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5 Things you didn't know about Beijing Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China and also the seat of the Chinese ruling council. If you have never been to Beijing, then you have entirely missed out on one of the most interesting histories of ancient civilizations Apart from being home to over 20 million people, Beijing is one of the most visited cities in the world due to its attractions such as the Forbidden City, The Great Wall of China and the Palace Museum. read more
Things to do when on an adventure tour in the Patagonia Now that you know where Patagonia is, you would ask, 'why should I visit?' Well, for one, it is the most scenic ice formations you will ever see anywhere in the world - and yeah, they are more beautiful than those in Antarctica and more majestic than those found in Canada's Newfoundland and Labrador Province. read more
A brief history of Los Angeles Los Angeles, a city in the West Coast State of California in the United States of America has it all...skyscrapers, world beating sports teams, beautiful people, the richest people on earth, beautiful beaches, latest cars, the third largest GDP of any city in the world after Tokyo and New York ($831 billion) and all you can come up that a great city ought to have. But it was not always like that. Here is a brief history of this great city. read more
5 Olympic sites you need to see in Lillehammer When the little town of Lillehammer in the municipality of Oppland county, Norway presented its bid to host the 1992 winter Olympic Games, everybody thought the town was joking. However, nothing can replace consistency and when it bid again for the 1994 event, it outbid what you would call 'big cities' including Anchorage in the United States; Östersund in Sweden; and Sofia in Bulgaria. Today, the town boasts some of the most historic sites courtesy of being one of the towns that have hosted the global sporting event. Below are some of these sites. read more
10 interesting facts about the Great wall of China The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made in the general east-west direction in Northern China to protect the Chinese empire from encroachment by nomads, invaders and any other intrusion. It is made out of bricks, wood, earth stones, tamped etc. The wall was first built in the seventh century BC. However, the most significant piece was built in 220–206 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. In different eras, the wall was built and maintained. The wall as we see it today was constructed by Ming Dynasty. Other additional interesting facts of the wall are as follows. read more
10 French words you need to know before your leave for France Forget travelling. Learning a little French puts you ahead of the game in dating. French is known around the world as the language of Romance and love. If I were you, I would already be learning a little French to impress my date. People with an accent are popular on the dating front. It helps if the accent is French. read more
Discover Norway's best-kept secrets on a scuba diving adventure Scuba diving is up there with surfing, sky jumping, base jumping and motorway speed driving as one of the most adrenaline filled sports available to man. Granted, no destination can match the Blue Great Hole in Belize as a scuba diving spot, but Norway has several scuba diving hotspots that are the best kept secret in the sport. The hotspots are unique and less crowded. Below are a couple of them. read more
Take a journey through South African Apartheid Museum South Africa is renowned the world over for many things. However, Apartheid is not one of them. This will always have a dark blot on an otherwise great country. This is not to say that we stop reading about it. In fact, the more we read about dark history, the more we become careful not to repeat it. read more
5 Most Popular Spots for BASE Jumping In 1978, a filmmaker called Carl Boenish came up with a new concept of jumping from fixed objects called B.A.S.E jumping. If you are new to this concept, BASE is acronym for Building, Antenna, Span and Earth (cliff). read more
How to plan the most memorable wedding on a budget They say there would be no weddings if there were no ladies in the world. Ladies always try to outdo each other in terms of glamour, guest list, wedding gowns, wedding destinations as well as honeymoon destinations. However, not everybody affords Hollywood style kind of a wedding. This does not mean that you cannot have your dream wedding though. read more
The World's Best Hostels Traveling anywhere in the world is often an adventure but many people, particularly college age individuals, travel on the cheap out of necessity. One of the best ways to save money when traveling is to stay at hostels. read more
Safe Places for Americans to Travel in the Middle East The Middle East is a collection of some of the most beautiful scenery and diverse culture on earth. But with all of the political and civil calamity and unrest that has been taking place throughout the region, it is difficult for many travelers to know which areas are safe enough to visit. read more
Activities in Fiji for the Active Vacationer For most people, taking a trip to the South Pacific Island country of Fiji is a once in a lifetime experience. But whether you are going for the first time or the one hundred and first time, Fiji has a lot to offer its visitors who prefer a more active vacation. read more
Luxury with an Ocean View at Aqualina Resort & Spa Acqualina Resort & Spa is an award winning five star resort that comprises of Mediterranean villa and other residential homes in the breathtaking oceanfront location of Miami. read more
5 Cruises For Couples You've saved some money for a few years and want to take your honey on a cruise. Or maybe you want to take a cruise for a honeymoon, or just to get away. You should, there is nothing like it. read more
The Great Blue Hole of Belize Belize has the world's second longest coral reef - with an extraordinary natural feature. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth and sometimes is referred to as 'the mother of all caves'. read more
What is There to do in Montserrat? Montserrat is part of the British oversees territory in the Leeward Islands. It is part of a Chain of Islands that are popularly known as Lesser Antilles. The Island measures 16 kilometers long, 11 kilometers wide and have an expansive 40 kilometer coastline that boasts of volcanic sandy beaches. read more
What you Should do While in Armagh City, Ireland On your next trip to Armagh, Ireland, be sure to put these attractions on your list read more
Plan a Fulfilling Camping Trip with Triple "O" Outfitters Enjoy camping in the wilderness location of Clearwater Forest in Idaho. read more
Book a Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise	For an unforgettable evening aboard a magnificent vessel, cruising the gorgeous Sydney Harbour, check out the Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise. read more
The Jamaican Cultural Experience The Jamaican saying is "if you have been there you know"! But Jamaica has more than its beauty to offer and for those who would love to experience the culture in its entirety, come take the journey with us. read more
5 Tips for Urban Camping in Japan Japan is usually perceived as a very expensive country to visit; however, it is actually very possible to travel in Japan on a very tight budget. Perhaps the biggest way of massively cutting down your expenses is to do urban camping. Here are 5 tips for urban camping in Japan. read more
Ride on a Paddle-Wheel Boat on a Mississippi River Cruise Want to take a ride on a historical paddle-wheel boat? Then check out a Mississippi River Cruise from Memphis. On this tour visitors will board The Island Queen paddle-wheel boat and cruise down the mighty Mississippi River. read more
Explore an Untouched Beach on a Cruise to Contoy Island National Park Want to explore Stingray Beach? Then check out the Cruise to Contoy Island National Park in Cancun, Mexico. On this guided tour visitors will discover and explore the untouched natural wonders of the uninhabited bird paradise of Isla Contoy. read more
Enjoy a Honeymoon Tour Down the Nile on a Honeymoon Adventure in Cairo Looking for a 14-day romantic honeymoon? Then check out the 14-Day Honeymoon Adventure from Cairo with Nile Cruise. On this tour visitors will take a 5-star luxury Nile river cruise, tour museums and temples and camp at an Oasis Style Hut in Dakhla. read more