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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!

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.
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.
Cuba. The author shot this from the dugout in the middle of a game. "Hey, mista shortstop! Hit da hooome rrrun!"

Béisbol: A Traveler’s Inside Look at Baseball in Cuba

A group of former Amherst college ballplayers take a once-in-a-lifetime cultural and geographic journey to play in Cuba against talented players.
Sumo culture in Japan

When Giants Collide: Sumo Culture in Tokyo

Catch a rare glimpse into Japan’s ancient sport of sumo from a ringside seat.
The windows on the front of the house let light and heat into the house.

Overnight in an Earthship: Sustainable Voyage in Taos

Earthships are not your traditional house. They are completely off the grid. Experience what it’s like to live off rain water and the energy of the sun
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.
Mineral de Pozos. Photo by Flickr/Alejandro Correa

Back to the Future in Mineral de Pozos, Mexico

Mineral de Pozos is being touted as the upcoming escape for artists and writers, and a renaissance is unfolding in building restoration.
A street in Hanoi. Photo by Flickr/Nam-ho Park

How Chickens Cross the Road in Hanoi

In Vietnam, 5 million bikers turn wide boulevards into chasms of fear. They drive on the sidewalks and straight into shops. Here, chickens become breakfast.

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