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A collection of travel guides to places not covered in the guide books ― because all good travelers know that once you ditch the guide book, the real adventures begins!

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  • Why Italy is the Most Romantic Country in the World
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    Why Italy is the Most Romantic Country in the World Alluring. Captivating. Timeless. When it comes to the most romantic countries in the whole world, Italy is up there at the top and hard to compete with. Italians are passionate, the language is seductive, and and the atmosphere of the country is addictive, igniting your senses like few others. It is this legendary charm that draws 50 million tourists to Italy annually. People from around the world flock to Italy to visit the many romantic…
    in Italy
  • 8 Reasons Why Northern Vietnam Should be Your Next Travel Destination
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    8 Reasons Why Northern Vietnam Should be Your Next Travel Destination Raging motorbikes, breathtaking natural wonders, a thriving art and culture community, the northern region of Vietnam is truly as stunning as it sounds. Covering the larger area of land and has all the world heritage sites, northern Vietnam is something not to be missed in your lifetime. Below are the top 8 reasons why you should see it for yourself. 1.The Capital City – Where all the magic happens Hoan Kiem District in Hanoi Everything…
    in Vietnam
  • Can’t Stop Thinking About Kolkata's Unique Activities
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    Can’t Stop Thinking About Kolkata's Unique Activities Kolkata is a colorful megacity rich in culture, architecture and of course food, but the best part of traveling the “City of Joy” is the sheer unpredictability! You never know what you’ll stumble upon around on the next street corner of what used to be India''s capital. Although this variety keeps locals and expats entertained, for travelers with only a short time in Kolkata it is important to make the most of it. Make your…
    in India
  • Reasons to Travel With Your Girlfriend
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    Reasons to Travel With Your Girlfriend Today, almost every travelling article for men tells how to travel with your girlfriend and not to screw up a vacation. Well, at some point a trip with your sweetheart is a challenge, no matter how much you love each other. Travel with a girlfriend is a very far cry from a journey with your best friends or on your own. Therefore, some guys need a serious preparation before they dare to do make this…
    in Travel Inspiration
    Tags: Top 5 romance
  • Off The Beaten Path: Chao Pho Tho Kong Shrine in Rayong, Thailand
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    Off The Beaten Path: Chao Pho Tho Kong Shrine in Rayong, Thailand Hidden in the trees of a small hilltop along the coastline in between Koh Samet and Laem Mae Phim Beach is Chao Pho Tho Kong Shrine. It's one of the more than 40,000 temples scattered across Thailand and easy to drive past without even noticing. However Chao Pho Tho Kong Shrine is definitely worth visiting if you are in Rayong province, even if only for the amazing view. This is most likely the only Thai…
    in Thailand
  • Top 10 Quebec Destinations You Should Visit in 2017
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    Top 10 Quebec Destinations You Should Visit in 2017 Are you planning on visiting Quebec this year? Whether for a quick weekend getaway or a family vacation, there are so many things to do and discover here. Quebec is a unique, history and culturally rich province with a very diverse geography. As Canada’s largest province, it covers over 1.6 million square kilometres. It extends from Canada’s Arctic to the US borders of New York, Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. Quebec’s first inhabitants were aboriginal…
    in Canada
  • Phoenix Street Art Photo Gallery
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    Phoenix Street Art Photo Gallery Phoenix is a beautiful city and every year more and more color street art murals can be found all over town. From Roosevelt Row Arts District (affectionately known as "RoRo") to Calle 16 and Grand Avenue, Phoenix has become such a hotbed of artwork that it is impossible to see everything in one trip. Of course not all the great Phoenix artwork is confined to exterior walls. At 285,000 square feet the Phoenix Art Museum…
    in United States
  • An Unconventional Inland Visit of NSW
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    When international travellers come for a visit of New South Wales, they tend to only visit the very tourism-driven areas such as Byron Bay, Jervis Bay and the city of Sydney. It’s usually just the “East Coast” that they know most about and it is the inland of New South Wales that remains largely unknown to temporary visitors. There are many things to do outside of the main cities ranging from indulging in local gourmet…
    in Australia
  • An Unconventional Inland Visit of NSW
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    An Unconventional Inland Visit of NSW When international travellers come for a visit of New South Wales, they tend to only visit the very tourism-driven areas such as Byron Bay, Jervis Bay and the city of Sydney. It’s usually just the “East Coast” that they know most about and it is the inland of New South Wales that remains largely unknown to temporary visitors. There are many things to do outside of the main cities ranging from indulging in local gourmet…
    in Australia
  • Attractions That Make Lucknow a Must Visit
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    Attractions That Make Lucknow a Must Visit Let’s take you to the trip to Lucknow, the city of Nawabs. This multi-cultural city is widely known for its people’s courteous behaviour and language that is a sweet blend of Hindi and Urdu. It has also been one of the most tourist-attracting cities of North India. This is the reason that Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport at Lucknow is the second-busiest airport after Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. Take out your calendar, pick…
    in India