In addition to our regular travel articles, we’re starting a regular travel round-up, for those stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. Enjoy!

My Own Personal Postcards of Rio de Janeiro (Carlos Melia)
A collection of my favorite postcards for my lasted visit to Rio de Janeiro, all photos taken by me using my iPhone6. I spent a week at the carioca city of Rio, curating the best experiences, restaurants, venues and locations with a view, to host events and activities for my VIP clients coming next year for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Here some of the stunningly beautiful panoramic views I found along the way.
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Rio - Carlos Melia

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum is so Heartbreaking (Keep Calm and Wander)
Visiting Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum was so heartbreaking I couldn’t grasp the atrocities humans can do to its fellow humans. It’s my first ever museum of this kind and I was totally devastated going around, reading one description to another.
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Cambodia - Alain

Getting Around & Getting Connected (Shermans Travel)
“Welcome to Jose Marti International Airport.” You’re here, finally, in Havana. The door of your plane has opened and the Caribbean humidity has wrapped you in its cloying embrace. Now what?
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Ibiza: Where to Eat and Play, Then Take a Break (Shermans Travel)
The jetset island got its rep for a reason — this is the spot where the rich and famous flock once June rolls around. With a club scene that’s turned global, Ibiza attracts world renowned DJs and celebrities to its shores.
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Stockholm’s Gay Scene: Where Cafe and Bar Culture Meet (That Gay Backpacker)
Whenever I venture to a new city, I am keen to find my way around the gay scene as a priority. With that said, I’ve gone through some changes in the last year – I no longer drink, and I prefer to go to bed early. So upon arriving in Stockholm, I was definitely excited to visit a few gay hot-spots in the city, but I was also worried that I wouldn’t feel comfortable because I don’t do the all night drinking thing anymore.
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Ian McKellen Leads Manchester Gay Pride Parade (On Top Magazine)
British actor Sir Ian McKellen on Saturday led the 25th annual Manchester Gay Pride parade.
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