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Going To Spain This Summer? Then Make Sure To Visit These Villages

by phil February 25, 2015 Tips

For many people, Spain conjures up images of famous and highly visited seaside resorts, but for many others, that’s not enough. They have a broader vision. They expand their horizons and spend some time exploring a few of the many picturesque Spanish villages. Booking a flight The first thing to do is to stop daydreaming […]

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Winter Traveling: Have you Considered Snowcat Snowboarding?

by phil February 25, 2015 Tips

When I first heard the term, “Snowcat Snowboarding,” I glanced at my buddy with the most bewildered look smeared across my face. However, as it turns out, this type of shredding is actually quite common. Most snowboarders are familiar with the tractor-like vehicles delicately grooming the mountainside at resorts and lodges. Well, those machines are […]

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Rome’s 5 Most Popular Attractions

by phil February 25, 2015 Tips

One of the most historically rich cities on the planet, Rome is a magnetic draw for visitors. Literally hundreds of famous landmarks provide tourists with a full calendar. If you’re planning a flight to Rome anytime soon, here are the five most popular attractions that you’ll need to see. 1) The Colosseum The largest and […]

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Be spontaneous!

by phil February 18, 2015 Tips

Spontaneity is the spice of life! How many times have you heard that saying, or something very similar to it? You might think it’s a cliché, but it’s very true cliché nonetheless. Doing something you wouldn’t normally do, something out of your comfort zone, or simply doing something quickly, can help spice up an otherwise […]

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How to See and Survive in Dogon Country

by phil February 17, 2015 Tips

Mali is a phenomenally beautiful place — from rich, red sunsets over the Niger River to vast valleys of verdant flora — but one region stands alone as fantastically unique in the world: Pays Dogon. French for Dogon Country, this area of south-central Mali has been home to the indigenous Dogon people for more than […]

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Is French West Africa Expensive as a Traveler?

by phil May 26, 2011 Tips
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Many of the countries in West Africa are former French colonies. The currency used in these countries is the FCFA (Franc Communauté Financière Africaine), more commonly known as the CFA (pronounced seefa). Tied to the Euro at a rate of roughly 640 CFA to 1 Euro, the CFA currency is often cited as the main […]

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