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Cultural Travel

Cultural Travel

World travel opens our minds and broadens our worldviews. That's because travel allows us to meet new people, experience new cultures and understand new ways of life. We've collected the best travel articles on rewarding cultural travel experiences around the world. Enjoy!

Two sentries guard the entrance to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo by Flickr/joolsgriff

Vietnam: Say It Ain’t So, Uncle Ho

A traveler reflects on her visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, ranked the sixth ugliest building in the world by CNN.
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Video: What to Wear When Visiting a Muslim Country

Elayne Jude offers her fashionable insight on what to wear when visiting a Muslim country.
The Trevi Fountain is arguably the world's most beautiful. Photo courtesy of FireCask Rome

Italians Vote on Their Favorite Places to Visit in Rome

We all know that Rome is a favorite with travelers, but where do Romans themselves like to go in Rome? Here are 10 places the locals love.

Cuba at the Crossroads: What Will Change Bring?

Cuba exists in a time warp, and travelers are drawn to the bygone 1950s era, complete with pink Pontiac convertibles and a secret Hemingway hangout bar.
Split

Split, Croatia: A New Vibrancy

Split, Croatia is booming, both for residents and for travelers. This vibrant city builds on its unique history to create a popular modern destination.
Sunset in Zanzibar. Flickr/mitchpa1984

Spice Island: Travel to Zanzibar

Once ruled by Sultans and known for its exotic spices, Zanzibar draws visitors for its natural beauty, sandy beaches and unique culture.

Thunder Dragon: Adventures in Bhutan

This small country measures success by how happy its people are.
Geisha girl in Japan. Flickr/Japanexperterna.se

Going Geisha in Gion

Tradition runs deep in Kyoto, Japan -- especially in this unique profession.
Paris at night.

Paris: Lost and Found in the Latin Quarter

Paris’ bohemian heart has many a treasure for the carefree traveler. Siddharth Dasgupta reflects on the city's charm in the wake of tragedy.
Celebrating Semana Santa in Spain. Flickr/ fotEK10

Celebrating Semana Santa: Easter in Spain

Easter is celebrated for an entire week in Spain, and it's filled with pagentry, ritual and meaning.
The fountain can be found in Residenzplaz Square.

Salzburg: The Sound of Music and Silence

A traveler discovers the difference between reality and movie magic while traveling in Salzburg, Austria.
Travel in Zanzibar Island

Island of Spice: R&R in Zanzibar

Celebrate African-style island life just off the coast of Tanzania.
Royal Hawaiian HOTEL

Pink Palace: The Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Clark Gable, Kevin Costner, the Shah of Iran, all four Beatles and seemingly half of the U.S. marines have slept with her.
What to do and see in Torino Italy

Italy: Torino Stole My Heart

Torino, Italy is full of surprises. For the traveler, it's well-worth the visit.