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6 lugares perfectos para viajar con tu perro

Aumentan en España sitios que admiten a mascotas, pero también hay otros países perfectos para llevar a tu perro. ¿Lista para viajar con tu amigo peludo?

Los establecimientos ‘pet-friendly’ no pueden estar más de moda, cuentan con las instalaciones necesarias para que estos huéspedes de cuatro patas estén igual de cómodos que sus dueños.PauseUnmuteLoaded: 0%Progress: 0%Remaining Time -0:49Fullscreen

Desde tiendas, hoteles, bares y restaurantes… Si eres una amante de los animales, y especialmente de tu mascota, no te preocupes que vayas a donde vayas ya no vas a tener que separarte de ella.

1. Berlín

Alemania es uno de los países más ‘pet-friendly’ de la Unión Europea. En ciudades como Berlín, el perro es uno más, puede ir en transporte público sin restricción por tamaño o raza. Hay un montón de restaurantes con zonas e instalaciones habilitadas para animales, además de haber muchos parques exclusivamente para perros.

En las ciudades alemanas, los establecimientos de ocio también son perrunos, nuestros amigos de cuatro patas pueden entrar con total libertad, menos en las tiendas de comida. ¿Quieres saber un dato curioso? En Alemania el Estado ofrece ayudas para las personas que tienen perro y están en paro.

Si estás pensando viajar a Berlín con tu mascota, te recomendamos que vayas a “Threats in Pets Deli”, el primer restaurante para perros y gatos. Se encuentra en el distrito de Gruenewald y el precio oscila desde los 3 a los6 euros. ¡A tu mascota le va a encantar!

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2. San Francisco

Esta ciudad estadounidense se considera todo un paraíso perruno. Aproximadamente hay una mascota por cada dos habitantes de esta ciudad según la revista Forbes, por tanto está totalmente equipada para la comodidad tanto de los perros locales como de los visitantes.

Si viajas a San Francisco con tu perro, que sepas que ambos podéis disfrutar de 5 playas en las que admiten perros y podréis elegir entre 56 parques caninos dónde jugar. Además en esta ciudad el turismo con tu mascota no tiene impedimentos, puedes pasar por el Puente Golden Gate sin problemas, e incluso las mascotas pueden montar en el famoso “cable-car”. También tienen la entrada permitida en monumentos como la Coit Tower e incluso en el muelle de Fisherman’s Wharf.

3. París

París es una de las ciudades más perrunas. No lo decimos solo porque casi 7,5 millones de sus habitantes tengan cuatro patas, sino por la gran cantidad de restaurantes en los que pueden entrar. Eso sí, aunque París sea una ciudad amiga de los animales, hay muchas restricciones sobre todo con el tamaño. Por eso te recomendamos que planifiques bien el viaje antes de ir, para saber en qué lugares puede entrar tu mascota.

En París hay un montón de parques para uso y disfrute de nuestros animales y están equipados especialmente para ellos. Además si en tu visita a París quieres hacer unas compras, no será necesario que dejes a tu perro en el hotel, los centros comerciales admiten mascotas. Este es otro de los motivos por los que París se consolida como la ciudad del amor.

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4. Ámsterdam

En esta ciudad está tan instaurado que las mascotas son uno más de la familia, queen los establecimientos que no tienen señalización sobre animales se sobrentiende que su entrada está permitida. Además, independientemente de su tamaño, viajan de forma gratuita en transporte público.

Si tienes planeado un viaje a esta ciudad con tu mascota, te recomendamos que sea en verano. Hay muchos parques en los que pueden correr sin necesidad de ir atados, y en Flevopark pueden nadar y chapotear en sus lagos con total libertad.

5. Nueva York

La Gran Manzana también es un buen destino para viajar con nuestra mascota. Una de las ventajes de esta ciudad tan cosmopolita es que no tendrás problemas para alojarte con tu perro, ya que la mayoría de hoteles admite animales.

Hay una amplia variedad de servicios caninos, cómo guarderías para perros o paseadores en caso de que sea necesario. En esta ciudad es habitual encontrar restaurantes en los que se permitan mascotas e incluso algunos que ofrecen un menú especial para perros. Te recomendamos que vayas a “Shake Shack”, un restaurante de hamburguesas con un menú canino dónde las galletitas están hechas exclusivamente para ellos. ¡Solo apto para los perros más chic!

6. Roma

Italia es otro de los países que se ha apuntado al movimiento ‘dog-friendly’, por eso no es raro ver a personas comiendo con sus mascotas en restaurantes. Esta es otra ciudad amante de los animales dónde podemos encontrar un menú especial para mascotas en alguno de sus bares y restaurantes.

Además tienen libre acceso a establecimientos públicos y privados, por eso puedes ir de tiendas con tu mascota sin que suponga un problema. Los amigos de cuatro patas tienen una playa especial para ellos, la ‘Bau Beach’, dónde podemos encontrar también productos playeros especiales para mascotas como cremas solares, sombreros, gafas de sol…

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Sorpréndete con este Top 6 de los Lugares más Hermosos del Mundo

Todos estamos de acuerdo en que en el mundo y sus alrededores podemos encontrar lugares extremadamente hermosos y encantadores. Gracias a sus paisajes e incluso las formas que estos poseen, hacen de estos sitios los lugares más hermosos del mundo, sin duda alguna.

Viajando desde lugares como Croacia, Japón, Costa Rica e incluso Australia, hemos tenido la grandiosa oportunidad de ver y poder aprovechar la belleza de estos lugares maravillosos e inigualables como ninguno.

Estos lugares son Realmente los más hermosos, así que si tienes pensado viajar y recorrer el mundo, tienes que tener alguno de estos lugares anotados en tu lista de recorrido. Lugares de ensueño como sacados de una fantasía que hasta la imaginación más creativa se quedaría corta con tanta belleza inigualable.

Top 6 de los lugares más hermosos del mundo

  1. Templo Daigoji

Este lugar sin dudas, puede dejar una hermosa perspectiva acerca los lugares maravillosos que el mundo posee. El templo Daigoji, se encuentra ubicado en Kyoto, Japón. Puede ser considerado como uno de los lugares más hermosos del mundo, ya que es la mezcla perfecta entre misticismo, naturaleza y arte, además de ser una parte importante de la historia de Kyoto.

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Este patrimonio habiendo siendo considerado como tal por la UNESCO, conocido como el Templo de las Flores y siendo el edificio más antiguo de la ciudad de Kyoto con un milenio de arcaísmo. Es famoso por ser lugar de culto del Manto-e, o también llamada la ceremonia de las mil luces.

  1. Aguas termales de Hveravellir

En el increíble paisaje que podemos darnos cuenta de lo preciosa que puede ser el agua en lugares remotos que no conocías que existían. Las aguas termales de Hveravellir es uno de los lugares más hermosos del mundo y se encuentra ubicado en Islandia.

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Las aguas termales, son una de las más bellas atracciones ubicadas en el corazón de Islandia. Sin embargo, si lo que quieres es darte un chapuzón, no te aconsejamos que lo hagas, porque si bien es un lugar espectacular, y está ubicado en uno de los lugares más fríos de la tierra, son aguas termales de un volcán y el agua es tan caliente que es capaz de quemarte.

  1. Los Lagos de Plitvice

Los increíbles lagos de Plitvice se encuentran ubicados en un Parque Nacional de Croacia. Uno de los lugares más hermosos del mundo, desprende hermosura esta red de 16 lagos que están divididos por cascadas.

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Los lagos que se encuentran en este parque, pueden ser visitados a través de un puente de manera que se encuentra a lo largo de este.

  1. Río Celeste

Este precioso y poco común río, es uno de los lugares más hermosos del mundo, por el simple hecho de tener un color celeste. Este hace notar las maravillas que la naturaleza tiene para nosotros y que nunca deja de sorprendernos.

lugares más hermosos del mundo

Este bello río que se encuentra ubicado en Costa Rica, es de muy difícil acceso. Ya que se encuentra en una montaña con un volcán activo y las vías para llegar hasta él son muy peligrosas. Este río de aguas termales, tiene este sorprendente color, gracias a una reacción química la cual se produjo por minerales provenientes del mismo río y el azufre de un volcán.

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  1. Cascadas Islas Mauricio

En este segundo lugar, te enseñamos esta increíble toma de los depósitos de limo y arena los cuales hacen posible el sueño de ver este fenómeno visual. Ubicadas en las maravillosas Islas Mauricio.

lugares más hermosos del mundo

Este sitio ubicado en los extremos del suroeste de las Islas Mauricio, nos hace crearnos una ilusión magnifica y realmente prodigiosa, al poder ver con nuestros propios ojos, que de verdad este lugar existe y no es un invento de nuestra imaginación, dejándonos ver una cascada bajo las cristalinas aguas de la Isla.

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Un oasis espectacular en un lugar que no lo esperábamos.

  1. Lago Hillier

Honestamente opinamos que este puesto número 1, no puede llevárselo nada más ni nada menos que el maravilloso Lago Rosa de Hillier, ubicado en Australia. Aún no se conoce el porqué de este precioso color rosado a lo largo y ancho del lago, no deja de ser uno de los lugares más hermosos del mundo.

lugares más hermosos del mundo

Para nosotros se ha ganado este puesto, pues es imposible no pensar en el lugar más hermoso del planeta al ver con detalle este asombroso lugar. No se sabe si el color tenga que ver con algún tipo de microorganismos o algas, lo que si estamos seguros es que es uno de los lugares que desearíamos visitar aunque sea una vez en nuestras vidas.

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Los 11 lugares con nieve más hermosos del mundo

No sé a ti, pero a mí me encanta el invierno porque eso significa que disfrutaré de chocolates calientes, el hogar prendido todos los días, podré disfrutar del calor de la familia y, por su puesto, llega la temporada de la nieve. ¡Y la amo!

Si en el lugar donde vives no nieva o si quieres descubrir nuevos lugares fantásticos el próximo invierno, no te pierdas los lugares con nieve más hermosos del mundo. ¿Ya los visitaste?.

#1 Bled, Eslovenia

Con un lago encantador que rodea al pueblo, Bled es un lugar paradisíaco con montañas pintorescas y torres de época que te cautivarán.

#2 Helsinki, Finlandia

Conocida como la perla del Báltico, no hay forma de que Helsinki no te encante.

#3 Parque nacional de los fiordos de Kenai, Alaska

¿Alguna vez pensaste en viajar a Alaska? Pues, ya vez lo que te estabas perdiendo. ¡Hermoso!

#4 Moscú, Rusia

Con esa arquitectura que lo caracteriza, Moscú es una de las ciudades más hermosas y, aunque pueda parecer gris, es un lugar que tienes que ver.

#5 Parque nacional de Femundsmarka, Noruega

Para aquellos aventureros que quieren conocer la inmensidad.

#6 Bariloche, Argentina

Este lugar sí que es mágico y lo puedo decir por experiencia. Desde sus cerros, hasta su característica mascota, el San Bernardo, Bariloche no tiene desperdicio.

#7 Parque nacional Banff, Canadá

¿Quieres ver glaciares, bosques nevados y campos de hielo? Este lugar es para ti y es perfecto para conectarse con la naturaleza.

#8 Serfaus, Austria

¿Te gusta esquiar? No te puedes perder este lugar que no solo es mágico, sino que allí podrás disfrutar de este deporte como en ningún otro lugar .

#9 Interlaken, Suiza

Siempre quise conocer los Alpes suizos, ¿y tú?

Bueno, quienes los han visitado, dicen que Interlaken es uno de los pueblos más hermosos que hay en los alrededores.

#10 Mont-Tremblant, Canadá

¿Te gusta lo que ves? ¡Y a quién no! Uno de los lugares más deslumbrantes de Canadá te está esperando.

#11 Naarden, Países Bajos

Todas las ciudades y áreas rurales de los Países Bajos son espectaculares. ¡Y más aún en invierno! Podrás recorrer canales congelados, vislumbrar los impresionantes paisajes y sentirte como en casa con la calidez de los locales.

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Great Facts About the Five Great Lakes

The Great Lakes — Superior, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Erie — make up the largest body of fresh water on Earth, accounting for one-fifth of the freshwater surface on the planet at 6 quadrillion gallons. The area of all the Great Lakes is 95,160 square miles (246,463 square kilometers) and span 750 miles (1,200 km) from west to east. The square mileage is larger than the state of Texas.

The lakes, called “the nation’s fourth seacoast,” are on the U.S. and Canadian border, touching Ontario in Canada and Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York in the United States. As of 2017, more than 30 million people live in the Great Lakes basin, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This equates to 10 percent U.S. residents and 30 percent Canadian residents. More than 3,500 species of plants and animals inhabit the Great Lakes basin, as well, including 170-plus species of fish.

Today, the Great Lakes are popular recreation spots for boating, fishing and other recreational activities, and they still serve as an important mode of transportation of goods, but they have not always been in their current form. About 14,000 years ago, the Great Lakes area was covered with a glacier that was more than a half-mile (1 km) thick. As the glacier melted, it slowly moved toward Canada and left behind a series of large depressions that filled with water. These formed the basic shape of the Great Lakes, and about 10,000 years ago the Great Lakes took the form that is familiar today.

While the area had been inhabited for a very long time before European explorers arrived, Étienne Brûlé (circa 1592-1632), an advance man for the French explorer Samuel de Champlain (circa 1567-1635), is generally credited as the first European to discover the Great Lakes. Brûlé is believed to have reached Lake Huron around 1615, and went on to explore Lake Ontario, according to the Canadian Museum of History.


The Mackinac Bridge connects Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas at the straits between Lake Huron and Lake Michigan.
The Mackinac Bridge connects Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas at the straits between Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. (Image credit: lphoto Shutterstock)
There are a number of rivers and tributaries connecting the Great Lakes. The Straits of Mackinac connect Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, and there is such a steady flow of water between these two bodies that they could be considered one lake. Lake Erie and Lake Ontario are connected by the Niagara River, including Niagara Falls. The St. Lawrence River connects Lake Ontario to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which leads out to the Atlantic Ocean.

The Great Lakes are dotted with more than 35,000 islands. While many of the islands are small and uninhabitable, the largest is Lake Huron’s Manitoulin Island (1,068 square miles or 2,766 square km), which is also the largest island in any inland body of water on the planet.

There have been a number of shipwrecks on the Great Lakes, as storms and reefs can make navigation treacherous. The last and one of the most famous shipwrecks was that of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, a freighter that sank in Lake Superior during a storm on Nov. 10, 1975, killing the crew of 29.

The lakes have been changes considerably from pollution and invasive species. Currently, there are more than 140 federal programs designated for environmental restoration and management of The Great Lakes, according to the EPA. Eight U.S. states, Canada and 40 Tribal Nations are part of the initiative to clean up and protect the lakes.

Quick facts about the five Great Lakes:


Lake Erie: The name was derived from erielhonan, the Iroquoian word for “long tail,” which describes its shape. It is the fourth largest of the Great Lakes when measured in surface area (9,910 square miles / 25,700 square km.) and the smallest by water volume (116 cubic miles / 484 cubic km).

Lake Huron: Named for the Wyandot Indians, or Hurons, who lived there. Lake Huron is the second largest Great Lake by surface area (23,000 square miles / 59,600 square km) and has the longest shoreline (3,827 miles / 6,157 km), taking into account its many islands.

A view of Niagara Falls (Horseshoe Falls) from the Canadian side.


A view of Niagara Falls (Horseshoe Falls) from the Canadian side. (Image credit: Natalia Pushchina Shutterstock)
Lake Michigan: This is truly a great body of water, as the name is derived from the Ojibwa Indian word mishigami, meaning “large lake.” However, it is only the third largest of the Great Lakes when measured by water surface (22,300 square miles / 57,800 square km). It has an unusual water flow that goes in almost a cul-de-sac formation, moving slowly in a circular pattern. It is also the only Great Lake located entirely in the United States. Michigan and Huron are actually two halves of one body of water, though, according to the University of Wisconsin.

Lake Ontario: Ontario is the Huron word for “lake of shining water.” This lake is the smallest of the Great Lakes when measured in surface area (7,340 square miles / 18,960 square km). While it is similar in width and length to Lake Erie, it is much deeper and holds about four times the water volume (393 cubic miles/1,640 cubic km). Situated downstream from Lake Erie, Lake Ontario is at the base of Niagara Falls.

Lake Superior: At 31,699 square miles (82,100 square km), it is the largest in surface area and in water volume (2,903 cubic miles / 12,100 cubic km), thus earning it the name Lake Superior. The name comes from the French word lac supérieur, meaning upper lake, as it is north of Lake Huron

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10 Best Places to Visit in Arizona

With a dazzling array of amazing sights on offer and jaw-dropping places to visit, Arizona’s desert climate is home to some astounding geological formations and canyons that are well worth exploring. The Grand Canyon, for example, is one of the United States’ most famous sights, while the impressive Monument Valley certainly gives it a run for its money.

With Indian reservations making up almost a quarter of Arizona’s area, there are lots of interesting archaeological, historical and cultural sites relating to Native American culture for tourists to enjoy. As they are home to a plethora of great museums, theaters and art galleries, Arizona’s cities are fun and friendly places to stop by and there is some great nightlife to boot. An incredible state to visit, Arizona’s stunning sights, natural wonders, and lively cities will live long in the memory.

10. Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon

The winding, twisting cracks of Antelope Canyon are mesmerizing to wander around, as sunbeams enchantingly snake their way along the sandstone walls, illuminating and bathing the soft red tones in resplendent light. A beautiful sight to behold, the two different parts of Antelope Canyon are both well worth visiting; their distinctive features have led them to be respectively nicknamed ‘The Crack’ and ‘The Corkscrew’. While they each have their own unique look, in both parts the rock appears to be flowing, thanks to the shapes created by the erosion of the rock. Set in a Navajo Tribal Park, the Upper and Lower parts of Antelope Canyon are only accessible by guided tour.

9. Tombstone

Tombstone

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A historic town that is famous as the site of the Gunfight at the OK Corral, Tombstone was one of the last boomtowns. It was a rough place that attracted hardy prospectors, tough gunslingers and lawless gamblers who came to win their fortune in the silver mines. Very much a tourist trap, Tombstone is a fun place to visit in Arizona to learn about how the West was settled. With the historic part of town perfectly preserved, step into the past and wander around its saloons or check out a reenactment performance of the gunfight. Very much geared towards tourism, there are lots of cheap eateries, souvenir shops, restaurants and hotels around town.

8. Scottsdale

Scottsdale

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Part of the Greater Phoenix Area, Scottsdale’s year-round warm weather means that it welcomes millions of visitors to its streets every year. As such, there is a plethora of resorts, hotels, restaurants, and bars that cater to every budget. Marketing itself as ‘The West’s Most Western Town’, numerous historic sites are scattered around and festivals and events embracing this heritage are regularly held, with cowboy competitions and horse shows often featuring. With lots of great museums and art galleries on offer, Scottsdale has a thriving arts and cultural scene for visitors to enjoy. On top of all this, the city’s nightlife is pounding; there are loads of great nightclubs, swanky lounges and trendy bars for you to explore.

7. Phoenix

Phoenix

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Set in the middle of the desert in an area which is appropriately known as ‘the Valley of the Sun’, the state capital is undoubtedly the cultural and economic heart of the state. Bathed in glorious sunshine almost year-round, Phoenix attracts over sixteen million visitors every year. With lots of educational and entertaining museums on show, as well as some great theatres and shopping options, Phoenix has a lot going for it. There are a number of great restaurants and bars for visitors to check out. Sport lovers can watch any one of the city’s teams, while golfers will adore exploring the more than two hundred courses found in the town.

6. Canyon de Chelly

Canyon de Chelly

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One of the most visited national monuments in the country, Canyon De Chelly has been inhabited for over five thousand years. The canyon walls protect and shelter some amazing old buildings that date back to the days of the Ancestral Puebloans. Since the Navajos began calling it home in the 1700’s, the canyon has tragically been the site of numerous massacres throughout history, with both the Spanish and US Army having persecuted the Native Americans. Nowadays, the site is owned and run by the Navajo and there are a number of great trails and horseback tours available to visitors. While Spider Rock is the canyon’s most distinctive feature, Canyon De Chelly is lovely to gaze upon, and there are great views from along its rim.

5. Monument Valley

Monument Valley

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Iconic in look, Monument Valley’s incredible geological features have starred in TV commercials, featured in films and appeared in magazine ads. As such, they are instantly recognizable around the world. Surrounded by a desolate and featureless desert that stretches almost interminably, the massive sandstone buttes rear impressively towards the heavens, their vivid reds, and oranges standing out against the blue sky. Beautiful to behold, the ‘Valley Between the Rocks’ – as it was dubbed by the Navajo – is a must-see place when visiting Arizona.’

4. Tucson

Tucson

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Home to the University of Arizona, this lively college town is a fun and friendly place to visit, with some great nightlife on offer. The second largest city in the state is a delightful mix of cultures that attest to its long and varied history. Its numerous museums and lively arts and culture scene showcase the city’s diversity.

With great local shops on offer and fantastic restaurants and bars, the university’s large student body gives the town a youthful vibe. Lying in a valley and surrounded by arid mountains and cacti-filled plains, the brightly-colored buildings of the city make Tucson an attractive place, full of charm. With amazing natural sights lying just outside of Tucson, most tourists to the city come to explore the mesmerizing Saguaro National Park or hike in the nearby Santa Caralina Mountains.

3. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

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Mostly consisting of endless desert, the huge Glen Canyon National Recreation Area surrounds the beautiful waters of Lake Powell. With over three thousand kilometers of shoreline, the dark waters of the lake are lined by beautiful red rock formations and the dramatic rock faces that plunge down into it. A popular place to go boating, five marinas are scattered about and there are loads of great water sports and activities for visitors to enjoy. Whether it is kayaking and jet-skiing on Lake Powell’s waters, fishing along the shoreline, or hiking amidst the spectacular rock formations; this national recreation area has something for everyone. The desert scenery is otherworldly, with Paria Canyon and Rainbow Bridge being particularly memorable. Horseshoe Bend is another must-see area in Glen Canyon. Make sure to stop by for a couple of days; you won’t regret it!

2. Sedona Where to Stay

Sedona

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While the jaw-dropping red sandstone formations are the undoubted highlight of what Sedona has to offer, there is lots more to see and do; visitors to the area invariably come away astounded at what they have witnessed. Nestled amid the beautiful rock formations, Sedona is considered sacred by Native Americans and people come here to heal themselves and seek spiritual enlightenment. There are many shops selling alternative medicines and lots of spas for visitors to relax in. An area of outstanding beauty, there are plenty of outdoor activities to take part in here; cycling or hiking in the canyons is an amazing experience, while swimming in the pristine waters will replenish your spirit. With lots of great restaurants on offer, as well as numerous art galleries to explore, the town can get a bit busy during summer, although the stunning scenery more than makes up for it.

1. Grand Canyon Where to Stay

Grand Canyon

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Renowned throughout the world, the Grand Canyon is awe-inspiring to visit and the beautiful panoramas on show are simply breathtaking. Gigantic in size and scale, the views from the edge of the canyon are incredible, as you look out over the rock face dropping away below you and the dramatic vista stretches towards the horizon. Descending into the canyon, the geological formations are mesmerizing. The arid and desolate terrain is peaceful yet picturesque and indeed a powerful place to explore. The ruddy hues of the canyon walls look beautiful in the light and the fossilized remains of plants and animals can be seen here and there. To gain a greater insight into how the Grand Canyon came to be, head to the Geology Museum or the Trail of Time exhibition, which will take you through the layers and landscapes that the canyon has to offer. With Ancestral Puebloans having lived in and around the area for centuries, head to the Tusayan Ruin and Museum for an interesting look at their history and culture. A simply incredible place, the Grand Canyon is undoubtedly the highlight of what Arizona has to offer.

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The Most Beautiful Places in Arizona You Didn’t Know Existed

To a lot of people, the word “Arizona” is synonymous with the word “desert,” which is kind of accurate so long as they consider the word “desert” to also be synonymous with “place littered with gorgeous, secret spots worthy of a road trip, hike, and a little light Instagramming.” And just to prove it, here are those spots…



1. Meteor Crater

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This is the world’s best preserved meteor crater. What is more beautiful and fascinating than a giant hole in the ground where an equally giant asteroid collided with the Earth tens of thousands of years ago? Probably nothing. And let’s just stress the fact that it is GIANT, like a mile across giant.



Moon with red rocks
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2. Blue Canyon

Hopi Indian Reservation
Covered in white patterned boulders, this remote locale skirts the edge of the Painted Desert. Although it looks painted, this is an entirely natural sandstone formation. Head over here and you’ll also find hoodoos, balanced rocks, thin spires, and tiny arches.

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3. Mooney Falls

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While Mooney Falls are technically in the Grand Canyon, they’re a wonder all their own, and also undoubtedly one of the most beautiful spots in the state, maybe the country. Plus, the falls are perfect for swimming, which will be refreshing after the journey you have to take to get there. Hiking to the falls is slightly dangerous, and should be done with caution, but what kind of adventure would it be without a bit of risk?

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4. Petrified Forest

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The Petrified Forest is the best place in the nation to see petrified wood, and if you’re still wondering what that is — it’s fragments of fossilized trees from millions of years ago, and who doesn’t want to say they saw wood that was around during the time of the dinosaurs?

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Montezuma Castle National Monument Arizona
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5. Montezuma Castle National Monument

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What at first glance may look like a wall of decrepit limestone actually contains the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America, where people lived over 600 years ago. Not only are these ruins nestled into Arizona’s beautiful landscape, they’re an eye-opening window into the past.

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6. Kartchner Caverns

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Located at nearly the most Southern reaches of Arizona are the Kartchner Caverns, home of the world’s longest stalactite formation. Yes, that’s right the longest formation of some kind of combination of fast-flowing water, calcium carbonate, and carbon dioxide, or something. While these caverns aren’t beautiful in the dictionary-definition sense, they’re certainly awe-inspiring.

Window Rock Arizona
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7. Window Rock

Window Rock
For some reason, there’s something fascinating and beautiful about a giant hole in what would otherwise look like an impenetrable mountain, especially when it’s surrounded by lush greenery in the middle of Arizona.

Hieroglyphic Trail
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8. Hieroglyphic Trail at the Superstition Mountains

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For a relatively short and easy hike, a scenic view of the desert, and, of course, ancient petroglyphs, check out Hieroglyphic Trail. Depending on what time of year you make the trip, you might even be greeted by some seasonal pools at the end of your trek.

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9. Grand Falls

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Nicknamed “chocolate falls” thanks to the muddy nature of the Little Colorado River, Grand Falls are actually higher than Niagara, and have a beauty all their own in how the streams of brown water seem to blend into the mountainside… which also vaguely resemble a chocolate fountain, if you’re into that kind of thing.

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10. Jerome Ghost Town

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If you still imagine anything in Arizona outside of Phoenix and Scottsdale as the Wild West, visiting the Jerome Ghost Town is a perfect way to prove yourself right — and for the record it’s not just any ghost town, it’s America’s largest ghost town.

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11. Seven Falls in Bear Canyon

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Before you add this one to your bucket list we should probably make it pretty clear that this is definitely a hike, not just a sightseeing trip. While this one may or may not be worth the trouble, depending on your fondness of physical activity, we will promise that you’re rewarded with some pretty cool waterfalls at the end.

Meteor crater Arizona
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12. Emerald Cove

Black Canyon
Yes, that is the real color of the water. Located on the Colorado River, Emerald Cove seriously earns its name, with iridescent water that’s borderline eerie.





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Top 5 Spots to Snowboard in the World

One of the best things about being a professional snowboarder is being able to combine 2 of my passions: traveling and snowboarding. Whether it is for a competition or through the contacts I have made on my snowboarding journey, I am able to check out new ski and snowboard destinations, revisit old favorites and also cherish coming home to one of the best ski and snowboard destinations in the world, Breckenridge, CO.

Here are my top 5 picks for the best places to snowboard around the globe.Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada

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Whistler Blackcomb is enormous and set in breathtaking northwestern beauty. I remember being in complete awe the first time I arrived in Vancouver and made the drive up into the mountains, passing by areas where the ocean meets craggy mountains and into forests of towering Pacific Northwest trees. 8,171 skiable acres, over 200 trails, 37 lifts, 5,000-ft plus vertical drop and 3 glaciers are just a few of Whistler Blackcomb’s stats. There is something for everyone, including groomed runs for the novice riders and open bowls, powder, cliffs and unparalleled tree runs for the more adventurous. The tree runs are true gems with open glades you can explore in a peaceful bliss for days. When the sun shines, riders can head to the summit and take in the amazing view before descending the largest vertical drop of any resort worldwide.Breckenridge, Colorado

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It is not by coincidence that many elite ski and snowboard athletes call Breckenridge, CO home. On any day you can share the slopes with X Games competitors, Dew Tour athletes, Olympians, up-and-coming rookies and legends who all come to ride the challenging mountain terrain, Olympic caliber 22 foot half-pipe, and the 5 progressively sized terrain parks. The 2 half-pipes and 5 parks are impeccably groomed every day and offer a variety of rails, boxes and jumps to keep riders of all levels busy all day. Peaks 7, 8 and 9 all offer lots of groomed runs for the less experienced while those looking for a steeper pitch, open bowls and challenging runs should check out the upper lifts on Peak 8 or the glades on Peak 10.

The history of snowboarding is deeply connected with Breckenridge. The mountain has hosted snowboard competitions for over 20 years, including World Cup races and half-pipe and slope-style events with the Dew Tour.

The base of Breckenridge sits at 9,600 feet with the lifts reaching 12,840 feet. The high altitude ensures super light and fluffy snowfalls and a long ski season from November until the end of April. The resort has reported 338 inches of snow so far this season and it’s only February!Hokkaido, Japan

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Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido may not be on the average snow enthusiast’s radar as a top destination, but is known by insiders as a powder haven with an unforgettable experience. Japanese Olympic snowboarder and good friend, Soko Yamaoko, calls Hokkaido the a best place in the world to ride powder because fresh snow falls constantly, creating amazing powder pillows and unique snow features, which turn the mountain into a true snowboard playground. The most well-known resort on the island is Niseko United, where 4 resorts allow guests to access all of their terrains on one lift pass.Lake Tahoe, California

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There is nothing like standing at the top of the mountain, picking out your line with a view of the pristine Lake Tahoe in the background. In Tahoe there is much more than the lake and the view, though. You can choose between 7 major resorts in the area, excellent backcountry riding, clear cloudless days and expect tons of snow all winter long. Head to Squaw Valley or Kirkwood for epic powder turns, cliffs and steeps. If you are looking for more intermediate terrain and park riding, try Heavenly or Northstar.

My favorite thing about Tahoe is that my trips prove to be different every time. They leave me with a smile whether I am riding the pipe and park at one of the resorts or sampling the endless backcountry options in the area. On my last adventure there, we spent days hiking and exploring the Donner Pass area, finding something new to ride every time.Wanaka, New Zealand

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Snowboarding in New Zealand is unique because the resorts are open snowfields, appearing before you as an endless ocean of white snow with no trees in sight! Riders can choose a way down the mountain without the constraints of established trails. Cardrona, Treble Cone and Snow Park NZ are the main resorts accessible from the town of Wanaka.

If you want a break from the typical resort scene, you can check out one of the local club fields. They are exclusive to New Zealand and are run by local ski clubs. Riders can access the terrain using towropes, surface lifts or hiking and can stay in slope-side bunkhouses.

My first experience at a club field was at Temple Basin high atop Arthur’s Pass. After a brisk hike to the base of the resort, I was introduced to the famed “nutcracker” rope tow devise and explored the vast mountain basins until the sun set before settling in for an enjoyable family-style dinner at the lodge.

The New Zealand experience is further enhanced by the immense variety of natural beauty within the small country. National Parks, oceans, mountains, volcanoes, glaciers, fjords and waterfalls are all within an easy drive to make it a truly memorable destination for any outdoor enthusiast.

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MOST BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAINS IN THE WORLD

Every mountain is eye-catching, but these huge miracles are on the most beautiful spots of the earth, with a dreamy panorama! Now I collected the world’s most beautiful mountains – exactly 20 one – without the need for completeness.Which one is your favorite?

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Fuji, Japan
This Japanese sacred place is the embodiment of absolute beauty, as it is almost perfectly symmetrical. The Fuji was inspired by thousands of poets, painters and artists and have millions of visitors each year to reach the 3716 meter tall hill.

There’s four different routes for climbing during summer (1 July to 31 August) but as it’s not a one-day tour, I recommend to climb it only with a tourist guide! As I read, climbing the mountain is not a difficult thing – many grandmother and children doing it as well – but it’s about 2 days at lest, so you have to get ready to give yourself enough time to reach the top of it. The first day you have to climb around 5-7 hours, the second day around 2-4 hours but professional climbers says that without good equipment, shoes, pre-booked shelter and raincoats, the whole trip can be horrible as well.

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Matterhorn, Alps, Switzerland / Italy
The Matternhorn is the 7th highest peak of the Alps, with it’s 4478 meters – east, north and west wall to Switzerland, and south to Italy. Mountaineering is impossible for beginners: you have to climb up to 6 -14 hours on a cliff wall of 70° degrees – and please, don’t forget the thousands of meters below you as well!
The tour is recommended only for professional and experienced mountaineers and only with a professional mountain guide – but if you are not a big fan of climbing, I recommend a stay in one of the amazing wellness hotels nearby, where you can cheer to the climbers and enjoy the panoramic view of  Matternhorn!

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Half Dome, California, United States
The 2694 meter tall Half Dome became the trademark of the Yosemite National Park, however it’s far not the highest mountain of Sierra Nevada. It’s extremely difficult to climb the mountain, since it requires a great deal of hardness (the mountain is almost 90 ° tilted ) and top of it is only accessible via cable paths. The 22 km tour takes about 10 to 14 hours of climbing, but if you choose a more comfortable alternative to check out the Half Dome and the Yosemite National Park, you can rent a VIP helicopter from San Francisco, since there are many private helicopter companies.

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Vinicunca, Andok, Peru
The 5,200-meter geological wonder aka the rainbow mountain can only be explored with a local tour guide for $30-$40/person (~ due to the variety of travel agencies). According to the reviews, the mountain is not as colorful as on the photos due to the photoshop and the climbing is not so enjoyable because the weather is almost always bad. But if you are lazy you can still travel on a donkey to the top of it for around 70 peru.

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Kirkjufell, Iceland
Kirkjufell is one of Iceland’s most photographed natural sights next to the village of Snæfellsnes, near Grundarfjörður, where you can see the most spectacular view of the northern lights between September and January. Kirkjufell is not a big mountain, more like hill of it’s 463-meter, but as the northern lights appear it shows different faces almost every hour, so it’s a huge natural treasure for photographers. It’s might be interesting but the Kirkjufell also appeared in the Season 6 and 7 of of the Game of Thrones.

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Cerro Chalten, Patagonia, Argentina
Located in the Los Glaciares National Park in Patagonia, the 3375-meter-long Cerro Chalten (aka the Cerro Fitzroy) has it’s entirely peak in Argentina. Long time ago, the Indians thought that it’s a holy mountain, so no one was enough brave to explore the top of it, but nowadays it’s quite popular for extreme mountaineers and natural photographers in the Andes. Cerro Chalten is a very difficult mountain to climb: due to the stormy weather and the the rocky wall, the peak has only been conquered by few people.

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Three sisters, Dolomites, Italy
The “Triple Mountains” is a distinctive three-tier mountain peak with its highest point of 2999 meters – no wonder it’s one of the most popular mountain for extreme mountaineers, but since the Dolomites are surrounded by numerous of hiking trails, „normal” tourists can have a very pretty view to the Three Sisters as well. It’s might be interesting to note that since 1998, there’s a 17.5 km long running marathon (called Drei-Zinnen-Lau) what starts from the Sexten village and finishes next to the 2405-meter-high Three Sister refugee close to the triple mountain peak.

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Los 10 países con la cerveza más barata

Posiblemente todos  estemos familiarizados con el índice Big Mac ¿No? ese que permite comparar el poder adquisitivo de un país tomando en cuenta el costo de una hamburguesa de McDonald’s. Es un índice que ocupan todos los maestros de las clases de economía por curioso y fácil de entender. Claro, no iba a pasar mucho tiempo antes de que algún alcohólico gracioso se le ocurriera hacer lo mismo con la cerveza.

La agencia cambiaria Travelex ha producido un Índice Internacional de Cerveza para el año 2017. Su técnica se basó en comparar el precio promedio de la cerveza (medio litro) en los 32 países a los que los británicos suelen viajar.

Nadie está diciendo que debas planear tus viajes basado en el precio de la cerveza, pero siempre es de ayuda saber cuánto te vas a gastar en la peda velada con los amigos.

Sorprendentemente podemos encontrar varios países europeos, cuestión que llama la atención ya que el euro no es precisamente la moneda más barata. Como era de esperarse México hace su aparición en la lista. Una razón más para ir a celebrar y dejarse de quejar  en el OXXO del precio de la chela.

Los 10 países con la cerveza más barata

  • Barbados. Costo en dólares Barbadenses: $ 4.00. …
  • Jamaica. Costo en dólares jamaicanos: $ 250.00. …
  • Polonia. Coste en Zloty polaco: 7.00zł …
  • Sudáfrica. Costo en Rand: R 25.00. …
  • Tailandia. Costo en baht tailandés: ฿ 60.00. …
  • Portugal. Costo en Euros: 1,50 € …
  • México. Costo en Pesos: Mex $ 25.00. …
  • Hungría. Costo en Forint: 350.00 pies.

Así que ya sin más te dejamos los resultados.

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