Category: TRAVEL

Aug 24, 2010

Picture of the Day – August 24, 2010

Picture of the Day – August 24, 2010

TAKE A SEAT Photograph by Emily Harriet Stunning view from the top of a large hill in Pateley Bridge. A small market town in Nidderdale in the Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, on the River Nidd. via Emily Harriet on Flickr Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the picture of the day…

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Aug 24, 2010

15 Incredible Libraries Around the World

15 Incredible Libraries Around the World

Moldova National Library – Photograph by Daniel Zollinger These pillars of higher learning are also home to some of the world’s most incredible architecture. Below is a small collection of stunning libraries around the globe. From the historical to the modern, these centres of knowledge and learning also preserve the history and culture of…

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Aug 2, 2010

Picture of the Day – August 2, 2010

Picture of the Day – August 2, 2010

GOLD RUSH Photograph by Martin Zalba Las Médulas is an historical site near the town of Ponferrada in the region of El Bierzo (province of León, Castile and León, Spain), which used to be the most important gold mine in the Roman Empire. Las Médulas’ Cultural Landscape is listed by the UNESCO as one of…

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Aug 2, 2010

The Mirrorcube Treehotel in Sweden

The Mirrorcube Treehotel in Sweden

From the country that brought you the Ice Hotel and the Hotel under a Lake, comes the latest in luxury tourist attractions, the Treehotel. 60 km south of the arctic circle in Harads, Sweden, owner Kent Lindvall has just opened the unique and stunning Treehotel to the public. Launching with six structures designed by five…

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Jul 26, 2010

1965 Boeing 727 Converted into a Costa Rican Hotel

1965 Boeing 727 Converted into a Costa Rican Hotel

Photograph by Vincent Costello Located on a coastal rainforest bluff overlooking the Pacific, Hotel Costa Verde near Quepos, Costa Rica, features one of the most unique hotel rooms I’ve ever encountered. A two bedroom, fully retrofitted, vintage 1965 Boeing 727 fuselage, available on your next vacation! Check out the incredible pics and information below on…

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Jul 22, 2010

Picture of the Day – Nirvana

Picture of the Day – Nirvana

THE SERENE TRANQUILITY OF NIRVANA I have no idea where this is and who built it, but it looks amazing. I just hope there’s a bug net that I can’t see in the picture! FFFFOUND via my friend Tristan

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Jul 20, 2010

25 Stunning Infinity Pools Around the World

25 Stunning Infinity Pools Around the World

Visually stunning and always situated on a gorgeous backdrop, Infinity pools are surely the most beautiful man-made pools in existence. Sit back, relax, and take a trip around the world through the lens of the infinity pool with these 25 incredible pictures. An infinity edge pool (also named negative edge, zero edge, disappearing…

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May 20, 2010

The Most Exotic Golf Course in the World

The Most Exotic Golf Course in the World

While Augusta National might be steeped in tradition; the Himalayan Golf Course in Pokhara, Nepal is steeped in some of the largest mountains in the world. Set within a sweeping canyon created by Himalayan snow water, the HGC is truly the most exotic golf course in the world. THE HIMALAYAN GOLF COURSE (HGC) – Located…

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May 10, 2010

The Great Blue Hole in Belize

The Great Blue Hole in Belize

On this pale blue dot lies a great blue hole. About 100 km (62 miles) off the coast of Belize lies the Lighthouse Reef. A small atoll glowing in vibrant hues of turquoise, teal, peacock blue, and aquamarine. Within this small sea of light colors, however, lies a giant circle of deep blue. Roughly 300…

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May 6, 2010

Bell-Mouth Spillways: How Giant Holes in the Water are Possible

Bell-Mouth Spillways: How Giant Holes in the Water are Possible

At first glance you might mistake a bell-mouth spillway for a watery vortex into another dimension. What can only be described as a giant hole in the water is actually a method for controlling the release of flows from a dam or levee into a downstream area. These spillways help prevent floods from ‘dam’-aging…

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