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Top Five Destinations to Start a Jiuzhaigou Tour

Located in southwest China, the Jiuzhaigou Valley, which is a dreamlike tourist area being famous for its 6 beauties: green lake, banked waterfall, colorful forest, snowy peak, Tibetan culture, and blue ice, attracts millions of tourists every year. 

Stunning Jiuzhaigou
Stunning Jiuzhaigou

Top Ten Tips on How to Not Act Like a Tourist

by Dr. Jessie Voigts /
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Apr 20, 2017 / 2 comments

We've all been there - embarrassed by crazy tourists (or feeling out of place ourselves). One of the most respectful things you can do when you travel is to try to blend in and act culturally appropriate.

 

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Getting To and From the Airport in Paris

Paris is consistently ranked among the top cities in the world for tourist visits, and often places in the top three results in lists from media and publications such as CNN, TripAdvisor, and Condé Nast Traveler.

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23 Tips and Tricks for Business Travelers

If you’re a business traveler, you know the grind of travel – long flights, new cities, having to be ON for work, and trying to stay as healthy as possible, while hopefully carving time to learn about and enjoy a new destination. Here are our top tips and tricks for a successful journey.

23 Tips and Tricks for Business Travelers

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Join Wanderful: A Sisterhood of Women Travelers

Imagine you’re going to Madrid and you’d like someone to join you for a tapas bar crawl or a day at the Prado museum…but you don’t know anyone in Madrid and have never been there before. In fact, the idea of landing in such a big city and being completely on your own is a bit daunting. Still, you have always wanted to go there and aren’t ready to give up the idea. 

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Your Ultimate Guide: How to Plan a Tibet Tour

Well-known for the pilgrimage trips that are being undertaken in this region, Tibet is a very popular location, both among pilgrims as well as the trekkers and tourists. The natural beauty of Tibet is unique, and many people visit to explore or hike it. A Tibet tour is a majorly undertaken pilgrimage. However, there are many non-pilgrimage tourists, as well. People from around the world come here for Kailash trekking and also for the Mansarovar Yatra.

How to Pack for 6 Months Abroad

by Stephane Alexandre /
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Mar 17, 2017 / 0 comments

Firstly, here is a haiku about packing:

No no no no no
No no no no no no no
No no no no no

This haiku conveniently translates into French by replacing every "no" with "non"

Every time I remember my time abroad in Chile, I find that I am discovering new things that I learned from my time abroad. Without further ado, here are my hard-earned facts about packing:

How to Pack for 6 Months Abroad

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Award-Winning Journalist and DR Expert Launches DRVisitor.com

DR Visitor, a website and blog focusing on eco-adventure, culture, and sustainable travel in the Dominican Republic, launched in February 2017 with award-winning travel journalist and photographer Lebawit Lily Girma at its helm. DR Visitor is the most up-to-date online resource and blog of its kind on the Dominican Republic written in the English language. 

Top 10 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling

by Dr. Jessie Voigts /
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Mar 13, 2017 / 0 comments

You've invested considerable time, money, and effort on your journey - you sure don't want to get sick! However, people often get sick while traveling, whether from food cleanliness, unfamiliar germs, or lack of sleep. Instead of living like locals, and seeing all the amazing things your destination has to offer, you're sick in bed. However, there are many things you can do to stay healthy while traveling.

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Travel Beauty: Not Your Usual Top 10

Travel. Does the word evoke images of adventure and relaxation, or discomfort and anxiety? For most of us it’s likely a bit of all of those things.  In a perfect world we’d carry everything we need or think we’d want on board with us and we’d have easy access to it. Sadly, those days are long gone. A well stocked carry-on is essential.

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