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Top Destinations for Expats 2015

A view of Singapore city centre. (Roslan Rahman/AFP Getty Imegs)
A view of Singapore city centre. (Roslan Rahman/AFP Getty Imegs)

The results of two major expat studies were released recently, the Expat Insider survey produced by InterNations the global expat Social Networking and Information Company,...

  • Colourful Veli Lošinj, an aromatherapy centre and tourist destination in western Croatia.

Photos by Barbara Angelakis

    Lošinj, Croatia: Island of Vitality

    Picture gazing out over the sparkling waters of the Adriatic Sea, breathing in pure, salt-infused air and the fragrance of majestic pine trees silhouetted against... Read more

  • A view of the Split seaside promenade. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Discover Croatia—an Untouched Beauty of the Adriatic

    Croatia shares its glorious Adriatic sea with its closest neighbour—Italy—and is one of Europe’s fastest-growing travel destinations. Voted as the third-greenest country in Europe, this... Read more

  • A view of Cebu’s seaside from a Cebu Helium Balloon on 26 July 2015. (Epoch Times)

    Have Fun in Cebu, Philippines

    Cebu, famously known as the ‘Queen City of the South’ and the ‘Seat of Christianity’, is the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines. One of... Read more

  • Tour boats explore Antelope Canyon, located on Navajo Nation land near the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Arizona.

Photos by Beverly Mann

    Combing the Majestic Canyons and Parks of America’s Southwest

    A panoramic feast for the eyes and a stimulus for the soul, Arizona’s Grand Canyon appears as if one has been transplanted onto another planet... Read more

  • "Little Children on a Bicycle" mural in Georgetown. (Li Yen/Epoch Times)

    Penang—Isle of the Betel Nut

    Penang, in north western Malaysia, also called Pulau Pinang (Isle of the Betel Nut), derives its name from the plentiful betel nut palms lining its... Read more

  • The Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood was built on the site where Emperor Alexander II was fatally wounded in March 1881. It was looted after the Russian Revolution, damaged in WWII, and eventually used as a warehouse, only to be restored to its former glory and reopened as a church in 1997. 
Photos by Barbara Angelakis

    St. Petersburg, Russia’s City of Color 

    St. Petersburg is a city awash in color. Pastel buildings sparkle under a clear blue sky peppered with billowing clouds—the same sky you see painted... Read more

  • The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles and Caroline Fernolend, vice president of the Mihai Eminescu Trust on the occasion of planting the 1 millionth tree on May 31, 2013. The project called A Forest for Every School was part of a collaboration between the trust and French Hotel Chain ACCOR.
(Photo courtesy of Cristian Radu)

    A Curious Alliance: Prince Charles and Transylvania’s Medieval Villages

    VISCRI, Romania—Of all the foreign dignitaries who have visited Romania since the communist regime fell in 1989, none are as passionate about the country as... Read more

  • Dubrovnik ‘Pearl of Adriatic’ taken from the Montenegro to Dubrovnik road. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Discover Croatia—A Day in Dubrovnik

    If you love the sun and the sea, Croatia is the country to go to. This untouched Adriatic beauty is Europe’s fastest growing tourist destination... Read more

  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 photo, visitors gather at an outlook on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)

    National Parks Seeing Huge Spikes in Visitation This Summer

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — Visitors heading to the Grand Canyon lately know they are going to get two things when they arrive: breathtaking... Read more

  • In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, hot air balloons rise just after dawn over vineyards in Yountville, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    New Finds and Old Favorites in California’s Napa

    NAPA, Calif.—Sunlit hills of lush green vineyards, blue skies, fine red wines: Some things about wine country never change. But others do, like where to... Read more

  • The Pabst Mansion, built in 1892 by beer tycoon Frederick Pabst, was once considered the jewel of Grand Avenue, Milwaukee's famous avenue of mansions. With over 60 residences, the avenue was heralded one of the finest residential streets in America. (Courtesy of visitmilwaukee)

    Milwaukee: City of Festivals and More

    Sprawled along the shores of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is often called the City of Festivals, and it’s easy to see why. In just two days... Read more

  • FILE - In this July 27, 2003 file photo, Jill Aldape, center right, smiles during the Uztai Handi (Big Hoop) dance during the Oinkari Dancers performance at the San Inazio Basque Festival in Boise, Idaho. (Gerry Melendez/Idaho Statesman via AP)

    In Idaho, Basque Culture on a Block in Boise

    BOISE, Idaho — Idaho is home to one of the biggest concentrations of Basques in the United States, and the best way to learn more... Read more

  • A pack of African wild dogs feed on an impala carcass. Ferocious hunters, the dogs work as a team on a hunt. They tear apart their prey and devour it in minutes to avoid theft by hyenas or lions.(Giannella M. Garrett)

    Trailing the Elusive African Wild Dog

    We stopped in our tracks and counted the dogs. Ten. Fifteen. Over twenty, someone shouted. The pack sprinted through the woods, snarling and howling. They... Read more

  • The town of Atrani on the Amalfi Coast near Naples. With its warm summers and mild winters, the Amalfi Coast is a popular tourist destination. (Paolo Costa Baldi. License: GFDL/CC-BY-SA 3.0)

    Cruising the Mediterranean

    One of the great things about Seabourn Cruise Line is that its ships are small, which means they can go where larger cruise ships can’t... Read more

  • Entrance tto the Centrak Hotel in Magong, Penghu County, Taiwan (Courtesy of Nicole1173)

    Taiwan’s Unique Take on the Bed and Breakfast: The ‘Minsu’

    Planning a trip to Taiwan? You’ll find no shortage of places happy to host you. Locally run guesthouses of all varieties have been rising in... Read more

  • In this Aug. 1, 2015, photo, foreign participants dance the traditional Japanese "bon odori" with locals in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Ken Aragaki)

    Kimono-Clad Foreigners Get a Taste of Old Tokyo

    TOKYO — With some help from Japanese volunteers, more than 80 foreigners from around the world, including the United States, Russia and Malaysia, donned casual... Read more

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