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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!

GM Headquarters complex in Detroit along the Detroit River.

Detroit’s Comeback Fever: Rebirth of an American City

Detroit is experiencing a rebirth. From thriving new businesses in bustling core neighborhoods to a renewed energy and pride, here's why you'll want to visit Detroit.
A Peruvian shaman during a local ceremony. Flickr/Bill Damon

Mountaintop Magic: New Year’s Eve in Peru

In a one-room dwelling of a shepard’s compound, a mountaintop shaman offers a New Year's blessing and an unforgettable experience.
What to see and do in Greenland. Photo by Visit Greenland

Big Arctic 5: What to See & Do in Greenland

For those seeking adventure, Greenland is well-worth the trip. Here are the five must-do experiences.
Inside Petra & Little Petra. Photo by Christine Loomis

17 Amazing Photos: An Inside Look at Petra and Little Petra

The once lost city of Petra, hidden in a deep canyon in southwest Jordan, is an archaeological site rivaling any in the world. Here's an inside look at this magnificent historical treasure.
Tokyo capsule hotel

Only in Tokyo: Unusual Things to Do in Japan

From sleeping in a capsule to having coffee with a cat, here's what you can do in Tokyo.
A creative drive and spirit is felt throughout Taos. Photo by Dorothy Maillet

Unexpected Hiking Adventures in New Mexico

Two hikers on the Devisadero Peak Trail near Taos find much more than wildflowers and panoramic views while hiking in New Mexico.
A sidewalk cafe in Marais, Paris. Photo by Victor Block

Le Marais: Don’t Miss This Often-Overlooked District in Paris

Though often missed by visitors, Le Marais has a colorful history and present-day attractions that make it a must-see when visiting Paris.

Guide to Eating Street Food in Israel

One of the nicest and most distinct Israeli traditions is food, and there are street food kiosks on every corner. Here’s our guide on local favorite street foods in Israel.
A view of Old Delhi from a moving rickshaw.

Rickshawing Through Old Delhi

The screeching noise added to the beeps, honks and shouts rising from the symphony of an Old Delhi traffic jam, one traveler reflects on Old Delhi.
Three exposures of Ghent. Photo by Flickr/Tom Roeleveld

The Low-Key Magic of Ghent, Belgium

It doesn't matter whether you spell it Ghent or Gent, this magical city has captivating architecture, culinary delights and live music.
Cajun musicians perform an impromptu concert. Photo by Janna Graber

Louisiana Cajun Country: ‘Gators, Gumbo and Gallic History

Louisiana's unique Cajun Bayou culture lives on in Lafourche Parish. Just 45 minutes from New Orleans, Cajun Country is a world apart.
Travel in Yap - A bamboo dance during a festival in Yap, a 36-square-mile island in Micronesia. Photo by Joyce McClure

Love Festivals, but Hate Crowds? Head to the Remote Island of...

The 36-square-mile island of Yap in Micronesia is known for maintaining its traditions and tropical beauty as the daily way of life. Their yearly festivals are well worth the trip.
Travel in Abu Dhabi - Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. Flickr/Andrew Moore

Oases in the Desert: Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Dubai and Abu Dhabi are cities of contrasts — each one an oasis of modern architectural marvel in the center of desolate desert dunes.
Travel in Venice, Italy

Charmed by Venice: Travel in Italy

You can't help but fall under the spell of this beloved Italian city. Here's what to see and do in Venice.

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