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Top 20 Diving Locations Around the World in 2019

Diving has become a huge passion of mine, and I am slowly working my way to becoming a Master Diver (keyword slowly). After knowing it is an activity that I will be doing for the rest of my life, I decided to get a little input from fellow divers and travel experts around the world who have contributed to this article on what we all feel are the Top Diving Locations Around the World.

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Tambo Colorado in Pisco Peru, The Best Preserved Inca Ruins in Peru

Tambo Colorado is not a well known Inca Ruin, yet it is one of the best preserved Inca ruin. To see it you must take a tour to the Paracas desert from Pisco. It is a perfect shore excursion full of ancient Incan history. Fascinating elements of the internal engineering in their homes, technology far advanced than I gave them credit for can still be seen. So come take a tour with me in some ruins that even the most seasoned traveler can enjoy.

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Things to Look For When Renting a Car

Driving in another country can be a scary thing when you are doing it for the first time, but when you are responsible for any damage that might happen while in that country…..makes it even scarier. My first time driving internationally was when I went to Scotland on my first Solo Trip. So here are a few things to look for when renting a car either at home or abroad.

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Best Destinations for Solo Travelers as of 2019

Won’t I get lonely? What happens if I get lost? I can’t afford it. These are all common questions and concerns Solo Travelers have for me since I started Culture Trekking. While I could explain and argue these and many more, the bottom line is that you need to first choose a destination that fits your concerns. So here are, what I consider to be, the Best Destinations for Solo Travelers.

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Swimming with Manatees in Crystal Rivers Florida

Knowing that Manatees are often killed by boats passing by, and they were slow and fat was about the extent of my knowledge about Manatees and their world. Luckily we were able to pair up with Birds Underwater for a sponsored tour and my knowledge about Manatees exponentially increased from one afternoon with them. So come take a virtual tour with me, Jen & Ed, and our other friend Katie from The Traveling Spud as we learn just how to ethically interact with Manatees.

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Pioneer History in Nauvoo Illinois

This quaint town in the middle of Illinois is one of the best replicas of life in the 1850’s. Located on the banks of the Mississippi river, this small town has homes fully restored with volunteers that re-enact the times of Pioneers. There are pioneer crafts, games, horse-drawn wagon rides, and live entertainment.

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How to Stay Safe While Solo Traveling

While fear is increasingly being used as a tactic to sell things; it is important to be educated on what the risks are. Different people have different tolerance levels to risk, but there are several things I would recommend as standard precautions for both male and female solo travelers.

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Things to do in Elgin Scotland

In the heart of Whiskey country in Scotland lies a plethora of unique activities and sites for the history lovers, Scotland road trippers, and those who love to be inspired by the more natural surroundings. Here are a few things to do while in Elgin Scotland.

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Top Things to do in Isle of Skye|Hiking the Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye is a feast of images for the eyes of those who yearn to wander green paths. Scotland is a land lush and wild, but the Isle of Skye is the hidden Emerald of the UK. This land is steeped in history, folklore, unspoiled beaches, rugged mountains ripe for conquering. Welcome to the Land of the Clans and Scottish pride and warrior spirits that will never die.

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The History of Ephesus & Stories Behind the Ruins

A UNESCO Heritage Site, containing one of the seven wonders of the ancient world will leave you asking, “Where is Ephesus?” An incredibly well preserved City in Turkey that is still used for festivals today and contains a Christian Shrine to the Virgin Mary. With such contrasting cultural history, this is not a city to be missed.

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What to do in Mykonos

Greek Isle Paradise…..feeling fancy, free, and a little like Athena reincarnate. The cruise ship had poured her passengers out onto the docks of Mykonos, letting her contents explore the whitewashed streets of Mykonos. Hours or research on what to do in Mykonos lead me to this day. Bumming on the beach…..that is where I was headed. If you do nothing else in Mykonos, please experience their beaches, they are world renown for parties, relaxing, and pure bliss.

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Iona Abbey a Christian Pilgrimage

This Abbey has endured some of the most brutal battles in history. It is the reason that Christianity survived in Scotland. Iona Abbey is a place that anyone can appreciate due to the perseverance of the human spirit after so many centuries. Kings, saints and pilgrims have visited, worshipped and lay within these walls.

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Mount Whitney Hike in Winter

Hiking in winter has its own challenges, but hiking up a mountain and camping overnight is a whole other ball of wax. Mount Whitney is one of the tallest mountains in the Northern Hemisphere and can be dangerous to hikers in the summer, let along in the winter. A Mount Whitney Hike in Winter is not for the faint of heart

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What to do in Bandon Oregon

Bandon Oregon is steeped in native history, teeming with fisherman, and plenty of activities for the whole family. So while you are on your Oregon Coast Road trip, Bandon should be on your list. If you happen to visit, here is what to do in Bandon Oregon.

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Cawdor Castle in Scotland

Set in the parish of Cawdor in Nairnshire Scotland stands a charming 14th century keep, Cawdor Castle. This castle not only has rumored ties to Macbeth but a history of thorn trees, donkeys, and kidnappings. Intrigued? Come with me on a journey through this fabled castle ripe with stories for the telling.

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Guide to the Brussels Christmas Market

The Brussels Christmas Market was one of my first European Christmas Markets. It was so interesting to see how they celebrate it, and traditional foods they consumed. It was a bit chaotic, I got a little overwhelmed, so here is my Guide to the Brussels Christmas Market so you can enjoy your own European Christmas Market.

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