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Mountain bike the Kokopelli Trail Colorado
Moab, Utah, and Fruita, Colorado, are some of the West’s great mountain bike meccas, so it’s no surprise that the backcountry route that connects them—the Kokopelli Trail—is a stunner, too.
The trail winds by some of the Southwest’s classic landscapes, from red-rock desert dotted with sage and juniper to the alpine meadows and ponderosa stands of the La Sal Mountains.

Surf the Margaret River Australia
One thing Australia has in abundance is coastline, and with that comes waves. Though there are plenty of places to catch them, Healey’s favorite is unequivocally the Margaret River.
A large part of the appeal of the area, however, is its natural beauty and easy lifestyle. On shore are forests full of some of the world’s tallest hardwood trees and limestone caves with some of the longest stalactites on the planet.

Walk the Camino de Santiago Spain
It’s a hell of a long walk, but it’s worth it. Join dedicated trekkers from all over the world as they take on up to 400 miles of trail that winds through the Pyrenees Mountains in northern Spain and southern France. Hikers have been walking this pass since the Medieval Age, with the ultimate goal of reaching the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, the end of the Christian pilgrimage.
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Jigokudani Monkey Park Japan
Jigokudani Monkey Park is famous for its large population of wild Japanese Macaques (Macaca fuscata), more commonly referred to as Snow Monkeys, that go to the valley during the winter, foraging elsewhere in the national park during the warmer months.

Hike the Zion Narrows Utah
If any place has the power to inspire awe, it’s the Zion Narrows, southern Utah’s premier hike in Zion National Park. For 16 miles (26 kilometers), the canyon winds voluptuously through the crimson sandstone, in some spots stretching 2,000 feet (610 meters) high and narrowing to 20 feet (6 meters). Lush hanging gardens spring from the walls, stately ponderosa pines grow in nooks, and the water can turn a shade of turquoise that perfectly contrasts with the cliffs’ deep terra-cotta hues."

Christ the Redeemer Brazil
Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world and the 5th largest statue of Jesus in the world.

Tongariro Alpine Crossing New Zealand
This is one of New Zealand’s best walks, with wonderful alpine and volcanic vistas, warm blue-green lakes, and steam vents, but mountains are often in heavy clouds. You’ll see Mt. Ngauruhoe—a.k.a Mt. Doom in The Lord of the Rings."
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Catedral de Mármol Chile
Just like most natural attractions in South America, Marble Cave has a unique element that makes it so impressive and esteemed by tourists. Limestone has been considered a precious material used in constructions for years; these days, people make sculptures and castles out of marble. Having the possibility to witness a natural cave made entirely of granite is absolutely fantastic."

Kiteboard Maui's North Shore Hawaii
Maui’s Hookipa Beach has long been a crucible where wind and wave sports are born, refined, and practiced to their perfection. Think Robby Naish, Laird Hamilton. Think tow-out big waves, the explosion of windsurfing, and now the apotheosis of kiteboarding. The crescent of North Shore sand framed by grandstand bluffs gets blessed by 25-knot trade winds and blasted by a powerful reef break that can surge to mast-high or double that when Alaska storms deliver a big north swell."

Tikal Guatemala
The Tikal National Park is one of the most extensive Maya archaeological sites in the world. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. There are several structures in the area, and many are still being unearthed. Some of the best known are the six buildings known as Temples I to VI. Other structures in the area include Temple 33, a funerary temple, and Structure 34. This is a pyramid with a three chambered shrine.

Perito Moreno Glacier Argentina
The Perito Moreno Glacier is a glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park in the south west of Santa Cruz province, Argentina. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Argentine Patagonia."

Surin Elephant Festival Thailand
Pack your trunk and head for the Surin Elephant Festival. Every year, more than 100 elephants take part in this event. The Elephant Round-up displays the amazing grace, strength and intelligence of this huge creature in games of soccer, log carrying, and the tug-of-war against human teams. The talent and playfulness of the pachyderms never fail to draw cheers from the spectators.
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Fiesta de Carnaval (Belize Carnival) Belize
During the month of February, Belize celebrates it Fiesta de Carnaval or the Belize Carnival. This event is held the week prior to the starting of Lent. If you are in the country during this period and want to participate in the celebrations, San Pedro on Ambergris Caye is the place to be as this is where the most lively and energetic crowd will be."
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The Walled City of Dubrovnik Croatia
This ancient city was built on maritime trade, and is reputed to rival Venice in both beauty and culture. You can enjoy the stunning architecture of the city’s monasteries, museums, churches and fountains, as well as the relaxing atmosphere of Lapad and Banje beaches. Walk atop the famed city walls that have surrounded Dubrovnik for centuries."
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Taronga Zoo Sydney Australia
Taronga Zoo is the city zoo of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Officially opened on 7 October 1916, it is located on the shores of Sydney Harbour in the suburb of Mosman.
Divided into eight zoogeographic regions, Taronga Zoo is home to over 2,600 animals on 21 hectares (52 acres), making it one of the largest of its kind.

Penang International Dragon Boat Festival Malaysia
In Penang, Malaysia, the dragon boat races are especially famous. The region's first dragon boat race was held here in 1956, on the occasion of the 100th founding anniversary of Georgetown."
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Lord Howe Island Australia
If you thought you had to fly for hours to find yourself an idyllic tropical location, you've obviously never heard of Lord Howe Island. Surrounded by the world's southernmost coral reef and blessed with an amazing array of animal and bird life, as well as rare flora, it's been World Heritage-listed to protect the pristine environment."

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Costa Rica
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Reserva Biológica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde in Spanish) is a paradise for nature lovers and avid photographers. It comes as no surprise that people who visited Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve rank it as one of the most beautifully stunning and breath taking nature reserves in the world.

Santiago de Tequila Mexico
The town of Santiago de Tequila was founded in 1530 by Franciscan monks on the orders of Fray Juan Calera. In 1600 was established the first distillery of agave, which was previously consumed but not distilled, creating like this the first tequila factory itself.

Man United v Liverpool England
Liverpool F.C. and Manchester United F.C. rivalry is one of the most significant sporting rivalries in football, sometimes referred to as the North West derby. Both clubs hail from the North West of England, they are also the two most successful teams in England, between them they have won 116 honours, 58 each at present.
Source: football365.com

Visit the monasteries of Meteora Greece
'Suspended in the air' (the meaning of Meteora in Greek), these monasteries represent a unique artistic achievement and are one of the most powerful examples of the architectural transformation of a site into a place of retreat, meditation and prayer. The Meteora provide an outstanding example of the types of monastic construction which illustrate a significant stage in history, that of the 14th and 15th centuries when the eremitic ideals of early Christianity were restored to a place of honor by monastic communities."

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta New Mexico
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a yearly festival of hot air balloons that takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA during early October. The balloon fiesta is a nine day event, and has around 750 balloons. The event is the largest hot air balloon festival in the world."
Source: wikipedia

Ski the Birkebeiner Wisconsin
When 7,000 cross-country skiers convene at the start of the Birrkie, the largest, most vaunted ski race in the country, it’s a maelstrom of adrenaline, camaraderie, knit caps, and Northwoods spectacle. Rank amateurs go toe-to-toe with the world’s elite to gun for a personal best or a piece of the $20,000 purse. The 50K course is gorgeous anytime, but the race is worth planning your life around."

Climb the Grand Teton Wyoming
Lording over the surrounding Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem at 13,770 feet (4,197 meters), the elegant Grand Teton demands to be summited. Lucky there are countless routes up the iconic peak for climbers of all abilities. In fact, it’s the ideal technical peak for everyone from alpinists looking for new challenges to average folks who just want to be guided to the top."

Climb the Gunks New York
The Gunks, or Shawangunk Mountains, are the climbing equivalent of skiing Jackson Hole: They’re the ultimate proving ground. The area, a long ridgeline only about a two-hour drive north of New York City, is also living history. Climbers first ascended the cliffs with leather boots and hemp ropes in the 1930s. Pros later set up some of the country’s hardest routes in the 1980s and 90s, which still can seem much harder than their grades. Today, every level of climber can find a challenge."