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Burj Khalifa: World’s Tallest Building




The Burj Khalifa was designed to impress. A record-breaking feat of engineering, it stands at 830 meters, over half a mile, high above the United Arab Emirates’ city of Dubai. It took five years and over $1.5 billion to construct the tallest building in Dubai and the world, and as you can imagine, it contains more than its fair share of interesting facts.




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Topics: Asia, International Travel


Tips for Safely Watching Wildlife in National Parks




Observing wildlife in national parks is a magical experience. Seeing how animals act and interact with each other in their own territory is an experience you will remember forever. The advantage of visiting a National Park is that you don’t need fancy equipment or gear to find wildlife. There are plenty of paths and guided tours where animals roam freely throughout the year.




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Topics: US National Parks, Travel Tips


Top 10 Things to Eat at Vancouver’s Granville Island Market




Vancouver, British Columbia is consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world. With an eclectic array of neighborhoods blessed with abundant outdoor activities and magnificent waterfront views, there’s a lot to love here -- not the least of which is Vancouver’s exciting culinary scene. One of our favorite foodie destinations is Granville Island Market, a bustling public market in a gentrified former industrial area right along the waterfront.




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Topics: Canadian Rockies, Travel Tips, Food and Dining


Best Attractions Along Historic Route 66




One of the greatest parts about traveling down Route 66 is the attractions you’ll find along the way. Nicknamed “America’s Main Street” and “The Mother Road,” the 2,448-mile-long highway snakes its way through eight states, from the heart of Chicago to the Santa Monica Pier, passing by countless interesting places along the way. It would be impossible to name our favorite stop along the whole of Route 66, but we would love to share what we look forward to most in each state. Travel West with us along The Mother Road, as we share some of the best attractions along Historic Route 66!




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Topics: Americas, Planning a Vacation, Travel Tips, Food and Dining


Where to Eat in Melbourne Australia




Despite its relatively small size, and reputation as little sister to glamorous Sydney, Melbourne is a robust, dynamic place to visit—especially when you’re hungry. Known as the most European of Australia’s major cities, Melbourne is a cultural melting pot with a wide variety of delicious restaurants to try. Whether you’re looking for glitzy fine dining, down-to-earth Aussie specialties, or the best ethnic food you can find outside of the motherland itself, you’re sure to have some of the most flavorful meals of your life in Marvelous Melbourne.




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Topics: Travel Tips, Food and Dining, Australia, International Travel


What to Eat in Lima, Peru




When we visit a museum or a national monument, we get a sense of a country's past and cultural traditions, but to truly grasp the heart and soul of a place, you need to enjoy a traditional meal. Nowhere is this truer than in Peru, where recipes are handed down as inheritances, and the cuisine is the result of a unique confluence of Incan and European influences. To truly get a taste of the Peruvian culture, be sure to come to Lima with an appetite!




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Topics: Americas, Travel Tips, Food and Dining


What To Pack For Trips to the Canadian & US Rocky Mountains




Whether you’re hiking Canadian Rockies or visiting the mountains stateside, you’ll want to be prepared for your trip. Packing can be one of the most stressful parts of preparing for any vacation. A trip to the Rocky Mountains between May and September is no different.




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Topics: Americas, US National Parks, Packing Lists


Best Restaurants of Mercado Da Ribeira in Lisbon, Portugal




Lisbon’s Mercado da Ribeira is a beloved culinary institution in a city known for its stellar cuisine. It has long been an excellent neighborhood market; bringing locals flocking to the Cais do Sodré district for their flowers, fresh produce, meats, and seafood for over 125 years. In 2014, the space was transformed. Time Out Group, an international media brand devoted to uncovering the best food, drink, and entertainment options in cities around the world, set out to try an entirely new concept.




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Topics: Europe, Food and Dining, International Travel


National Parks with the Best Wildlife Viewing




National Parks are the best place to see wildlife in America. They offer protected habitats for wild animals to roam freely. Visitors can observe wildlife as they live and interact with each other in their natural environment.




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Topics: Americas, Planning a Vacation, Hawaii


Costa Rica Rainforest Travel Guide




Costa Rica’s legendary rainforests are teeming with life. The small Central American country covers barely 0.03 percent of the earth’s surface but is home to almost 6 percent of its biodiversity. What does that mean to visitors? Lots of amazing animals, glorious plants, and interesting things to do, all while surrounded by more shades of green than you’ll find at a paint store. Costa Rica’s rainforests truly are a sight to behold and are at the very top of the Bucket List for countless nature lovers.




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Topics: Americas, Planning a Vacation