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  • Bangkok Seashell Museum Photo Gallery
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    Bangkok Seashell Museum Photo Gallery Sitting alongside Silom Road right in the heart of Bangkok lies the Bangkok Seashell Museum. Always a fan of unique and offbeat museums, I decided to stop on in the other day with a friend who was visiting town. The small but modern Bangkok Seashell Museum is three stories and is packed full of thousands and thousands of seashells from hundreds of different species all painstakingly arranged by size and color into elaborate displays. Most…
    in Thailand
  • What's the Grub in Florida? 6 Famous Eats
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    What's the Grub in Florida? 6 Famous Eats Most people head to the sunshine state for a dose of its unrivalled surf and sand, the golf courses, and some of the world’s best theme parks and nature reserves, but Florida is also home to other great options like a variety of delicious culturally diverse foods. So if you’re looking to head down to Florida for a relaxing vacation, here are some of the top eats for you to pick from. 1. Cuban Sandwich…
    in United States
  • Christmas In Colombia: Why Medellin Should Be Your Winter Vacation Destination
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    Christmas In Colombia: Why Medellin Should Be Your Winter Vacation Destination Medellin. The City of Eternal Spring. This business city turned tourist hub may never be able to shake away the memories of Pablo Escobar and the Medellin cartel, but that's okay. History builds character and the modern Medellin has become one of the safest (and most fun) cities in the world. Plus there are many more memorable things to see, do, eat and enjoy around the city nowadays -- like experiencing a colorful Christmas in…
    in Colombia
  • Unique & Offbeat Things to do in Arlington, Texas
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    Unique & Offbeat Things to do in Arlington, Texas Situated in between Fort Worth and Dallas, Arlington, Texas, is home to tons of sights and activities. Best known as the home of the Dallas Cowboys football team and a couple of major amusement parks, Arlington is a fun, touristy city. Many visitors overlook the city's best attractions, though. The next time you find yourself passing through Arlington, check out some of these unique and offbeat destinations International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame When…
    in United States
  • Unique Types Of Alcohol Only Found In Iceland
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    Unique Types Of Alcohol Only Found In Iceland "During summer when it's 24 hours of daylight, we drink to celebrate that. When it's winter and only a few hours of daylight, we drink just to get through it." Welcome to Iceland, a country with a complex and interesting relationship love of alcohol -- including several unique types of alcohol that are available nowhere else in the world. As such, no trip to Iceland is complete without visiting a few cities and regions that…
    in Iceland
  • How To Monetize Your Travel Blog
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    How To Monetize Your Travel Blog It seems everybody and their mother has a travel blog nowadays, but the question of how to successfully monetize your travel blog is more common than ever. Sure, because travel blogging is becoming more widely accepted as a legitimate career, but at the same time the influx of new travel bloggers has really made it much more competitive. It's harder to stand out, and even harder to make enough money off your blog to fund…
    in Travel Inspiration
  • 5 Books to Keep You Motivated to Travel
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    5 Books to Keep You Motivated to Travel You can hardly find someone who does not like to travel. Some people get going whenever they have an opportunity; while others do intensive planning before embarking on their journey. The thrill of getting to know an unknown land, its people and its culture is amazing, so you should never leave an opportunity to explore an unexplored land. If you are bitten by the wanderlust bug every now and then, then you must keep finding…
    in Travel Inspiration
  • Surprisingly Fun Towns You Don’t Want to Miss Like Lake Geneva, Wheeling, and More
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    Surprisingly Fun Towns You Don’t Want to Miss Like Lake Geneva, Wheeling, and More New travelers might be tempted to leave small town America off of their travel wish list. It's easy to think that lesser known cities don't have the draw that larger ones do. However, small cities offer more than meets the eye. Here are a few cool spots that I've recently discovered. I think you'd enjoy a visit to any one of them. Photo by Sarah via Trover Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin Fire-breathers, glass walkers, and human…
    in United States
  • Tripper: Offbeat Attractions in Flagstaff, Page, Yuma, and more
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    Tripper: Offbeat Attractions in Flagstaff, Page, Yuma, and more By means of a strange acculturation process while growing up, I'm more connected to the American culture than I am to the Portuguese. As a result, the United States is high on my list of countries to visit (and the list of offbeat attractions grows with it). I'm still in the romancing phase, but I'm already liking my odds in Arizona and in Pasadena. I have my eye on several attractions in these areas and…
    in United States
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    Become a Master at Social Media There are many difficulties in regards to owning a business. In the current day and age, there are millions of other companies out there all trying to get the attention of the public. The best way for you to make a name for yourself is by making sure that you take advantage of what the age of the internet can do for your company. Social media is going to be your best asset when it…
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