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Glowing Stars Down Under

The Waitomo Caves, found on the North Island of New Zealand, are home to a hidden world for stargazers—day and night! This family activity…

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There’s Something About San Antonio

It’s easy to fall in love with this colorful city. There’s something fun to do for everyone in the family, especially the kids…

Skeleton Gorge (Cape Town)

This Table Mountain hike is for those who enjoy a challenge…and heights. The climb may be steep, but the reward is great.

Canadian Crossing

Crossing Canada you’ll uncover some of its best kept urban secrets—from Vancouver to Quebec, there’s fun for every season!

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Savoring Sustainability in Costa Rica

Owing to its biodiversity, Costa Rica serves up a wide range of foods that reflect their people’s commitment to preserving these environmental gifts.

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The Spells & Specters of Salem

Just a short distance north of Boston, along the coast, you’ll find Salem, Massachusetts—one of the most haunted cities in the United States.

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The Cursed Cathedral 

It is not the same to be inside Cologne’s Cathedral on cold winter evenings as it is on a summer’s day. The tale of the Brothers Grimm is more real when you hear the eerie echoed steps of strangers roaming a building illuminated only by candlelight.

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Lost in the Himalayas

It’s 5 o’clock in the morning. I wake up to the freezing cold, but when I look outside my window, I am greeted by these big, beautiful mountains with frosty, snow-covered peaks.

Time Travel with These Historical Tours

Historical tours are trending. In recent years, they have popped up on every continent, inviting curious travelers to take a step back in time.

Seattle Underground

The tour guides for Bill Speidel’s Underground tours will capture the imaginations of all ages.

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Five Cave Dives You Won’t Want to Miss

Are you ready to dive deep? Here are 5 cave dives you won’t want to miss! Cave diving can require special training, but sometimes all you need is a snorkel and some courage.

Castles of the World

Castles are more than just fairy tale figments of our imagination. They exist all over the world and many welcome visitors. Journey with us as we explore some of the most jaw-dropping castles in the world.

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Meet the Penguins of South Africa

Grab your sunscreen and flippers as we fly to South Africa to get up close and personal with the African penguin!

Read Your Way Around the World

Does the scent of a new book make your heart skip a beat? Join us for a virtual journey through some of the world’s most enchanting bookstores.

The Evolution of Easter Island

Traditionally called Rapa Nui, the mystery of Easter island began when Dutch explorers landed there on Easter day of 1722.

The Rainbow Island of Lace

Burano, Italy—also known as the rainbow island—is famous for two things: Venetian lace work from the 16th century and the colorful homes of its fishermen residents.

The Winchester Mystery House

Owned by Sarah Winchester from 1886 to 1922, the Winchester Mystery House is widely known for its architectural oddities.

The Village of Dolls

Nagoro, Japan is a town that goes by many names. Located on the island of Shikoku, the village has a population of only 27 people—far fewer than the 300 dolls who call this village home.

Haunted Cities : Women of New Orleans

Voodoo Queens, vampires, pirates, witches and ghosts—these are just a few of the legends heard throughout the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana.

An Abandoned City: This is Chernobyl Today

There is a lost city where 12,000 people once lived and loved; now it is desolate. Chernobyl today lives on in infamy due to one of the worst nuclear meltdowns in history.

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The Forgotten Giants of Denmark

The Six Forgotten Giants are sculptures designed by artist Thomas Dambo using upcycled “trash” and recycled wood scraps.

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A Virtual Walking Tour of Kyoto

Join us for a virtual tour of Kyoto, where you’ll learn about iconic sites and the history behind this historic city.

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Theaters Around the World

This list of theaters from around the world may have you rethinking your own movie-going experience.

Avanos Hair Museum

If you’ve never heard of the Avanos Hair Museum, you will certainly not forget it after reading how it all began. In fact, you may even want to gift your own lovely locks…

Meet the Real Count Dracula

While stories have long depicted him as a vampire with a thirst for blood, many historians think the real Count Dracula was actually a Wallachian Prince…

How to Make Quicksand

Did you know that quicksand is rarely more than a couple of feet deep? A natural phenomenon caused by overly wet sand, it bares little resemblance to the quicksand seen in old Hollywood…