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An Insider’s Guide to Paris’ Passages Couverts

Les Grands Boulevards in Paris

The glittering shop-fronts and designer emporiums of the Champs-Elysées and the world-renowned Galeries Lafayette department store might be top of the itinerary for shoppers in Paris, but some of the city’s most atmospheric shopping arcades are hidden from view down the side streets. Paris’ Passages Couverts (“Covered Passageways” or “Les Arcades”) date back to the […]

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August 22, 2016 by | Comments Off on An Insider’s Guide to Paris’ Passages Couverts

The Top 10 Family Beaches in Europe

The waterfront in Cannes

Europe’s beaches are legendary, from the celeb-studded French Riviera to the wilds of the Baltic coastline. There are hundreds of family-oriented choices, from shingle coves to vast sandy strips, but each family comes with its own rulebook and own set of demands. Different age groups have different criteria and so what suits one family won’t […]

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August 19, 2016 by | Comments Off on The Top 10 Family Beaches in Europe

10 Museums Around the World for Your Bucket List

Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum

There are so many museums across the world that warrant a mention on this list, but the ones included below are some of the most inspiring, educational, fun-filled and popular. So, in no particular order of merit, here are 10 museums around the world for your bucket list.

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June 22, 2016 by | Comments Off on 10 Museums Around the World for Your Bucket List

Top 10 US Travel Photos You Need to Take

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas

Back in the day, you had to pick and choose your shots since you might have only one roll of film and 24 to 36 possible photos. You had to worry and wonder if you’d blinked, as you couldn’t tell before the film was developed (at a store, inevitably taking more than an hour). Then […]

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May 16, 2016 by | Comments Off on Top 10 US Travel Photos You Need to Take

Zanzibar Island Beyond Stone Town: Top 12 Things to Do

Red colobus monkeys

Zanzibar has been an important commercial stop since the ancient Assyrians, with traders coming from as far as Arabia, India and the Persian Gulf. This fusion of different African, Asian and Arab influences can be seen today in the island’s architecture. A prime example is Stone Town, a must-see while on the island. However, Unguja, […]

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May 9, 2016 by | Comments Off on Zanzibar Island Beyond Stone Town: Top 12 Things to Do

Where to Go in May: 20 Great Spots for a Shoulder Season Trip

May's a great time to hit the beach in Rio.

Whether you’ve had enough of the April showers and need a travel respite, or you’re trying to hit the tail end of the shoulder season or just itching to add a new stamp to your passport, May is an excellent month to hit the road. Almost no matter where you’re headed, the month has that […]

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April 29, 2016 by | Comments Off on Where to Go in May: 20 Great Spots for a Shoulder Season Trip

6 Reasons You Need to Go to Detroit This Year

Detroit, Michigan

For awhile now, Detroit has made news for the wrong reasons. Bankruptcy, “ruin porn,” residents maintaining public parks because the city just wasn’t – the list goes on. In the past several years, however, the story has been changing, just like the city. Detroit’s recovery, dubbed “America’s great comeback story,” may be a morbid curiosity […]

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April 15, 2016 by | Comments Off on 6 Reasons You Need to Go to Detroit This Year

Game of Thrones Film Sites Around the World

The Alcázar of Seville

The HBO award-winning fantasy drama, Game of Thrones, returns for its sixth season this April, just in time to help inspire your summer travels. Dedicated Game of Thrones tours now run in all the key filming locations, so you can voyage to the wild landscapes North of the Wall or follow in the footsteps of […]

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April 6, 2016 by | Comments Off on Game of Thrones Film Sites Around the World

International Moonshine: Local Drinks From Around the World You Have to Try

Woman brewing raksi (Nepali whisky) by Greg Willis (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Most countries have an indigenous beverage distilled at home — either legally or illegally. Some are tasty, some are scary, but all are potent. The difficulty of finding these local versions of America’s moonshine varies from location to location, but each provides an opportunity to learn a bit more about the people and places you’re […]

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March 23, 2016 by | Comments Off on International Moonshine: Local Drinks From Around the World You Have to Try

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Around the World

Happy Saint Patrick's Day 2010, Dublin, Ireland by || UggBoy?UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL || (CC BY 2.0)

St. Patrick’s Day. The one time of year when it is totally acceptable to dye beer green. And drop green coloring into bodies of water. And strut around in head-to-toe green. It’s a day of festive parades, followed by a night of more celebration. All of this is done for one reason: to celebrate one […]

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March 14, 2016 by | 1 Comment