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Off the Tourist Track: Paris' 17th Arrondissement

I’m lucky enough to be living in the most beautiful city in the world – and given that Paris for decades has been one of the most-visited cities in …

France

There's a town in Iraq where shoes are forbidden.

One of the most memorable places we visited during our trip to Iraqi Kurdistan was the town of Lalish. Hidden in a mountain valley with only one road …

Yazidis

5 of the Best Things to do in Norway

<b>Authored by Roman Zhyvitski</b><p>Sharing a 2,000 km border with Sweden, in the northern European region of Scandinavia, Norway is a beautiful Nordic …

European Travel

What To Do In Rome To Avoid The Lines At Major Attractions

For as many times as I have been there, I have never had troubles finding what do to in Rome. The range of Rome attractions is just incredible. I …

Italy

Gems of the South: North Carolina’s Crystal Coast 2-Day Itinerary

A visit to North Carolina’s Crystal Coast is much more than a beach vacation, even with 85 miles of pristine shoreline seducing you to stay and …

North Carolina

Travel Tips: How to Pack Like a Pro

The dream vacation is booked and the whole family is excited. Whether you are setting sail on the cruise of a lifetime, a destination from your …

dreamvacation

One Day in Tokyo, Japan

For whatever reason, you have one day in Tokyo. What do you do? At its most guttural, my advice is to plant yourself in an...The post One Day in …

Japan

What Is It Like to Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu?

Every few years, I like to get away for a bit longer than just a long weekend. Long enough to get into a completely new routine and absorb the …

South America

Schengen Visa Philippines - Appying Schengen Visa in the Spanish Embassy

Schengen Visa Philippines? Is it really hard to get one?<p>Having a Philippine passport means that it is very easy to travel in Southeast Asia. But …

Immigration

Where is the Real Equator Line in Ecuador?

“Take us to the Equator, please,” Dan asked our taxi driver as we threw our bags in the trunk.<p>“Which one?” our driver asked.<p><i>Uh-oh.</i><p>“There’s more than …

South America

10 Best Reasons You Should Visit the South of Spain

Andalusia offers culture, amazing food, stunning beaches, and more. Here are 10 reasons why you should visit southern Spain.The post 10 Best Reasons …

Central America

Desert tears: exploring Oman’s land of frankincense

Frankincense, an aromatic resin harvested from the sap of scraggly desert trees, has been treasured for thousands of years for its distinctive fragrance and medicinal properties. Because the highest quality frankincense is collected from a rare species that thrives in isolated wadis in Oman’s …

Archaeology

7 Things to Do in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Known as the “Paris of the Prairies,” Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, has grabbed the spotlight in recent months. This city in midwest Canada is bursting …

Travel

4 Destinations with Amazing Exchange Rates for Americans in 2018

Some parts of the world have long been too costly for mere mortal travelers. But, recent shake-ups in the global economy have opened up many …

Forex

The Most Amazing Hiking In The Pyrenees

Hiking in the Pyrenees is a must for adventure lovers who visit Spain: this is one of the best regions for hiking in Spain. The mountain range marks …

Hiking

10 UNESCO Heritage Sites in America You Need To Visit

We've listed the 10 best places to visit in America that are both national parks and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and included planning tips and …

National Parks

The Best 2 Week Brazil Itinerary for Your First Visit

Brazil, the 5th largest country in the world, occupies almost half of the South American continent. Not only is it rich in both culture and natural …

Brazil

Rovaniemi Finland - The gateway to Lapland

Main street and a giant ice slide just out of shot Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland, and a short flight from Helsinki. It is t...

Best of Cinque Terre – Gelato, Restaurants, Things to Do & More

After three trips in three years, I think it’s time to put together a comprehensive best of Cinque Terre post. It’s no secret that I enjoy gelato and …

Italy

Complete Guide to Hermosa Beach: Things to Do

Not long ago, I decided to write more about the places I frequent the most, the ones I consider part of my community. Today, it is the turn of <b>Hermosa</b> …

California

24 Unique and Fun Things to Do in Napier New Zealand

Napier is best known as the Art Deco Capital of the world, but this offbeat New Zealand town has a lot more to offer. From Māori and European history …

New Zealand

Trekking from Shatili to Omalo - The Open Road Before Me

Half of my initial attraction to Georgia grew from the pictures of mountains I saw — the regions of Kazbegi, Svaneti, and Tusheti. When I booked my …

Hiking

Vegetarian Mexican Food: What You Need to Know as a Tourist

If you want to travel to Mexico and don't eat meat, here's your survival guide to finding the healthiest vegetarian Mexican food options.The post …

Mexico

Taiwan Itinerary: What to Do with One Day in Taipei

If you have ever flown overseas, you may recall how incredibly boring and uncomfortable the trip can be. We have found that the best way to survive a …

Hot Springs

Shilin Night Market is Taiwan Street Food Heaven

Ask what to see on a Taiwan visit and – even if you’re only in Taipei for a day – night markets will always be on the list. Night markets are …

Food Trucks

What are the top things to do in Taiwan?

If you're heading to Taiwan, these 12 top attractions will make your Asian travel experience unforgettable.The post 12 Top Places to Visit in Taiwan …

Hot Springs

One Day in Barcelona, Spain: 11 Things to Do

Barcelona is a mesmerizing seaside Spanish town, bursting with culture, world class food and drink and – of course – magnificent architecture. With …

Catholicism

Crossing the Darien Gap: Here's What It Takes

If you have been entertaining any fantasies of driving an epic road trip on the highway that runs from Alaska down to the tip of South America, be …

Panama City

River Cruise Journal: What to See in Passau, Germany

Some time while we were sleeping our cruise ship crossed the Austrian border into Germany. The watery view that greeted me from our balcony this …

European Travel

Why You Need to Visit Ireland’s Popular Rock of Cashel

The spectacular Rock of Cashel is one of Ireland's most popular tourist sites. Here's why you need to take this easy day trip from Dublin,The post …

Ireland