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Discover the best fantastic thing about the Rhine depression, the longest stream in European country, with gorgeous landscapes of breathless natural beauty. Meandering through this spectacular region, the steep vineyard-covered mountains reveal fairytale castles, mysterious ruins, majestic palaces and attractive medieval cities. therefore what higher thanks to get...

Visitors to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will find an opportunity for children to experience some of the park’s wonders at a new Nature Play Zone. The “playground” doesn’t have traditional fixtures such as slides and swings, explained public information officer Bruce Rowe. Instead, it is a place where children can dig into the sand, probe around logs and enjoy other hands-on...

Her name, Zorica, didn’t sound very Belgian to me, but she promised I would not find a better waffle in all of Antwerp. “Wouldn’t you like to order one?” Lured by a toasty smell, I had stumbled upon the century-old Van Hecke waffle house while wandering through Antwerp late one dark winter afternoon, when the cathedral’s soaring Gothic bell tower had already dissolved into silhouette. Icy snow was spitting from the overcast sky, pricking my face like tiny needles. “Sure,” I told Zorica, then stood at a front counter to watch...

Posted on Jun 25 2013 - 1:10pm by TravelFore
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The city of Naples is as mysterious as it is exciting and energetic, but you’re unlikely to uncover its secrets on your first trip. If you want to discover some of the more unusual aspects of the city, you can visit places that reveal an obsession with fear and superstition, as well as love and incredible generosity. On your next trip to Naples, check out some of these secrets of the city. Blood Pact The patron saint of Naples is San Gennaro, a bishop of Benevento in the Campania region who was beheaded in 305 A.D. City historians claim...

Over 1,000 safari travelers and industry experts participated in the largest survey of its kind to reveal the best safari country of Africa. The results are in and Tanzania came out the clear winner. SafariBookings.com, an online marketplace for African safari tours, conducted a two-year-long study, gathering reviews from more than 1,000 safari-goers and reputable industry experts to see which African...

There are some pretty cool bridges all over the world, constructed by engineers to serve not only as utilitarian structures but also as works of art. But when the engineer is simply nature, an entirely different type of product is produced: a living bridge. Located over the Batang Bayang river in West Sumatra, Indonesia, a bridge made of living tree roots connects two villages. The bridge, known as ‘Jembatan Akar,’ is 82 feet long and it took 26 years to become the sturdy structure it is today. According to Oddity Central, it...

Posted on Jun 22 2013 - 2:26pm by TravelFore
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Petra is a spectacular Nabatean city in western Jordan. With massive façades that have been carved entirely out of the existing red sandstone, Petra’s magnificent temples and tombs are like no other religious buildings in the world, and the surrounding rugged landscape dotted with historical sites are a hiker’s paradise. Petra has been a city of great religious significance since ancient...

“The better part of being in Athens is that the ability to explore across centuries,” says Eleni Vainas, a Greek-American writer, animator, and old resident of the capital of Balkan state. “Walking around Athens may be a living lesson. trendy is close with ancient, and art is featured throughout town in ways in which bit individuals on an everyday basis.” Any kid UN agency has taken basic...

Posted on Jun 20 2013 - 10:04pm by TravelFore
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Photograph by Jean-Pierre Degas, Corbis A network of canals and bridges crisscrosses this working port-seaside resort on southern France’s Languedoc coast. Sandwiched between oyster-rich Thau lagoon and the Mediterranean, and trailed by a kite-tail strip of sandy beaches, unassuming Sète delivers abundant sun, sea, sand, and seafood under the well-trod tourist radar. When to Go: June-August; August 22-27, Festival of Saint Louis Joutes Nautiques, traditional Languedoc water jousting competitions staged on the Canal Royal. How to...

The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) runs through historic Harpers Ferry, where the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers meet in what Thomas Jefferson described as “perhaps one of the most stupendous scenes in nature.” Start or end an A.T. day hike here, and be back in time for supper and a soak at a quaint B&B. When to Go: June-August; June 22 for an all-day event, The Birth of a State: 150th Anniversary of the State of West Virginia Where to Stay: Four-room Laurel Lodge is a restored, Craftsman-style stone bungalow a block away from...