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The Caribbean’s Emerald Isle

The Caribbean’s Emerald Isle

St. Patrick’s Day has symbolized various things throughout history: the conversion of the native Irish to Christianity, a way for Irish immigrants to celebrate their heritage, an excuse to get drunk off green beer, etc.  Yet on the tiny Caribbean island of Montserrat,... read more

An Ideal Fall Getaway!

Though Summer might be over, that doesn’t mean the vacation has to end! Autumn offers ideal weather conditions for a quick weekend getaway. Be the fall festivals and harvest fairs or simply the picturesque fall foliage, there’s no better time for a getaway than now!... read more

Argentina on a Budget

Argentina has a reputation for being expensive, thanks to dangerous levels of inflation caused by economic depression and mismanagement.  In a country that was once such a bargain, doing Argentina on a budget now seems a lot more difficult.  Yet while it’s expensive,... read more

Brazil’s Major Scandal

When it comes to political scandals, often something along the lines of Bill Clinton or Richard Nixon.  But down south in Brazil, a political scandal is unfolding that feels more like a soap opera than news.  The scandal has tainted more than half of Brazil’s national... read more

The World’s Most Dangerous Cities

If you ever find yourself with the travel bug, it’s now easier than ever to visit almost anywhere you want to in the world.  Yet dangerous conditions mean that not all parts of the world are places you want to visit.  Yet certain dangerous places double as tourist... read more

A Ski Trip To Iran

Thinking about great places to ski, there are sure to be a few that will immediately come to mind: Austria, Colorado, maybe even Japan.  But what about Iran?  It might sound odd, but I recently came across an article about a small area in Iran’s Alborz Mountains, not... read more

California’s Forgotten Tongue

If you’re traveling through northern California’s Anderson Valley and stop at a diner or gas station, you might hear a handful of elderly men using phrases that sound a little bizarre: “ilden pike to the chilgoory nook”, “a hoot hoot jim sheet”, “deke on bonny tonker... read more

16 Winter Vacation Destinations

Although the weather has been bouncing around, winter has finally come.  Whether you’re looking for a good ski trip or want to check out a tropical island to escape from the cold, there are luckily plenty of great winter getaways located right in the US.  Listed below... read more

Life On the Most Densely-Populated Island

Throughout history, islands have been ideal places for people to settle, since they’re easy to defend and their proximity to water makes them ideal for commerce.  Paris, New York City, St. Petersburg, Hong Kong and Macau, among others, are all cities that are built... read more

What to Do in Cuba

Regardless of how you feel about Cuba, it can’t be denied that it’s an island rich in cultural history, with plenty to offer any visitor.  Havana has already started preparing for its 500th birthday in 2019, with construction crews hard at work renovating and... read more