Wondering how to make the most of the variety of transport types available in Porto to see as much as possible of the city and the Douro Valley? Here's a guide to being a savvy traveler in Porto based on what we learned during a 12-day trip there.
Mount Rainier is one of Washington State's most popular destinations. Home to beautiful alpine fields, majestic peaks, glaciers, waterfalls, abundant wildlife, and miles of hiking trails, there's something for every outdoor enthusiast.
Sarasota, Florida is a beautiful place to retreat for a seaside vacation. Gorgeous beaches (including the famous Siesta Key Beach), cultural activities, golf courses, and historical sites are just a few of the many venues for relaxation and entertainment in Sarasota and the surrounding area.
The Nitobe Memorial Garden is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. It's a beautiful and often peaceful Japanese garden that is filled with symbolism.
Take a glass-bottomed boat ride on crystal clear water. See animals living freely in lush, jungle-like settings. The Tarzan movies and Sea Hunt were filmed here in beautiful Silver Springs.
We did not see all 15,000+ petroglyphs on the volcanic escarpment just west of Albuquerque, but pictures & videos show some of them. Wow!
With so many sites to see across Italy, is it worth the time and effort to visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa? That is the question everyone wants an answer to—to visit or not to visit?
Planning a trip to Costa Rica? The hardest part may be deciding where to go and what to do. This Costa Rica vacation itinerary will give you a good taste of everything the country has to offer.
Ubud, Bali has many restaurants that serve only the freshest natural, organic, locally-sourced foods and ingredients. This hub features 8 of the best healthy food restaurants in Ubud.
Pahoa Village is an old plantation town on the Big Island. Interesting historic buildings, eclectic shopping/dining choices, and friendly local folks make this quaint little town a must visit.
A guide to visiting Charleston, SC . The city of Charleston is a lovely place to take a vacation. If you have never had the chance to see Charleston, you should plan to visit there the next time you have a chance to take a vacation. It is well worth the trip!
Are you heading to Japan by yourself for the first time? Here are 25 tips to help you get the most out of your first solo trip to Japan.
If you’re looking for an exciting and adventurous activity for your next trip to Florida, consider doing some good old fashioned fossil hunting. The Peace River is one of the best locations for finding prehistoric fossils of the giant carcharodon shark, otherwise known as megalodon.
An ancient town in Central Vietnam, Hoi An is a tourist's delight. The Old Town is small enough to wander without getting too lost; and there is always an historic house, temple or cafe nearby.
Planning a trip to Venice? Before you leave make sure you know your options for getting from Marco Polo Airport to Venice. The options are many and the cost varies depending on your mode of transportation. A little homework can save you a lot of money.
A trip to the Pucon Area of Chile could be the family vacation of a lifetime. This article contains all you need to plan your vacation, including travel advice and suggestions for activities and places to stay.
Ah, Venice. Every tourist will have their list of things to do, in far too short a time. Here are a few different suggestions for an itinerary, to help discover unseen delights in the heart of Venice.
The Stanley Park Seawall has an 8.8 km path on top. The wall travels around the perimeter of the park beside the ocean. It offers great views and interesting sights.
What is a magnetic hill or gravity hill? Magnet Mountain, Jabal Magnet or Jabal Baido in Wadi al-Jinn, Madinah (Medina) Saudi Arabia that has a strange phenomenon where a vehicle on neutral gear can move uphill is an example of this gravity hill. Read more for detail explanation.
When planning an Australian trip, most vacationers automatically book their trip to Sydney - but if your time is limited, it might not be the best choice.
Anyone who visits Venice on a vacation should spend some time touring the other islands in the lagoon. This page looks at just five of these islands - each worth a visit, and each with unique appeal
La Rochelle has a huge number of shops and stores (which comes as no surprise in a touristy city), but one sector outshines them all—bookstores. La Rochelle's ample collection of "librairies" comes as an almost overwhelming (if certainly pleasant) surprise.
The Bloedel Conservatory is a beautiful domed garden that contains exotic plants and birds. It's located in Queen Elizabeth Park, another very attractive site. The park is located in Vancouver BC.
Considered one of the most beautiful islands in the world, Santorini certainly lives up to its lofty reputation. Come along for a tour of this stunning Mediterranean Island and I think you'll agree.
These stone-carved gargoyles rest atop the Notre Dame Cathedral, taking a variety of forms: goats, birds, elephants, and hybrid/mythical creatures. For centuries they have warded off evil spirits.
The Outer Banks in North Carolina is a popular vacation destination in the Eastern United States. While it's beautiful, it can get pricey. The good news is that you don't have to spend a lot of money at the Outer Banks to have a good time. From a National Wildlife Refuge to a Lighthouse, here's a look at a number of fun and free things to do in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Lake Como is one of the most beautiful regions in Italy and an easy day trip from Milan. Soaring mountains, charming lakeside villages, and stunning scenery make this a must-see when visiting Milan.
Go back in time to a city that ruled Korea. Take my word for it—you will run out of time before you run out of things to do and see.
The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most recognizable and celebrated monuments in Paris. Sitting atop the Champs-Elysees the Arc has stood witness to almost 200 years of French history.
Cordoba is an easy day trip from Seville and is home to one of the world’s greatest examples of religious diversity and tolerance—the incredible Mezquita. But there's more to the town than that. Join me on a tour of the best that Cordoba has to offer.
Avoid the Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach when it is crowded, as the price of admission is high and the aquarium is quite small. The time spent waiting in line was easily double the time spent actually viewing the attractions. A review of the aquarium in Myrtle Beach, with our personal experiences during Spring Break with large crowds.
Spending your honeymoon at Disney can be a blast even if you've been there before. My husband and I just returned from spending our own Disney honeymoon. How was it different and what made it great?
Old Town Prague, by virtue of its compactness and pedestrianized areas, lends itself ideally to a walking tour. This article covers the top sites we came across on our visit to the Old Town, with suggestions for others you might want to check out for yourself when you are there.
Just to drink the coffee in Italy is reason enough to visit. With the type of coffee drunk often determined by the hour of the day, ordering coffee in an Italian cafe is a ritual in it itself.
Why spend your time wading through crowds when you could be visiting Venice's less-famous attractions and beauties instead? In this article, you will find the top nine non-touristy things to do in Venice.
Birdwatchers, campers, and RVers love Padre Island National Seashore on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Here are photos of birds as well as information about RV camping on Padre Island National Seashore.
Wondering what do after walking the Brooklyn Bridge? How about some delicious seafood rolls, rock climbing, or some eclectic art? Here are 11 of the best things to do near the Brooklyn Bridge.
Be in the know before visiting Singapore! Please enjoy this guide written by a Singaporean for all friends of the world.
Located on opposite sides of the United States, many potential visitors to the Disney parks ask the question: Which park is better? There are differences in the size, type of planning required, and the amount of time needed for each park.
One of the most beautiful mountain top vistas in the northeast is located in the High Peaks region of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York and is accessible via the Veterans Memorial Highway.
The Maku’u Farmers' Market is lively, fun, and famous for its eclectic mix of ethnic foods and abundant local produce. This market reflects the true image of a laid-back and diverse Puna community.
This is a must read before you visit Crazy Mountain Ranch, The Marlboro Ranch in Montana. This will be a trip of a lifetime. Going in the winter of 2014 was fantastic! Prepare yourself to be amazed!
Military history and outdoor recreational opportunities abound at Florida's southernmost state park.
Most who visit the city of Venice for more than one day will stay in a hotel on the main island. But there are alternatives, and one is to stay in accommodation on the neighbouring island of Murano
A local's perspective and tips on being a tourist in Edinburgh, Scotland, including hints on avoiding gimmicks, and what you shouldn't do, so as not to give tourists a bad name.
With just one day to spend in Athens we knew exactly what we wanted to see. Check out our full day in Athens visiting the Temples of the Ancient Acropolis and the stunning new Acropolis Museum.
Although Christmas is relatively new to this society, it is quite widely celebrated throughout Japan. As expected, they have their own set of traditions that may differ from other parts of the world. Here, I've made a list of some of the traditions that seem different to me.
If you are planning a visit to Seattle, Washington, don't make these 5 mistakes that my family made. You'll have a much better time than we did.
One of America's best kept secrets, the UP of Michigan boasts miles of beautiful coastline, pristine forests teaming with wildlife, and a people (Yoopers) who are as unique as the land they inhabit.
The Cranberry Lake 50 trail is a 50-mile wilderness backpacking route that passes through the Five Ponds Wilderness Area in the Adirondacks, offering solitude and great scenery.
Europe is the most sought after destination for immigration. That's no surprise. With its economy surpassing that of America and China combined, it has a lot to offer.
In a small hamlet just a few miles from Utah Beach in Normandy is a 12th century church that holds an amazing story of sacrifice and bravery. Meet Robert Wright and Kenneth Moore, the angels of mercy.
From cattle-dotted farmlands to the majestic ocean, here are six day trips to escape New York City and venture into the great outdoors for relaxation and rejuvenation.
Anyone who visits coastal Florida, or the lakes and rivers, or the great Everglades wetlands, is sure to see a rich variety of birdlife. This page describes how to make the most of the experience
Here are 6 fun and easy hikes in and around Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. The hikes are divided by location: near Bar Harbor, Jordan Pond House, and the Quiet Side, Bass Harbor area. Enjoy the hikes and the nearby attractions and you will see many of the highlights of the park.
With a wealth of culture and history to excite even the most seasoned of travellers, Berlin is a city which has risen like a phoenix from the ashes. A trip during the summer months offers an experience of a lifetime, and I have no doubt that you will be captivated by its beauty.
Singapore is an exotic Asian metropolis with something for every traveler. But it is also one of the most expensive cities to have a holiday in. Here are 10 budget tips to save money with when visiting Singapore.
The Merrie Monarch Hula Festival begins each year on Easter Sunday and lasts all week. Tickets get sold out within days, however, so if you're interested in going to this event, be sure to reserve them ahead of time.
Thinking about taking that trip of a lifetime to Italy? Well it's time to stop thinking and start planning. If you're looking for a reason to go, read on for my ten really good reasons to visit Italy.
Located in the heart of the beautiful Loire Valley is one of France's magnificent grand chateaux, Chateau d'Amboise. This chateau has the ideal setting on a bluff above the charming town of Amboise.
When in Florence it's all too easy to succumb to cultural overload. Here are a few practical tips for surviving a visit to Florence that can make a trip so much easier—and so much more enjoyable.
Operating since the 1870's the Duquesne and Monongahela Inclines are iconic features of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania skyline. Next time you are in Pittsburgh, if you are so inclined, step back in time and ride a funicular just for the fun of it.
The Superstition Mountains in Arizona are one attraction that the east-central portion of Arizona affords. Arizona is known for majestic scenery, lost gold, and the Tonto National Forest attractions.
Known famously as the 'Vegas of China,' Macau is a must see if you are heading to Asia. If you are seriously considering a visit, do check out a few extremely useful Macau travel tips here!
There are many outdoor activities available on the American side of Niagara Falls, including hikes, jet boats, an ancient military fort, and helicopter rides.
Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs has beautiful sandstone rocks with an incredible history of formation and erosion. I frequented this park often when I was young and its beauty enraptured me. Read more to find out why.
Kilauea erupted in 1990, burying the beautiful Kaimu beach under 60 feet of lava. Twenty years later, a new black sand beach is forming where the lava-extended shoreline meets the ocean waves.
Every year many tourists and adventurers come to experience one of the world's few remaining pristine natural biological habitats, but most never see the historical gem of San Juancito.
If your travels are taking you to Normandy to see the D-Day beaches, consider spending a few nights in charming Bayeux. It’s the perfect place to base yourself to experience all that Normandy has to offer.
Brucemore Mansion, Iowa's only National Trust Historic Site, preserves a piece of Cedar Rapids' history. Learn more about this historic house, the families who called it home, and its current role in the community.
No visit to Paris is complete without a visit to the grand Cathedral of Notre Dame. This Gothic masterpiece of French architecture is one of the worlds great cathedrals and is a must see in Paris.
Mount Teide is the largest mountain on Spanish soil. Dominating the island of Tenerife, this massive volcano is the focal point of a beautiful and important national park, as this photoessay reveals
Looking for exciting things to do with the kids in Grand Cayman? This article is filled with age appropriate things to do with toddlers, 'tweens and teens in Grand Cayman.
Florida may be hugely popular during the summer, but the best time to go may be mid-spring and late fall.
Are you planning to travel Southeast Asia on a budget? Read this article for practical tips on how to save money and eat cheaply, where to stay cheaply, and how to get around cheaply. You'll also find a backpacker's pictures of Southeast Asia
If you are traveling to Rome, then you will certainly want to set aside a day or two to visit Vatican City. Check out my list of the top 10 things to see when visiting the Holy City.
Wondering how you're going to get around in Rome? Don't fret, this guide will give you all the options you need to help you traverse the city with ease.
MacKenzie State Park is a remote but amazingly beautiful 13-acre park located in Puna on the Big Island. It is known as one of the most haunted places in Hawaii.
A trip to Key West, Florida, doesn't need to break the bank. Here are five things to do in Key West for under five dollars (and a few more options if you have some money to spend).
If you are visiting Rhodes for just a day be sure to visit the Palace of the Grand Master. Located within Medieval Old Rhodes Town, the palace is a stunning tribute to the history of this Greek Island.
These important sites house millennia of Korean history and give a true glimpse into what shaped the country and its people and made them what they are today.
14 memorable things to do with your kids in Jamaica. This great list even includes things to do with kids in Montego Bay. and things to do with toddlers.
Don't let the bright lights and flashy billboards fool you, New York City is an exciting place for toddlers to explore. Small zoos, toddler-friendly theater, interactive museums and much more make it the place to be with your little one.
Wondering what to do on your trip to Lisbon, Portugal? This article provides a list of 10 things to do that a local would recommend.
As the most visited and photographed chateau of the Loire Valley, the stunning Chateau Chenonceau is a treasure trove of French history. Perched over the River Cher, Chenonceau is a site to behold.
Planning a trip the to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls? Check out these five mistakes to avoid and discover some fun places to visit.
Looking for a day-trip from Paris that you can do on your own? For a wonderful experience head to Giverny and Claude Monet's Home and Gardens. What Monet created here is simply amazing.
Longwood Gardens, in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, is a wonderland of flowers, trees and fountains. Over one-million tourists visit this horticultural marvel annually. The Christmas display is one of its most popular.
A visit to the Louvre doesn't have to be an exhausting experience. With a little planning and know-how you can save valuable time and energy while visiting one of the world's most revered museums.
There are many animals in Florida that are capable of hurting you. Most prefer to be left alone, but they will strike back if they feel threatened. I thought I would put together a list of the top 10 most dangerous animals in Florida.
Are you a beach lover? Do you love isolated islands? How about wreck diving and extreme water sports? If you love these things, then this hub is for you! Find out the best beaches in the Philippines.
Stanley Park is a lovely 988-acre park next to downtown Vancouver and the ocean. It contains many attractions for visitors, including a beautiful rose garden.
Planning to visit Italy during less expensive periods can save you a lot of money. Tips on how to save money during a trip to Italy and what periods of the year are best to visit each region.
Chicago has been the passenger railroad hub of the nation since the Civil War. During the height of railroad travel from 1925 through 1969, Chicago had six major interstate passenger railroad stations.