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Why Do We Give Countries Different Names?

Why Do We Give Countries Different Names? EndonymMap.com You booked a trip to Germany, so why does your passport stamp say Deutschland? Your name didn't change from John to Johann, so why should the country's name change? If you've ever wondered why countries go by different names in different languages, you can...

Great Comeback Cities For Travel

Great Comeback Cities For Travel Flickr, Michigan Municipal League Recently, the former automotive boomtown of Detroit made history by filing for bankruptcy, making it an easy butt of jokes on Twitter and in the news. However, Motown has also been making strides to become America's great comeback city, with...

Croatia Joins EU, Keeps Pretty Money

Croatia Joins EU, Keeps Pretty Money Karl Baron/Flickr Travel to Croatia is increasing, up nearly 20 percent over last year just counting visitors from North America. Showcased by the popular HBO series "Game of Thrones," Croatia has seen a surge in tourism, one that they hope to continue by joining the...

Game of Thrones Tours Launch In Europe

Game of Thrones Tours Launch In Europe horslips5, Flickr Game of Thrones fans can now visit familiar filming locations on new walking tours around Belfast, Northern Ireland and Dubrovnik, Croatia. Here all all the details for you Game of Thrones fans out there, courtesy of tour company Viator: In Belfast, a...

Photo Of The Day: Meeting A Local

Photo Of The Day: Meeting A Local I am partial to a good donkey photo. Something about their sweet eyes makes them instantly loveable, and their inherent goofiness is charming. Today's Photo of the Day caught my eye partially because of the subject, as well as the gorgeous landscape in Croatia behind him,...

5 Countries That Are Great Alternatives To Their Crowded Neighbors

5 Countries That Are Great Alternatives To Their Crowded Neighbors It's the great hypocrisy in the mind of every traveler that they want to tour a place free from other tourists. Grumbling that a place is overcrowded isn't without grounds, though. Who hasn't wanted to pull a Dr. Manhattan on the tour groups that take group photos with...

Exploring The Marvels Of Croatia's Modric Cave

Exploring The Marvels Of Croatia's Modric Cave Twist your head to the right, your body to the left and wiggle through the crack, urged the guide leading us through Modric Cave in Croatia. Pretending I was a pretzel worked. After dragging my lagging left leg through a fissure between caverns, I re-lit my carbide miner's...

A Museum For The Heartbroken

A Museum For The Heartbroken I was staring at a wooden leg. It was on display. Next to it, a placard read: "The prosthesis endured longer than our love. It was made of sturdier material." I was in Zagreb at the Museum of Broken Relationships. I didn't know what to really expect when I had...

G Adventures Announces New Destinations For 2013

G Adventures Announces New Destinations For 2013 Adventure travel company G Adventures has announced that starting in January of next year it will begin offering options to visit 12 new countries and expand its popular Local Living tours to more destinations as well. These additions to the G Adventures catalog will provide...

Photo Of The Day: Silba

Photo Of The Day: Silba Silba is a tiny northern Dalmatian island close to the port city of Zadar, Croatia. The island sees its population boom in the summer, from a few hundred year-rounders to a few thousand seasonal sunshine seekers. Closed to passenger cars, Silba is one of many Croatian...

Photo Of The Day: Melting Landscape

Photo Of The Day: Melting Landscape Today's Photo of the Day may look like a painting, but according to Flickr user GogoTheGogo, the effect came from the heat of the boat rather than a post-processing effect. The melting landscape from the Croatian island of Cres is a fitting embodiment of the hazy dog...

Video Of The Day: Woman 'Walks The Line' Between Two Speeding Trucks

On a deserted highway in Vrgorac, Croatia, Faith Dickey walks a slackline between two speeding trucks as they barrel toward a tunnel. Slacklining is an increasingly popular extreme sport developed by climbers in Yosemite Valley, California, in the 1970s and 1980s. It is...

Photo Of The Day: Skradinski Buk

Photo Of The Day: Skradinski Buk Skradinski Buk is a natural pool with waterfalls located in Krka National Park in Croatia's Dalmatia. The area of natural beauty is visually arresting enough to wrest seaside-focused tourists inland for a few hours. This fact by itself is really saying something, as the...

Photo Of The Day: Sunset Walk

Photo Of The Day: Sunset Walk Flickr user GogoTheGogo has taken a photo of what looks like the end of a perfect day. The image features a solitary figure in silhouette walking through the grass against a fiery orange sky in Zagreb, Crotia. I love the warm colors, the way the light plays off the...

Six Great Mediterranean Cruise Ship Ports

Six Great Mediterranean Cruise Ship Ports Some of the best Mediterranean cruise ship ports appear on a variety of itineraries from several cruise lines. Traveling via cruise ship, vacationers are able to see six or more different ports on a seven- to 10-day sailing. That's covering a lot of ground quickly and...

Photo Of The Day: Coca Cola Everywhere

Photo Of The Day: Coca Cola Everywhere Like the golden arches, the green-backed mermaid and the swooping "Just Do It" check, the red and white Coca Cola logo is that ubiquitous symbol of American capitalism that's near impossible to escape abroad. Flickr user Kurt Schmidt captured today's Photo of the Day on...

A Few Mediterranean Sidewalk Cafés Can Make Travel Personal

A Few Mediterranean Sidewalk Cafés Can Make Travel Personal In popular cities of the Mediterranean, mobs of tourists come by bus, train, air and cruise ship. Looking to see famous destinations with their own eyes, perhaps fulfilling lifelong dreams, they clamber for the best view. During the summer, many visitors point and shoot only...

In Istria, Hunting For The World's Most Delicious And Smelliest Treat

In Istria, Hunting For The World's Most Delicious And Smelliest Treat The rotund man standing before me on the dirt path was wearing olive-green military fatigues and held a sharp, bladed object in his thick, oversized right hand. He looked unhappy to see me. I was late. His hands – pudgy and exaggerated – seemed like the result of...

Photo of the Day: Spring comes to Croatia

Photo of the Day: Spring comes to Croatia Around the world, signs of spring are starting to appear. You smell it in the soft scent of pollen. You feel it in the positive energy emanating from people who have spent the winter in hibernation. And you see it in the tiny flower buds sprouting everywhere you...

Photo of the Day: Highlight of the show

Photo of the Day: Highlight of the show This Photo of the Day, called Highlight of the Show, comes from Gadling Flickr Pool member mmusnjak. Captured using a Nikon D90, the photo is described as a "winter sunset near Zavižan hut in North Velebit, Croatia. The sunset was worth the three hour hike through the...

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