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China's Ice Palace (15 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Travel 7 Jan 2013   / 3885 views

In the city of Harbin, North-Eastern China opened the 29th annual International festival of ice and snow. Thousands of visitors came to admire the works of the best sculptors, enjoying
fireworks and walking on the city made of ice.

 

China

The World Famous, “The Count of Monte Cristo”, Island Estate (32 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Travel 12 Dec 2012   / 7253 views

The Château d'If became well known for being one of the settings in the novel, “The Count of Monte Cristo”. It is located in the Mediterranean Sea in the Bay of Marseille, France.

 

The World Famous, “The Count of Monte Cristo”, Island Estate

Neglected Flintstones Amusement Park Is Still a Tourist Attraction (42 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Travel 10 Dec 2012   / 5785 views
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Located in Bedrock City, Arizona, this funfair pays homage to the popular Flintstones animated TV series and visitors to the Grand Canyon, still stop there for sightseeing.

 

Neglected Flintstones Amusement Park Is Still a Tourist Attraction

Not Your Usual Theme Park (41 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Travel 29 Nov 2012   / 8596 views

You may think you have seen it all but wait until you see this one-of-a-kind theme park.

 

Not Your Usual Theme Park

Are You Brave Enough to Attempt This Terrifying Hike? (30 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Travel 16 Nov 2012   / 14693 views

Located in China, the Huashan Hiking Trail is considered one of the most dangerous hiking spots in the world! Just don't look down!

 

Are You Brave Enough to Attempt This Terrifying Hike?

Be Adventurous: Take a Walk in the Trees… (20 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Travel 14 Nov 2012   / 6954 views

The world’s longest tree top walk can be found in the Bavarian Forest National Park in Neuschonua, Germany. The natural trail is a whopping 44 meters (144ft) high and 1 300 meters (0.8miles) long. The path winds up into a ‘tree tower’ and the wooden construction allows unspoiled views towards the Lusen and Rachel mountains. The tower also has an elevator, which allows wheelchair and pram access as well as information points at various stops along the path.

 

Be Adventurous: Take a Walk in the Trees…

The Perfect Island Getaway! (40 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Travel 8 Nov 2012   / 6414 views

Situated in the chain of the Bahamas and north of Haiti in the Caribbean, the Turks and Caicos Island Groups are well-known for the stunning resorts, beautiful beaches and as an offshore financial centre. The islands experience a dry and sunny, tropical climate with consistent temperatures year round. In summer the temperature rarely exceeds 33 ° C and in winter the temperature rarely falls below 18° C.

 

The Perfect Island Getaway!

This Thrilling Mountain Ride Is a Swiss Landmark (15 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Travel 7 Nov 2012   / 5123 views

Located 200 meters (645 feet) above sea level and running a distance of 5km (3.1 miles) Gelmer Funicular Handeck Bridge is one of the most exciting rides in Europe.

 

This Thrilling Mountain Ride Is a Swiss Landmark

Edward Scissorhands on Location (25 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Travel 6 Nov 2012   / 13221 views

Take a look at some of the real-life places used to film this iconic movie.

 

Edward Scissorhands on Location

Norwegian Adventurers Try Out Their “Bear Grills” Skills! (31 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Travel 29 Oct 2012   / 6636 views

Armed with two bags of canned food, dry food, tools and fishing rods, these Norwegian friends decided to head to the Arctic to experience the holiday of a lifetime. They built their own shelter from planks and debris that washed onto the shore and spent all their leisure time fishing, hunting and surfing! Here are some of the stunning photos that captured their 9 month experience!

 

Norwegian Adventurers Try Out Their “Bear Grills” Skills!

Places Straight Out of Your Imagination (25 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Travel 23 Oct 2012   / 12921 views

These places may look like something out of a fantasy novel, but they are, in fact, very real.

 

Places Straight Out of Your Imagination

The “Real” Breaking Bad (20 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Travel 10 Oct 2012   / 8301 views

Actual locations of the Breaking Bad TV show as filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

The “Real” Breaking Bad

Eco-friendly Treehotel Is a Natural Heaven (26 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Travel 5 Oct 2012   / 4698 views

For nature lovers, the Treehotel in Luela, Sweden is a “must-visit” travel destination. Designed by Scandinavian architects, the concept behind the five uniquely designed ‘treerooms’ is to offer top class accommodation to visitors whilst ensuring that the hotel maintains a minimal ecological footprint. Open year round, guests can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities within a private and tranquil setting. The rooms all sleep two people and the price varies according to which room you choose to stay in, with the most expensive costing $650 per night for double occupancy.

 

Eco-friendly Treehotel Is a Natural Heaven

Isolated Research Station in Icy Desert (23 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Travel 5 Oct 2012   / 5601 views

The Concordia research station is located on the Antarctic Plateau and operates year round. It is over 500 kilometres from the nearest civilisation and is considered the most isolated human outpost on the planet. 3233 metres above sea level, Concordia is built atop a naturally occurring summit on the Antarctic Ice Sheet and experiences dry conditions with temperatures well below freezing. These conditions are ideal for the study of astronomy, which is one project conducted here along with the investigation into climate change.

 

Isolated Research Station in Icy Desert

50 Photos from 50 American States (50 pics)

Posted by Xaniel in Lifestyle » Travel 1 Oct 2012   / 5373 views

These interesting photographs from mid-2012 aren't meant to represent the whole of any state, but they will take into a quick virtual journey around the US.

 

50 Photos from 50 American States

Marvelous Dubai Fountain (16 pics)

Posted by Xaniel in Lifestyle » Travel 1 Oct 2012   / 4747 views

Built on the man-made lake in the center of Dubai, this choreographed fountain is the engineering wonder of the world. The 275 m (902 ft.) long system of water jets illuminated by several thousand lights and 25 colored projectors shoots water 75 m (240 ft.) in the air in many different patterns accompanied by classical and contemporary music. The Fountain was designed by California-based company WET Design and its construction cost $218 million.

 

Marvelous Dubai Fountain

Fabulous Caribbean Resort of Ladera (20 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Travel 28 Sep 2012   / 7392 views

Ladera Resort located in Saint Lucia, a sovereign island country in Caribbean Sea, is a marvelous place to spend a vacation. Luxury villas built on a high forested ridge have one of their walls left open to provide stunning views of the mountains and the sea. The villas are built of timber and are decorated with local artwork. The Ladera has restaurants, spas and all the activities one would expect from a luxurious resort. The prices for a night’s stay here range from $400 to $1,425 depending on season.

 

Fabulous Caribbean Resort of Ladera

22 Countries, 22 Pictures (22 pics)

Posted by Xaniel in Lifestyle » Travel 26 Sep 2012   / 5197 views

South Africa

22 Countries, 22 Pictures

Wrecked Cars Turned Into Coral Reefs (30 pics)

Posted by Xaniel in Lifestyle » Travel 26 Sep 2012   / 6822 views

These wrecked vehicles that for some reason ended up underwater became homes for various ocean species.

 

Wrecked Cars Turned Into Coral Reefs

Full-Scale Gundam Model in Tokyo (15 pics)

Posted by Xaniel in Lifestyle » Travel 20 Sep 2012   / 11119 views

The 18-meter (59-ft.) tall statue of RX-78 Gundam, a fictional robot that first appeared in Mobile Suit Gundam anime series in 1979, has been reopened in Tokyo. The giant model was first exhibited in 2009 and then it was visited more than 4 million times during two months.

 

Full-Scale Gundam Model in Tokyo

A Cage above the Abyss (8 pics)

Posted by Xaniel in Lifestyle » Travel 19 Sep 2012   / 7705 views

This pair of thick cables with a steel cage powered by a diesel engine is the only access to the outer world for the village of Yushan in China. There are only 200 people living in Yushan and before the ropeway was built they had to walk for several days to get to the nearest village. The ‘high road’ is 1000 m long and is 400 m above the valley floor. It was built in 1997 and since then it has been operated by one and the same person who maintains the engines and manually applies oil onto the cables along the way.

 

A Cage above the Abyss

Incredible Cliff of Preikestolen (23 pics)

Posted by Xaniel in Lifestyle » Travel 17 Sep 2012   / 7883 views

Preikestolen, which means the Preacher’s Pulpit, is a 604 m (1982 ft.) high cliff in Norway. Its almost flat top with a stunning view of the fjord and the green hilltops and valleys below is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the country.

 

Incredible Cliff of Preikestolen

The Impassable Swamps of Sudd (9 pics)

Posted by Xaniel in Lifestyle » Travel 28 Aug 2012   / 11860 views

The swamps of Sudd in South Sudan are among the largest wetlands in the world. Located in the delta of White Nile, it covers the average area of 30,000 sq. km. During the raining season the wetland can extend to over 130,000 sq. km, which is as much as the size of England. The Sudd is considered almost impenetrable overland or by boat. The abundant water-loving plants form the massive moving blocks. The swamps of Sudd are inhabited by the Dinkas, one the Sudanese ethnic groups.

 

The Impassable Swamps of Sudd
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