A smokejumper’s first leap of faith

A smokejumper’s first leap of faith

Grant Davis watched as members of his crew leapt out of the hovering Shorts Sherpa C23-A plane. He couldn’t see smoke coming from the trees or the streamers that marked his destination 1,500ft below. This wasn’t just his first jump into Olympic National Park; this was his first jump ever.

Olympic – est 1938

Washington

A smokejumper’s first leap of faith

Grant Davis, smokejumper

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Paris Catacombs – The Skeleton Of The City

Paris Catacombs – The Skeleton Of The City

In Paris there is input that leads to the underground entrance called Paris Catacombs. Hundreds of feet below the spiral staircase, through organized countless tunnels and chambers are hiding pile of skulls and bones. Most of us would not be happy, nor would be enjoyable despite such a view, but it is one of the ways through which you can observe the heart of Paris, deep under the earth’s soil. Continue reading Paris Catacombs – The Skeleton Of The City

5 Compelling Reason to Add Chiang Mai to Your Bucket List

5 Compelling Reason to Add Chiang Mai to Your Bucket List

Chiang Mai is one of the prettiest spots in Thailand and it’s very easy to see the appeal of heading here for a trip – whether you’re spending some time travelling around the north and using the area as a base, or whether you’re stopping through on your way to another city or country. When you’re planning a travelling itinerary, it’s perfectly normal to take a look at the various sights and to build your plans around the options available to you. Continue reading 5 Compelling Reason to Add Chiang Mai to Your Bucket List

This Summer Feel The Beauty Of Sardinia

This Summer Feel The Beauty Of Sardinia

Sardinia is located in the Mediterranean, on west coast of Italy. The island is popular among Italians and tourists from other parts of the world. Here you can enjoy the sophistication of Costa Smerelda, but also in the rural mountains that adorn this island. For the beaches and resorts probably do not need to waste words. There are many things that attract tourists in Sardinia. Continue reading This Summer Feel The Beauty Of Sardinia

The Most Beautiful Island In The World – Palawan Island

The Most Beautiful Island In The World – Palawan Island

The world hides amazing places. Beauty, nature, history and stories. Even when you walk through all exotic destinations on your list, there are always some places which you still do not have it explored. One of those places is certainly the island of Palawan.

The Most Beautiful Island In The World – Palawan Island

The Most Beautiful Island In The World – Palawan Island

The Most Beautiful Island In The World – Palawan Island

The Most Beautiful Island In The World – Palawan Island

This is another proof that the Philippines is a place which can never be sufficiently investigated and also possessing incredible, heavenly beauty. Continue reading The Most Beautiful Island In The World – Palawan Island

A cheese made from… donkey milk?

A cheese made from… donkey milk?

Slobodan Simić lounged on the crude wooden bench in Zasavica Special Nature Reserve’s dining room like the caterpillar from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, holding court and puffing on the quarter-bent Calabash-style briar pipe that dangled delicately from his teeth. Tanned creases ran down his face like tributaries, and his eyes sparkled with mischief.

“Rakia?” he said, offering me a shot of the strong Balkan brandy that is often drunk in the morning, even before coffee. Continue reading A cheese made from… donkey milk?

Great Blue Hole, Belize

Great Blue Hole, Belize

If you ever accidentally find yourself in Belize, do not miss the chance to visit the Great Blue Hole, one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world.

Great Blue Hole, Belize

Great Blue Hole, Belize

The famous adventurer Jacques Cousteau helped Belize to turn into a real tourist attraction, when in the year 1971 introduced the Big Blue Sea hole as one of the best places for diving in the world. It has almost perfect circular shape. Continue reading Great Blue Hole, Belize

The land that refused obliteration

The land that refused obliteration

With its rolling Blue Ridge scenery and rugged canyons, you’d never suspect that Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park is as much a work of man, as it is of nature.

Shenandoah – est 1935

Virginia

The land that refused obliteration

Claire Comer, interpretive ranger

Read more about BBC Travel’s celebration of the US National Park Service’s 100th Anniversary.

But the 105-mile-long preserve, pocketed with protected wilderness areas and hiking trails, is a masquerade of sorts. Continue reading The land that refused obliteration