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If your trip will include News, be sure to browse through all the News articles below. We at The Cheap Route have already done a lot of first hand research about News, we've been there done that when it comes to News, continue reading to gain first hand insight. Our goal is to to provide the hard to find information and photos about News.

The New Seven Wonders of Nature Released

Table Mountain
Table Mountain

The New7Wonders Foundation has recently provisionally nominated the New 7 Wonders of Nature from Zurich, Switzerland. The list was selected by a combination of votes and "expert judging" from a group of 28 finalists. There are some big ones missing like the Grand Canyon and Great Barrier Reef. I'm not sure I like this list very much, but I thought it was worth posting.

Camera Ball: Throw It For Panoramic Photos

Saturday, October 15, 2011
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Camera Ball Panoramic Photo
A boy throwing the camera ball into the air capturing the mountains all around him

My friend just sent me a link to a very cool new camera. This is not your everyday point and shoot, its a specialty camera, a ball with 36 little cameras spread across it. It's meant to be thrown in the air allowing you to take full 360° spherical panoramic photos. Not only does it span 360° on the horizon, but on the zenith (from the ground to the center of the sky and beyond) as well, giving a similar perspective to google street view, but even more complete. Check out the video below to see it in action...

Japan To Give 10,000 Free Flights To Boost Tourism?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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Inari Shrine Orange Gate - Kyoto, Japan
The orange gates of the Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan

We're not the first to mention it, but in case you haven't heard, Japan is talking about giving away 10,000 free flights to international visitors in order to boost tourism. Since the triple disaster Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Accident in Fukushima, tourism in Japan has taken a serious hit. People don't feel it's safe to visit Japan anymore, and to fight this perception the Japanese government are trying to give out 10,000 free flights to bring bloggers and others with internet presence into their country so they'll write about their trip.

Nikon AW100 Waterproof Camera Released

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
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Nikon Coolpix AW 100
The new Nikon Coolpix AW-100 waterproof camera in black

Many of the photos you see on this blog have been taken with one my Olympus Stylus Tough point and shoot cameras. When I travel I like to bring my Canon EOS Digital Rebel T2i for the majority of my shots, and a waterproof / shockproof point and shoot for when I'm in the water or go out drinking. Problem is, I've had several of the Olympus' leak water over the years. I'm currently on my 4th of its kind, which at the moment has a scratched lens and has leaked water, but partially recovered to the point where it still mostly works. I've decided its time for a change with news of the brand new and first of its kind Nikon Waterproof Camera.

El Caminito Del Rey To Be Restored

Thursday, April 14, 2011
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Gap In El Camino Del Rey
One of several missing sections on the aging El Caminito Del Rey Walkway

You may have read the article I published back in May about this El Camino Del Rey Hike. I just discovered that this hike is not going to be around much longer, at least not in its current "adventurous" state. If it sounds appealing, you better hurry up and get to Spain

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