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Through Nepal by bus

Through Nepal by Bus

You never know what to expect when you try the bus system in Nepal.
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.
Shelburne Farms and their famous Brown Swiss cattle. Photo by Vermont Tourism

Local Voice: Why You Should Visit Vermont

Vermont may be small, but you'll be surprised at all there is to do here. A local gives her advice on what you should see and do in Vermont.
Travel Outback Australia

Ringers and Kroombit Boys: A Taste of the Australian Outback

An inside look at a "ringer's" life in the remote grasslands of the Australian Outback.
Travel in Tanzania

Tanzania’s Ol Doinyo Lengai: Visiting A Volcano

Those who climb the world's “coolest” volcano are few and far between. This is adventure travel in a whole new light.
The snow-covered Alps near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Photo by Janna Graber

Road Trip through Bavaria

Get off the beaten path to explore some of Bavaria’s mountain villages and rural small towns
Travel in Zanzibar Island

Island of Spice: R&R in Zanzibar

Celebrate African-style island life just off the coast of Tanzania.
Discover the Old West in Kansasvideo

Video: Cattle Towns and Cowboys, Kansas and The Old West

The larger-than-life cowboy legends of the Old West were born on the frontier plains and in the cattle towns of Kansas.
Hot air balloon ride in China

Adrift Over China: Sights From a Hot Air Balloon

Experience Yangshuo, in China’s southern province of Guangxi, from a unique vantage point – just don’t forget to look down!
Ireland’s Inishmore Island

Time Travel: Ireland’s Inishmore Island

Biking through this remote part of Ireland is like pedaling through history.
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Video: Following the Santa Fe Trail through Kansas

Kansas has a rich history of travelers who once dared to tame the Kansas prairie. Follow those explorers on the Santa Fe Trail through Kansas.

Farm-Hopping in Umbria, Italy

Good food and entertaining company bring the Italian countryside to life.

Travel by Camel: Living Like a Maharani in India

Live the life of a Maharani by traveling the desert on camel.
Safari in Botswana

On Safari: The Wilds of Botswana

Join the safari for a dose of untamed Africa. But beware: Honking hippos may keep you from a good night’s rest.

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