Egypt's White Desert, a national park made up of calcium rock formations in the middle of the Sahara Desert, is a site to see especially during sunset. The seemingly luminescent white rocks really do look like the surface of the moon. On your way to the White Desert, you can visit the Black Desert, Crystal Mountain, and Lake Marun.
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After a year of traveling, former Business Insider correspondent Harrison Jacobs saw himself returning to the city of Ubud in Bali. Ubud has a rich history of being the spiritual and mystical center of Bali. From Russian-style spa clubs to exploring forests filled with monkeys, Ubud has unique experiences for locals and tourists.
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The Grand Canyon has been around for millions of years and its orange and red rocks tell a story of its age. You can learn more about the history of the Grand Canyon at the Yavapai Observation Station. The views are breathtaking all year round and even on cloudy days, especially on the Bright Angel Trail. The Kanab and Havasu creeks are also bodies of water you can experience along with the Colorado River.
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If you love "Vanderpump Rules," TomTom is a must see. The overall vibe reflects the personalities of Tom Shwartz and Tom Sandoval even down to the dish names. Try a Sandoval original cocktail and pair it with the Bubbapump Shrimp Tacos. Don't forget to spot the Toms' mid-kiss portrait — even Chrissy Teigan and John Legend took a picture with the portrait.
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A new cottage at a farm in the UK is attracting "Harry Potter" fans from all around the world thanks to its resemblance to Hagrid's hut in the films. The farm's Ground Keeper's Cottage, which opened in April, can accommodate up to six guests, and has a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and living space. It costs £295 ($384 USD at the time of writing) to stay there for one night.
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Spain is a traveler's dream. It has a variety of climates — one day you can be lounging on La Concha beach in the coastal city of San Sebastián and the next skiing the slopes in Granada — and a number of culinary styles. Central Spain is known for roast meats and stews, Cataluña for casserole, and Northern Spain and Andalucía for seafood. From eating at the world's oldest restaurant to taking a zip line to Portugal, here are 10 things you can't miss on a trip to Spain.
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Few places on Earth offer a better chance of spotting celebrities than Los Angeles, which draws more than 45 million visitors each year. The city offers beaches, museums, and plenty of shopping. But as magical as Los Angeles is, a few days of never-ending traffic on the 405 can take a toll on even the most steadfast traveler. Luckily, plenty of places in the Golden State are just as beautiful — and a lot less traffic-jammed.
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Whether it's your first time in open water or the hundredth entry in your logbook, these scuba locations provide the ultimate bucket list for explorers, adventurers, and ardent scuba divers no matter their skill level. Each location offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the magic of our world's oceans — from an armchair or with scuba gear in tow. From the Bahamas, to the Azores, to Antartica, here are some of the best scuba locations in the world.
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Get out your magnifying glasses. Or, should we say wine glasses? The Napa Valley Wine Train is teaming up the Murder Mystery Company to host a speakeasy-themed murder mystery tour. While on a three-hour wine tour, passengers will help solve a 1920's-themed murder mystery. Guests are encouraged to dress the part. The Murder Mystery Tour train will run on specific days between April and November.
Going to a brand new place can be overwhelming enough with a friend by your side, but when you're on your own, it has the potential to feel rather lonely and potentially nerve-wracking. There are certain places that are just a little more friendly toward solo travelers than others. If you're looking to travel alone, consider planning a trip to New Zealand or Japan. Here are 13 destinations that are great for solo travel.
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Business Insider correspondent Harrison Jacobs paid $22 to walk across the famous glass bridge that spans China's "Grand Canyon," and it was the worst experience he had in a year of traveling the world for work. While the scenery was beautiful, the site was overrun with tourists, the tickets were overpriced, the glass was so scuffed that it was difficult to see to the floor below, and it was hard to see any point to the visit except for taking a selfie. This is what it was like.
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Florida is home to some fun and relaxing attractions for people of any age. Depending on which parts of Florida you visit, you could soak up the sun on white-sand beaches one day and explore famous amusement parks the next. Plus, Florida can be a great place to visit year-round for those who love a bit of warm weather — it's called the Sunshine State for a reason. From what to eat to which cities to visit, here's a useful guide to planning a trip to Florida.
Many travel destinations are filled with impressive photo ops, and TripAdvisor Experiences has made a ranking of the most photo-friendly cities in the world. To create the list, TripAdvisor took a look at the cities where travelers booked the most photography tours in 2018. From New York City to Santorini, here are the 10 most Instagram-worthy vacation destinations.
From the winery-dotted Napa Valley and winding roads of the Pacific Coast Highway to the natural beauty of Yosemite and star-studded streets of Los Angeles, the options for experiencing the magic of the Golden State are endless. No matter what part of the state you choose to visit, your eyes are in for a treat. Don't believe us? Take a quick photo road trip with us to see why California is the place to be.
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More than 30 million people visit Sydney, Australia, each year but there's a lot more to see than the iconic Opera House. Whether you want to catch some waves, see wildlife up close, or experience local cuisine, there is a lot to explore in Australia. From Melbourne to Byron Bay, here are 12 places to visit in Australia that aren't Sydney.
One of the most decorated luxury hotels in the world, the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, was recently named the "best hotel in the world" by the Ultratravel Awards. Right next door is its sister hotel, the five-star Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Business Insider correspondent Harrison Jacobs stayed at both hotels to find just how much more luxurious the Burj Al Arab is than the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
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Business Insider correspondent Harrison Jacobs visited more than 20 countries in a year. Everyone's experience of a place is different, altered by dozens of factors from weather and season to the randomness of meeting a friendly local in a pub or bumping into someone on the street having a bad day. Here are the five most unforgettable places Jacobs saw, and exactly what you should do there to get off the standard tourist route.
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From the geysers of Yellowstone National Park to the Acadia National Park and the stunning White Mountains of New Hampshire, each location will fuel your wanderlust. Each location offers a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to explore the magic of North America's national parks. From Ohio to Arizona, here are some of the best national parks.
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Visitors to Spain's Canary Islands generally stay on the island of Tenerife. But those looking for a more under-the-radar vacation spot may want to visit the oft-overlooked island of La Palma. On the northeast coast of this relatively untouched, forest-covered island sits Faro Punta Cumplida, a 152-year-old lighthouse that has recently been renovated into a dreamy hotel. Here is what it's like to stay in a lighthouse with gorgeous, panoramic views of the ocean in La Palma.
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