For Those Who Don’t Travel: This Is What America Looks Like...Frozen

Chicago, Illinois - For Those Who Don’t Travel. This Is What America Looks Like...FrozenIt's that time of year again. Gone are the hot and humid months of summer. Replacing it is the frigid air and nearly debilitating gusts of wind. Sure, the cold weather brings a certain beauty that lies dormant in the warmer months. However, the weather is pretty hard to appreciate when your hot coffee is frozen solid as soon as you step outside.

Luckily, we don't have to completely miss out on the frozen beauty of some of our nation's biggest cities. Through the power of the Internet, we can enjoy the lovely pictures of icy landscapes from the comfort of our warm homes and offices.

New York, New York
New York, New York - For Those Who Don’t Travel: This Is What America Looks Like...Frozen
Photo: Anthony Quintano

Snow-Covered Ski Lift in Sweden

In this fantastic capture we see a snow-covered ski lift at the top of Åreskutan in central Sweden. Åreskutan is a 1,420 metres (4,660 ft)-high mountain at Åre in Jämtland, Sweden. It is one of the better-known mountains in Sweden and the mountain massif features the largest ski resort area in the country. In 2007, Åre was the host for the 2007 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

Snow-Covered Ski Lift in Sweden
Photo: Anders Carlsson

The photo was also a finalist for the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year in 2011.

Source: Anders Carlsson on Wikimedia Commons Via TwistedSifter
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Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Unbelievable Photos From Upstate New York’s Freak Snowstorm.

Buffalo, New York was hit with a serious snowstorm. Over 5 feet of snow has completely covered the city. Buffalo residents took to Twitter to show us the aftermath. Check out their images below.

The scene looks like something out of a movie.
The scene looks like something out of a movie. - Unbelievable Photos From Upstate New York’s Freak Snowstorm.
Photo: Joseph_Video
Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Robbie Maddison Does an Olympic Ski Jump on his Motorbike

Robbie Maddison Does an Olympic Ski Jump on his MotorbikeRobbie Maddison tears through the Olympic Park in Utah capping it off with an amazing stunt at the ski jumping facility. Maddison dropped in, launching with a speed of 71 mph (114 km/h) and achieving a distance of 374 ft (114 meters). He also set a world record with a vertical drop of 185 ft (18.5 stories).


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Thursday, November 20, 2014
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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion in Japan

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion or Rokuon-ji (Deer Garden Temple) is a beautiful Zen Buddhist sanctuary. The site was established in 1397 and featured a villa of an important statesman. After centuries of turbulent twists and turns the present three-story structure was built in 1955. Gold leaves were added to protect the dead from bad energy.

Each floor represents different style, but overall it echoes wealthy aristocrats and their lavish culture. The garden complex surrounding the temple is an example of Muromachi – a historic period that took place from the 14th to the 16th centuries. It features statues that people throw coins at for good luck, a large pond that is said to never dry up and the Sekkatei Teahouse. Also you can enjoy tea and sweets as well as buy a souvenir on your way out.

Why to go there?: A must see once in Kyoto – it is an important historic and religious site of Japanese culture.
When to go there?: All year round – it is beautiful at any time of the year. In summer you can enjoy the greenery, but in winter everything is covered in snow and no less picturesque.
How to get there?: Get there by metro from Kyoto Station in 40 minutes.

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion in Japan
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Huanglong – Unique Yellow Dragon Pools in China

Huanglong – Unique Yellow Dragon Pools in ChinaThis scenic place means „Yellow Dragon“ in Chinese. Found in the Minshan mountain range, Huanglong is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Among various natural wonders, the colorful terraced pools are among the most recognizable and picturesque spots here.

These pools are the travertine formations, that also include lakes, beaches and caves. Besides forests, waterfalls, hot springs and mountains, Huanglong is a home for the endangered Giant Panda and Sichuan Golden Snub-nosed Monkey. The nature reserve also features temples and Buddha statues, scattered in the park.

Why to go there?: A wonderful natural reserve, with various picturesque sites and hiking opportunities; great tourist facilities. Guided tours are available.
When to go there?: All year round. The peak season takes place from April to November.
How to get there?: By bus from various cities, since this is a popular tourist destination.

Huanglong – Unique Yellow Dragon Pools in China
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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Tahoe – Two Million Years Old Clear Alpine Lake in USA

Tahoe – Two Million Years Old Clear Alpine Lake in USAThe largest alpine lake and at 501 m (1645 ft) deep one of the deepest lakes in North America, Tahoe is approximately 2 million years old. The water in the lake is very clear and with numerous sandy beaches makes a great bathing experience. It is also famous for the amazing panoramic views, that feature mountains, surrounding the lake from all sides.

Today the area is a popular recreational site, that provides a variety of water sports that attract many tourists. In summer many events take place here, that include sport matches and even the Shakespeare Festival. In winter tourists are offered to try out the exciting skiing tracks on the hills and mountains around the lake. Visitors can also hike, bicycle and gamble at the casinos.

Why to go there?: Beautiful lake, numerous water activities, ski resorts, hiking trails and events.
When to go there?: Anytime – there are all year round activities.
How to get there?: By plane get to Reno/Tahoe International Airport. Get there by train from California or bus from various cities.

Tahoe – Two Million Years Old Clear Alpine Lake in USA

Tahoe – Two Million Years Old Clear Alpine Lake in USA

Tahoe – Two Million Years Old Clear Alpine Lake in USA
Photo: Aaron Robinson

Tahoe – Two Million Years Old Clear Alpine Lake in USA

Tahoe – Two Million Years Old Clear Alpine Lake in USA
Photo: Ethereal Sceneries

Tahoe – Two Million Years Old Clear Alpine Lake in USA
Photo: Andrew Cirrincione

Tahoe – Two Million Years Old Clear Alpine Lake in USA
Photo: Andrew Cirrincione


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Monday, November 17, 2014
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This is What Aurora Borealis Looks Like in Real-Time

This is What Aurora Borealis Looks Like in Real-TimeThis is not a time-lapse. Photographer Kwon O Chul shows what aurora borealis looks like in real-time in this jaw-dropping video filmed in Yellowknife, Canada. What an incredible phenomenon to experience in-person. Video was shot on a Nikon D4, at ISO 6400, 24mm f/1.4G lens at f/2.0 or f/1.4.

An aurora (astralis in the south and borealis in the north) is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere (thermosphere). The charged particles originate in the magnetosphere and solar wind and, on Earth, are directed by the Earth’s magnetic field into the atmosphere.


For more aurora-related photos and videos, click here.

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Norway Is So Beautiful My Eyes Teared Up In Total Awe. You Need To Watch This Right Now!

Norway Is So Beautiful My Eyes Teared Up In Total Awe. You Need To Watch This Right Now!The folks with RustadMedia took a 10,000 mile trip across Norway. They crossed all 19 counties and took time-lapse videos to show the unique majestic beauty of each one. No wonder it’s a Vimeo Staff Pick, it’s a MUST watch!

Make sure you set the video to full screen and turn up your speakers.


My heart swelled with awe when watching this. If you were moved like I was, be sure to SHARE the beauty with your friends and family!

Source: RustadMedia Via LifeBuzz
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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This Lodge In Sweden Helps You Relax By Giving You Really Hard Work.

Some might find these conditions to be rough or brutal, but others (including myself) see them as therapeutic and recreational. - This Lodge In Sweden Helps You Relax By Giving You Really Hard Work.Ever feel like you just want to get away from it all? Ever want to leave the hustle and bustle of contemporary life?

I know I do. That's why the Kolarbyn Eco-Lodge in Sweden looks like a dream come true. Guests are truly out and roughing it in the wilderness. By the end of the experience, everyone feels refreshed and restored. Sounds awesome to me! Check out these pictures from the Eco-Lodge below!

Guests at Kolarbyn stay in a hut that seems to rise right out of the ground in the forest.
Guests at Kolarbyn stay in a hut that seems to rise right out of the ground in the forest. - This Lodge In Sweden Helps You Relax By Giving You Really Hard Work.
Monday, November 10, 2014
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We Quit Our Jobs And Took A Moto Adventure From The Netherlands To Mongolia

Tajikistan - We Quit Our Jobs And Took A Moto Adventure From The Netherlands To MongoliaThese are pictures from our journey with two motorbikes to Mongolia.

We are Pieter and Mandy and in early 2014 we quit our jobs and left our home in the Netherlands for a life of adventures and new opportunities. We bought two motorcycles and went on a road trip to Mongolia. We crossed 16 countries in three months. This road trip would mark the beginning of a new life: the life abroad that we had been dreaming of for a long time.

This wasn’t a one-time project or a simple holiday. It’s about taking on new challenges and experiencing new adventures, while capturing those experiences through the lens and showing them to the world. Our goal is to take traveling to the next level. Currently we stay in Nepal and planning our trip to India!

Mongolia
Mongolia - We Quit Our Jobs And Took A Moto Adventure From The Netherlands To Mongolia

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