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News from around the world and a bird's eye view of different cultures

5 Fave National Parks: From Freaky to Forgotten

The American National Park Service celebrates its birthday on April 25th -- and we're sure happy to have the National Parks around. There have...

Celebrate Nessie’s B-Day With Some Loch Ness Souvenirs

It's a big day in Scotland, as August 22nd marks the anniversary of the first-ever sighting of the Loch Ness Monster. That was way...
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Why I Spent 1000 Chinese Yuan to Hug a Panda

That’s right. I spent 1000 Chinese Yuan, which converts to just over 150 USD, to hug a baby panda. A 1 year, 4 month...
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Visit The Last Supper in Milan, Feel Stuff

Guest Post by Hadley I have to admit: I think biblical and religious art is boring. Okay, boring may be harsh; I prefer other genres...

Countries Celebrating Their Independence Day in July

Tomorrow is Independence Day in the United States, a day when Americans from sea to shining sea come together to celebrate the birth of...
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Quirk in Venice at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

MUSEUM MONDAY Guest Post by Hadley My interest in art and culture started when one day, after being dragged by my parents to museums from a...
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Must-See: the Temple of Debod in Madrid

I usually have so much fun while traveling that I forget to become homesick, which is nice because I have little patience for people...
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Traveler Tip: Adopt a Museum

MUSEUM MONDAY People travel for many reasons, but paramount among them is the desire to become better acquainted with another culture. This is evidenced by...
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Photos: Olympic Sculptures in Barcelona

In light of my announcement yesterday that I'll be traveling to Spain this August, and in honor of the impending 2012 Summer Olympic Games...
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Midweek Inspiration: Photos of Igreja de São Francisco

Ah, Wednesday -- so full of promise for the impending weekend, yet so devoid of hope as Friday is still two days away. If...
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Strange Sights: The Prague TV Tower Babies

I think many people will agree with me when I say that Prague is a very odd place. Amazing and fun, yes, but also...
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Paris in Pictures: Photos of Notre Dame

It's no secret that I lived in Paris for a while, but by the way I write about it on this site it probably...
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So Weird: The Machines of the Isle of Nantes

I saw some pretty interesting things when I was living in Paris, but one of the weirdest sights I beheld during my time as...

Le Petit Trianon: Marie Antoinette’s Refuge

"Wow, rich people are crazy." That was my first reaction when I visited Versailles, after I saw the blindingly golden gateway and that entire damn...

Coral Castle: A Megalith in South Florida

MUSEUM MONDAY Be honest: how many times have you sat back and thought to yourself, "Golly, what would it be like to cross Stonehenge with...

The Detroit Institute of Arts: Fine Art in the Motor City

MUSEUM MONDAY It's a shame that many people would never think of Detroit as an important travel destination in the United States. Sure, the troubled city has...

Feelin’ Flemish at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

MUSEUM MONDAY Amsterdam isn't just that place you go in your 20s to smoke weed and "make friends" with a lady of negotiable affections --...

8 Best Open Air Markets in Europe

There are so many reasons that Europeans are cooler than the rest of the world, but one of my favorite things about their cultures...
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8 Do’s and Don’ts While Volunteering in Ghana

Ghana is said to be the “Gateway to West Africa”, the “Golden Child of West Africa”, and much more. These tags are a mere...
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