Asia’s always been a prime destination for gap year students and adventurers thanks to the thriving backpacker culture and cheap lifestyle. Cities like Bangkok and Hanoi have long been recognized ...
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Everyone knows that Singapore is a city-state, but what exactly does that mean? Well, with these maps and figures we’ll take a look at how Singapore stacks up, in size, to other major global cities: Los Angeles, New York, London and Hong Kong. Like Hong Kong, Asia’s other de-facto city-state, not all of Singapore is […]
How Big is Switzerland in Comparison to the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China and Japan?
Travelers can use the following maps and figures to put the size of Switzerland into context. For instance, we see that Switzerland is only a little bit larger than the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and that Switzerland is only about as big as the greater Shanghai area in China. It is worth noting, however, that Switzerland […]
It helps when planning a trip to Germany to know just how large the country is. More than just the number of square miles, the following maps and figures will help travelers put the size of Germany into context, as it’s compared directly to the size of California, Texas, Japan and the United Kingdom. For […]
Is that road trip from Glasgow to London feasible? Anyone planning a trip to the United Kingdom should know how big their destination is and we don’t just mean square mileage. These maps should give travelers a good idea of how large the United Kingdom is in comparison to certain US states, Germany and Japan, […]
The choice destination for daydreamers everywhere, the Caribbean easily surpasses even the most fantastic images that spring to mind. Grab a pina colada and get ready to leave the slush behind because it’s time to check out the top 10 most visited Caribbean islands. A few more sips, and yes, there’s the warm breeze and […]
Bikini season is nigh, but this summer, ditch the expensive swimwear and show off those hard-won abs on a nude beach. For maximum seen-and-be-seen appeal, make sure it’s one of Europe’s top nude beaches, where the relaxed and tolerant attitude is as welcoming as the sparkling sunshine and warm waters. From Brigette Bardot’s former playground […]
While natural and man-made draws like Iguazu Falls and Machu Picchu are certainly excellent reasons to book a ticket to South America, there are plenty more off-road adventures to experience as well. From lesser-known Carnival celebrations to the world’s largest wetland, South America has plenty to offer travelers that live and trek by Robert Frost’s […]
Up in the top left corner of the map, Seattle retains a sense of mystery with its slightly isolated location, legacy of grunge music and rumors of non-stop rain. But as any local will undoubtedly clarify, New York annually receives more precipitation than Seattle. It just so happens that the Emerald City receives its rainfall […]
Puerto Rico has no shortage of offerings. This itinerary focuses more on hitting the beaches in San Juan, the south side and the island of Vieques, but those who want to explore an island filled with giant lizards, whale watch, snorkel and dive can head west to Rincón. Aside from seaside fun, Puerto Rico has […]
Green hotels aren’t just huts on the beach — and if they are, these exceptionally modern green hotels have luxury in their corner. These ten are just a sampling of a stunning array of how far the eco culture has come and how it can provide a dreamy honeymoon or adrenaline-filled getaway for every type […]