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Top 3 Souvenirs from Venice

about Venice, Italy

Venice is not just the 'City of Canals'.  It's also always been a city of merchants, and modern Venice is a showcase for iconic Italian craftsmanship and uniquely Venetian works.  You'll find the cheap and touristy items right alongside more...

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The World's Tallest Geyser Is At It Again

about West Yellowstone, Montana

It's a geological mystery and a rare spectacle of Nature at the world's first National Park.  Yellowstone National Park occupies over 2.2 million acres of land in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho – larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined! The...

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10 Tips When You Travel To Amsterdam From A Monograms Local Host

about Amsterdam, Netherlands

There's nothing better when you travel than having a friend in town to give you the insider tips only a local would know. Most of us don't have friends everywhere on our travel bucket lists. But we do have Monograms.Monograms...

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Now You Can Take the Chunnel Train to a New Destination in Europe

about Europe

London to Paris for a romantic weekend? Belgium to London for tea? Travelers have gotten used to having the option of a high-speed train connecting city centre London to mainland Europe via the tunnel under the Channel.    Brexit politics...

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4 Traditional Sports You Can't Miss When You Travel To Hawaii

about Hawaii

Many of the world's favorite sports have roots in ancient cultures, based on the skills early peoples needed to survive in their environments.  Ancient Hawaiian sports are a great example.  Life in Hawaii's lush, volcanic, Pacific islands shaped a traditional...

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Why Is It Called Easter Island?

about Easter Island, Chile · 5 Comments

That's actually a trick question.  This tiny dot in the eastern South Pacific ocean, but technically territory of Chile, is actually Rapa Nui. The world over, Easter Island is synonymous with exotic mysteries of an impossibly distant, long-lost civilization and...

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Tips for Biking Bermuda's Railway Trail National Park

about Bermuda

t may be one of the best ways to see the beauty of Bermuda. The train system in Bermuda was short-lived, but its legacy is a National Park trail that is a gift to islanders – and visitors to the...

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Video: The Best of Buenos Aires: A Monograms Tour with a Local Host

about Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ranks high on travel bucket lists: an exciting, European-influenced city in a remote country, renowned for a passionate history and punching above its weight in contributions to global culture. Argentina has given the world the breathtaking music and...

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Tips to Shake Up March Break Family Travel

It isn't too late to book a March break. Travel brings families together and the change of pace and location lets everyone do a mid-winter re-set. There are amazing family vacations to take together in March, and you don't have...

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Seoul'd: There's More to Korea than the Winter Olympics

about South Korea · 2 Comments

The 2018 Winter Olympics remind us how exciting a travel destination Korea is. South Korea has an enviable range of high octane urban, spectacular mountain, beach and countryside destinations, a rich history, culture and cuisine as well as a world-renowned...

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Shaq is the 'Chief Fun Officer' of this Cruise Line

It's not the normal career path of a company CFO.  But when CFO stands for Chief Fun Officer, it takes a unique resume to fill the role.  For Carnival Cruise Line, Shaquille O'Neal's credentials as an NBA Hall of Famer...

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