Doha, of Souqs & Superlatives

The capital city of the world’s richest country, Doha is perched on the east coast of the Persian Gulf. Founded around 1820 as an offshoot of a local settlement Al Bida, Doha was a...

Decolonizing Travel: A Self-Guided Tour of Montreal

Decolonizing Travel is a series aimed at shedding light on the colonial past of major European and North American countries through the revisiting of monuments, streets, and sites particularly related to it.  Long before European...
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Runaway Train: When Everything Went Wrong in Amsterdam

It was the middle of the night and our train finally arrived in Amsterdam after about 18 hours of traveling and layover-ing from when we’d left Arizona the night before. And, ah! There was...
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A Weekend in Slovenia’s Capital

Positioned at a crossroads where east meets west, the small and lesser-explored European city of Ljubljana resembles something from a fairytale. Learn how to pronounce the name of Slovenia’s capital, and then explore this...
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Following the Trail of History: The Ahmedabad Heritage Walk

An early morning heritage walk is the best way to unravel the history of UNESCO’s first World Heritage City — Ahmedabad.  “One of the best things to do in Ahmedabad is to go on the...

Kumano: The Holy Heart of Historic Japan

For several hundreds of years, roads of pilgrimage have converged upon Kumano Sanzan, a group of shrines and temples in the deep wood and mountains of the Kii Peninsula, the heartland of ancient Japan...

Mountain Magic: The Most Scenic Train Routes in Switzerland

Arguably the best way to experience the splendor of this magnificent country is by train. Known for their impeccable punctuality, vast network, cleanliness and reliability, train routes in Switzerland are quite unlike those anywhere...

Colombia Calls Creatives, Part 2: Artesania y mas

Next to its more obvious natural splendors, Colombia has a great deal to offer when it comes to art, culture and craftsmanship. The major cities are electrifying, speckled with hip live music bars, artsy...

Koyasan: A Home for All Travelers in Japan’s Heartland

At the southern tip of Japan’s Kansai region, Wakayama Prefecture is home to some of Japan’s most sacred sites and a wealth of natural beauty. Here, temples and shrines are nestled in between lofty...

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