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20 Photos to Inspire Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Whether it’s just a day trip through the outdoors or you’re hiking through the backcountry of Yosemite or another national park, getting outdoors is one of the best forms of self-care.

Did you know that being outdoors and immersed in nature helps lower stress and anxiety?

And the best part is that the options are endless—from snorkeling to scuba diving to hiking through the wilderness, there are so many options to dig into…it all depends on your preference.

Maybe you want to explore the deserts of Morocco, go on a road trip and see everything a place has to offer, explore the Great Barrier Reef or Outback in Australia, or go glacier hiking and ice climbing.

What kind of adventure do you want to have?

To top it off, being outdoors is one of the best ways to learn about local flora ...

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20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Cambodia

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Cambodia is a destination that has become quite popular with backpackers and budget travelers alike. The Southeast Asian country is famous for its temples, white sand beaches, friendly locals, stunning mountains and valleys, untouched forests, and tasty street food.

Several years ago, I ventured to the Temples of Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh, Kampot, and Kep, and immediately fell in love with the country. Watching the sunrise over the Temples of Angkor—the largest religious monument in the world—is a bucket list experience in itself.

And let’s not forget about the pottery classes, quad bike tours, ziplining, and massages, that can be experienced in Siem Reap, the city nearest to Angkor Wat. I’d highly recommend doing a cooking class while you’re there and you definitely don’t want to mi...

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20 Photos to Inspire You to Travel to Jordan

With beautiful desert scenery, nature reserves, and fascinating archaeological monuments, Jordan is an incredible destination for every kind of traveler. I spent 10 days exploring the country on one of my first-ever press trips, years ago!

I started my trip in the vibrant capital city of Amman and walked amongst the ruins of a Roman Hercules Temple, a Byzantine church and an Umayyad palace. We also went on day trips to the towns of Jerash & Ajloun and saw some of the best examples of Greco-Roman architecture.

You can find more about my favorite things to do in Amman here!

One of the biggest highlights of my trip to Jordan was visiting The Lost City of Petra...

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20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Budapest

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Budapest

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I was lucky enough to visit Budapest last Christmas after my Danube Christmas Market River Cruise through Eastern Europe.

I only had 2 days to explore, but I instantly fell in love with this picturesque city. After checking into the gorgeous Ritz-Carlton, Budapest, we headed out to see the view from Fisherman’s Bastion. We continued exploring throughout the day and ended the night with cocktails and a tour of the iconic ruin bars.

The next day we took the trolley around the city, walked through the public plazas and wound up at the beloved, Széchenyi thermal bath. We stopped for a quick hot chocolate at the New York Café which is renowned for being the most beautiful café in the world.

Finally, we made our way down to St. Stephen’s Basilica to watch the sun...

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20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit French Polynesia

20 Photos to Inspire You to Visit French Polynesia

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Welcome to paradise. You haven’t sparkling turquoise water and flawless beaches until you have visited French Polynesia. This place is straight out of a dream! Everywhere you look, the natural beauty just takes your breath away.

From swimming through the pristine coral of Taha’a to sailing the sparkling seas off of Rangiroa to being enchanted by the view of Bora Bora, my jaw dropped the moment I arrived, and it never closed.

While French Polynesia is certainly a far-flung location, it’s well worth it. I took an eight-hour direct flight from Los Angeles to Tahiti, so the travel time wasn’t too bad. Once you are there, it’s easy to island hop. Air Tahiti is a local airline that will take you everywhere that you want to go, in addition to some ferry options.

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