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Where to Go in the Philippines: A Guide to the Top Destinations

With a population of over 100 million scattered across roughly 7,640 islands, the Philippines is defined by much more than sunny beaches, natural disasters, and a boisterous, corrupt president, Rodrigo Duterte. Straddling the Ring of Fire, this island nation is blessed with rich biodiversity and awe-inspiring landscapes. The remoteness of the many mountainous islands led…

Where to Go in Cambodia: A Guide to the Top Destinations

Cambodia, known as the Kingdom of Wonder, has been emerging on the radar for in-the-know travelers. Tourism was virtually nonexistent in the ’70s and ’80s due to genocide and civil war; the Cambodian people, called Khmer, suffered through this conflict that decimated the societal infrastructure and eliminated one-quarter of the population. Despite these atrocities, the…

Where to Go in Portugal: A Guide to Top Destinations

Portugal is becoming increasingly popular with international tourists — and it’s a small wonder why. The country is one of the more affordable European destinations, and it has a wide variety of attractions for all types of travelers. Its popularity has also risen as travelers are forgoing other destinations, like Turkey and Morocco. Located on…

Where to Go in India: A Cheat-Sheet to the Top Destinations

Varanasi street image courtesy of Eddy Milfort via Flickr To call India mind-blowing would be an understatement. At least 150 languages are spoken here, and nearly every one of the world’s major religions is practiced somewhere on the subcontinent. That cultural melting pot has helped India exert major pull on travelers across the decades, and…

Where to Go in the Canary Islands: A Guide to the Top Destinations

Just-about-perfect weather and staggeringly diverse scenery — from spectacular Saharan-sand beaches to snowy volcanic peaks — make the Canary Islands a delight for lovers of the outdoors. Since the 1960s, the seven Spanish-governed islands have been a major travel destination predominantly for Europeans, and recently, their already-infinite appeal has soared due to Europe’s shaky geopolitical…

Indonesia: Where to Go Instead of Bali

While Bali is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and culturally rich islands in Indonesia, there are plenty of less famous, but equally enchanting, spots in the archipelago that are worth visiting. Whether you are after pink-sand beaches, ancient temples, rainforest hikes, wildlife spotting, or some of the best snorkeling and diving opportunities on earth,…

Where to Go in Jamaica: 5 Destinations You Can’t Miss

Jamaica is by far one of the most attractive destinations in the Caribbean. And it’s not hard to see why. While this island nation is best-known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant reggae and dancehall music scene, it also has plenty of plenty of gorgeous waterfalls, historic colonial houses, and interesting museums. So whether your…

Where to Go in Croatia: 6 Places You Can’t Miss

The number of tourists that flock to Croatia is steadily on the rise. From January to September of this year, the Mediterranean favorite recorded 13.63 million tourist arrivals and 80.24 overnight stays. And it’s not difficult to see why. After all, the country features a stunning coastline alongside the Adriatic Sea and packs in plenty…