Things to Do in Historic Willemstad, Curacao

Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour World Heritage Site

Curaçao is unique among the former Dutch colonies in the Caribbean. It has a very European flavor compared to nearby islands such as Aruba and Bonaire. Even today, there are more European tourists on Curaçao and Dutch is more actively spoken than on the nearby islands. Willemstad is the base for travels in Curacao, and …

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Cape Floral Region Protected Areas

Cape Floral Region Protected Areas UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the Cape Floral Region Protected Areas World Heritage inscription: A serial site – in Cape Province, South Africa – made up of eight protected areas, covering 553,000 ha, the Cape Floral Region is one of the richest areas for plants in the world. It represents less than 0.5% of the area of Africa but …

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Rideau Canal

Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site, Canada

From the Rideau Canal World Heritage inscription for the Rideau Canal: The Rideau Canal, a monumental early 19th-century construction covering 202 km of the Rideau and Cataraqui rivers from Ottawa south to Kingston Harbour on Lake Ontario, was built primarily for strategic military purposes at a time when Great Britain and the United States vied …

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This Week In Travel – Episode 67

This week’s guest is Johnny Jet. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Gary – 1) Google will keep moving into travel, as will Apple, 2) TSA will pull back, 3) Big year for travel bloggers Chris – 1) American will come back to Expedia and Orbitz, 2) Liquids ban will go away, 3) Will still make big …

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My multilingual summer in Barcelona

This guest post is written by Benny Lewis who blogs at where he encourages and helps people learn to speak foreign languages. I met Benny earlier this year in Bangkok and again in Las Vegas for BlogWorld Expo, where we took a side trip to visit the Hoover Dam. Benny currently speaks English, Esperanto, …

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2010: My Year in Travel

2010 is a year I am looking forward to putting behind me. The passing of my father was the single biggest event of the last year, which left a scar on everything. It will be difficult for 2011 to be worse. It was also a year in which I traveled both the more and less …

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