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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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See the home of bubble tea

Taipei is the cosmopolitan capital city of Taiwan, and a surprising mix of futuristic modernism and ancient tradition. Home to 2.6 million citizens, it’s a city that never sleeps with renowned night markets featuring arguably some of the most amazing street food in the world. The Raohe Street Night Market in Taipei It’s a buzzing city…

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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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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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FantAsia

For many, this article will be a refresher. But, if you've not been to Thailand (or even if you have) there is always something new to explore. With astonishingly great food, a tropical climate, fascinating culture, majestic mountains and great beaches, Thailand is a magnet for travellers around the world, and quite rightly…

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Roll out the barrel

Roll out the barrel, and we'll have a barrel of fun says polka master Frankie Yankovic. But in this case, we're talking about real drinking (tequila) in a real barrel (where you will sleep.) You may even do both in the same place. Can you think of anything more perfect? The Matices…

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Camelot in Mexico

The Sixties were a wild time. Free love. The Beatles. International travel and intrigue. Modern art. Groovy personalities. Two of which we feature here: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Arguably among the top ten stars during that spectacular decade, they made the world their oyster. One of their best…

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Heavenly churros

If you haven't tries churros yet, then run, don't walk, to your local Latin eatery. You will likely not leave your chair for some time, so wear comfortable clothes. Be prepared to relax after eating them, as they are deceptively "narcotic" in their hedonistic scrumptiousness. But what are churros? A churro…

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Tashkent – heaven sent

Say what you will about Social Media, one thing that it's done (well) is to open our eyes and minds to places that we may not have heard of, or perhaps have heard of but have not seen. Even if you consider yourself well-travelled, you can be sure that you've probably just scratched the…

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Moosewood good

We're not too young here at Matouring, so we remember things. Back in the 1970's, the "earth" movement really took hold. Healthy food, lifestyle and clean thoughts were at the top of the list for most "aware" folks back then. Out of that heady period came a genuine interest in making the…

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All is well in Sanibel.

If you know Florida, USA, you'll likely know Miami Beach, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, St. Petersburg etc.  Chances are you've been to one or more of these sunny cities. But what about the destinations that are bubbling under?  There are just as many worthy spots that aren't in the top ten. One of which is Sanibel…

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Machu who?

Certainly one of the most memorable and identifable places in the world, Peru's Machu Picchu doesn't need much introduction.  But for those who are unaware or need a refresher, Machu Picchu is the site of an ancient Inca city, high in the Andes of Peru. Located at 2,430m (8,000 ft), this UNESCO World Heritage site is often referred to…

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