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The most fascinating ruins

Ruins; impressive structures made by man and destroyed by time, have always fascinated me. There is something truly interesting about walking around ancient ruins and imagining what life must have been like at the time. Below are just a few of my favorites and quite frankly all ruins and the stories behind them interest me. Timgad was a Roman colonial town in North Africa founded by the Emperor Trajan around 100 AD. It is located in modern-day Algeria, about 35 km east of the town of Batna. Located at the intersection of six roads, the city was walled but not fortified. Originally designed for a population of around 15,000, the city quickly outgrew its original specifications and spilled beyond the orthogonal grid in a more loosely-organized fashion.
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5 Must-See Islands

Isla de Vieques, is an island municipality of Puerto Rico in the northeastern Caribbean. Unspoiled beaches and wildlife are abundant on the island but what makes Isla de Vieques so special; Of the seven bioluminescent bays in the world, Puerto Mosquito is said to have the most impressive thanks to the clarity of the water found here! Aside from the incredible bioluminescent bay, Vieques is home to a number of beautiful unspoiled beaches. When traveling there it is almost a crime to not visit Navio beach. We recommend renting a truck and driving down the dirt roads to isolated beaches with those amazing crystal clear blue waters. Park your rental under a palm tree and you may not see another person for the remainder of the morning.
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Ten places you've never heard of but must see

You've probably never heard of these places but I absolutely recommend at least adventuring to one of these ten fabulous destinations. 10. Lake Ohrid is sprawled across the mountainous border between the southwest of Macedonia and the east of Albania. The lake itself is a world heritage site and is one of Europe's oldest lakes with over 200 endemic species, preserving a truly unique aquatic ecosystem. Along the coast you can witness the abundance of waterbirds from the endangered dalmatian pelican, the ferruginous duck, and the majestic swan, just to name a few. The Ohrid region is also known as an important cultural and religious center, the monastery at Plaosnik was one of the oldest universities in Western Europe dating prior to the 10th century.
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Unique and Unusual Destinations

Working at a vacation company I come across the "typical" destinations that everybody dreams of, golden beaches draped in sun, on a daily basis. As fun as the beach may be (and believe me I love the beach), I thought it would be interesting to find some destinations that people wouldn't think of right away when they thought vacation, but that still have a lot to offer to the traveler. Greenland has no 5 star hotels or spas but what you will lack in pampering will make up for itself in unparalleled views of fjords, glaciers and wildlife. Greenland has 24 hours of sunshine in the summer, and flights only go there from May to the end of August. The largest island in the world Greenland also has a rich history with Norse ruins dating back to the 1400's. We urge you to take an unusual vacation this summer and discover what Greenland has to offer.
Greenland
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Destinations with Deeper Meanings

A cumulation of the top ten places people can deepen their understanding of self. These fascinating places have been chosen on different criteria including; rich cultural history, a blend of different nations, friendly and helpful locals, and past travelers People have reporting that they returned with a deeper meaning of themselves, spirituality and the world. If this sounds like the type of vacation you have been looking for, this article is a must read. Mumbai, India formerly known as Bombay, is the most populous city in India and the second most populous city in the world. This 3000 year old city is home to two world heritage sites, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) and the Elephanta Caves. Mumbai's culture is a blend of traditional festivals, food, music and theatres. The city offers a sophisticated and diverse lifestyle with a variety of food, entertainment and night life.
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Review of Amanpuri in Pansea Beach, Thailand

When I arrived to Phuket Airport I was immediately greeted by an Amanpuri representative in a 700 Series BMW. I knew this resort thought first class service was of the utmost importance. Named after the Sanksrit word for 'peace' Amanpuri Resort captures that exact feeling. As soon as I stepped foot in this secluded coconut grove tranquility washed through me. Witnessing the most spectacular view of the Andaman Sea, I instantly became one with the local landscape. My lodging choice landed me interspersed in the resort's coconut palms. It's as if I were sleeping in the Rainforest itself. Beautifully decorated bamboo and hardwood floors surrounded me. The delicate Thai art and antiques seemed to just belong where they were placed. The bedding was light and fresh and I must say that I slept like a baby. I found the accommodations a flawless balance of nature and decadence.
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11 Airport Travel Tips

1. Confirm your flight. All you have to do is call your airline or go online, do this at least 48 hours prior to your flight. 2. Go over your flight information with a family member or friend and make sure they have a photocopy of your passport, flight info, hotel you're staying at, tours or theme parks you're visiting, etc.. 3. Sign your passport and fill out the emergency section. 4. Register your travel plans prior to departure with your own governments travel (State) department so they can contact you in case of emergency. 5. Make sure your luggage and carry on meet the requirements and have clear identification labels with your address and phone number in case of loss. You can always check the airline's website for the appropriate sizes. 6. Pack your valuables and medication in your carry on, make sure to only carry valuables you will use and medication you will need during your stay. 7. Medication should always be kept in its original container with the pharmacy label clearly stating the doctor's name, the name of the medication, the reason for why you are on the medication and your name. 8. Have your plane ticket, boarding pass and passport readily accessible in your carry on. 9. Call your hotel and confirm your reservation. 10. Stop at the airport's information booth and find out what you're allowed to bring back, they should have an up to date pamphlet. 11. Exchange your money before departure. You will usually get a better rate this way and it will also prevent you from pulling out money abroad.
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Top Rated and Child Friendly Resorts

Your family vacation should be a memorable one for both you and your children. Important vacation amenities will include; infant cribs or beds for your baby or toddler, engaging activities that won't only keep the kids having fun but also have an educational twist. What I think is most important however is making sure my vacation is stress free. Resorts that cater towards a family's needs are becoming increasingly more popular, as travel still remains a great way to create happy family memories. So let's take a look at my top 5 child-friendly resorts ...
Beaches Turks & Caicos
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Travel Guide to Anguilla

Found East of Puerto Rico and North of St. Martin, is Anguilla; a British Overseas Territory. The main island measurely a mere 35 square miles or 90 square kilometres. Anguilla also has several outer islands and cays, most of which are uninhabited. The name "Anguilla" derives from the word "eel", which is thought to be based on the islands shape. Interestingly, Anguilla only introduced its first type of income tax in 2011, which was at a rate of 3%.
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