Berlin for History Buffs: A 24-Hour Guide

Berlin for History Buffs: A 24-Hour Guide

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September 13, 2019

Here’s the thing about Berlin: It’s not Europe’s most elegant city. Where Vienna, Prague, Krakow, Paris, Budapest – pick a place – look like Old Europe, Berlin… well, not so much. It looks like it was built between the 1960s and early 2000s. That’s not a knock against the German capital. It’s a knock against Read more...: Berlin for History Buffs: A 24-Hour Guide

How Do You Become a Tour Guide?

How Do You Become a Tour Guide?

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September 9, 2019

Creating a Tour is Your Ticket to Fun and Profit. I love the freedom that self-employment gives. If I feel something is right, I do it. If I feel it is wrong, I don’t do it. And I can take a break whenever I need one.” For Amanda Courtney, a New Hampshire native, the only thing that rivals the taste of freedom is the taste of fine Italian wine...

The Dos and Don’ts of Visiting Temples in Thailand

The Dos and Don’ts of Visiting Temples in Thailand

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September 6, 2019

With around 40,000 temples in use across Thailand, you will undoubtedly come across these beautiful, ornately decorated, and very colorful buildings no matter where you travel in the ‘Land of Smiles’. And as more than 92% of the Thai population identify as Theravada Buddhist, these temples have an essential role in everyday life...

24 Hours in St. Petersburg, Russia

24 Hours in St. Petersburg, Russia

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August 29, 2019

With just 24 hours in one of the truly great cities of Europe, why waste it on a dull breakfast? So, let’s start at Teremok, a Russian fast-food chain that doesn’t taste like fast food. Teremok serves up freshly made Russian breakfast staples—porridge and pancakes. But we’re not talking simple, tasteless porridge and pancakes...

Traveling by Bus in the Riviera Maya, Mexico

Traveling by Bus in the Riviera Maya, Mexico

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August 28, 2019

Within the Riviera Maya traveling by bus is especially easy. This designated stretch of roughly 22 miles from just south of Cancun to south of Tulum is linked by a single highway or carretera. Taxis, buses, and the shared vans called collectivos, make it easy to get around. The buses are comfortably modern, air-conditioned, and equipped with WiFi...

3 Places for a Tropical Beachfront Retirement Outside the Hurricane Zone

3 Places for a Tropical Beachfront Retirement Outside the Hurricane Zone

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August 28, 2019

Mention the word “tropical” and most people will think of turquoise-blue waters and powder-white beaches. But one downside of a tropical retirement can be the threat of hurricanes. But there are many idyllic retirement havens where savvy retirees can get all the pleasures of life...