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Speakeasy bars are associated most often with American history and culture due to their rise in popularity during the U.S.’s prohibition years, but technically, an Australian newspaper coined the phrase “speakeasy” as early as 1837, and the British were using the phrase “speak softly shop” years before that. It really doesn’t matter where the phrase “speakeasy” originated, so long as there are still a few around, right? And Europe is one of the best places to find speakeasies that stick to the hush-hush traditions of hidden doorways, secret passwords, and most importantly, knock-your-socks-off cocktails!

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Craving a fall family adventure but stumped for ideas? Pumpkin spice and everything nice, that’s what these 8 holiday ideas are made of! Whether you’re planning to carve a jack-o-lantern for Halloween or a bake a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, these awesome pumpkin patches are the place to be. Plan a fall family adventure in the US, Canada or the UK and get ready for hay rides, corn mazes and more family activities (and pumpkins) than you can count!

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Featured photo-Stockholm City Hall-Swedish architecture-Sweden

Studies have shown that viewing groovy architecture can improve a person’s health, so planning a trip to see Swedish architecture should be on everyone’s wellness list! It’s no wonder the Swedes are known as some of the happiest people on earth: Sweden is notorious for its quirky buildings, massive complexes and intricately-designed religious sites. Travelers who explore Malmo in the south to the Swedish Lapland in the north – and of course, Stockholm, in between – will discover Swedish architecture that includes a sauna made of scrap metal, churches fit for royalty and a cemetery that makes guests feel welcome.

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Featured photo-beer taps at bar-best beer destinations

Whether you consider yourself a beer expert, cicerone or just a simple beer lover, downing a pint (or two) at one of the best beer destinations in the world should be in your travel plans. Sip on Belgium beer during brewery tours in Brussels, or sign up for the Heineken Experience in Amsterdam. Some cities are best known for their unique craft beers, while others pride themselves on longstanding traditions. Discover six beer destinations that feature unique tastes and attractions for beer lovers everywhere!

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Featured photo-Bordeaux-France-Tuscany-Italy-vineyard-wine tasting tours

Some of the best wine tasting tours in the world include scenic walks through vineyards, grape-stomping experiences, and of course, sampling wine! Learn how to properly appreciate Chianti while touring a castle in Tuscany, or pour a glass of Bordeaux in a château in France. Wine is a beautiful thing and so are the regions in which it is grown, so pop the cork, and make a toast to your next (or first) wine tasting tour!

AGODA EXTRA: Wine can be made from a variety of grape species and fruits, but the most commonly used grape is Vitis vinifera. On average, a cluster contains 75 grapes, and that’s about what it takes to produce one glass of wine. One grape vine, consequently, produces about 10 bottles of wine, and a vineyard with 400 vines will harvest about five tons (10,000 pounds) of grapes each growing season. Cheers!
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Hiking in Peru-Featured photo-Machu Picchu-Rainbow Mountain

From easy treks through Colca Canyon to advanced climbs in Choquequirao, hiking in Peru is a backpacker’s delight. Peru packs a punch in all things adventure, including ancient structures, eye-catching scenery and tasty food. Explore some of the world’s most mysterious landmarks at Machu Picchu, or plan an off-the-beaten-path excursion to the Peruvian Amazon in Iquitos. Advanced hikes are plentiful, and hikes for beginners in Peru can be found at most of these top attractions, making a trip to South America’s western wonder a must-do!

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Nas Daily Goes to Bangkok

 

Why I love Bangkok – by Nas Daily

SAWADEE or “Hello” in Thai are likely the first words you’ll hear when you land in Bangkok! This city is the most visited in the world for a reason: Good hospitality, good food, good prices! That’s why out of all the cities in the world, this was where I took my Mom!

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Mexico vacation spots-Featured photo-Guanajuato-colonial houses-Mayan ruins

Mexico’s coastal region is well known for fantastic diving and gorgeous beaches, but all Mexico vacations should include a dip into the country’s rich culture. Travel Mexico to discover some of the most unbelievable treasures in the world, including ancient Mayan ruins at Chichén Itzá in the Yucatan Peninsula and the Alley of The Kiss in Guanajuato. Travelers looking for a relaxing journey can board the El Chepe train in Chihuahua and enjoy 15 hours’ worth of Mexico’s incredible terrain – including Copper Canyon! – on the way to Los Mochis.

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Featured photo-best road trips-sheep-Northern Scotland

Rev up the engine, and get out the map. It’s time for a road trip! Whether you’re longing to see the Northern Lights in Iceland or wild kangaroos in Australia, these 6 best road trips in the world will lead you in the right direction – and might even include a few off-road adventures along the way! Fuel up for the North Coast 500 to admire castles and the northernmost point in the UK, or turn up the tunes in the US for a nostalgic cruise down Historic Route 66.

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Featured photo-Mount Everest

Check off trekking the Himalayas from your bucket list with any of these five incredibly scenic hikes through Asia. Whether you crave a challenging hike through Bhutan or a scenic stroll past the Dalai Lama’s summer home in Lhasa, Tibet, trekking in any region of the Himalayan mountain range guarantees views of the area’s most famous landmark – Mount Everest!

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