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The 7 Best Wineries in Tuscany

Tuscany has long been associated with breathtaking scenery and some of Italy’s best made wines. In this enchanting landscape of rolling hills and winding roads, you’ll find glorious sunflower fields, ancient olive groves, medieval ruins, and wonderfully wild forests. And, of course, world-class wineries. Wine touring here is not about a five-minute tasting at a …

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When to Visit Scotland – What You Need to Know

When to visit Scotland depends heavily on region, time of year, and what you are looking to do. The country is awash in seasonal activities, varied weather patterns, and cultural festivals specific to certain times of the year. I have been to Scotland over a dozen times and I’m still finding amazing places to visit. …

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The 15 BEST Places to Travel in France

France is one of those amazing destinations that captures the imagination and ensnares the senses.  Stretching back into antiquity, the region that makes up modern France holds a rich cultural makeup and stunning landscapes. As there are so many amazing places to visit, we have compiled a list of the absolute best places to travel …

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Top 10 Cathedrals in England, Scotland, and Wales

Guidester builds digital travel guides, just for you, so you travel worry-free & with confidence. Learn More Far from your average medieval church, the most exquisite spiritual centers in England, Scotland, and Wales are a testament to the imagination and meticulous craftsmanship of mankind. These amazing structures can be found in every corner of Britain. …

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11 Places You Can't Miss When Visiting Ireland

Deciding on things to do in Ireland can prove difficult as there is so much to see with beauty around every corner. There are certainly sights that are more famous than others, but how do you decide between all these amazing places? In my opinion, when you visit Ireland it’s all about mixing together the …

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4 Secrets to the Vatican City: Tips to ensure getting the most out of your visit

Rome is a magically historic city, and no trip is complete without at least one day in the Vatican City. When planning your Vatican excursion, take these four tips into consideration. 1. Taking photos in and around the Vatican City The Vatican City is a location full of spiritual essence and tradition. The architecture is magnificent; the murals, …

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7 Shocking Facts You Probably Didn't Know About St. Patrick and Ireland

Everything you thought you knew about St. Patrick and the Irish tradition of St. Patrick’s Day is probably all wrong. Proud of your Irish heritage? Test your knowledge by counting how many of the following 7 shocking facts you know about St. Patrick and Ireland. 1. St. Patrick was not Irish That’s right. He wasn’t Irish, …

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