Category: Travel

Laos

Laos

Laos, officially called the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, is located at the heart of the Indochinese peninsula and bordered by Myanmar (Burma) and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the southeast, and Thailand to the west and southwest. The English word Laos was coined by the French, who united the three Lao kingdoms in French Indochina […]

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How to Reduce the Stress of Traveling.

How to Reduce the Stress of Traveling

While travel has always been a somewhat stressful experience, increased airport security and other factors have made travel even more stressful in recent years. Whether you’re traveling for business, vacation, or to see loved ones, there are simple steps you can take to reduce the stress of your next trip. The following tips can help make travel a bit easier […]

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Toronto, Canada: The Top Multicultural City in the World

Toronto, Canada: The Top Multicultural City in the World

Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario and the most populous city in Canada, with a population of 2,731,571 in 2016 and current Toronto census metropolitan area (CMA) of 5,928,040, making it Canada’s most populous CMA. The city is the anchor of the Golden Horseshoe, an urban agglomeration of 9,245,438 people surrounding the western end of Lake Ontario. Toronto is […]

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Airport Security Full Body Scanner (Image by Shutterstock).

The best $80 I ever spent: TSA PreCheck

It absolutely shouldn’t exist, and is absolutely an incredible value. The only thing better than arriving at a destination and finding no line to get in is realizing there is a line and getting to cut straight to the front. You get the gratification of your roller coaster/purchase/concert entry faster, and you receive the added benefit of feeling better than […]

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A collage of Florence showing the Galleria degli Uffizi (top left), followed by the Palazzo Pitti, a sunset view of the city and the Fountain of Neptune in the Piazza della Signoria (Image: WikiCommons).

Florence, Italy

Florence originated as a Roman city, and later, after a long period as a flourishing trading and banking medieval commune, it was the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Florence lies in a basin formed by the hills of Careggi, Fiesole, Settignano, Arcetri, Poggio Imperiale and Bellosguardo (Florence). The Arno river, three other minor rivers (Mugnone, Ema and Greve) and some […]

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Dolomites Mountains.

Mount Desert Island, Maine in the Fall

Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, is the largest island off the coast of Maine with an area of 108 square miles (280 km2). There is absolutely no place to be in the Fall than in Maine’s state parks, mountains, farms and coastal wonders which provide wonderful settings to take in the fall. September through October is the best […]

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Nova Scotia's Cabot Trail.

Explore Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail

Experience the Cabot Trail The natural beauty of the highlands provides the perfect backdrop for outdoor activities such as motorcycling, golfing, kayaking, hiking, cycling, and whale watching. Hike and camp in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, play a round of golf at the famous Highlands Links, peruse artisan shops along the trail, or just plain enjoy the nature as you drive this 300 kilometer […]

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Traveling to Greece: My Experience.

Traveling to Greece: My Experience

Greece also known as Hellas (Greek: Ελλάς) is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa in Southern and Southeast Europe. Athens is the capital of Greece, and the nation’s largest city, followed by Thessaloniki. Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilisation, being the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, Western literature, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, […]

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Fez, Morocco

Fez, Morocco

Fez or Fes (Arabic: فاس‎ faːs, Berber: ⴼⴰⵙ faːs, French: Fès) is the oldest and grandest of Morocco’s imperial cities. It is the second largest city in Morocco after Casablanca, with a population of 1.4 million (2014). Located to the northeast of Atlas Mountains, Fez is situated at the crossroad of the important cities of all regions; 206 km (128 mi) from Tangier […]

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The Best Festivals to Celebrate Summer Solstice in Alaska.

Celebrate Summer Solstice in Alaska

by Bob | Alaskans celebrate this sunshine tsunami with an enthusiasm that matches how the rest of the country dives into the winter holiday season. (Video: Downtown Summer Solstice Festival by Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. Summer solstice floods Alaska with daylight. But while the longest day of the year may be June 21st, that’s just a technicality. It basically never gets […]

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