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Interesting facts about St. Lucia

St. Lucia is a Caribbean island that offers a distinct blend of scenic beauty, rich history, and cultural vibrancy. Known for its lush landscapes and the iconic twin peaks of the Pitons, St. Lucia is a haven for both adventure-seekers and those looking to unwind amidst breathtaking natural surroundings. Here are some interesting facts about…

Unique Temples and Churches Worldwide

These unique temples and churches around the world, along with the histories and cultures that shaped them, provide insight into the puzzling paradox of the most unifying yet divisive human constructs with architecture that inspires awe.

The US National Park System

On March 1, 1872, Congress established Yellowstone National Park in the Territories of Montana and Wyoming, marking it as a public area for the enjoyment of the people and placing it under the exclusive control of the Secretary of the Interior. In the years that followed, the United States continued to authorize additional national parks…

Alaska Adventures to Consider

Alaska is a land of unparalleled natural beauty, perhaps like no other destination you have ever visited. Towering glaciers, wilderness, and the indigenous culture converge to create a most worthwhile travel experience. As you plan your first or next Alaskan adventure, here are some highly recommended activities to consider:

Feeling the heat in Italy

There isn’t a single wisp of smoke curling out of the top of Mount Vesuvius as we walk up its stony brown slopes. A few birds are twittering in the bushes, but we leave we them behind as the path rises above fertile ground. It’s silent, except for the scrunch of feet on clinker. It’s…

Þingvellir National Park: Iceland’s Gap Between Two Continents

Situated in southwestern Iceland, just 49 km northeast of the capital Reykjavík, Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park is a place of immense historical, cultural, and geological significance. The park covers 24,000 hectares, with 9,270 hectares constituting a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The powerful geological forces that have shaped this remote site are still at work today.…

How to Fight Flight Boredom and Stay Sane

A long international flight can often feel like a jail term if you’re not properly prepared.  Packing your small carry-on with lots of entertaining and relaxing gear can be a life-saver. Airlines no longer provide the amenities that travelers have come to expect over the years unless you are seated in premium class, so pamper…

Ireland’s Neolithic Treasure of Brú na Bóinne

Ireland has managed to keep intact a wealth of prehistoric Neolithic structures providing invaluable insights into early human history. These ancient constructions, megalithic tombs, stone circles, and early settlements, offer insight into the beliefs, social organization, and technological capabilities of the ancients. By studying the architecture, layouts, and artifacts found within these ruins, archaeologists and…

Practicing Mindfulness When Traveling

Do research. Plan trip. Get on plane, train, or in an automobile. Spend hours, sometimes days, in transit. Get to XYZ amazing destination and immediately begin thinking about how to have the best Instagram posts, take the most amazing photos and use all the amenities at your hotel. Unfortunately, the stress of getting to a…

Manali to Leh – An Extraordinary Himalayan Roadtrip

We crept past the sleeping desk clerk and out of the hotel at 1.30 am, walking through Old Manali in the pouring rain. Stray dogs howled and a rat scurried across the street in front of us. Along with my partner Teresa, I had been traveling in India for a few months. I both loved…
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