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I am a Canadian who loves music and writing. I've been to many places, seen many things, and written all kinds of articles and blogs.

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Climb Mount McKinley

Created on August 07, 2012 by Trevor

With its summit located at an elevation of 20,320 feet, Alaska’s Mount McKinley, one of the famous seven summits, is the highest mountain in both the United States and North America in general. This means that dedicated climbers the world over are drawn to this peak, and as such Mount McKinley is a popular tourist attraction, the most popular in all of Denali National Park and Preserve. In fact, Denali, which means “the high one”, is an alternate name for Mount McKinley. Denali National Park and Preserve is located approximately 240 miles north of the city of Anchorage, Alaska. It is reachable by car, or by way of the Alaska Railroad. In order to get to Mount McKinley, you need only follow the signs once ...

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Visit Deir Mar Musa a Restored Monastery

Created on September 07, 2011 by Trevor

The majesty of Deir Mar Musa al-Habashi (also known as “Monastery of Saint Moses the Abyssinian”) in Syria is tough to explain to one who has not been there. This restored Catholic monastery is located just outside of the town of An-Nabk, which is mentioned a great deal in medieval Arabic literature. The monastery features colourful frescoes that date back as far as the 1000s, and the history of the church goes back as far as the sixth century. As such, this monument may be the best travel destination for those who have an interest in the art of medieval Arabic churches, or even just an interest in religious history. This monument was used extensively as a place for Catholic monks to meditate, and one ...

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Visit the World of Lawrence of Arabia at Wadi Rum

Created on August 18, 2011 by Trevor

World travel is a worthy pursuit in and of itself, but it would mean less if there no amazing landmarks to discover. One such landmark is Wadi Rum. This is a landmark that has long inspired awe, and seeing it for yourself you’ll understand why. One of the main reasons why Wadi Rum is noteworthy is because it is the largest Wadi in all of Jordan, and one of the largest in the entire world. It is essentially carved out of the surrounding granite rock, as well as sandstone. It is a natural wonder. The many hills and mountains about Wadi Rum provide adventurers with some exciting climbing, and they can be seen throughout the area. After all, this is the magical natural world made ...

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Bungee Jumping at Bloukrans Bridge

Created on February 16, 2011 by Trevor

Bloukrans Bridge in South Africa, which can be found close to Nature’s Valley in the Western Cape, represents a milestone in your world travel, since it is home of the world’s highest bridge bungee jumping facility made for commercial use, Bloukrans Bridge Bungee. This bungee jump sits high up at 216 metres, making it an intense challenge for even experienced bungee jumpers. It may be difficult to resist the urge to cop out once you get a glimpse of the height above the river. It goes without saying that the view is both amazing and intimidating. However, if you can make yourself do it, the experience is exhilarating. This bungee jump was first established in 1990, and is said to be the first one established ...

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Aspendos

Created on December 19, 2010 by Trevor

In existence since 1994, the Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival is an annual event organized by the Turkish State Opera and Ballet directorate. This international festival, which was named 5th among 10 best opera festivals by England’s Independent newspaper, features ballet and opera companies hailing from various countries throughout the world. Past visiting companies have included the Ankara State Opera and Ballet, the Mersin State Opera and Ballet, and the famous Deutsche Oper Berlin. Classics of the opera and ballet genres are the usual fodder at this festival, with the list of past performed works including Georges Bizet’s Carmen, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Magic Flute. This festival, one of the largest festivals of its kind in the world, is known ...

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Olympic Complex in Barcelona

Created on October 08, 2010 by Trevor

The Olympic Ring in Barcelona, which is known as Anella Olimpica in the Spanish language, has the distinction of serving as the main site for the summer Olympics of 1992. This epic structure reminds one of the grandeur of Olympic competition. There are several different facets to the Olympic Ring. Olympic Stadium, also known as Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, was originally built in 1927 in an attempt to get the 1936 Olympics in the Barcelona. The bid failed, but the stadium is an astounding sight. The capacity is around 60,000, and the stadium was renovated for the 1992 Summer Olympics with new grandstands and other flourishes. This is really a pretty straight-up stadium, but nonetheless it bears the traces of Olympic greatness. The Palau Sant ...

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Be a Part of World Politics at the United Nations

Created on August 04, 2010 by Trevor

In terms of awe-inspiring tourist attractions, the United Nations Headquarters in New York City is up there. For starters the structure is massive, with the entire headquarters taking up something like 18 acres of space. The buildings’ architecture is a marvel in itself. Completed in 1952, the United Nations Headquarters’ Secretariat Building reaches 155 metres straight up to the sky, though the General Assembly building, which has a domed shape, houses the largest room in the entire complex, the General Assembly Hall, where the meetings of the United Nations are held. This room, which apparently has a capacity of around 1,800, is incredible. While standing in this massive room, you can almost feel the history. This is an unprecedented spot in world travel, the place ...

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Great Mosque of Samarra

Created on July 02, 2010 by Trevor

The Great Mosque of Samarra in Iraq, which has its roots in the 9th century, is one of the most important religious landmarks you’ll find even if you travel the world over. The word Samarra is thought to mean “A joy for all who see”, and it’s easy to understand why. Commissioned by Abbasid caliph Al-Mutawakkil, who ruled Samarra for a period of time in the 800s, this mosque was once the largest mosque in the world, capable of accommodating tens of thousands of people. In fact, this iconic structure still represents one of the largest mosques in the world. When factoring in the archaeological significance of the area, it’s no wonder that Samarra, one of Iraq’s holy cities, was declared an UNESCO World Heritage ...

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Hear the Roar of Taiko Drummers During the Gion Matsuri Festival

Created on July 02, 2010 by Trevor

For the last thousand years, the thundering sounds of the Japanese taiko drum has seen off evil spirits, signalled the start of war, and celebrated festivals. Once believed to have been inhabited by gods, the drum soon found its place in religion, and its sounds can be heard during the month long Gion Matsuri Festival in July. Commonly referred to as “Gion-san”, Kyoto, Japan’s annual Gion Matsuri festival is held at the historic Yasaka-jinja Shrine. This site is home to much Japanese history, having been first built in 656, and being a shrine that has always curried the favour of the Japanese government, going back to the emperors of the 10th century. This shrine is simply incredible to gaze upon, encompassing a number of ancient, ...

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Take a Sake Brewery Tour in Niigata, Japan

Created on June 09, 2010 by Trevor

The sake breweries of Niigata are one of the most interesting world travel destinations. Even those of us lucky enough to have been to many places have to admit, it's easy to get swept up by the vast beauty of the rice fields that are kept in order to create that characteristic Japanese drink, sake. And there are no less than 96 sake breweries in this area of Japan alone. The sake itself is delightful. In fact, it is known throughout Japan for the light colour it has, as well as its delicate flavour. I’m no sake connoisseur, but Niigata sake is like something I’ve never tasted before. They say what gives the sake from this area its distinct taste is the fact that the ...

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The world's only Mainland Albatross Colony, Dunedin

Created on December 02, 2009 by Trevor

There’s only one place to see the Royal Albatross in a mainland setting, and that’s the Otago Peninsula in Dunedin, New Zealand, the second-largest city on the country’s south island. The Royal Albatross Centre is located here, at the tip of the peninsula known as Taiaroa Head. With historical roots running back at least to the 14th century, and boasting involvement in both world wars, this area is intriguing for several reasons. However, the birds are the main attraction. True to its name, the Royal Albatross Centre offers visitors an incredible up-close view of these noble animals. You could take part in world travel for the rest of your life and not find a setting as beautiful and unique as this albatross colony. The birds ...

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Khara-Khoto, Inner Mongolia

Created on September 22, 2009 by Trevor

If you have an interest in world travel and Asian history, Khara-Khoto (also known as Eji Nai City), a city found in the western section of Inner Mongolia, may be one of the best options for your holiday. Sometimes called the black city, the Tangut people founded Khara-Khoto in the early 1000s, and it was a prominent trading centre throughout the 11th century. Surrounded by the Badain Jaran desert, legend has it that the city had its water supply, the Ejin River, diverted by the Ming Dynasty, and the ensuing defeat of Khara-Khoto caused its inhabitants to leave it in ruins late in the 14th century. Most Europeans first heard about the legendary city through the writings of Marco Polo, who referred to Khara-Khoto as ...

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Mud Volcanoes

Created on July 25, 2009 by Trevor

For those who want to take in one of the most unique natural wonders of the world, some say the best place to travel is the mud volcanoes of Azerbaijan. The east coast of Azerbaijan is bordered by the famous Caspian Sea, and this is where the volcanoes in question are located, just about 400 of them in total. This number makes up more than half of the mud volcanoes in the entire world. The volcanoes are powered by a reservoir of mud deep below the surface, which is known for becoming active at unexpected times. If you’re lucky you might see one of them shooting flames in the sky hundreds of metres up, in a spectacle that is truly like no other. Such an ...

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Dive the Rocky Drops of the Poor Knights Islands

Created on July 05, 2009 by Trevor

With high drops and deep waters, the Poor Knights Islands around the Northland Region of New Zealand are the best place to travel when it comes to diving spots. In fact, there are several different spots around the Poor Knights Islands which have become famous for the fine diving opportunities they provide to visitors. One of the most famous locations around this area is the Northern Arch. This spot features a pair of walls with a 35 metre drop. A bonus of diving in this spot is the amazing marine life that can be spotted here, including several different types of fish travelling in schools. Thanks to the currents running through this area, stingrays may be seen here, and there have even been shark sightings. ...

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