Author: Stephen Bugno

Photo of the Week: Dusk in Seoul

Dusk in Seoul Travelers are lucky to catch a sunset like this over Seoul. The city is one of the most awesome urban spaces in the world, with 15 million inhabitants packed into its core and an additional 10 million surrounding the city. Mountains pop up all over the city and hiking is one of the most revered pastimes here. Dusk in Seoul can be beautiful, especially if you witness this time of the day on one of the mountains. Namsan (Nam Mountain) is one of the most popular climbs in the city. Situated right in the center, Namsan is...

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Photo of the Week: Scenic Village of Hallstatt, Austria

Scenic Village of Hallstatt, Austria On the edge of Hallstätter See (lake) below the towering Dachstein mountains, Austria’s oldest and possibly most photographed village attracts more tourists than it can perhaps handle. The scenic village of Hallstatt, Austria is known for its production of salt, dating back to prehistoric times, and gave its name to the ancient Hallstatt culture, dating back to the Early Iron Age of Europe, c.800–450 BC. The salt deposits have been exploited as early as the 2nd millennium BC contributed to the area’s prosperity up to the middle of the 20th century. This prosperity is...

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Photo of the Week: St. Gellert Baths Budapest

St. Gellert Baths Budapest To experience the elegance, history, and swankiness of Budapest first-hand, all while getting a healthful rejuvenation, visit St. Gellert Baths Budapest. Budapest is the city of Spas and thermal waters were first exploited here by the Romans. They had over 15 baths built and the foundations can still be seen today. The Ottomans also made use of the healing waters during their 150 year rule and baths from this period can be seen at Rudas and Kiraly. Szechenyi may be the largest spa complex in Europe today, by it’s the St. Gellert Thermal Baths Budapest...

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Spotlight on: Travel to Iceland

Spotlight On: Travel to Iceland Official Name:  Republic of Iceland Location:  Northern Europe. Iceland is an island situated at 65 degrees north, between the Greenland Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of the United Kingdom. Noteworthy Facts:  Iceland is known as the land of fire and ice; a country of sharp contrasts where dark winters are offset by the midnight sun in summer. Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Iceland enjoys a cool, temperate maritime climate, with refreshing summers and surprisingly mild temperatures in winter. The country is also known for its volcanoes and geothermal waters. Independence: Complete independence was...

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Photo of the Week: The Bucolic Beauty of the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine

The Bucolic Beauty of the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine One of the least visited regions, the Carpathians Mountains of Ukraine is an extraordinary corner of old Europe. Although domestic tourism has developed, international tourists, with the exception of a few neighboring countries, have yet to discover this mountainous bucolic region. Old traditions die hard here: men work the fields with sickles and scythes, old women draw their water from wells, and horse-drawn carts are a common means of transport. Each house has chickens or geese in the yard and flowers add more color to the already colorful houses. Every...

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