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11 Must-See Attractions in NYC




Considered by many to be the greatest city in the world, New York City is a place unlike any other. It is constantly buzzing with the energy of its 8 million residents and the millions of visitors that pass through its streets every year. Gotham, The Big Apple, The City of Dreams—whatever you call it, New York is a one-of-a-kind city filled with iconic sights and some of the world’s best attractions. Don’t miss out on these must-see places in NYC.




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Topics: Americas


The White Dove of the Desert: Mission San Xavier del Bac



On the stunning façade above the ornate door of Mission San Xavier del Bac, a stone-carved cat, its sharpest details rounded down by years of wind and desert rain, crouches, ready to attack the mouse on the other side of the grand entryway. Legend says that when the cat finally eats, the world will end.

Nicknamed the “White Dove of the Desert” and listed as a National Historic Landmark, the mission is still an active church. It has been abandoned, survived an earthquake, and most impressively withstood both the ravages of the time and the encroachment of the modern world. It stands as a striking beacon in the Sonoran Desert, at what the Spaniards who built it considered the very edge of the known world.




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Topics: Americas, Balloon Fiesta, History


How to Pack for Your Fall Trip to New England




A trip to New England in September or October is a magical experience as trees in the region transform into a dazzling mosaic of colors. There is plenty to see and do on a tour of New England during fall, with many activities focused on the harvest and foliage.




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Topics: Americas, Planning a Vacation, New England/Canada, Travel Tips, Packing Lists


Best Things to do in Buenos Aires, Argentina




Falling in love with Buenos Aires is easy. It’s a capital whose charm runs deep, with a unique spirit and irresistible soundtrack. The tango is the heartbeat of the city. Strong, fast, and impossible to ignore, it’s a music, a dance, and a way of life. Buenos Aires fuses European architecture with a distinctly Latin joie de vivre, which has made it into the most visited city in all of South America.




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


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


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


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


Things To Do Near Waikiki Beach, Hawaii




Waikiki has one of the most renowned beaches in the world. As the epicenter of tourism in Oahu, there were close to 6 million visitors last year. Waikiki offers the perfect blend of urban energy with a laid-back vibe.

Guided tours to the island typically include Waikiki beach as a “must-visit” location on their itineraries. There is plenty to do on beautiful Waikiki Beach: swimming, surfing, sunbathing, and dining. Even though the beach is amazing, there are still plenty of incredible things to do and see at Waikiki.




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Topics: Americas, Planning a Vacation, Hawaii