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A Dozen Reasons to Visit India During Diwali

India, Culture & History

India’s biggest and most important annual holiday is also one of the best times to visit the country.  Ancient civilizations the world over ce...

Lest We Forget: The WW2 Site That's Trying to Gain UNESCO Status

Normandy, France, Culture & History

It was a fabled event in military history and has become etched into popular culture, the subject of movies, documentaries, novels and real stories...

The Real Downton Abbey and 3 Other Majestic English Manor Houses That Star in Films

Great Britain, United Kingdom, Culture & History

If the Downton Abbey movie and TV series has you fantasizing about life in the elegant and storied surroundings of England’s stately homes, you are...

These 3 Latin American Cities Turn 500 This Year

Central America, Anywhere, Culture & History

In 14 hundred and 92, Columbus sailed the ocean blue (as the rhyme we learned in school goes), and unwittingly unleashed a tsunami of Europeans hea...

This Italian Wine Region is Now a UNESCO Site

Italy, Culture & History

Pop the cork on the bubbles! If you're a fan of sparkling wine, you are likely already familiar – and in love with – Italy's signature rival t...

Video: The Only Place in the World with 3 Real Viking Ships

Oslo, Norway, Culture & History

It's the best place in the world to discover your inner Viking! Scandinavia's seagoing warriors have re-captured the world's imagination. But ...

Put America's Oldest Cities On Your Travel Bucket List

North America, Anywhere, Culture & History

You don't have to be a history buff to make a point of visiting the oldest cities in the U.S.Since the establishment of European settlements in wha...

Castles, Gardens and Battlefields: The Historic Isles are Calling

Culture & History

You don’t have to be a history buff to be intrigued by the traces of the past that linger everywhere in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Roman...

50 Years Since John Lennon's Bed-in for Peace: Video Inside that Hotel Suite Today

Montreal, Quebec, Culture & History

It was a week at the end of May 1969 that became an iconic, unforgettable moment of 60's counter-culture and protests against the Vietnam War. ...

What's your Favorite Experience at the Juno Beach Centre? Reasons to Visit Canada's DDay Landing Beach During its 75th Anniversary Year

Normandy, France, Culture & History

Everyone experiences travel differently, and this may be most true of historic sites. Standing on the spot where history was made is a profound exp...

This 400-Year-Old Easter Play Only Happens Once a Decade in this German Village

Germany, Culture & History

You may never have heard of the small Bavarian village of Oberammergau. But every year ending in 0: 2010, 2020, 2030 and so on... Oberammergau...

Grain Silo Transformed into Breathtaking Museum and Hotel

South Africa, Culture & History

Within a year of its breathtaking reincarnation, Cape Town's historic Grain Silo has already been named one of the world's top 100 places. Whe...

Searching for 'Hygge' in Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark, Culture & History

It's a global buzzword and cultural phenomenon. When the cold and darkness of winter close in, more and more of us go in search of Denmark's s...

Video: A Canadian Veteran of DDay Explains Why You Should Visit the Juno Beach Centre

Normandy, France, Culture & History

There are fewer and fewer veterans of the DDay Landing Beaches to tell their stories, but Canada's Juno Beach Centre introduced us to Jim Parks, wh...

Video: What Happens on a Visit to the Juno Beach Centre?

Culture & History

The Juno Beach Centre is Canada's WW2 DDay Landing Beach war memorial and museum, right on the site where Canadians joined British, American, Frenc...

5 Fun Facts Plus 1 Travel-Inspired Tequila Recipe

Tequila, Mexico, Culture & History

Tequila has grown up. No longer a frat house or a blurry vacation cliché, Mexico's national spirit has returned in recent years to its roots, ...

Cunard Joins Crowdfunding to Help Build New Statue of Liberty Museum

New York City, New York, Culture & History

Supplies exclusive donor perks for July-long campaign; new museum to launch in 2019.  It's the quintessential British luxury cruise line,...

Film Set Fantasy: Go On Location in Ireland

Ireland, Culture & History

The Emerald Isle is Hollywood gold! Lovers of green beer and big parties may dream of visiting Ireland for St. Patrick's Day festivities. But if ci...

Face to Face with the World's Largest Solid Gold Buddha

Bangkok, Thailand, Culture & History

Most of the time, breaking an historic religious icon does not turn out well. But when workers moving a large and very old but otherwise unremarkab...

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