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British Words & Phrases Americans Don’t Understand



While Americans and Brits claim to speak the same language, all it takes is five minutes in the pub to realize the English speak English in a very different way. From street talk to slang, there’s plenty of sayings that are sure to confound those of us from across the pond. Here are just a few common British words and phrases that will help us understand our British brethren a wee bit better:




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Topics: England


What to Eat & Know When Dining in Prague



With people around the world discovering this iconic city, and a culinary awakening welcoming a flurry of new restaurants, it would seem the communist days of state-licensed dining are a thing of the past for Prague. Instead, travelers are welcomed by bustling pubs with hearty local fare, charming outdoor cafes and fine-dining restaurants aplenty. Here are a few tips on what to eat and what to know when dining out in the “city of a hundred spires”:




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Topics: Europe


Top 10 Things to Know When Traveling to Greece



Greece is a bucket list destination where the light is bright, the water is the purest blue and the food, well… don’t get me started. From the iconic Acropolis of Athens to the Caldera of Santorini, there’s plenty to experience—just imagine sipping cocktails at sunset in Mykonos or sailing the Cyclades islands, strung like a strand of pearls across the Aegean Sea. Here are some tips for how to best explore Greece.




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Topics: Greece


8 Things to Eat in Iceland



Mention Iceland and most people immediately think of cascading waterfalls and rugged mountain cliffs, brilliantly-colored auroras and towering glaciers. What doesn’t often come to mind is Icelandic cuisine.




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Topics: Europe


Interesting Facts about Wales



Wales is a wild country, and dramatic coastlines, lush forests and plunging waterfalls await you in this fascinating corner of Great Britain. Before you pack your bags to head to this rugged paradise, there are a few tips and interesting facts you’ll need to know: 




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Topics: England


History of the Oregon Trail



In the 19th century, more than half a million settlers hitched their wagons and made the long journey from Missouri to the Pacific Ocean on the Oregon Trail. During what would become the country’s most famous migration, nearly 10 percent of the pioneers died of hardships ranging from starvation to dysentery. Over a rough landscape that stretched more than 2,000 miles they pushed on through cities like Independence and Kansas City. For roughly 5 months they walked, making the brutal journey toward their new homes.




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Topics: Americas


Bucket List Destinations



Your travel bucket list is an opportunity for you to write down all the must-see places you want to visit in this lifetime. It inspires you to decide what you really want, to rank the places you’ve dreamt of seeing for years, since childhood, perhaps, and plan accordingly. Here are some of the magnificent destinations that show up most frequently on our guests’ bucket lists:




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Topics: Alaska, Rose Parade, US National Parks, Ireland, China, Spain


10 Tips for First-Time Cruisers



You’ve been talking about it for years, now it’s your turn to experience all the fun of a cruise vacation—from the sun and the sea, to the shows and the food. But before you embark, here are some tips to help you make the most of your first voyage:




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Topics: Planning a Vacation


6 Hidden National Park Gems



The United States National Parks System covers more than 84 million acres of rivers, mountains, plains and coastlines, attracting over 330 million visitors a year. Many of these visitors flock to the park system’s main attractions—the Grand Canyon lookouts, Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park, and the sandstone arches of Utah’s Arches National Park. While these are all amazing sights, you also need to visit these hidden gems:




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Topics: US National Parks


Parlez vous Francais?: What Makes European Cruises Different



Just like you’d never expect a walk through Times Square to feel like a stroll in the Louvre, enjoying a European cruise isn’t the same as taking an American one. To prepare yourself for cruising with a European line, here are a few tips and observations:




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Topics: Planning a Vacation