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Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia

White sand beaches, fiery sunsets over the ocean, salsa and reggae dancing – Colombia’s coastal city of Cartagena de Indias is the perfect getaway for those wanting to experience a tropical vacation while staying within a reasonable budget. Recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cartagena is perfectly tailored for savvy explorers, combining history, terrific […]

Chateau Chenonceau

Chateau Chenonceau

Chateau Chenonceau is perhaps the most stately of France’s Loire Valley chateaus. Built in the 16th Century, the chateau is probably best known for its stunning design over the River Cher with the river flowing directly beneath. This year, the chateau is celebrating 500 years since the original buildings were constructed. For more info, visit […]

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Budapest’s history has been filled with strife but this stately city has persevered to become a thriving destination full of history and culture. Today, you can explore the city’s two halves and walk in the footsteps of the Romans and Magyars in this, the face of modern Hungary. History has not been kind to […]

South Africa’s Best Safaris

South Africa’s Best Safaris

South Africa has an abundance of cultures as well as eleven national languages, but some of its most fascinating residents never utter a word. As the early morning mists settle on the savanna and sunlight strikes the rocky outcrops in the mountains, a world apart from the bustling city centers and towns greets the daylight. […]

Phnom Penh: The Charming City

Phnom Penh: The Charming City

Upon arrival in Cambodia, most tourists flock to Siem Reap for the spectacular temples of Angkor Wat, skipping over one of Southeast Asia’s most charming capital cities. Yet Phnom Penh remains one of the better preserved French relics in the region and has much more to offer tourists than first meets the eye. History As […]

Fortress Chateaus of the Loire

Fortress Chateaus of the Loire

50 Free Things to do in 50 Cities Around the World

50 Free Things to do in 50 Cities Around the World

Traveling around the world can be pricey but many cities offer lots of inexpensive, even free options for the Savvy Explorer. Here is our list of 50 free things to do in cities around the world.

Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa is a wonderland for adventurous travelers.  The landscapes are brilliant, day activities plentiful and the markets are some of the most colorful in all of Vietnam.  After the lengthy train ride from Hanoi, Sapa’s dazzling scenery and views are a worthy reward for a long journey. The Vietnamese government opened Sapa to international tourism […]

The Dardanelles

The Dardanelles

The narrow Turkish strait connecting the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara known as the Dardanelles is one of the most strategic waterways in the world. Its history of conflict dates back to ancient times when the city of Troy controlled the passage. Centuries later, it was the setting for the epic Battle of […]

Petit Chateaus of the Loire Valley

Petit Chateaus of the Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is famous for its stunning chateaus, which were maintained by the nobility yet always at the disposal of the French kings. Here is a look at some of the smaller, less visited chateaus of Angers, Azay le Rideau and Cheverny. Photos copyright TheSavvyExplorer.com/ All rights reserved

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Rabat, Morocco

Rabat, Morocco’s capital city, is flush with history and culture unbeknownst to the many Morocco-bound tourists who flock to Tangiers and Casablanca. For those who venture off the beaten path, however, Rabat will prove just as rewarding.

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