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Kamaran Island-Red Sea Reefs

Kamaran gets its Arabic name, "two moons," for the unusual double reflection of the moon that it's possible to see, just as the moon is...

Baja California-A Whale of a Time in Mexico

After being hunted to near extinction in the  1850's and again in the early  1900's , gray  whales  were  the  first  whales  put  on  the...

The Great Pyramids of Giza

Since their logic-defying construction, the Pyramids at Giza have embodied antiquity, mystery—and far-fetched speculation. "From the summit of these monuments," cried Napoleon, "forty centuries...

Galleria degli Uffizi

"Great" is an overworked adjective in Italy, where so many of the country's monuments and works of art command the highest praise. In the...

St. Basil’s Cathedral – Ivan the Terrible’s Moscow Fantasy

On  the  nightly  news,  whenever  reporters broadcast  stories  from  Moscow,  this  is where  they  stand:  on  Red  Square,  the city’s central plaza, with St....

Dover Castle-Guardian of the narrowest stretch of the English Channell

Since the English Channel was first formed 10,000 years ago, the White Cliffs of Dover have loomed in front of invaders and travelers from...

A Day in Dubai

With the recession behind it, Dubai (within the United Arab Emirates) is back to building opulent hotels and reigniting its reputation as a Las...

Gallup – Gateway to Indian Country

Although it’s located outside the reservation boundary, Gallup is the most important commercial center of the Navajo Nation, the largest Indian reservation in the...

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