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Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail Wales

Our world has been a work in progress for billions of years. Forces such as water, wind, pressure and heat have been working to mold and shape our planet, forming caves, canyons, mountains, and – sometimes – moving the ground beneath our feet. These forces have created some of the most awe-inspiring scenes in the world. We travel the world…

family vacation

Family vacations can leave you stressed  - the planning, the budgeting, the worry over your young children wandering away, the worry over your older children… wandering away. Here’s something potentially comforting – you’re not alone. Thousands of parents planning family vacations feel the exact same way. And yet, there’s something about the family vacation that keeps us all planning year…

Tulip Garden

To many, a plot of land is more than an area of dirt and grass—it’s a blank canvas that holds endless opportunities for creating beautiful gardens and landscapes. But in addition to being something aesthetically pleasing, gardens also can be important extensions of a country’s culture; styles, designs, and elements used are often unique to each, and there’s a lot…

Hohenzollern

There’s something magical and mysterious about visiting centuries-old castles. While some would attribute that to Disney films and fairy tales, it’s virtually impossible to stand beneath the towering, ornate buildings without imagining the lives of those who lived in them. Whether you’re gazing upon old tapestries and oil paintings or walking along decaying corridors, there’s beauty and history to be…

Vatican City

If you’re visiting Vatican City this week, you’ll want to be prepared. Considering the Vatican is a crowded destination at all times during the year, travelers can only expect it to be even busier during Holy Week, particularly on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday—in addition to the Papal mass held every Wednesday in Saint Peter’s Square. Add in…

Oktoberfest

So we’re well aware that Oktoberfest is known for its overabundance of beer and Bavarian sausages. And that it’s one of the rowdiest, most celebrated events in the world; almost six million people travel to Munich each year for the main celebration, not to mention the millions of others who attend local events held concurrently in other countries. While a…

Copacabana sidewalk

The next stop in our Five Healthy Days tour is Brazil’s second-largest city, Rio de Janeiro. This vibrant South American metropolis is brimming with activities to do and places to go, including tropical rainforests, white sandy beaches, and a Carnival celebration like no other. After all, there’s a reason why it’s called the Cidade Maravilhosa, or the “Marvelous City.” The…

Traveling with pets can be tricky, and most travelers leave them behind to avoid worrying about the safety of their furry (or scaly) friend. However, considering that your pet is very likely considered part of the family, there’s a good chance you’ll want to bring little Fido along for a trip at some point in time. If so, there are…

Agritourism may not be a term you’re familiar with, but if you’ve ever visited a farm, went apple picking, or stomped on grapes Lucy-style at a vineyard, you’ve experienced it. Agritourism comes in many different forms—even stopping at a roadside produce stand can fall under the umbrella term—and it’s been a rapidly growing form of sustainable tourism.  Generally speaking, agritourism…

A centuries-old golden temple. Prehistoric enormous stones atop vast grassland.  An ancient holy city for three different religions. All around the world, you can find a multitude of popular pilgrimage sites for the pious or intrigued traveler. And even though some of these destination spots may only appeal to people of the same faith, anyone can appreciate the cultural significance…

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