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A Swim at Jellyfish Lake, Palau

Imagine a tropical island paradise. Lush greenery paints the hillsides, turquoise waters lap at the shore, and a hidden lake shimmers in the heart of it all. But this lake isn’t your average swimming hole…

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Cyprus: Adventures by the Sea

I was really excited about my school’s trip to Cyprus, a small island nation lying in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. I couldn’t wait to explore the beautiful beaches and forests; but I’ll admit, I felt a bit nervous…

Glass Beach: From Trash to Treasure

Glass Beach sits adjacent to Fort Bragg in California and is known for its abundance of sea glass, remnants of a former dumping site.

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The Sea of Stars in the Maldives

Have you ever seen the ocean sparkle like a starry night sky? People from all over the world come to see the Sea of Stars, a magical phenomenon…

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What is My Carbon Footprint?

Our carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere as a result of our activities.

Hawaii—a Magical Island Adventure

The moment my parents told me we were going to Oahu Island, I wanted to pack my suitcase and hop on the plane. I was so ready for a few days relaxing on a sun-soaked beach.

The Tunnel of Love

The Tunnel of Love is a section of industrial railway in Ukraine surrounded by luscious green arches that stretch for about 2.5 miles.

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My Emerald Coast Adventure

The perfect beach day on Florida’s Emerald Coast—pirates, shipwrecks, and sunken treasure. Captain Tommy is in search of adventure…

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Jack of the Lantern

While our minds instantly conjure up images of a glowing pumpkin when someone mentions the words Jack O’Lantern, you may be surprised by the origins of this old Irish tradition.

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…

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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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.

Mexico: Adventure is Everywhere

Both of my parents came from a rough neighborhood. When people think of Mexico, they imagine a beach with beautiful sunsets, but the realities of everyday life do not reflect what you see in a travel brochure.

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Travel of the Future

As technology continues to propel us forward, the future of travel becomes more unbelievable every, single day.

Fairy Tale Destinations for Families

Books have the power to transport us across the world. From the North Pole to the jungles of Africa, the stories we read with our children can inspire a life-long passion for travel. 

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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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A Trail of Chocolate: The Missing Pâtissier

At the end of the street stands the pâtisserie. It has tall wooden doors painted a soft pastel blue. Hanging on either side, two large windows are filled to the brim with flaky croissants, colorful macarons, and fruit tarts displayed like an edible work of art.

A Journey through Japanese Art

Journey with us through the world of Japanese art as we explore traditional crafts like origami and ukiyo-e.

A Magic Carpet Ride in Marrakech

The sun is beating down. I’m in the middle of the Souk Semmarine, a maze-like market in the city of Marrakech, Morocco. I feel a tap on my shoulder, but there’s nothing behind me except a rolled up carpet.

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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!

Kyrkö Mosse Car Cemetery

If you’re traveling to Sweden, you may want to stop by this Car Cemetery. Wrecked cars in various stages of decay, it’s not your typical tourist hot spot.

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.

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Madrid’s Magical Fountain

Moving as close as I can toward the fountain’s edge, I toss the coin in. I wish this fountain could come to life. I close my eyes tightly, but when I reopen them, the fountain remains a cold, stone structure.

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 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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My Field Trip to Ancient Egypt

I couldn’t take my eyes off the shiny gold box lying unsuspectingly next to a necklace on display. I was in a room full of Ancient Egyptian artifacts…

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