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Greece

Greece is the birthplace of one of the world's oldest and most glorious civilizations. Come explore this country's incredible mix of history, culture and dazzling landscapes! Official Name:  Hellenic Republic Size:  50,949 square miles (131,957 square kilometers); slightly smaller than Alabama Population:  10,760,136 as of July 2011 Capital:  Athens Climate:  Temperate; hot, dry summers; mild, wet winters Official Language:  Greek Literacy:  96% Currency:  The Euro Agriculture:  Wheat, corn, barley, sugar beets, olives, tomatoes, wine, tobacco, potatoes, beef, dairy Industries:  tourism, food and tobacco processing, textiles, chemicals, metal prod... Read more

Spain

From riotous fiestas and sizzling cuisine to world-class museums and cutting-edge art galleries, there's a reason why Spain endures as one of the world's most popular destinations. Like the country's famous tapas, Spain itself is a tempting smorgasbord of bustling cities, scenic countryside and sunny islands, which visitors can nibble away at on repeat trips or consume in one giant feast. Either way, it is one appetising nation. In spite of its myriad attractions, most come to Spain for sun, sand and self-indulgence, flocking to the likes of the Costa del Sol and Costa Brava to while away days on beaches and nights in clubs. An early pioneer of package holidays, Spain's lead... Read more

Colorado - USA

Colorado is a year-round destination that piques the imagination and inspires the soul with its dramatic landscape and natural beauty. The state is nothing less than stunning, with a diversity that ranges from the majestic Rocky Mountains to the rolling hills, rivers, streams, and high desert of the Colorado Plateau. Mountain towns beckon skiers, hikers, climbers, mountain bikers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all types, but are also great places to soak up some tranquility and enjoy the mountain vibe. Scenic drives through parks and along state highways are some of the best ways to see the amazing sites that the state has to offer. Remnants of the cultures that inhabited the ar... Read more

California - USA

The Yosemite National Park and Redwood National and State Parks are famous for spectacular granite cliffs and the tallest redwood trees respectively. The Furnace Creek Death Valley National Park is among the hottest and driest places on the planet. The SeaWorld San Diego, Universal Studios Hollywood, and Disney California Adventure are popular family attractions. The glitz and glamor of Los Angeles, the bohemian vibe of San Francisco, and the Hispanic culture of San Diego make California a place every traveler is drawn to. The vineyards of Napa and Sonoma counties, Monterey Bay & Big Sur, Shasta Cascade, the beaches of Santa Barbara, San Francisco Bay Area, and Inland E... Read more

Tyrol - Austria

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If that’s the case, prepare to take a long, lingering look. The Alpbach Valley in Tirol is perfection itself. Here, picturesque houses dot a valley awash with wildflowers and flora and fauna of the most exquisite kind. It’s enough to almost make you forget where you are – until you glance up that is, and marvel at the dramatic peaks standing guard from every direction. Enchantment abounds, with true alpine hospitality going hand-in-hand with ‘living traditions’ that both enthral and delight the visitor, whilst gorgeous scenery makes it a region beyond compare for discovering ‘true Austria’ on foot. Friendly locals w... Read more

Umbria

Umbria  is fast becoming what  Tuscany  was several decades ago – popular with tourists, but not yet completely overrun. That’s not to say you won’t find thousands of people visiting Umbria, but you’re still likely to find fewer tourists in Umbria than in neighboring Tuscany, or in Rome or Venice, for that matter. So far, this region just hasn’t made it onto the “must-see” list of most  first-time tourists to Italy . What to Do & See in Umbria In some ways, Umbria feels similar to all the things we’ve come to expect from (and love about) Tuscany – including the rolling hills and medieval hill towns. The crowds are typically smaller, and there are ... Read more

France

Local Time Population 65,447,374 Capital City Paris Currency Euro (€) Languages French Climate Temperature Maritime, Mediterranean National Day Bastille Day, July 4th As the undisputed #1 tourism destination on the planet, the country of France offers thousands of things to see and do. Arguably, the most significant attraction in France, and for that matter Europe, is the unforgettable city of Paris. It exudes ambiance and style, and notable must-sees include the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Eiffel Tower, Latin Quarter, Louvre, Musée d'Orsay and Notre Dame Cathedral.  Additional points-of-interest in France include Saint Malo and t... Read more

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Eiffel Tower - Paris