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After endless summer heat and waves of tourists, Europe returns to a calmer, cooler state by the beginning of Autumn. With a similar climate to much of New England, Europe offers leaf peepers the chance to check out the fall foliage across the pond. In addition, you’ll find Europeans harvesting their bounties, especially the grape-drenched vineyards across the continent. The…

When sweaters start emerging from the depths of dresser drawers, travelers start dreaming of the sandy beaches and clear blue waters of the Caribbean. For most of the region’s islands, however, the fall months are also the peak of hurricane season. However, not all of the Caribbean is in the “hurricane belt”. Tucked all the way down near Venezuela, you’ll…

Visitors to Canada might be surprised to find that, in the summer months, the great white north gets pretty hot and humid. Given the lack of good public transit outside of the main cities and the vast expanse of land to explore, jumping in a car and heading to the nearest coast, lake or glacier is the best way to…

I am hungry. So hungry. I shuffle around the cobbled streets and peer in the windows of white stone shops and restaurants hoping something will be open. My legs and feet are sore from the nine-day hike I’m on. I arrived in the Bay of Cadaques the previous night to a gorgeous view of the sun setting on the sails…

Head north from Sydney, Australia toward Coffs Harbour and you’ll find yourself on a coastline-hugging highway, never far from tiny waterside towns with picture-perfect beaches. The entire route is a journey through the national parks of New South Wales, with brushland, wetlands and rainforests all part of the ever-changing topography along the way. You’ll find everything from leisurely waterfall hikes…

If you’re planning to visit Italy, a beach may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But there’s no reason it shouldn’t!  Europeans flock to southern Italy every summer for a beach vacation. Now, it’s your turn. Our list of destinations all have great beaches in common, but they each have their own cultural attractions worth visiting as…

Valletta, Malta

Is the desire to discover unique cultures and unparalleled landscapes what fuels your travel plans? Did you know there’s an island in the Mediterranean with ruins older than the pyramids? Malta might not be the most well-known country in Europe, but that’s part of what makes it an exciting destination. This small island nation is located smack dab in the…

costa rica coastline

I wake up to the sound of iguanas tumbling around the tin roof overhead. I roll over to see the sun shining on the mango trees and pink flowers outside. The sounds of dripping coffee and knives slicing fruit find their way into my room.  The Mauser EcoHouse is a Costa Rican artist’s colony in the heart of the jungle.…

garden in portugal

By the end of March, gardeners are dying to get outside, plant and see some greenery or blooms. You don’t have to go far to do that, but if you do travel outside your comfort zone, you might see a natural wonder that is really unique.  So, plant people: we’ve chosen places from all over the world for you to…

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