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Best beaches in Dubrovnik (including the sandy one)

Sun-soaked Dubrovnik has culture in spades – stupendous medieval walls, beautifully preserved monasteries and palaces, and a whole slew of museums and galleries. However it also has plenty of beaches (most of them quite small) both close to the old town itself and in the surrounding area. Some of these are very well known and extremely popular, others...

15 top things to do in Marseille: experience the best of the Provencal capital

With a pedigree rooted in classical Greece and a fair claim to the mantle of France's second city, Marseille is an intense, high-octane place that never stops moving. In the last decade this noisy, once-notoriously unglamorous port has morphed into a quietly cool influencer. With its eclectic choice of museums, churches and coastal parks in a sprawling...

13 things every Puerto Rico local knows (and you should too)

With breathtaking oceanfront vistas, lush, breezy mountains, tropical rainforests and one of the coolest culinary scenes in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico is the kind of destination to just enjoy the ride. Puerto Rico has a reputation for being an expensive spot to visit, but learning a few of the island's unspoken social rules and etiquette will go a...

10 ways to see Guatemala on a budget: how to explore, eat, and sleep for less

Guatemala is an incredibly diverse country that offers some of the best natural attractions and hiking in the region. Luckily, it’s also a place where your money can go far, which is part of the reason why this lush, volcano-laden paradise is so popular on the backpacker trail. Hostels are royalty in Guatemala, and you can find cheap stays that are...

Love Lagos like a local: all you need to know before your trip

It’s in the DNA of Lagos to welcome visitors and make them feel at home, whatever the length of their stay. A common saying, loosely translated, praises Lagos for having room enough for “owners of the house, the guest and the lazy.” It is what this metropolis has done over the centuries, attracting traders, explorers and migrants of all types. As Nigeria’s...

The best times to visit Belgium for festivals, fun and tripel beer

A rich history of art and architecture, opulent culinary traditions, scenic towns, picturesque canals – Belgium's best bits can be enjoyed in any season, so long as you bring a raincoat along. The best times to visit this small corner of Europe are spring and fall, when the weather is mild, and the sights are not overcrowded. These are also the perfect...

Finland’s best road trips: lakes, Lapland and local delicacies (think reindeer)

With its vast landscape of pine forests and silvery lakes, fringed by a coastline dotted with thousands of islands, Finland was made for road trips. Travelers following open roads through the wildernesses of Lakeland and Lapland will find that each season brings a different beauty, from autumn colors to snowbound winters. Most of the following routes...

Dude ranches, dinosaur fossils and more top things to do in Wyoming

Much of the Cowboy State of Wyoming lies well under the radar of many travelers, which is great news for those in the know. Most people equate the state’s incredible natural scenery with its two showcase national parks, Yellowstone and Grand Teton, and it would certainly be a crime not to invest a big chunk of your time in these two gems. But beyond...

Best museums in Louisville: 10 great collections for art, history, and sports fans

Louisville’s coolest museums are one-of-a-kind places that tell the city’s story. Want to know about bourbon making? Horse racing? Baseball bats? The world’s greatest boxer? Louisville has it covered.  Several are located downtown on Museum Row, aka Main Street, within easy walking distance of each other. Note: many are closed on Sunday, Monday and/or...

How to visit Malta on a budget: from cheap eats to scenic streets

Welcome to one of Europe’s best-value destinations for travelers, easily explored by public transport including buses and ferries, or independently and affordably with a rental car. Many of Malta’s top attractions are free to experience, including the heritage streets of Valletta and the sun-kissed golden sands of the country’s beaches. Visiting outside...

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