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An Insider’s Guide to the Best Beaches in the Caribbean

Magens Bay, St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

For soul-warming sun, powdery sands and crystalline waters, the Caribbean offers thousands of beaches from which to choose. From secluded mountain-coddled coves and peaceful palm-lined stretches of sand to idyllic resort-fronted stretches and lively people-watching expanses, you’ll discover an abundance of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Choosing from which beach to enjoy the […]

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March 7, 2016 by | 4 Comments

Top 25 Haunted Places Around the World

Dublin has plenty of haunted landmarks.

There are 25 haunted spots featured on this list, and plenty more around the world besides. How do you pick just one each year in which to spend your Halloween? Well, the good news is that these places retain their scary reputations year-round, so even if only one of them makes the cut for October […]

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October 28, 2015 by | 5 Comments

Festivals Happening Around the World in July


The summery (at least for the Northern Hemisphere) month of July is host to a number of exciting festivals around the globe. From America’s Independence Day to the Darwin Beer Can Regatta, here are some of the month’s most fascinating festivals.

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July 16, 2014 by | 4 Comments

The Caribbean for Foodies

Jerk chicken

Each of the 22 island territories of the Caribbean has added its own individual style to its own cooking; few islands produce exactly the same dishes although strong mutual roots are evident.

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March 4, 2013 by | Comments Off on The Caribbean for Foodies

The World’s 10 Best Places to Learn to Surf

Surfing at Byron Bay

With the waves gently breaking on the beach, the sun setting over a majestic ocean, and the soft swaying motion of the sea, it’s easy to understand why surfing is such a popular pastime. While other sports get competitive quickly, may involve other people, or contribute to injury, surfing is a sport where it’s only […]

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April 19, 2012 by | 3 Comments

Highlights of UNESCO’s Latest World Heritage Inscriptions

Inside the Sanctuary of San Michele in Italy - photo courtesy of g.sighele via Creative Commons

Lots of travel fanatics automatically draw circles around every UNESCO World Heritage Site in their travel guides, as inclusion on their list is a near-guarantee for cultural importance and stunning beauty. UNESCO’s list expanded with 25 new listings in July, creating a total of 936 sites, so there is a lot to choose from. As […]

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October 6, 2011 by | Comments Off on Highlights of UNESCO’s Latest World Heritage Inscriptions

Things to Do in Barbados

I touched down in Barbados for the first time in April 2009. Prior to my visit, the vision I had of this Caribbean island nation was that of a celebrity hideaway. A place where the international jet set goes to vacation, in private villas and in exclusive five-star resorts – far, far away from the […]

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December 31, 2009 by | 1 Comment