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Russian Palaces – Day Trips From St Petersburg

Russian Palaces - Day Trips From St Petersburg

‘Peterhof’ was included as part of the trip I was on, and for Catherine’s Palace, the tour company assisted in getting me to and from the palace. Both are definitely worthwhile, although Peterhof is bigger, brasher and more golden – and has more to see within its surrounds than Catherine’s …

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Volunteering – An Experience Of A Lifetime

Volunteering - An Experience Of A Lifetime

I had been traveling quite a bit over a three month period; Boston, Las Vegas, London, Spain, Portugal. I would no sooner get home and play catch up only to be on the next flight out. I was taking in all the sights, surrounding myself with culture and meeting new …

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Three Touristy Spots Still Worth a Visit

Three Touristy Spots Still Worth a Visit

Have you ever heard this warning (or something similar to it) after telling a friend or fellow traveler that you’re planning to visit someplace firmly located along the tourist trail? It might be the Las Vegas Strip, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, or the Forbidden City. It might be Niagara …

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7 Tips to Cope With Unexpected Travel Delays

7 Tips to Cope With Unexpected Travel Delays

Bumped, delayed or just plane stressed… Going back only a few years, if your flight was delayed by even an hour or two the airline, if it was half decent, would have a snack voucher for you and be ready to help out with any questions. Overnight delays were promptly …

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Queenstown – an Alpine Resort for All Seasons

Queenstown – an Alpine Resort for All Seasons

On the shores of Lake Wakatipu amidst spectacular mountain scenery, Queenstown sits like a prize jewel in New Zealand’s crown. Deemed the Adventure Capital of the World, Queenstown enjoys a reputation as THE place to experience a whole range of adrenaline pumping action. It is also the snowsports hub of …

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Brazilian Portuguese Crash Course

Brazilian Portuguese Crash Course

“So, do you guys want to spend the weekend with my family in Macaé?” Washington asked. “Sure,” we replied, despite having no idea where Macaé might be or why anyone would go there. But the chance to spend a weekend hanging out with Brazilians on their home turf wasn’t one …

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Kayak with Dolphins in South Australia

Kayak with Dolphins in South Australia

The heat of Adelaide’s summer days send people flocking to the water. The city’s beaches are a great place to start, but the prevalence of sharks in this area of Australia make me wary of swimming out too deep. Kayaking, however, is a perfect solution – you’re out in the …

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Tango in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is known for tango; it’s part of the history of the city. It is kept alive in restaurants and tourist areas in the ever-present “tango show,” which features the iconic music — often live — and several dancers, the women dressed in the appropriately short skirts and high …

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5 Must-See Natural Sites in Northern Arizona

5 Must-See Natural Sites in Northern Arizona

Before taking a cross-country American road trip this past summer with my sister, I had a sneaking suspicion the West would surprise me. I had seen all the photos – the Rocky Mountains, the red rocks, the canyon walls that stretch on for miles… But I had no idea just …

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Are you are Burner?

As an Aussie, Burning Man was a mysterious event only few had heard of and fewer had been to. Now, residing in Southern California for almost a year, I was amazed to find it was well known and popular. It kinda put me off. However, an opportunity to go came …

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