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3 Scottish Festivals Not to Miss

3 Scottish Festivals Not to Miss

While Europe is home to some of the greatest festivals in the world, you couldn’t be blamed if you spent all of your festivals in Scotland. This country may be small in population, but it’s very big with the cultural factor, and there’s no better way to jump into the […]

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Top 7 Destinations for Book Lovers

Do you love getting lost in a good book? If so, get lost in a literary wonder as you wander the world’s best book cities. London, England London, the book capital of the world, is home to some of history’s most notable writers and characters. Take a Dickens or Shakespeare […]

Day Trip to Colonia del Sacramento, Uraguay

Day Trip to Colonia del Sacramento, Uraguay

Just over the muddy Plata River from the bustling city of Buenos Aires, Argentina is the city of Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay. When the music, graffiti, dance, and traffic of Buenos Aires get to be too much, a quick ferry ride puts you in historic Colonia del Sacramento which feels […]

10 Webcams That Can Inspire Your Next Adventure

10 Webcams That Can Inspire Your Next Adventure

For those moments in life were you simply cannot step outside, whether you are behind a desk or waiting in line at the bank, nature webcams can provide you a portal to the outside world. And while they may not be as good as taking a hike and breathing in […]

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A Week in Greece During the Financial Crisis

It’s mid-afternoon and I just woke up from a 90-minute nap underneath a cabana. I gazed at the ocean, contemplating the goodness of Grecian life. I opened my social media accounts from my phone and noticed comments on my pictures “to get out of Greece as soon as possible.” I […]

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Florence, Italy: 7 Reasons Why You Will Definitely Return

Located in the Tuscany region of Italy, Florence is one of the main, must-do stops on any tour of Italy. Florence is the home of the Renaissance; need I say more? Okay, Leonardo de Vinci, Michelangelo and Dante all called this home and could not stay away. Here are just […]

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How Germans Celebrate Father’s Day

Father’s Day, or Vater’s Tag, in Northern Germany is an outrageous spectacle consisting of “bier,” brats, and manhood. The origins of this day are based on the public holiday Christi Himmelfahrt (Ascension Day), which marks Jesus’s ascension to the heavens. It is the 39th day after Easter Sunday and falls on […]

6 Must See Sites in Myanmar

6 Must See Sites in Myanmar

Take in the smells of spicy foods cooking along the streets, men smoking cigarettes through giant homemade water pipes, and children and street dogs trotting alongside traffic on roads stained burgundy with splashes of betel nut spit. In a land where Buddhism reigns, the glittering tips of pagodas and temples […]

Father’s Day: A Quick History

Father’s Day: A Quick History

Father’s Day was established in the U.S. in the early 20th century but is now a worldwide event. Here is how some other parts of the world celebrate Dads. A Shaky Start The first observance of our day had a shaky start on July 5, 1908 in Fairmont, West Virginia. […]

Bushwhacking in Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park

Bushwhacking in Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park

The idea of a bushwhack is to get off the trail and blaze a new trail. This is easy to do in many parts of Alaska as there are no trails in the first place. Our guide told us that only 5-7% of the visitors to Glacier Bay National Park […]