A Monster of a Day

Parco dei Mostri
An hour North of Rome you’ll find the little town of Bomarzo. At first look it doesn’t seem like anything special, but a few meters from the town is the Sacred Wood, also known as Parco dei Mostri (Monster Park). It might sound like the type of place that you’d read about in a classic [...]
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A new perspective on the Big Apple

Loyalty points from travel rewards credit cards can be most valuable in high-cost destinations like New York City
New York is the city that people will know about, and the major sights such as the Statue of Liberty and Times Square are what everyone will see on their first trip to the city. One of the things that changes with the number of visits to the city is that you start to look [...]
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Seeing Italy on foot with Walks Of Italy

Italy is an amazing country and one which offers a variety of history, culture and great food to anyone visiting. And, as a country with a strong tourist industry, there are plenty of tour options available. While it is possible to see the country through the window of a tour bus, the benefit of taking a [...]
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Historical sites to see on Corregidor Island in the Philippines

Pacific War Memorial on Corregidor Island
This small island lies near the entrance to Manila Bay, and has become a tourist attraction because of its history in the Second World War – it was one of the most important strategic locations in the Pacific. Without control of Corregidor, the Japanese forces couldn’t rely on control of Manila Bay, and the US [...]
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Beating back travel burnout in Thailand

I had some serious misgivings when I booked my plane ticket to Thailand last October. I had just returned from Italy and spent a nightmarish 45 hours trying to get home and vowing to never book another confusing plane ticket again. Hell, maybe I was over flying all together. I was definitely done done DONE [...]
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The top attractions to visit in Ninh Binh, Vietnam

The province of Ninh Binh shares its name with the province’s capital city of the same name, and it is an area that is famous for its intimidating and dramatic landscapes and the steep-sided cliffs that are a distinctive part of the region. During the colonial period, the landscape made the area a challenging place [...]
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Three things that make a great travel photograph

Vik, Iceland
I’ve been photographing Iceland for the last few weeks, trying to extract every ounce of color and light from a typically grey, dark place in February. The weather absolutely did not cooperate: winds blew so hard I could barely stand at times, with gale warnings regularly in effect and gusts to 25m/sec (55mph). Despite the horizontal rain and sleet [...]
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5 ways to get off the tourist trail in Southeast Asia

Laos
I’ve recently had several people tell me, when talking about their upcoming trips to Southeast Asia, that they’re sure Thailand is nice, but they won’t be visiting because it’s too touristy. While there’s no denying Thailand is an incredibly popular tourist destination – Bangkok was the second most-visited city in the world in 2014 – [...]
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Ray’s MTB in Cleveland – Indoor bicycle-themed amusement park? Heck yes!

Okay, I know, the title of this is probably getting some raised eyebrows. What, you are thinking, is a bicycle […]

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