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Travel Scams to Avoid on Your Next Trip

We’ve all done it before to keep our valuables safe: sporting a hideous fanny pack, wearing uncomfortable under-the-clothes passport purses, or shoving bills into your bra. You want the things that allow you to travel—money, passport, visas—to stay as close and as secure as possible....

5 Gorgeous Countries on the Asia-Europe Border

Since we'll be switching our focus from Europe to Asia in the coming month, we thought now would be the perfect time to take a look at the five countries---Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Georgia---which are technically part of both continents. These transcontinental countries are...

Inside Lyon with Melissa Romero

A proud Colombian and citizen of the world, Melissa Romero is passionate about languages, travel, and art history. A Marketing Manager at P&G for the French and Benelux markets, she's lived in Europe for the past nine years---two and a half years in Lyon, and...

15 Delicious European Foods to Try

As diverse as the continent itself, European cuisine offers something for every palate---whether you prefer to play it safe with a pizza Margherita in Naples, or be more daring with a meal of fermented shark in Reykjavik. For this 5 Minute Vacation, we're taking you...

Lanzarote, Spain

Photos by J.L.Lopez Camera: Nikon D3100 Photos from August 2012 to December 2013 Twitter: @Xandler80 Words by Jorge The volcanic eruptions that took place between 1730, 1736 and again in 1824 in this area of the island, change the morphology of Lanzarote covering almost a quarter of the island and...

Traveling in Turkey: 10 Spots You Can’t Miss

Turkey has been turning a lot of heads lately. People who typically travel to Paris or Rome are now finding themselves in this country where two continents collide. With its East-meets-West flavors, its history that digs deep into the pockets of civilization, and its extremely...

What Kind of Food to Pack For a Road Trip: Mikaela Reuben’s Advice

Nutritional Chef and Health Consultant Mikaela Reuben has participated in many international workshops, designing balanced and healthy recipes and menus. She works as a private chef---usually for actors---as well. It's not strange then that one of her passions is eating and exploring the markets to find ingredients, learn...

10 Things to Do in Glasgow

The host of this year's Commonwealth Games (held in the city from July 23rd to August 3rd), Glasgow is a dynamic, energetic city whose sights may not be as immediately attractive as those of its rival city Edinburgh, but which still present a certain charm...

Tacky Tourist Souvenirs to Take Home

When on vacation, you're posed with endless decisions to make: from which bikini to wear to what chilled beverage to opt for. As everyone knows, though, one of the biggest, most pressing matters you face when visiting somewhere new is what you should bring back! You...