Best countries to visit for art lovers

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If one of the things that you look forward to the most when traveling is seeing how different cultures express their innermost thoughts on canvas, then you will enjoy today’s post.

Below, we will reveal the best countries to visit for art lovers. From the grittiness of Colombia, to the Old World classics of Italy, there is much to love about the countries on this list…

1) Italy

A serious discussion on the best art destinations in the world simply can not be had without mentioning Italy first.

Home to some of the most creative minds in history, cities like Florence stand out, as being home to Michelangelo’s David (Galleria dell’ Accademia) and some of the finest pieces from Raphael and Rembrandt (Galleria degli Uffizi) has put it firmly on the global art map.

The Eternal City is a must ...

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5 French wine regions that will blow your foodie socks off!

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Love wine? There is no better place in the world to tour if this is the case than France. Its fertile countryside is covered with vineyards that are focused on producing vintages that will top those of yesteryear, which is something that you will better appreciate when you tour the following French wine regions…

1) Alsace

Sprawling over 15,000 hectares in the Haut-Rhin in the French interior, the Alsace vineyards produce a variety of quality wines that will make your journey out here well worth the trouble. The warm and dry characteristics of this region’s micro climate allow these fields to grow seven different types of grape – including those that produce Riesling and Pinot Noir.

When you are done sampling the bounties of these fertile fields, spend some time in the Alsace Vineyards a...

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Tasty Mexican dishes, and where to try them: a primer

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Awaiting the consumption of tasty Mexican dishes on your upcoming trio to Mexico? They are even better when you know where to try them, as they are at their best when locals prepare them in the way they were meant to be had. Don’t miss the meals and spots listed below…!

1) Tacos al pastor: Mexico City

Shortly after touching down in the capital of Mexico, take to the streets of the Centro Historico in search of your first gastronomic trophy. While tacos of all sorts are served on the sidewalks of the District Federal, the king of them all in our humble opinion is tacos al pastor.

It consists of lovely roasted pork loin basted in barbeque sauce, onions, and best of all, some sweet chunks of pineapple to top it all off...

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Eating your way through the best Mexican restaurants in San Antonio

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As you tour your way through Texas, you really begin to encounter its Hispanic influences in San Antonio. With a number of historic Spanish missions, those of Mexican descent have a long history in these parts.

This also makes this city a great place to sample their cuisine, as there are many authentic spots scattered all across town. In our opinion, the following joints on this list represent the very best Mexican restaurants in San Antonio…

1) Mama Margie’s (7335 S Zarzamora St)

The unpretentious nature of this 24 hour fast food style restaurant hides the brilliance that Mama Margie’s delivers to the hungry denizens of San Antonio. This is due to their practice of preparing food from fresh everyday, unlike thawing out frozen ingredients in lesser establishments. As a result, its drool-i...

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Beaches in Costa Rica: which one is right for you?

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Costa Rica is one of Central America’s most popular tourist destinations, as its biodiversity, quality of its beaches, and safety relative to the rest of the region have been led to a rapidly growing industry.

Being a tropical nation, you will likely take to the coast at some point in your stay, so we have summarized the best beaches in Costa Rica by what various groups of travelers are seeking to get out of their time on the Tican coast. Let’s start with…

Party animal paradise: Jaco Beach

Want to live life like a rockstar during your beach holiday in Costa Rica? If this tops your list of priorities, then taking the short drive from San Jose to Jaco Beach will provide with the holiday of your dreams.

From nightclubs to casinos, Jaco offers you a variety of ways to paint the town red after...

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Sights to see in Jaisalmer

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There are many places to go in India, from the heights of the Himalayas to the sultry tropical beaches of Goa. One corner of India that should not be neglected though is the state of Rajasthan, as its desert culture is often missed by many that tour India faster than they ought to.

Its most significant city is its capital, the majestic city of Jaisalmer. Sticking out like an island of civilization in the midst of sterile sand seas, this historically significant centre has endured assaults of nature and man over the ages, standing up as a proud survivor in the early years of the 21st century.

What are the major sight to see in Jaisalmer? These points of interest should not be missed by anyone that makes the trip to this special corner of the Subcontinent.

1) The Golden Fort of Rajasthan

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5 Must Have Bangkok Experiences

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Beautiful Bangkok, the city that never sleeps. From the parties on Khao San road to the temples with ancient statues and everything in between, any traveler will find events and sights to suit their fancy. No matter what type of traveler you are, there are a few must have experiences and can’t miss sights. Even if you only have a quick stopover, don’t miss these top 5 experiences so you’ll get the real Bangkok experience.

Khao San Road

Khao San Road is backpacker central due to most of the cheap hotels in Bangkok being in this area. Your senses will be tested as you walk down this street. Street vendors will pull you into their stalls trying to peddle their wares. This is a great place to pick up cheap souvenirs for those at home...

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Best pubs in Galway, Ireland

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While Dublin has many charms for foreign visitors, it is only the front door to the gorgeous nation that is Ireland. As one explores the remainder of this nation, they are bound to come across the western port city of Galway.

With only 70,000 people, this portion of the country feels much more like the authentic Emerald Isle that one would expect to see when arriving here from abroad. One element of that legend is Ireland’s pub scene, which is something that Galway excels at exceptionally.

In that vein, the best pubs in Galway will deliver an evening out that will satisfy your greatest expectations.

Tig Coili

If an authentic Irish pub atmosphere is what you are after, then spending some time at Tig Coili will ensure that your night out in Galway will be a gratifying one...

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Unmissable places to visit in Cuba

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The Republic of Cuba is an island in the Caribbean Sea, and Havana, the largest city on the island, is its capital. Unsurprisingly, Cuba is fast becoming a popular tourist destination with holidaymakers from around the world because it has so much to offer, and its popularity is increasing year on year.

Sun, sea and beautiful beaches are synonymous with Cuba. Whether you want an action packed water sports holiday or you just want to relax all day and top up your tan, this is the place for you. Nevertheless, Cuba is also a place that’s full of history and there are many wonderful sites to see on the island which shouldn’t be missed.

Old Havana and its Fortification System

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the heart and soul of Cuba and is renowned for its beautiful architecture, cobbled s...

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Why you should give yourself a travel break in 2015

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Did you charge through 2014 like a warrior, killing it at work? If so, congratulations! You have advanced your career immeasurably by doing so, which is what the 97% of folks who just coast in their positions will never muster up the ambition to do. However, it is time you took some vacation time not just to celebrate, but to recharge.

While high achievers love to brag about their workaholic habits, such a pace is not sustainable, no matter how much bravado that might come with it. Don’t worry: this pause won’t hurt you. In fact, it will likely catapult you to new heights in the weeks and months that follow.

Before you commit us to the insane asylum, here are three killer reasons why you need to give yourself a travel break in 2015…

Travel is the muse that you have been looking for

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