There have are 14 World Wonders (7 old and 7 new) and somehow, for some reason, the Parthenon in Athens has been left off both lists. Considering this ancient city was built in the 5th Century B.C., that’s a major snub. Nevertheless, that which we call a world wonder by any other name is still as sweet, and there’s no denying that a visit to the Acropolis is a singular and awe-inspiring experience. Throughout the years, this holy…

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Montserrat, Spain is a popular day trip for travelers because it’s perfectly situated between France and Spain and offers unqiue attractions like the Black Madonna and world famous Boys’ Choir. Montserrat means serrated, named for the unusual rocks that make up the mountains and are visible from far away. The site also has deep religious significance, with a sighting of the Virgin Mary in Santa Cova sparking a pilgrimage to the area. RELATED POST: DAY TRIP FROM BARCELONA…

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Leonardo Da Vinci’s portrait, “The Last Supper,” is arguably the most influential work of art ever made. It’s right up there with his Mona Lisa or Michelangelo’s David. Entire books, conspiracy theories and countless tacky souvenirs have been inspired by this masterpiece. Those unfamiliar with the history of the painting might be surprised to know it’s not on canvas, but rather on the wall of a church located in Milan, Italy. RELATED POST: HOW TO SPEND 24…

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Here’s a throwback post for you, all the way back to summer 2011 when I spent 6 weeks in Australia. Like most others traveling to this amazing continent, I was determined not to leave without meeting both a kangaroo and a koala. I know that, rationally speaking, I would have been able to have these experiences in another location if I was not successful this time around. But I wanted to see a koala and kangaroo in…

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Muggles everywhere can’t get enough of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Whether lifelong fans of the series or newcomers to the story, there’s something for everyone at what’s quickly become the number one rated theme park in the Orlando area. What exactly makes Harry Potter stand out amongst the world’s most famous parks? I had the chance to discover for myself. The park spans two distinct areas–Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure and Diagon Alley…

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