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Cruising China's Yangtze River --


Cruising the Yangtze River, China
Photo credit: Anita Ritenour

Cruising the Three Gorges section of China’s Yangtze River exposes a traveler to a stunning scenic region of the third longest river on Earth. Only the Nile and the Amazon exceed the Yangtze in length.


Great Travel Reads - Canada


If you’re looking for a gripping read this summer, look no further than Independence Day author Richard Ford‘s new novel, Canada.

Hailed as a masterwork of haunting and spirited vision, Canada, tells the story of a young man faced with catastrophic...

Encountering Egypt's Pharaonic Treasures


Encountering Egypt's Pharaonic Treasures
Photo credit: Emifaulk on Flickr

For as long as I could remember, a trip to encounter the pharaonic treasures of ancient Egypt, those monuments from the era of the pharaohs (roughly 3150-332 B.C.), had been near the top of my travel...

Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve


Photo credit: Travel Alaska/Michael DeYoung

In both the height of its mountains and the abundance of its wildlife, Denali National Park is unsurpassed.

The old name for Denali National Park was McKinley National Park. Alaskans favored...

Denmark's Little Mermaid finds her "Han"


Han & The Little Mermaid, Denmark
Photo credit: VisitDenmark/Anders Sune Berg; VisitDenmark/Lennard Nielsen

She may have been beheaded twice, lost an arm, and been covered in paint at least seven times, but Denmark‘s famous “Little Mermaid” (in honor of Hans Christian Anderson’s...

Two wheels across the Netherlands


Two wheels across the Netherlands
Photo credit: Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions

Bicycling enthusiasts tend to yearn for a country where the bicycle is the daily and regular means of transportation, both for utilitarian and pleasure trips.

In this imagined...

Britain's first 'Wikipedia town' is in Wales


Daily Mail - Monmouth becomes Britain's first Wikipedia Twon
Photo credit: The Daily Mail

Starting tomorrow (May 19 2012) visitors to the UK with a curiosity of history will be able to learn a lot more about the little town where King Henry V was born in 1387.

Thanks to months of hard work by Wikimedia UK and...