AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 18, 2017 at 01:56PM

What kind of weekend adventurer are you? @elisabethontheroad’s photo of Mt. Hood in Oregon is inspiring us to get outside and explore! The Beaver State has a plethora of activities to satisfy those adventure cravings. For 15 of our favorite things to do on your next visit, click the link in our bio. #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 18, 2017 at 08:21AM

Ready to feel some serious awe for Mother Nature? Head to Zion National Park in Utah and explore Angels Landing, like @chrissihernandez did here! For 33 more of the most Instagrammable places in America’s national parks, check out the link in our bio. You’ll be taking jaw-dropping photos like this stunner in no time. #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 18, 2017 at 02:10AM

A hot air ballon ride over Cappadocia is one of those travel experiences that everyone needs on their wanderlist. This region’s unique landscape of mushroom-like “fairy chimneys” was formed over time from the erosion of volcanic rock. While its early inhabitants lived both above and below the ground, nowadays, this incredible region is best enjoyed from the sky! To learn even more about what makes this Turkish dreamland so magical, check out the link in our bio. Photo by @insearchofperfect #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 17, 2017 at 01:57PM

@laurenswells, you have us dreaming our Tuesday away with your unreal shot of Malta. This postcard-worthy country lies about 50 miles from Sicily in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea—however, while its local language (Maltese) looks similar to Italian in writing, it actually sounds like Arabic when spoken out loud! Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind destination on your next island-hopping adventure through the Mediterranean. For 35 more stops to explore on your trip, pop on over to the link in our bio. #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 17, 2017 at 08:04AM

Lookin’ good, Lady Liberty! Did you know that during her 1986 restoration, the monument’s new torch was covered with thin sheets of real 24k gold? This classy, historic woman is one of New York City’s most inspirational sights. To explore even more of what inspires us about the Big Apple, check out the link in our bio. Photo by @nastasiaspassport #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 17, 2017 at 02:06AM

Washington D.C.’s @espitadc is an ideal place to indulge this #tacotuesday. Their freshly made heirloom corn tortillas are filled with lamb neck, seared wahoo, adobo-rubbed pork, roasted brussels sprouts, or even boneless fried chicken wings; talk about tasty! For a taste of 41 more of the United States’s best taco shops, take a peek at the link in our bio. Photo by @frenchieyankee #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 16, 2017 at 02:19PM

These four photos are just a sample of the charm you’ll encounter in the cosmopolitan desert city of Scottsdale, Arizona. Head to @scottsdale_instaadventure for a peek at more of this arid region’s best spots (and for a chance to win your own getaway to this must-visit place)! Photo by AFAR Ambassador @ryannealcordwell #scottsdaleinstaadventure
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 16, 2017 at 08:32AM

The Sonoran Desert’s natural beauty seems to be more breathtaking each time you see it. To discover more of Scottsdale’s mystique, take a virtual journey through our Instagram Adventure over at @scottsdale_instaadventure. Click around, tour more scenes from this dazzling place, and interact for a chance to win your own Arizona adventure! Photo by AFAR Ambassador @ryannealcordwell #scottsdaleinstaadventure #absolutelyscottsdale #traveldeepeer
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 16, 2017 at 03:59AM

In Arizona, you can climb rocks by day and enjoy city life by night. That’s the kind of variety we love, so we teamed up with Scottsdale to bring you on an Instagram Adventure through this diverse desert city. Join us over at @scottsdale_instaadventure to click through more photos and learn about the multitude of experiences this city has on offer. You may even unlock a chance to win your own trip to Scottsdale! Photo by AFAR Ambassador @ryannealcordwell #scottsdaleinstaadventure #absolutelyscottsdale #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 15, 2017 at 11:01AM

Thailand is known for its thousands of temples, and Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai is one of its most opulent. King Keu Naone built the temple in 1383 to enshrine a piece of shoulder bone believed to be from Buddha. Legend says that the relic was placed on the back of a sacred white elephant that had wandered into the jungle before stopping, trumpeting three times, and dropping dead. The king ordered the temple to be built on that very spot! Check out the link in our bio for even more gems of northern Thailand. Photo by @landlopers #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 15, 2017 at 03:11AM

Is every street in Oaxaca this charming? (Hint: The answer is yes.) This Southwestern Mexican state is known for its tasty moles, diverse indigenous influence, and colorful festivals in the Zócalo. Check out the link in our bio for a look at Oaxaca through a photographer’s lens. Photo by @candida #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 14, 2017 at 11:31AM

@emily_lush, your lunch break in Vietnam looks downright charming. This country is brimming with some of the world’s best flavors—especially its oodles of noodles! Check out the link in our bio to discover some of Vietnam’s best noodle dishes (from plates to soups) as well as a deeper look into Hoi An’s iconic “pork-a-licious” cao lau. #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 14, 2017 at 04:24AM

The Djemaa el Fna in Marrakech is a one-of-a-kind spectacle. The stalls at this enormous market offer something for everyone (from leatherwork and spices to rugs and love potions) and the locals’ live performances are out of this world! Exploring a local market is one of the best ways #traveldeeper in an unfamiliar destination. For even more of the greatest markets to navigate around the world, check out the link in our bio. Photo by @artjaunts
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 13, 2017 at 03:22PM

Is it just us, or is this cow smizing under those shaggy bangs? @wanderingkamya snapped this delightful shot on her descent of Seceda in the Italian Dolomites. The herd’s proud owner even told her the cows’ names! Click the link in our bio to discover even more hikes with jaw-dropping views like this. #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 13, 2017 at 07:59AM

Cuba’s colorful capital has proven to be as resilient as it is vibrant. Havana has survived colonization, sieges, and revolutions while still developing a burgeoning art scene and an ebullient salsa culture. Now Cuba faces the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, and we’re here to help preserve this spirited island. Click the link in our bio to find out how you can help Cuba and the rest of the Caribbean in the wake of the recent storms. Photo by @tropicophoto #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 13, 2017 at 02:37AM

If you’re passionate about photography and love adventure as much as we do, join us on our World in Focus photo expeditions with @nikonusa from January
through March 2018! Want to explore scenic destinations like Vietnam, Morocco, Italy, Utah, and Peru, while receiving hands-on mentoring from leading photographers (and get access to the latest Nikon cameras and lenses)? To reserve a spot on these adventures of a lifetime, head to the link in our bio and register now! #traveldeeper #AFARNikonWIF
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 12, 2017 at 05:54PM

Kenroku-en is considered to be one of Japan’s three great gardens. Built near the Kanazawa Castle in the 1620s and developed over the course of two centuries, the 25-acre grounds were opened to the public in the 1870s and now host visitors from all over the world. If you’ve ever dreamed of exploring this country’s gorgeous foliage, Kenroku-en is a perfect place to start! Tag a friend who’d love to wander this vibrant garden as its leaves turn golden this fall. Photo by @garyhor #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 12, 2017 at 08:07AM

Last night, we kicked off #AFARExperiences in the Big Easy with a magnificent performance by @preshallband at New Orleans’s @preservationhall. This historic venue was founded in 1961 to “protect, preserve, and perpetuate” traditional New Orleans Jazz—and it’s doing an extraordinary job! We’re keeping the celebration going in this phenomenal city. Want to join along? Follow #AFARNola for a behind-the-scenes look at the best of this experience! Photos by @amyjett #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 12, 2017 at 02:20AM

A little street music on your stroll to the gelateria is just the thing to make a day in Rome even more magical. Now that the weather has cooled off in Italy’s ancient capital, it’s time to enjoy the city’s seasonal specialties like a dish of pumpkin ravioli or a walk through the Villa Borghese gardens. Check out the link in our bio to find out why fall is the best time to enjoy Rome! Photo by @annapurnauna #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 11, 2017 at 08:02AM

@truehorizontravel discovered that Greece sets a pretty high bar when it comes to charming town squares. Based on this dreamy photo, this one may just take the cake! This country is full of dazzling destinations to add to your wanderlist. For 5 under-the-radar Greek isles that you won’t want to miss, check out the link in our bio. #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 11, 2017 at 02:21AM

Did you know that the three Pyramids of Giza align precisely with the three stars of Orion’s belt? This is true for their location, as well as for their size: each pyramid reflects the brightness of its matching star! To learn even more about Egypt’s enchanting culture, scroll through the link in our bio. Photo by @nomadictyrant #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 10, 2017 at 02:03PM

In search of unique dining destinations? Be sure to check out Bangkok’s @thehouseonsathorn: a 128-year-old colonial mansion in the heart of the city that’s now part of @wbangkok. History isn’t the restaurant’s only claim to fame—its cuisine earned it a spot on the list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2017. To read about another way to find epic dining experiences when you #traveldeeper, check out the link in our bio. Photo by @paperplanesblog
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 10, 2017 at 08:01AM

When in Paris, eat pastries—buttery, decadent, delicious pastries. @sliceofpai followed this age-old advice when she visited @karamel_paris_officiel and enjoyed a kararoll—a croissant made with caramel cream and caramelized streusel that she says is “to die for.” Save us one next time, s’il vous plaît! Find more must-try pastries from the French capital by clicking on the link in our bio. #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 10, 2017 at 02:09AM

Our Nov/Dec issue is on stands now! Pick up a copy today to explore the ineffable delight of a Rhine river cruise, learn valuable lessons on a road trip through the American South, find inspiration from innovators shaping the future of travel, and so much more. Enjoy! #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 09, 2017 at 02:07PM

Who else wishes they could hitch a ride on this classic Italian speedboat? @il_mastromatto described this Lake Como experience as “a bit like going back in time,” which sounds pretty glorious to us. To truly explore what it was like to travel by boat back in the day, check out the 10 vintage photos in our bio. They’ll make you want to set sail! #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 09, 2017 at 08:18AM

Ceahlau Massif—one of Romania’s most famous mountains—isn’t just majestic, it’s mystical too. Known as “The Sacred Mountain,” the mountain’s unique rock formations were the inspiration for many popular Romanian folktales. We recommend hiking in this magical area to experience its legendary aura for yourself! To discover even more extraordinary hikes around the world, take the trek to the link in our bio. Photo by @mihailonaca #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 09, 2017 at 02:17AM

You can’t always know what thrilling adventures await around the next bend, but if you follow a road like this one through Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, we predict you’ll find unforgettable moments at every turn. To find out which spontaneous travel destination is right for you, take the quiz linked in our bio. Photo by @zeppaio #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 08, 2017 at 11:04AM

There’s no better way to experience the beauty of fall than to pack up the car (or van) and hit the road on a full-fledged foliage tour—and there’s no better place to end an awesome day of leaf-peeping than at a cozy, relaxing retreat. For the best places to rest your head after soaking up the changing seasons, head to the link in our bio—these fall foliage escapes take quaint comfort to new levels. Photo by @larsschneidervisuals #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 08, 2017 at 04:40AM

We’re not kidding when we say Australia’s Kangaroo Island, located just off the coast of Adelaide, is an animal lover’s paradise. Over one third of the magnificent island is protected in nature reserves where you’ll see wildlife like koalas, sea lions, and, yes—kangaroos too. This island is reason enough to put South Australia on your wanderlist, but if you’re looking for a few more excuses, head to the link in our bio to discover the best of this majestic region. Photo @marissa.yu #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 07, 2017 at 11:02AM

@cathystancilphotography caught this dazzling view of Lake Geneva from the shores of Yvoire, France. We love this historic town, which is known for its medieval architecture and garden displays, and we’re not the only ones! The delightful spot is commonly recognized as one of France’s most stunning villages. To read about five ways to vacation like the French do, head to the link in our bio. #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 07, 2017 at 03:16AM

@sliceofpai discovered this enchanting home on a recent trip to Gressholmen—an islet to the south of Oslo, Norway. “We went mushroom picking in a nearby forest, baked bread with ancient grains, and visited these cute, colorful cabins where locals spend their summers!” Sounds like a dream trip to us! To discover more unique (and adorable) places to stay in Norway at any time of year, check out the link in our bio. #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 06, 2017 at 01:58PM

From November 10-13, we’re heading to Tokyo for a once-in-a-lifetime travel excursion, and we’d love for you to join us! We’ll visit sacred shrines, participate in traditional tea ceremonies, immerse ourselves in cultural experiences led by local experts, and so much more. Want to #traveldeeper in Tokyo with AFAR, #WorldOfHyatt, and Andaz? Head to the link in our bio to learn more about the trip and to register today! #AFARTokyo
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 06, 2017 at 08:00AM

In our Sept/Oct issue, two of Nashville’s top restaurateurs gave us the low down on the hottest neighborhoods in their hometown. To learn more about the happening spots these locals love, head to the link in our bio where we share some of the best places to go in Nashville right now. #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 06, 2017 at 02:01AM

Germany’s fanciful Neuschwanstein Castle was built for King Ludwig II and completed in 1892. Ironically, after 23 years of construction, the king only slept there for 11 nights! The impressive structure is now one of the most popular tourist attractions in Europe, with 1.4 million people visiting each year. Have you ever fantasized about living like royalty? Make your dreams come true and book a stay at one of the castles linked in our bio. Photo by @julian_rwl #traveldeeper
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AFAR Travel Magazine: Trip Destinations, Holiday Ideas and Vacation Inspiration – October 05, 2017 at 01:51PM

On her recent trip to Sri Lanka, photographer @carleyscamera explored the island nation’s southwest coast, where she visited a local turtle hatchery. “Not only did we see a beautiful sunset on the shores of Habaraduwa, we were also lucky enough to witness this little sea turtle make its way into the Indian Ocean. Good luck out there little guy!” To read (and see) more from this travel photographer’s epic adventure across Sri Lanka, head to the link in our bio. #traveldeeper
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