Month: June 2012

Dublin: Capital of the Emerald Isle

Ever since southern Ireland separated politically from Great Britain in 1922 when the Irish Free State was created, Dublin has served as its capital.  Although the city was originally a small settlement founded by Vikings, today it is the most populated metropolitan area in the nation. In addition, Dublin is considered an “alpha” among global […]

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Scotland: The Enchanting North of Britain

A constituent nation of the United Kingdom, Scotland occupies the northernmost portion of the island of Great Britain.  In addition to sharing a border with England, Scotland is bounded by several bodies of water including the North Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Irish Sea.  Contrary to popular perception, however, Scotland consists of much more […]

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What makes cruises so appealing?

Cruises have been a popular holiday choice for couples of all ages and families travelling together for years, and increasingly they are delivering an exceptional travel experience for educational groups and students.  Cruising is an ideal choice for an adventure holiday due to the variety of destinations on offer, the different and often exotic departure […]

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London, Olympics 2012: one of many reasons to visit

The capital city of the United Kingdom has already hosted the Olympic Games twice, first in 1908 and then again in 1948, when the Olympics resumed after the havoc of World War II.  Now that London will be hosting the Olympics again this summer, the city holds the unique distinction of being the only place […]

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Tokyo, Japan: Both Traditional and Modern

Not only is Tokyo the capital city of Japan, it is also the world’s single biggest metropolitan area.  Located on Honshu, the largest of the many islands that make up Japan, Tokyo was largely destroyed during World War II and has been rebuilt since.  Because of this, the architectural footprint of the city is predominantly […]

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