Meghan Rauker

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A Bedouin’s trail through Petra

See a different side to Jordan’s most popular attraction, following winding back roads and worn rock-cut staircases to rarely-visited monuments and panoramic vistas.<p>Once the capital of the Nabataean Arab's trading empire, with its giant temples and tombs chiselled out of swirling raspberry-ripple …

Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf In San Francisco Closing Its Doors On 50th Anniversary (PHOTOS)

San Francisco is known around the world for being a little weird. But on Thursday, it lost a bit of its bizarre.<p>After 50 years, the Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf –- one of the city's kitschiest, strangest, most beloved tourist attractions –- has closed its doors. On Thursday, hundreds of wax …

25 Stunning National Park Vistas

If these 25 astounding vistas tell us anything, it's that America's beauty is a fierce kind. There are the alien landscapes of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and the trickling glacial promontories of Denali and Glacier National Park.<p>Legends, too, inform these lands, from Dead Horse Point's …

Travel in Bangkok: An Insider's Guide to What to See and Do

<i>By Keith Hockton</i>, <i>InternationalLiving.com</i><p><i>Photo from InternationalLiving.com</i><p><i>This article comes to us courtesy of InternationalLiving.com, the world's leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel, and retire better overseas.</i><p>I've always been attracted to the madness and energy of Bangkok. …

10 of the Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Scotland

From wild marshlands shrouded in morning mist to rugged mountain peaks and glistening lochs, Scotland has no shortage of jaw-dropping views. To get you started, here are 10 of Scotland's most beautiful places to add to your itinerary.<p>1. Loch Ness<p>Photo courtesy of mendhak via Flickr.<p>Scotland's most …

Scotland

Orchha, a living medieval town

This Indian town wrapped in legends of feudal chivalry and romance packs more history into every square metre than even Agra or Udaipur.<p>Orchha, a tiny town in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, takes you completely by surprise with its medieval ambience. Instead of the drab concrete …

Mexican kitchen: a gourmet guide to food in Mexico

Mexicans love food, especially their own. Visit Mexico and you will soon get a sense of how important food is in their lives: ask where to find, say, the best <i>carnitas</i> (braised pork) in Mexico City, or the best <i>mole</i> (a type of chilli sauce) in Oaxaca, and you’re up for a passionate, lengthy and …

Mexico

10 of the world's best learn-to-dive destinations

Dreaming of getting your dive ticket? With a combination of idyllic conditions and reputable dive outfits, we’ve narrowed down the top spots to get certified – from the Caribbean to the Maldives, and everywhere in between.<p>Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands, Indonesia<p><b>The diving:</b> Indonesia boasts an …

Scuba Diving

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

Ireland

7 Civil War Stories You Didn't Learn in High School

For many American historians, the Civil War is the climax in the story of how the United States came to be what it is today. But it's also a source …