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Mexico City

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Mexico

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Mexico City, originally called Tenochtitlan was founded by the Aztecs in 1325. Prior to 1519 the city was the focal point of a massive Aztec Empire, stretching across what is now Central America. The Spanish conquistadors arrived in the Valle De Mexico 1519 and by 1521 they had completely destroyed 3000 years of ancient Aztec and Mexican civilisation. (more…)

Vancouver: The Contemporary and Countryside Combined

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Vancouver

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Regularly topping lists of the world’s best places to live, Vancouver is a Canadian city with a whole heap of personality, and it won’t take visitors long to discover why this city is always ranked so highly. The sheer range of stunning visuals and eclectic settings is extensive; after all, it’s not in every city that you’ll find a thriving metropolitan area within easy (more…)

New York City: Get to Know the 5 Boroughs of New York

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New York

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New York City is the City That Never Sleeps, whether on the streets or in your imagination. Sprawling around one of the world’s largest natural harbors at the southern heel of New York State, no one questions the influence the city has on global commerce, politics, business, fashion, art, and culture as a whole. From 1785 to 1790, New York City served as the (more…)

Las Vegas: Is It Really All That Entertaining?

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Las Vegas

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If you’re planning a trip to get away and have some fun, Las Vegas is a city designed with you in mind. Even its modern history is built on the entertainment industry of resorts, casinos, shows, concerts, and parties. Once upon a time, Word War II scientists, researchers, and their families populated the little town in an arid, dusty part of southern Nevada. (more…)

Cancún: Why You Should Visit Cancun

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Cancun

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Modern-day Cancun is a city designed entirely for you, the guest. Less than half a century ago, there was hardly a Cancun to speak of, just a coconut plantation on the flat peninsula along the southern coast of the Gulf of Mexico. In 1970, the Mexican government realized the potential of Cancun’s endless white beaches and broke ground on an airport and city (more…)

Washington D.C.

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Washington

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If asked, the huge national monuments of grave self-importance probably define your mental picture of the capital of the United States. For those who live there, the first thoughts of Washington D.C. are a lot busier, dirtier, louder, livelier, and younger than the solemn gray markers dotting the Mall. (more…)

Orlando: The Fun and the Free in Orlando

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Orlando

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Down south in the Sunshine State, Orlando is really isn’t a very large city, with less than 300,000 residents within the official city limits. What is large, though, are those Mickey Mouse ears and overflowing parking lots that parents know all too well. The love-hate relationship families have with theme parks is primarily centered on the city of Orlando; theme (more…)

Seattle: Seeing Seattle – Casually, Of Course

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Seattle

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Relax; you’re in Seattle now. The city arched around the Puget Sound consciously makes an effort to be casual, as much of a paradox as it sounds. Seattle embraces the eclectic and breaks the mold of tradition: it is a city of professors who listen to punk rock and tech giants shopping at organic farmer’s markets. There are no expectations about what anyone is or (more…)

Los Angeles: It’s More Than Just One City

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Los Angeles

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To stay that you’re visiting Los Angeles is a pretty vague statement. The city sprawls and seeps and overtakes the smaller ones around it, creating a “Greater Los Angeles” area of 15 million people. You could drive for hours in a straight line and still not leave the city, partly because of traffic and partly because of urban spread. Unlike densely packed cities like (more…)

Honolulu – A city in Paradise

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Honolulu is well-known as the most urban and dense city in the Hawaiian Islands, and it is the essential starting point for any exploration of the Pacific island chain. The primary attraction on the island of Oahu, Honolulu is famous for (more…)