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3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA
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The Shark Reef Aquarium can be counted among the new generation of underwater experiences, giving visitors the sense that they're immersed, or at least surrounded, by some of the most striking marine creatures on the planet (including some 15...
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70011 Alberobello BA, Italy
Lured by the promise of an off-the-beaten-path UNESCO World Heritage site, I ventured to southern Italy to see the magical trulli houses in Alberobello. And I was enchanted. Back in the 1600s, these limestone houses were built without mortar so...
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Alexanderpl. 7, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Beautiful afternoon in park
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See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. Mayor Bertrand Delanoë's storybook vision of Paris is finally coming to life. After a year of construction, the banks of the Seine river are reopening to the public this month, now free from the din of...
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Vientiane, Laos
Four kilometers from the center of Vientiane stands the beautiful gilded stupa. It is an important national monument to Laos. Legend has it that the stupa was erected by Ashokan missionaries as a reliquary for a piece of the breastbone of the...
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Puente de Toledo, S/N, 28019 Madrid, Spain
Over the last several years, Madrid's river redevelopment has really come together. What used to be sludgy is now sparkling, with walkways and bridges intertwined along the river, with kids playing, people jogging and chatting. A great place to...
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858 Tampines Ave 5, Block 858, Singapore 520858
Sometimes you find the most unexpected things when you least expect them. As I dropped off a package in Tampines, a neighborhood in the eastern part of Singapore that I hardly frequent, I chanced upon this cheery playground, one of the rare few...
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Jalan Petitenget No.51B, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Though it has a silly name, the Potato Head Beach Club on Seminyak beach is a cool spot to spend the day. A collage of antique 18th-century veranda shades surrounds an amphitheater-like space that contains a beach bar, a grassy lawn, and an...
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14 Rue de la Rochefoucauld, 75009 Paris, France
The Gustave Moreau museum stands in a beautiful house previously owned by the artist that became a gallery for his work once he passed away. His art is showcased on every wall of the house, a quiet space to sit in the upstairs area allows for...
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Queen's Dr, Edinburgh EH8 8HG, UK
If you have an hour or two to spare in Edinburgh, Holyrood Park is a great outdoor activity. The park is so expansive and has many trails for a good walk, or if you're feeling particularly adventurous you can hike up the famous, and very steep,...
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210 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
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The High Line, a public park built on an elevated train track in NYC, should be on the top of any visitor's list. It is an outstanding example of a visionary, innovative urban park that has saved an important piece of NYC's history. Built in the...
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71 Wale St, Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Although English is widely spoken throughout South Africa, so is Afrikaans and it has certainly made its way into everyday language. Afrikaans is a daughter language of Dutch, but the influence of other languages and accents transformed it into a...
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United States
Badwater Basin - lowest point in NA. low to high. nearing the end of the road trip. the stars, the heat, the exhaustion, the coyotes. alarmingly beautiful. desert, nothing, empty stillness.
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Esplanada dos Ministérios - lote 12 - Brasília, DF, 70050-000, Brazil
From the outside, the unusually shaped Catedral Metropolitana looks dark, but in the inside it is beautifully lit up with stained glass, further complemented by the hanging angel sculptures from the ceiling.
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What could be better than a stroll through the vineyards and olive trees at sunset? How about strolling through the vineyards and olive trees at sunset in the not-so-touristy Valpolicella wine region of northern Italy? This area of the Veneto...
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Boulevard Kukulcan km 15.3, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Under the waters of Cancun's coast, hundreds of statues are on display. Part unique art display and part artificial reef habitat, it's an environmentally friendly addition to the beach city. The Cancun Underwater Museum is best enjoyed on a...
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Greyton, 7233, South Africa
If you want to get out of town for a few days, my favorite village (inland) is Greyton. Its just under 2 hours drive from Cape Town and for me encompasses everything the perfect village should have. Fresh air, nestled at the foothills of a...
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Austurbakki 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Opened in 2011, Reykjavík's Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre is not only the most significant classical music venue in Iceland (home to the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera), but also one of the country’s...
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17 Science Museum Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Hotel ICON has enlisted Hong Kong's own Vivienne Tam to design an ultra-stylish suite, representative of her signature Chinoiserie chic. Specially commissioned furniture pieces of lush marble and woods welcome you into your temporary living space...
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As much I love the nonstop buzz of my hometown, sometimes one just needs to escape and unwind even if just for an hour or two. The Toronto Music Garden, located in the Harbourfront neighborhood right on Lake Ontario is one of my favorite urban...
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643, 0510, Iceland
The Sorcerer's Cottage is right next to the Laugarholl Hotel in Bjarnarfjörður. We stayed there for 1 night and the owner told us how he built this himself. The purpose of this turf-cottage is to show visitors the living conditions of poor tenants...
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Gastown, Vancouver, BC, Canada
The permanent Olympic cauldron is the crowning snapshot to a picture-perfect day! I arrived back home from travels just in time for the Vancouver Winter Olympics. A good friend of mine and I went into the city for a fabulous day celebrating Canada...
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Pomena, Croatia
Mljet (pronounced Mee-yet) National Park is located on a stunningly beautiful island in the Adriatic off Croatia's Dalmatian Coast. The ancient Greek poet Homer mentions this island in the Odyssey, and according to legend Odysseus was marooned...
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Sitting at the bench by the river and watching the sunset, then having a romantic walk...That's how people enjoy Marseille :)
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Agert Pakhuis Pass, Clanwilliam, 8135, South Africa
This is the trip of a lifetime—there's no better way to describe it. Beginning in the dynamic and colorful city of Cape Town and finishing at Londolozi Private Game Reserve in Sabi Sand—the very pinnacle of animal-viewing experiences—this trip is...
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Calle Seconda de la Fava, 4171, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy
Every square around every corner hosts yet another statue from another historical context in Italy’s (and even Europe as a whole) history and capturing each one on your camera becomes a sport with all the people buzzing about. In Venice...
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172 Lianhu Rd, ZhongLou ShangQuan, Lianhu Qu, Xian Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China, 710002
A little Vegas in China. The hotel has this amazing dumpling banquet and Tang Dynasty Show several times a week. The food was amazing. All of the dumplings were shaped to look like what they were filled with—little ducks for the ones filled with...
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17 Rue des Trois Frères, 75018 Paris, France
Who ever said baby bottles were just for babies definitely hadn’t been to Le Refuge des Fondus in Paris. Cleverly ducking the taxes imposed on wine in glasses, the owner of this culinary gem, hidden away in the vibrant bohemian district of...
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33000 Bordeaux, France
My 5:30 a.m. departure from Bordeaux allowed me an opportunity to take one last photo of the Grand Theatre de Bordeaux, which opened in 1780. Royal architect Victor Lewis conceived the theatre as a temple of arts and light and succeeded in making...
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57 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA
It doesn't matter how well you think you know a place—there's always somewhere new worth exploring. San Francisco is packed with secret hideouts. One of my all-time favorites has to be the Mechanics Institute Library and Chess Room—and the rather...
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Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Sometimes all it take to make a road famous are eight, tight hairpin turns. This one way street was designed in this manner to compensate for the steep incline (27 degrees) of the hill it’s on. Traffic on the hairpin area is reserved for eastbound...
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101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA
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Established in 1800, the Library of Congress is the oldest federal institution in the United States. The library was destroyed by British troops just 14 years after its conception, and Congress used Thomas Jefferson’s collection of 6,487...
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Koh Phi Phi Le, Ko Phi Phi, อำเภอเมืองกระบี่ กระบี่ 81000, Thailand
Maya Bay is no real secret - Leonardo DiCarprio's The Beach took care of that - but it is still one of the most naturally stunning places on earth. The old Thai longboats that settle in on the beach help add to the atmosphere too. As far as pure...
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Delphi 330 54, Greece
The belly button of the world lies eighty miles northwest of Athens, where the southern slope of Mount Parnassus, cut deeply by cascades feeding the River Pleistos, drops precipitously into the Gulf of Corinth. High above the ravine in a cleft...
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Hiking down the Schilthorn may be hard on your toes, but it's a high-altitude feast for the rest of your senses...From the Lauterbrunnen valley south of Interlaken, you can take a cable-car up to the summit and then hike down to Mürren, across...
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Balboa Park, San Diego, CA, USA
Balboa park is a landscape of arts and culture in San Diego, including museums, such as The Natural History Museum, and the Museum of Photographic Arts. The photo above is of the large koi pond outside the botanical garden house. It makes for a...
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Motu Piti Aau, Bora Bora 98730, French Polynesia
Visiting the InterContinental Bora Bora Thalasso Resort on assignment, I feel like the only single person from here to Guam. Every year, Bora is voted among the world’s top honeymoon destinations, and right away you realize everything is designed...
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This dramatic two-tier waterfall, whose name translates as "Golden Falls," a reference to the shimmering mist that sometimes appears around the falls, is one of Iceland’s most famous—which is saying something in a country...
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75006 Paris, France
On sunny days, Parisians head for the Luxembourg Garden, built by Marie de' Medici in 1611 and modeled after the Boboli Gardens in her native Florence. In addition to the magnificent Medici Fountain, there are more than 100 statues arranged around...
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Speditionstraße 15, 40221 Düsseldorf, Germany
Dusseldorf's Media Harbor is an example of urban planning at its best. Old warehouses along the Rhine River were renovated and now house waterfront apartments, offices, and restaurants. You can devote an entire day to strolling and exploring....
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Praça Almeida Garrett, 4000-069 Porto, Portugal
Might be one of the most beautiful train stations in the World, Sao Bento Railway Station was opened to the public in 1916 and is well known for its walls covered with 20,000 splendid azulejo ceramic tiles which describe the History of Portugal....
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Gibraltar
Barbary macaque in Gibraltarare are the only wild apes in Europe. To reach the monkeys, you have to ascend the rock, either by foot, cable car or taxi. The largest group of monkeys lives around the Great Siege Tunnels. They spend over 30% of their...
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75009 Paris, France
Galeries Lafayette Haussmann is worth a visit if only to stand under its magnificent glass dome. The family business has survived as a one-stop-shopping hub for five generations, thanks to steady innovation and an emphasis on high fashion and...
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Hveragerði, Iceland
The town of Hveragerdi, 40 minutes west of Reykjavik is known for it's intense geothermal activity. I read online (thanks wikitravel) that about an hour's hike north of town there was a hot spring river you could bathe in. The directions were a...
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35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 Paris, France
Even though Paris is one of the most visited cities in Europe, it is still possible to feel like you have the place to yourself...that is if you don't mind setting an alarm. Want beautiful tourist free photos of Paris sites like Sacre Coeur - then...
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Wildenau 3A, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
This region of Germany is near the Austrian border and offers the type of scenery you would imagine for this part of the world: jagged mountain peaks, cows grazing in rolling green meadows, and charming little Bavarian villages and churches. It's...
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Italida Beach, Koufonisi 843 00, Greece
take a morning stroll along the beaches starting at finikas and heading toward pori and alternate between letting your jaw drop at the scenery and jumping in to splash around (suit very optional.)
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1428 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
An interesting alleyway in Seattle near Pike Place Market. For many years people have put their chewing gum on the wall here, some of it artistically.
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Piazza San Marco, 1332, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
You have probably heard that Venice is the most romantic city in the world. Well, Venice is beautiful, mesmerizing, and seductive. I think it's the turquoise water, the winding canals, and the ancient buildings. We arrived at our hotel in Venice...
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Quiba St., San Felipe, Zambales, Philippines
Enterprising Filipinos Raf and Ziggy have pretty prestigious corporate day jobs but they've set up this place (plus another three coming online in the next two years) on the side and it's a great success story, catching the...
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Though first-time visitors to Thailand will often flock to the overdeveloped town of Phuket, speak to the locals and they’ll all recommend a visit to Krabi province instead. Not only is Krabi home to the beautiful town of Ao Nang, just south is...
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Ísafjörður, Iceland
Ísafjörður is by far my favorite town in Iceland, With a population of about 2,600, Ísafjörður is the largest town in the Westfjords. Walking in the old part of town will take you back in time as most the houses are built in the 1800s. They are...
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Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
The Grand Canal is the no-brainer must-do Venice experience, and the best way to explore the city's main thoroughfare is on a vaporetto, or water bus. For a great introduction to the area, ride the vaporetto from the railway station, at the edge...
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08199 Montserrat, Barcelona, Spain
Located a short drive out of Barcelona, Montserrat Monastery is a must see while in Barcelona. Try the honey and fig cakes. There are many tour operators that offer this day trip from Barcelona. Take your time and hike some of the trails. The...
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La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
As you enter Barcelona's famous Mercat de Sant Josep de La Boqueria from La Rambla, one of the first stalls you encounter is Tocineria Marcos, purveyors of Iberico ham and a stunning array of other cured, cooked, and fresh meats. It's just one of...
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In the heart of Cappadocia, where history goes back 5,000 years, and people periodically took to the soft cliff face to live and worship, the churches at the Goreme Open Air Museum offer a unique glimpse into 10 - 12th century Christianity in...
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. . . Or I guess more acurately, walking through water in Iraq. Traveling along the Hamilton Road on our way back to Erbil, we made a stop at the Gali Ali Beg Waterfall. Families gather here to cool off and have a little fun. As can be seen from...
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Words can do little justice to the scenery that awaits travelers to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Hundreds of forested limestone karst formations rise from emerald-green waters, looking like slumbering creatures ready to stir. The...
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Liverpool L1 1JD, UK
Under slept with way too many drinks in my system and fresh off the plane from Stockholm to London it was a random and pleasant surprise in the Liverpool street station to look up and see such a beauty. Check out the picture. I'm headed back there...
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58 Moo 5 Koh Lanta (Krabi), ตำบล เกาะลันตาน้อย อำเภอ เกาะลันตา กระบี่ 81150, Thailand
In January of 2005, only a few short weeks after the devastating tsunami that hit Asia, I spent 2 weeks sailing through a Thailand that was rebounding. Just being around them was inspirational... They were happy to see tourists (as the news media...
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Laugavegur 28, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
I can't stop telling everyone I encounter how crazy 24 hours of daylight was. I snapped this picture from the 4th floor kitchen of the Reykjavik Backpacker's hostel at approximately 12:30 on a Saturday night (Sunday morning) in order to show...
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77950 Maincy, France
Those who faithfully follow the guidebooks on Paris and its environs will undoubtedly find themselves journeying 10km south west of the capital to Versailles to discover the Sun King’s gilded emblem – an impressive if grandiose symbol of royal...
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Žrnovo, Croatia
Take a hike with a guide and you're sure to explore some of the reaches of Korcula Island you wouldn't have ventured to otherwise. Not to mention, the views back down on the Old Town are best from above.
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Jelsa, Croatia
Explore every nook of this charming island and breathe in the smells of fresh lavender, rosemary, capers, pomegranates, chamomile, and more! Take a water taxi or ferry from Brac or Korcula.
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Uçhisar, Tekelli Mahallesi, 50240 Uçhisar Belediyesi/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
Perhaps my most memorable and exciting travel experience began with an early morning bus ride, the only time during my three weeks in Turkey during 2007's record heat wave when it was chilly enough to crave the sweet, earthy warmth of Turkish...
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The Ponte dell'Accademia is one of four bridges that span the Grand Canal, and will get you quickly from San Marco to the labyrinthine Dorsoduro neighborhood. Originally built in 1854 out of steel, the current wooden bridge was built in the 1930s...
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Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Napoleon and his armies marched through it; revolutionaries and Nazis gathered beneath it; the Berlin Wall ran right behind: It's safe to say that Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate, completed in 1791, has pretty much seen it all. Designed by...
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Place du Cardinal Luçon, 51100 Reims, France
We ended our wonderful weekend getaway in Champagne region with the visit of the Notre-Dame de Reims - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the coronation place of the kings of France. The Cathedral is one of Europe's most important Gothic structures....
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London, UK
Exploring London with teenagers is amazing. From wondering the streets, shopping and attraction like the London eye. It's not cheap but worth it. After standing in line for 10-15 min. (lots of tourists in the summer) You go into one of the 32...
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Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris, France
Located at the western end of the Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe was inspired by Rome's Arch of Titus and commissioned by Napoleon in 1806. It was inaugurated in 1836 by King Louis-Philippe, who dedicated it to the armies of the revolution...
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River Tiber, Italy
Nothing more romantic than sailing along the Tiber river while exploring some of Rome beautiful highlights and neighborhoods. In recent years, Rome invested money to clean the Tiber river and make it available for safe and clean sailing. It's not...
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Villavägen 6-8, 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
For more than 350 years there has been a botanic garden in Uppsala. Today there are two—the historic garden made famous by the Swedish naturalist Linnaeus, and this larger facility developed on land donated to Uppsala University in 1787 by King...
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Hudson River Greenway, New York, NY, USA
To experience a quieter side of Manhattan, rent a bike in Midtown, and take a ride down the lovely Hudson River Greenway to Battery City. This path is filled with locals strolling, jogging and biking along the lovely Hudson River. Take in the...
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Drottningholm, Sweden
Located a mere 45 minutes from Stockholm via ferry, the Royal Domain of Drottningholm provides an opportunity to visit one of the finest examples of 18th-century northern European architecture and garden design. The ensemble of palace, gardens,...
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Seal Bay SA 5223, Australia
At Seal Bay on Kangaroo Island you can see a Sea Lion colony up close. Walk on the beach and watch as sea lions lay out, soaking up the sun. See baby sea lions come in from swimming in the bay and call for their moms. If you are lucky you may...
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The desert en route from Brackna Region to Nouakchott in Mauritania.
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Látrabjarg, Iceland
Breiđavík is a wonderful point on the Latrabjarg Peninsula in western Iceland. The location features a large beach of golden sands, with a backdrop of rocky cliffs and colorful waters. The beach here is regarded as one of the best in Iceland, and...
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1805 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, USA
Garden of the Gods is a geologic wonderland on the west side of Colorado Springs at the foot of Pikes Peak. It's easily accessed from I-25, the main highway that runs along Colorado’s Front Range and connects Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Castle Rock,...
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West Lake, Xihu, Hangzhou, China
I took a weekend trip to Hangzhou, a city of one million an hour outside of Shanghai. The city surrounds West Lake, and the Chinese believe it to be the perfect fusion of people and nature. At the hotel I was staying at, my friend and I got...
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11380 Tarifa, Cádiz, Spain
If you are traveling through southern Spain, you don't want to miss out on the small beach town of Tarifa. Traveled through for a weekend and found myself in a place that seemed to have it all with feeling overpopulated. It is a wonderfully laid...
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Prague, Czechia
If you have a free afternoon, Prokopské údolí is a beautiful natural escape only 20 minutes outside the center of Prague. Rivers, fields, forests, flowers — Prokopské údolí has all the essentials. Wear good walking shoes, pack some snacks and head...
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Nieuwe Spiegelstraat, 1017 Amsterdam, Netherlands
My favorite street in Amsterdam is the Nieuwe Spiegelstraat. It’s the heart of the Amsterdam art district. It’s virtually door-to-door art and antique dealers. The street ends at the entrance to the magnificent Rijksmuseum.
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6 Lungarno Corsini, 50123 Florence FI, Italy
Escaping the crowds around Florence Cathedral one afternoon, I decided to wander along the Arno River and was rewarded with stunning views from the water's reflection. The picture highlights not only the clear, nearly symmetrical reflection cast...
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113 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Before the French Revolution, this park used to be the site of the Royal Palace. Today, the garden, which separates the Louvre from the Place de la Concorde, is a place where Parisians and tourists stroll amid Rodin and Maillol statues or relax...
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Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, USA
The U.S. Naval Academy is open to the public, and you can take a 1.5-hour historical tour around the yard, which includes learning about its architecture, Academy traditions, and midshipmen life. If you're not into nitty-gritty military history,...
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19025 Porto Venere, SP, Italy
If you are exploring the Ligurian Coast, to include Cinque Terre, keep going south and spend some time in Porto Venere. Yachts and fishing boats dot their harbor. There are plenty of historic sights to include the fortress and ancient cliff top...
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Trocadéro, 75116 Paris, France
The Trocadéro, site of the Palais de Chaillot, in the 16th arrondissement, across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower.
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18 Zhongshan East 1st Rd, WaiTan, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
When the sun goes down over Shanghai, the real spectacle begins. Make your way to the Bund, the city's historic waterfront, featuring early 20th century European style architecture. If you gaze across the Huangpu River at an area called Pudong,...
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5700 Fun Spot Way, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
The Fun Spot is a carnival, a fair, and a small amusement park all rolled into one. Go-carts, bumper cars, a ferris wheel, gravity-defying rides, and the new White Lightning wooden roller coaster are a few of the activities. The five-acre park is...
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Collioure, France
The Plage de Port d'Avall is one of several options for a day on the beach, and the views from this crescent shaped slice are spectacular. As you swim, sunbathe, or play water games, you are always treated to a view of the harbor, the city center,...
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Chandua Chhittupur, Shivpurwa, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221002, India
India is a land of extremes – poverty and wealth, calm and chaos. Probably the city that best captures these contradictions is Varanasi, India’s oldest and most holy place. Varanasi lies on the banks on the Ganges River. It is a sacred city that...
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Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
It would be hard to run out of things to do in Melbourne, Australia even if you called the city home year-round. It is a vibrant city and lending itself to this energy is the Arts Centre Melbourne. There are events and shows at the center...