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Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic (referred to as the DR) is an easy trip from the US for lots of travelers. Try local culture by taking a guagua (bus) or taking a carrito (car). Eat at a local comedor (cafeteria), where you’ll learn to crave fried plantains, and learn some Dominican Spanish slang.

Don’t forget to talk some ‘beisbol’ (baseball) with the locals, who love the American teams like the Yankees. Explore nearby beaches and water sports, from kite-surfing to snorkeling.

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What are our favorite travel destinations? Our best places to travel are ones that have a bit of everything, from architecture and history to nature and adventure.

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  • Argentina

    There’s more to this giant country than its steak and wine, once you start exploring. From the peaks of Patagonia to the posh cafes of Buenos Aires, it’s hard to get bored in Argentina.

  • Chicago

    What are the best things to see on a trip to Chicago? We’ll tell you the coolest places to take photos, along with a review on where to stay if you’re working remotely.

  • Colombia

    From big cities to small towns, we explore all that Colombia has to offer visitors. Find out how to make the most of your trip here!

  • Czech Republic

    The Czech Republic is like a gateway to Eastern Europe. In the capital of Prague, find tons of history from the ages of royalty to World War II and into the Soviet era, and wander through the unique Old City, where cultures and architecture blend together.

  • England

    This is England, land of castles and countryside, and rugby and royalty. Get lost in London and feel out the hip scenes and the history. Then, take a train to get out of the cities and experience simpler life in villages, historic sites and nature.

  • Estonia

    Estonia is a surprise, if anything. Where is this small country, credited for being the birthplace of Skype and Wise? Its mix of influences from Scandinavia and from the Baltic and Russian region make for a fascinating culture of innovation, progress and unique history.

  • Guatemala

    As one of the most diverse countries in Central America, Guatemala is a favorite for backpacking, adventure, culture and food. With landscapes from volcanoes to jungle, and beaches to forest, Guatemala both packs a punch and never ceases to amaze travelers.

  • Hong Kong

    From the towering skyscrapers and lively nightlife to the tranquil temples and lush green hills, there's something for everyone to do in Hong Kong. Come explore with us!

  • Iceland

    Iceland is a land of many wonders, and it can be hard to know what to do when you visit. Here are some ideas for things to see and do while you're in the country.

  • Ireland

    Beyond the Guinness pints and the countless characteristic pubs, and beyond the rain and the driving on the left, is spectacular untouched nature, locals who will always crack a joke and, well, lots of sheep.

  • Israel

    Kick back by the Mediterranean Sea with falafel or lose yourself in the narrow alleyways of one of the most historically-important cities on Earth. Check out how four cultures share Jerusalem’s Old City, and then spend the next day floating in the saltiest body of water in the world.

  • Latvia

    From the bogs to the beaches, there's so much to see in this laid-back and growing country. Check out our list of things to do in Latvia!

  • Mexico

    What we love about Mexico is the rich culture, full of soulful and joyous music, zesty cuisine, ancient history and bustling cities. This big country has enough unique destinations to keep you enchanted for months.

  • Myanmar (Burma)

    The most undiscovered and alternative of any country in Southeast Asia, Myanmar (Burma) provides a genuine travel experience to travelers who want to get lost among ancient pagodas, lake villages and urban chaos.

  • The Netherlands

    Windmills, stroopwafels and the canals of Amsterdam may come to mind when you think of the Netherlands. Get on a bicycle, the local Dutch way, and make your way into the architecture of Rotterdam, quaint and quiet streets of villages outside the big cities and the excellent transport systems that link all the parts of this country.

  • New England

    The beautiful nature, laid-back towns and array of things to do in all four seasons make New England is a great choice for a couples, friends or family trip on the East Coast.

  • New York

    Looking for the best authentic local tips for travel and exploring New York State? Check out the secret tips that only locals know, and how to maximize your trip budget.

  • Peru

    Famed for Machu Picchu and its Incan ruins, there’s much more to Peru than meets the eye. Sit back with a drink and watch the sunset from the Pacific cliffs of the capital city Lima, and surf on sand dunes in Huacachina, from where the sand in your hair will serve as a souvenir for days.

  • Portugal

    Portugal charmed us from the start, as we ventured through a maze of colorful alleyways in Lisbon’s Bairro Alto neighborhood and then took a road trip to the humble medieval villages and beautiful beaches. Try the wine and the seafood, and then go for a hike along the rocky coastline.

  • Spain

    Famed for tapas, mountains, islands and art, in a variety of dramatic settings, Spain is somewhere to go back to, time and again. Just when you think you’ve gotten to know the country, you’ll learn there’s more to see.

  • Sri Lanka

    If you like scenery, flavorful food, friendly people and culture, this is a country for you. In Sri Lanka, we hiked epic mountains, climbed stairs to a sacred giant Buddha, tried Ceylon tea fresh from its source and laid back with fruit smoothies on the southern beaches.

  • Taiwan

    Off the beaten path, undiscovered places and natural beauty are all ways to describe travel in Taiwan. Travel for food, hiking and culture in one of the best destinations in Asia.

  • Vietnam

    Vietnam is so diverse, and you'll never run out of things to do. Yes, travel in Vietnam is affordable, so you can get more for your money and try everything in sight.

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