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99 Things to Do in Oslo, Norway

If you are looking for a vacation with a whole lot of variety and never a dull moment, Oslo, Norway is the place for you. Rich in culture and history, Oslo prides itself on its ancestry and strong traditions. No matter the season, it’s easy to fill your days with …

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Polynesian Dances and Chants Explained

What would you do if you had no way to write or record anything in your life? How would you remember anything? From day to day life to ancestry, we rely solely on the written record to safeguard history. Before the written word existed, cultures found their own ways to …

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How to Spend the Perfect 48 Hours in Geneva, Switzerland

For those traveling through Europe, Geneva, Switzerland is a must-visit destination. Western Europe’s largest lake and highest mountain provide breathtaking views from anywhere in the city and it’s the perfect starting point for the Alps. Arguably the best shopping in Switzerland lines these charming streets and the world-famous luxury watches …

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The Falkland Islands: When you’re more British than Britain

In the waves of the Atlantic ocean, some 3,000 miles north of Antarctica is an archipelago standing strong against the frigid battering of the sea, defiant in its wild beauty. The Falkland Islands (also known as Islas Malvinas) are a place of wonder and peaceful ambiance surrounded only by the …

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The Birth of the Hawaiian Luau

The Polynesian culture is defined by a oneness with nature, and it has played a large role in the evolution of religion and related practices within the culture. These traditions honored the milestones of life while incorporating the organic elements that make up the world and provide for the community. …

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All Roads Lead to Rome

The Roman Empire is an iconic civilization centered around power and brutality. Even today, thousands of years later, people are fascinated by the Roman Empire and its accomplishments. The Romans ruled the world stretching their reign all over Europe and into Africa and the Middle East. They represented an unflinching …

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Bahamian Junkanoo: The Celebration of Life and Culture

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey These words capture the incredible nature of our existence. There is a lot to be said about the uniqueness of our humanity and the scope through which we view life. The …

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13 Things you didn’t know about the Roman Colosseum

In the northeastern corner of the Roman Forum is the famed Colosseum. Built in 80 AD, the Colosseum was the greatest arena constructed within the ancient world. This enormous building had an area base of 6 acres and seated upwards of 50,000 spectators with over 80 entrances. When in use, …

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Exploring the Lost City of Pompeii

Have you ever experienced a natural disaster? Even just preparing for a potential threat is unnerving. The fear, the waiting, trying to anticipate the progress of an event completely out of your control. It makes us remember how small we truly are on this planet. Many of us prefer to …

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Experiencing Art in Oslo: Classic, Modern and the Unexpected

Art is a universal language that transcends the bonds of time and brings cultures together. It tells the details that you won’t find in history books. So much can be deducted from the slightest strokes or the plainest of pictures. It invokes emotion, tells a story, exposes a secret, and creates life in …

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Wat Doi Suthep: Thailand’s Temple of the White Elephant

According to legend, a white elephant, carrying a relic of the Buddha, was released into the jungle and began to climb a large mountain in the center of Chiang Mai, Thailand – Doi Suthep. When it reached the top, the elephant trumpeted three times before dying on the mountain. King Nu …

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A Family Friendly Mardi Gras Celebration

If you have ever been to New Orleans, you know that life is more interesting in the place often called the “most unique” city in the United States. Steeped in culture and history, New Orleans is home to one of the most well known celebrations – Mardi Gras. While many …

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The Story of the Miagao Fortress Church

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but architecture tells the story of centuries that have come and gone. The looming monuments of previous centuries give us a glimpse of what life used to be like and remain as pieces of history that tell of the people before us. …

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Two Must See Temples of Chiang Mai, Thailand

Once the capital of Thailand’s Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Mai serves as a northern hub to many interested in it’s vast cultural and natural offerings. Known for it’s silk and hand woven textiles, this “Rose of the North” is a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. Chiang Mai …

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The Greenwood Great House of Montego Bay, Jamaica

What else does a Jamaican vacation offer besides the beautiful sunshine and miles of Caribbean coast? It also has a lot of history, and the Greenwood Great House in Montego Bay gives visitors a chance to literally step back in time and be immersed in vintage splendor, learn about Jamaica’s history …

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An Interesting History of The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur

The Petronas Towers are the pride of Kuala Lumpur for a great many reasons. The story dates back all the way to the beginning of Kuala Lumpur. The city’s early years are marked with great tragedy, beginning with the great fire in 1881. This devastating fire ripped through the young city at an …

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