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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!

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.
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.

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