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Prague, the stunning capital city of the Czech Republic, has become a gem of European tourism. The modern city still retains its medieval city center, complete with cobblestone streets and twisting, narrow alleyways where you’ll find a mix of hip and traditional bars and pubs.
One of the city’s most famous landmarks is Prague Castle and Hradcany; originally constructed in the 9th century, it’s the world’s largest ancient castle. Prague’s world-renowned arts scene features a wealth of fine museums including the magnificent National Museum. And don’t forget to check out Prague’s lively music scene; it won’t be hard to find—jazz clubs and year-round festivals are plentiful.
Mammoth Lakes is part of Yosemite National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in east-central California. Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves and biological diversity.
Mammoth is famous for its stunning hiking trails and crystal clear lakes, excellent skiing in wintertime, and a vibrant music and arts scene year-round. Physically fit travelers will enjoy hiking Yosemite’s many trails and footpaths. Check with rangers for trail conditions; snow and hazards from falling rock close many trails in winter. No permits are required park-wide for day hikes. The valley also offers some of the most challenging and spectacular rock climbing in North America, with vertical faces more than 3,000 feet tall.
Check out these new e-books from our friends at Rough Guides: Rough Guides Snapshots, a unique way to access local and reliable guidebook content for specific areas of the world. These standalone regional guides feature places like The Northern Territory (Australia), Dubrovnik (Croatia), Fes and the Middle Atlas (Morocco), among many others.
Each Snapshot contains all the travel tips, expert background, trustworthy reviews, practical information and detailed maps that you’d expect from Rough Guides.
With the Panama Canal undergoing a multi-billion dollar expansion and upgrade, and Panama City’s economy booming, now is the time to check out this Central American treasure trove of culture, nightlife and beautiful beaches.
Panama has something for every traveler: secluded beaches, lush rainforests, and a thriving urban capital, and all can be experienced within the same trip. Check out this great article with gorgeous photos from our friends at BootsnAll, and get inspired to plan your own trip to Panama soon.
Foursquare has just announced the launch of their new foursquare Explore feature, which makes it easy to find personalized places to eat, shop and play, based on your and your friends’ past check-ins.
It’s a pretty cool way to explore your area by entering a type of cuisine or activity, and finding out what’s nearby to satisfy your craving. We especially like the “I haven’t been to yet” check-box which allows you to eliminate places with which you’re already familiar.
Check it out and let us know what you think!