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Best Safaris for 2016

Here is a look at some of the best safari’s in 2016 from India to Africa. Maasai Mara is one of the top choices in East Africa and July is the best time to visit when thousands of wildebeest migrate across the crocodile infested Mara River. Kruger National Park is the most visited park in South Africa and hosts an amazing diversity of wildlife across a number of environments. To get off the beaten track consider Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe or Okavango Delta in Botswana or if you are thinking beyond Africa try spotting one of India’s elusive tigers in either Corbett or Bandhavgarh.


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25 Sacred Places You Have to Visit

Here is a look at some of the world’s most sacred and revered locations. They attract religious pilgrims from around the globe for their spiritual significance but are worth visiting both for their beauty and a chance to catch a glimpse of what drives the local culture. Some of the locations that made out list are ancient wonders of the world such as Machu Picchu in Peru and the stone temples of Abu Simbel which had spiritual significance at the time but are now archaeological sites. Other locations such as Mount Kailash in Tibet and Batu Caves in Malaysia made the list due to the natural beauty. Here is a look at the 25 most sacred places to visit:


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15 Beautiful Places to Star Gaze

It’s time to escape the light and noise pollution of the big cities. Even cities of moderate size generate enough light pollution that its difficult to see everything but the brightest stars and the moon. If you truly want to see the night sky at its best you need to get away from everything and everyone. The best places to see the night sky are not just remote they also have clean air, low humidity and often at high elevation. The Atacama Desert and surrounding volcanoes in Chile fits this bill and are also home to some of the world’s largest telescopes. Mauna Kea in Hawaii is also famous for its observatories. Remember you don’t have to travel the world to see the night sky you might just need to drive a few hours away from the city to get away from all the lights and enjoy the stars.


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15 Great Cities for Christmas

Looking to getaway for the Holidays. Here are 15 cities that offer up the Christmas experience. The only exception here is Santa Claus village in Finland which is more of an amusement park. Most of these cities are in Europe and North America where the winter snow can add to the holiday charm. New York City tops our list with the opportunity to visit the Rockefeller Tree. Christmas is just the start of the celebration which leads up to Three Kings Day in Barcelona which is second on our list. Read on to check the rest of the 15 in the list.


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Gigantic Diamond Mines - The World's 15 Largest

Diamond Mines are not what you typically think of as tourist attractions but these might catch your attention. Diamonds typically form in very hot and high pressure environments such as those found in volcanic vents which lie buried deep inside of today’s active volcanoes. Once the volcano has eroded away with the passage of time the actually vent is left as a fossilized remnant and the deposit is known as a Kimberlite. Kimberlites are famous for their concentration, albeit small, of diamonds. You might have expected diamond mines to go deep underground but most of them are open pit. The largest diamond mines are found in Russia, South Africa, Canada, Botswana and Angola. Here is a look at the world’s 15 largest diamond mines.


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