Nature lover’s road trip in North America: 25 best destinations

Nick Paquette and his girlfriend completed an epic road trip in North America, driving 35,000 km / 21,700 miles in six months. The couple wanted to explore the natural wonders of the continent, and returned with a stack of fabulous images and a ranking for the best nature destinations in North America.

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The best countries to travel in for tourists who only speak English

During my journeys, I have noticed that travelers who come from relatively small countries that have their own language often can speak foreign languages very well. Perhaps the explanation is that no one else outside the borders of the country can speak their language, so they have to learn foreign languages. Language institute EF has measured how well people across the world understand English, and the results seem to reflect my small country theory to a certain extent.

countries ranked by English skills. EF video imageDark blue and dark grey indicate countries with high English skills (EF). Read the story “The best countries to travel in for tourists who only speak English”

Motorhome and campervan trends at the 2018 Caravan and Camping fair

Around the year, the Mediterranean coast of Spain attracts camper van travelers, motor home drivers, and all types of vehicles designed for long road trips. The city of Alicante in a central location along the Spain’s long coastline is a perfect place for a fair that’s all about road trips and camping with a campervan or motorhome. Here is what I discovered at the 2018 show.

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Top 10 cities with the best reputation in 2017

Good reputation for a person is so valuable it is difficult to measure, although everyone knows what it means. A consultancy, Reputation Institute, has specialized in measuring corporate and national reputations. For travelers, the annual City Reptrak ranking gives insight on destinations where trust, government and environment are in balance. In 2017, only cities from Europe, Australia and Canada made it to the high reputation top 10 list.

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Is the Pacific Crest Trail the Camino for American hikers?

The Pacific Crest Trail spans 2,650 miles (4,265 kilometers) from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon, and Washington. Completing the entire trail is only for the toughest hikers, but sections of the trail are used by hundreds of thousands of outdoor lovers annually.

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A short film of a campervan road trip in Iceland

The most exciting natural sights in Iceland are outside the capital Reykjavik, and experiencing them requires a road trip. For long road trips with freedom to choose where you stay the next night, hiring a campervan from Reykjavik is a good option for moving around the island. The writers of Autoblog decided to do just that, and while on the road, they created a short film from their experience.

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A village in Spain blasts music from the church tower if suspicious characters approach

Les Coves de VinromĂ  is a peaceful village of 1800 inhabitants in Spain, located about halfway between Tarragona and Valencia. The village is a typical Spanish small community with an old church and central square where life goes on relatively quietly – except for the moments when loud music blasts from the church tower.

 Les Coves de Vinroma, Spain, Valencia region Read the story “A village in Spain blasts music from the church tower if suspicious characters approach”

The popularity of overseas solo travel is increasing rapidly

Traveling alone to overseas destinations has become popular during the last few years. Who are these people who like to explore the world on their own way and how do they do it? An experienced solo traveler from North America has collected valuable information on the rising trend. Here are the key data points.

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Handy planning tool for estimating travel times in a destination using a number of transport methods

When visiting unfamiliar places, one of the most difficult things for a tourist is to estimate travel times within the destination. Perhaps you would like to know how long it takes to walk to the old town from your hotel, or how far from the city you can drive in two hours. TravelTime Maps is an online service that lets you study travel times from a point you define using multiple transport methods.

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