Pulse: The Photos and Fjords Edition


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The Wai-O-Tapu geothermal springs. | Photo credit: Stuck in Customs

Pulse is a round-up of the best travel writing of the week on the web, published every Sunday, so that you can spend your day relaxing and reading rather than searching.

This week we take you from the streets of Hoi An, to the fjords of Norway, to the geothermal springs of New Zealand.

Hunting for Photos in Hoi An
Sherry Ott left the Hoi An market discouraged after a vendor wanted $1 to have her picture taken. The next morning, she returned, paid a few dollars and took some incredible photos.
By @OttsWorld

A Visit to the Sacred Waters of the Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Reserve
The photos and elaborate descriptions do it justice, but even at the end of this guide to Wai-O-Tapu, Charli Moore still claims you have to see these otherworldly springs for yourself.
By @WanderLustersUK via @WildJunket

Lessons Learned from Being Mugged Abroad
A step-by-step guide on how to avoid being mugged abroad and the lessons one traveler learned when it happened to her.
By @ThePlanetD

Photo Essay: Fjord Fun in Norway – Norway in a Nutshell
We love photo essays, and this one is one of the best we’ve seen in a while. From bike rides to beers and boats, this post takes us to Norway vicariously through the lens of Lisa Lubin.
By @LLWorldTour

40 Things to Do Off the Strip in Las Vegas
A frequenter of Las Vegas shows us that there are actually some other reasons – besides gambling – to visit Sin City. These activities and tours, which are far more exciting one might expect, will help you to keep some money in your pockets in the gambling capital of the world.
By @SpencerSpellman

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About the Author: Courtney McCaffrey

Courtney McCaffrey is a travel writer and editor based in Wilmington, N.C, Mexico and around the world. In addition to writing, she lives for travel - seeing new places, experiencing new cultures and surfing new waves.

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