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Two Weeks in Australia

Australia’s vast wilderness, relieved by a handful of vibrant modern metropolises, is one of the world’s great travel destinations, containing an immense diversity of cultures and climates, tastes and terrain for wanderers to explore. This two-week itinerary winds its way up the country’s east coast, taking in cities such as Sydney and Brisbane, sojourning in […]

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24 Hours in Hong Kong

A single day in Hong Kong is definitely not long enough to do this great city justice. But, if you’re on a layover on your way to Bali or you just want to go big on your first day in Hong Kong, we’ll show you how to hit up all the major tourist hot spots […]

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Five Days in Japan

With just five days in Japan, it’s time to hustle. The wealth of offerings means there’s no shortage of customizable itineraries, but one that allows a look into both the traditional history and modern oddities of Japan is Osaka-Kyoto-Nara-Tokyo. This route is also a good compromise for those who want a balance between urban and […]

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Road Trip: Driving from Berlin to Prague

Pastoral farmland and jagged mountain ranges lie between these two capitals, along with a smattering of lively cities and elegant long-established towns. Hiking, partying or sightseeing can be prioritized according to taste, though the area’s troubled history over the past century, defined by two epochs of totalitarianism, is harder to avoid. Temporary escape can be […]

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Road Trip: Driving from Vienna to Budapest

Taken together, the names of Vienna and Budapest invoke hazy memories of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, one of the many imperial projects that clashed and conflagrated in World War I. But beyond that temporary association, Austria and Hungary have very different histories, languages and national myths. These differences are carved into the statues and monuments that […]

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Cycling from Vienna to Budapest via Bratislava

Vienna and Budapest are linked by a continuous cycle route which broadly follows the curves of the Danube. The journey is around 250 kilometers (155 miles), a distance that can be navigated alone or with the help of various companies. The route is a little different to the driving route outlined in our travel article […]

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Road Trip: Driving from London to Paris

Travel between London and Paris is very fast and very affordable: flights can be found for under £50, and the Eurostar will whisk travelers under the water in just over two hours. But all this efficiency eradicates any exploration of the terrain and history that lies between the two cities. A road trip strips back […]

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24 Hours in Mexico City

Though some may suggest otherwise, Mexico City is a vibrant, enchanting city that spoils travelers with endless food, culture, dance, epic history, architecture and more. This megacity is a stretch to cover in a week, but the capital does provide some sites it’d be a sin to miss on a stop-through. Get ready to pull […]

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24 Hours in Santiago

Chile may be known more for its history than its present, but a blossoming art, music and fashion scene dominated by the politically active younger set breathes new life into Santiago and the country at large. While the country has spectacular natural beauty, travelers can easily entertain themselves for much more than just 24 hours […]

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24 Hours in Florence

No trip to Italy is complete without at least a cursory stop in Florence. Florence, after all, was the creative capital of Renaissance-era Italy and is literally awash in Renaissance masterpieces. It’s not short on Tuscan charm either, and quaint bed and breakfasts in the city are a perfect base for exploring the surrounding countryside […]

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