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    Europe Stories

    Italy

    Italy Travel Stories You can't miss a close look at Rome's single most impressive monument: the awe-inspiring Colosseum.
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    England

    England Travel Stories With its famous clock tower and "Big Ben" bell, the Houses of Parliament is the preeminent symbol of London.
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    Scotland

    Scotland Travel Stories Crowned Queen of Scotland at less than a year of age in 1543 and heralded at age 15 as the true Queen of England by many Catholics.
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    France

    France Travel Stories Europe's most famous cathedral actually owes a lot of its international success to author Victor Hugo.
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    Germany

    Germany Travel Stories As it rises from its alpine backdrop, Neuschwanstein Castle near Füssen has all the drama of a well-planned stage scene.
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    Spain

    Spain Travel Stories With his wildly inventive design sense, architect Antonio Gaudí is revered in Barcelona as the ultimate Catalan genius.
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    Greece

    Greece Travel Stories Throughout antiquity, Athens was described as the most serene city on earth with the Parthenon-crowned Acropolis.
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    Holland

    Holland Travel Stories Nothing symbolizes the Netherlands like the tulip, a magically bright flower that can be seen in almost every window box in the country.
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    Austria

    Austria Travel Stories No visit to Vienna would be complete without an afternoon spent lazing in one of the ornate Kaffehaüser or coffee houses.
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    Switzerland

    Switzerland Travel Stories Few mountains have exerted such a magnetic attraction as the Matterhorn, the 14,690-foot-high crag.
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    Czech Republic

    Czech Republic Travel Stories Every hour, hundreds of visitors gather in Prague's Old Town Square to witness the tolling of the Astronomical Clock.
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    Scandanavia

    Scandanavia Travel Stories Their story begins in raiding, slave-taking, trading and settlement and ends in eventual assimilation into Slavic culture.
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    North America Stories

    Grand Canyon

    Grand Canyon Travel Stories The raft journey through the Grand Canyon is one of the West's great white-water thrills. John Powell first attempted it in 1869.
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    Yellowstone

    Yellowstone Travel Stories Every 90 minutes, hundreds of onlookers admire the gush of Old Faithful in Yellowstone, the world's most famous geyser.
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    Yosemite

    Yosemite Travel Stories Even the most jaded traveler will let out a cry of glee when first seeing Yosemite Valley. This has always been the case since 1869.
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    Los Angeles

    Los Angeles Travel Stories The famous HOLLYWOOD sign has a less glamorous origin than people think. It was actually a publicity stunt.
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    San Francisco

    San Francisco Travel Stories It's hard to recall today that the gracious harbor city of San Francisco was actually born out of chaos, sin and violence.
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    Las Vegas

    Las Vegas Travel Stories The coolest era in Las Vegas history began on January 20, 1960, when Dean Martin was joined onstage by Frank Sinatra.
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    South America Stories

    Peru

    Peru Travel Stories All over the Andes, Spanish buildings are supported by the foundations of Inca masonry, relics of the conquest of Peru.
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    Galápagos Islands

    Galápagos Islands Travel Stories If the giant tortoise is the symbol of the Galápagos Islands, then Darwin's finches must be the symbol of evolution in the Galápagos.
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    Argentina

    Argentina Travel Stories You don't have to be in Buenos Aires long before you hear the Tango or see the notorious dance itself.
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    Chile

    Chile Travel Stories Thanks to the country's isolation on the fringe of South America, its vineyards played an unexpected part in saving the wine industries.
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    Asia Stories

    China

    Xi'an, one of the most important cultural cities in China, was the capital of the Chinese empires for more than 1,500 years.
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    South Pacific Stories

    Australia

    Australia Travel Stories Aussies celebrate the foundation of their country with fireworks displays and picnics, but the actual event was a more dubious and chaotic affair.
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    Africa Stories

    Tanzania

    Africa Travel Stories Rising sheer from the grassy plains at the rim of the Equator is one of the most famous sights in Africa; Mount Kilimanjaro.
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