Part of the tool belt of any traveler is a good book. Long bus, train, or plane rides can get pretty boring and can give you a lot of “dead” time if you haven’t mastered

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Oxford, founded sometime during the ninth century, expanded during the Middle Ages as a center for learning—first for theology, then medicine, and then law. Over the centuries, the university has added more departments, and now

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Traveling Paris in August. Thousands of Parisians flee the city for their annual summer vacations. Thousands of tourists flood in to take their place. If you happen to be one of them, it’s a great

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NOTE: This post was one of the first articles I ever wrote and was written many, many years ago. My feelings on the country have changed and I was too quick to judge. A month

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Paris. Poets, artists, playwrights, writers, journalists, statesmen, and more have all written about it. All came to Paris and walked away in love. It’s hard not to fall in love with Paris. It’s a magical

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Manuel Antonio is located on Costa Rica’s west coast and draws in tourists with its beaches, bars, and monkey-filled national park. Though just a little beach resort, Manuel Antonio has grown steadily more touristy over

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Some of us can remember sitting through travel photo slideshows as kids: carousel after carousel of Uncle Herb’s bad photographs from his Mexico vacation. Don’t turn into Uncle Herb. You’re an avid and knowledgeable traveler,

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Each Saturday for the last three months, I’ve been highlighting different cities from around the world. Each time, I have nothing but praise for all these places. But I’m constantly asked if I like every

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Khao Yai National Park is located about 2.5 hours north of Bangkok and is one of Thailand’s best national parks. Established in 1962, it was Thailand’s first national park, and it’s now a UNESCO World

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Amateur and professional photographers alike agree: Getting natives to relax for a good photograph is one of the hardest aspects of travel photography — but not entirely impossible. Locals Are Not Scenery While traveling through

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