5 Colorful Destinations Around the World

Burano, Italy: Legend goes that the technicolor houses on the small island of Burano were painted so that Venetian fishermen could pick out their own homes through the fog.  Valparaiso, Chile: As the cultural hub of Chile, Valparaiso’s residents decorate this port city with brightly colored houses and buildings, and equally fantastic murals and street

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5 Great Wine Regions in the US

Willamette Valley, OR: This beautiful area in Western Oregon sits on the same latitude as Bordeaux, and like its French counterpart, it has become synonymous with fantastic pinot noir. Surrounded by rolling hills and hazelnut trees, the Willamette Valley is a short drive from Portland, making for a day-trip to wine country. Santa Barbara County,

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5 Stunning German Castles

Eltz Castle: Originally built in the 15th century to accommodate three noble families, Eltz Castle still remains in the possession of one of the original households. Having miraculously suffered very little damage throughout the years, Eltz Castle looks essentially the same as when it was first built. Sababurg: With an outer façade covered in ivy,

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5 Charming European Cities Worthy of a Day Trip

Szczecin, Poland This port city really needs to be included on your to-do list for this spring. Connecting Poland to Germany, the streets of Szczecin brings tourists back to the Medieval Era. Moreover, the city is very price appealing, and filled with activities and different local events that will enhance your perception of Poland. Prepare

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5 Great Food Markets Around the World

La Boqueria – Barcelona, Spain: Arguably one of the best markets in the world, La Boqueria is a must for any traveler in Barcelona. Located on Las Ramblas, the market is housed in a building originally designed in 1840. With colorful fruit, freshly caught seafood, and the famous jamon iberico, it’s easy to eat for

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5 Great Places to See Roman Ruins (Outside Italy)

Merida, Spain: Located within a day’s trip from Madrid, Merida is the site of a Roman aqueduct, bridge, amphitheater, and other structures. During the summer months, the UNESCO World Heritage Site brings the Roman theater back to life with concerts, plays, and galas. Pula, Croatia: Though much smaller than Rome’s Colosseum, Pula’s Roman Arena on

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5 Beautiful Beaches in California

Black’s Beach (La Jolla): San Diego weather and the beach are the perfect combination. After hiking 300 feet down from Torrey Pines and the famous Gliderport, you’ll find yourself on Black’s Beach, surrounded by steep cliffs, beautiful scenery, and powerful waves. Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Beach (Big Sur): Words will never do Big Sur justice.

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5 Memorable Trips to Take with Friends

Montreal For those of you looking for a European vibe that’s not too far from home, Montreal is the perfect destination, combining exciting values with unforgettable memories. Enjoy the charming historic city, where you can appreciate diverse restaurant options, a great selection of night life experiences, and various unique events organized for the city’s 375th

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5 Beautiful Deserts Around the World

Mojave (Southwest US): Even though it’s the smallest desert in North America, the Mojave is home to the famous Joshua Tree and Death Valley National Parks. Atacama (Chile): With an average rainfall of .004 inches per year, the Atacama Desert is the driest non-polar desert in the world. Bardenas Reales (Spain): One of Europe’s few

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