13 Remarkable Rice Terraces

Providing more than a fifth of the total calories consumed by humans worldwide, rice is a pretty incredible grain. Also incredible are the beautifully intricate rice terraces that were used in early mass farming of the world’s favorite ancient grain.

While terraced fields can be found all over the world, below are 13 of our “hand-picked” favorite remarkable rice terraces:

1. The 2,000 year old Banaue Rice Terraces in Banaue, Philippines

Considered by some to be the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” and it’s easy to why.

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20 Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations

For those busy planning weddings, it can be easy to forget about the best part: the honeymoon! The honeymoon is your chance to let the stress and busyness of getting ready for your big day melt away as you lie on a tropical beach, stroll the streets of an ancient European city, or simply enjoy good food and the company of your partner.

To help get you started in the planning and day-dreaming, we’ve assembled a list of 20 of the most romantic honeymoon destinations from around the world. Read on for your daily dose of travel inspiration:

1. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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Camping at the Edge of the World

There is nothing like making it up the last 100 feet to enjoy the view. Even more special is spending the night and waking up for the magical golden hour. Trovers have pitched tents on cliffs, mountains and in the rain forests. Discover how you could spend a night at the edge of the world.

Queen Charlotte Bay, New Zealand

This shot is one of my favorites from the Queen Charlotte Track in New Zealand's Marlborough Sounds. The walk covers 71km along Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds. This was the first lookout on the track after leaving Ship Cove, and while it wasn't the hardest to reach, it was certainly one that stuck in my mind because it was the first aerial view I got of the spectacular landscape I was hiking through!

This shot is one of my favorites from the Queen Charlotte Track in New Zealand’s Marlborough Sounds. The walk covers 71km along Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds. This was the first lookout on the track after leaving Ship Cove, and while it wasn’t the hardest to reach, it was certainly one that stuck in my mind because it was the first aerial view I got of the spectacular landscape I was hiking through!

Tahquamenon Falls, Luce County, Michigan

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Siskiyou, California: Mt. Shasta and the Pacific Crest Trail

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Mt. Pulag Philippines: One of the highest mountains in the Philippines

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Annapurna Base Camp: Camping on the roof of the world

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Pitch your tent at other amazing camping spots from around the world in our Ultimate Camping List. We have other amazing destination ideas for you at Trover.com.

15 Reasons Boracay Island has the Hottest Beaches

Boracay Island is a tiny island about 200 miles south of Manila, but what this tranquil vacation destination lacks in size it makes up for with jaw-dropping beaches. Between sailing, cliff jumping, sand castle-making, diving, snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing, and sunset-viewing, you’ll have no shortage of things to do on Boracay Island’s beautiful beaches.

Here are 15 reasons we think this island’s beaches are some of the hottest in the world:

1. Screensaver-perfect white sand on Puka Beach

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