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What you need to know before your summer trip to Mexico

Summer 2022 is approaching, and now that we've got the hang of safety measurements and procedures, we can safely start planning our next travel adventure. This year, many Americans are traveling south to Mexico, our neighboring country. According to official Mexico City airport arrival data, Americans are the second largest group visiting the capital after…

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Save the planet: try a no-fly cruise

Now that travel is getting even easier, and many of the world's great destinations are waiting to welcome us all, Fred. Olsen wants everyone to enjoy sailing once again, on a much-deserved escape this summer. With this in mind, they've created some fantastic offers on a range of hand-crafted cruises departing over the coming months.…

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Bilbao wow! Why this should be your next destination in Spain.

Most travellers to Spain rush immediately to the big names: Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Valencia and Toledo. It's true that all of these cities have everything that a tourist to Spain wants: sun, history, museums, superlative food and that je ne sais quoi that European cities seem to bask (no pun intended) in.…

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5 great all-inclusive resorts for you in 2022

Mostly, when we travel, we have already targeted the destinations where we'd like to visit. Paris, London, Cancun, China and the USA are generally at the top of the lists - no surprise. And, there is no shortage of other locations that are calling our names. But, visiting these desirable locations…

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100,000 crosses

Some simply believe, no matter the odds. If you’re a religious ephemera afficianado, then the Hill of Crosses is a place that you should seek. Located in northern Lithuania, not far from the city of Siauliai, the hill is the resting place of over 100,000 crosses, crucifixes, statues and carvings places on the site…

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Train yourself in art appreciation

We love Europe - so much. And one of the aspects of Europe is that its history provides an endless array of activities, locations, variety and compact way of discovering the world and its history. Everywhere you turn, you'll find something new and fascinating, especially if you read, investigate and prepare for your…

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Your palace is now open again

The Ochre City of Marrakech presents a tale of two cities. Vibrant arts and culture, world class golf courses and fashionable night life, juxtaposed with spiritual mystique, beautiful gardens, Andalusian architecture and traditional souks. Click above to book the Oberoi Marrakech Resort. And, the sumptuous Royal Villa at the Oberoi Marrakech Resort (our affiliate friends) has…

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Go big or go home

We love architecture here at Matouring. We love the creativity, the mind-bending use of (often indigenous) materials, imagining what it must have been like to have been in the lofty boardrooms as the decision to approve (or trash) the design was made. We applaud the designers and builders for following their dreams and…

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Remain in Spain again

You probably already know that when people flock to Europe, Spain is the most chosen destination. And that's no surprise, of course, as it simply seems to have what people want. An overabundance of sunshine, history, diverse countryside, criminally hip cities and a natural cuisine (not to mention wine) that all goes into…

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Cheaper than a Butterbrot

A butterbrot is a lecker and versatile sandwich in Germany. The Germans have devised dozens of ways of preparing this staple. Rye bread, perhaps served with cheese, sweet toppings or a slice of sausage. Sometimes, for breakfast it tends to be sweet and can be marmalade, jam, honey, chocolate spread, hazelnut spread, or the less common peanut butter.…

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Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work

If you wanted to write a screenplay for a blockbuster film, Aristotle is the last person you might ask for advice. He lived more than 2,000 years ago, spent his days lecturing on ethics and earthworms, and never saw a movie in his life. But some of the best contemporary writers of stage and screen,…

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See what the future will bring

When we hear museums, we think of ancient relics and stunning paintings hidden away in glass cases. What if we tell you there's a Museum of the Future? You don't have to travel through time—just travel to Dubai!  With so much awesome stuff about the Museum of the Future, we don't even know where to start!…

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