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Venice. Via T+L ( In March, a ban forbidding the largest cruise ships from entering Venice was lifted, leading to renewed protests by concerned citizens and scientists who claim that the mega ships erode the city’s delicate waterways and ecosystem.

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Sarisariñama Sinkholes, Venezuela

Nineteen mammal species have gone extinct from Australia in the past 200 years. Tasmania, however, has lost only one—the last Tasmanian tiger died in 1933—and remains a haven for thirteen species that are extinct or gravely endangered on the Australian mainland. Via T+L (

Top 50 Maui Activities. A complete guide on the best things to do and see in #Maui.

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The Most Beautiful Spot in Every U.S. State

Some National Parks & such, But Great Places in th U.S.! The Most Beautiful Spot in Every U.S. State via @PureWow

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21 Places in the World You Must Visit at Least Once

21 destination ideas, from Breckenridge to Zanzibar. Tourist traps need not apply. Add these to your bucket list.

10 Most Beautiful Bridges in the World

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Most Beautiful Coastal Towns

The allure of a coastal getaway drew about 250 million visitors to the Mediterranean alone in 2008 (the most recent data available), according to the UN World Tourism Organization. They come to towns like Manarola, Italy, whose cliff-side homes practically tumble into the sea. Yet on the other side of the Mediterranean await lesser-known charmers like Sidi Bou Said in Tunisia, where blue-and-white buildings line the stone streets. | via Travel + Leisure

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12 Trips Every Woman Should Take Before She's 40

Did ya hear? Forty is the new 20. All of which gives you even more time to check these 12 must-do vacations off your travel bucket list. Ready, set…go!

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America's Most Beautiful Landmarks

While the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal, and Mount Fuji may be the first images that come to mind when we picture beautiful landmarks, the truth is that there are numerous dazzling sights—both natural and man-made—right here in the United States. And while some of them may require a road trip or plane ride to get to, others, like Grand Central, may be practically right under our noses. | via Travel + Leisure

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9 Ways to Mix the Old and New in Vienna

Belonging to the noble family that shares its name, the Liechtenstein City Palace is a case study in over-the-top Baroque architecture, Rococo Revival interiors, and mirrored staterooms.