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17 Best Places to Travel in 2018

Deciding where to travel this year? If you’re like us you love to travel. But, with so much beauty in the world it’s not easy deciding where to go next.  Guidester has been looking to the year ahead to pick some of the best destinations worth visiting in coming months. Whether you’re after secluded beaches, a close-up look …

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The New Seven Wonders of the World

  Ultimately, any list of the Seven Wonders of the World is a bit subjective based on the individual or group that created the list. However, the following places were dubbed the new Seven Wonders of the World in 2007 and still are largely regarded as such. 1. Chichén Itzá, Mexico The stepped pyramids and …

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A Rough Guide to Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena is a relatively large city situated on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Its year-round tropical climate makes it an ideal place to visit any time of year. This article will provide a rough guide to Cartagena, one of Colombia’s greatest cities. Cartagena History The city is steeped with history and combines the old with …

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Best Places to Travel in October 2016

Best Places to Travel in October 2016

October is a great month to travel in general as the main tourist season is over, and the weather is still relatively temperate.  We have compiled a list highlighting some good places to visit and why. Rome, Italy Italians are on holiday all month long in August. You might think that would make Rome relatively …

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Top Travel Destinations for 2016

If you love travel, there is a lot to look forward to in 2016.  We have put together a list of the up and coming, as well as destinations offering special celebrations!   Costa Rica The beautiful Central American country of Costa Rica has been up and coming the past several years, setting a new …

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History of The World: Easter Island

Easter Island covers roughly 64 square miles in the South Pacific Ocean, and is located some 2,300 miles from Chile’s west coast. Known as Rapa Nui to its earliest inhabitants, the island was renamed Paaseiland, or Easter Island, by Dutch explorers in 1722. The island was eventually annexed by Chile in the late 19th century …

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Charting The World: Valparaiso, Chile

Located about 70 miles northwest of Chile’s capitol city of Santiago, Valparaiso is a seaside city of around 300,000 on the Pacific coast of Central Chile and is frequently referred to as simply Valpo.  Unlike the ceaseless noise and pollution of Santiago, Valparaiso is widely known for its bohemian culture, brightly colored houses, and beautiful …

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Charting The World: Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil, on the South Atlantic coast. Rio is famous for its breathtaking landscape, its laid back beach culture and its annualcarnival.  It is a common mistake to think of Rio as Brazil’s capital, a distinction it lost on April 21st 1960 when Brasilia became the capital. …

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