Travel

September 12, 2017

Cave Hotels Transform Ancient Dwellings into Luxurious Vacation Stays

Located in central Turkey, the Cappadocia region is known for its breathtaking landscapes and arid climate. Visitors flock to the area to take in otherworldly rock formations and cave dwellings that have been in use for thousands of years. Cappadocia's incredible appearance is due to volcanos that were active in the area 2 million years ago, leaving behind lava flows that turned into a soft porous stone known as tuff.

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August 27, 2017

Man Documents Visits to North and South Korea, Reveals Eye-Opening Differences in Daily Life

Defining himself as a “location independent entrepreneur” Jacob Laukaitis has spent the past four years traveling around the globe and documenting his experiences on YouTube. Last year, during a 7-day guided trip to North Korea, which he calls “the weirdest country I've ever visited,” he vowed to return to South Korea in order to understand how the divide has influenced both countries. The differences he discovered are heartbreaking and profound.

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August 22, 2017

Primitive Drawings Discovered on “Newspaper Rock” Reveal Daily Life From 2,000 Years Ago

Along the Utah State Route 211 a monumental rock covered in Native American carvings juts out. Now a state historic monument, Newspaper Rock is one of the largest collections of petroglyphs and is easily accessible from the road leading to Canyonlands National Park. The 200-square-foot rock is peppered with rock art dating back about 2,000 years, the surface scratched away in this primitive form of communication.

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August 14, 2017

Watch Gorillas Play From This Rustic Forest Retreat off a Rwandan Volcano

Residing anywhere near a volcano might seem like a crazy proposition, but as the 103-acre Bistae Lodge in northern Rwanda shows, it’s not as scary as it sounds. Developed by eco-tourism group Wilderness Safaris, they’ve created six forest villas that are nestled into an eroded volcanic cone on the edge of the country’s Volcanoes National Park.

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