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12 Tips for visiting the Great Wall of China

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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

Love Italy? Read This: 103 Other Adventures In and Around Rome

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Think you know Rome? Here's a fabulous book that will show you SO much more to do, explore, eat, and learn than you ever thought possible. 103 Other Adventures* In and Around Rome - *Beyond the biggies like the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Vatican is written by Bill Richards (whom you've met here before, with Family on the Loose columns and books!) and Silvia Prosperi.

Whether you're new to exploring Rome or an old hand, there is so much packed into this unassuming TARDIS of a book.

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.

7 Ways to Spend Less on Travel

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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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How to Plan the Perfect Long Island Beach Trip

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One of the reasons Long Island is so popular with New Yorkers and people from well beyond the big city is its beaches. A 118-mile stretch of land that juts into the Atlantic, there are many great options, with the Hamptons a classic.

How to Plan the Perfect Long Island Beach Trip

Four Budget-Friendly Islands to Visit

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Are you dreaming about having a vacation on the most beautiful tropical island on earth, but the lack of money stops you from making it real? Don’t worry. It is possible to find a gorgeous beach vacation which won’t break the bank. 

Four Budget-friendly islands to visit

Four European Countries Worth Visiting

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Planning your next trip to Europe might not be easy—the region has countless beautiful places to visit. Here are four of the best destinations for an unforgettable European vacation.

Four European Countries Worth Visiting

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