Archive August 2018

Is Hong Kong losing its neon?

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Tips For Driving an RV Through Colorado

Colorado is one of the most amazing places in the world for checking out nature and exploring small towns with big-town vibes. From the majestic Rocky Mountains to the ski resorts spread out across Colorado’s Western Slope, there’s endless opportunity for exploration and adventure. One of the best ways to check out the Colorado scenery is to travel by campervan or RV. There are plenty of benefits to traveling in an RV: you have all the convenient luxuries in your back seat, including a kitchenette, bed, and plenty of storage; the freedom to come and go as you please; and the ability to...

5 Amazing Cities on the US Eastern Seaboard You Really Must Visit

It is getting close to that time of year again when many Canadians are making last minute plans for where they’ll spend the winter at the first sign of snow. In fact, many leave cities like Montreal and Toronto even before the first winter weather approaches so that they aren’t traveling in what could be blizzardous conditions. However, winter isn’t the only time of year to take a holiday south of the border, the Canadian border that is! Summer months can be exciting as well and if you’ve never toured your way down the Eastern Seaboard, here are five cities every traveler should put...

6 Reasons You Should Visit Egypt at Least Once in Your Life

Egypt has always been one of the prime destinations for people wanting to enjoy ancient history, a beautiful and rich culture, and amazing places and people. However, it is still one of those destinations a lot of people end up dreaming about instead of actually going. Here are 7 reasons why everyone should consider visiting this beautiful country at least once in their lives. Admire the Ancient Culture, Beauty of Egypt and Nile Cruise Let’s address the obvious right away; Egypt is one of the best countries to visit if you’re into ancient cultures, history, and architecture. Egypt offers...

The last of the good Samaritans

When people call someone a ‘good Samaritan’, they may know the parable of the good Samaritan from the Gospel of Luke, where a Samaritan helped a man who was beaten, stripped of his clothes and left by the roadside to die. But they probably don’t know that there are hundreds of ancient Israelite Samaritans still living today. I was so fascinated when I heard this that I decided to find a way to meet them when I was in Israel. Our Unique World Our Unique World explores distinctive subcultures around the globe in celebration of what makes us different. Check back each...

Tips on How to Make your Travel Affordable!

Finally, it is that time of the year that you’ve been waiting for so long. You have picked a vacation destination and googled all about its thrilling spots. But that is not all! You still have to make the traveling plan. Now you need to focus on budgeting the trip cost and daily expenses incurred during traveling. Travel costs can shift incredibly as it depends on your preference to travel. Thus, it is essential that you prepare a travel budget beforehand. Below we have shared some tips to make your travel affordable. Read through and take that fancy vacation. Travel during the...

The legend of Benin’s fearless female warriors

Actors Chadwick Boseman and Michael B Jordan earned high praise for their roles in the 2018 Marvel film Black Panther. But for me, the real stars were the Dora Milaje, the special forces unit of the fictional Kingdom of Wakanda. Fearsome yet principled, these female bodyguards provided the film’s moral compass. I was thrilled to find out that the inspiration for these powerful women is rooted in reality, and that the descendants of these women still keep their traditions alive. View image of The inspiration for the Dora Milaje, the all-female special forces unit in the...

Shinrin-yoku: How Japan is fighting stress with nature

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The Goutte d’Or – emerging design hub of Paris

“What I really like is the feeling of being in a village,” said furniture designer Fabrice Daigremont. “Everyone knows each other. If you need advice or to borrow a tool, you can just pop into one of the other workshops and someone will be able to help.” Daigremont, who designs and makes high-end lamps, tables and stools alongside his work as an architect, is talking about the Goutte d’Or district of north Paris, where he has a showroom and workshop. View image of goute32.jpg It’s just a few minutes’ walk from the tourist-choked...

Turkey’s beloved ice cream prank

Frozen Flavours is a series from BBC Travel uncovering ancient traditions behind ice cream and the different ways the frozen treat is enjoyed around the world. Frozen Flavours All through August, BBC Travel will explore different ice cream traditions around the globe. Check back each week for a new Frozen Flavour. Share your favourite ice cream photos with us on social media using #IceCreamBBC for your chance to be featured. Join more than three million BBC Travel fans by liking us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. If you liked this story, sign...

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