World Cup Spikes Amazon Tribal Tourism

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A tourist dances with members of the Amazonian Tatuyo tribe in their village in the Rio Negro (Black River) near Manaus city, a World Cup host city, June 23, 2014. Because of their proximity to host city Manaus and their warm welcome, the Tatuyo have enjoyed three weeks of brisk business thanks to the World Cup. Usually, they host between 10 and 30 tourists a day. During the World Cup, this number has rocketed to 250 a day, They have become richer and other communities now come to them to sell them juices and fishes. (Photo by Andres Stapff/Reuters)

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The Swing at the End of the World

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The Swing at the end of the world is an entertainment only the most courageous adventurers will be able to experience.

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“Wei Sang” – A Traditional Praying Festival in Tibet

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Tibetans throw praying papers as they gather for a traditional praying festival called “Wei Sang”, in Hongyuan county of Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province. The festival is usually held in every May or June, when Tibetans burn tree branches to create smoke and throw praying papers to wish for good fortunes and a better pasture season.

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Giant Underground Trampolines Tipped as Next Big Tourist Attraction in Wales

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Photograph: B White

Blaenau Ffestiniog’s slate mine has been turned into a trampoline theme park for the summer. It’s a marvellous installation – and a long way from your average cave tour.

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Antelope Valley: The California Poppy Reserve

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The California golden poppy is growing not only throughout California, but also in neighboring states. Antelope Valley is a nature reserve and is the largest habitat of this plant.

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Breast Cancer Patient’s Mission Impossible – to Walk Along China’s Great Wall

Ms Slykhuis, 69, is an Australian who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. But cancer has not stopped her from embarking on a journey exploring the Great Wall. Starting at Yumen Pass, northwest Gansu province, she trekked more than 3,000 kilometers in six years.

The idea of walking along the Great Wall originated in 1999 when she took care of an elderly Alzheimer patient as a volunteer in an Australian hospital. Sylvia learnt that the patient went to China before. The patient was noncompliant until one day Sylvia mentioned the Great Wall. Later Slykhuis promised her patient that she will fulfill his dream – walking along China’s Great Wall.

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Sylvia Slykhuis poses for a photo at the stone tablet for San Guankou Great Wall in Ningxia on May 10, 2014. (Photo: Wang Peng)

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Mesmerizing Katikies Hotel & Resort in Greece

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When it comes to dream vacation destinations, few places around the world rival the Katikies hotel in Santorini, Greece. This place is pure magic.

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Fantastic Urban Art from Above

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309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regneration Group – Tuscon, Arizona. (Photo by Digital Globe/Caters News)

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Plitvice Lakes National Park

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The Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia’s most popular tourist attraction, was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979. The beauty of the National Park lies in its sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species. The National Park covers a total area of 300 square kilometres, whilst the lakes join together over a distance of eight kilometres.

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AKA Luxury Mobile Suite

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AKA, the innovative brand of luxury extended stay accommodations, is launching the worlds first mobile suite in partnership with Airstream 2 G…

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Beautiful Scenery of Hulun Buir Grassland

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The livestock graze on the grassland of Hulun Buir, North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, June 16, 2014. Grass has been flourishing in Hunlun Buir due to sufficient rainfall and warm weather since June. (Photo: Xinhua)

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Girl Travels Europe with Cardboard Cutout of Late Father

Jinna Yang, a 25-year-old Chinese girl born in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.A., went on a trek through Europe carrying a cardboard cutout of her father, who died from cancer two years ago.

She quit her fashion job in New York City, gave up her apartment, sold most of her clothes and brought her “father” with her as she traveled across Europe, in order to take him to all the countries he wanted to visit, while he was alilve. She put the pictures online in hopes of spurring others to follow their dreams and aspirations.

“I want the world to know who my dad was,” Yang explains. And, thanks to her creative homage, people approached her as she traveled, asking about the cutout and wanting to know more about her and her project. It led to strangers sharing their own stories of grief and loss. “That’s the great thing about traveling,” she says. “It really was healing for me.”

Now, Yang is planning her next trip, this time to Spain and Croatia. And, of course, dad will be right there with her.

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Le Louvre, in Paris, France; according to Yang, her father ran a dry-cleaning business in Norfolk, Virginia, where he worked for 12 hours a day for six days per week. (Photo: CFP)

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Amazing Treehouse Restaurant Delivers Food Using Zipline

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Treehouse restaurants and hotels have become all the rage these days, but the Sonevia Kri resort in Thailand offers up a treepod dining experience where waiters deliver your food using zip lines.

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The Most Beautiful Waterfalls on Earth

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There’s something about waterfalls that is absolutely magical – it’s really Mother Nature’s way of strutting her stuff. We’ve travelled the globe and scoured the web to round up the 25 most beautiful Waterfalls on Earth.

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Man Takes the World’s Most Impressive Selfie. You Gotta See How Far He Climbed.

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British travel company boss Lee Thompson has made a name for himself in the online fight to take the most awesome selfie by taking one from the top of the iconic Cristo Redentor (Christ The Redeemer) statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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