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15 Unofficial Wonders of the World You Need to See

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There is no disputing the magnificence of the Seven Wonders of the World, but there are so many other spectacular sites outside of the big seven that don't get the recognition they deserve. Here is a list of 15 others that I think are worthy of some attention.

 

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London's Maltby Market - Less Crowds, Awesome Food

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The Maltby Market is one of those places you want to keep to yourself, but at the same time you want to tell all your friends about it. It features amazing local food/drink and excellent craft beer. Locals tell me it was started by a group of individuals who didn't want to deal with the high vendor prices of the Borough Market. This once small-lesser-known market is now flourishing and features diverse vendors with an amazing selection of food & drink. If you're in London and love food this is a stop you shouldn't miss!

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Walkabout Florence - Best of Tuscany Tour Review

san gimignanoTuscany's rich history, beautiful landscapes, classical architecture and delicious food and drink make it a top destination for tourists looking for an unforgetable Italian experience. Unfortunately, if you're on a budget or if you have limited time, it's not the easiest region to explore on your own. Walkabout Florence's Best of Tuscany guided coach tour is a great option if you're on a tight budget but still want a great introduction to the region in a short amount.

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11 Countries With Amazing Wildlife Experiences

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Ever since my visit to Borneo, where I had the opportunity to "hang out" (pun intended) with orangutans, proboscis monkeys and other animals living free in the wild, I have been searching for similar wildlife experiences around the world where I can see animals in their natural habitat.

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Yogyakarta - Java Indonesia's Cultural Capital

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Though Java isn't as popular for most tourists as Bali, the Indonesian island has some of the best sites in all of South East Asia. Yogyakarta, not to be confused with the capital Jakarta, was the first stop

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Lençóis Maranhenses National Park - Lagoons in the "Desert"

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If you're lucky enough to be visiting Brazil in the near future, I highly recommend adding a visit to Lençóis Maranhenses to your agenda. The landscape is spectacular! Fly in to São Luís

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Discovering Lakes to Locks Passage - Part 3: Outdoor Activities

ausable chasmDuring our recent trip to the Lakes to Locks Passage, our itinerary had a variety of activities centered on food, historical sites and outdoor activities. As we made our way to the first stop, the Crown Point State Historic Site, we were able to catch a glimpse of what the area has to offer those who love outdoor activities. We could see people climbing the large cliff that sat right on the side of the highway and we saw several people on bikes. What we soon discovered was that the region has some amazing natural sites, such as the Ausable Chasm, and that it caters to a wide variety of tourists that love outdoor-related activities.

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12 Great Travel Blogs You Should Follow

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When I'm stuck at home and am dreaming of amazing destinations around the world, I often turn to great travel blogs to try and quench my travel thirst. If you follow me on Twitter, you'll know that

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Tips & Insights - Victoria Falls Helicopter Ride

Victoria FallsVictoria Falls is one of the most amazing sites on this planet. Though not the tallest, nor the widest, it is considered the largest waterfall in the world at 5,604 feet (1,708 m) wide by 354 feet (108 m) high. Given its massive footprint, there's really only one way to get a complete view of the falls - from above. Though the entire flying experience will likely only take 10 to 15 minutes, it's definitely something you'll never forget.

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Namibia - 7 Spectacular Lesser Known Attractions

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Namibia is not a destination that first comes to mind for most people when considering a trip to Africa. I was first drawn to the country when researching unique photography landscape locations in Africa. I

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A Treat for Foodies - London's Borough Market

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For the past few years I've lived within walking distance of Toronto's St. Lawrence Market, which was recently named the top food market by National Geographic.  I love food and find that markets are the best place to meet locals and learn about their culture by tasting local treats.  Borough Market, in my opinion, tops the St. Lawrence Market in its selection of local and international ready-to-eat food.  With the help of my wife and our family, we conquered much of the market and left extremely satisfied and a wee bit heavier.  The trip to London was worth it just for this day!

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10 Picturesque Destinations on the Eastern Adriatic

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Though not as popular or well known as Western Europe, the Eastern Adriatic boasts some of the most picturesque places in the world. Dubrovnik is by far the most well known city along the coast, but

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Rwanda - Much More Than a Mountain Gorilla Viewing Destination

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One of the most anticipated experiences on my recent trip to Africa was seeing the mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Though it was an extremely expensive one, it was well worth it for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see one of the world’s most fascinating animals in their natural habitat. What I quickly discovered, from the first hour after we arrived in Kigali, was that Rwanda has so much more to offer. Unfortunately, because of the country’s dark past it is perceived unfavorably by many, but I soon found out that this is a wonderful country with beautiful scenery and amazing people, and I hope to convince you that it’s definitely worth a visit.

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Discovering Lakes to Locks Passage - Part 2: Food & Drink

dacy meadow farm quicheCuisine is such a huge part of travel for Thomas and I, so it should be no surprise that we based our decision of when to visit the Adirondacks on when the Taste of Local Food Festival was taking place.  That said, what we quickly discovered was that the region had so much more to offer. From delicious apple treats at Gunnison Lakeshore Orchards, to world-class farm-to-table dining at DaCy Meadow Farm, our palates were pleasantly surprised with the gastronmic experience!

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5 Reasons Why I Love Sarlat-la-Canéda & the Dordogne

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Sarlat, a two hour drive East of Bordeaux, is a popular vacation destination for the French, but it isn't too well known outside of Europe. The town, and the surrounding Dordogne department, offer

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