Local experiences in Vietnam and doing something different

By Derek Cullen

“I just feel like everyone tries to do something different, but you always wind up doing the same damn thing” Leonardo di Caprio, The Beach Many years have passed since the infamous war that divided Vietnam, but the scars are still evident: for the variety of food, busy cities, and … Read more   Read more

Asia Off the Beaten Path
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Goa: It’s Not All About The Hippies

By Ivanka Yurchenko

Today Goa is mostly popular due to Arambol, its world-known hippie enclave that’s becoming more and more touristic with each passing year. Yet, there’s much more to Arambol than meets the eye, and there a lot of fun and interesting things to do in Goa apart from spending hours at … Read more   Read more

India Experiences Food & Drink

5 Things That Will Make You Fall in Love with Vilnius

By Ivanka Yurchenko

This old Lithuanian city is adored by thousands of people who have visited it at least once. Locals love Vilnius even more and are ready to share the most quirky and unusual places where you can explore modern art or have an amazing picnic. With its spectacular Old Town that’s … Read more   Read more

Europe Experiences
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A Trip to Burundi

By Breana Johnson

Ask any average Westerner, and they likely won’t be able to point out Burundi on the map. Although this tiny country is virtually ignored when it comes to East African tourism, that’s no reason why it shouldn’t be on your travel bucket list. What makes it special? Read on and … Read more   Read more

Africa Off the Beaten Path Food & Drink
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Seeing the Grand Canyon from different angles

By Jackie Jones

The Grand Canyon National Park is a location that just the name alone sends feelings of awe through any traveler. Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick It is one of the premiere visited tourist destinations within the United States and with good reason. It’s immense size has left many in awe of this … Read more   Read more

United States Adventure
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8 Tips for the Solo Female Traveler in India

By Ivanka Yurchenko

Many people consider India an utterly unsafe place to travel alone, and while that may be true to some extent, there’s no denying the fact that this country is beautiful and each state has something amazing to offer in terms of sightseeing and cuisine. Besides, hundreds of people both male … Read more   Read more

India Insights Safety
The Carpathian Mountains

5 Breathtaking Spots to see in Ukraine

By Ivanka Yurchenko

Ukraine is a versatile country with a lot of different sceneries and places suitable for all kinds of vacations. Whether you are a backpacker or prefer luxurious hotels – there’s everything for everyone! Travel to the city of Lviv to get the best cup of coffee in Europe, climb the … Read more   Read more

Europe Experiences
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Shanghai – Where the Ancient Meets the New

By Jackie Jones

From historical significance, to popular culture, Shanghai is a Chinese city that intrigues millions. The seamless blend of ancient and modern add to its impressive infrastructure, and places like Nanjing Road, known as “China’s No.1 Street” because of its highly commercial aesthetic, play up this lure. YuYuan Garden.  Photo:  MojoBaron … Read more   Read more

Asia History The Arts
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Aruba: One Happy Island

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Located some nineteen miles north of Venezuela, Aruba surprises the imagination and tantalizes the senses of the most intrepid traveler.  A warm Arubian smile and “Bon Bini” welcomes one and all to one of the most multicultural and ecologically diverse seventy-seven square miles anywhere on the planet.  As the “A” … Read more   Read more

Caribbean and Atlantic Luxury Travel Food & Drink
Robben Island.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick

On Freedom’s Trail in South Africa: A Personal Journey to Places Shaping the Rainbow Nation

By Ian Fitzpatrick

From the new Morgan Freeman film, Invictus, to the 2010 FIFA World Cup Games, South Africa has become a lead actor on the world’s stage. What is most striking about this beautiful nation is that the South African natural landscape is as compelling as the journey through the places shaping … Read more   Read more

Africa Experiences History
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Walking in the footsteps of Elizabeth I

By Tonya Fitzpatrick

Elizabeth I remains one of the most popular English monarchs more than 400 years after her death. So much about this first woman to reign England in her own right intrigues and captivates us. The daughter of boisterous Henry VIII and his infamous second wife, Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth learned early … Read more   Read more

United Kingdom Experiences History The Arts
Acadia National Park

Exploring Acadia National Park

By JenLyn Fitz

Acadia National Park is one of the fifty-eight National Parks in the United States and it is in the state of Maine.  The park’s original name in 1916 was Sieur de Monts National Monument before it was changed to Lafayette National Park in 1919.  The current name was given to … Read more   Read more

United States Backpacking & Camping Family Travel History
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36 Hours in Phoenix

By Breana Johnson

Phoenix is one of the most interesting cities in the United States. Competing with Philadelphia for bragging rights as the 5th largest city in the States, it is large enough to encompass as much art, culture, sports, and humanity as anyone could ask for. Although there is more to do … Read more   Read more

United States Food & Drink
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Touring the Galápagos Islands

By JenLyn Fitz

The Galápagos Islands are considered to be part of Ecuador and these islands are along the equator in the Pacific Ocean.  The Galápagos Islands consist of eighteen main islands, three smaller islands and one hundred and seven rocks and islets and together they form the Province of Ecuador, the Galápagos … Read more   Read more

Oceania Adventure
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Magnificent Monaco

By Jackie Jones

Haven’t been to Monaco yet? Then you’re missing out. There are numerous reasons to visit the principality, including the Grand Prix (usually held in May), Michelin-star restaurants, great casinos, amazing luxury shopping possibilities, and beaches straight from the pages of a travel magazine. However, another that stands out is the … Read more   Read more

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