Happy Bastille Day: 10 Best Books on Paris

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In honor of Bastille Day, I'd like to share our favorite authors (and their books) about Paris. We've interviewed the authors - so be sure to click through and read - and explore Paris, through so many eyes.


On a Quest to Photograph all of Maine's 68 Lighthouses

Maine’s lighthouses, which once served as saviors along the seacoast, are in no way a forgotten feature. All but three are still standing, and only nine are no longer functioning. Of the ones that are still operating, most are maintained as heritage sites, and others are owned and maintained privately. Some are only accessible by water.

How and Why to Include Pokemon Go In Your Travels

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The latest craze to hit the world is Pokemon Go. This augmented reality game utilizes your smart phone via GPS and camera to find pokemon in the real world. Once you start, you can't stop - it's so much fun to explore and play and catch pokemon.

How and Why to Include Pokemon Go In Your Travels

#StudyAbroadBecause Why Not?

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Laura Breshock is the Donor Relations Coordinator at Pike Place Market Foundation in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from Linfield College (Oregon) in 2014 with a BA in History. During her undergrad, she traveled to Oslo, Norway for her study abroad, where she studied cultural education. She graduated from King’s College London in 2016 with a MA in Creative and Cultural Industries. She is interested in music, art, and history. She is currently saving up so she can travel again.

The Unforgettable Experience of Teaching English in Thailand

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Studying or working abroad is an amazing experience that can greatly impact someone's life. While volunteering to teach English with my family in Thailand, I had the opportunity to interview another person with a lot of international experience. My friend Craig has been working as an English teacher for eight years. Teaching English has dramatically changed Craig's life. He came to Thailand for boxing, and ended up making connections and landing a teaching job without any previous experience.

Worth a Trip? A Visit to the Blue Smurf Village in Andalusia, Spain

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When I think southern Spain, one of the first things that comes to mind is solid white villages, lightly sprinkled into the folds and valleys across the coastline hills. But a few years ago, during the filming of The Smurfs 3D, this iconic tradition was broken… let me explain.

Before filming, in summer 2011, Sony painted a typical white Andaluz (southern Spanish) town blue, presumably because Smurfs are blue. To achieve this, they used 4000 litres (1,100 US gal-lons) of paint, creating a vibrant blue village in Andalusia, Spain.

#VolunteerAbroadBecause...Cultural Interchange Brings Understanding

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John Dwyer, of Over50andOverseas.com (read another of our interviews with him here!), notes, “In 1991 I joined the Peace Corps. My Peace Corps service in Guatemala in 1991-92 led to work as a United Nations Volunteer in the first elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina after the Bosnian War. I have since worked elections in 12 other countries.

Know New Zealand?

by Craig Martin / Jul 12, 2016 /
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"Sure, I know New Zealand. Lord of the Rings, Narnia and all that…"

New Zealand is a large country with a small population: about four million people in a country a little larger than Britain, a little smaller than Italy. This means there's a lot of unspoiled land to explore. In the new millennium, New Zealand's amazing landscapes have been pushed into international focus thanks to the work of Kiwi directors Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings, King Kong) and Andrew Adamson (Shrek 1 & 2, Chronicles of Narnia) but there's plenty more where that came from.

7 Best Places to Visit in New Zealand

by Sarah Albom / Jul 12, 2016 /
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New Zealand is a green paradise set out in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean, and worthy of awe. However, many visitors only have a month to explore, which is far less time than this sub-tropical island deserves. I myself have lived here for more than ten years, and I haven’t seen everything.

Top 5 cruises of the world

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In the world market of tourist routes, there is a huge number of sea cruises. Many tourists are at a loss when the time comes to choose the one that they will enjoy most. We have decided to help all who wish to take a trip on a luxury cruise-liner and present a selection of the 5 most popular - and very original - sea cruises.

Top 5 cruises of the world - Alaska is #1!