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Best Places to Visit in Ireland

Lovingly called the "Emerald Isle," Ireland is known for its stunning scenery, friendly people, cultural music and fascinating history. It offers visitors plenty of things to do. Gorgeous landscapes featuring rolling greenery and rugged mountains, as well as breathtaking coastlines, are a huge part of what draws many people to Ireland, so a camera is essential. But it also offers a fantastic variety of unique attractions and cities with distinct cultural experiences that keep tourists entertained and intrigued.

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Topics: Europe, Ireland

Tips For Exploring Canyonlands National Park

At the Confluence of Canyonlands National Park, the Green and Colorado Rivers collide. From more than 2,000 feet above on a high desert mesa, visitors can view the scene from an Island in the Sky. This vast and rugged outback contains some of the most untamed landscapes in the country, 527-square miles of towering spires and sweeping arches, wandering canyons, and other-worldly vistas. Carved by the rivers and the passing of time, Canyonlands is truly one of America’s greatest national treasures and, in our opinion, should be included on any national parks travel bucket list.

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Topics: US National Parks

Your Guide To Tipping When Traveling Abroad

Guided tours make visiting new countries easy and convenient. Your tour company will take care of booking everything from transportation, hotels, and meals.

But there will likely be occasions where you go out with your new travel friends to have dinner or plan an excursion independently. During those times, tipping is a great way to show appreciation for the various services you experience abroad–but expectations differ across continents and may even differ among countries in the same region. We’ve compiled general guidelines on how to tip when traveling to various destinations below.

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Topics: Travel Tips

2022 Rose Parade Guide

If you’re one of the lucky revelers to descend on Pasadena for the 133rd annual Tournament of Roses Parade—which features a spectacular procession of flower-covered floats, spirited marching bands, and high-stepping equestrian units—you will want to come prepared. Whether you’re going to sit in the grandstands, camp out for free curbside spots, view the floats up close at a pre- or post-parade event, or simply watch all the fun from home, this handy guide will help you plan and enjoy America’s New Year Celebration!

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Topics: Rose Parade

Top Cities in Italy to Visit

As one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world, it’s no wonder a trip to Italy has become a bucket list item for many people! Italy is world-famous for its many rich attractions, from historical sites and unique art, to beautiful coastlines and picturesque cities and countryside's, And, of course, we can’t leave out the variety of incredible food!

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Topics: Europe

The Best Sights and Attractions in the Loire Valley

France’s Loire Valley offers a scenic escape into the French countryside approximately two hours outside of Paris. The picturesque valley along the Loire River in central France is known for its history-rich villages, wine culture, and over 300 châteaux. The Loire Valley is nicknamed the Garden of France because of its many vineyards, orchards, gardens, and expansive growing fields.

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Topics: Europe

Traveling Abroad with Medication

If you’re planning a trip abroad and you take prescription medication, don’t just toss your bottles into your bags. You’ll want to ensure you know the rules about traveling and flying with medication and do some pre-planning. Read below to find out what you need to know before you hit the road.

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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Travel Tips

British Words & Phrases Americans Don’t Understand

While Americans and Brits technically speak the same language, all it takes is five minutes down the local to realize that theirs is a very different form of English. From insults to compliments, technical talk to slang, there’s plenty to confound those of us from across the pond. Learn how to navigate this foreign land with just a few common British English words and phrases:

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Topics: Europe, England

10 Tips for Photographing Fall Foliage

Every fall, New England is set ablaze in an explosion of autumn foliage. The lush green of summer gives way to brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows. The season slowly shifts. Dusk creeps in earlier each day as the crisp air hints at the coming of winter. Brisk gusts shake the trees, rattling down a rainbow of crunchy leaves as the annual crowd of “leaf-peepers” arrive to catch the show.

The colors are spectacular in person, but capturing their beauty in photos can be a real challenge. Discover our favorite, tried and true, easy to follow fall foliage photo tips.

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Topics: Americas

Native Animals Found in Alaska

Alaska is known throughout the world for its spectacular wildlife—a pack of wolves hunting together in the moonlight, a bald eagle silently dragging a single golden talon across a glassy lake, a greedy bear cub clumsily learning how to catch spawning salmon.

Images of Alaskan fauna are some of the most important visuals in what we now think of as the wilds of America, and are a large part of what created our nation’s very identity.

Below are just a few of the beautiful animals you might catch a glimpse of in the “The Last Frontier.”

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Topics: Alaska