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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!). 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…

5 Don’ts For When You’re Traveling

Originally posted on Rosie Culture:
1. Don’t forget a back up plan Even trips where you’re winging it require some kind of plan. You never know when the bus you bought tickets for will get delayed and leave you with no ride to the airport (cough, cough, Greyhound). 2. Don’t overpack Carry ons are really all you need. I usually bring a few pieces I can swap around and create new outfits out of. 3. Don’t forget the do not disturb sign I don’t know about you guys, but the one thing I hate about hotels is always being intruded on – which is why I prefer airbnb’s. Someone is always knocking to clean or calling to ask something and I just want to be alone! 4. Don’t glue yourself to your phone My favorite part about going out of the country is only having wifi when I’m chilling in the hotel. I don’t really preach putting your phone down often, but it’s nice when you’re on vacation to enjoy the moment and the people…

Beer in Situ: Something Brewery (Brighton, CO, USA)

Originally posted on Reverse Retrograde:
The Pertinents 117 N Main St A, Brighton, CO 80601, USA Founded in 2012 The Space It’s a big bar with a lot of space, and it feels very modern for the quaintness of downtown Brighton. I liked the ‘porch’ on the front of the place, so that you could sit outside and enjoy the amazing skies Eastern Colorado offers. They have long opening hours and a breathalyzer in the back, just in case. It’s clear that they’ve done a great job bringing in a slightly different crowd from your average hipstery brewpub, and that they work in the community to foster ties as Brighton grows and changes. Every night of the week has a different theme, from flip night to Cards Against Humanity. The Beer Overall, good. Not awesome, but good. They have created a line of tea-infused beer that is interesting and fresh-tasting, and vanilla seems to play a big role (at least in the beers we tried). The smooth Charon’s Obol is a yummy Irish Red Ale. I…

A Subway With Its Own Library

Originally posted on cup of tea with that book, please:
Credit: The New York Times ? Ever left your house without your book and was facing a long commute to work? Now New Yorkers don’t have to face that dreaded outcome. The New York Public Library, Queens Public Library, and Brooklyn Public Library, in partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) created a great reading project titled “Subway Library”, free ebooks for your ever daunting commute. These are free downloadable books excerpts or full text that can be accessed through the libraries’ e-reader app, the SimplyE. This is how it works: When you enter any subway station, connect to the Transit Wireless WiFi Once logged on, you’ll see a prompt to go and visit And start browsing! They have various categories ranging from “New York Stories” to “International Tales”. It also organized books for those rare quick commutes or long reads for that ever daily occurring long/delayed commutes. And don’t forget to lookout for the “library” train! This train has 10 subway cars covered to…