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5 Places Not to Miss in Myanmar

by Sandra Scott

Now that Myanmar is becoming easier to visit, tourists are flocking to the country formerly known as Burma. If you go, here are five sites you have to see.

6 Free Things To Do in Philadelphia’s Historic Square Mile

by Sandra Scott

As the birthplace of American democracy, Philadelphia has heaps of free things to see and do that celebrate its role in history. Here are the best free sites to see in the Historic Square Mile.

The Islands of the Northern Marianas

by Sandra Scott

Many haven’t heard of them, but the Northern Mariana Islands are a beautiful little gem in the Pacific. But in addition to offering gorgeous sun and sand, they’re also filled with sad tales of WWII history.

5 Must-See Sites in Sri Lanka

by Sandra Scott

The Pearl of the Indian Ocean boasts incredible beaches, archaeological sites and wildlife. Here are five sites to add to your itinerary on a trip to Sri Lanka.

5 Great Museums To See in Seattle

by Sandra Scott

From a garden of glass to a museum dedicated to pop culture, here are the best sites to see in Seattle.

A Visit to the Sweetest Place on Earth

by Sandra Scott

Here’s a sweet idea for a family getaway this Valentine’s weekend: a visit to the city of chocolate and candy, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Where to Celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

by Sandra Scott

February 12 marks the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, when, across the U.S., Americans celebrate the legacy of Honest Abe. Here are five places to honour the 16th president.

Mardi Gras Musuems of the U.S.

by Sandra Scott

Get that Mardi Gras feeling any time of year at one of these three museums honouring the annual festival of beads, parades and endless parties.

5 Free Things To Do in Hong Kong

5 Free Things To Do in Hong Kong

by Sandra Scott

Hong Kong may be one of the world’s most expensive cities, but there’s plenty to see and do for those on a budget. Here are our top five picks for free activities in Hong Kong.

5 Free Things To Do in Shanghai

by Sandra Scott

Shanghai is an expensive city. But with some creativity and good walking shoes, there are plenty of fun free things to do in this place where ancient tradition meets space-age modernity.

Where to Eat Alligator in Alabama

by Sandra Scott

Here are some of the best places in Alabama to eat an alligator—before one eats you. And yes, it does taste just like chicken.

4 Spa-tacular Places to Visit in Hot Springs, Arkansas

by Sandra Scott

Hot Springs is “America’s First Resort, ” dating back to the 1800s. Sandra Scott explores the historic spas and other sites that make this national park a must-see.

Celebrating Chinese New Year
in Hong Kong

by Sandra Scott

New Year’s may almost be upon us, but in China, the big celebration is still another month away. Here’s what to expect during the 2013 Year of the Snake celebrations.

A Survivor’s Guide to Rio’s Sambadrome Parades

by Sandra Scott

If you want to experience the best party in the world, you better be prepared. Here’s everything you need to know to survive the spectacular samba parades at Rio’s Carnaval!

How to Make Kiping

by Sandra Scott

The colourful Pahiyas Festival honours the patron saint of farmers, San Isidro Labrador. It’s also a time to make kiping—a traditional wafer that is used as both a decoration and a tasty snack.

Monkeying Around in Borneo

by Sandra Scott

At the Semmenggoh Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center, volunteers are helping to rehabilitate orangutans that have been injured or orphaned.

Facing the Killing Fields of Cambodia

by Sandra Scott

There are some places in the world that seem too horrific to visit. But as Sandra Scott learned, facing the atrocities of the past is the only way to move forward.

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In Search of Headhunters

by Sandra Scott

No, headhunters don’t really exist any more. But on a trip to Borneo, Sandra Scott met some of their descendants, who are working to preserve their tribal way of life through education and tourism.

Sweet Dreams in a Treehouse Hotel

by Sandra Scott

Ever wanted to spend the night in a treehouse? Sandra Scott did it while she was in Kerala, India, and it was lovely–once she got over her fear of heights.

3 Reasons Why Dining in
Myanmar is Magical

by Sandra Scott

Once a hard-to-visit outcast, Myanmar is now one of the most sought-after destinations in Asia. Here are three reasons you’ll want to visit—and taste—this intriguing country.