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Month: May 2014

England’s Essential Castles

England’s Essential Castles

  With the brief window of pleasant weather that Britain gets startled by every summer (what is that bloody bright orb in the sky? It’s hurting my eyes…!) now wide open, there is no better time to experience this essential nation on the global travel circuit. While the country is famous for its music culture and it’s rapidly rising food scene, the overwhelming draw for most is it’s medieval past, celebrated widely in literature and film. As a result, most…

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Uncover Burma’s Cultural Treasures

Uncover Burma’s Cultural Treasures

  For many years, Burma’s ruling class had shunned the world, as the former military regime kept tight controls on its people, earning condemnation and sanctions from the global community. Recently however, this has changed in a dramatic way, as the generals that had formerly ruled with an iron fist realized that they could no longer disregard the will of their citizens to decide their own destiny, stepping aside to allow democracy to run its course.   This turn of…

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Intense Shopping Experiences In Hong Kong

Intense Shopping Experiences In Hong Kong

For those new to the region, Hong Kong is the perfect place for any Asia neophyte to make their entrance into this vast continent. Glitzy, full of money, modern, and sophisticated, this city state takes its reputation as the New York City of Asia very seriously. One area where this is unquestionably true is in the nature and depth of its shopping. From street markets, to opulent and exclusive boutiques, and vast shopping malls with every kind of shop you…

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Live Like A Blueblood: Your Guide To New England’s Best Islands

Live Like A Blueblood: Your Guide To New England’s Best Islands

Most of the year, the Eastern Seaboard of the United States is pounded by the most dour of weather, be they Nor’easters, chilly damp air, and/or blankets of fog with the consistency of pea soup. Once the peak summer months roll around though, this miserable pattern of weather breaks up, leaving behind bright sunny skies to reign over a spectacular seascape of rocks, hardy coastal forest, and windswept fields of grass upon the many islets that dot the coast off…

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America’s Most Decadent Doughnut Shops

America’s Most Decadent Doughnut Shops

  They grace the communal table of just about every workplace break room in America. Composed of light, airy dough, tons of sugar, and countless flavor variants, the humble donut has embedded itself into the consciousness of a nation. For those raised on these treats, or for visitors seeking to enjoy a pastry that is indelibly American, seeking out variations of these dessert items that depart the established norms (plain sugar, fruit-filled) is a quest that may net some exciting…

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Culinary Explorations In Kuala Lumpur

Culinary Explorations In Kuala Lumpur

  Over the last several years, Malaysia has been feted in the food media, as its multicultural blend of Chinese, Indian, and Malay cultures has resulted in a cuisine that has blended the best aspects of all three ethnicities, arguably creating one of the best foodie nations on Earth. While certain parts of the country are better than others for the variety and quality of dishes available (such as in Penang), heading to the federal capital of Kuala Lumpur guarantees…

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