Category: Adventure

East Africa’s Great Rift Valley: A Complex Rift System

East Africa’s Great Rift Valley: A Complex Rift System

The Great Rift Valley is a series of contiguous geographic trenches, approximately 3,700 mi in total length, that runs from the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon in Asia to Mozambique in Southeast Africa. The term refer to the valley of the East African Rift, the divergent plate boundary which extends from the Afar Triple Junction southward across eastern Africa, and is […]

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Thanda Safari

Thanda Safari for the Holidays

Thanda Safari, member of The Leading Hotels of the World, is a five-star luxury reserve at the east coast of South Africa in the province KwaZulu-Natal. The sustainable reserve lies on a 34,000-acre large area in the heart of the land of the Zulu and has been voted multiple times at the World Travel Awards to the “World’s Leading Luxury […]

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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Kamchatka, Russia)

Exploring Russia’s Far Eastern City of Petropavlovsk – Gateway to the Stunning Kamchatka Peninsula

Petropavlovsk is the cultural center of Kamchatka Krai, Russia with a population of approximately 179,780 Petropavlovsk (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky) is a port city and the capital of Kamchatka oblast. It is located in northern Kazakhstan, far eastern Russia. The city of Petropavlovsk provides access to Kamchatka Peninsula in the south-eastern Russian. It has a small museum with excellent collection of indigenous and […]

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Rene Caillie portrait by Amélie Legrand de Saint-Aubin

Who is René Caillié?

Auguste René Caillié was a French explorer and the first European to return alive from the town of Timbuktu. Caillié had been preceded at Timbuktu by a British officer, Major Gordon Laing, who was murdered in September 1826 on leaving the city. Caillié was born 19 November 1799 in western France in a village near the port of Rochefort. His […]

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Miss South Africa crowned Miss Universe

Miss South Africa crowned Miss Universe

Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa wins the 2019 Miss Universe competition, becoming the third South African to win the honor. Miss South Africa crowned Miss Universe Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi has claimed the Miss Universe crown ahead of Miss Puerto Rico. Tunzi wowed the judges with her natural stage presence and winning smile, as well as her proudly South […]

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Kardzhali, Bulgaria

Kardzhali, Bulgaria

Kardzhali is a city in the low eastern part of Rhodope Mountains, on both banks of the river Arda between the Kardzhali Reservoir to the west and the Studen Kladenets Reservoir to the east. The town is 260 km (162 mi) southeast of Sofia. It has a crossroad position from Thrace to the Aegean Sea — part of European transportation route 9, via […]

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12 Best Hobbies to Help Fight Anxiety & Depression

12 Best Hobbies to Help Fight Anxiety & Depression

These hobbies are intended for informational purposes only. If you suffer from anxiety and/or depression, you are certainly not alone. These common, debilitating mental health conditions are on the rise, and to feel better, it’s essential to be proactive. In addition to traditional treatments, such as talk therapy, medication, exercise, and relaxation techniques, WebMD recommends getting involved in meaningful activities […]

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Isla del Coco

Cocos Island (Isla del Coco) – The Mysterious Island in the Pacific

Cocos Island (Spanish: Isla del Coco) is an island in the Pacific Ocean, far off the Costa Rican coast. At the end of the 18th century, the English author Robert Louis Stevenson is said to have received the inspiration for his novel “Treasure Island“ here. Thanks to the great diversity of marine life in its waters, Cocos Island was named […]

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Dancing in the Rain (Image by Alice Santana)

Playing in the Rain

I know some of you parents will think this is crazy since you will be the one to do the laundry after a mud play but it can be really fun to play in the rain. Especially, in a tropical downpour! Your imagination knows no bounds in the kind of kid-friendly rain activities you can carve out for your family. […]

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New Hampshire, White Mountains, 4000x2667. (Getty Images)

Autumn Colors/Beauty at its Best

When one think of fall colors in the states, the first place that comes to mind is New England or Colorado Springs even though there are several other spots around the states and around the world in general that are also home to amazing fall colors; some of which are easily accessible by a vehicle and others where you have […]

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