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Christmas in July On A Holiday Do-Over River Cruise

River or Ocean Cruises Europe

If this year’s altered holiday celebrations left you wistful and nostalgic for full-bore Christmas festivities, there’s a river cruise that gives you a chance for a re-do.  Christmas in July...

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2 Travel-Inspired Beverages to get you in the Holiday Spirit

Culture & History

You may not be celebrating the holidays as usual this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create some new holiday entertaining traditions.While we wait to travel and celebrate again,...

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What's the Christmas Connection Between Salzburg and Stowe?

Culture & History Vermont

One’s in Austria, and the other in America. But they are bound together in the pop culture celebrations of the season.Have you figured it out yet? The hint is in...

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A New 'Species' of Extreme Thrill Ride: the 'VelociCoaster' Takes 'Flight' in Orlando

Outdoor Activities Orlando, Florida

Florida’s fastest and tallest launch coaster – along with a pack of fierce Velociraptors – will be unleashed at Universal Orlando Resort in 2021. If you – or the kids...

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Top 4 Places In The World To Go Hot Air Ballooning

Outdoor Activities

Imagine yourself silently drifting along under colourful silk, cradled in a giant basket. You’re part of the breeze and Nature as you tranquilly float on the air over undisturbed scenery...

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Mount Fuji and 3 Other Mountains You Need to Visit in Japan

Outdoor Activities Japan

France has the Eiffel Tower. The U.S. has the Statue of Liberty. But the visual shorthand for Japan is not man-made. It’s Mount Fuji. The Japanese archipelago is part of the Pacific...

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Santa's Not Just Making Toys in His Village Above the Arctic Circle in Lapland

Culture & History Finland

It’s exactly 3 months until Christmas, and we know Santa and his elves are working full throttle. But not just putting in overtime in the workshop and training the team for...

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Explore the Oldest Protected Forest in the Hemisphere

Outdoor Activities Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago

If you haven’t been to the twin-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, the chance to discover the wonders of the Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve should add it to your...

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Learn to Haka on the All Blacks' Rugby Team's Home Ground

Sports New Zealand

It's one of the most famous – and fearsome – pre-game rituals in the world. One that you can now learn for yourself in one of the world's most storied stadiums.Any...

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11 Best Places in the World to Go Whale Watching

Adventure

70 percent of our planet is covered by oceans, and whales are not only the largest marine mammals, but the largest animals alive. No wonder humans are drawn to the oceans...

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Ponies and 3 More Reasons to Visit Scotland's Shetland Islands

Outdoor Activities Scotland

They say on St. Patrick's Day everyone's a little bit Irish. So it's fair to say that on Rabbie Burns' Day, we're all a little bit Scottish. The national poet of...

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8 Facts About the Panama Canal

Transportation Panama City, Panama

Panama is one of the fastest-growing destinations in Central America, and the Panama Canal is the country's star attraction. Although it's on everyone's list of things to experience, the canal...

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Top 10 Souvenirs from a Trip to Hawaii

Shopping Hawaii

You'll come home with a million sun-drenched memories of a holiday in Hawaii. Here are 10 mementos you can take with you. ANYTHING PINEAPPLEThey may be the most common symbol of Hawaii,...

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Think Overwater Villas are the Height of Exotic Luxury Travel? Try This UNDERwater Villa

Hotels Maldives

It puts new meaning into being immersed in the local natural beauty. The pristine waters of the Maldives are epic, surrounding one of the world's most romantic, remote and legendary tropical...

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Top Reasons This is Puerto Rico's Most Iconic Luxury Hotel

Hotels Puerto Rico

Whether you love Old Havana colonial style, rhythms and cocktails, Mid-Century modern tropical, Rat Pack vibes, or contemporary luxury urban resort on a world's top beach... Puerto Rico's El San...

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6 Reasons to See Sicily

Sightseeing Sicily, Italy

It's the largest island in the Mediterranean, with 14,000 years of history.Sicily is in the center of the Mediterranean Sea and has been central to several world-changing civilizations including the...

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6 Tips to Survive - and Enjoy - an 'Obli-cation'

Before your trip

When your 'vacation' is really an obligation, you're taking an 'obli-cation'. You've taken these trips: cross-country to the in-laws' for the holidays. A family or friend's destination wedding. The mandatory winter break or...

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Fact or Fiction? 3 Things You Need to Know About 'Dracula's Castle'

Sightseeing

Before every travel destination had a ghost tour and haunted hotels, there was Dracula's Castle.Irish author Bram Stoker's 1897 Gothic horror novel 'Dracula' popularized the vampire genre of fantasy fiction...

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10 Things Before You Travel to Turks and Caicos

Sea & Sand Turks and Caicos Islands

The British Overseas Territory of Turks and Caicos has 8 main islands, 300 smaller islands, almost all virtually unpopulated. There may be fewer than 50,000 residents, but it punches above its...

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Amtrak's Only Great Dome Car Returns to the East in Time for Panoramic Autumn Colors New York to Montreal

Transportation United States

It's a vintage train car whose windowed dome makes the fall foliage seem even more brilliant on one of the most scenic train routes in the world.For about six weeks...

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Video: This is the New 'City of Light'

Sightseeing Montreal, Quebec

Move over, Paris. There's a new 'City of Light' and it's the second-largest French-speaking city in the world. Festivals, style, cuisine, nightlife and cosmopolitan French Canadian lifestyle. The first time you visit Montreal,...

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You Can Take a Chair Lift to the Beach on this Island

Sea & Sand Roatan, Honduras

They call it the 'Magical Flying Beach Chair' and it's probably one of the world's most memorable - and scenic - 6 minute trips to the beach. It's just like...

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Yes he did! 'Luke Skywalker' Opens New Skywalk at One of the World's Most Symbolic Lookouts

Sightseeing Gibraltar

And he even used a light saber. The actor famous for his role as one of space's greatest heroes didn't need to use the Force to launch the new Skywalk at...

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Video: Get Shot Out of This World-First Bungy Catapult in New Zealand

Adventure Queenstown, New Zealand

Maybe it's been too long since you've been shot out of a cannon. Or dangled and bounced hundreds of feet above a ravine. Or had your head snapped back with 3...

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