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Bottleful of Sunshine: Italy's Limoncello

While alcohol is most commonly thought of as a social lubricant, there’s something to be said for digestifs. A digestif is a type of liqueur that’s traditionally served after a meal to help aid in digestion (hence the name).

by Caitlin Hotchkiss

Understanding the Berlin Wall

Germany’s capital has a living history that makes it a must-see on your European travels. Audrey Scott takes you from past to present-day Berlin.

by Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott

Moving temple: Abu Simbel in Egypt

Egypt is full of grand monuments to its rulers, but of all the pharaohs, few left their mark like Ramses II. His temple at Abu Simbel is his masterpiece.

by Paul Clammer

Getting Lost in Zanzibar’s Stone Town

Join photographer Greg Snell as he loses his way in Zanzibar’s Stone Town and discovers a cultural tapestry woven into the city’s long, labyrinthine streets.

by Greg Snell

Haiti's Citadelle le Ferrière

Travel writer and guidebook author Paul Clammer shares his take on Haiti’s Citadelle le Ferrière—the most impressive of fortresses in the entire Americas.

by Paul Clammer

The Panama Canal at 100

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal, we thought we’d shed a light on its long and dangerous history.

by Jason Allen

Five St Patrick’s Day Facts

Green beer and shamrock hats aside, how much do you really know about the origins of St Patrick’s Day and what it has meant for religion, culture, and the history of Ireland? We’re going to provide you with a short primer so you can showcase your “gift of gab” after a few pints of Guinness

by Caitlin Hotchkiss

Fastest Game on Earth: Hockey's Obscure Origins

From now until the last fireworks light up Sochi’s sky on February 23, G Adventures will offer up the best original and curated content from around the web. Want to follow along? We’ll share our take on Sochi 2014 through through the @gadventures handle, on Facebook—and right here on the Looptail. Check out all of [&hellip

by Steve English

The Origins of Curling

Sochi is underway! Brush up on your winter sports lingo and learn some things you probably didn't know about the sport of curling.

by Cailin O'Neil

Russia: A Source of Fascination

It’s hard to get a handle on what Russia is all about, but if you’re looking for somewhere that marries tradition with modernity, opulence with understated elegance, and hominess with large-scale grandeur, then you’ve come to the right place.

by Caitlin Hotchkiss

3 Tips for Ringing in the Chinese New Year

Lion dances, family feasts, spectacular fireworks and the giving of red envelopes can only mean one thing: Chinese New Year is upon us once again.

by Randy and Bethany

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