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Tourists Think Of America

What Foreign Tourists REALLY Think Of America

Obviously, there's some good and bad...
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WTF Wednesday: Inexplicably Weird Travel Photos

It's a simple truth that people love weird stuff, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the feedback we've received on our WTF...

NYC Day Trip: Dia Beacon

When you're in New York City it can feel as though you can do, get, and see anything you want without the slightest bit of difficulty....
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Infographic: How People Learn English

Earlier this year, the good people at Kaplan conducted a survey to find out how people learn English as their second language. Since I'm...
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WTF Wednesday: More Wacky & Weird Travel Photos

It's a simple truth that people love weird stuff, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the feedback we've received on our WTF...
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Happy World Tourism Day 2012!

Did you know that September 27th is designated World Tourism Day by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)? Yeah, neither did we until...
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Gallery: Vintage TWA Posters by David Klein

It's very rare for advertisements to stand the test of time -- just look at the Budweiser frogs, the Budweiser "wassup" guys, or any other...

Madrid’s Living Wall and Other Vertical Gardens

Confession: I'm not a huge art buff. I can appreciate aesthetics and I know a thing or two about periods in art history, but overall a...

London’s Most Vibrant and Exciting Markets

As one of the world's most multicultural cities, London has dozens of unique markets that meet the tastes of visitors and locals alike. From...

Explore this Interactive Map of London Surnames

Whether I'm reading a book on islands I'll never visit or just eating a bowl of cereal, I love looking at maps. And as...
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5 Mega Construction Projects in the World

For the most part I consider building showy, large-scale architecture around the world to be one big game to see which nation would have...

30 WTF Travel Pics for Kodak’s 124th Anniversary

On September 4, 1888, George Eastman told buyers of his just-patented Kodak box camera, "You press the button, we do the rest." That simple promise...
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Graffiti Artists in Myanmar Free to Tag After Reforms

I once had an acquaintance who would use a thick-tipped Sharpie to tag stop signs and ATMs in New York with her (unimpressive) graffiti...

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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