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4 Animals You Didn't Know Are Native to China



China’s massive size and environmental diversity—it contains grasslands, deserts, mountains, lakes, rivers, and nearly 9,000 miles of coastline over its 3.7 million square miles—have led to a terrific variety of wildlife. From river otters to the world’s largest feline, and from panda bears to the jumping mouse, China is full of a fascinating variety of wild animals. Here are some of our favorites: Here are four interesting animals you may not know are native to China:




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Topics: China


Most Colorful Cities Around The World



From vibrant row houses to beachside villages, these brightly-colored cityscapes capture our imaginations with their rainbow of hues. Here are our picks for the most colorful cities in the world—just make sure to bring along your camera!




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Topics: Solo Travel, Planning a Vacation


What To Pack For Your Hawaiian Vacation



Aloha, Hawaii! With your vacation coming up, it’s time to start thinking about what to pack for yourtrip to Hawaii. The good news for those living in cold or rainy areas is that you can say goodbye to your bulky clothing. Temperatures throughout the year and across various islands in Hawaii are consistent, with lows between 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit and highs between 80-89 degrees Fahrenheit. This means you can count on your packing list being straightforward, and avoid the stress of debating which items to take on your tour and which items to leave behind. In fact, if you use the suggestions below as inspiration, you’ll be packing like a pro in no time.




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Topics: Packing Lists


5 Reasons You'll Love a Transatlantic Cruise



A transatlantic cruise typically spans over a three to four week period, and will take you across multiple countries. Not only do you get to look forward to living on a ship for several weeks, but you also are able to enjoy the added land portion, allowing you to see the best of what of these foreign countries have to offer. One of the best things about transatlantic cruises is that very little is required from you! Slow down, spend time with your loved ones, and enjoy hassle-free travel. Booking this type of trip is a big decision and if you are weighing your options, consider these five reasons you will love a transatlantic cruise:




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Topics: Travel Tips


How To Create Your Ultimate Travel Bucket List



When you think about your past vacations, the most memorable ones are likely the trips where you truly immersed yourself in the local culture by doing things you already enjoy. Whether your love of dancing inspired you to learn basic Flamenco steps in Spain, or your fascination with art gave you a feeling of belonging in Italy, one of the best tips for creating your travel bucket list is to do so based the hobbies and interests you love! Easier said than done? Don’t worry, we’ve started a list for you below based on some common interests. Use the section that is relevant to your personal preferences as a foundation, and expand it further to create your ultimate travel bucket list.




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Topics: Travel Tips


Top European Destinations To Visit In Spring



The snow has melted, and blooms now carpet the landscape in brilliant colors as Europe rolls out the welcome mat for travelers. Spring is the ideal time to grab your passport, pack your bags, and head abroad. March, April and May offer more than just pleasant weather and longer days for sightseeing—the shoulder season also brings more affordable airfares and accommodations. Join the locals as they head outdoors to celebrate the season at five of our favorite springtime destinations:




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Topics: Europe


Which Hawaiian Island is best for you



Hawaii is a daisy chain of islands stretched out across the Pacific Ocean, and because no two are exactly alike, knowing which one to visit can set the tone for your entire vacation. Here’s how to select the Hawaiian island that’s just right for you and your travel companions:




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Topics: Hawaii


8 things to do in Portland in 24 hours



Portland, Oregon is a city that offers plenty of things for travelers to see and do. In a perfect world you’d have a week to explore and uncover all the secrets of this Pacific Northwest gem, but what if you’re just passing through? What can you discover in a single day in Portland?




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Topics: Americas


A Visitor's Guide to Iceland's Golden Circle



Adventure awaits at the top of the world. Iceland’s rugged beauty and natural wonders offer travelers a chance to hop off the beaten path and discover the great outdoors like never before. Come see the very best of these dreamy landscapes on a 186-mile loop with geysers, lagoons and waterfalls known as the Golden Circle.




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Topics: Iceland


Top 9 Things To Do in Copenhagen



If you’re looking for the best reason to visit Copenhagen, you won’t find it in a guidebook. Those in the know come here for the attitude, the feeling—what the Danes call hygge. Something akin to coziness, it’s that feeling of homeyness that comes from curling up with a good book, wrapping yourself up in a warm blanket, or gathering together with dear friends. While you may have never walked Copenhagen’s cobblestone streets, the warm sense of welcome is something everyone will recognize. 




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Topics: Europe