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Men in traditional Javanese costume display leather shadow puppets as they dry on the floor in Indonesia. Flickr/killerturnip

The Puppet Masters of Indonesia

Indonesian Shadow Puppet Theater tells the stories of heroic Javanese Kings, quests and battles. Watching this unique form of theater is a must when traveling in Indonesia.
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.
River cruise in France

River Cruising in France: From Paris to Normandy

Sometimes the best way to see a destination is from the water – especially when it means a river cruise in France.
Cruising through the Suez Canal. Flickr/Darren Puttock

The Egyptian Caravan: Cruise Through the Suez Canal

A traveler's journey through the Suez Canal, the artificial sea level waterway connecting the Red Sea and the Mediterranean.
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.
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.
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
Auschwitz: The execution wall. Photo by Flickr/Antony Stanley

Poland: An Agoraphobic in Europe

A traveler overcomes her own paralyzing fears when confronted with the bravery of those who survived Auschwitz in Poland.
Iowa Hogback Bridge in Madison County. Photo by Diana Lambdin Meyer

Iconic Iowa: John Wayne Birthplace Museum and Covered Bridges of Madison...

Film buffs can find plenty of movie history in Iowa, from the John Wayne Birthplace Museum to the Covered Bridges of Madison County.
Ghost towns: A statue at the open air museum. Photo by Chris Moran/TravelNevada

Nevada’s Ghost Towns

Whether you're looking for a fright or taking a peek into the past, here are best ghost towns in Nevada to visit.
Enjoying some Czech beer.

Silver, Beer and Bones in Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

From the Cathedral of St. Barbara to the famous bones of the Sedlec Ossuary (the bone church), Kutna Hora, Czech Republic is a unique place to visit.
Diver in the hold of the Sankisan Maru, a freighter that once carried aircraft. Flickr/Matt Kieffer

Diving in Micronesia: The Ghost Ships of Chuuk

Bombing in WWII sunk many Japanese ships in the lagoon. Today, it's considered one of the top wreck diving sites in the world.
Two sentries guard the entrance to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo by Flickr/joolsgriff

Vietnam: Say It Ain’t So, Uncle Ho

A traveler reflects on her visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, ranked the sixth ugliest building in the world by CNN.
Travel to Mesa Verde National Park Flickr/Alan English

Mysteries of Mesa Verde National Park

At Mesa Verde National Park in southern Colorado, ancient ruins tell the story of an ancestral people.

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