Best Spot Cool Stuff Travel Posts of 2009

Best Spot Cool Stuff Travel Posts of 2009

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Thank you, dear readers, for making 2009 a wonderful year for travel on Spot Cool Stuff!

2010 will be further filled with amazing trips, insider tips and unusual travel tidbits. But before planning our next adventure a look back on the travel blog posts of the year past:

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Our countdown of Sin City’s most spectacular swimming spots. Wade past waterfalls, palm tress, blackjack tables—and a giant shark tank!
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Often there’s direct relationship between the quality of a cruise and its cost. But not always. Here’s how to find a cruise that’s cheap enough for you to go on and cool enough for you to want to.
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In 2010 we’ll be reviewing low cost, high quality safari lodges in South Africa. For a more pampered experience check out these luxurious digs that blend smartly with their surrounding animal habitats.
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Don’t walk around at night without a flashlight in these five towns perched at the top of large drops.
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It is likely that you don’t (yet) share Spot Cool Stuff’s near-obsessive enthusiasm rice terrace travel. That’s okay—the photos of our favorite terrace destinations may start to win you over.
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After months of comparison testing the Canon EOS-5D Mark II won our vote for the best overall travel camera. But different travelers have different needs, budgets and levels of photography skills, so we included “best of” camera selection for a variety of types of travel photographers.
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Spot Cool Stuff spots cool (enormously-sized) spots on Planet Earth.
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No two Thailand tropical islands are exactly the same. In this two-part series we visit our 10 favorite include the best island for families, the best for honeymooners and the best for jungle hikers.
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There must be a lot of bibliophiles in Spot Cool Stuff Land—our review of the world’s bookstores was our most popular travel post in 2009. In 2010 we’ll tap into that same love of books with a look at the world’s coolest libraries.
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Oh the Places You’ll Go if you let the illustrations of children’s author Dr. Seuss be your inspiration for finding amazing trees, landscapes and architecture.
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Coming in 2010

A selection of inexpensive Caribbean destinations and affordable Zanzibar accommodations will kick off another year of posts filled with high value travel ideas. Look for our monthly travel deals and discounts too.

Some other posts in the works:

• Destinations where you can swim in warm water and ski on snow—in the same day.

• Don’t want to ski on snow? We’ll list some cool (and perhaps surprising) alternative surfaces you can go downhill skiing on.

• A visit to communist-themed attractions in capitalist countries.

Our editorial calendar is also full with our usual array of posts about off-the-beaten-path sites, unusual hotels, amazing views and our favorite travel gear and gadgets.

Learn of all our travel posts as they are published by following us on Twitter, subscribing to our RSS feed, signing up to receive our posts by email (in the light blue box at the top right of every SCS travel page) or simply return back to our travel blog often.

published: Jan 2010
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  1. Jasper Thomson says:

    How about a piece on abandoned ruins around the world (or by continent) that are cool and “somewhat” accessible but off the beat and track? Eeveryone knows about various famous ruins, many you have to pay admission and you can get guided tours and the such – I’m talking about the opposite – places that have almost been forgotten about and you will likely be the only person exploring. Once explored a ruin like this in Greece as a kid on holiday and it was amazing fun…..

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