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8 of Morocco’s best beaches for surfing, swimming and sunbathing

Capping Africa’s left shoulder, Morocco has the good fortune of being lined with beautiful beaches along its 2200-mile coastline. On the Atlantic side, windy weather makes for terrific surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, wrapped in a bow with incandescent sunsets that light the sky ablaze in red and orange. On the northeastern shoreline, play in...

Manhattan vs Brooklyn: which New York City borough will fit your travel vibe?

So: you wanna be a part of it. Who doesn’t? Yet it turns out there are many, many parts to New York, New York. Wherever your vagabond shoes take you in the Big Apple, you’ll find no shortage of opinionated residents eager to chew your ear off about why their part of town is the only part of town that matters. The stakes only rise when they start making...

The top 6 road trips in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A drive through and to Great Smoky Mountains National Park has many breathtaking advantages. Whereas hiking gets you up close and personal with waterfalls, wildlife and often rock-draped hikes, a drive provides a fuller scope of this multi-faceted, 520,000-plus acre wonder. Plus – as you will see – there are plenty of labeled “Quiet Walks” to pit-stop...

Why you should skip Dubvronik and head to sensational Šibenik instead

Lucie Grace is a travel writer who has lived in Croatia. Here, she argues that travelers can skip busy Dubrovnik and head to the lesser-known Šibenik instead.  In 2022, Croatia, a nation of just four million people, welcomed 18.9 million visitors. So it’s fair to say that tourism in this European nation is once again thriving. And for good reason....

Here's how you can visit Greece on a budget

Greece’s popularity means there’s competition for travelers on a budget. But with some shopping around and keeping a few key strategies in mind, you can have a memorable visit without going broke in the process. Just be aware that in the peak summer season, like elsewhere, deals are much more elusive in Greece. What's the cheapest way to get to Greece?...

Fare city: how to get around in Dublin

Getting around Dublin without a car is easy. The compact city is well served by an efficient network of buses, trams and trains that connect the city and the suburbs. No more than a few square kilometers, the flat city center is highly walkable and cyclable too, with public bike-sharing schemes making bicycles accessible to everyone. Comfortable shoes...

The 11 best things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

There is no shortage of nature-driven euphoria in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Towering hardwoods, quiet streams and even the odd roaming black bear are accompanied by a steady, rolling fog generated by native vegetation – hence the name "Smoky" – which adds to the visual allure. Hugging the East Tennessee–North Carolina border, there are 150...

What to eat and drink in Maine

The chilly waters off the coast of Maine are a bounty of delicious seafood. You'll find fresh clams, kelp, scallops, crab, oysters, mussels, fish and of course the acclaimed Maine lobster. Mainers also grow a plethora of fresh farmed products like wild blueberries – 40,000 acres of the Pine Tree State are dedicated to the little blue treats. When...

The 14 best beaches in Croatia

First-time visitors to Croatia are often startled by the striking turquoise hue of its sea and see-straight-to-the-bottom waters. This Mediterranean sun destination certainly has no shortage of beaches – thanks to its 1777-km-long (1104 miles) Adriatic coastline and close to 1200 islands, there’s a beach for everyone. The question is, do you prefer...

The top 9 things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

At every majestic red, brown and pink turn, Grand Canyon National Park wows with nature's utmost beauty on full display. The scenery has been around for millions of years, but how you take it all in, and what activities you choose, can make quite the difference to your overall experience. There are more than 130 trails within this Arizona park, plus...

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