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The real Nevada for Aussies

More than anywhere in the US, the city of Las Vegas defines its home state. But to discover the real Nevada in 2022, here’s a tar-lined itinerary to take you on the road less traveled. For decades, the state of Nevada has been an enigma to Australian travellers; a mystery that's been overshadowed by mischaracterisations…

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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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Be First To Japan!

Like many of the Asian countries, Japan has opted to carefully plan its reopening to the world. And that makes good sense for everyone. But, the country has finally announced the way forward. And we've got some great options for you to book your trip, courtesy of our affiliate friends WendyWu Tours.…

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You should visit Westminster Abbey. But, which one?

The name Westminster Abbey should ring loud and clear to almost anyone who travels. It is one of the biggest attractions (and biggest buildings) in London and is instantly recognisable. If this is news to you, for background, Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly…

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Why you might want to skip Athens this time and see these surprising places instead

Even if you're not a history nut, Greece is always a delight. From the non-stop frenzy of Athens, to the perfect silence of island like Paros, Greece always has a pleasant surprise for you. One of the world's most popular tourist destinations, ranking in the world's top 20 countries, Greece will capture you, calling you to…

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Where can you see a drive-in volcano?

St. Lucia, that's where! St. Lucia is proof that all islands are not created equal. Named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse, it’s the only country named after a female historical figure—but that’s not its only claim to fame. The island’s natural, unspoiled beauty has helped St. Lucia earn the distinction of being awarded the World's…

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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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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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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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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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