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13 Reasons to Be Excited Tokyo is Hosting the 2020 Olympics

Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Tokyo will host the summer Olympic Games in 2020, and it’s sure to be one of the most exciting and memorable in modern history. The vast majority of Japan’s population supports hosting the Games, the proposed budget comes in at a (relatively) reasonable $75 million, and the Opening Ceremony will be broadcast in a level […]

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September 27, 2013 by | 1 Comment

7 New Museums to Explore in Krakow, Poland

Krakow Pope John Paul II

A bunch of innovative museums have opened or reopened in Krakow over the last few years. Forward-looking and beautifully curated, they are a welcome addition to the manifold Renaissance charms of Wawel Hill and the fine decorative art displays in the National Museum. Several of these new venues are scattered around the historic Old Town […]

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September 25, 2013 by | Comments Off on 7 New Museums to Explore in Krakow, Poland

Funny Signs Spotted When Traveling

South Africa - Loo with a View

One of the favorite things I love about traveling is sign spotting – coming across the funny signs that don’t quite translate very well into English, or that have an interesting history or strange reason for being. I’ve put together a sample of some of the unusual signs I have feasted my eyes on over […]

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September 23, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Marathons to Run Around the World

New York City Marathon

There’s nothing like the experience of running your first marathon – the pre-race jitters, the mid-race creeping doubt and, finally, the post-race jubilation. But once you have that first marathon under your belt, you may be looking for an additional challenge. So why not hit the road? Running a marathon in unfamiliar territory can be […]

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June 7, 2013 by | 1 Comment

The World’s Coolest Caves

Inside the Majlis al Jinn cave

Caves have always fascinated human beings. We have used them for shelter, for food storage, as canvases for our art – we have even transformed them into homes and temples. Caves tend to have an otherworldly mystery about them, with their often tortuous, claustrophobic chambers, their strange creatures and the intensity of their darkness. It […]

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April 15, 2013 by | Comments Off on The World’s Coolest Caves

The 10 Most Beautiful Cemeteries in the World

While it might seem like a strange thing to add to your vacation to-do list, visiting beautiful cemeteries when you travel can be an interesting way to learn about a place’s history – not to mention see some of its most stunning landscapes.

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March 28, 2013 by | 3 Comments

20 Reasons to Fall in Love With Charleston

Folly Beach

People have long loved Charleston, South Carolina for the gentile Southern hospitality and the culture steeped in history. But what you may not know is that there’s more to this city than the locals (sweeter than their famous pralines) or Civil War history.

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March 18, 2013 by | Comments Off on 20 Reasons to Fall in Love With Charleston

11 Reasons to Visit Cape Town Now

Cape Peninsula

With so many amazing destinations to choose from, it can be difficult to choose where you’ll spend your vacation time each year. For those of you who are still working out where you’ll go in 2013, we’d like to suggest you take a serious look at Cape Town, South Africa.

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February 19, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Top 12 Places to Enjoy Dinner with a View

Sounds of Silence Restaurant

Whether you’re picnicking in the park or indulging in gourmet cuisine, the location is just as important as the food itself – after all, who could forget toasting champagne at the pinnacle of the Eiffel Tower or sharing dessert with a window-view over the thundering Niagara Falls? From a personal-butler service atop the world’s highest […]

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February 7, 2013 by | 2 Comments

8 Amazing Places in Turkey You’ve Never Heard Of

Dogubeyazit

Nearly every visitor to Turkey spends time in the vibrant east-meets-west city of Istanbul. But Turkey spreads far beyond the banks of the Bosphorus, to ancient cities and provincial towns, small islands and massive mountains. Don’t miss Istanbul, but be sure to spend time exploring some of these other amazing places in Turkey.

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December 20, 2012 by | 4 Comments