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Traveling Back in Time in Ephesus, Turkey

Ephesus, Turkey is a well-preserved ancient port city, used by both the Greeks and Romans. Some of the must see sites here include the Temple of Artemis, House of Virgin Mary, Library of Celsus (pictured) and Basilica of St. John.

Uzbek Cuisine: A Primer

The cuisine of Uzbekistan has a lot in common with the food of the rest of Central Asia. Indeed, it shares much of its heritage with neighboring countries, thanks to their similar agricultural resources. To […]

Endless Nature at Skógafoss Waterfall, Iceland

Skógafoss Waterfall is located in Skógar, Iceland located on the Southern coast of this island country. It is just one of the most popular among more than 20 waterfalls in the area, which you can […]

La Paz & Santiago: South America’s Dynamic Duo

At first glance, the difference between La Paz and sprawling Santiago is their scale. The compact size of the Bolivian capital is dictated by its geography; its dense position within dramatic canyon walls makes it […]

Bolivia: A Wealth of Culture, History and Nature

Its isolated, land-locked locale lends it a cultural richness unparalleled in any other South American nation. It boasts one of the planet’s lowest population densities and most dramatic geographic extremes. The peaks of the Andes […]

Chile’s Jewel of the Pacific: Valparaiso

Perhaps no other city in Chile casts a spell as mesmerizing as salty Valparaiso. Certainly, it strikes a dramatic pose, nestled on a thin strip of land between the Pacific Ocean and 43 steep, rolling […]

Eastern Europe: Old-World Charm & Robust Histories

By its very geography, Eastern Europe has been at a cultural crossroads since the emergence of the first civilizations. Valuable goods from spices and amber to silver and gold have been traded here … cultural […]

Oberammergau’s Passion Play: Witness the Once-in-a-Decade Event in Germany

In 1633, a plague was ravaging much of Europe. In an act of desperation and faith, the people of Oberammergau prayed to God that they would be spared. If they were saved, they promised in […]

Reflections on Lake Bled, Slovenia

Lake Bled is one of the most picturesque locations in all of Europe and this picture does it great justice! Lake Bled, Slovenia adjoins the town of Bled and hosts the Island of Bled, where […]

The Mysteries of the Atacama

Chile’s Atacama Desert is one of the driest places on earth. Yet it is teeming with beauty and plenty of surprises. Our Discovery Tours small group takes you to its fascinating heart, where you’ll gain […]