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Splashing about near the world’s driest desert

For an area famous as the driest place in the world, Chile’s Atacama Desert boasts a surprising amount of activities involving water. Which is fabulous when the temperature tops a sizzling 35 degrees (91deg F) and you’re dying to cool off in a lagoon or a refreshing river. The Atacama, in the north of the…

Asheville, NC: Natural, Charming, Weird

In North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville stands out, known for its scenic beauty, rich history, and a culture that the residents proudly proclaim as weird. Artists, musicians, brewmasters nature enthusiasts and everyday folk make Asheville the unique destination it is. Asheville’s population is diverse, with a community that embraces creativity, individuality, and a laid-back…

5 Chocolate Lovers’ Destinations

Nothing says love more than chocolate – well, at least for most people. Why not plan a getaway to a destination known for chocolate? Go to a far flung part of the world where the heavenly creation of sweetened food made from cocoa beans excites your taste buds. What could be better than combining your…

The Newest National Park: New River George

The National Park Service designated New River Gorge in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia as the United State’s newest national park in December 2020. This addition to the National Park System marks a significant recognition of the area’s natural beauty and recreational opportunities. Spanning over 70,000 acres, the New River Gorge National Park and…

Miami’s Art Deco Buildings

Art Deco is an architectural style first appearing in France before World War I. A celebration of “modernity” characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes, and baroque ornamentation. It flourished internationally in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. Miami Beach is renowned for its collection of Art Deco buildings, making it one of the most visually…

The Best Aquariums in the United States

Aquariums are where the mysteries of the ocean come alive, offering glimpses into the lives of underwater creatures. Everyone loves an aquarium. Across the United States, these aquariums stand out for their exceptional exhibits, conservation efforts, and educational programs.

Music festivals in the United States are vibrant

Music festivals in the United States offer a blend of music, art, community, and celebration, attracting millions of attendees from around the globe. Each festival has its distinct flavor, history, and appeal.

Magnificent Train Stations

The world’s most magnificent train stations almost always betray an architectural genius. At their best, they tend to be not just transit points but also cultural landmarks, reflecting the time, spirit and geist of the cities they serve. Each has a unique story to tell.

How to Survive Long-Haul Flights

Long-haul flights can be daunting, often involving hours of travel across multiple time zones. Fear not.  With the right preparation, long-haul journeys can be more comfortable and even enjoyable. Here are a few salient tips for the next long-hour flight on which you find yourself. Choose Your Seat Wisely The seat you choose can significantly…

The “Sistine Chapel” of the ancients

Deep inside the jungles of Colombia, archeologists have discovered an extensive array of ancient rock paintings, hailed as the “Sistine Chapel of the Ancients.”  These glyphs represent a significant milestone in the study of pre-Columbian history and offer a new window into the lives of people who lived during the Ice Age. This discovery, made…