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Travel Advice for a Stress-Free Time at the Airport

If you have planned an exciting vacation and you're looking forward to getting away, you will want to make sure that the trip goes as smoothly as possible. However, going through an airport can be a stressful...
Pisa, place of miracles the leaning tower and the cathedral baptistery, Italy

Culture Fatigue in Italy: Four Tips for Avoiding It

So you’re going on vacation to Italy and you plan to visit some museums and art galleries while you’re there. One thing you can be sure of is that Italy has no shortage of those. But what you may not know...
Guadalope

Explore! – Guadeloupe

Made up of a butterfly-shaped archipelago of eight islands and many small islets, Guadeloupe has essentially been part of France since 1635, except for a year in the 1800s when it was Swedish and for short...
Dominica

Explore! – Dominica

Part of the Windward Islands, Dominica was French until 1763, becoming a British colony in 1805 before gaining independence in 1978. While it’s wonderful to visit at any time of year, the raucous Mas...
Montserrat

Explore! – Montserrat

This pristine island’s first inhabitants were the Arawak and Carib Indians. Columbus claimed Montserrat for Spain in 1493, but in 1632 it was colonised by Britain, and it remains a British Overseas...
Martinique

Explore! – Martinique

When Columbus discovered Martinique in 1493, he declared it, ‘the most beautiful country in the world.’ It’s been French since 1635, when the nation eradicated indigenous Arawak and Carib Indians. Over...
Jamaica

Explore! – Jamaica

The Spanish left Jamaica in 1655, and the island was British until 1962. Since then, it has become famous as the birthplace of reggae and the Rastafari movement. English is the official language, although...
Haiti

Explore! – Haiti

Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492, Haiti now shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. In 1697 it became French, until 1804, when the only ever successful slave rebellion took place...
St-Kitts & Nevis

Explore! – St-Kitts & Nevis

With an active volcano, and plenty of trade winds, beautiful Nevis Island makes a nation with St Kitts, and is the quieter of the two isles. Gorgeous stretches of sand include Pinney’s Beach, while Black...

Ten Tips for Train Travel in Europe

Victoria Grossack If you’re planning to travel in Europe, consider taking the train when you journey from city to city. Train travel can be less expensive than other alternatives and you will not suffer the...
Blue domed churches on the Caldera at Oia on the Greek Island of Santorini

Exploring Greece: Santorini

Santorini is the jewel of the Greek Cyclades Islands. The crescent-shaped island, just north of Crete, attracts visitors from all over the world. During the summer months, thousands of tourists come to wonder...
Pisa, place of miracles the leaning tower and the cathedral baptistery, Italy

Culture Fatigue in Italy: Four Tips for Avoiding It

So you’re going on vacation to Italy and you plan to visit some museums and art galleries while you’re there. One thing you can be sure of is that Italy has no shortage of those. But what you may not know...