Author: Jeff Demers

Book It: The Best Reads to Inspire Travel

Get inspired to travel with a great book! Guide:  (F) = Fiction, (NF) = Non-fiction, (BR) = Beach Read Australia Down Under (Bill Bryson, 2000).  Join best-selling travel author Bryson in his humorous jaunt around Australia, talking to locals, and exploring the country’s history and wildlife.  NF, BR   Austria Beethoven (Lewis Lockwood, 2005).  Beethoven’s interesting life in …

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Visit Anne Frank’s Amsterdam

Amsterdam has a well-deserved reputation for international art, picture-perfect canals, and impressive architecture. But beyond the the Van Goghs and the Rembrandts—visiting the Anne Frank House Museum is one of the most striking parts of any visit. In the face of unrelenting Nazi persecution, she recorded the trials and tribulations of her family’s life in …

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Mykonos: An Incredibly Brief History

Mykonos is an incredibly popular destination, but its history is not widely known, so we’re serving it up with all the spice. In the beginning… For all of ancient history, Mykonos lived in the shadow of its wealthier neighboring island, Delos. Despite its puny size, Delos was at the heart of the Ancient Greek world …

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6 Reasons to Visit the Greek Islands in the Next Year

The Greek Islands are incomparable. Sun, serenity and the sea come together for the ultimate restorative and relaxing island experience.  Here are our top reasons you should visit the Greek Islands this year. Endless sunshine 300 days of total, complete, hardly-a-cloud-in-the-sky sunshine. The chances of one day having less-than-ideal weather is only about 20%. Hardly …

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5 Reasons to Visit Costa Rica this Year

Costa Rica is an unparalleled treasure for nature and adventure-seekers alike.  Here are five things that stand out head and shoulders above the rest. Lush rain forests  Costa Rica is home to an astonishing four percent of the world’s biodiversity. Much of the country is protected rain forests and national parks that serve to preserve …

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Belize: Visit the Lamanai Ruins

Part Indiana Jones action, part nature hike and part jungle cruise, a trip to Lamanai is several memorable adventures rolled together in the jungles of Belize.   Speedboat ride up the New River The Lamanai site is in a very secluded location; the easiest and fastest way to get there is by speedboat, 25 miles up …

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How to Enjoy a Pleasant Afternoon in Athens

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Most adventures in Greece start in Athens. Whether you’re in the city for a few hours or a few days, here are three fun things you can do before you jump on that ferry or flight elsewhere. Explore the Acropolis & Parthenon Perched high above the city on the rocky Acropolis, the Parthenon is globally recognized …

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One Day in Paris

  Bonjour! You’ve arrived in Paris, and have one day to taste and see it all. What’re you waiting for? The clock starts now.   Hot, buttery croissants: flaky, delicious and totally French. You’ll want two. Pair it with a cafe creme and you’re off to a great start.   Hop the Mo, Paris’ venerable …

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