For pet owners, deciding to take a vacation can be a daunting undertaking. Unless you have family who are ready, willing, and able to pitch in, and take care of your pet until you get back home, the decision can be unnerving. Resolving to board your dog is something that many owners are not willing to do. Some owners decide to leave their pet home and hire a pet-sitter instead. (Here are 5 things you need to know before you hire one.) However, if you are not comfortable with traditional boarding, you might want to check out DogVacay,...

There are some pretty cool bridges all over the world, constructed by engineers to serve not only as utilitarian structures but also as works of art. But when the engineer is simply nature, an entirely different type of product is produced: a living bridge. Located over the Batang Bayang river in West Sumatra, Indonesia, a bridge made of living tree roots connects two villages. The bridge, known as ‘Jembatan Akar,’ is 82 feet long and it took 26 years to become the sturdy structure it is today. According to Oddity Central, it...

Montauk, New York East Coast Gem Montauk in East Hampton on Long Island may be known for wooing the fashionable set but this sunny coastal town also attracts laid-back surfers. During the summer months, the town’s coastline of coves, reefs and points comes alive with throngs of surfers as well. It’s rare to find great waves on the East Coast, which makes Montauk a jewel for surfers. Manhattan-based surfers drive into town in packs, taking over this affluent fishing community to ride some terrific waves, especially at Ditch...

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Petra is a spectacular Nabatean city in western Jordan. With massive façades that have been carved entirely out of the existing red sandstone, Petra’s magnificent temples and tombs are like no other religious buildings in the world, and the surrounding rugged landscape dotted with historical sites are a hiker’s paradise. Petra has been a city of great religious significance since ancient...

“The better part of being in Athens is that the ability to explore across centuries,” says Eleni Vainas, a Greek-American writer, animator, and old resident of the capital of Balkan state. “Walking around Athens may be a living lesson. trendy is close with ancient, and art is featured throughout town in ways in which bit individuals on an everyday basis.” Any kid UN agency has taken basic...

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Photograph by Jean-Pierre Degas, Corbis A network of canals and bridges crisscrosses this working port-seaside resort on southern France’s Languedoc coast. Sandwiched between oyster-rich Thau lagoon and the Mediterranean, and trailed by a kite-tail strip of sandy beaches, unassuming Sète delivers abundant sun, sea, sand, and seafood under the well-trod tourist radar. When to Go: June-August; August 22-27, Festival of Saint Louis Joutes Nautiques, traditional Languedoc water jousting competitions staged on the Canal Royal. How to...

The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) runs through historic Harpers Ferry, where the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers meet in what Thomas Jefferson described as “perhaps one of the most stupendous scenes in nature.” Start or end an A.T. day hike here, and be back in time for supper and a soak at a quaint B&B. When to Go: June-August; June 22 for an all-day event, The Birth of a State: 150th Anniversary of the State of West Virginia Where to Stay: Four-room Laurel Lodge is a restored, Craftsman-style stone bungalow a block away from...

As we neared the top, a monotone world surrounded us. The thickening fog stitched gray rocks to the sky. Piles of volcanic ash sat, untrammeled, in driveways, as innocuous as autumn leaves. The narrow road snaked ever upward, passing emergency shelters and informal checkpoints. I was on Mount Merapi, whose active volcano dominates the horizon outside Yogyakarta,...

It had already been a protracted slog. I had started within the south of France, crossed the chain of mountains Mountains to Pamplona, Spain, trudged through the wine district of l. a. red wine, then created my means through town of Burgos and across Spain’s high and barren central plains. i used to be over halfway into a 500-mile trek on the classic route for the Camino Diamond State Santiago (Way...

Whether your on your honeymoon, nature trip, or just simply on family vacation, Bali is a destination that is a great place. Like many people in this hard economic times, money is something that is not very easy to come by these days. But, with a few dollars you can sure have a great time, in one of the most beautiful places on the planet. If you don’t believe this is possible just take time to...