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  • The funniest food museums in the world

    Spam Museum, photo by Larry Page on Flickr

    Museums are usually places where people go to educate themselves about art, culture or history, to look at interesting displays and sometimes at exhibits that are plain strange. Well, a food museum is definitely not your run of the mill museum, but if you love food or love eating, then they are a good place to spend an afternoon. Food is important, and apparently for many people it is important enough to belong in a museum. There are loads of food museums around the world, some of which are truly informative, others played just for the laughs. Either way, your amusement is guaranteed. Here are the funniest food museums in the world.

     
  • The world’s best destinations for street art

    Los Angeles street art, photo by Pranksky on Flickr

    Art is not found only in museums and galleries, but often in unexpected places as well. Many people, even travelers, often walk on a street without paying too much attention to what is around them, and unless an interesting sight is either very eye-catching or very large, you might pass it by without even realizing it’s there. Most cities and towns have some kind of street art to see, but some places have so much of it that simply walking around can be a full-blown artistic experience. Here are some of the world’s best destinations for street art, where you will surely find some gems even if you don’t look hard.

     
  • The most picturesque destinations in Turkey

    Mardin, photo by Senol Demir on Flickr

    Turkey is like a dream come true for history buffs, who can lose themselves in stories of battles both real and legendary, ancient ruins, empires and conquests. And it is also a place where a traveler can unwind, laze around on a beach or in a hammam,waste entire afternoons browsing through bazaars or pampering their stomachs with delicious foods. Turkey is a great place to indulge in life’s simple pleasures, and even spending some time in one of the most picturesque destinations in Turkey can make your day. So pack your map, camera and other traveler gear, and prepare to discover one of the most interesting countries in the world.

     
  • Responsible travel in developing countries

    photo by Luke PartridgeWe all want to travel responsibly, reduce our carbon footprints, preserve the environment and the attractions we like so that we’ll have something to return to even decades after our visit. Responsible travel is a matter of common sense, usually, but sometimes it can be tricky. What happens when we travel to places that are considerably less wealthy or economically developed than out home countries? Visiting poverty-stricken areas can land you with some dilemmas as to how you can enjoy the sights without feeling guilty, and how to help out without being overbearing. If you’ve ever been in this situation, here are some tips for responsible travel in developing countries.

     
  • Eat your way around Europe

    Italian Pizza

    ©dickuhne/flickr

    For food lovers, holidays are an exciting chance to try some new cuisine. While you may have your favourite restaurants at home, nothing is quite the same as trying traditional pizza in Italy, Borsch soup in Russia, or freshly baked bread from France. So when deciding where to go, the food that’ll be available there can be a very important factor in making your final decision. You may be staying in budget hotels or trying to save money in other ways, but food is definitely a worthwhile expense whilst on holiday so we will try to help you eat your way around Europe.

     
  • 5 must-see attractions in El Salvador

    Joya de Cerén, photo by JoAnn Miller on Flickr

    El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America, but packed so full of people and all manner of attractions that it seems at least the size of Brazil. This surprising country is close to more popular destinations like Costa Rica or Guatemala, so many travelers tend to skip it, which is why El Salvador’s cozy nightlife, somber historical attractions and sheer natural beauty manage to pack such a punch. Here are 5 must-see attractions in El Salvador, and they are only the tip of the iceberg!

     
  • Travel destinations for the art nouveau fan

    Riga, photo by William Whyte on Flickr

    At the end of the 19th century, a new art style took over the world. Swirling lines, models inspired by plants and flowers and harmony with the natural environment made Art Nouveau an instant hit, and this elegant art style is not dead yet – modern architecture and art sometimes take a break from sleek and sterile lines and slip into art nouveau inspired images. If you like art nouveau, then there are plenty of travel destinations where you can indulge in your love of all things beautiful, and we’re not only talking about museum pieces here. Arm yourself with a camera and visit some of these travel destinations for the art nouveau fan.

     
  • Top 5 sights in Saudi Arabia

    Abha, photo by marviikad on Flickr

    Mentions of Saudi Arabia usually conjure up mixed feelings in people. The tales of the Arabian Nights with their lush exoticism are tied to the desert lands and rich cities of Saudi Arabia, as well as grim stories of social and political repression. But if you can get past the misgivings (and manage to obtain a notoriously difficult to get travel visa), Saudi Arabia will most definitely surprise you. The home of natural wonders like deserts with dunes the size of buildings, exotic animals, and inspiring historical sites, Saudi Arabia is definitely not the most liberal and accepting travel destinations, but worth a bit of effort if you don’t mind conforming to local norms and customs. So here are top 5 sights in Saudi Arabia.

     
  • A traveler’s guide to Liechtenstein

    photo by Clemens v. Vogelsang on Flickr

    The tiny landlocked country of Liechtenstein is one of the last remains of the huge and powerful Holy Roman Empire, and while what remains is considerably less intimidating, Liechtenstein has preserved much of the dignified old world charm of its ancestor. Liechtenstein is not cheap, but it has some incredible sights, and it is surprisingly friendly even for backpackers living on a shoestring. Hiking, mountain biking and skiing opportunities abound in this small country – it’s like a ‘best-of’ of Central Europe at a slightly highest price than the rest of the continent. Here’s a short traveler’s guide to Liechtenstein for those who are in for an interesting adventure.

     
  • 5 destinations for the Wild West enthusiast

    Alabama Hills, photo by Alisha Vargas on Flickr

    Unless you are very young, you’ve probably seen a quite a few Western movies when growing up. And while for many people these tales of bank robbers, cowboys and beautiful tavern maids were just a way to pass an idle afternoon or evening, there are more than enough die-hard fans of the Western genres who would give an arm and a leg for Clint Eastwood’s spaghetti western hat. If you’re a fan of the Wild West in all its gritty glory, there’s more you can do than buy movie props on e-bay – you can go and visit some travel destinations that even after all these years still have the unmistakable mood of a western film. Here are 5 destinations for the Wild West enthusiast.

     
 
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