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Lest We Forget: The WW2 Site That's Trying to Gain UNESCO Status

It was a fabled event in military history and has become etched into popular culture, the subject of movies, documentaries, novels and real stories shared... read more

Move over Halloween: 5 Reasons to Travel to Mexico for Day of the Dead

It’s the fantastical backdrop of the opening sequence of a James Bond movie. And one of the items on the list of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage... read more

A Dozen Reasons to Visit India During Diwali

India’s biggest and most important annual holiday is also one of the best times to visit the country.  Ancient civilizations the world over celebrate lunar... read more

The Real Downton Abbey and 3 Other Majestic English Manor Houses That Star in Films

If the Downton Abbey movie and TV series has you fantasizing about life in the elegant and storied surroundings of England’s stately homes, you are... read more

These 3 Latin American Cities Turn 500 This Year

In 14 hundred and 92, Columbus sailed the ocean blue (as the rhyme we learned in school goes), and unwittingly unleashed a tsunami of Europeans... read more

Video: The Only Place in the World with 3 Real Viking Ships

It's the best place in the world to discover your inner Viking! Scandinavia's seagoing warriors have re-captured the world's imagination. But Vikings were not imaginary. This... read more

This Italian Wine Region is Now a UNESCO Site

Pop the cork on the bubbles! If you're a fan of sparkling wine, you are likely already familiar – and in love with – Italy's signature... read more

This 400-Year-Old Easter Play Only Happens Once a Decade in this German Village

You may never have heard of the small Bavarian village of Oberammergau. But every year ending in 0: 2010, 2020, 2030 and so on... Oberammergau becomes... read more

What's your Favorite Experience at the Juno Beach Centre? Reasons to Visit Canada's DDay Landing Beach During its 75th Anniversary Year

Everyone experiences travel differently, and this may be most true of historic sites. Standing on the spot where history was made is a profound experience... read more

50 Years Since John Lennon's Bed-in for Peace: Video Inside that Hotel Suite Today

It was a week at the end of May 1969 that became an iconic, unforgettable moment of 60's counter-culture and protests against the Vietnam War. 2019... read more