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Tranquil Settings in Shanghai, China’s Yuyuan Garden

Yuyuan Garden stands out as a highlight in this city beaming with extraordinary sights and places you must see. This garden includes all the elements that a typical classical Chinese garden should have; ponds, halls, pavilions cloisters and rockeries.

On Safari in Sweeping, Spellbinding Kenya

As you awake in your lodge, the African sun sets the sky ablaze with the promise of another spectacular day. You rouse yourself with coffee and a bite, then join your fellow safari-goers for the […]

Happy 100th Anniversary Grand Canyon!

Happy Birthday to one of the most iconic landmarks in the USA; the Grand Canyon. The park officially became recognized as a national park 100 years ago and we are celebrating with a post dedicated to the history and interesting facts of this geological wonder.

Helping Protect Kenya’s Elephants and Giraffes

The unspoiled savannahs of Kenya are renowned as an untamed wilderness. Left unchecked, nature would take its course and species would thrive and falter as they may. But many animals are vulnerable to human interference […]

Karen Blixen’s Famed Farm

“I had a farm in Africa.” So begins the 1985 film Out of Africa, with what may be the most famous 15 seconds in American film. What follows is a sweeping epic that spans some […]

9 Things to Know About the Maasai

The Maasai people have been the center of Kenya’s rural culture for generations. When you visit Masai Mara National Park and other game reserves here, you are on their sacred land. These fascinating facts may […]

Infinite Majesty in the Balkans; Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia, Bulgaria is the largest city in Bulgaria and also its capital. With a history of 2,000+ years, this city is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Sofia is full of incredible sites including […]

Turkey: The Crossroads of Europe and Asia

Hoşgeldiniz and welcome to the Mediterranean country that is not only home to the city that straddles Europe and Asia but also has a history more diverse than any Asian or European country. Turkey, or […]

Brazil is Dropping Visa Requirement for US Citizens This Summer

This week, the government in Brazil reported that citizens of the United States, Canada, Japan and Australia no longer need a visa to enter this South American country. This change will go into effect on […]

The Fairy Tale Town of Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, Belgium is truly like stepping into a fairy tale with its medieval architecture, stone bridges, cobbled streets and winding canals. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most well-preserved medieval towns in […]