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National Geographic Endeavour II: The Apogee of Expedition Cruising | Track 25

I spied sea lions while running on the treadmill in the gym, glimpsed manta rays and sea turtles on my walk to the dining room, and ogled schools of flying fish while browsing in the gift shop. Nev…

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13 of the World’s Most Haunted Abandoned Places | Gogobot

By Becky Mahan, Editor It’s that time of year, again. And whether you like visiting haunted houses and creepy, abandoned places, or just reading about them and freaking yourself out, there’s no doubt the world is full of them. Here are 13 (strategic number, by the way) of our favorite creepy, haunted, abandoned places around the world – and a peek into their tortured existence: Chateau Miranda – Belgium This castle was originally built for the French elite, but became a shelter orphanage for children during World War II. It was abandoned in 1980, and ghost hunters love to prowl the overgrown grounds for apparitions and mysterious voices. Priypat – Ukraine You may not recognize the city name, but you’ll know the nuclear plant that had a meltdown near it: Chernobyl exploded in 1986, sending a vast plume of radioactive material across the USSR and Europe. Pripyat, as the homebase for many of the plant workers, got the full brunt of it and was evacuated, leaving it today as an eerie,

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Emerging Destinations: Namibia

From the peaks of the world’s tallest sand dunes to the floor of Africa’s deepest canyon, Namibia is home to flourishing wildlife, vibrant cities and a deep cultural past. With 120 registered caves to explore and a number of opportunities for travelers to hike, kayak, climb and more, Namibia is an emerging destination in the group travel industry. Here’s what you need to know before you go.

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A Unique Glacier Adventure in Alaska – Gate 1 Travel Blog

As peak experiences go, few can match hiking on the gleaming surface of a glacier. Crisp, clean air embraces you at every step. Snow-covered slopes rise for miles to dramatic peaks. And the only so…

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15 Picturesque Lighthouse Hotels Around the World | Fodor’s Travel

Head to these scenic properties for 360-degree water views, the sound of crashing waves, and hardly a neighbor in sight.

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20 Best National Parks for Families

Tall trees, active volcanoes, and awe-inspiring caves await you on your next incredible family getaway, so start planning today!

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Britain’s 13 Most Magical Harry Potter Sites | Fodor’s Travel

From the rocky shores of Scotland to Oxford University, here are 18 places in Britain where Harry Potter comes to life.

Source: Britain’s 13 Most Magical Harry Potter Sites | Fodor’s Travel