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.
Planning a Scottish vacation should ideally involve more than deciding upon your destinations and travel plans. This page looks at some important factors which you are likely to encounter in Scotland today, each having some bearing on your vacation, and helps you plan in advance for factors you may not otherwise have considered.
Military history and outdoor recreational opportunities abound at Florida's southernmost state park.
Rome is like no other city in the world. It's one big on-going archeological dig mixed in with amazing ruins, beautiful monuments, history, culture, great food and crazy traffic. Throw it all together and you get one of the most unique cities in the world.
Do you love lions, tigers, and jaguars? Oh my! Then keep reading! In this article, I'll list the ten zoos with the best big cat collections in America and provide descriptions of each.
Average Caribbean daytime temperatures are in the mid-80s Fahrenheit for most destinations. That average varies by only a few degrees each month. But nothing is average or predictable about the rainfall.
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.
Lake Superior is beautiful and the largest of the Great Lakes. There are many parks and towns worth a visit along its shores. Spend a week and drive the Lake Superior Circle Tour around the lake.
The information every aspiring Appalachian Trail long-distance hiker needs before hitting the trail—like an A.T. vocabulary lesson, a review of the 3-second rule, the trailname tradition, and more.
Kahalu’u Beach Park is a snorkeler’s paradise on the Big Island! It’s easy to get to, family-friendly and offers an incredible look at the tropical underwater landscape and marine life.
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.
The Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts is home to a number of small, charming wineries. Discover the vineyards and wineries that are putting western Massachusetts on the wine map.
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.
Gift ideas for that someone special or yourself! Whether you're visiting Hawai'i or lucky enough to live here, these are easy-to-pack items that are great to give all year! Music video with Nā Palapalai!
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.
Did you know Melbourne has ranked as the world's most liveable city for seven years in a row? Find out the top places to see on your trip to the capital of Australia's state of Victoria.
Kodaikanal is called the princess of hill stations. The very mention of its name evokes a pleasant feeling among people living in South India looking for a summer retreat.
Welcome to Sorrento. This beautiful seaside community makes a great base for visiting the Amalfi Coast, Capri, and of course Pompeii. It also has so much to offer in its own right.
The big difference in this canyon and the "grand" one in Arizona besides overall size is the fact that one can drive into Palo Duro Canyon and see things close up as my mother and I did. See many photos of its beauty here in this hub.
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 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.
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
Ocean City Maryland has been a tourist town since the late 1800's when guest houses and small hotels were opened and operated by widows and fishermen's wives.
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.
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.
A seven-day vacation in Ireland is a chance to enjoy the island's natural beauty, explore great castles and get lost on its famously challenging roads.
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.
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?
Be in the know before visiting Singapore! Please enjoy this guide written by a Singaporean for all friends of the world.
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
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.
If you are visiting Milan, do not miss out on the once in a lifetime opportunity to see Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, the Last Supper.
The incredible outdoor lifestyle, friendly people, the fascinating culture and history, what’s not to love about Ireland? Discover 10 reasons why you should be planning your move to Ireland right now.
This magnificent monument that rises dramatically from the sea is one of France's most iconic images. One can only wonder at the long and storied history behind the fortified walls of Mont St-Michel.
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.
Eco-sculptures of animals are a traditional summer attraction in Burnaby, British Columbia. The interesting sculptures are intended for entertainment and education.
The Great Falls of the Passaic River in northern New Jersey, with the surrounding historic mill area in the City of Paterson, has been designated as America’s 45th National Historical Park, the 397th unit of the National Park System. A spectacular natural wonder, the Great Falls also played a key role in American history as the centerpiece of the first planned industrial center in the U.S.
The Nitobe Memorial Garden is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. It's a beautiful and often peaceful Japanese garden that is filled with symbolism.
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.
This is your guide to spending a perfect day in Key West, Florida. Visit some of Key West's best dining establishments and watering holes, spend time on the island's best beach, learn about the history of Key West, and find a fabulous spot to watch the sunset.
Visit Seoul’s top tourist attractions: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Jogyesa Buddhist Temple, and Insadong Street Market all during your layover!
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.
A guide to help you make the most of a vacation to St. Augustine, Florida. The city of St. Augustine, FL is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the United States. Situated on the Atlantic coast of Florida south of Jacksonville, St. Augustine offers the perfect place to relax, as well as learn some early American history.
A 12-hour excursion in central Tokyo by train from Narita Airport, visiting the magnificent Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, the beautiful cherry trees of Ueno Park, and the fascinating Ueno shopping districts.
Five great day trips in Central Texas. Visit these beautiful and unique towns for a taste of the Lone Star State.
Famous for its brightly colored homes and handmade lace, Burano Island offers a welcome change from the hectic pace of Venice. There is oh so much to love about Burano.
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.
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.
Buried by Mount Vesuvius in 79AD, Pompeii stands today much as it did in the first century. This archaeological time capsule gives us a glimpse of early Roman life as it was almost two thousand years ago.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Green Bay is home to the 13-time World Champions, the Green Bay Packers! It also has a lot of things to see and do for the entire family. Here is a look at the top ten things to do there.
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.
My husband and I recently visited Costa Rica for our 20th wedding anniversary in January 2019, and it was spectacular! Simply hearing about how wonderful this small, enchanted country is wasn’t enough—we had to experience it for ourselves. We were not disappointed!
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.
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.
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.
Chenonceau owes its existence and elegance to prominent women. With a royal mistress, her rival queen, and socialites as leading ladies, the castle's history is as dramatic as any reality TV show.
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.
In recent years I have spent several weeks living in a small village in N.E Thailand, as the guest of a Thai family. This page is a short introduction to the village, the people, and the countryside
The Big Island of Hawai'i is one of the most beautiful on the planet. This article is an overview of what's in store for the visitor. Be sure to watch the drone video of Big Island from the air.
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.
Lake Huron is beautiful and the second largest of the Great Lakes. There are many great places to visit along its shores. Spend a week driving around the lake and enjoying everything it has to offer!
The Big E is New England's largest and most diverse state fair. This annual event takes place over 17 days every September and has something for everyone from agriculture to entertainment to food.
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.
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.
So you are in a country called New Zealand that has wonderful beaches and stunning scenery. But what can you do on NZ's North Island in the winter when it is cold and maybe the sun isn't shining?
Check out some really helpful tips if you are planning to travel to Santorini on your next vacation.
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.
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.
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.
Kangaroo Island is one of the best places to see fascinating Australian animals, so find out more about its kangaroos, koalas,blue penguins, seals and sea lions
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.
There are many outdoor activities available on the American side of Niagara Falls, including hikes, jet boats, an ancient military fort, and helicopter rides.
Here are the best Florida vacation spots where you can get the most of the Florida panhandle. These are some of the best places to visit in Florida, so don't miss out on these beautiful beaches!
Visa information on travelling to the border town of Mae Sai in north Thailand and visiting the adjoining town of Tachilek in Burma (Myanmar) on a one to fourteen day entry permit.
No city in the world can compare to Venice. My top 10 list of sights in Venice will take you off the beaten path as well as to all of the must see attractions. Check it out and get your walking shoes on.
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.
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.
Undoubtedly one of the finest museums in the world, the Uffizi is a must see on any visit to Florence. Learn some valuable tips to avoid the long lines and make the most of your visit.
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.
One of Sicily's most famous archaeological sites is without a doubt the Valley of the Temples. Located just outside of Agrigento, this UNESCO World Heritage site is a must-see when visiting Sicily.
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.
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.
One of the most beautiful and historic cities in the world, Edinburgh cannot fail to impress with its ancient attractions, exciting festivals and bustling city centre. A perfect combination of historical and modern, this cosmopolitan city will delight and intrigue even the most discerning traveller.
Singapore is an exotic Asian metropolis with something for every traveler. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most expensive cities to have a vacation in. Here are 10 budget tips to help you save money during your Singapore Holiday.
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.
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.
Here is a guide on where to go salsa dancing in Chicago during the week and on the weekends, with reviews of different venues and clubs for salsa dancing, as well as what to expect when you get there!
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.
The top 10 Caribbean attractions include Stingray City, Dunn's River Falls, cave tubing in Belize, Old San Juan and Chichen Itza near Cancun.
The relationship between the United States, the State of Hawai'i, and Native Hawaiians is a complicated one that many people may not understand. This article sheds light on the origins of this tense relationship by delving into a series of historical facts that are often unknown outside of Hawai'i.
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.
Twin Falls is amazing. The Snake River runs through it and offers so many different things to do there. Outdoor lovers will love this area as well. Here is a look at the top 10 things to do in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Looking for things to do while you're visiting Seattle. Don't fret, Seattle has something for everyone. Great museums, a beautiful setting, markets, aquariums, and of course those drop dead views of the mountains.