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10 Essential Tips for Israel Travel

Israel has been a coveted land for millennia and the recent fighting with Gaza is the latest chapter in this enduring conflict. Yet, tourists seem undeterred. In 2012, Israel’s visitor [...]

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5 Disappointing Historical Sites around the World

You’ve traveled miles to stand before a historical site but now that it’s before you, all you can muster is a sinking feeling of disappointment. Sadly, some sites do not [...]

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14 Lost Travel Traditions I Wish They’d Bring Back

A number of travel traditions have been forgotten or discarded over the years, and while we won’t be wishing for a return to the days of covered wagons or smoking [...]

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Don’t Make These 6 Mistakes in Rome

Rome is one of the most remarkable cities in the world. From the ancient Colosseum to the Vatican, Rome deserves the millions of visitors that flock to her decadently marbled [...]

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9 Things I Learned Tracing My Roots in Romania

Last Summer my parents, my sister and I embarked on a trip we’d been talking about for years; a family roots trip to Romania. Our road-trip route took us from [...]

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Photo Essay: The History of Air Travel

From the first drawings of Leonardo da Vinci to the concept of modern-day space flights, air travel has come a long way.

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Photo Essay: History of the Traveling Circus

If you’ve ever been a teenager the chances are you will have fantasized about running away with the circus. But was circus life as glamorous as you imagined it to [...]

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35 Things You Never Knew About Afghanistan

Afghanistan has been in the news for years but how much do you really know about this country? It’s a beautiful land with a diverse population that we know so [...]

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Photo Essay: Colors of Israel

The flag may be blue and white but there are many more colors to be found in the land of milk of honey. Take a journey through the vibrant shades [...]

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8 Most Inspiring American Speeches of All Time (and Where They Took Place)

Famous speeches can elevate a mere tourist destination into a place of historical significance. Take a trip to see where these iconic words were first uttered and relive some of [...]

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8 Ancient Labyrinths to Quiet Your Mind

Labyrinths are ancient symbols found all over the world, linked to legend, religion or myth. Lose yourself in the path to the center and still your racing mind. What the [...]

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My Top 10 Historic Travel Destinations

History has a weight, a specific gravity.  As travelers, we seek out destinations that feel heavy, that impress us with their endurance and their power. The following destinations are my [...]

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8 Historic Explorers Who Changed the World

What motivates explorers? What sort of person is driven to risk their life to discover something new about the world? The explorers below were motivated by many factors. Many were [...]

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