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Uzbekistan, a promise land.55s

Uzbekistan, a promise land.

For intrepid travelers, today’s Uzbekistan is a promised land: a Muslim-majority nation that’s both safe and affordable, with few tourists and an abundance of well-preserved mosques and harems.

This Is Camp Bonfire, A Summer Camp For Adults2m09s

This Is Camp Bonfire, A Summer Camp For Adults

Camp Bonfire provides space for people of all abilities, all ages, but mostly people who want to have a good time. The fun doesn’t have to be over when you hit adulthood. Camp Bonfire welcomes adults of all genders, colors, ages, sexualities, nationalities, religions and cultures. The best word to describe it is acceptance or universal love and one sometimes wishes they could expend that outside the camp walls if there are any. At this tech-free camp, electronics are only permitted in designated areas. You need to surrender your phone to the staff on day one to experience the pure magic of summer camps. But, you needn’t worry. Camp Bonfire has plenty of activities to keep you entertained . You can go dancing, learn to kick a ball maybe for the first time in your life, bungee jumping or rope swinging, canoeing, relaxing on the lake, simply fall asleep in a hammock, practice archery etc. But, the camp would not be complete without arts and crafts, talent shows, roaring bonfires and no-ego dance parties. This is an environment where you can be yourself, or you can be whoever you want to be. If you want a real get away from your daily lives, something you would always look forward to then you do need to visit this camp. Camp Bonfire enables people from varied financial backgrounds to experience the same joys of camp. Community-minded pricing allows benefactors to fund another camper’s registration costs. The camp is located in the Poconos Mountains and it is easy to reach from NYC and Philadelphia.

Camp Bonfire, a summer camp for adults!2m09s

Camp Bonfire, a summer camp for adults!

Camp Bonfire is where adults come to experience and celebrate the best parts of summer, connect with new and old friends and try new activities. The technology-free camp features many games, outdoor activities, dances, bonfires, and a talent show.

A Kind Stranger Saved Chrissy Teigen From Making A Traffic Mistake49s

A Kind Stranger Saved Chrissy Teigen From Making A Traffic Mistake

She may be undisputed Queen on Twitter, but let’s face it - even the wonderful Chrissy Teigen can make a mistake once or twice in a millennium. What we all certainly love about her is how quick she is to rectify a situation in her tweets . Multiply that by 1000 when she comes to the aid of someone who had all the best intentions in mind. On the last Monday of March, Chrissy’s fans shared a photo of the model crossing the street. In the immediate background, a had of a man can be seen, looking like he is getting way too close for comfort. “Hey @chrissyteigen this looks like you have strapped a very small man to your boob,” a fan tweeted. Many other fans were also quick to jump on their feet, calling this gentleman a creeper for invading her private space. But the Queen of Twitter wouldn’t be what she is if she didn’t voice her thoughts in the man’s defense. She replied: “Nah he actually saved me from getting run over by a cyclist. I should have looked before stepping out!”. With her spectacular presence, it is no wonder she is followed by paparazzi and photographers wherever she sets foot. Luckily, in this situation, there is plenty of photographic evidence to prove that yes, this gentleman was Chrissy’s knight in shining armor, protecting Chrissy and her unborn baby, whom we consider national treasures! The incident didn’t keep the Queen down for long, as she was back online just hours later, celebrating her 10 millionth follower! She deserves every last one of them!

A Cinema In Dublin Invites Dogs To The Screening Of A Dog Movie  49s

A Cinema In Dublin Invites Dogs To The Screening Of A Dog Movie

A theatre Invited a bunch of dogs to come and see the “Isle of Dogs” and the photos that came out of it are even cuter than the movie. These movie-goers gave Wes Anderson’s latest flick, “Isle of Dogs,” two paws up. The Light House Cinema in Dublin hosted a huge pack of pups and their owners for a screening of the film. The cinema has laid on water bowls and blankets. There wasn’t a long queue in front of the popcorn stands because this particular audience is not particularly crazy after such sorts of snacks. Instead, biscuits and dried pig ears were brought out from the bags when the movie started. About forty dogs of every sort and size were in attendance, enjoying their treats and a movie about their favorite subject: dogs. The largest was Luna, a Newfoundland, and the smallest was a terrier cross called Pedro. As it always goes after all good movies, the end of the film was followed by applause and barking , tails were wagging and drumming the backs of the seats. The screening was such a success the theater is planning to have another event. “All the dogs were very well behaved and most of them seemed to enjoy the film very much. The Light House, therefore, has decided to do another dog-friendly screening on Friday which sold out in minutes,” said Sharon McGarry of Fox.

Two Different Pilots Reported Sighting A UFO To Air Traffic Control1m24s

Two Different Pilots Reported Sighting A UFO To Air Traffic Control

February 24 was the date when two pilots on different planes reported seeing what they could only describe as an unidentified flying object, pass by their aircrafts over southern Arizona and New Mexico. An audio footage was released where both pilots report to air traffic control what they saw. This clip doesn’t contain those recordings but the reports are still accurate. First, it was the pilot of Learjet who called air traffic control, saying “I don’t know what it was. It wasn’t an airplane, the path was going in the opposite direction.” In order to corroborate that, control asked another American Airlines plane that was flying nearby to stay on the lookout. Their request was met with sarcasm, but the pilot complied. It was only a few minutes later that the AA pilot reported: “Something just passed over us, like a, don’t know what it was, but it was at least two, three thousand feet above us. Yeah it passed right over the top of us.” Control tried to make some sense into the report, asking the pilot if maybe it could have been a Google weather balloon, to which the pilot responded: “Doubtful,” while someone else adds, quite matter of factually, “ UFO .” If you are someone who really wants to believe this to be true, don’t get too excited just yet. Apparently, both locations were near Luke Air Force Base, so what they saw might just have been an object being tested. Although, HuffPost also adds that the planes were some 500 miles west of Roswell , New Mexico. We will leave you to decide on this one.

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Photo of the Day Contest

At Travel + Leisure, we're always on the lookout for incredible travel photography and the amazing photographers who take them. Send us the best photographs from your travels for a chance to be featured on Travel + Leisure.

This Is The Major Difference Between People Who Live Abroad And Those Who Don't55s

This Is The Major Difference Between People Who Live Abroad And Those Who Don't

Living abroad has plenty of incredible benefits. It is an opportunity to travel to new places, meet new people and try new things. And we are not trying to get overtly poetical about living in foreign countries . We are elaborating a scientifically proven fact. According to a new study, those who chose to live in a new country tend to have a better sense of self. Researchers found that living abroad triggered “self-discerning reactions”, which means that people tend to reflect on both their own values and norms, as well as those of the new culture. The study also shows that living abroad can bring increased satisfaction, less stress, and improved job performance. There are other albeit minor benefits from moving your home in a foreign country: 1. All that learning, improvising, dealing with the unexpected gets you adrenaline surges more often than living the routine back home . 2. You feel a sudden sense of freedom, such as you have never felt before. Having every possible comfort and being thousands of miles away from home, you feel like you are able of accomplishing almost everything. 3. You find yourself having two of everything: two homes, two languages, two SIM cards, two bank accounts and two life storylines you dearly want to mash together. 4. The concept of what is normal melts while you absorbing the sharp grinding edges of the two cultures you are attempting to negotiate together into toy pocket. 5. You learn how to say goodbye and properly enjoy yourself. So, if you have been considering a substantial self-improvement, think of doing it the proper way: pack those suitcases and hit the road!

7 Secrets About Disney Rides Direct From the Imagineers Who Designed Them1m07s

7 Secrets About Disney Rides Direct From the Imagineers Who Designed Them

From Space Mountain’s backward architecture to Tinker Bell’s secrets of flying, there are plenty of insider tidbits to know about Disney’s parks: 1. Disney can now create audio-animatronics using only a photograph. 2. California Screamin’ really lives up to its name, with tunnels serving as sound barriers. 3. Different Disneyland rides often re-use the same characters. For example, the guy dunked in Pirates of the Caribbean also appears in the Haunted Mansion. Dressing up and putting smiles on children’s faces can be hard work. You have to wear a giant fluffy costume in boiling heat, and also to go through intensive training. This includes hours of practicing the moves and gestures of a character, learning how that specific character articulates certain emotions and being able to perfectly copy their autograph. 4. The Snow White’s figurine in her grotto is actually the same size as the dwarves. In 1961, the major features of the scene were scaled to create the illusion of distance and height and Snow White was placed at the top of the plain, where she stands to this day grandly above the scene. This creates a forced perspective: from the adjacent footbridge, Snow White appears flawlessly proportioned in relation to her friends. 5. When Disney develops attractions based on Pixar movies , the artists themselves are pulled in to help. 6. Disney attractions value telling a story above all. 7. The “Incredicoaster” is an Incredibles-themed roller coaster located in the Pixar Pier section of Disney California Adventure. It was one of the park's original rides and was the only roller coaster at the Disneyland Resort to feature an inversion debuting in June 2018: one portion of the revamped version will be infused with the scent of cookies.

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle May Have A Royal Baby Sooner Than You Think56s

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle May Have A Royal Baby Sooner Than You Think

Get ready Britain and America, there’s going to be a Royal wedding in the spring. The Prince of Wales has announced the engagement of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle. After the Queen met Meghan she said that she is quote “delighted for the couple and wishes them every happiness”. Even though the new royal couple has not even walked down the aisle yet, that does not stop the prince from thinking about his own future royal babies. Royal expert and author of "Harry: Life, Loss, and Love," Katie Nicholl, recently shared that Prince Harry is very keen on having children of his own very soon. "My sources are saying that Prince Harry, particularly, is very keen to start a family, pretty soon after the royal wedding," she said. "He's made no secret about wanting children." She also adds that the prince’s love for his niece and nephew, Princess Charlotte and Prince George , really sealed the deal for him. "I think that moment [for Harry] really kicked in when his brother, Prince William, of course, settled down with Kate Middleton," Nicholl said. "That has definitely gotten Prince Harry pretty broody." But Prince Harry isn’t the only one smitten with the young prince and princess; Meghan is also very much in love with the two royal tots. "The reason he wanted Meghan to meet Prince George and Princess Charlotte was so she could see that — this would be hopefully replicated by them, that they would go on to have children," Nicholl said. "That you marry into the royal family, but that doesn't mean you can't have a regular family with cute children, and here are George and Charlotte to show that that can happen. That was really important to him." Still, we don’t rule out the possibility that Meghan and Harry might eventually choose to be the “cool aunt and uncle” to the royal baby trio ! It should come to no surprise that the new royal couple will want to speed things up on expanding the royal bloodline. Multiple sources have told media that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s desire for tiny princes and princesses grew exponentially after the wedding. A source close to maghan told Us Weekly: “Having children is definitely a priority. She and Harry want to start a family right away—and she’ll start trying as soon as she can.” Another source did confirm this story, although their statement didn’t put so much accent on ASAP. Instead, this source confirms that both the Duke and the Duchess cannot wait to start their own family and soon, but they will not rush things. “They have a lot on their plate right now. But they both think that when the moment feels right, that will be the time to go for it. They’ll make fantastic parents,” finishes the statement. What we do know for sure is that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are enjoying their honeymoon right now. They are expected to make their appearance at the Queen's Trooping of the Colour official birthday parade on June 9. They also have a trip planned to Australia, where they will attend the Sydney Invictus Games, while the second half of the year is busy with other work engagements. Whether a pregnancy announcement will come before or after is left to be seen.

5 Surprisingly Affordable Places To Travel This Spring46s

5 Surprisingly Affordable Places To Travel This Spring

Planning a great, impromptu getaway this spring may not be as expensive as you think. This season, a few destinations stand out as top choices for value-conscious travelers: 1. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Buenos Aires is waiting for you with its amazing steaks, red wine, and plenty of sites to keep you busy for days on end. This is a city that rarely sleeps so you will have the chance to explore the colorful weekend ferias or markets, dance the tango at Milonga, try great dining places, visit historic sites such as the Recoleta Cemetery, have a Beer in Plaza Serrano, and to Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes museums during your visit. 2. Punta Cana , Dominican Republic. Punta Cana's beaches have a pure golden color, and if you are not a fan of tanning you can always practice on their golf swings at the Punta Espada or La Cana golf courses. Wildlife aficionados can take a dip at Dolphin Island or meet the wildlife at Manatí Park. 3. Ocho Rios, Jamaica. If you are a nature and wildlife enthusiast, then Ocho Rios is the perfect spot for you to visit. It offers snorkeling on Dunn’s River, dip in Blue Hole and Secret Falls and many more rainforest adventures. 4. Quebec, Canada. When in Quebec, make sure you go on an Old City walking tour, bike through Lower Town and do not miss Montmorency Falls. 5. La Paz, Bolivia. You can take a Cable Car Tour of La Paz or visit Sajama National Park. You can discover the ancient secrecies of Tiwanaku and the natural beauty of Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest lake, on a one-day trip from La Paz.

Find Out More About The Most-Booked Tour On TripAdvisor1m00s

Find Out More About The Most-Booked Tour On TripAdvisor

Picking a new destination to travel to can be a daunting experience, but luckily, the internet has your back. According to TripAdvisor, the City Wonders Skip the Line tour ranks as the world’s most popular travel experience. The tour operates in Rome and will only set you back $79. Travelers will get to see the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. The tours only take about 3.5 hours, so you will have plenty of time to explore on your own, too. City Wonders is one of only three official Vatican Museums tour partners. This means travelers get to skip the line with their expert guides and experience a truly unique experience. There's a reason why Rome is called the eternal city and should most definitely be on everyone’s bucket list. Experience every facet of it by browsing the prolific range of Rome tours City Wonders offers, designed to deliver nothing less than Rome at its finest. City Wonders Tours, formerly knowns as Dark Rome, offers special-access tours in Rome, the Vatican, Venice, Florence and Milan. It specializes in small, single language tours with ‘Skip the Line Access’ at all major monuments and museums, making sure that tourists get the very best from every second of their vacation. As an Official Vatican Museums Partner, City Wonders offers ‘No Wait Access’ at the Vatican Museums along with a number of exclusive and special-access tours. They also have special access to the Colosseum underground, third tier level and arena floor. In addition, they offer original walking tours and innovative day trips from Rome to Tuscany, Pompeii and Florence. In operation for over 10 years now, they focus on the little details, and their excellent customer care team and careful guide selection makes them the most popular tour operators in Rome!