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Beyond Istanbul: There’s more to Turkey than its largest city

Often times, people don’t venture beyond visiting the largest city of a country. In the case of Turkey, this would be a devastating mistake to make. With both Asian and European influence, Turkey is climbing the ranks as a popular destination for travelers and it’s no surprise why. But Turkey’s charm extends far beyond the […]

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7 biggest surprises about Israel

When you think of Israel, one of the first few things to come to mind is probably religious. Hosting holy grounds for many religions (including important sites for Jews, Muslims, Christians, and also Baha’is), Israel is a major pilgrimage and worship destination. Maybe when you think of Israel, you think of politics. Israel is also […]

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5 great things to do in Dubai

The emirate of Dubai has become widely known as one of the most popular destinations in the Middle East for Western visitors. As well as offering some of the most luxurious accommodation in the the world, it also has a more tolerant view of Western culture than some of the other countries in the region. […]

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Great river cruises of the world

The Aria by Aqua Expeditions

I always thought I hated cruising – until I went on a cruise. I fell in love with the simple joy of watching dolphins play in the boat wake from our balcony, the camaraderie with our fellow passengers, and the convenience of visiting a variety of destinations while only cracking open a suitcase once. Recently, […]

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Back to one of my favorite countries. Which one, you ask?

In just a few days, I will be taking a flight from Madrid to Amman, the capital of Jordan. Jordan is one of my favorite countries in the world and I believe, though I might be corrected on this by friends with better memories than me, that this will be my fifth trip there. Simply […]

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Is Christ the Redeemer on your bucket list?

Maybe it should be. The most iconic monument of Brazil (and, some argue, South America), Christ the Redeemer is an […]

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