could spend years here. It's fascinating, but long days of sightseeing can be hot in the summer. What about a beach break? If you're in Rome during the summer, there are some beaches easy to reach by train.

  • Castelnuovo - Your own Italian castle and village

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    You've always wished you had a castle, right? Now, you can make that dream come true, and buy not just a castle, but the surrounding village, too. With a history dating to the 11th century, this medieval village in Italy is the real thing. What could be cooler than that?

  • Unique travel watch does so much more

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    To travel light, each item you carry must have maximum utility. This unique multi-function travel watch could just be the most useful and versatile thing in your pack. It's a reliable, easy to read timepiece, a portable magnifying glass, and so much more.

  • Matsumoto Castle - A national treasure in Japan

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    Matsumoto Castle is one of the last wooden castles in Japan, and an impressive site. The "Crow Castle" got its nickname due to its black color, and roof lines reminiscent of spreading wings. Though the design looks elegant, this was a functional castle geared for war.

  • Avebury, England - The other stone circle

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    Everybody knows about Stonehenge, that mysterious prehistoric circle of massive stones. But did you know there's another stone circle in England that's much larger, prettier, and even more fascinating? Built 4,500 years ago, it's an impressive monument.

  • Chaco Canyon - Ancient, abandoned city in New Mexico

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    In the desert of northwest New Mexico, lie the ruins of an advanced civilization. A thousand years ago, Chaco Canyon was the power center of the Anasazi culture. People built enormous great houses, engineered roads and dams, and watched the stars. Then they left.

  • Australia's Little Bay Beach

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    Beautiful Little Bay Beach is in a semi-circular bay, with sheltering headlands and a narrow entrance, giving it calm waters for swimming. The bay has an interesting past, having been host to a tent camp and hospital for outbreaks of smallpox and plague.

  • Secure backpack travel purse

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    Few things can ruin a vacation faster than having your wallet, cards and passport stolen. You can avoid this fate by using a purse designed for security, and this backpack purse is a great example. Would-be pickpockets will find they picked the wrong target.

  • City of Ghosts, Vietnam

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    The "City of Ghosts" in Vietnam is an incredible cemetery with large, elaborate mausoleums, some as big as mansions. Lavish tombs are decorated with spires and pagodas, lions and dragons. Neighbors vie to outdo each other with ever grander structures.

  • Sunset in the islands of Croatia

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    Croatia has over a thousand islands along its coast, and it's a fabulous place to explore by boat. Visit Croatia for sun, sea and miles of scenic coastline. You'll find medieval castles, Roman ruins, and charming Mediterranean towns. Then there are the sunsets...

  • International Currency Organizer

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    When you travel internationally, you can end up with dollars, pounds, pesos and more. Avoid fumbling through the bottom of your purse or pack trying to find the right money with this unique travel wallet, that carries up to five different currencies.

  • This Chinese restaurant is a cliff hanger

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    For dinner with a view, here's an idea! This restaurant in Hubei, China, literally hangs off the side of a sheer cliff above the Chang Jiang river. As much as I'd love to eat here, I think I'd be praying for fast service! 🙂

  • The Maldives - Exotic atolls in the Indian Ocean

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    If you're looking for an enchanting escape to a picture-perfect tiny island, with a thatched-roof bungalow out over the water, then the Maldives fit the bill. There are over 1,000 separate islands. With sandy beaches, palm trees and turquoise water, they belong on a postcard.

  • Skellig Michael - Abandoned island in Ireland

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    Skellig Michael is a desolate, craggy island off the coast of southwest Ireland. Today, it's uninhabited, but 1,500 years ago Irish monks lived in isolation here. The ruins of their stone huts stand atop the island. It's an atmospheric site that you will never forget.

  • Punta Tombo, Argentina is a penguin paradise

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    You don't need to freeze in Antarctica to see penguins. There's an incredible place on the coast of Argentina where up to half a million magellanic penguins gather each year for breeding season. To see these adorable birds, Punta Tombo is the place to go.