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Australia — Australia is the only country in the world to cover an entire continent. The region is practically synonymous with the Great Barrier Reef, didgeridoos, kangaroos, and barbecues – rightly so – but visitors can expect much more. The diverse landscape, located a world away from North America, is also home to the Outback (an arid, expansive desert that takes up 70 percent of the land), tropical, Gold Coast beaches, stellar wine-producing regions, a fascinating indigenous heritage, and warm Aussie hospitality. While most people come for outdoor adventures like diving, surfing, and wildlife-spotting, the classy, cosmopolitan cities of Sydney and Melbourne deserve more than a passing glance.

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For some of nature’s more impressive feats – Technicolor reefs, pristine beaches, awesome surfing, and diverse wildlife.

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10 Micronations around the World

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15 Lake Views Around the World

April 21, 2014

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Slideshow: 15 Stunning Lakefront Views Around the World

April 21, 2014 by Alex Schechter

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American-Themed Diners Abroad

March 27, 2014

Tokyo: In American fashion, Baker Bounce serves up its burgers and fries with a drink rarely seen in Japan: root beer. Read More »

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