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Riel World photo – Penguins & sea lions in Argentina

Beagle Channel Argentina

Penguins and sea lions lounge on an island in the Beagle Channel off the southern tip of South America, near Ushuaia, Argentina.

Riel World photo – Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Balloons take to the sky at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Literary pilgrimages

Shakespeare and Company bookshop

If you’re a traveler who loves books and reading, there are any number of sites to add to your list of dream destinations. Along those lines, BootsnAll recently suggested nine intriguing destinations for lovers of Western literature.

10 best ruins – famous and not-so-famous

Mesa Verde

Yahoo! Travel recently compiled a list of 10 of the best ruins around the world and it included some of the usual suspects, but also a few sites that are stunning in their own right but not quite as well known.

Riel World photo – Hanoi, Vietnam

Hoan Kiem Lake

A view of Hoan Kiem Lake, a peaceful oasis in the middle of Hanoi, Vietnam.

Impressions of Cambodia

Buddhist monks in Cambodia

“Cambodians have three rules for life,” she said. “Eat well, grow up, and take care of family.”

Poetry of travel: Balinese rice terraces

bali rice terraces

The rice terraces form long emerald staircases as they tumble down glittering green hillsides.

Photo essay – Images of Monument Valley

Road to Monument Valley

If you had to choose one iconic image of the American West it may very well be Monument Valley. This photo essay takes a look at the red buttes and mesas of this dramatic landscape.

Seven ancient Indian ruins in Mexico

teotihuacan

The Americas are strewn with the ruins of ancient Indian civilizations. Here are seven Indian ruins in Mexico worth visiting.

Cafes of Vietnam

vietnam coffee

If you enjoy drinking coffee and hanging out in cafes, Asia may not be the first place you’d consider as an ideal destination. But Vietnam is a pretty good under-the radar country for coffee and cafe lovers.

Poetry of travel: Jacaranda flowers in Uruguay

jacaranda flowers

Blooming purple jacaranda flowers weave a labyrinth of wonder. Their sight and scent seeps into every moment of a day spent wandering through a picturesque town by the water.

Riel World photo – ‘The Thinker’ in Paris

Rodin's "The Thinker"

Auguste Rodin’s famous sculpture of “The Thinker” in the gardens of the Musee Rodin in Paris.

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