7 National Geographic Photos that Will Leave You Speechless

There’s a reason people are crazy about National Geographic. It is a rich source of information on the wonders in our Earth, and provides cultural tips for traveling to certain destinations. But recently, Nat Geo’s been really attracting us with their Photo of the Day campaign. This National Geographic photo campaign features photo op moments of gorgeous destinations from all over the world that tend to go unnoticed compared to more popular, publicized places. Here’s some of National Geographic’s best of the best hand-picked destinations to give you some inspiration as you plan your next vacation. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the view!

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4 Things to Do in Philadelphia During DNC 2016

For those of you heading out to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention next week, you’re in for a real treat! There will be many great speeches and keynote presentations, as well as other interesting activities scheduled for the event. However, in case you get all convention’d out and want to do some additional exploring around the city, you’re in luck. There are plenty of sights to see and things to do in Philadelphia! So what do we recommend? Here’s our list of the top 4 destinations you absolutely cannot miss during your trip to Philly.

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4 Of the Best 4th of July Fireworks to See This Year

We can all agree that 4th of July Independence Day celebrations are probably one of the most exciting American holidays we celebrate. Why? Well, the amazing food, company, and fireworks, of course. The 4th of July is the optimal time for professionals and amateurs alike to showcase their skills in putting on some of the most breathtaking firework shows we get to view. But, what's the best of the best? All fireworks are beautiful, but which shows really take the cake? Let's take a look at some of 2016's most anticipated 4th of July firework shows!

 

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4 Reasons Why You Need to Visit the Great Barrier Reef Now

We all know about the Great Barrier Reef – whether you heard about it from your adventurous aunt who went scuba diving there, or you simply watched Finding Nemo a billion times. You’ve probably heard great things about it, like how majestic, picturesque, and downright gorgeous it is.

But, there’s a problem now.  The great barrier reef

As of late, the Great Barrier Reef has been struggling tremendously. Due to general climate changes, coral bleaching is a threat to the Great Barrier Reef, killing off the area's coral. Given that this is a huge concern for Australia’s environmentalists, the Great Barrier Reef was placed under the United Nations’ In-Danger Watch List. Soon after, a few authority figures in the coalition, including the Minister for the Environment made the claim that the coral reef is no longer in danger. However, this story doesn’t really add up because ironically enough, corals are still dying. Whether you believe what you read in the news or not, there is one thing we know for sure: The Great Barrier Reef is in danger, and its days may be numbered. So here are 4 reasons why you need to visit it while you still can.

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3 Places You Need to See in the Koreatown Near Washington, D.C.

By Chaitanya Bala

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This past weekend, I ventured out on a road trip to Washington, D.C. for the Cherry Blossom Festival with a few of my friends from college. Our original plan was to get there in time to attend the famous Blossom Kite Festival, where hundreds of children and families would be flying their kites out by the Washington Monument. Plus, we were also going to get some amazing shots of cherry blossoms, like the ones you see in Japan. But to my chagrin, we didn’t make it in time for the event and the cherry blossom bloom had pretty much ended. The peak bloom has occurred on March 25th, so we had already missed it. I was pretty bummed about it at first, and since I had already been to the plethora of museums and monuments a million times, what else was I really going to see that I hadn’t seen before? That’s when I realized there’s a Koreatown hidden in the crevices of our nation’s capital. What’s so great about Koreatown, you ask? Well, keep on reading.

 

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