Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works

Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works

By: Heather

Saltpeter. Do you know what it is? I didn’t, but the word sure did conjure up some awkward images. For most of us born after the Great Depression, we know saltpeter as potassium nitrate. Up until about the 1930s, saltpeter works were a booming industry in Chile, Bolivia, and Peru. The three countries were supplying most of the world with potassium nitrate to be used in fertilizers, rocket propellants, fireworks, and gunpowder.

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Penang Malaysia Know Before You Go

George Town, Penang, Malaysia: Things to Know Before You Go

By: Heather

George Town, Malaysia is a quaint little town located on the island of Penang in the Malacca Straight on the West side of Malaysia. The cities of Melaka and George Town were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2008 for their multicultural heritage and architectural wonders. In recent years, George Town has become synonymous with incredible street art and delicious food. Home to some of the most famous murals in all the world Penang should be a top placeholder on any art lovers must visit list.

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Street Art George Town Penang Malaysia

Maynard’s Street Art Obsession: George Town, Penang, Malaysia

By: Matthew

Goerge Town on the island of Penang is home to some of the most renowned and interactive street art in the world. Going to Malaysia and taking the trek to Penang is like a pilgrimage for street art enthusiasts. Working the pieces into the surrounding environment is something of a specialty for these artists. The work is prominently displayed throughout the town and on the island, but we will be focusing on the city.

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Regrettable Lessons Learned and Shared

Regrettable Lessons Learned and Shared by 16 Travel Bloggers

We have all made some errors, missteps, or even bad choices in our travels. To show you are not alone in your mishaps and maybe even help prevent some, we went to the experts. We asked some fellow travelers what their most regrettable travel mistake was, and what they learned from it. Now you have the opportunity to learn from us and make better choices.

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Yellow Water Billabong at Kakadu National Park in Pictures

Yellow Water Billabong at Kakadu National Park in Pictures

By: Matthew

Yellow Water Billabong

Yellow Water Billabong is a small body of water off of the South Alligator River in Kakadu National Park. Kakadu is a UNESCO World Heritage site just outside of Darwin, in the North of Australia. If you are into birdwatching or crocodiles or both, Yellow Water Billabong should be high on your list of places to visit. The best and easiest way to accomplish this is booking a tour with Yellow Water Cruises. We choose the sunrise tour and it was loaded with wildlife.

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Valley of the Temples Know Before You Go

Valley of the Temples: Things to Know Before You Go

By: Heather

Valle dei Templi (aka Valley of the Temples) is a UNESCO rated archaeological park located on a ridge overlooking Agrigento, Sicily, Italy. The park consists of the relics of the ancient Greek city of Akragas. The remains of several Greek Temples dedicated to the Gods of Greek religion have been restored and are on glorious display for all visitors.

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