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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 […]

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6 Funky Cruises

If you want to go on a cruise, you might prefer to find one that caters to your tastes or desires. There is a cruise out there for everyone—and we do mean everyone. Science Guys Next year you can hop a 14-day Total Solar Eclipse Cruise trip to Indonesia aboard […]

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6 Savory Vietnamese Dishes for Every Traveling Foodie

Vietnam is a mecca for foodies; a Southeast Asia gem with a rich cuisine that accompanies a culture just as rich in history, beauty, and tradition. If you and your palate are gearing up to take this scrumptious, exotic smorgasbord head on, there are a handful of delectable dishes you […]

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Marriage Symbols Across the Globe

Meeting locals, and the opposite sex, is part of one’s journey overseas. Before leaving home, get acquainted with the culture’s wedding traditions, customs and symbols. These are some weird, strange, yet traditional symbols of marriage across the globe. Good Ol’ English Cultures To Americans, rings are worn on the left […]

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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 […]