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Hiking through Watkins Glen

Hiking through Watkins Glen State Park in autumn. This is one of the most visited state parks in New York as it attracts visitors with its natural beauty.
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On a Boat to Pak Ou Caves

A morning boat ride in Luang Prabang, Laos, along the Mekong River to the Buddhist holy site Pak Ou Caves. The caves are home to about 2500 Buddha statues.
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You Have to Travel to All These Places

The travel bucket list articles are getting out of hand and it's time to make them stop. We don't need lists of 50 or 100 places to travel.
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Stuck in an Elevator at Datanla Waterfall

A trip to Datanla Waterfall in Dalat, Vietnam. An escape from the tourist crowd leads to getting stuck in an elevator in nature.

The Bright Side of Taichung at the Rainbow Village

Before departing Taichung, I took a short bus ride to the vibrant Rainbow Village, which was painted by the community's last remaining resident.
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Walk Through Huanglong and Its Colorful Pools

During the May holiday in China, I headed to Sichuan Province to see the beauty of nature in the Huanglong Valley with the colorful travertine pools.
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Kicking Back in Taitung

A brief trip to Taitung in southeastern Taiwan became a weekend of relaxation and wandering through streets in search of sights, food, and drinks.
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Witnessing the Scale of the Terracotta Army in Xi’an

On my first summer holiday in China, I visited the Terracotta Army in Xi'an and was in awe at the epic size of this ancient tomb for the Qin Emperor.
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Taking in the Art at Medici Chapel in Florence

A stop to admire the artwork of Michelangelo at Medici Chapel in Florence, Italy.

Saigon’s Notre Dame Cathedral

Visiting Saigon's Notre Dame Cathedral, which was constructed in the late 19th century. The church sits on an island between busy streets.
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People Watching at the Bamboo Bridge in Luang Prabang

A stop to take in the views at the bamboo bridge in Luang Prabang, Laos, while wandering through the touristy town on my first day.

Wandering in Dalat, Vietnam

Wandering through the streets of Dalat, Vietnam's eternal spring city in the Central Highlands, on the first half day after a long bus ride from Mui Ne.

Quiet Return to Jiufen

A return to the hillside town of Jiufen in Taiwan before the tourist crowds arrive. The trip was full of beautiful views and relaxing coffee and tea.

Private Resort in Mui Ne, Vietnam

Enjoying being the only guest at a resort hotel during my stay in the beach town of Mui Ne, Vietnam.

Learning Korean History at Seodaemun Prison

A day of wandering through Seoul led me to visit Seodaemun Prison History Hall in the city's Seodaemun Independence Park.