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Getting 'Salty' in Anguilla

“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

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

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

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

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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Sun, Sand, and a Side of History: 7 Historic Sites You Must Visit in the 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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The White House Milestone Travelers and History-Lovers Are Celebrating

Amid political drama, it’s easy to forget that 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC isn’t only the address of one of America’s branches of government - or a family home,...

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The Best Place In Britain to get Your 'Bridgerton' Fix

The steamy, historic-fantasy Netflix series ‘Bridgerton’ couldn’t come at a better time to brighten our stay-at-home winter blahs. We aren't surprised it's shattered Netflix viewership records. Bridgerton is an early-19th...

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

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...

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Discover 'Japan's Machu Picchu'

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

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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Where to Find Mexico’s Most Famous Art Scene

While it was founded in the 1500’s by a monk, and its colonial center has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, San Miguel de Allende as a famous art...

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World First UNESCO Trail Connects 13 Sites in 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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These 3 Latin American Cities Turn 500 This Year

In 14 hundred and 92, Columbus sailed the ocean blue (as the rhyme we learned in school goes), and unwittingly unleashed a tsunami of Europeans heading west to explore the...

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The Real Downton Abbey and 3 Other Majestic English Manor Houses That Star in Films

If the Downton Abbey movie and TV series has you fantasizing about life in the elegant and storied surroundings of England’s stately homes, you are not alone. The stories and history...

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Move over Halloween: 5 Reasons to Travel to Mexico for Day of the Dead

It’s the fantastical backdrop of the opening sequence of a James Bond movie. And one of the items on the list of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.Mexico’s Day of the...

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A Dozen Reasons to Visit India During Diwali

India’s biggest and most important annual holiday is also one of the best times to visit the country.  Ancient civilizations the world over celebrate lunar cycles, the harvest, and the...

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Video: The Only Place in the World with 3 Real Viking Ships

It's the best place in the world to discover your inner Viking! Scandinavia's seagoing warriors have re-captured the world's imagination. But Vikings were not imaginary. This culture in Norway, Sweden and...

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Video: The Only Place in the World with 3 Real Viking Ships

It's the best place in the world to discover your inner Viking! Scandinavia's seagoing warriors have re-captured the world's imagination. But Vikings were not imaginary. This culture in Norway, Sweden and...

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Put America's Oldest Cities On Your Travel Bucket List

You don't have to be a history buff to make a point of visiting the oldest cities in the U.S.Since the establishment of European settlements in what is now the...

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The Best Trip You Can Make to Honour Canada's Veterans in Memory of the 75th Anniversay of DDay

2019 marks the 75th anniversary of DDay. On June 6, 1944, Canada joined British, American and other Allied troops in storming the Nazi-held shore of France along the coast of Normandy.Of...

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This Italian Wine Region is Now a UNESCO Site

Pop the cork on the bubbles! If you're a fan of sparkling wine, you are likely already familiar – and in love with – Italy's signature rival to French champagne.Finally, Italian...

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