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Ready to explore some of the world’s most trek-worthy terrain? Europe is full of hiking opportunities of varying types and intensities with some of the world’s most spectacular nature along the way. From the Alps to the Dolomites, the mountain ranges here are known as some of the most picturesque on Earth.  Whether you’re a nature lover who likes a…

Popular throughout Somalia, especially during the Muslim holy days of Ramadan, this deliciously sweet and savory bread is the ideal way to break a fast, or to simply enjoy as an afternoon pick-me-up. This version gets a probiotic kick from labneh, a soft Middle Eastern cheese made from strained yogurt, which fills each pillowy roll. Traditionally topped with sweetened condensed…

Everybody loves Europe in the summer. In fact, we all love Europe in the summer a little too much. During the few short months of truly hot weather on the continent, Americans flock to Europe in the millions. Good luck seeing the Trevi Fountain or enjoying your visit to Buckingham Palace amongst throngs of people.  So where does that leave…

Sometimes called a fry-up, a full English breakfast is a hearty plate enjoyed throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. It typically includes bacon, sausage, black pudding (a type of sausage), eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, toast and beans, though regional variations abound. In Georgian and Victorian times, the gentry enjoyed lavish breakfasts like these each day, and the tradition slowly emerged in…

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…

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