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Your Winter Guide to Fairbanks Alaska

It takes a special kind of intrepid traveler to go to Fairbanks, Alaska in winter. I never thought I had it in me. But if you wait until March, when temperatures start to get milder, Fairbanks’ winter starts to resemble more of the winter weather you might be used to. But then again, regular winter …

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10 Places to Visit on South Africa’s Cape Peninsula

Discover South Africa’s Cape Peninsula Cape Town is surrounded by spectacular landscapes. A drive down South Africa’s Cape Peninsula leads to craggy mountains, turquoise bays, and beaches populated by waddling penguins. Stop for a glass of Cabernet at South Africa’s oldest winery, or do some surfing in Muizenberg. At the end of the road, you’ll …

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What To Do In Mexico City For An Unforgettable Week

The following guest post is from Cata who’s been traveling the world for the past 6 years. She’s founder and lead travel planner of Chica Travels. What To Do In Mexico City For An Unforgettable Week Mexico City is one of the cities that has surprised me the most. Not only because of the tacos and …

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Zadar Croatia On A Budget

Visiting Zadar Croatia On A Budget

The following guest post is from Anna Timbrook who chronicles her travel experiences on Expert World Travel Visiting Zadar Croatia On A Budget It’s often said that Croatia’s most beautiful city on the Adriatic coast is Zadar. And we couldn’t agree more; with a stunning old town that lies on a peninsula and offers spectacular …

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Best Places to Dive Ethically with Sharks

The Three Best Places to Dive Ethically with Sharks

The Three Best Places to Dive Ethically with Sharks This guest post comes to us from Casper Ohm, editor-in-chief at Water-Pollution.org.uk, who is writing to raise awareness of the alarming levels of water pollution in our planet’s oceans. What is Ethical Shark Diving? With the impacts of climate change being felt all over the world, …

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10 Incredible Things to do in Cape Town

Best things to do in Cape Town, South Africa Cape Town is a visually stunning city. Hugged by the blue Atlantic, with Table Mountain for a backdrop, there are beautiful views wherever you go. But don’t spend too much time gazing at the scenery—Cape Town is a cultural hotspot, too, with world-class museums and historical …

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What to See in Algiers, Algeria

What to See in Algiers The Rich History of Algiers A visit to Algiers is a walk through the twists and turns of the city’s complex history. While Algeria gained independence from France in 1962, traces of this time and earlier eras still mix with modern life. The ruins of an expansive Roman outpost –Tipaza– …

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7 Reasons to Visit Valladolid – Mexico’s Lesser-known Magic Town

7 Reasons to Visit Valladolid – Mexico’s Lesser-known Magic Town Last winter, I spent far longer in Mexico than intended. Initially, my plan had been to head down to Central America after whizzing around Mexico. However, I discovered that Mexico was too beautiful (and large!) to hurry. Valladolid in Yucatan state was one of the …

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How to Visit Sidi Bou Said

How to Visit Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia

How to Visit Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia Sidi Bou Said is a gorgeous, well-preserved village in Tunisia that is now an exclusive place to own property as well as a popular attraction for residents of Tunis and foreign travelers. It is an easy half-day trip from Tunis.  Getting to Sidi Bou Said Getting to Sidi …

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