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Huka Falls

Originally posted on for the love of nike :
Huka Falls are a set of torrential waterfalls on the North Island of New Zealand. In the photos below, you get the fell for the water’s pace. What’s even crazier is that you can ride a jetboat down this thing. What’s a jetboat? Oh just a teeny tiny little speed boat that can navigate on only 4 inches of water. In true New Zealand spirit, Kiwis drive these little devils, loaded with screaming tourists, around like there isn’t a rock or a waterfall in sight. Only in New Zealand. It’s pretty amazing and terrifying. The American in me kept wonder, “wait–when are we going to sign a liability waiver?”

Sky Gardens London

Originally posted on Lucy Snewin:
So heres to another London post. I went up to London to celebrate one of my friends 21st birthday! This included the visit to Pizza Union, Sky Gardens and then drinks and dinner in Southgate at Giraffe. The weather in London on the day wasn’t great and was pretty much your typical British weather, dreary and wet. But we still made the most of it! The sky garden is located in the nicknamed building – Walky talky, because it really does look like one! Looking around the 34 storey building was amazing! It had such a ambient atmosphere! There were drinks and cakes you could purchase I shared a hot chocolate and slice of cheesecake with my sister, but I could have had one to myself it was so yummy! However the prices were a little much, but what can you expect its London?!? Once we got to the top the views were amazing! If only the weather had been better and we could have gone outside onto the balcony…

Vibes of Osaka

Originally posted on #TicketAway:
Before going to Osaka, you will hear many thing about this city: the best night life in Japan, friendly and relaxed people, amazing street food and the vibrant atmosphere. This is is all true! Situated right in the center of the main Japan’s island, Osaka is a must stop for those who want to see and explore the urban side of Japan, yet explore the beautiful Kansai region with day trips. Nara, Himeji castle, Kobe with its famous and expensive beef, even Hiroshima are an easy JR train ride away from Osaka. Here is my photo journey though the different sides of Osaka. Urban Osaka: Watching the sunset from the top of the Umeda Sky Building is a must for the urban jungle lovers Dotonbori – the most famous street food neighborhood in the world ….and the food The concept of conveyor belt sushi restaurant was invented in Osaka Okonomiyaki pancake/omelet Takoyaki balls filled with dry octopus meat is another one signature dish of Osaka More sushi! And of course interesting…

Knick Knacks From My Trip to New York

Originally posted on Hunida's Blog:
Fettuccine Gummi in Watermelon & Puchao in Strawberry Red Dragon Mug w/ Lid Chopsticks Items Purchased at: Pearl River Mart in Chelsea Market Address: 75 9th Avenue, New York, New York 10011 Trincheras – 70% Dark Chocolate from Venezuela Item Purchased at: The Meadow in Greenwich Village Address: 523 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014 Two T-Shirts for Boyfriend Items Purchased at: A Chinatown Street Store *I was too aggressive while unpacking my bags and I broke the ashtray I also bought for him here. :(* Souvenir Photo from Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise Item Purchased at: Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise Address: Pier 83, West 42nd Street, New York, New York 10036 Mini Statue of Liberty New York Shot Glass New York Apple Mini Snow Globe Mod New York Exhibit Magnets Items Purchased at: Museum of The City of New York Address: 5th Avenue & 103rd Street, New York, New York 10029 New York, New York Postcard Free Gift From: CitySights Visitor Center Address: 777 8th Avenue, New York,…

Singapore: The World in One City

Originally posted on mypassengerdiaries:
On a trip to Singapore with our high school friends five years ago, we got separated from the rest of the group. The two of us – plus our best friend – got lost in the middle of the city with no working phones, no maps, and no idea where to go. We walked around with no direction, visiting little shops and trying street foods in a very unfamiliar area. That’s when we saw it: a tiny street with low-rise buildings painted in crazy colors and beautiful murals. We thought it was so different from what we usually saw in Singapore, so we decided to explore. It turned out we were in Haji Lane, just off the Arab Quarter. Boutique stores lined the street, interrupted in parts by chic cafés and restaurants. Beautiful paintings decorated vacant walls, and people lined up to get photos in front of them (we did too!). https://www.flickr.com/photos/134274848@N05/37297234085/in/album-72157686791755273/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/134274848@N05/24353153728/in/dateposted-public/ Just off the street, we could see the Sultan Mosque standing proudly with the Singaporean skyline in the…

Buckeye Lake Winery: A Hidden Wine Oasis in Ohio!

Originally posted on The Guinea Pig Traveler:
A lake and wine tasting? Sign me up! I snagged a Groupon to go to the Buckeye Lake Winery outside of Columbus, Ohio and invited a couple of friends to join Marc and me. The tasting was delicious, beautiful, and I found a new favorite food!   Our GPS lasted the whole drive, but I will warn all those seeking the winery (and lake) that we thought we were lost several times before spotting the tiny wooden winery sign. For the wine tasting, we were seated in a large tasting room with a gorgeous view of Buckeye Lake. The room was airy and light, and we relaxed to enjoy the alcohol 😊 We enjoyed our tasting director and my favorite wine was the Sweet Lake View white wine. The wines were fantastic, I liked more than I normally do (Marc and I are big fans of generally just white and sweet). We found some reds we really enjoyed as well! But the unexpected part of this wine tasting…

Disney Hidden Gems: Nomad Lounge

Originally posted on Me, Myself and Everything Else:
Happy Monday Babes! Today I wanted to talk about something I really love and that’s Disney! I’m sure you could already tell from previous Disney posts or my instagrams: since the time I was little Disney has been something I’ve loved.? I’ve gone with my family many times as a kid and growing up, and then with friends as I got older, and now Nick and I have made it our thing. We enjoy the parks and the movies and it’s something we love even more now that we live in Orlando. When we got here one of the first things we did was we got season passes and they are the best! They have no blackout days and make it so we can go whenever we want even if only for an hour or two (which we’ve totally done!). One thing Nick and I have enjoyed though is finding things that aren’t so “Disney” in Disney. What I mean is sometimes it’s nice to find something…

Ireland! 50 Shades of Green!

via uma HilaryStyle Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, surrounded by lush green landscape all year long, I was skeptical about the idea that there could be anywhere more green, I mean just as green, sure, but MORE green, no way… Okay, I was wrong, Ireland has the PNW beat, because not only are there 50+ shades of the most intense green you’ve ever seen and then some, but there are castles too!  You’ve got to have castles!! Driving from Cork to Killarney we experienced not only all those beautiful shades of green, but its possible to have weather from all four seasons within one day, if not the hour, which made our drive, not only stunningly beautiful, but eventful as well!  Rain, wind, sun, clouds you name it… White caps on the lake! Planning to explore nearby areas we spent three nights in Killarney, the gateway to the Ring of Kerry and the perfect little… View original post 764 more words

Destination: Cambria, California

Originally posted on The Finicky Cynic:
Hello, fellow bloggers! After spending this past week recalling my travels in Scandinavia during the summer of 2012 (for the post that started it all, check it out here), next on my “Throwback Travels” takes us all the way back to 2010, when I spent a good amount of it visiting different parts of California and Nevada. I’ll refer to this series of travel posts this week as the “West Coast,” even though I didn’t visit all of the states in that certain geographical location. But I digress. Any case, let’s start the travels from the good ol’ US of A…West Coast-style! 🙂 It was the summer of 2010; I was a soon-to-be high school senior who had spent the time figuring out colleges to apply to, as well as beginning to draft my personal statements and taking (and retaking) the SATs for good scores to get me in to some of the best schools out there. In the meantime, it was summer, meaning that?there were plenty of opportunities…

Glamping in Asheville

Originally posted on daisyfrancesca:
Disclaimer: I’ve never been camping. The disclaimer is necessary because it definitely influenced my experience and I don’t want to skew your thoughts of glamping just because my expectations were very off. Anyway! Since there are nonstop flights from Jacksonville to Asheville now, my friend Kristina flew to Asheville and I met her there. Since we were feeling adventurous, we decided in try glamping instead of staying in a hotel. I actually found Asheville Glamping because they had liked a picture of mine on Instagram. So we roamed the website and landed upon the Deluxe Belle Tent. If you aren’t sure what “glamping” is, we stayed in a tent that had AC, WIFI, a bed, tv, lights, etc. There was also a full bathroom next to the tent. Basically super fancy camping. I’m not sure what my expectations were, but this was a lot closer to camping then I thought it would be. I don’t think that’s a bad thing, but there were times where it was. Because it had rained…