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New Museum in Denmark Celebrates the Fantastical World of Hans Christian Andersen

Culture & History

Many of us have spent hours of our own childhoods or alongside our favorite kids immersed in stories like the Snow Queen, the Emperor’s New Clothes, the Princess and the...

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Celebrate the Māori Lunar New Year and the Southern Dark Skies in New Zealand

Culture & History

New Zealand is in celebration mode in July with the arrival of Matariki. It's a constellation of stars that rises in New Zealand skies, shining their brightest in the first...

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Now You Can Discover Your European Family Heritage While Sailing on a River Cruise

Culture & History Central Europe

It’s news that marries two of the fastest-growing styles of travel: river cruising and family heritage travel. AmaWaterways has partnered with Ancestry, the company that specializes in genomics and connecting...

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Discover 'Japan's Machu Picchu'

Culture & History Japan

 In Japan, it’s called the ‘Castle in the Sky’, but international travelers who’ve discovered historic Takeda Castle have compared it to another mountain-top historic ruin half a world away in...

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10 Reasons to Visit Columbia on Your Next Trip to Latin America

Culture & History Colombia

Colombia is reborn. Named after the 15th century explorer of the Americas, Colombia stands out as the only nation in South America with coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the...

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The White House Milestone Travelers and History-Lovers Are Celebrating

Culture & History Washington D.C., Washington, D.C.

Amid political drama, it’s easy to forget that 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC isn’t only the address of one of America’s branches of government - or a family home,...

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The Best Place In Britain to get Your 'Bridgerton' Fix

Culture & History Bath, United Kingdom

The steamy, historic-fantasy Netflix series ‘Bridgerton’ couldn’t come at a better time to brighten our stay-at-home winter blahs. We aren't surprised it's shattered Netflix viewership records. Bridgerton is an early-19th...

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2 Travel-Inspired Beverages to get you in the Holiday Spirit

Culture & History

You may not be celebrating the holidays as usual this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create some new holiday entertaining traditions.While we wait to travel and celebrate again,...

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What's the Christmas Connection Between Salzburg and Stowe?

Culture & History Vermont

One’s in Austria, and the other in America. But they are bound together in the pop culture celebrations of the season.Have you figured it out yet? The hint is in...

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Celebrating the Holiday Spirit of Travel... at Home

Culture & History

Here we are at the holidays at last. It’s been a year of challenges and disappointments, with canceled or postponed trips that normally give us the relaxation, escape from the everyday…...

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30 Years Later: Celebrating One of the Great Monuments to Democracy

Culture & History Berlin, Germany

This fall, Germany celebrates the 30th anniversary of its reunification. It’s hard to believe it was three decades ago that the Cold War came to an end. That from the end...

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Santa's Not Just Making Toys in His Village Above the Arctic Circle in Lapland

Culture & History Finland

It’s exactly 3 months until Christmas, and we know Santa and his elves are working full throttle. But not just putting in overtime in the workshop and training the team for...

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Top 3 Travel Destinations to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the End of WW2 in the Pacific

Culture & History Hawaii

2020 has been an eventful year, with many firsts for the history books.But 2020 also marks some big anniversaries. Earlier this year, the Allies of World War 2 commemorated the 75th...

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Drink Like the Queen with the First Official Buckingham Palace Gin

Culture & History Great Britain, United Kingdom

In the times of COVID, even Her Majesty needs a side-gig. Why not in the tasty world of spirits?In a Royal first, official Buckingham Palace gin has gone on sale to...

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Searching for 'Hygge' in Copenhagen - and Happiness at Home

Culture & History Copenhagen, Denmark

It's a global buzzword and cultural phenomenon. And today, more and more of us are in need of Denmark's signature recipe for happiness: 'hygge'.Danish 'hygge' (pronounced 'HOOG-uh') is sweeping the...

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4 Places to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day

Culture & History Europe

2020 likely marks the last major milestone anniversaries for the Second World War with living members of the Greatest Generation.May 8th is the 75th anniversary of VE Day, or Victory...

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That Time Mr. Bacardi Told Us About His Family Rum - And How To Make Bacardi's Original Daiquiri

Culture & History Puerto Rico

You know the rum, but do you know the story? Bacardi is the world’s most famous rum, but it’s also the largest private, family-owned spirits company in the world.When the first...

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Second Chance to See 2020's Once-in-a-decade Easter Passion Play- Oberammergau Reschedules to 2022

Culture & History Germany

It’s been going on for 400 years. Every year ending in 0: 1990, 2000, 2010… and this German cultural tradition was supposed to happen again in 2020.

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Five Ways To Experience The Best of Hawai'i's Art and Culture

Culture & History Hawaii

The island of Hawai‘i’s vast, diverse and often breathtaking landscape is home to six distinct moku – the Hawaiian word for “districts” – with lots for you to see and...

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A Dozen Reasons to Visit India During Diwali

Culture & History India

India’s biggest and most important annual holiday is also one of the best times to visit the country.  Ancient civilizations the world over celebrate lunar cycles, the harvest, and the...

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50 Years Since John Lennon's Bed-in for Peace: Video Inside that Hotel Suite Today

Culture & History Montreal, Quebec

It was a week at the end of May 1969 that became an iconic, unforgettable moment of 60's counter-culture and protests against the Vietnam War. 2019 marks the anniversary of the...

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The Best Trip You Can Make to Honour Canada's Veterans in Memory of the 75th Anniversay of DDay

Culture & History Normandy, France

2019 marks the 75th anniversary of DDay. On June 6, 1944, Canada joined British, American and other Allied troops in storming the Nazi-held shore of France along the coast of Normandy.Of...

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Put America's Oldest Cities On Your Travel Bucket List

Culture & History North America

You don't have to be a history buff to make a point of visiting the oldest cities in the U.S.Since the establishment of European settlements in what is now the...

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Video: The Only Place in the World with 3 Real Viking Ships

Culture & History Oslo, Norway

It's the best place in the world to discover your inner Viking! Scandinavia's seagoing warriors have re-captured the world's imagination. But Vikings were not imaginary. This culture in Norway, Sweden and...

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