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19 Beautiful & Bizarre Churches You’ve Never Heard Of

19 Beautiful & Bizarre Churches You’ve Never Heard Of June 27, 2012 | Around the World, Featured, Spain | Read More
1. Shrine of Our Lady of Altagracia – Higuey, Dominican Republic Image: Wikipedia.en

11 Dangerously Perched Cliff-Side Monasteries

11 Dangerously Perched Cliff-Side Monasteries June 4, 2012 | Featured | Read More
Placed on the tops of mountains, perched on steep hillsides, and nestled among sharp rocks, the precarious location of these monasteries offered protection from invaders and the chance for worshipers to feel close to god. By modern-day standards the construction of such compounds seems daunting –...

Postcard Perfect: Abandoned Church, Oppède-le-Vieux, France

Postcard Perfect: Abandoned Church, Oppède-le-Vieux, France August 19, 2011 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
Nestled in the Provence region of France, Oppède-le-Vieux is a 12th century village. Although the hilltop vantage point was perfect for medieval living, later residents had a difficult time maintaining their homes and tending to their crops. After generations, many resident began to move farther...

Wallpaper Thursday: Church Tower in Lake Reschensee

Wallpaper Thursday: Church Tower in Lake Reschensee July 14, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
When the Italian government decided to create an artificial lake in the South Tirol province of Northern Italy, the locals were none too happy. In order to increase electricity production, 163 homes and a 14th century church had to be sacrificed to make way for a new dam. Although the townspeople fought...

Travel Like a Local: Easter in Rome, All-American Roads in Florida, Perth Zoos Kick the Habit

Travel Like a Local: Easter in Rome, All-American Roads in Florida, Perth Zoos Kick the Habit April 2, 2010 | Local Insight | Read More
As we wrapped up March, our Local Experts were busy across the globe finding Local tidbits and tips to help you make the most of the trip you’re going to take (or are dreaming to go on soon). Here are our Top 10 thoughts from our team of Local Experts around the world. Meaghan in San Diego “…...
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