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...

8 Amazing Spring Photography Spots Around the World

Spring comes just once a year, and always makes a memorable impression. For photography, these fleeting months are filled with blooming landscape and unique, natural patterns. But with such a small window to capture...
The Northern Lights in Norway, which always ranks high on the World Happiness Report.

What Happiness Means in Countries Around the World

Happiness around the world has probably taken a substantial hit recently. In light of the fact that the U.N. commemorates the International Day of Happiness on March 20th every year by publishing the World Happiness...
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The Truth About the Trees in Ireland

Tens of thousands of feet above the ground, I peered out the airplane window, feeling equal parts nervous and excited. I was moments away from reaching my home for the summer — Ireland, the Emerald...
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Split, Croatia: Getting Off the Tourist Track

Few places are as inspiring as Croatia’s coastline. The twinkling turquoise waters form the base of century old castles and crisp lush forests in Split, Croatia offering a myriad of things to do. Croatia’s...
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Traveling as the Daughter of a Refugee

Being the daughter of a refugee prepared me to travel and tell my story from a young age. To me, travel does not just take the form of tourism. It has many different forms,...

Aperol and Mountain Air: A 3-Week Italy Road Trip with Amelia le Brun

For its size, Italy sure packs a punch. Between stunning cities — some balanced precariously on water — incredible and imposing mountain ranges, and crystal  clear blue lakes, this is a country that caters...

Reviving the Lost Georgian Tradition of Cultivating Tea

When speaking of tea production, Georgia might not cross your mind, but this small country in the Caucasus region has cultivated tea since the mid-19th century and was the world’s fourth-largest tea exporter for...

My Kodak Moment on Top of the Rockies

I was standing on a pile of white shale rocks in the middle of nowhere, some 12,000 feet above sea level. The wind was unforgivingly cold that afternoon, nearly pushing me over the ridge...

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