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The Top 10 Must See Places in Portugal

These are the top ten must-see places in Portugal. Why only ten locations? Well, my purpose was to refine this list to the ten perfect destinations that a visitor to Portugal must see to truly appreciate the spirit, diversity, and beau...

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A Taste of Aristocracy in Vienna, Austria

What comes to mind when hearing the name Vienna? A sense of classic Empire? The capital of Austria? Or perhaps a “City of Music”? As for me, whenever I recall Vienna, the first word coming to my mind is “aristocracy&rd...

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My Extreme Vacation in Porto, Portugal

A burning light came over, which prompted “Be careful, watch your way, but dare to dream big.”  A volcano in red… Icelandic volcano turned flights across Europe upside down. This article is not merely about th...

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Does Traveling Make You a Better Person?

Social media has transformed the travel game and the perception of travelers and traveling. It is impossible to miss the fantastic voyages of your close, and not-so-close friends if you are a member of a social forum like Facebook or I...

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Greece (Athens and Santorini) Places to Visit and Things to Do

Greece is a mosaic of culture, history, and breathtaking landscapes. Pearly white sandy beaches, beautiful sunsets, blue-domed churches perched on cliffs, colored buildings with adorned bougainvillea, and dormant volcanoes are just but...

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Dramatic Iceland: Natural Wonders and Things to Do (Great Photos)

“The Land of Fire and Ice,” as the Nordic island nation of Iceland is known, is a country of beautiful geological contrasts. It is a natural wonder that overwhelms and envelopes senses in its beauty of color, glaciers, ruggednes...

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My Visit to Enchanted Lake Como in Lombardy, Italy

Today the air in Lecco is so light, with a fragrant scent of lakeside Alps. The rainbow comes alive after a gentle rain… The sun is shining, illuminating my thoughtful face, generating a tender smile in my eyes. I am sitting in a...

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Trolltunga: The Most Beautiful Ledge in the World

Trolltunga is the most spectacular rock ledge in the world and one of the most iconic places in Norway. You may not be familiar with the name, but you will undoubtedly recognize this place by the photos. Trolltunga is a small rock with a fa...

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History, Patience, and Understanding: An American Travel Story of Growth

For three years, my wife and I have lived abroad in Portugal. This time of temporary immigration has led to meeting people of many different cultures and has provided delightful experiences. Recently, I had another learning encounter that t...

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Hagia Sophia: A History of Two Cultures

Istanbul, one of the most popular cities in Europe for weekend trips, annually hosts over 8 million tourists. This number places it among the ten most-visited metropolises in the world. Located in the area between two continents, Europe and...

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Slovenia: The Stunning Overlooked Treasure of Europe

Snow-capped peaks of the Alps, warm Adriatic waters and world-class monuments are only some of the things that small country of Slovenia has to offer. Extending only about 20,000 square kilometers is one of the most underestimated and ...

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Grindelwald, Switzerland: The Best and Most Beautiful Place in Europe

Where does one start when describing, quite possibly, the most beautiful place in all of Europe? Do I begin with the luxurious chalets that charmingly clutch verdant mountain slopes? Maybe I should start with a multitude of activities ...

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