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The Church of All Saints in Tvrdosin - one of the Slovakia Wooden Churches.

The Slovakia Wooden Churches of the Carpathian Mountains

On the north slope of the Carpathian Mountains, a unique architectural and artistic tradition was born: ornate wooden churches. The Slovakia Wooden Churches date from a period when most Christian churches were being built from stone, these buildings are truly unique and reflect a mix of theological and architectural traditions.

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Seeing The Hungarian Parliament Building while visiting Budapest.

Visiting Budapest is a Feast for the Senses

The Paris of the East. That’s what they call Budapest, Hungary. We’ve had many friends visit and all have raved about this city. At times, this city has an identity crisis. Budapest’s rich architectural and cultural traditions stand in stark contrast to the bleak austerity under communism. We found ourselves overwhelmed by the sights and tastes along the Danube. We love visiting Budapest!

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The Arbeit Macht Frei Gate at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp and Death Camp in Poland.

Reflecting on Humanity at Auschwitz

“Auschwitz.” That single word is loaded with such evocative images and horrific associations that it’s hard to not arrive with a mental picture of the place. The events collectively called the Holocaust were not an evil committed on any one group. The Holocaust was an evil committed on all of humanity. The Auschwitz concentration camp tour wasn’t what we were expecting and it surprised us.

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The 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Affluent Travelers.

The 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers

The air has turned cold, the leaves have fallen from the trees and the holidays are around the corner. Travelers value experiences, but sometimes they like getting that perfect gift that matches their personality and enhances their lifestyle. So, what do you get the most discerning traveler on your holiday list? We present the Travel Addicts 2014 holiday gift guide for travelers.

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Keswick Hall at Monticello outside of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Southern Living: Keswick Hall at Monticello

In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and nestled among the wineries of the Monticello Wine Trail, the Tuscan-inspired Villa Crawford has evolved over the last 100 years into the majestic Keswick Hall at Monticello – one of America’s grand country resorts. Keswick Hall is a reminder of grand Southern living, debutante balls and the ladies who lunch.

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The Kursalon and Cafe at the Kupele Sklene Teplice Spa in Slovakia.

Relaxation at The Kupele Sklene Teplice Spa in Central Slovakia

Throughout much of Central Slovakia, the mountainous geology yields a significant amount of geothermal activity and a robust spa culture has developed around these hot springs. We visited the Kupele Sklene Teplice spa on a breezy fall day for a relaxation.

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The view from Table Mountain - one of the top things to do in Cape Town. This is one of the Cape Town Big 6 attractions.

Exploring the Top Cape Town Attractions

Cape Town is a modern, worldly city with an appeal that keeps visitors coming back again and again. While there are many Cape Town attractions to fill your days, it’s also a great city for just living in the moment. There are so many great things to do in Cape Town that you could easily spend a week and only begin to scratch the surface!

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Crown Brewery, a popular brewery on the South Shore Brewery Trail in Northwest Indiana. It's located in the complex with the jail where John Dillinger escaped in 1934.

Craft Beers from Northwest Indiana Breweries

Northwest Indiana has joined the ranks of regions capitalizing on craft beer mania. This compact area has nearly 20 microbreweries and more established craft breweries, all producing a broad range of fine stouts and ales. Spending a weekend visiting the Northwest Indiana breweries on the South Shore Brewery Trail is a popular weekend activity.

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