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10 Reasons You Should Visit Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park, located in Southern California, is a vast and beautiful area of land straddling two deserts – the Mojave and Colorado. Here are ten great reasons you should visit Joshua Tree! The famous Joshua Tree – the twisted, bristled, unique Joshua Trees (Yucca brevifolia) are ubiquitous throughout the park. Great hikes for all …

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Why You Should Visit Pokhara, Nepal

  Why You Should Visit Pokhara, Nepal Here’s why you should visit magical Pokhara, Nepal. It’s got it all – lots of adventurous activities, great food, and accommodations to fit all budgets; but what it really has is MOUNTAINS! Sitting with a beer beside Lake Phewa and watching the clouds roll across the snowcapped Himalayas …

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A Guide to Spending a Free Weekend in Chicago

The city of Chicago is a beautiful place to visit (or live)! It can be expensive to visit all the iconic museums and restaurants, but there are lots of ways to spend a free weekend in Chicago. Below is a list of museums, parks, and attractions that are free to the public. Museums & Galleries …

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The Essential Guide to Shopping in Kathmandu

This is the essential guide to shopping in Kathmandu. This list includes many fair-trade, quality, and upscale boutiques with handmade items. This is not going to be a guide to Thamel (the largest commercial district in Kathmandu). Thamel is a backpacker’s haven and fun to walk through for a few hours. If you must do …

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5 Restaurants in Amman You Need to Try

Here are five restaurants in Amman that you are going to love! Amman, Jordan is a wonderful city to visit – it’s a busy city – with lots of great culture and museums, Roman ruins, and many modern shops and restaurants. If you’re looking for traditional Arabic food or something a little more unique, you’ll …

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What to Pack for Travel to the Middle East

So, you’re planning a trip to the Middle East? Here’s what you’ll need to pack for your trip! Culturally Appropriate Clothing In most Middle Eastern countries it is rude to bare your shoulders and knees. Try to bring light, loose layers. Long pants, skirts, long sleeve shirts, and t-shirts are appropriate. If you are doing …

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