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6 Tips for Surviving Thailand’s Songkran Festival

The Thai people know how to throw a killer New Year’s celebration. Forget the sequins, ball drops and champagne—why not just shut down businesses and have a nationwide water fight for three days instead? That’s what I’m talking about. The Thai New Year, Songkran, is held every April 13-15 and […]

It’s in the Bones: Kutna Hora’s Ossuary near Prague

It’s in the Bones: Kutna Hora’s Ossuary near Prague

Nothing can prepare you for the sight you’ll encounter as you enter the Sedlec Ossuary (better known as “the bone church”) in the small city of Kutna Hora. Located 1.5 hours east of Prague, Kutna Hora is an unassuming town with a mining background and an astounding secret hiding inside […]

Get to Know Your Wurst: A German Guide to Regional Wieners

Get to Know Your Wurst: A German Guide to Regional Wieners

Germans are serious about tube-steaks, or wursts. Wieners, or sausages, in a bun are a staple food and an essential part of a Germanic meal. Every region specializes in wursts combined with an array of spices and flavors. Germany contains many regional specialties, but the popular wursts below are endemic […]

Istanbul 101

Istanbul 101

One of the world’s largest cities by population and the cultural and financial centre of Turkey, Istanbul is one of the most exciting places to be, and for good reason. Views of the water, breathtaking architecture, incredible food—we’ve got all the reasons you should make Istanbul your next holiday destination. […]

Connect and Celebrate: 10 Reasons to Visit Expo Milano 2015

Connect and Celebrate: 10 Reasons to Visit Expo Milano 2015

If you’re still looking for a good reason to travel to Europe this year (besides the euro’s best exchange rate in the single European currency’s history), consider the 2015 World’s Fair. Officially known as Expo Milano 2015, the quinquennial gathering of people from across the globe is essentially a show-and-tell […]

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The 7 Best Safari Destinations in Africa

An African safari is one of the best adventure travel experiences imaginable, offering travelers the chance to spot some of the most amazing wildlife on the planet in its natural habitat. There are few things more thrilling than watching a pride of lions on the hunt, or a herd of […]

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Lend a Helping Hand Through Voluntourism

Travel opens us up to experiencing an exciting world of different cultures and places, but as some traveler’s know those places aren’t always flourishing. Many third-world countries could use a little help here and there, so why not volunteer during your travels to help make the world a better place? […]

6 Best Restaurants With A View

6 Best Restaurants With A View

If you’re looking for a dining experience to remember next time you’re on holiday, search no further than our roundup of the best restaurants with a view. Great food is a given but where these spots truly shine is in where they’re located. Overlooking entire cities, set into cliffs beside […]

6 Places To Visit in South America On A Budget

6 Places To Visit in South America On A Budget

If you’re looking for an escape but find yourself unable to afford the luxuries of places like Rio de Janiero, maybe it’s time to step off the beaten path a little. Here are some South American vacation spots that you can enjoy on a budget that will still give you […]

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The Gastronome’s Guide To Florence

What do you think about when you think about Florence? Red terracotta roofs spread across the Renaissance city, under the rolling green Tuscan hills. The Ponte Vecchio gracefully arched across the Arno, gleaming with the artisan jewelry of their expert craftsmen. Michelangelo’s David, forever immortalized in his triumphant pose; Botticelli’s […]