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Travel to Croatia: 7 tips for your first trip

Why You Should Travel to Croatia Croatia’s Dalmatian coastline is considered the Central European Riviera. Thousands of people travel to Croatia spurred on by their love of the Game of Thrones and in the process of falling in love with this beautiful country and its rich culture and history. Tourism in Croatia has grown in …

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Phimai historical park

Phimai: The Khmer Empire’s Most Important Outpost

Visiting Phimai Phimai is a lovely Thai town in Nakhon Ratchasima Province in northeast Thailand. From 1000 AD, Phimai was an important outpost of the Khmer Empire and remained that way for 300 years. Today the quiet town is known for the wonderful Khmer ruins, for being the birthplace of the Korat breed of cat, …

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angkor Thom at Angkor Wat Cambodia

Cambodian temple of Angkor Wat: 1 & 2 day itineraries

The Angkor Wat Cambodian Temple Site When the sun rises over the Angkor Wat temple site the mystical nature of this famous Cambodian Temple, the largest religious structure in the world, becomes immediately apparent. Located in Siem Reap, Cambodia, over 2.6 million visitors arrive every year to see this UNESCO World Heritage site. In the …

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10 Best Northern Ireland Landmarks for History and Culture

History and Culture of Northern Ireland: Best Landmarks More than just wild scenic beauty, Northern Ireland has a rich cultural history. Some of the world’s best travel writers have come up with a list of the top cultural and historical landmarks in Northern Ireland for you to visit on your next trip. From ancient ruins …

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Best Scotland Landmarks for History and Culture

Where to See the Best of Scotland’s History and Culture You’re spoiled for choice if you’re a history or culture buff in Scotland. No matter whether you’re interested in the Shetland Islands or the Scottish borders, in this post, you will discover a rich history of struggles and lives lived among breathtaking landscapes over thousands …

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12 Best Cultural and Historical Places in England to Visit

Places in England for History & Culture: You’re Spoiled for Choice When you travel and write full-time for a living, you get to know the parts of the world that have the most intriguing cultural and historical echoes. In this post, some of the world’s best travel bloggers reveal their favorite historical and cultural sites …

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Vernazza, Cinque Terre from the water

How to Get to Cinque Terre – Avoid the Crowds and Enjoy the Beauty

How Not to Drive to the Cinque Terre In the picture-perfect Cinque Terre clusters of pastel-colored houses, narrow cobblestone streets, terraces laddering the cliff sides and picture-perfect harbors bring in over 2.5 million visitors to this UNESCO World Heritage site a year. The Cinque Terre is Italy’s iconic and magnificent coastline along the Italian Riviera. …

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Vernazza, 5 Terre, La Spezia province, Ligurian coast, Italy.

Vernazza Italy: the Colorful UNESCO Masterpiece of Cinque Terre

Stunning Coastal Photography in this Perfect Medieval Village Vernazza Italy is the picturesque second village of the Cinque Terre and stands out as the jewel of these 5 stunning villages.  One of Rick Steves’ favorite villages of the Cinque Terre, Vernazza is a photographer’s dream. The names of the five villages that make up the …

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Lake Saiko and views of Mount Fuji

Walking Around Yamanashi Prefecture – Breathtaking Lakes and Ancient Shrines

Yamanashi Prefecture: History, Culture and Nature Close to Tokyo Located southwest of Tokyo in the Chūbu region of Honshu Island lies Yamanashi Prefecture, a picturesque destination packed with plenty of activities, ancient shrines, and natural beauty. Mt. Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain, is shared between Yamanishi and Shizuoka Prefecture, straddling the border of both. Spreading to …

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Bagan Sunrise

Sunrise Bagan: The Best Ways and Places to Experience It

Sunrise Bagan The vastness of the Bagan plain, an area of 40 square miles, with over 10,000 pagodas constructed over 250 years, is hard to visualize. And that’s not including the 3000 teak monasteries that once stood among the temples! If you are hiking in Asia and you’re on the ground in Bagan, you can …

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Experience Sydney like a local on an Inner Sydney Sculpture Hunt

Inner Sydney Laneways and Harbor Views Don’t just be a tourist in Sydney. Get to know this large and spreading metropolis like locals do – taking shortcuts and wandering down alleyways, passages, and along with quiet parts of the harbor shoreline. By the end of this sculpture hunt you will understand: how beautiful and wild …

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Vernazza Italy

Where to Stay in Cinque Terre: A Guide to Choosing Your Favorite Village

The Incredible Italian Riviera The Cinque Terre is deservedly known as one of Italy’s most beautiful places. Dotted along the gorgeous Italian Riviera coastline, there’s a string of five enchanting and colorful villages. To one side, the villages are flanked by the azure sea, while the sprawling Cinque Terre National Park beckons on the other, …

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Angle of the North statue

Why You Should See Newcastle’s Angel of the North Statue

A Tribute to Newcastle and Its People and History Is Newcastle’s Angel of the North statue a lump of scrap metal by the side of the road or a towering guardian of our hopes and wishes? In just over 20 years, Britain’s largest sculpture has become the most loved piece of public art in the …

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Grace Santorini hotel with private pool

The 25 Best Hotels in Santorini with Private Pool

Best Private Pools in Santorini The most sought after Santorini holiday experience includes access to unforgettable views of the caldera, the volcano, and the sapphire Aegean Sea, luxurious services and amenities, and of course, your own private pool. Sitting on your terrace beside your private pool watching the spectacular Santorini sunset is one of life’s …

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Coolest Hotels in Portsea and the Best Camping and Airbnb Stays

Best Portsea Accommodation It’s ok if you don’t have a multi-million dollar mansion overlooking the wild rugged surf of the Mornington Peninsula. You can still holiday in Portsea Victoria and experience the beauty and the cool vibe of this wealthy summertime town. Whether it’s a luxury home, a resort, or hotel packed with great facilities …

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Point Nepean Quarantine Station

Day Trip to the Quarantine Station in the Mornington Peninsula’s Point Nepean National Park One of the most fascinating periods of Australian history is free for you to explore in the beautiful Point Nepean National Park at the southernmost tip of the Mornington Peninsula. Lined by a stunning narrow beach for a midday dip, landscaped …

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Aerial view of Point Nepean National Park coastline

Point Nepean: Best Day Trips from Melbourne

Walk, Cycle, Swim and Explore at Point Nepean Visitors to Melbourne looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city can’t look past a day trip to Point Nepean. Just a short hour and a half drive from Melbourne’s CBD you can find yourself exploring the rugged coastline, learning about the fascinating military history, …

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Ancient Akrotiri

Why You Must See Ancient Akrotiri on Santorini

The Ruins of the Minoans From the rooftop balcony on a clear day, the nearby island of Crete could be seen by the prosperous villagers of ancient Akrotiri in Santorini. Not just any old Aegean fishing village, the inhabitants of Ancient Akrotiri, a Minoan Bronze Age settlement, lived more than 3,500 years ago and were …

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