17 Dream Destinations Adventure Villagers want to visit in 2017/8!

17 Dream Destinations

a collaborative blog post by The Adventure Village

There are some adventures that we do on a regular basis because they are fun or having meaning to us in some way. Then there are the adventures that we dream about doing one day.

We talked to our community members of Adventure Village to see what their dream adventures and destinations would be. Here are the top trekking destinations that members would like to see organized in the future. [Read more…]

15 Instagram Accounts You Must Follow if You are an Outdoor Canine Lover

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Maybe you reach to the nightstand before getting out of bed or look forward to checking your phone more than your lunch break while you’re at work. It may just be an app, but Instagram has the power to bring a little bit of joy into each and every day as we find exactly what we are interested in and have it delivered with a single swipe. It has something for every interest and if you happen to be a canine lover with an affection for the outdoors, you too can discover a little inspiration, a couple of laughs and a few warm-hearted moments while taking a scroll. For a bit of puppy love and a whole lot of nature, check out these 15 Instagram accounts. [Read more…]

Best Places in Southeast Asia to Camp Out under the Stars

Best Places in (1)With velvet skies full of twinkling stars and the sounds of the forest, what better way to experience Southeast Asia than by camping. At night, some of the most famous destinations in the world take on a new persona with the night sky for entertainment and perhaps a campfire. Here are some of the best places to camp out under the stars in Southeast Asia. [Read more…]

Bali Spectacular – Island Facts And Timelapse Video

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Bali, island is situated 1 mile (1.6 km) east of the island of Java, separated by the narrow Bali Strait, Indonesia. Travel & Leisure Magazine has awarded Bali the World’s Best Island in 2009, while the Lonely Planet’s Best of Travel 2010 ranked Bali second place among the world’s Top Regions.

Most of Bali is mountainous (essentially an extension of the central mountain chain in Java), the highest point being Mount Agung, or Bali Peak, 10,308 feet (3,142 metres) in height and known locally as the “navel of the world.” It proved to be an active volcano, erupting in 1963 (after a dormancy of 120 years), killing more than 1,500 persons and leaving thousands homeless. The main lowland is south of the central mountains. The period of the southeast monsoon (May to November) is the dry season. Bali’s flora (mostly hilly tropical rain forest) and fauna resemble those of Java. Some teak grows on Bali, and the giant banyan (waringin) trees are held sacred by the Balinese. Tigers are found in the west, and deer and wild pigs are numerous. [Read more…]

Wonders of Nature: Komodo National Park, Indonesia

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Indonesia is the largest island country in the world, covering almost 2 million square kilometers. In this world there are 17,508 islands and in the world’s largest island country, it is only fitting that the largest lizards in the world have a home. The Bima Sudan measured up to 3.1 meters, making it the largest specimen measured.

Komodo National Park is located within the Lesser Sunda Islands in the border region of East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara. There are 29 islands that make up the park, although only three of them would be considered a large park. When totaled, the land area is about 603 square kilometers of land. Founded in 1980 to project these majestic creatures, Komodo National Park has become a refuge for other species as well, including marine species. [Read more…]

Starry Tibet: Amazing Timelapse Video by Chinese Photographer Wang Yuanzong

Long known as the Roof of the World, Tibet was isolated for most of its more than 1,000-year history. It is composed of high plateaus and some of the tallest mountains in the world. Tibet is an autonomous region of China that is located along China’s southwestern frontier with India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Myanmar (Burma). The Tibet Autonomous Region is also bounded by the Chinese provinces of Yunnan to the southeast, Sichuan to the east, and Qinghai to the northeast and the Uygur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang to the northwest. The disputed territory of Kashmir lies to the west. The name of the Tibet Autonomous Region in Chinese is Xizang Zizhiqu. Its area is 471,700 square miles (1,221,600 square kilometers). The capital is Lhasa.

High elevation and lofty mountains are Tibet’s most striking physical features. It lies on the highest of the world’s highland areas, the Plateau of Tibet, which also extends into Qinghai, Sichuan, and Xinjiang. Northern Tibet consists of a slightly rolling plateau with an average elevation of about 16,500 feet (5,000 meters). In the southeast is a series of rugged north-south mountain ranges. Along the southern boundary are the tallest mountains in the world—the Himalayas, where Mount Everest rises to more than 29,000 feet (8,800 meters).

Watch this amazing video by Chinese photographer Wang Yuanzong in his travels through Tibet alone for a whole year just to show the world its breathtaking views.