“You must understand that there is more than one path to the top of the mountain.” (Miyamoto Musashi)

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Into The Darkness: Ponicova Cave

Call it a natural tunnel if you like. Or better yet, a testimony to the power of water, stubbornly making its way, piercing mountains if need be. A speck of light in the distance lets us know we’re close. As we head towards it, the stream we saw disappearing earlier resurfaces, getting wider and deeper …

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Sinaia, Queen of Carpathian Resorts

In 1883, the legendary Orient Express made its first run, connecting the west and east by a luxury train turned five-star hotel. On its way, it stopped in Sinaia, the summer residence of the Romanian Royal Family, where King Carol I himself greeted travelers, inviting them all to visit his castle at the foothills of …

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Rock Climbing and Hot Springs in Băile Herculane

  Let’s face it, it was the 2014 Petzl RocTrip that put Romania on the climbing map. I knew it would live up to the challenge, but did you? Băile Herculane was the trip’s first base camp. From here, the team continued to Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece and Turkey, bringing some often overlooked climbing spots into …

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7 Wonders Of The Modern World – The Best Manmade Attractions To Visit In 2016

7 Modern Day Wonders That Should Be On Every Traveler’s List The original list of Seven Wonders of the World was made over 2,000 years ago by Greek travelers, and all but the Great Pyramid of Giza unfortunately no longer exist. Varying fates caused them to be no more, but in their wake comes newer …

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The Uncommon Path: 8 lesser-known sights of Malta you need to visit

When it comes to Malta, it’s usually one of those dream destinations you’ve had your itinerary picked out for since the first day you saw a picture of the Amalfi Coast in National Geographic or Travel + Leisure. But if you leave it up to the mainstream travel guides, you’ll miss all the cool spots …

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Adventure Seeking on a Cruise

When you consider taking a cruise for your vacation, it’s all too easy to picture yourself lazing around on deck with a cocktail in hand, disembarking only to spend the day sat on a beach. And that’s great if you’re seeking some timeout from the regular routine. However, if it’s adventure you want, you can …

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25 Staggering Facts You Might Like To Know About Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe: the final frontier. Too obscure for some travelers to even consider adding it to their bucket list, so rarely does it enter the spotlight that very few bother to find out what lies around the corner. At the borderline between two strong currents, the assimilating west and conservative east, these realms do not …

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Back to the Roots: Hiking the Lycian Way

The compact mountainous territory between present day Turkey’s cities of Fethiye and Antalya was once inhabited by the Lycians, ancient people with a strong desire for freedom and unity, characteristics greatly admired by the Greeks and envied by classical writers. The name itself comes from the Hittite word “Lukka,” meaning light. It was this very …

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