This Epcot-like Chinese Theme Park Is Equal Parts Creepy And Interesting

This Epcot-like Chinese Theme Park Is Equal Parts Creepy And Interesting

Yeah, the world seems pretty great and all, but is seeing it really worth going to all of those places? I can hardly muster up the energy to go see what’s in the refrigerator, how am I going to handle all of the traveling that’s involved with visiting the world’s most famous landmarks? It’s not like I can eat those! Luckily, for people like me, you can see most of the monuments, buildings, and other things that you really should see in your lifetime in one go. All it takes is a trip to the Window of the World theme park in Shenzen, China. It’s pretty interesting… but it’s also creepy. Christ the Redeemer – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Manhattan Skyline – New York, New York Eiffel Tower – Paris, France Sydney Opera House – Sydney, Australia Kremlin – Moscow, Russia Pyramids of Giza – Giza, Egypt Temple of […]

12 Incredible Travel Destinations That Are Way Better During The Fall

12 Incredible Travel Destinations That Are Way Better During The Fall

With another summer coming to a close, fall is just around the corner…and I could not be more excited! What’s not to love about autumn? It’s that magical time of year where the leaves change colors and pumpkin spice invades every aisle at the grocery store. All your favorite TV shows have finally returned from their summer hiatuses, and Halloween is closer than you even realize. Football games, warm apple cider, campfires, candy corn: the list never ends. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); For jetsetters, nothing beats seeing the world at its best. While summer is thought to be the peak of the travel season, fall is far more superior in plenty of places. Here’s a list of 12 travel destinations that are significantly improved when the leaves start to turn. 1. Santiago, Chile Flickr / Guille Bolarin While the U.S. experiences chillier temps, this Chilean destination spends much of September […]

Community Post: 20 Reasons To Hop On A Plane To Argentina Right Now

Community Post: 20 Reasons To Hop On A Plane To Argentina Right Now

As if the food isn’t reason enough. 1. Iguazú Falls View this image › Via en.wikipedia.org It borders with Brazil and contains about 275 water falls with the longest drop being 269 feet. 2. Chimichurri Sauce View this image › Via Flickr: johnnystiletto It’s a mix of parsley, olive oil and other spices and it’s slathered on meat, sandwiches or just eaten with a fresh baguette. 3. Choripan View this image › Via en.wikipedia.org It’s chorizo (sausage) with chimichurri sauce. Simple and delicious. 4. Learn the real tango in its birthplace. View this image › Via argentinanow.com.ar There are several milongas (places where people can dance the tango) in Buenos Aires and even if you don’t dance you can sit back and enjoy the show. 5. The wine is exceptional. View this image › Via Twitter: @winesofarg Malbec grapes are planted throughout Argentina but mainly in Mendoza. 6. Aconagua is […]

Travelers In Dublin Airport Were Stunned When The Terminal Was Totally Taken Over

Travelers In Dublin Airport Were Stunned When The Terminal Was Totally Taken Over

When an incredible flash mob swarmed a terminal at the Dublin Airport one day with 60 of the world’s leading Irish step dancers, every traveler was speechless. Talented folks representing 11 countries, the members of Take The Floor performed a traditional dance to the music of Beoga. Even the most frustrated travelers were blown away! Sure, these tourists might have been dreading their middle seats on impending eight-hour flights, but at least this performance created a beautiful distraction! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/airport-flash-mob/

25 Insanely Beautiful Places Around The World That You'd Rather Be Exploring

25 Insanely Beautiful Places Around The World That You’d Rather Be Exploring

It’s December, which means another year has almost come to completion…so, what have you done with your last 365 days? If you’ve spent them behind a desk instead of on a beach or exploring rain forests, you’re not alone. Traveling is a luxury not all of us can afford — but we can all definitely curb that wanderlust (a little) by looking at a bunch of dream destinations. And who knows, these photos might just inspire you to actually get up and go come January 1! 1. Swim in the Grand Canyon’s Havasupai Falls. Flickr / Jon Roig 2. Do a flyover of Kauai’s coastline. Flickr / paul bica 3. Dip a toe in the Amazon. Flickr / Claudia Regina 4. Witness a sunrise in Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni. Flickr / Dimitry B. 5. See a sunset on Santorini. Flickr / Tom Godber 6. Go below the surface in Belize’s […]

These In-Flight Meals Will Make You Want To Travel More. Yum!

These In-Flight Meals Will Make You Want To Travel More. Yum!

Flying is almost always a headache. You have to consider your packing options before you make it to the airport. You need to then find a ride to the airport. When you arrive, you’re greeted by security lines that seem to get longer every time you travel. Things don’t get much better once you find your seat. The best you can hope for on the long journey is a decent meal. If you’re flying the friendly skies with one of these airlines, you can rest assured knowing you’re in store for some good grub. We can’t help you with the crying babies and reclining passengers, but at least your stomach will be happy. 1.) Delta Flickr Scrambled eggs, potato wedges, sausage, fruit salad, granola bar, and orange juice. 2.) TransAsia Airways Flickr Fruit plate with yogurt, granola, and a selection of breads. 3.) Iberia Airlines Flickr Croissant, omelette, ham, toast, […]

See This Lake In New Zealand? Well, The Last Photo Of It Will Seriously BLOW YOUR MIND. Just Look.

See This Lake In New Zealand? Well, The Last Photo Of It Will Seriously BLOW YOUR MIND. Just Look.

In the middle of New Zealand, which is well-known as one of the most beautiful countries in the world, is a lake that will absolutely blow your mind. It’s known as the Blue Lake. The body of water is also known as Rotomairewhenua, and it holds the title of the world’s clearest lake. In 2011, the New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) proved that the Blue Lake is the clearest natural body of fresh water known to man. It’s as clear as distilled water. If you were to look from the surface downward, you would be able to see 80 meters down. It’s something that is so stunningly beautiful, it almost seems fake. You’ll know the lake when you see it; it has violet-blue hues very rare in nature. Ekantv Blue Lake is fed by waters from nearby Lake Constance. Ekantv Local tribes view the lake […]

A Year In New Zealand Irrevocably Changed This Man's Life And Career

A Year In New Zealand Irrevocably Changed This Man’s Life And Career

If you’re looking for a sure-fire way to change your entire worldview, approach that process in the most literal way possible by picking up and moving to a different corner of the globe. There’s nothing more terrifying than packing your life away in one checked bag and pretending your comfort zone never existed, but there’s also nothing that will impact and enrich your life more profoundly. And that’s exactly what Johan Lolos learned in October of 2014 when he left his Belgian homeland behind to explore New Zealand. What started as a three-month road trip with friends quickly turned into a year of self-exploration that completely changed the trajectory his life and career. “When I arrived in New Zealand in 2014,” Lolos writes, “I was full of expectations, but I didn’t really have any goals. I just wanted to travel and explore the country.” Johan Lolos The journey began as […]

This Photographer Traveled To 37 Countries To Prove That Female Beauty Is Everywhere

This Photographer Traveled To 37 Countries To Prove That Female Beauty Is Everywhere

The photo project “Atlas of Beauty” took photographer Mihaela Noroc to 37 countries, where she saw endless versions of beauty over 15 months. 1. Two years ago Romania-based photographer Mihaela Noroc decided she needed a change in her life. View this image › Mihaela Noroc / Via theatlasofbeauty.com Havana, Cuba 2. “I had jobs that I didn’t like. I was working just for money, had exhausting and uniform days, and I realized that all my life could be like this,” she told BuzzFeed News. Riga, Latvia Mihaela Noroc / theatlasofbeauty.com Amazonian Rain Forest Mihaela Noroc / theatlasofbeauty.com   3. A vacation abroad inspired her to make a change. View this image › Mihaela Noroc / Via theatlasofbeauty.com El Paico, Chile 4. “A trip to Ethiopia showed me some wonderful women, far away from our modern world and trends. This was the moment when I realized that beauty is everywhere and […]

Oh, Deer! This Japanese Town Is Overrun By A Bunch Of Bambis.

Oh, Deer! This Japanese Town Is Overrun By A Bunch Of Bambis.

If you travel just about two hours outside of Tokyo to Nara, Japan, you might think you’ve stepped into a Disney movie. If you think about how India feels about cows, you’ll have an idea of how this town feels about deer. They are approximate 1,200 deer roaming their streets. It’s as adorable as it sounds. Among the temples, shrines (including one of the world’s largest shrines to Buddha) and ancient ruins, these adorable antlered animals are protected as national treasures and safely stray all around the area. Local folklore claims they were brought to the city 1,300 years ago by a deity named Takemikazuchi. Servais Boursot Stripes The killing of a deer in Nara was a capital offense and punishable by death until 1637. Servais Boursot Flickr They mostly stick to their park habitat, but many also roam into local businesses. Living If Flickr (via Amusing Planet.) Unfortunately, their population has […]

These Globetrotters Document Their Travels In A Really Cool Way.

These Globetrotters Document Their Travels In A Really Cool Way.

Peter Sedlacik and Zuzu Galova run the blog “Lens Between Us,” which documents their travels through photography. Specifically, they take pictures of themselves taking a picture of the other. It may seem confusing, but their photos feature some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. They really have a great sense of what makes for a perfect backdrop. Not only that, but the “behind the scenes” aspect adds depth to the photos. It never feels like you’re being forced to look at someone’s vacation pictures. Check them out! 1. Algarve, Portugal Lens Between Us 2. Bondi Beach, Australia Lens Between Us 3. Cockatoo Island, Australia Lens Between Us 4. Featherdale Wildlife Park, Australia Lens Between Us 5. Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Lens Between Us 6. Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore Lens Between Us 7. Bratislava, Slovakia Lens Between Us 8. Marcelová, Slovakia Lens Between Us 9. Prague, Czech Republic, […]

19 Totally Magical Libraries To Visit Before You Die

19 Totally Magical Libraries To Visit Before You Die

Book lovers: Add these to your bucket lists. We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community for the most amazing library they’d ever visited. Here are the awe-inspiring results. 1. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Toronto View this image › Flickr: hyfen / Creative Commons Flickr: thomasfisherlibrary / Creative Commons Flickr: thomasfisherlibrary / Creative Commons   “The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto! I went this fall and the whole experience was mind blowing. Not only is the library beautiful, but you can request and have access to most of their collections while visiting. On our trip we saw Shakespeare’s first folio, as well as many of Margaret Atwood’s original manuscripts (and her first self published book!!) and a Book of Hours from the 15th century (could have been the 14th — there was a lot that day!)” —Melissa Hudson (Facebook) 2. Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart; Stuttgart, Germany […]

You'll Be Hit With Serious Wanderlust When You Read This Woman's Travel Notes

You’ll Be Hit With Serious Wanderlust When You Read This Woman’s Travel Notes

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); South African globetrotter Anje Rautenbach from Going Somewhere Slowly has made it her mission to bring her social media followers around the world in a way that far surpasses the usual photo-sharing model. Instead of snapping photos of dream locations and sharing them on Instagram with aspirational captions, she makes her mark the old-fashioned way by putting pen to paper. Whenever inspiration strikes, she jots down her thoughts and sets each scrap of paper against a gorgeous backdrop to create a diary of her travels that’s equal parts thoughtful and visual. The adventurer took some time out to chat with us here at ViralNova, and what she had to say about the endeavor might just inspire you to pack your bags. Anje Rautenbach – Going Somewhere Slowly googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); How has traveling shaped who you are? I am who I am today because of […]

28 Unexpectedly Awesome Things To Do In Seattle

28 Unexpectedly Awesome Things To Do In Seattle

Seattle is a melting pot of culture, rain, and coffee. 1. See a majestic sunrise at Smith Tower. The Space Needle is for suckers. Any true Seattleite knows that the Smith Tower — a local best-kept secret — has an equally amazing view of downtown Seattle. 2. Feast on corn dogs and strong drinks at Unicorn Bar. View this image › flic.kr / Via Lara604 Tucked away on Capitol Hill is a carnival-themed dive where you can drink to your heart’s content, eat deep-fried Snickers bars, and prance around in a unicorn helmet. 3. Have coffee like a true Seattleite at Cafe Allegro. View this image › VideoIgniter / Via videoigniter.com With a coffee shop around every corner, an Americano is always at your fingers — but Cafe Allegro, Seattle’s first coffee shop, has one of the best. (Other worthy contenders? Cafe Lladro, Milstead, and Stumptown.) 4. Brunch like there’s […]

Artists Have Just Recreated Van Gogh's Bedroom, And You Can Spend The Night

Artists Have Just Recreated Van Gogh’s Bedroom, And You Can Spend The Night

When it comes to traveling on a budget, Airbnb is a thrifty adventurer’s best friend. If you’re not familiar with the service, this site connects travelers with people who are renting out rooms (and sometimes entire homes) in their destination city. It’s a great way to save some money and avoid the cookie-cutter atmosphere of chain hotels. That uniqueness is what drives more and more people to Airbnb every day, and as far as customer experience is concerned, some listers go above and beyond the call of duty. In a gorgeous effort to celebrate the life of one iconic artist, creators at the Art Institute of Chicago decided to post the most unique Airbnb listing of all time. If you’re traveling to Chicago anytime soon, you can spend the night in Van Gogh’s bedroom. Airbnb The artist immortalized this space in a series of three paintings called The Bedroom. Instead […]

This Temple Is Beautiful At First But When You Take A Closer Look, Things Get Creepy

This Temple Is Beautiful At First But When You Take A Closer Look, Things Get Creepy

If you ever travel to Thailand, the Wat Rong Khun temple in the Chiang Rai province should definitely be on your list of places to visit. Though the original structure wasn’t much to look at around the end of the 20th century, local artist Chalermchai Kositpipat used his own money to renovate it into the stunning piece of architecture that still stands today since opening to the public in 1997. Although the contemporary Buddhist temple was intended to be a place of worship and an offering to Buddha himself, it has some decidedly creepy features. When you first walk up to the structure, you’ll understand why it is also known as the White Temple. Wikipedia Read More: These People Were Just Trying To Get To Work When This Monstrosity Opened Up I’m sure we can all agree that it’s beyond gorgeous. Wikipedia Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/wat-rong-khun/

18 Stunning Photos That Prove Earth Isn't So Bad

18 Stunning Photos That Prove Earth Isn’t So Bad

Suck it, Mars! 1. Need a reason to stop staring at your phone? Look up! View this image › Chris Zielecki / CC BY-NC-SA / Via Flickr: zanthia Redwood National and State Parks, California, United States 2. Everything the light touches is beautiful. View this image › StormSignal / CC BY-SA / Via Flickr: stormsignal South Africa, Africa 3. See the marvelous architecture and brooding clouds? It’s like something out of Lord of the Rings. View this image › Diana Robinson / CC BY-SA / Via Flickr: dianasch Sant’Agata de’ Goti, Italy 4. And that canoe in the middle? It’s exactly where you’d want to be. View this image › Shane Lin / CC BY-NC / Via Flickr: shanelin Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Canada 5. If you love the tropics, raise your hand. View this image › Trish Hartmann / CC BY / Via Flickr: 21078769@N00 Creative Commons El […]

35 Reasons You Should Never Visit London

35 Reasons You Should Never Visit London

Go to London, I guarantee you’ll either be mugged or not appreciated. 1. For some reason London is one of the most popular travel destinations on the planet. View this image › Via Flickr: janie_easterman Hampstead Heath, London 2. This can only mean one thing: people are stupid. I mean, look at it. What a dump. View this image › Via Flickr: simon__syon Millennium Bridge, London 3. For starters the Thames is disgusting. View this image › Via Flickr: picfix Dartford Crossing, London 4. There’s no wildlife to be seen except squirrels and foxes. View this image › Via Flickr: farouqtaj Richmond Park, London 5. Autumn in London pretty much sucks. View this image › Via Flickr: 30431232@N03 Putney, London 6. It almost never snows in winter, and when it does it’s just grey slushy stuff. View this image › Via Flickr: 52814185@N02 Battersea Park, London 7. Spring is a […]

This Guy Proposed To His Girlfriend With A Worldwide Scavenger Hunt

This Guy Proposed To His Girlfriend With A Worldwide Scavenger Hunt

Twenty-three days, four countries, and one adorable couple. 1. Brett Arnold, 30, and Amy Linville, 28, have been together eight years and love to travel. And when Arnold, a project manager, decided to propose to Linville, an instructional designer at a college, he went all out. Like ALL OUT, all out. View this image › Courtesy of Amy Linville 2. The day after his girlfriend graduated on Dec. 12, Arnold surprised her with a scavenger hunt around their Colorado neighborhood, Linville told BuzzFeed Life. View this image › Courtesy of Amy Linville “My final clue on that day was to hike to the top of a mountain in our neighborhood; it happened to be a snowstorm with white-out conditions — perfect.” 3. “When I reached the top there was a bag with a clue inside that said, ‘Pack your shit. You leave at 7 a.m.,’” she said. View this image […]

Everyone Should See These Natural Wonders Before They Die.

Everyone Should See These Natural Wonders Before They Die.

Everyone knows about the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’. Pyramids, statues of bearded guys, remarkable constructions of classical antiquity, yada yada, but did you know that the mother earth made her own wonders? The world was already a beautiful place before humans were put on it. Here are some true natural wonders of the world that you probably didn’t even know about. Once you see them, you’ll want to visit these places before you die. Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona. wikipedia wikipedia Hamilton Pool, Austin, Texas. tumblr tumblr The Waitomo Glowworm Caves, North Island, New Zealand. tumblr tumblr flickr Lake Hillier, Middle Island, Australia. imgur imgur One’uli Beach, Maui, Hawaii. pinterest aloha-hawaii Salar De Uyuni, Potosí, Bolivia. tourist-destinations tumblr Champagne Pool, North Island, New Zealand. wikipedia tumblr Red Seabeach, Panjin, China. blogspot flavorverse Vaadhoo Island, Maldives. tumblr tumblr Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Maranhão, Brazil. tumblr tumblr Marble Caves, Carerra Lake, Argentina. tumblr tumblr […]