Short Reads

Once a year there’s another happiest place on earth – Munich’s Oktoberfest!

Why do over 6 million people, some who return year after year, eagerly anticipate the Oktoberfest? It’s the beer and so much more!

The often missed “winterless North” of New Zealand!

When you travel all the way to the Land of the Long White Cloud, you should also go all the way to the tip of the North Island. New Zealand's Northland, also referred to as the Far North by New Zealanders,  is a place of cultural significance, boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in

Vast, remote & desolate create amazing scenery in Namibia!

Dare to be different? Seeking a different type of adventure? Ready to head off the beaten path to feel like an explorer of the unknown? Namibia awaits !

Feel Dolce Vita on the East Coast of Italy!

You know the Mediterranean side of Italy and the Amalfi Coast. Consider the Adriatic side of Italy and Apulia – an area not widely known by Americans, but growing!

Near, On or In – Location is Key on the Great Barrier Reef!

Submerged in a bright blue sea of water is a world unlike any other. Spots of greens, reds, purples, yellows, pinks, and oranges shine vibrantly against the simple blue of the ocean. A school of fish whoosh by, glug glugging, glugging as they go. A sea turtle floats about, basking in his surroundings as he

Eastern or Southern Africa Safari: Does it matter?

Roadblocks have a different meaning on safari. An African safari?  It’s a big decision for a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Wildlife is everywhere, so does it matter where you go? Activities or sights other than game viewing might be a bigger factor in your decision, but when focusing on the safari experience, being in the know will

Surprises Aren’t Fun When Passports Are Involved

Do you know when your passport expires? Read more to learn when to renew and the reasons for renewing early.

A Total Cultural Adventure Awaits in Lyon!

Packed with culture, you can spend days in Lyon, France. And Lyon is not only about the food!

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