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7 things you didn’t know about the Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef ImageHugging Australia’s northeastern coast like a necklace, the Great Barrier Reef stretches some 1,400-plus miles brimming with marine diversity; it’s the largest coral reef system in the world. You don’t have to travel halfway around the world to discover some of the reef’s secrets and surprises. Here are seven surprising facts. Continue Reading →

7 things you didn’t know about Venice, Italy

Venice ImageEven in Italy, a nation filled with wonders from antiquity, Venice stands out as a city that defies time. Still, global travelers who make the pilgrimage to this UNESCO World Heritage city are often unaware of the mysteries, milestones and curiosities that compose the Venetian fabric. Here are seven little-known facts about Venice, starting with its nickname of the Most Serene Republic. Continue Reading →