Best Places to Dive with Sharks

Sharks.  They are one of the few animals on Earth, which man still fears.  They are a credit to evolution (or creation if you swing that way), as they are the perfect aquatic hunting machine.  They can track blood for miles.  They can sense the rhythm of a wounded or dying creature trying to swim.  […]

Explore the caves of southwest Australia

The Margaret River and Dunsborough regions of Western Australia, the southwest corner of this vast country, are well known as the home to many fascinating caves, several of which are open to the public: Ngilgi Cave: Located near Yallingup, and formerly known as Yallingup Cave, this cave has two large areas once you get down […]

Get adventurous in Queenstown, New Zealand

New Zealand is rapidly gathering a reputation as the adventure capital of the world, with all manner of adrenalin-pumping activities. One of the centers of this action is the town of Queenstown on the South Island, where almost countless exciting activities can be found, including: Bungy jumping: The Nevis Highwire Bungy above the Nevis River […]

Travel Hot Spots – 11 Volcanic Regions Around the World

Rabaul Caldera, Papua New Guinea The Rabaul Caldera on the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea erupted in 1937, 1944, and 1994. In the 1994 eruption, the two craters of Tavurvur and Vulcan erupted simultaneously, covering the nearby town of Rabaul in ash and causing the evacuation of about 90,000 people. The volcanic […]

Extreme Bungee Jumping

The seed was planted in the 1950’s.  David Attenborough returned with his BBC film crew from Pentecost Island in Vanuatu.  What he and his group filmed on that journey can still be found sometimes on TV today.  Young boys, as part of their passage into manhood, would be forced to dive off of tall wooden […]

Sharks from Flickr

Sharks … while most of us have a healthy respect for sharks, for those who are willing to journey down from our world into theirs, there is beauty to be found … In this picture Thomas Vignaud captured the transition from our world into theirs. The lush green island is Moorea located in French Polynesia, […]

Twisting in the Wind: Great European Roller Coaster Videos

Europe, land of castles and culture. But sometimes you need more thrills than a trip to an art museum can give. Sometimes you just want to get the wind in your hair and scream. Here’s a guide to 15 of Europe’s top roller coasters that you’ll want to consult next time you need to let […]

Go spelunking in Slovenia

Slovenia’s Postojnska cave has been attracting tourists for more than 175 years. Indeed, the home to the rare human fish has been visited by humans since as early as the 13th Century. These ancient caverns are home to some of the world’s most spectacular stalactites and stalagmites, as well as rare species of animals and […]

Voluntourism – A New Trend in Travel

An increasing number of travelers are foregoing the usual beach vacation for something more meaningful. Dubbed “voluntourism,” the concept combines travel with helping others around the globe. A typical trip might involve building homes or schools or caring for wildlife in a nature preserve. Most voluntourism trips also include free days to explore the area […]

Southern Utah National Parks: America’s Best Deal

Aerial View of the Colorado River running through Professor Valley in Moab, Utah. Photo courtesy of Sorrel River Ranch Hotel & Spa Resort. Celebrate National Parks Week in Utah: April 17-25, 2010 With 11 national parks and monuments in this southwestern state waiving entrance fees as part of the nationwide event, there’s never been a […]