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Drink Like the Queen with the First Official Buckingham Palace Gin

Culture & History Great Britain, United Kingdom

In the times of COVID, even Her Majesty needs a side-gig. Why not in the tasty world of spirits?In a Royal first, official Buckingham Palace gin has gone on sale to...

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4 Places to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day

Culture & History Europe

2020 likely marks the last major milestone anniversaries for the Second World War with living members of the Greatest Generation.May 8th is the 75th anniversary of VE Day, or Victory...

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Searching for 'Hygge' in Copenhagen - and Happiness at Home

Culture & History Copenhagen, Denmark

It's a global buzzword and cultural phenomenon. And today, more and more of us are in need of Denmark's signature recipe for happiness: 'hygge'.Danish 'hygge' (pronounced 'HOOG-uh') is sweeping the...

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Second Chance to See 2020's Once-in-a-decade Easter Passion Play- Oberammergau Reschedules to 2022

Culture & History Germany

It’s been going on for 400 years. Every year ending in 0: 1990, 2000, 2010… and this German cultural tradition was supposed to happen again in 2020.

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That Time Mr. Bacardi Told Us About His Family Rum - And How To Make Bacardi's Original Daiquiri

Culture & History Puerto Rico

You know the rum, but do you know the story? Bacardi is the world’s most famous rum, but it’s also the largest private, family-owned spirits company in the world.When the first...

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Five Ways To Experience The Best of Hawai'i's Art and Culture

Culture & History Hawaii

The island of Hawai‘i’s vast, diverse and often breathtaking landscape is home to six distinct moku – the Hawaiian word for “districts” – with lots for you to see and...

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A Dozen Reasons to Visit India During Diwali

Culture & History India

India’s biggest and most important annual holiday is also one of the best times to visit the country.  Ancient civilizations the world over celebrate lunar cycles, the harvest, and the...

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The Real Downton Abbey and 3 Other Majestic English Manor Houses That Star in Films

Culture & History Great Britain, United Kingdom

If the Downton Abbey movie and TV series has you fantasizing about life in the elegant and storied surroundings of England’s stately homes, you are not alone. The stories and history...

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Move over Halloween: 5 Reasons to Travel to Mexico for Day of the Dead

Culture & History Mexico

It’s the fantastical backdrop of the opening sequence of a James Bond movie. And one of the items on the list of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.Mexico’s Day of the...

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Put America's Oldest Cities On Your Travel Bucket List

Culture & History North America

You don't have to be a history buff to make a point of visiting the oldest cities in the U.S.Since the establishment of European settlements in what is now the...

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Video: The Only Place in the World with 3 Real Viking Ships

Culture & History Oslo, Norway

It's the best place in the world to discover your inner Viking! Scandinavia's seagoing warriors have re-captured the world's imagination. But Vikings were not imaginary. This culture in Norway, Sweden and...

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Family Visits to the Juno Beach Centre

Culture & History Normandy, France

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A Dozen Reasons to Visit India During Diwali

Culture & History India

India’s biggest and most important annual holiday is also one of the best times to visit the country.  Ancient civilizations the world over celebrate lunar cycles, the harvest, and the...

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These 3 Latin American Cities Turn 500 This Year

Culture & History Central America

In 14 hundred and 92, Columbus sailed the ocean blue (as the rhyme we learned in school goes), and unwittingly unleashed a tsunami of Europeans heading west to explore the...

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This Italian Wine Region is Now a UNESCO Site

Culture & History Italy

Pop the cork on the bubbles! If you're a fan of sparkling wine, you are likely already familiar – and in love with – Italy's signature rival to French champagne.Finally, Italian...

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Video: The Only Place in the World with 3 Real Viking Ships

Culture & History Oslo, Norway

It's the best place in the world to discover your inner Viking! Scandinavia's seagoing warriors have re-captured the world's imagination. But Vikings were not imaginary. This culture in Norway, Sweden and...

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Put America's Oldest Cities On Your Travel Bucket List

Culture & History North America

You don't have to be a history buff to make a point of visiting the oldest cities in the U.S.Since the establishment of European settlements in what is now the...

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The Best Trip You Can Make to Honour Canada's Veterans in Memory of the 75th Anniversay of DDay

Culture & History Normandy, France

2019 marks the 75th anniversary of DDay. On June 6, 1944, Canada joined British, American and other Allied troops in storming the Nazi-held shore of France along the coast of Normandy.Of...

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50 Years Since John Lennon's Bed-in for Peace: Video Inside that Hotel Suite Today

Culture & History Montreal, Quebec

It was a week at the end of May 1969 that became an iconic, unforgettable moment of 60's counter-culture and protests against the Vietnam War. 2019 marks the anniversary of the...

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