View of seaside arch in Ayia Napa Cyprus

The amazing sea caves of Ayia Napa

By Thomas Später

The island republic of Cyprus, located in the Mediterranean Sea, offers everything that anyone could ask for: amazing forests, ancient archeological sites, breathtaking waterfalls, diverse nightlife, and beautiful beaches. Amongst all those things, Ayia Napa must be considered one of the most special places on the island. Although a lot … Read more   Read more

Europe Adventure Nature & Outdoors
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Five Bahamian Experiences Off-the-Beaten-Path

By Gregory Hogan

For many people around the world, the Bahamas are emblematic of the Caribbean’s charms. When we think of these islands we generally picture pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush green forests.   Read more

Caribbean and Atlantic Off the Beaten Path
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The Food that Keeps Kashmir Warm

By Sugato Mukherjee

Mehman nawazi (hospitality) is etched in the ethos of Kashmir and her people, a centuries-old legacy of this Northwestern Indian state. Every time I land myself in Srinagar, my friend Mushtaq would pick me up late in the evening, and a half-an-hour bumpy ride through the Srinagar-Ganderbal highway would take … Read more   Read more

India Food & Drink
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Lauterbrunnen Valley – Traveling to the world of “The Lord of the Rings”

By Thomas Später

Switzerland is known for its beautiful and dramatic landscapes. But there is more than just the natural aspect to it. Some of its most famous places have served as great inspirations for authors and movie directors. One such place is the incredibly picturesque valley surrounding Lauterbrunnen, a small village deeply … Read more   Read more

Europe Landscape
Gondola ride in the New Orleans Museum of Art Sculpture Garden

Top 8 Free Things to do in New Orleans

By Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.

Let’s face it; travel can be expensive. But, when you know where to go, you can explore new destinations at a fraction of the cost. One of our favorite places, New Orleans (aka The Big Easy), can be pricey to visit but is filled with rich culture, historic buildings and … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Budget Travel Family Travel
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Roots 101 African American Museum: Where Legacies Matter

By Terri Marshall

As you enter Roots 101 museum in Louisville, Kentucky, portraits of royalty catch your eye. Tucked away on a side street just steps from the Ohio River, this unassuming location delivers the true African American story with more punches than you could ever imagine. Founded by Lamont Collins who moved … Read more   Read more

United States History
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A hike to the underrated Shengjergj waterfall of Albania

By Thomas Später

Shengjergj waterfall, which is locally called “Ujëvara e Shën Gjergjit”,offers an amazing 30-meters drop with breathtaking stratified rock formations surrounding the scenery. The water comes straight from the “Mali me Gropa Mountain” and is especially impressive during the fall-to-spring season, when rain increases and snow melts from the mountain tops.   Read more

Europe Adventure Landscape Nature & Outdoors
1. Jehan Numa Retreat under a purple evening sky

Jehan Numa Retreat – A Serene Gateway to Bhopal – The City Of Queens

By Bandita Mukherjee

The expanse of the Bhopal sky slowly turns scarlet as we settle into the serene world of Jehan Numa Retreat. A short 30 minute drive from the Bhopal airport has us approaching the 12.5 acres boutique property of the erstwhile Nawabs of Bhopal in the Malwa plateau of Central India.   Read more

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18 Valentine’s Day Customs From Around the World

By Lola Méndez

Looking for unique ways to shower the ones you love with gifts and praise for Valentine’s Day? We’ve got you covered with inspiration from different cultures around the world who honor love in unique ways. Here are 18 of the sweetest ways that people declare their love on Valentine’s Day … Read more   Read more

The World Events & Festivals
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Celebrating Black History Year-Round: 9 Sites in the U.S. to Visit

By Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.

Black History Month has been celebrated annually since the year 1926. First termed “Negro History Week,” Black History Month is honored each February.   Read more

United States Experiences History

An Abundance of History Surrounds the Fredericksburg Region in Virginia

By JenLyn Fitz

The Fredericksburg region in Virginia is part of Spotsylvania County and not only was it a prominent destination during the colonial times, it played a huge role during the Civil War.    Read more

United States History
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Welcome to Eatonville, the Town that Freedom Built

By Kirsten Harrington

I’ve driven by the exit off Interstate 4 just north of Orlando, Florida, dozens of times, and always wondered about Eatonville. You can see the sign from the freeway that reads “Oldest Incorporated African American Municipality in America.” Recently, I decided to take the exit and finally explore this city of … Read more   Read more

United States History
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By the Malecon: Havana Nights in Search of the Real Cuba

By Jennifer Richardson

A block from Havana’s famous Malecon, I found myself standing on a curb, sharing a bottle of rum with my good friend and traveling companion Sandra, and three strangers. We’d all met earlier at a nearby salsa club tucked in an alleyway between the Centro and Old Havana neighborhoods, a … Read more   Read more

Caribbean and Atlantic Off the Beaten Path Architecture
Eau Claire.Michael Hicks

Eau Claire’s Artistic Wonders

By Robin Raven

The American heartland city of Eau Claire is enjoying an artistic renaissance. Sitting at the junction of the Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers in Wisconsin, Eau Claire is French for “clear water,” and water is a defining physical feature of the city.   Read more

United States The Arts
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Looking Behind the Funhouse Mirror in Thailand

By Josh Fredman

The dock at Ao Nang in Krabi, Thailand is as nondescript as any western restaurant patio. Wooden slats make up a narrow walkway with benches on either side.   Read more

Asia Sustainability