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Mayan ruins in the Yucatan

5 Popular Mayan ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula

By Janice and George

The ancient Mayans built elaborate sites, invented a calendar and sacrificed humans to the gods. To learn more about them, 5 Mayan ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula are popular and easy to visit.

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Diocletian's Palace

Exploring Diocletian’s Palace: A walled wonder

By Janice and George

“Where is Diocletian’s Palace?” visitors often ask when in Split, Croatia. Shopkeepers laughingly reply, “You’re in it!” The ruins of the 1,700-year-old palace are the heart of the inner city.

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Ancient city of Petra

Ancient Petra: The rose-red city of wonder

By Janice and George

Gazing up at the jaw-dropping monuments in ancient Petra – your feet sinking into soft red sand – you’ll be amazed by the genius of its Nabatean builders. They chiseled a whole city of tombs and houses out of pink rock.

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Yacht Holidays

Chartered Yacht Holidays? Not Just for the Rich and Famous

By Janice and George

Thinking of chartering a yacht? Here’s all you need to know about bareboat vs. crewed yacht charters, the best yacht chartering companies and the top yachting destinations.

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Things to do in Old San Juan

Top Things to Do in Colorful Old San Juan

By Janice and George

Wandering the colorful cobblestone streets is one of the best things to do in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. There’s virtually no evidence of hurricane damage, and the UNESCO city welcomes visitors again!

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Dubrovnik wall walk

Get High! Walk the Dubrovnik city walls

By Janice and George

The best thing to do in Dubrovnik? Walk on top of the medieval city walls. Gaze down on one side at churches, palaces and carved fountains, all crammed together with apartments and cafes. On the other side, gawk at the turquoise sea.

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Hotel Havnekontoret

A luxury place to stay on Bergen’s historic waterfront

By Janice and George

On the historic Bergen waterfront, the Hotel Havnekontoret tempts travelers with a fab location, funky lobby bar (purple!), lovely rooms and complimentary meals.

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things to do in the Riviera Maya

Totally awesome things to do in Riviera Maya

By Janice and George

Itching to swim with turtles? Love to see a magical Cirque du Soleil show? Check out these awesome things to do in Riviera Maya, Mexico (when you can tear yourself away from your fabulous resort, of course).

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Stockholm's Drottningholm Palace

A regal day trip to Stockholm’s Drottningholm Palace

By Janice and George

Best daytrip in Stockholm? Take a century-old steamer across Lake Malaren to visit Drottningholm Palace on the “Queen’s Island.” (Don’t miss the “confidence” dining room.)

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Orozco murals

Hot Art: Visiting Orozco’s fiery murals in Guadalajara

By Janice and George

He lost an eye and a hand in a fireworks accident. Yet Jose Clemente Orozco was one of Mexico’s great muralists – who painted some fiery murals in Guadalajara.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka

8 Stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka

By Janice and George

Got a crush for ancient temples and cities? Crave exploring tea plantations and wildlife reserves? Then you’ll love these 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka.

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Tetouan Medina

A photo tour of the colorful Tetouan Medina in Morocco

By Janice and George

Market day is the best day to explore Morocco’s colorful Tetuoan Medina – see everything from squawking chickens and mounds of spices to sheep and goat heads!

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victoria falls Safari club

Victoria Falls Safari Club, Zimbabwe: Luxury near the smoke that thunders

By Janice and George

Victoria Falls is a popular stop on the safari circuit. Where to stay? With 20 suites, the Victoria Falls Safari Club is a wonderful boutique hotel near “the smoke that thunders.”

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy, is worth a stop at sunset

By Dhara Nargundkar

Just like the tower’s unintended tilt, our visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa at sunset was unintended. But it resulted in the most memorable photo from our Italy trip!

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