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Art & History

Walking the Streets of Venice

There are plenty of museums, monuments, and points of interest worth seeing, but the real gem is exploring the narrow streets and tight passageways.  Built on over 100 small islets, the center of Venice is crossed by 118 canals and linked by over 400 hundred bridges.  Absolutely bursting with picturesque beauty around every corner, Venice truly deserves …

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Porto: What You Can't Miss In Portugal’s Northern Gem

Portugal is an altogether different experience than most other western European countries, and Porto epitomizes this feeling. A confused mixture of old and new world, it’s hard to put a pin on this cultural gem. Porto, Portugal is a wash with historical buildings and world class museums. In fact, a large section of the city’s …

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A Quick Guide To Santorini

Santorini is the perfect romantic getaway for couples. Seriously though. This Greek island oasis is known for its whitewashed, cubiform houses that cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). They overlook the sea, small islands, and beaches made up of black, red and white lava pebbles.  Here is a quick guide to Santorini and a few …

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The BEST Things To See & Do Your First Time in Prague

Prague is the best preserved Medieval city in Europe, with an entire city center listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. From the moment you arrive, you are instantly struck by the overwhelming Medieval Gothic architecture that seemingly has no end. Every street and tiny alleyway you traverse seems to lead to more incredible architectural …

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The Most Useful Guide To Visiting London For The First Time

London is one of the world’s great mega-cities that fascinates and attracts millions of visitors each year. And for good reason. It is one of those great cosmopolitan centers that offer the visitor not just an endless choice of museums and landmarks, but also an unforgettable experience. There is no city quite like London. Its …

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top things to see in the highlands

Top Things to See in the Highlands

Scotland’s Highland region, covering the northern two-thirds of the country, holds much of the mainland’s most spectacular scenery. You may be surprised at just how remote much of it still is. The vast peat bogs in the north, for example, are among the most extensive and unspoiled wilderness areas in Europe. There are even a …

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Trier, Porta Nigra

Trier: Germany's Oldest City

On the banks of the Moselle River lies Trier, Germany’s oldest city.  The city was founded as a Roman colony in 16 B.C. by Emperor Augustus, and became the favored residence of several Roman emperors which was even sometimes called “Roma Secunda”, the second Rome.  Nowhere else in Germany is the evidence of Roman times as …

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