8 Interesting Facts About Haida Gwaii

8 Interesting Facts About Haida Gwaii

I’ve arrived in the islands of Haida Gwaii in the Canadian Pacific Northwest. It is an area which doesn’t get a lot of visitors and few people are familiar with it. It is a shame because it is one of the most special places in North America. 1) Haida Gwaii exists If you’ve looked at …

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8 Interesting Facts About Puerto Rico

The Raíces Fountain in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Located just off the coast of the U.S., Puerto Rico is more than just another territory of the United States—there’s a lot of interesting things about this island nation that most people might not know. On one of my trips to Puerto Rico I visited as a guest of the island’s tourism board. I spent …

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8 Interesting Facts About South Africa

Cape of Good Hope in Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa is a country that’s hard to forget once you’ve visited. It’s a place of breathtaking beauty: miles of coastline, glittering sand dunes, towering mountains, and rich biodiversity make it a draw for tourists from all over the world. The political and cultural history adds additional nuance, making a destination that’s immensely explorable.  Although …

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8 Interesting Facts About South Georgia Island

8 Interesting Facts About South Georgia Island

Located in the southern Atlantic Ocean pretty far off the coast of South America, South Georgia Island is an interesting place that likely has a history very different than what you think you might know about it. I’m currently aboard the MS Expedition on a G Adventures cruise just off the coast of South Georgia …

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8 Interesting Facts About New Zealand

Maori dancer in New Zealand

Over my years on the road, several times I have found myself circling back to the Land of the Long White Cloud (a common nickname and translation for Aotearoa, the Maori name for the country). New Zealand is a country best known to some as Middle Earth (yet another fun fact and a nickname given …

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8 Interesting Facts About the Isle of Man

Interesting Facts About the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man (also known as the Isle of Mann) is one of the most unique bits of Europe and the British Isles. It’s culturally, historically, linguistically, and geographically different from all the other islands surrounding it and there are a lot of interesting facts many don’t know about it. Outside of the UK …

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8 Interesting Facts About the Czech Republic

8 Facts You Might Not Have Known About the Czech Republic

There’s nothing more that I love than some good trivia and those fascinating tidbits that make every country I’ve visited truly unique. And so, my arrival in the Czech Republic means not only a new country for me, but a new installment of “8 Facts,” where I share the most interesting things that have happened …

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17 Interesting Facts About Andorra

Interesting Facts About Andorra

Andorra is a small country, but an extremely interesting one. This tiny country has one of the most unique histories and cultures in Europe, and there’s a surprising amount of interesting tidbits that you’d never assume from a first glance. Let’s dive into a new installment of Facts You Might Not Have Known: Andorra facts …

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8 Interesting Facts About Hawaii

Hana Coast Island in Hawaii

Hawaii is a U.S state that conjures up so many different images for people. It’s a vacation destination filled with luaus, leis, and beaches. It’s a fascinating set of islands with active volcanoes, unparalleled biodiversity, lush tropical rainforests, and eight national parks. During my many years of traveling the world, Hawaii a place I’ve always …

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