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Nosy Iranja: The Prettiest Beach You’ve Never Heard Of

“Nosy Iranja is the most beautiful beach I’ve ever seen,” Kary proclaimed. That was saying something. We’d just left the Seychelles where we’d soaked in the crystal aquamarine water of Anse Source d’Argent on La Digue, shadowed by the towering, otherworldly granite boulders – a tropical scene that has graced the pages of so many […]

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Mauritius Packages: 10 Best Things to See in Mauritius

Once thought of as primarily a honeymoon destination, visitors have discovered the stunning nature and activities of Mauritius. The landscape of this island in the Indian Ocean is incredibly diverse. From the sugar-sand beaches, tropical reefs and impossibly blue lagoons ringing the island, to the majesty of the towering mountain ranges and basalt cliffs, Mauritius […]

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Reunion Island Tours: Things to Do in Reunion Island

Most Americans are unfamiliar with Réunion.  Officially one of the four overseas departments (regions) of France, Reunion Island is a tiny, three-million-year-old volcanic island, in the Indian Ocean, just off the east coast of Madagascar.   Its close neighbor to the west is the island of Mauritius. Inhabited since the 16th-century when people from France and […]

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South Carolina Getaways: Follow Me to the Beautiful SC Coast!

From Myrtle Beach to Hilton Head, the Carolina coast has something for everyone.  So why not see it all with a South Carolina getaways road trip? The coastal region of the Palmetto State is filled with white-sand beaches, charming historic towns, freshly caught seafood and a plethora of outdoor activities such as kayaking in the […]

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Things to Do in Lviv, Ukraine’s Most Beautiful City

Vibrantly-painted examples of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture rise up above me on all sides.  I think to myself, I need blinders to walk through the cobblestone alleys in Lviv’s UNESCO old town.  My eyes were constantly being drawn away from the uneven path directly in front of me to the magnificent buildings in my […]

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Best Things to Do in Gdansk, Poland

It wasn’t the typical “see the view” tower that I’d climbed in so many other Central European cities.  Taking on the lofty turret in St. Mary’s church proved a worthy opponent.  The massive 14th-century Gothic basilica is the largest brick ecclesiastical structure in the world, and the 400 timeworn spiral steps to the viewing platform […]

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12 Romantic Things to Do in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, Charleston, and Greenville are arguably the three most visited destinations in South Carolina.  While Myrtle Beach may be best known for family vacations, that doesn’t mean you can’t find grown-up fun and romantic things to do in Myrtle Beach. In fact, it may surprise you how many great things there are to do […]

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Bangkok Holidays: Things to Do in Bangkok

Thailand is my favorite Asian country.  Known by the nickname “Land of Smiles,” no nation better lives up to that name.  From the friendly locals to the contrast between ancient art and modern sometimes a bit seedy culture Thailand will thrill you, Thailand will change you.’’ Within the country, Bangkok is the most popular tourist […]

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Kryivka Lviv: Ukraine’s Most Fun Restaurant

If you only go to one place for dinner in Lviv, Ukraine it should be Kryivka.  Here, you get not only food but an entire World War II Insurgence Army experience. But first, you have to find it… Lviv is the prettiest European city that you’ve never heard of. Located in western Ukraine near its […]

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Explore India: Guide to the Chaos of Old Delhi Tourist Places

“You can’t just stop in the middle of the street!” he said as he gently tugged me out of the path of the rapidly approaching chaos, i.e. every mode of transportation imaginable, all converging where I was standing. Taking on the traffic in Old Delhi is not for the faint of heart.  And by “taking […]

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