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10 Downsides to Living in Japan

There are many great aspects to living in Japan, but there are downsides too, such as a challenging language and being far from home. Here are ten challenges to living in Japan.


Chocolate Nation Museum in Antwerp

Chocolate Nation is a museum with multimedia exhibits on the history of chocolate-making, plus hands-on workshops and tastings. It is the biggest Belgian chocolate museum in the world.


Is Leeds Castle the Loveliest Castle in the World?

Leeds Castle holds fond memories for the writer. After more than 40 years, Liz revisits the idyllic waterside setting in Kent, UK. Does Leeds Castle live up to her expectations and recollections? Is it 'the loveliest castle in the world'? Read on, explore the castle and decide what you think.


Top 10 Budget-Friendly Tourist Spots to Visit in Singapore

Find out about the top tourist spots in Singapore you can visit that are well within your budget. Consider an afternoon at Merlion Park, shopping at Mustafa Centre, and many others!


Visiting the Basilica of San Clemente: Rome's Famous Time Machine Church

The Basilica of San Clemente, often known as the "time machine church," is a must-see for history fanatics. This remarkable temple offers you a chance to explore three layers of history. A tour here begins with the Medieval basilica and ends with an astonishing underground level of Roman buildings!


Exploring the Mouth of the Lower Mississippi River

The Mississippi River flows into the Gulf of Mexico ninety-five miles south of New Orleans. Go by aircraft, cruise ship, fishing boat, kayak, or small pocket cruiser to experience the junction.


The 10 Best Dive Sites Around the World

Are you a scuba diver looking to bubble up all the best dive sites in the world? This article is for you. Discover the top ten dive sites to add to your bucket list. From nudibranchs to whale sharks, let's explore the world beneath the surface!


Moab, Utah: A Magnificent and Spectacular Place

Moab is one of Utah's must-visit cities. My husband and I decided to end our year with something adventurous, so we went to Moab to explore the magnificent arches, parks, and dunes.


The Lost Souls of the Cross Bones Graveyard in London

In medieval times, this was an unconsecrated graveyard in London for prostitutes, paupers, and criminals. There are no headstones, only an iron gate with ribbons, beads, and mementos.


10 Fun and Interesting Things to Do in Weston, Vermont

Weston is one of those idyllic communities that embodies everything you imagine a quaint and charming Vermont community to be. It’s set amongst the scenic Green Mountains and provides ample opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy nature.


A Trip to Dry Falls State Park in Eastern Washington

Join me on a fall trip to Dry Falls State Park in Eastern Washington.


Cedar Breaks National Monument in Utah: Forces of Nature

Cedar Breaks is a national monument dedicated to the forces of erosion in southern Utah. See photos and videos of this stunning high-altitude setting. Also, learn about the work of the CCC during the Great Depression.


10 Reasons to Love Singapore

Singapore is a beautiful country, and every traveler—whether a nature lover, architecture lover, culture and tradition lover, or food lover—should definitely plan a trip to Singapore. Here are my top 10 reasons for loving Singapore.


The 6 Best Art Museums in Los Angeles

The "6 Best Art Museums in Los Angeles" lists a variety of local art museums to appeal to many different tastes in art, from LACMA and the Huntington Gallery to MOCA, plus several more art museums.


Celebrating Loy Krathong Festival in Thailand

Held yearly in November, Loy Krathong is one of the most important festivals in Thailand. After noting its history and origin, this article explains the meaning of Loy Krathong and how the festival is celebrated in Thailand.


Wildlife of the Colchester Causeway on Lake Champlain

The Colchester Causeway is a former railroad bridge which has been converted into a 10-mile gravel bike path. It extends about three miles out over Lake Champlain, passing three islands. This shallow, marshy part of the lake is home to a variety of wildlife.


Visiting Iloilo in the Philippines

Iloilo is known as the "City of Love." Find out why and everything you need to know when planning a visit to this beautiful city in the Philippines.


2 Must-See State Parks in Utah

Two of the most beautiful—and least visited—State Parks in Utah are Kodachrome Basin and Coral Pink Sand Dunes. A visit to either can offer visitors a less crowded, yet equally impressive alternative to Utah's national parks.


Disneyland's Haunted Mansion Hatbox Ghost

Out of the "999 Happy Haunts" of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, there is one who has become particularly infamous. Discover the history of the Hatbox Ghost!


A Photo Tour of The Elms: Our Favorite Newport Mansion

The Elms may not get the notoriety that The Breakers gets, but it’s just as stunning and with its beautifully landscaped backyard has become our favorite Newport mansion to visit.


My Summertime Destination: Ruby Beach Along the Olympic Peninsula Loop

I will be sharing my personal experience and recollections of my summertime camping trip and visit to Ruby Beach in Washington State.


My Summertime Destination: Rialto Beach at the Olympic Peninsula

This is a shared experience and recollections of my Summertime camping trip and visit to Rialto Beach at the Olympic Peninsula.


6 Iconic Places to Visit in Cornwall

Cornwall is a magical land of endless adventures. From ancient ruins and beautiful beaches to bustling towns—you'll never grow tired of exploring this amazing countryside!


Pella, Iowa: Dutch Heritage, Tulip Time, and More!

From wooden shoes to windmills—including the tallest working windmill in the U.S.—there is plenty to see in the lovely Dutch town of Pella, Iowa. Enjoy specialty food and thousands of tulips each springtime.


"The Hill" Neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri

A look into the background and some highlights of "The Hill," a popular and historically Italian American neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri.


Top 10 Places to Visit in and Near Torremolinos, Spain

Explore highlights of Torremolinos and the surrounding area on Spain's Costa del Sol. Take the train to discover Malaga, the coastal region's main city, and the towns of Benalmadena and Fuengirola further down the line. Use this article to plan your visit. Enjoy a virtual tour of local attractions.


Top 5 Places to Visit in Japan

Without a question, Japan is one of the most beautiful places on the globe. Nature and culture abound—from subtropical beaches to frigid mountains and futuristic skylines to ancient temples.


5 Must-See Places to Visit in Turkey

Officially the Republic of Turkey, Turkey is a landlocked country located at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. It is a fantastic travel destination, both historically and in terms of natural beauty.


6 Places to Visit in Pakistan That Will Make You Fall in Love

Pakistan is a vast country with a diversified population, culture, architecture, and people. So it was hard to choose, but these are the top six places that are my favorites. Don't miss even a single one of them if you want to get to the true heart of this beautiful, underrated country.


The Dead Sea Scrolls: Visit the Shrine of the Book Museum in Jerusalem

The Dead Sea Scrolls have to go down as one of the most incredible and exciting discoveries in the last 2000 years! Israel is home to an amazing museum in which to experience history first hand.


Seeing the Book of Kells in Ireland

The Book of Kells, containing the four Gospels, has become one of the world's most important Christian artifacts.


Stockholm Day Trips: Gårdsjö Moose Park, Uppsala, Sweden

When you visit Sweden, I recommend you visit Gårdsjö Moose Park. You can see moose close enough to touch them. It's near Stockholm and is an ideal day trip for the whole family.


6 Most Underrated Tourist Attractions of Dubai

Dubai, the city known for its modern architecture, opulent shopping malls, colorful nightlife, and sunny beaches has more to it than what meets the eye. While Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, and Desert Safari sure are must-visit places for every traveler visiting Dubai.


Hemer Provincial Park and Roberts Memorial Provincial Park Near Nanaimo

In this article, I compare and contrast two provincial parks on Vancouver Island that are very close to one another, Hemer and Roberts Memorial.


Royal Naval College in Greenwich UK

Built between 1696 and 1712 the buildings at Greenwich were originally constructed to serve as the Royal Hospital for Seamen. From 1873 to 1998 it became the training establishment for the Royal Navy and is seeped in British history. Visit this historical site.


The Breakers Mansion: A Glimpse at Newport’s Gilded Age

The Breakers Mansion is a stunning example of the Gilded Age summer cottages that were built by some of America's wealthiest families and is a must see on any visit to Newport, Rhode Island.


Belfast's Lagan Meadows

Lagan Meadows in south Belfast is a wonderful rural oasis situated well within the city's limits. Only ten minutes drive from the city centre it is well worth a visit and links up with the much longer Lagan Tow Path. Dogs are permitted on leashes, as are bicycles


Chatsworth: The Ultimate Historic House

As she continues to play host to royalty, nobility, film makers and visitors, Chatsworth House continues to work her magic on us all!


UFO Museum: Get Your Tinfoil Hat Ready!

The Roswell UFO Museum in New Mexico is perhaps the most famous 'landing' site for aliens in the world. In 1947 some sort of airborne craft crash-landed in the desert near Roswell Air Force Base, hence the name.


8 Beautiful and Fun Places to Visit in Kenya

Wildlife safaris have played a crucial role in tourist attractions for decades in Kenya. But away from the wildlife safaris, other beautiful things to look forward to includes cultural diversity, breathtaking landscapes, fantastic hiking, and world-class beaches.


Tonquin Beach and Third Beach Near Tofino BC

In this article, I recall many trips that I have taken out to the Tonquin Beach area and the small trail network you find there on the outskirts of Tofino, British Columbia.


8 Free Things to Do When Visiting Newport, RI

Despite its reputation as a playground for the wealthy, there are plenty of free things to do in Newport to make your visit an amazing experience without busting your budget.


The Mystical World of Hampi in Karnataka, India

If you are a wanderer, you are certainly going to love Hampi in Karnataka, India. Safe for the solo traveller, experience people from many places and cultures in this captivating place.


5 Offbeat Temples to Visit in India

India is a mythical land abounding in temples with fascinating architecture and numerous deities. however, there are some strange and mysterious temples of India that stand out. So, if you are an intrepid traveler wanting to go off the beaten track, here are some places worth visiting.


Quigley's Castle: Fun and Historic Attraction in Eureka Springs, AR

Visitors to Quigley's Castle will walk away in wonder. Folk art rises to an entirely new level here! Plantings inside and outside of this unique residence merge with vast collections on display in unique ways.


5 Wonderful Lakes on Vancouver Island

The author recounts his favorite freshwater swimming spots on Vancouver Island.


Visiting Newport’s International Tennis Hall of Fame

The International Tennis Hall of Fame is located on the beautiful grounds of the Newport Casino and offers visitors a look back at the history of the game and its most celebrated players.


The Fascinating Female Divers of Jeju Island

The story of Haenyeo, the incredible women divers of Jeju island in South Korea.


Newport’s Breathtaking Cliff Walk: Scenic Views and Stately Mansions

A must for any visitor to Newport, the Cliff Walk offers panoramic coastal views and a glimpse of Newport's most famous mansions.


8 Ways to Have the Best Girls' Weekend in Cape May, NJ

From staying in the right neighborhood to planning a fun photoshoot, here's a list of ways to have a relaxing and low-key weekend with your girlfriends.