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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!

Autumn at Nymphenburg Palace. Phobo by Werner Boehm

Autumn at Bavaria’s Nymphenburg Palace: A Step Back in Time

Nymphenburg Palace was once the summer residence Bavaria's historic Wittelsbach line, and it's a beautiful place to visit in the fall season. At this stately palace outside of Munich,you can step back in time to Bavaria's royal past.
A typical Acoma Pueblo house Photo by Claudia Carbone

Acoma Pueblo: Living History of Ancient Culture in New Mexico

Atop a sun-baked mesa in New Mexico sits the “oldest continuously inhabited” community in North America. The Acoma Pueblo have lived here for more than 1,000 years, and some 300 mud-brick and sandstone structures with no electricity or running water are still used today.
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Video: The Colors of Sri Lanka

In this beautiful piece on Sri Lanka, videographer Chris Jeffers takes viewers on a colorful journey through the towns, cities and countryside of Sri Lanka.
Locals praying at a pagoda in Myanmar. Photo by Victor Block

Myanmar: A Mystical, Magical Land of Contrasts

Myanmar is a country in transition. Yet despite its struggles, Myanmar's welcoming people, fascinating culture and rich experiences make it well worth the visit. Here's why you'll want to visit.
Many come to Nusa Dua for the beautiful beaches. Photo by Carrie Dow

Tides and Temples in Nusa Dua: Bali, Indonesia

Known for its beautiful beaches, luxury resorts and excellent restaurants, Nusa Dua in southern Bali has a rich cultural heritage which can be seen in its many unique temples. Here's why you'll want to visit.
Travel to the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall of China is the largest man-made structure in the world. Flickr/BRJ INC.

Great Wall of China: The World’s Greatest Wall

The Great of Wall of China is the largest man-made structure in the world. Here's how to plan your visit to this unique remnant of China's past.
Customs around the globe are often different from those we're used to. To avoid mishaps while traveling internationally, it helps to learn what is considered polite – and what isn’t.

Customs Around the World: What You Should Know

Customs around the globe often differ from what we're used to. To avoid mishaps while traveling, it helps to learn what is considered polite – and what isn’t.
Riding through the old town in a traditional horse-drawn carriage. ©WienTourismus / Peter Rigaud

10 Reasons to Love Vienna

From its imperial past to its coffeehouse culture and love of music, Vienna, Austria has its own unique take on life. Here are our top 10 favorite things to do in Vienna.
The centuries-old St. Thomas Boy’s Choir, conducted by Bach during his tenure as choirmaster at Leipzig’s St. Thomas Church, still exists today and performs regularly for church services and weekly concerts. (Saxony Tourism/Dirk Brzoska)

Saxony: State of the Art in Germany

From the Saxon State Art Collection at the Royal Palace to the Bach Museum in Leipzig, the German state of Saxony makes its cultural landscape a focal point of its tourism
Hampton Court Palace. Photo by Janna Graber

A Yank in the Queen’s Court: Overnight in Hampton Court Palace

An overnight stay in this storied palace brings spine-tingling adventure.
Travel in Bali

Music for the Soul: Exploring Bali

From Balinese culture to beautiful beaches and temples, travel in Bali is soothing to the soul.
Climbing Mount Sinai

Climbing Mount Sinai

Getting lost on Mt. Sinai leads to a front row seat for one of nature's amazing displays.
Geisha girl in Japan. Flickr/Japanexperterna.se

Going Geisha in Gion

Tradition runs deep in Kyoto, Japan -- especially in this unique profession.
Through Nepal by bus

Through Nepal by Bus

You never know what to expect when you try the bus system in Nepal.

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