Tag Archives: Historical Attractions

Three Cool Historic Destinations in Russia

Russia – the world’s largest country, after all – has a history that spans millennia, cultures and continents. For this article we’ll focus on three cities as seen through the lens of three distinct periods in Russian history: Saint Petersburg and imperial Russia, Moscow and communist Russia, and Kazan with its khanate past. [Also see […]

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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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Visiting the Historic Wonders of Rome

Rome was once the capital of the world’s largest empire and the center of the civilized world. Its grandeur was most evident in its giant structures and monuments, which were a testament to the wealth, power and technological advancement of Rome. Now the capital of Italy, and its largest city, visitors to Rome today will […]

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Visiting the Ancient City of Luxor

At one time, 4,000 years ago, the ancient city of Luxor was one of the greatest cities in the world. The golden-era of Thebes, as Luxor was then known, lasted for thousands of years and its grandeur rivaled even that of Athens or Rome. Great pharaohs built an almost unbelievable amount of tombs, temples and […]

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24 Hours in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a stylish and historic capital city that wows visitors with its scenery and charm. Set among seven hills, the city’s historic streets and buildings contrast interestingly with its ultra-hip nightlife and arts scene. Travelers can get a pretty good idea of what to expect by reading our one-day itinerary, but trust that not […]

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Modern Art in Berlin and Historic Sights in Munich

Germany is one of the most pleasant travel destinations in all of Europe and no cities encapsulate what Germany is all about more than Berlin and Frankfurt. Berlin showcases the hipness and creativity of modern-day Germany, while Munich is a living museum of the historical and cultural charms of the German past. Also, just because […]

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The excavated ruins of the Minoan Palace at Malia.

Malia, Crete: History, Beaches and Nightlife

Malia is a major holiday resort on the northern coast of Crete, just over 30 km east of the island’s capital of Heraklion. The town is extremely popular, especially with young British tourists and in recent years it has become one of Europe’s hottest nightlife destinations. Along the town’s main strip there is a host […]

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One Week in Israel

Israel is a diverse country that is jam-packed with enough attractions to make any tourist happy. Unfortunately every visitor isn’t able to spend enough time in the country to truly see everything Israel has to offer. That’s where we come in! In our mock itinerary we have plotted out a country-wide journey through “Land of […]

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Travel Guide to the Loire Valley and its Chateaux

What’s The Allure? The Loire Valley — a breathtakingly picturesque stretch of land in the middle of France – is widely known for its magnificent historic towns, vineyards, and chateaux. Furthermore, its beautiful cascading green hills and peaceful landscape have made it the ideal muse for many an enamored writer, artist or poet. Parts of it […]

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Travel Guide to Rome and its Historical Attractions

The City That Caesar Built Rome, jam-packed with historic and religious icons at every turn, is one of Europe’s premier tourist destinations. Roman, Renaissance, Gothic, and Etruscan, whatever period in time you enjoy, or even if you just have a general interest in history, there’s no doubt you’ll find some spectacular sights here. The city […]

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