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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.
Some 850 people call Churchill, Manitoba home. Photo by Janna Graber

Churchill, Manitoba: Small Arctic Town with a Big Heart

I had to come to Churchill to see the whales, but found something even better.
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.
Sumo culture in Japan

When Giants Collide: Sumo Culture in Tokyo

Catch a rare glimpse into Japan’s ancient sport of sumo from a ringside seat.
Travel in Mauritania

On the Move in Mauritania: The Iron Ore Express

Amid thick desert dust, this Mauritanian train transports iron ore and provides small-town passengers with access to the outside world.
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.
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Video: What to Wear When Visiting a Muslim Country

Elayne Jude offers her fashionable insight on what to wear when visiting a Muslim country.

Travel on a Different Road: Volunteer Vacations

Bored with traveling around Europe? Drop your bags and add volunteer service to your international travel plans.
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Video: Meet One of Bali’s Last Master Woodcarvers

In this video by Coconuts TV, meet I Wayan Mudana, known as one of the best, and last, master woodcarvers in Bali, who is striving to keep the tradition alive.
Geisha girl in Japan. Flickr/Japanexperterna.se

Going Geisha in Gion

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

Pink Palace: The Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Clark Gable, Kevin Costner, the Shah of Iran, all four Beatles and seemingly half of the U.S. marines have slept with her.
Study Spanish in Spain

Conversation Starters in Spain

No Spanish allowed!
The author and her friend, Melanie i

1st Person: How a Girl From Iowa Opened My Eyes to...

It only takes one person, one experience, to open the door to the joys of world travel.
Why I love travel in Paris

The Parisian Angel

It was time to reconsider Paris. Sometimes places, like people, deserve second chances.

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