GO THERE!

The Great Blue Hole, located in the Belize Barrier Reef, is 407ft deep. Sorry kids, no shallow end.

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When the Berlin Wall Fell

Sometimes, advertising can be important…

Authentic Paris Photos

Cools Paris shots from Nat Geo Trav.

Viral Marco: Euronerds rule!

More Paris travel tips from Euronerd, Steve Ricks!

GO THERE! Travel Tips from the Experts!

Hey, if it happens in New York, baby, you know its good. Here are the top travel tips from The New York Times Travel Show!

New York Times: Europe travel tips if you were born yesterday or are really stupid

Don’t you hate newspaper articles that tell you everything you already know? Today, The New York Times offers money saving Europe travel tips like “Be Flexible,” “Don’t just fly nonstop,” and “fly into nearby cities if it’s cheaper.” C’mon, gray lady! You’re better than that!

Team Marco Polo arrives at Marco Polo

Team members Gabi and Siena arrive at Marco Polo airport in Venice. A quick bus to Piazzale Rome to catch the Vaporetto to the hotel, and, Venice, here we come!

Marco would have been so proud!

Marco would have been so proud!

Pack like a rockstar!

The rule at Team Marco Polo is only one bag when you’re on the road. No problem for the producers, but for the Team, who pride themselves on looking good (they’re the ones in front of the camera, after all), this task can be a real challenge. But here’s Gabi’s trick for packing light. Buy the Jurassic Park size Ziplock bags (most grocery stores have them in the US), and use a vacuum to suck the air out.

Use your vacuum cleaner to suck the air out!

Use your vacuum cleaner to suck the air out!

Use the wand on the vacuum

Use the wand on the vacuum

The bag collapses into a clothes pancake!

The bag collapses into a clothes pancake!

Voila! You're ready to pack for France!

Voila! You’re ready to pack for France!

Kids! How to tell if your flight’s on time!

MarcoNauts Abroad: The AP European History Tour in France & Germany

OK, MarcoNauts! Summer abroad is here! American teens and MarcoNauts Matt and Siena will be taking to the air, rails, and internets to keep you posted on the latest in boring churches, soporific museums, and lifeless palaces now filled with curious, cloying, portly, petulant tourists. Can’t wait! Just look for “sienajeakle” or “mattjeakle” in the byline to see who wrote the post. You’ll notice Siena writing a lot about food and fashion, while Matt is likely to focus on comedy. Both Matt and Siena are high school students preparing for AP European History courses next year, so you can learn along with them.

And let us know about your own travels as we shrink this Big Blue Marble down small enough to marvel at it and have a laugh or two.

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