Charting the World

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 Travel Guide to Florence, Italy for First-Time Visitors

I think it’s impossible for one to overstate the cultural and social impact Florence has had on the modern world. City of the Medici and birthplace of the Renaissance this historic city is jam packed full of priceless works of art, stunning architectural beauty, and a lively spirit that breaths life into the Italian city. …

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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 Best of Costa Rica

Named “the rich coast” by Spanish conquistadors who first made landfall here in 1502, Costa Rica is one of the planet’s most naturally splendid and biologically diverse regions.  The secret is out on the Central American country’s never-ending activities, gorgeous beaches, plethora of wildlife, good food, and fun people. Costa Rica occupies a privileged spot …

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International Travel and Adventure Show

After 12 years and 61 shows, the Travel and Adventure Show Series has established itself as the premier consumer marketing platform in the travel industry. Since 2004, the Travel & Adventure Shows have helped over 1.1 million travelers find, plan and book their dream vacation. With over $2.2 billion in bookings, the show series is …

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Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence (pronounced ‘X’) is a small, classically Provençal town,  consisting of narrow streets, boulevards lined with beautiful buildings from 17th and 18th century, and paved plazas boasting gleaming fountains.  It is a quiet, clean and comfortable city, and in fact one of the wealthiest in all of France.  The city center is mostly pedestrian and, though …

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Charting The World: New Orleans, United States

New Orleans is located in southeastern Louisiana, straddling the Mississippi River, and the largest city in Louisiana.  The New Orleans metropolitan area had a population of 1,167,764 in 2010 and was the 46th largest in the United States.  The city is named after Orléans, a city located on the Loire River in Centre, France, and is well known for its distinct French Creole …

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Charting The World: Savannah, United States

Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S. state of Georgia, and the county seat of Chatham County. Established in 1733, the city of Savannah became the colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia.  A strategic port city in the American Revolution and during the American Civil War, Savannah is today an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport. It …

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Charting The World: New York City, United States

New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous urban agglomerations the world. The city is referred to as New York City or the city of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part.  …

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Charting The World: San Francisco, United States

San Francisco, California is the leading financial and cultural center of Northern California and California and the San Francisco Bay Area.  The city encompasses a land area of about 50 square miles on the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula.  It is the most densely settled large city  in the state of California and the …

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