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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.
Beach vacations

Naked in Antigua; Luggage in Aruba

When luggage gets lost, it means a week with just a swimsuit and change of clothes. Then again, isn't that all you need?
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.
Island travel in Aruba

Island Time: 5 Days of Healing in Aruba

While vacationing in Aruba, a small Dutch island off the coast of Venezuela, a visitor discovers the healing power of travel.
How to conquer fear of travel

Confessions of a Travel Lover: How I Conquer My Fear of...

A fear of leaving home may sound strange — especially for someone who thrives on travel — but it’s a reality for thousands of people. Here's how I deal with it.
Tips on eating Chinese street food

Culinary Courage: Chinese Street Food

Rock the rickshaw with hot pig’s knuckles and lamb skewered on recycled bicycle spokes.
Travel tips and lessons

Four Lessons That Travel Teaches Us

You can't learn these life lessons in a classroom, but travel is an excellent teacher.
A quiet corner in Gamla Stan, Stockholm's Old Town.

Spectacular Stockholm

When the winter chill thaws, Swedes come out to play. The Land of the Midnight Sun celebrates summer in style -- especially in Stockholm.
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.
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.
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.

The Queen and I: A Visit to Gir Forest National Park

A visit to India's Gir National Park leads to an awe-inspiring encounter with the queen of the jungle.

Back to Basics: The Floating Bungalows of Baan Krachang

Let the quiet sound of water lapping against the planks of the floating bungalow floor sing you to sleep at this Thai eco-resort.
Taking a cliché picture in front of the John Lennon wall in Prague. Photo courtesy Paula Naoufal

Three Cultures, One City

When a Lebanese woman attends an American study abroad program in Prague, it makes for an unusual but rewarding cultural collage.

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