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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.
Indonesian shadow puppet masters

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.
Five places in Paris to find inspiration.

5 Places in Paris to Inspire Creativity

Paris has inspired many writers and artists over the centuries, and it can inspire you too. New York Times Best Selling Author Denise Grover Swank shares five places in Paris that inspire her creativity.
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.
Climbing Mount Sinai

Climbing Mount Sinai

Getting lost on Mt. Sinai leads to a front row seat for one of nature's amazing displays.
Top 10 Things to Do in Israel

A Beginner’s Guide to Israel: Top 10 Things to See and...

Israel is the birthplace of three world religions and is steeped in history. Here's our list of the best things to see and do in the Holy Land.
Geisha girl in Japan. Flickr/Japanexperterna.se

Going Geisha in Gion

Tradition runs deep in Kyoto, Japan -- especially in this unique profession.

Paris’ Famous Pere-Lachaise Cemetery

Visit legendary Parisians of the past at Père-Lachaise Cemetery, the most famous cemetery in Paris, France. Here's what you need to know for your visit.
Old Exchange and Provost

Family Travel in Boston and Charleston: A Tale of Two Cities

Secret night meetings, underground railroads and painful battles that tore a young nation apart. For my kids, these stories were once relegated to the...
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.
A Singapore Sling. Photo by Flickr/Xa.

Sipping a Sling in Singapore

A sling is a Singapore cocktail, and at the famous Raffles Hotel, it has been enjoyed by the likes of Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham and Alfred Hitchcock.
Danube Cruise

Cruising the Lower Danube with AmaWaterways

This AmaWaterways river cruise on the Lower Danube visits ports once behind the former Iron Curtain, including Croatia, Serbia, Romania, and Bulgaria.
Wartburg Castle, where Luther spent 10 months hiding from potential assassins after the pope declared him a heretic, stands on a mountaintop high above Eisenach. (Photo credit: Anna-Lena Thamm — Thüringer Tourismus GmbH)

Germany: In the Footsteps Of Martin Luther

An unlikely pilgrim becomes fascinated with the Martin Luther story, and travels to Germany for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
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.

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