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A Tour of Machu Picchu: Who Built It and Why

May 24, 2022

​The ancient city of Machu Picchu in Peru was built by the Incas hundreds of years ago and lies high in the Andes Mountains. Visitors flock to it from all over the world, but few know its history or how it compares to similar sites such as Chichen Itza in Mexico or Stonehenge in England. Before you tour Machu Picchu, let’s learn a bit more about its builders and what makes it special.The Inca Civilization And Its PeopleThe Inca civilization emerged in Peru in approximately 1200 BCE and developed into a highly organized empire that spanned much of modern-day South America, including Ecuador, Bo...

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Food To Thai For: A Culinary Tour of Chiang Mai

May 17, 2022

Chiang Mai is a food paradise. Before you see the street stalls and food carts, you smell them: mu ping (pork skewers), sai ua (spiced lemongrass sausage), khao kha mu (stewed pork knuckle over rice). Food is everywhere in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. According to novelist Deepti Kapoor, you can pick any point on a map of Chiang Mai, go there, and eat something wonderful. Or you can just eat your way from one end of the city to the other.There’s something surreally communal about food culture in Chiang Mai. Up and own the streets, shop owners set up small gas burners after work and dr...

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Traveling Japan: 5 Insider Tips

May 10, 2022

Beautiful and mysterious, exotic and overwhelming - to many travelers, Japan is a riddle wrapped in an enigma. It’s a place of large, neon-drenched cities and quiet, lantern-lit towns, a place where the hyper-modern and traditional sit side-by-side, as does “Shogun” and “You Only Live Twice.” It’s a place of colorful contrasts and far-flung juxtapositions, a land both frenzied and quietly beautiful. A trip to Japan is like a trip down Alice's rabbit hole: you never know what you're going to find. Here are 5 things you should know before planning a vacation package to Japan.    There...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Malta

May 10, 2022

Malta is an island in the Mediterranean Sea that’s situated between Sicily and Tunisia, with the island of Gozo to its north and the archipelago of Comino to its south-east. The main island has a rich history and culture, which makes it both beautiful and popular with tourists, especially those who love islands where they can enjoy both sandy beaches and historic cities. Here are ten reasons why you should visit Malta if you haven’t yet.1) The foodWith dishes from all over Mediterranean, European and Middle Eastern cuisine and influences, Maltese food can be quite unique. Maltese cuisine is no...

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How to Save Money and Avoid Scams in Thailand

May 02, 2022

Friendly and fun-loving, sacred and exotic, Thailand attracts travelers from all walks of life. You can find cheap backpacker guesthouses and $5,000 a night luxury resorts with rooftop bars and Muay Thai boxing rings. Most travelers, however, are neither gap year vagabonds lugging rucksacks stuffed with Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, nor are they shouldering Hermes Birkin bags with the jet-set crowd. Most people have a modest budget, but that doesn’t mean you can’t travel like a king (or Queen Sirikit) in Thailand.Eat LocalBesides flight and accommodation, what’s the one thing you spend the most m...

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What Are The Maldives Really Like?

May 02, 2022

The Maldives are one of the most luxurious islands in the world, where life can seem like you’re living on an island of paradise. The islands are located in the Indian Ocean, in between India and Sri Lanka. But what exactly is it like to live in these tropical paradises? Keep reading to find out everything that makes the Maldives so unique and why so many people consider it the ultimate tropical escape. Let’s get started!A Taste of ParadiseThe Maldives is a collection of about 1200 tropical islands, known for their crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches. The lush tropical islands make th...

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