16 Off-the-Beaten Path Places to Explore in Australia

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Lizard Island

Named by Captain Cook, Lizard Island gained its name because of its enormous quantity of lizards. 250 years later, tourists can visit the island to enjoy superb diving on the Great Barrier Reef, as well as historical ruins dating back to the 1850s.

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Tiwi Islands

Lying to the north of the Australian continent in the Arafura Sea, the Tiwi Islands are accessible by boat or plane, and are densely covered in eucalyptus forests which support many interesting species of birds and animals.

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Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley is an important Australian wine region, and most of the tourism there is centered on the food and wine industry. Visit in an odd-numbered year to catch the Barossa Vintage Festival, which celebrates the end of the grape harvest.

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Mini Guide to Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world and has a population of nearly 150 million, though around 77 percent live in the western part of the country. It’s best known for being the first constitutionally socialist state and its role in World War II and the ensuing Cold War. The country has also many technological accomplishments, including sending the first human to space. Nowadays, it’s the world’s 12th largest economy by GDP, the biggest producers of natural gas and oil, and also a permanent member of the UN Council.

Most Interesting Small Towns to Visit in the United States

If you’re used to living in a city or a big suburb, it can be hard to picture what life is like outside of all the hustle and bustle. In fact, U.S. cities house 62.7 percent of the population (as of 2015), but take up just 3.5 percent of the land area — and those numbers continue to grow as more people move into cities every day. If you need to get away for a bit, check out some of these incredible American towns. They may be small, but they’ve all got their own unique attributes that make them popular vacation destinations.

Most Interesting International Fast Food Chains We Wish Would Come to the USA

To connoisseurs of fast food, visits abroad bring the opportunity to see how the rest of the world eats on the go. Although we have our own fast-food chains at home — many which have spread around the world — the most exciting chains around today are regional chains, which use local ingredients flavored to perfectly suit the local’s palate. To get a taste at what’s out there, here are some amazing international fast food chains we wish would come to the United States.