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A Beginner’s Guide to International Driving

Embarking on an international driving adventure can seem like a thrilling chapter straight out of a globetrotter’s diary. The freedom to explore at your own pace, to discover hidden gems far from the tourist trails, is tantalizing. Yet, for many, the thought of driving abroad is met with anxiety. Language barriers, cryptic road signs, and…

Best Locations for Nighttime Star Gazing in the U.S.

Urban sprawl and artificial lighting dominate to much of the nighttime sky. Fortunately, the United States has taken significant steps to preserve the pristine beauty of the night sky. Today, over 60 designated International Dark Sky Reserves offer sanctuaries of darkness where the cosmos can be admired in full splendor.

Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park unfolds over 1,017 acres, offering an urban oasis 25% larger than New York’s Central Park. The park presents serene gardens, historical museums, recreational facilities, and unique monuments. Uniquely preserving both nature and culture Golden Gate Park is a unique destination for visitors to experience to see a special location in one of…

Natural History Museums of the United States

Some of the world’s most renowned natural history museums are in the United States. Each offers up windows into the past through extensive collections of artifacts, interactive exhibits, and educational programs. These institutions preserve and showcase the natural wonders of our planet but also act as research centers, contributing to our understanding of the natural…

The Nordic Quintet: a Picture of Diverse Unity

We often perceive the Nordic countries in the northernmost part of Europe as a homogeneous cluster sharing similar traits and values. The ensemble, comprising Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, indeed share common threads in terms of social structure, economic models, and cultural norms. However, each nation also boasts its own unique patterns, contributing to…

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…
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