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5 Tips for an Overnight Bus Ride

It’s a given that somewhere in the world right now a traveller is speeding through a foreign land on an overnight bus wondering, “My god, how did I get here?” Sometimes it’s just the cheapest option, other times it’s the only way to go. But one thing is certain: Overnight buses are always an adventure. [&hellip

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3 Tips for Ringing in the Chinese New Year

Lion dances, family feasts, spectacular fireworks and the giving of red envelopes can only mean one thing: Chinese New Year is upon us once again.

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48 Hours in…Vienna

Vienna has been at a crossroads for some time, lingering somewhere between the imperial grandeur of the Habsburg-era and a modern European city finding its way in the new millennium. In the last several years there is a new energy flowing through Vienna.

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3 Colonial Mexican Cities To Visit Now

Mexico’s colonial cities were financed in silver, disease and destruction, as the Spanish crown clashed with indigenous civilizations to extend its territories. Despite the devastating effects colonization had on the region, today’s colonial cities are proof that roses can grow from concrete or, in this case, cobblestone. Some of Mexico’s best colonial cities can be [&hellip

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48 Hours in...Reykjavik

Brimming with fashionista charm, Reykjavik is dotted with boutiques, cafés and colorful two-tone houses.

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Going Beyond the Safaris: Travel Experts Open Up About Kenya

It’s well known that Kenya is one of of the best spots in the world to take a safari. But did you know that it is also rife with topographical diversity? I’m talking about glacial mountains, Rift Valley volcanoes, coral reefs and desert escapes. Sounds pretty amazing, right? I thought so too, which is why [&hellip

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3 Tuscan Hilltowns You Haven't Heard Of

Growing up my friends and I had a spot in the woods we called the 50 footer. It is a deep valley dirt path carved out by the strip miners who once occupied the land. We’d bomb the rocky halfpipe on BMX bikes as a rite of passage and build elaborate forts on the other [&hellip

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Galapagos Encounters: You Will See These 4 Animals

I feel a little like Babe Ruth standing at home plate, arm stretched out towards the centerfield wall, calling his shot in the 1932 World Series. The difference is the Bambino only had the courage to call one long ball that day, where as I am willing to guarantee four wildlife home runs in the [&hellip

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Volunteering in Italy: Memories from a Tuscan Vineyard

The ghostly fog breaks mid morning, revealing a September sun eager to dry the damp Tuscan grape vines. Suddenly, someone shrieks as blood trickles from their pruning nick. I glance at my hands; they are still soft and free of cuts. I laugh to myself knowing it is only a matter of time before I [&hellip

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Top 4 Must-See Attractions in Marrakech

Marrakech is a city full of contrast. Outside the medina walls, lavish resorts jockey for position on the cracked desert earth. While inside the ancient, dusty medina, the daily bustle of life goes on as it has for centuries. You could easily spend days exploring the souks or just relaxing in your holiday oasis. However, [&hellip

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Eating in Spain: The Culture of Tapas

Growing up in western Pennsylvania my introduction to tapas came late. In fact, the first time I heard the name mentioned was during my sophomore year of college (1997) when Howard Stern promoted a New York City tapas restaurant on a daily basis

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Eating in Marrakech: Even Foodies Get the Fear

Curious and helplessly ignorant about Morocco, I decided to study our guidebook on the flight into Marrakech. By the time Beth and I touched down at the city’s airport, I was prepared–tipping, cultural traditions, greetings and, of course, eating and drinking—for once, all my bases were covered pre landing. My cramming, unfortunately, had one side [&hellip

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Dishing on Jordan: Travel Bloggers Talk Jordan and Its Cuisine

Indiana Jones may have opened my eyes to Jordan, but it was the coverage from these travel bloggers—Matt Long of Landlopers, photographer Ken Kaminesky of KenKaminesky.com and Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads—that cemented the kingdom into my soul, and left me longing to visit. In recent years, I’ve become a bit of a foodie, coming [&hellip

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