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Experience the Natural Beauty of Lofoten in Norway

The archipelago of Lofoten, situated in North Norway within the Arctic Circle, is renowned for its natural beauty and biodiversity, both on land and in the sea. Lofoten boasts the world’s largest deep water coral reef, Røst Reef, and is home to millions of birds, including the world's largest population of sea eagles. Moose are resident on the archipelago's largest islands, and otters are commonly seen swimming along the shoreline. Tour operators are on hand to help vistors get the mos...

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Visit the City of Dunedin in New Zealand

Home to New Zealand's oldest university, the University of Otago established in 1869, Dunedin is a vibrant coastal city with students making up more than twenty percent of the population. It has a busy social, sports and cultural calendar and numerous landmarks and attractions to explore. Add to that the spectacular natural treasures beyond the city's outskirts and it easy to see why visitors to Dunedin may have difficulty deciding what to fit into their itinerary.

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Underwater Wonders at Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park

Situated off the Island of Cozumel in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, the Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park forms part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, also known as the Great Mayan Reef. The reef is the second largest in the world, after Australia's Great Barrier Reef, and includes a number of protected areas, including the Belize Barrier Reef, the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, the Cayos Cochinos Marine Park and the Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park, which was declared a National...

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The Art of Glassmaking on Murano

Glassmaking as an art form was perfected in the early-13th century on the islands of Murano in the Venetian Republic of Italy. The process was a carefully guarded secret for centuries as the glassmakers of Murano expanded their expertise to include enameled glass known as smalto, multicolored patterned glass called millefiori, milky glassed referred to as lattimo, crystalline glass, and even glass resembling gemstones so convincingly only an expert would know the difference. While time ha...

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