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Hot air balloon flight over Lithuania's Trakai Island Castle

A Lithuanian Baptism

A hot air balloon flight is one of the most magical ways to explore a destination. This ride over the Lithuanian countryside was truly unforgettable.

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10 Ecuadorian Food Dishes Not To Miss

One of our favorite aspects of foreign travel is digging into the local cuisine of our destination. You can’t really understand a place or its culture if you don’t understand its food. Here are our 10 favorite Ecuadorian food dishes!

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Nepalese Prayer Flags high in the snow and ice covered Himalayas

Reflections After The Nepal Earthquake

I learned one key lesson in Nepal: never underestimate the resiliency of the Nepalese people. When you are born into one of the poorest countries on earth, you don’t have the luxury of failing. The Nepalese people have always found a way to overcome. In the aftermath of the Nepal Earthquake, I’m confident they will rebuild their lives…with a smile on their faces. That’s what you do in Nepal.

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The market square in Bad Mergentheim on Germany's Romantic Road.

The Best of Germany’s Small Towns on The Romantic Road

The Romantic Road. Those three words conjure up images of fairy tales and charming little villages. For years, despite numerous trips to Germany, I’ve avoided what is arguably the best known holiday route in the world. I had a lot of preconceptions about the Romanic Road – some were true and some were just legends. One thing is for certain, The Romantic Road in Germany was a complete surprise.

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Popping Into the Dr Pepper Museum in Waco

In the South every type of soda is called “coke,” even in Texas, the home of Dr Pepper. But make no mistake, the old red-brick bottling plant in downtown Waco that now houses the museum is 100% focused on the local creation.

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how to avoid motion sickness

10 Tips for How to Avoid Motion Sickness

Motion sickness is a concern for me every time we travel. Just about every mode of transportation is a challenge for my stomach. I’m pretty focused on how to avoid motion sickness at any cost.

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The Path to Humanity at the Maropeng Visitors Center in the Cradle of Humankind.

Defining Humanity at the Cradle of Humankind

The blackness swallowed us as we descended down into the earth. We carried lights, but the darkness encroached on us from all sides. The gentle scuffling of feet on the gravel, an occasional soft trickle of water in the abyss and our own breathing were the only sounds. This is the Sterkfontein Cave inside the Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Ecuador Graffiti: Street Art Expressions

Stepping off the plane in Quito, Ecuador, the first thing you notice are the colors. The entire country is bathed in bright reds, lush greens, deep blues, sunny yellows and everything in between. Some of that is because this is one of the world’s most beautiful countries. But much of it is also due to the Ecuador graffiti scene – a robust sub-culture that takes street art who whole new levels.

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Summer Holiday 2015: Go to Europe Now

If you’re like us, when spring arrives, it is time to start planning your summer vacation. If you haven’t made plans for your summer holiday 2015 yet, we want to encourage you to go to Europe. NOW!!! There has never been a better time to visit Europe.

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