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Top Cities in Portugal: Places Worth Talking About

There’s a country no one is talking about but should: Portugal. With breathtaking coastlines, stunning wineries, affordable food, and charming cities, it should be one of Europe’s go-to destinations but is often overlooked. If you’re torn between vacationing in a fun city or the relaxing countryside, look no further. Portugal is small enough that you can enjoy both. And for a small price compared to its neighbors. Here are the top cities in Portugal and why you should give them a visit.

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The 11 Must-See Amphitheatres Around the World

Rome. There is virtually no one who hasn’t heard of the glory of the Roman Empire, a civilization that conquered a vast stretch of land from Europe to North Africa. The only thing that’s as fierce as their thirst for expansion was their love for entertainment, and nearly everywhere they conquered you will find grand scale amphitheatres built to entertain the citizens of Rome that settled there. In most cases, these circular structures are the tallest and most grandeur building in the city. The enclosed, usually oval, area in the middle is called arena, the word derived from the Latin word harena, a type of fine sand they put on the ground to soak up the blood from gladiator fights on the arena floor.

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Things to Do on New Zealand’s North Island

Hi, my name is Clara. I am a 22 year old student at Western Washington University and last month I had the opportunity to travel to the other side of the world and explore New Zealand’s North Island after winning the StudentUniverse New Zealand trip contest (which included two roundtrip flights to New Zealand on Air New Zealand AND two spots on the New Zealand – North Island Encompassed tour). Mid September, my sister Emma and I left Seattle, Washington, bound for New Zealand’s Auckland city. Throughout the two weeks of our travels, we found the best things to do in New Zealand. Read More

Why You Should Talk Your Parents Into Letting You Travel To Greece

We all know that Greece is going through some tough financial times. But just in case you’ve been living in a cave, here’s a quick recap:

Greece borrowed too much money and can’t pay it back. There’ve been protests and a lot of banks have shut down, frustrating the local residents.

But there’s a bright side to every situation! Greece may be in economic turmoil but that shouldn’t scare you from this picture perfect destination. Actually, tell your parents this is a great time to visit because you can now afford it! And, the better their tourism market does, the faster Greece can recover. So this is a HUGE win-win! Beat that Mom and Dad! 😉 Read More