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This UNESCO Site Just Got One Step Closer... to Completion

Culture & History Barcelona, Spain

Did you know there’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site that isn’t even finished yet? Many churches in Europe are World Heritage Sites… but most of them are hundreds, even a...

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Why Belfast is the Best Place to Experience the Legend of the Titanic

Culture & History Belfast, United Kingdom

Wait, Belfast? Part of the legend of the Titanic? The most famously-doomed passenger ship tale of all time? Wasn’t she a British ship, sailing from Southampton to New York, that...

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3 New Attractions That Bring New Perspective to Hong Kong's British-Era History

Culture & History

While travel was paused during the pandemic, Hong Kong kept evolving. Three attractions give new and returning visitors fascinating insights into the city’s British era. Two reinvent an iconic Hong...

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Be a Part of Royal Coronation History with a Visit to Great Britain

Culture & History Great Britain, United Kingdom

The British know how to put on a show for its monarchy’s milestones, and the Coronation of King Charles III is a once-in-a-generation chance to be personally steeped in pageantry,...

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Hong Kong Wants to Buy You a Drink - and Toast its East-Meets-West Culture

Culture & History Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s doors are open to visitors again, and to celebrate, it’s offering travelers who come to the city in 2023 some ‘welcome back’ perks – plus, it’s unveiling a...

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Why You Should Book a Trip to Egypt During the Centenary of the Discovery of King Tut's Tomb

Culture & History Egypt

A hundred years after the discovery of the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, “King Tut” remains the most famous of all of ancient Egypt’s rulers – and one of...

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Become a Certified "RumMaster" on the Caribbean Island with the Oldest Surviving Distillery

Culture & History

There’s enjoying tropical rum cocktails when you’re in the Caribbean on vacation… then there’s becoming an actual “RumMaster.” Now you can spend a day with kindred ‘spirits’ immersing yourself in...

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Mexico's Top 5 Archaeological Sites

Culture & History Mexico

Break away from the beach and inject the wonder of history into your next vacation! Mexico’s ancient past comes alive at archaeological sites around the country that allow you to...

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'Fungi Fest' in the British Virgin Islands: It's Not About Mushrooms!

Culture & History Tortola Island, British Virgin Islands

If you've never been to the British Virgin Islands, you might think their 'Fungi Fest' is a culinary event featuring mushrooms. Fungi (foon-gee) is actually the traditional folk music of...

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25th Anniversary of the 'Star-chitecture' that Put this Spanish Port on the Map

Culture & History

Coinciding with news that Spain has joined the rest of the EU in removing all pandemic entry restrictions for overseas travelers – is the 25th anniversary of a Spanish landmark...

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Trick or... Travel: Top Hallowe'en-Inspired Trips

Culture & History

Supernatural and macabre films, TV series, and novels feed our gathered-round-the-fire love of a scary story. But there’s nothing like the real-life thrill of visiting in person places around the...

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There's More to Peru than Machu Picchu

Culture & History Peru

Peru's overwhelming claim to fame is the mystique and majesty of the ancient remains at Machu Picchu - deservedly named recently the 'South America's Leading Tourist Attraction.” But there's more...

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Getting 'Salty' in Anguilla

Culture & History

“Water, water, everywhere, but not any drop to drink.” Being surrounded by seawater takes on new meaning in the British Caribbean island of Anguilla, where locals are rediscovering the luxury destination’s...

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Responsible Tourism Inspiration for Indigenous People's Day

Culture & History

As we return to travel, many of us are looking for trips with meaning. For more and more people, that includes getting a sense of the connection first peoples have...

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10 Amazing New Museums to Visit in the U.S. in 2022

Culture & History

From cultural giants like George Lucas and Bob Dylan, to New York’s Broadway or America's mountain peaks, to milestones in Latino and African American heritage – not to mention spellbinding...

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5 Places to Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday

Culture & History

Whether or not you loved studying Shakespeare in school, chances are, to this day you regularly hear - and use – lines from his 154 sonnets and 39 plays that...

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Sun, Sand, and a Side of History: 7 Historic Sites You Must Visit in the Caribbean

Culture & History Caribbean

 If you love sun and sand… with a side of history, here are seven Caribbean islands whose history lives on today through preserved and protected UNESCO World Heritage historic sites.Which...

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Hike Europe's Most Famous Ancient Trail During This Jubilee Year

Culture & History Spain

Only once or maybe twice a decade, the Camino de Santiago becomes an even more remarkable hiking journey through Spain. Pilgrims and tourists have been hiking the “Way of St....

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World First UNESCO Trail Connects 13 Sites in Scotland

Culture & History Scotland

13 diverse sites with natural and cultural significance, including World Heritage Sites, Biospheres, Global Geoparks and Creative Cities now form a dedicated digital trail.

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This New Museum in Oslo is a Real 'Scream'

Culture & History Oslo, Norway

Edvard Munch’s 'The Scream' is one of the most famously eery pieces of art in history, and it continues to disturb admirers today. Now, MUNCH, a new museum and landmark...

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Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein Opens in the Birthplace of Famous Fictional Monster

Culture & History Bath, United Kingdom

Over 200 years ago, a trail-blazing female author penned the novel that brought one of the first tales of the horror genre to life. This year, Mary Shelley’s House of...

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Now You Can Discover Your European Family Heritage While Sailing on a River Cruise

Culture & History Central Europe

It’s news that marries two of the fastest-growing styles of travel: river cruising and family heritage travel. AmaWaterways has partnered with Ancestry, the company that specializes in genomics and connecting...

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Discover 'Japan's Machu Picchu'

Culture & History Japan

 In Japan, it’s called the ‘Castle in the Sky’, but international travelers who’ve discovered historic Takeda Castle have compared it to another mountain-top historic ruin half a world away in...

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10 Reasons to Visit Columbia on Your Next Trip to Latin America

Culture & History Colombia

Colombia is reborn. Named after the 15th-century explorer of the Americas, Colombia stands out as the only nation in South America with coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean,...

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