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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!

Hiking in the Highlands. Photo courtesy of VisitScotland

The Real Scotland: Traveling in the Highlands

Traveling in the Highlands reveals a different side of Scotland, with craggy rock-strewn mountains and towering cliffs that plunge to the sea below.
Hawaiian culture is rich with diversity. Photo by Janna Graber

One, Many, All: Hawaii’s Human Mosaic

Hawaiian culture is rich with diversity. A local offers his insight on his unique island home.
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.
Scarlet Macaw. Photo by Victor Block in the Amazon

The Amazon: Remote Jungle Experience

A traveler goes off the beaten path on an eight-day voyage aboard the Motor Yacht Tucano, exploring the Rio Negro and going deep into the rain forest.
A snake princess in the Flower Parade at Carnival in Nice, France. Flickr/rafael rybczynski

Guide to Carnival in Nice, France

Carnival in Nice, France is a huge event. The two-week season is filled with events and parades. Here's what to see and do at Carnival.
Fireworks at night. Photo by Fyllis Hockman

Puerto Vallarta: Magic on the Malecón

A traveler discovers the unexpected magic of the Malecón, a 12-block esplanade in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
The Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg is surrounded by water on three sides. Photo by Hamburg Tourism, Thies Ratzke

Hamburg’s New Elbphilharmonie Another Reason to Visit Germany

The long-awaited Elbphilharmonie has quickly become an iconic symbol of Hamburg, a world-class Hanseatic city that many have yet to discover.
How to attend an opera in Germany: Tips for attending an opera at Semper Opera in Dresden, Germany. Photo by Klaus Gigga

Tips for Attending the Opera in Germany

Want to attend an opera in Germany? Here is what you need to know about attending the opera in Munich, Dresden and more.
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.
Bitola. Macedonia

Bitola, Macedonia: A City with a Beating Heart

Bitola, Macedonia is often overlooked by travelers going to Ohrid. But this rich city is full of contrasts, and shouldn't be missed by travelers.
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.
Los Tuxtlas, flickr by Bit Jager

Los Tuxtlas: Mysterious Mexico

Home to 60 percent of Mexico’s birds and wild landscape that changes from sierra to swamps and rivers, Lox Tuxtlas is perfect for adventure.
In the Ganges for Kumbh Mela. Photo by Rafaela Schneider

Kumbh Mela: Religion, the Ganges and Robbery

Kumbh Mela is one of the largest religious festivals in the world, where Hindu pilgrims flock to the Ganges to have their sins cleansed.
Travel American Samoa

American Samoa 101: An Island Introduction

Located 2,300 miles southwest of Hawaii, these volcanic islands are remote, but worth the trip.

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