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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!

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.
Pilgrims visit Jokhang Temple.

Temples and Traditions: Seven Days in Tibet

Lhasa may be a modern city, but her people hold fast to their ancient Tibetan heritage.
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.
The vestibule at the Semper Opera House in Dresden ©-Klaus Gigga

A Night at the Opera in Germany

Attending a live performance in the opulent opera houses of Munich and Dresden is an unforgettable cultural experience. Here are tips for planning and enjoying a night at the opera.
Kansas City jazz players. Photo by Bruce N. Meyer

Music Lovers Head to Kansas City for Jazz

Jazz may have been born in New Orleans, but Kansas City is where jazz grew up and got an attitude. Here's where to see jazz in Kansas City.
Blue Lagoon, Iceland. Photo by Dana C. Getz

Naked in Iceland: Geothermal Pools

A traveler overcomes her fears to enjoy Iceland's hot springs like the locals do. Here's what you should know about visiting Iceland's geothermal pools.
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.
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.

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