China for the Independent Traveler

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China is an amazing country- but many traveler’s find it intimidating. Here’s your guide to backpacking in China- and why it’s easier than you think.

10 Reasons to Visit Iceland Now

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Iceland may seem like just a dot on the map in the middle of the North Atlantic, but this remote island country packs a big punch, in the way of abundant natural wonders, delicious food, and delightful locals. Katie Hammel explains why now is the perfect time to visit Iceland.

How to Have Custom Clothes Made in Hoi An, Vietnam

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In Hoi An, Vietnam, budget travelers can arm themselves with enough handmade stylish shoes and suits to pass as kings. Jill Nawrocki offers seven tips to help travelers avoid first-time tailoring mistakes, learn how to find the best shops for clothing and shoes, and leave with their wallets intact.

Beyond the Rim – How To Explore the Depths of the Grand Canyon

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Have you ever wondered what it takes to be one of the visitors who sees the Grand Canyon from the bottom? Adam Seper’s Guide to Exploring Beyond the Rim of the Grand Canyon will give you all the information you need to know.

Five Island Treasures of Finland’s Baltic Coast

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California-sized Finland is home to nearly 180,000 islands. These five examples along the Baltic coast, all in close reach of one another and within the National Park, are a great place to start understanding just how special this place can be.

Negotiating for Change in Fez

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As a swell of political dominoes sweeps North Africa and the Middle East, travel in the region has been difficult. Amy Siqveland takes a closer look at Fez, Morocco and examines how visitors are greatly influencing the environmental and cultural preservation of this area.

9 of the Most Scenic Drives in Europe

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Many visitors hesitate to drive when traveling to unfamiliar parts of Europe, and that’s probably for the best. But those who do are often treated to stunning views that they’ll never forget.

Ten Lesser-Known Places to Visit in Italy

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If you’ve been to Florence, Rome, and Venice (or if you just prefer to stay away from the other tourists), Italy resident Alexandra Korey suggests ten off-the-beaten track choices for your Italy vacation that are sure to satisfy both your mind and your stomach.

The Intelligent Sea Turtles of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Picture yourself sitting in one of the many beachfront restaurants sipping a margarita after watching a glorious sunset as the main attraction, the highlight of the evening, begins; a handful of huge lumbering female sea turtles literally emerge from the water and crawl up the beach in front of your eyes in search for their nesting location.

7 Unique Modes of Transport In Asia

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If you’ve spent time traveling around Asia you know that transportation there often has its own local flair. Kelvin Lim points out 7 modes you won’t likely find elsewhere.