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12 Tips for visiting the Great Wall of China

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

The Great Wall of China, one of the seven wonders of the world and a UNESCO Heritage Site, is on many a bucket list (raises hand and waves). The Great Wall (actually in sections, so walls) is incredibly long (over 13,000 miles!), and averages a height of 20 feet, width of 21 feet.

History Comes Alive in St. Kitts

by Sandy Bornstein / Jan 06, 2022 /
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 A few weeks before embarking on our first pandemic cruise, I researched our tour options. Even though COVID levels were under control in St. Kitts, San Juan, and St. Thomas, we did not feel comfortable sitting on a cruise ship tour bus or being part of a large group. Unlike many other passengers who felt safest aboard the ship, we wanted to explore St. Kitt’s historic sites, only reachable by car or bus. 

History Comes Alive at The Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas

by Sandy Bornstein / Dec 29, 2021 /
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It is rare that my husband and I return to a House of Worship in a foreign destination for a second visit. After selecting a cruise itinerary with a stop in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, we immediately placed The Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas on our must-see list. Decades before digital images were in vogue, our young family trekked up the steep road to Synagogue Hill to visit this well-known synagogue with a sand floor, where we took a handful of pictures and then quickly departed with our four active sons. 

Breathtaking Scenes on the Trans-Siberian Railway

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Whether this is your first trip to Russia, or if you already know your way around the best of Eastern Europe, you must plan your Trans-Siberian railway trip! Not only will you experience traveling on the longest railway line, but you will also get to enjoy the spectacular nature of Russia at every stop. Now, let’s see what a few of them are...

Breathtaking Scenes on the Trans-Siberian Railway

5 Things to Know About Travel Across Europe

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There are many countries in Europe that most travelers strive to visit at least once in their lives. France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and others are located relatively close to each other. However, each of these tourist magnets are completely different, and all are worth visiting. If you want to travel across Europe, you must know the essential rules and recommendations to help you enjoy your trip, save money, and avoid any possible problems.

12 Terrific Spots to Get the Best Breakfast in NYC

Lexa Pennington's picture

Love to eat breakfast out? We do, too. One city where breakfast really shines is New York City, which features almost too many unique restaurants. You only need to search for the best breakfast in NYC to find the greatest eateries in the city. Here are 12 terrific spots to get the best breakfast in NYC.

12 Terrific Spots to Get the Best Breakfast in NYC

Saxony Streams Online German Advent Calendar

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Advent calendars have been a cherished German tradition since the 19th century. They act as a delightful door to places we cannot see but can imagine. They also serve as a countdown to Christmas Eve, beginning on the first of December. Each morning a new door is opened. What’s behind the door, remains a secret, until that day. Children naturally prefer Advent calendars filled with chocolate, an invention from Dresden. SIGHTGEIST – THE SAXONY MAGAZINE‘s video Advent calendar is filled with intriguing true stories from Saxony.

All You Need to Know Before Traveling Abroad

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Traveling is a fantastic way learn about the world—and yourself. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive. With a little budgeting, you can visit the most amazing places, providing you with a better understanding of yourself and the world in general. 

7 Ways to Spend Less on Travel

Lexa Pennington's picture

Do you dream of traveling the world, but constantly lack money? Then this article is for you...we’ve got 7 ways to travel inexpensively. This is not a story about how to choose the cheapest traveling destination, but rather, tips so that your money can stretch, and you can travel more. You will be amazed at how many great places there are to travel on a budget

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Get Outside in Cancun: 3 Best Nature Activities

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Cancun is Mexico’s largest tourist destination. And yet, so much of the Cancun area is overlooked by most travelers in favor of those gorgeous Caribbean beaches. If you’re headed to the state of Quintana Roo, consider nature tourism (including beaches!). It's ecotourism Cancun at its finest. 

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