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British Blooms at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens

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Posted in Architectural, Arts and Culture, England, Fall Foliage, United Kingdom

My plan, upon finding myself in London with a day off, was to indulge my inner Downton Abbey fan with a trip to Highclere Castle. The Jacobethan “country home” that housed the fictitious Grantham clan was, however, closed until spring so I decided to trudge from my friend’s flat in
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Cumbrian Food Trail

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Posted in Accommodations, Culinary, United Kingdom

From sticky toffee pudding and gastro pubs, to farmers markets and heritage meat farms, our editor Cindy-Lou Dale rekindles our national love-affair with Cumbria, seeking out purveyors of fine food and taste-testing her way across the Lake District. If you’re an inquisitive cook you’ll no doubt like exploring new tastes
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National Museum of African American History and Culture

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Posted in Arts and Culture, Historical travel, United States of America

Hamilton tickets have become one of the most coveted cultural commodities of our day, but a timed pass to the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) comes in a close second. This is in part because the museum, which opened on September 24, 2016, has
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The Long, Unwinding Road

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Posted in Africa, Namibia, Nature-Wildlife, Safari, Uncategorized

Dune 45 in Namibia Namibia sometimes scares me.
This southern African country is a desolate beauty of stark desert, glittering sand dunes, intriguing canyons and sheer escarpments. It’s absolutely stunning – yet utterly indifferent to the fate of travellers who come to admire it.
If your journeys are as much
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Summer in Seattle

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Posted in Adventure, Beer and Pub Tours, Bicycling, Biking, Festivals, Food Tours, Kayaking, Photography, Shopping, Sightseeing, Soft Adventure, Spectator Sports, Walking, Washington

It’s summertime in Seattle, Washington. Hit the water now that the rain subsided and the gray clouds turned into white cotton. Raise a glass of craft beer, cider, wine, or spirits. Check out the city’s varied outdoor festivals. Pike Place Market Expands This summer marks a major expansion for Pike
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Kensington: How to Spend a Rainy Day in London

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Posted in 18-35 Youth, Activities, Archeology, Architectural, Arts and Culture, Europe, Holiday Travel, United Kingdom

If you know better, you avoid London’s Victoria and Albert Museum like the plague when it rains, especially if that rain happens to be falling on a Sunday afternoon when most of the world finds itself at the start of Spring Break. You especially avoid the V&A if a new
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Five Carnivals Around the World

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Posted in 18-35 Youth, Activities, Around-the-World, Arts and Culture, Brazil, Destination Weddings, Ecotours, England, Europe, European Rail, Exchange Students, Family Travel, Festivals, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Gay-Lesbian, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Honeymoons, Italy, Last Minute Travel, Louisiana, North America, Perfoming Arts, Photography, River Cruises (European), Senior Citizens, Shopping, Sightseeing, Singles, Soft Adventure, Solo Travel, South America, South and Central America, Spring Break, Style, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America, Women Only

People from all over the world tend to seek out vacations where they can bask in the sun and enjoy a climate that’s much hotter than then they are used to on a daily basis. But how about you double your pleasure by visiting your chosen destination when they celebrate
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Celebrating Portland’s Summer Festival Season

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Posted in Activities, Arts and Culture, Beer and Pub Tours, Bicycling, Biking, Festivals, Food Tours, Oregon, Photography, Uncategorized

While one can find Portlanders coming together regardless of the weather, the city bursts to life once the gray clouds subside. The city’s summer season represents an overabundance of activities celebrating the bounty of the Pacific Northwest.   Cheers to Beer Festivals According to Travelocity’s first Beer Tourism Index, Portland
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Montreal Meandering

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Posted in Canada, Quebec, Sightseeing

Montreal’s Basilica It’s Saturday night in Montreal, and I’m determined not to slink back home until at least 10pm; I don’t want my two young Airbnb hosts to think I’m such a social failure  I can’t find anything to do in Canada’s self-proclaimed party city.
Montreal prides itself on being
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Ocean Friendly Whale Watching

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Posted in 18-35 Youth, Accessible Travel, Activities, Adventure, Around-the-World, Australia, Beach Vacations, Caribbean, Cruise, Cruise Tours, Cruises, Destination Weddings, Eco-Cruises, Ecotours, Exchange Students, Family Travel, Film Locations and Festivals, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Gay-Lesbian, Green Travel, Hawaii, Historical travel, History Tours, Holiday Travel, Honeymoons, Last Minute Travel, Nature-Wildlife, Photography, Private Jet Tours, Resorts, Scuba, Senior Citizens, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Upscale Travel, Voluntourism, Whale Watching, Wildlife Watching, Women Only

Whales are one of the Earth’s largest mammals, the beauty of which is best seen in the open waters of the ocean. There are numerous destinations around the world where you can observe these gentle creatures swim, thrash, and play in the water. All that is needed is a quiet
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Actively Enjoying the Maldives

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Posted in Activities, All Inclusive, Beach Vacations, Maldives, Resorts

A deserted beach at Club Med Kani On most tiny tropical islands the activities for the day are pleasingly predictable: snorkeling, diving, a spot of swimming and cocktails served in coconut shells.
If that’s all you require, the non-stop action at Club Med Kani in the Maldives can feel rather
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Offbeat Venice

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Posted in Accommodations, Arts and Culture, Historical travel, History Tours, Italy, Jewish Heritage, Romance

If you come away from Venice thinking, “It’s too crowded and it smells,” you’re doing it wrong. Sure, the labyrinthine city’s glory days are long gone, and many of the palazzos along the Grand Canal have been converted to restaurants or left to rot, their first floors already reclaimed by
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Exploring Whidbey Island’s Natural Charm

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Posted in Arts and Culture, Beer and Pub Tours, Culinary, Nature-Wildlife, North America, Photography, Shopping, Sightseeing, Soft Adventure, Spectator Sports, United States of America, Walking, Washington, Wine Tours

Visitors in the Seattle area looking for a quick getaway might want to check out Whidbey Island, one of the most scenic and accessible destinations in the Pacific Northwest. Within an hour of leaving North Seattle, travelers can arrive on this island via a 20-minute ride from the Mukilteo ferry
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Mumbai’s Fast Food

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Posted in Arts and Culture, Culinary, India, Sightseeing, Uncategorized

Dozens of dabbawallas congregate under a tall Banyan tree; more arrive every minute. I watched these tiffin carrying deliverymen sort out the lunch boxes at a frantic pace, then load the steel tiffins onto their bicycles and push carts. Soon groups of three or four dabbawalas push carts laden with
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