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Our world is wide and wonderful place, filled with amazing geological formations and incredible remote locations. From some of the most remote private islands in the world to incredible green retreats right outside of our biggest cities, here are some of the most fascinating places on Earth to take a trip.

Hot Spots: Earth's 5 Most Naturally Radioactive Places

The Earth boasts five natural radioactive “hot spots” occupied by thriving populations oblivious (until now) to the high levels of radiation surrounding them.

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Eco Adventure Travel: 11 Fun Sustainable Vacations

Take an environmentally conscious trip to Alaska, Australia, Antarctica, Kenya or Peru, whether you're an adventurous hiker or a laid-back cruiser.

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Moonwalk: Man Walks Tight Rope at Yosemite National Park

Thrill seeker Dean Potter crosses Cathedral Peak in Yosemite National Park on a tightrope, with the full moon as a dramatic backdrop.

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Coffee, Tea or Meow? 10 Cat Cafes Around The World

For the past 15 years Cat Cafes the world over have been delighting fans of coffee and kittehs who enjoy taking a wee paws for stress-relieving refreshment.

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Top O' The World : 7 Amazing North Pole Scenes

North Pole or bust! Our planet's topmost swatch of real estate has been the sight of several strange and beautiful scenes, seven of which are presented here.

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Green Living, Japanese Style: 15 Creatively Efficient Homes

Japanese architects solve problems like tiny house lots and cutting electricity usage with creative architectural solutions like these.

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Swamped: 7 Amazing Islands Overrun By Animals

These 7 amazing unbalanced island ecosystems overrun by animals offer up valuable lessons for the human stewards of our rapidly shrinking Island Earth.

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Modern Eco Resort Provides Relaxing Refuge in Portugal

Seven modern woodland cabins were designed to fit within the trees of a park in Portugal, placed on stilts to have minimal impact on the ecosystem of the site.

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Wooden Treetop Walkway Spirals into the Sky in Germany

The world's tallest treetop walkway is a wooden boardwalk in the Bavarian Forest of Germany, spiraling 144 feet into the sky.

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Rapt Isles: The World's 7 Most Amazing Snake Islands

In 2013 we'll be living in the Year of the Snake according to Chinese astrology. If that makes you nervous, imagine living full-time on an island of snakes!

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Ravishing Radishes: Japan's Weird Humanoid Daikons

Japan's Daikon (or White Radish) is renowned for its mild flavor, large size, ease of cultivation and an odd propensity for taking on weird human forms.

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Drink The Rich: 10 Exotic & Quixotic Bottled Waters

From the “center of the Earth” to the roof of the world, bottled water marketers will go anywhere and everywhere to get the drop on their competition.

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Giant Crystals & Crooked Forests: 15 Surreal Places

You won't believe that the images of these 15 spectacularly surreal places from around the world weren't Photoshopped.

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Out on a Limb! Travel to 3 Top Treehouse Getaways

Escape the cold fall and winter seasons - plan a getaway to one of these three incredible tropical treehouse resorts in Costa Rica, China and South Africa.

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Islands in the Seize: 8 Hotly Disputed Islands & Atolls

Claimed and coveted by neighboring nations, dozens of obscure and often uninhabited islands exist in a shifting geographic limbo defined by power politics.

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