Cute Little Towns That Ooze Charm

4. Paraty – Brazil

If you’re visiting Rio de Janeiro and have time to spare, make sure to travel down south to charming colonial Paraty. Paraty was part of the Brazilian gold trail and it was an important harbor for exporting the precious mineral to Portugal.

You’ll fall in love with the historic center boasting Portuguese imperial architecture and cobbled streets, where no cars are allowed – only pedestrians, bikes, and horses. From there you can take boat trips to nearby islands or taste local cachaças, the famous Brazilian spirit.

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5. Essaouira – Morocco

Essaouira is the perfect place to slow down and enjoy some kitesurfing or windsurfing. The town was once a Portuguese colony called Mogador and was a major Moroccan port due to its proximity to Marrakesh.

The medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the place where you can find many arts and crafts, including “thuya” wood-carving, which is famous in the region. Essaouira also has many old synagogues, as it was the home of a large Jewish population who were invited to help in trading with Europe.

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6. Eze – France

No trip to the amazing French Riviera is complete without a visit to the medieval village of Eze. It’s located between Nice and Monaco, and has a population of just under 3,000 people. You really feel like you’re going back in time as the oldest building dates back to 1306.

With most buildings still very well preserved, it’s sometimes labeled as a “museum village.”  You can visit the Jardin Exotique d’Èze, famous for its cacti, and also appreciate the beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea.

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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.

Travel Destinations to Consider in 2019

Whether you’re looking to escape the cold winter weather or boiling summer heat or experience a different culture, there are endless potential travel destinations for you to choose from. But making the right decision may be challenging. Here are some of the top destinations throughout the world that you may want to consider visiting during 2019.