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6 Awesome Activities at London’s Olympic Park

The 2012 Olympics are long over, but many of the event’s structures have found a permanent home in London’s East End. Here are six cool things you can do at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Holy hibernation!

In my experience, the places you spend your nights while traveling can inspire some of your favorite vacation memories. If it’s quiet inspiration you’re looking for, consider these four British bed and breakfasts, housed within the walls of churches and chapels.

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8 World’s Fair Wonders

Most World’s Fair buildings are temporary, but some – including these 8 wonders – have become permanent fixtures.

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Dream Destination: Incredible Iceland

Iceland is dangerous and dynamic, hot as fire and cold as ice – a place that sounds more like the stuff of dreams than of reality. 

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Cool Accommodation: Burg Stahleck

Sometimes, the place you sleep is one of the most memorable parts of your trip. You’ll definitely remember these accommodations at a castle on the Rhine.

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Three important WWII sites

The Second World War, as the name suggests, had a huge impact on many places around the globe. Here are three sites that played pivotal roles in the war, and which are now memorials and museums. If you think of any other places to include, write them in the comments! Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Hiroshima, Japan): […]

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Memphis on the Cheap

I apologize to any of you who are tired about hearing about Memphis (but really, how can you ever get tired of such an exhilarating city?), but I wanted to share some of the best budget options Memphis has to offer!

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Arkansas’s Burgundy castle

Castles are not an uncommon sight in many parts of the world; in France, you’ll find them dotting the countryside. Germany’s Rhine River is speckled with the former holdings of the robber-barons of old. You can find castles in Romania, Italy, England, and…Arkansas?

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Hosteling as a senior (citizen)

I interviewed my dad about what it was like hostelling in Europe in the summer of 2010, when he was 58 years old. He discusses his initial concerns and what he learned along the way. In the summer of 2010, I took a month-long trip with my father, then 58, through western Europe. We visited […]

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Happy Diwali! An introduction to the Hindu holiday

Happy Diwali! Today, more than 1 billion people around the world will celebrate the Hindu festival of lights.

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