Mount Thor (Thor Peak) in Canada

Being one of the Extremes on Earth, Mount Thor holds the prime as the greatest vertical drop in the world. The peak of Mount Thor towers up 1250 meters (4101 feet), delivering the drop that is more than one and a half times the height of Burj Dubai – currently the highest man made structure … Continue reading “Mount Thor (Thor Peak) in Canada”

Sossusvlei, Namibia

Sossusvlei Desert of Namibia is best known for its extraordinarily large, towering red sand dunes. That of course after the fact that Sossusvlei is also the oldest and one of the driest deserts in the world. The only source of water is the Tsauchab River that only flows once every 10 years. Even though the … Continue reading “Sossusvlei, Namibia”

Atitlan Butterfly Sanctuary

The Atitlan Butterfly Sanctuary contains in excess of thirty five different species of butterfly, and offers an ideal education center for adults and children alike in learning and understanding the life cycle of the butterfly. Located just outside of the town of Panajachel near Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, this ecological center offers a unique insight into … Continue reading “Atitlan Butterfly Sanctuary”

Bhangarh Fort – Ruins in Rajasthan, India Haunted by Ghosts

The ruins of Bhangarh Fort in the Rajasthan state in India are known for being the most hunted place in this south Asian country. While it’s understandable that not all people believe in ghosts, there are warnings at all entry points to the Bhangarh Fort advising people not to venture into the city at night. … Continue reading “Bhangarh Fort – Ruins in Rajasthan, India Haunted by Ghosts”

Lake Atitlan in Guatemala

Otherwise known as Laguna de Aitlan, Lake Atitlan is a volcanic lake situated in the highlands of Guatemala. So far as tourism infrastructure and access are concerned, the Lake Atitlan area is well developed. There are a number of towns and villages that surround the Lake Atitlan, the most popular being that of Panajachel, which … Continue reading “Lake Atitlan in Guatemala”

Surfers Paradise – The Gold Coast of Australia

If you are on the hunt for a balance of fun city life and beautiful natural surroundings, search no more! Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia truly is paradise – whether you plan on staying for a day or a couple of weeks, you are certainly in for a treat. Warm Pacific … Continue reading “Surfers Paradise – The Gold Coast of Australia”

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica

Monteverde which means “Green Mountain” in Spanish is a small town in the Puntarenas province of Costa Rica. The population of Monteverde is not high – currently at about 6,500 residents many of which speak good English so even if your Spanish is a bit rusty or non existent, you won’t have much trouble getting … Continue reading “Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica”

Traveling the Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert in northern Chile is a narrow strip of the driest land on earth. You might not expect to find much to do or see in a place where centuries can go by without a drop of rain, but this small Chilean desert nestled near the peaks of the Andes Mountains actually has … Continue reading “Traveling the Atacama Desert”

Atolls of the World – Top 6 Most Beautiful Islands

Before we get to the list of Top 6 Most Beautiful Atolls of the World, we first need to take a closer look at the definition of an atoll. What is an atoll and what is a difference between and atoll and an island. While an island is a piece of land surrounded by water, … Continue reading “Atolls of the World – Top 6 Most Beautiful Islands”

Visiting Tristan da Cunha

Considered the most remote inhabited place on earth, visiting Tristan da Cunha is not something most people think of when looking for their next vacation spot. And it’s that very fact that would provide the expert traveler with a most unique getaway. By visiting Tristan da Cunha you will be visiting a distant and small … Continue reading “Visiting Tristan da Cunha”