Category: Travel

Kardzhali, Bulgaria

Kardzhali, Bulgaria

Kardzhali is a city in the low eastern part of Rhodope Mountains, on both banks of the river Arda between the Kardzhali Reservoir to the west and the Studen Kladenets Reservoir to the east. The town is 260 km (162 mi) southeast of Sofia. It has a crossroad position from Thrace to the Aegean Sea — part of European transportation route 9, via […]

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Erasmusbrug (Rotterdam) seen from the Euromast tower

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Today is the Best Time to Plan Your 2020 Getaway to Rotterdam, Netherlands Rotterdam (Dutch:ˌrɔtərˈdɑm), Netherlands is the second-largest Dutch city after Amsterdam located in the province of South Holland. Rotterdam was European Capital of Culture in 2001. The city has its own orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, with its well-regarded young music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin; a large congress and concert […]

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Isla del Coco

Cocos Island (Isla del Coco) – The Mysterious Island in the Pacific

Cocos Island (Spanish: Isla del Coco) is an island in the Pacific Ocean, far off the Costa Rican coast. At the end of the 18th century, the English author Robert Louis Stevenson is said to have received the inspiration for his novel “Treasure Island“ here. Thanks to the great diversity of marine life in its waters, Cocos Island was named […]

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New Hampshire, White Mountains, 4000x2667. (Getty Images)

Autumn Colors/Beauty at its Best

When one think of fall colors in the states, the first place that comes to mind is New England or Colorado Springs even though there are several other spots around the states and around the world in general that are also home to amazing fall colors; some of which are easily accessible by a vehicle and others where you have […]

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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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