The absolute best things to see in San Antonio—tips from a real Texan on where to go and what to do in the Alamo City!
Read my touring experience and find out what to expect on a visit to the Jim Thompson House and Museum in Bangkok, Thailand
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.
Explore the sweetness of world-famous desserts in this unusual museum located in Conrad Manila, Philippines.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
Is it dangerous to travel to Myanmar? This article tries to answer just that. Though certain ethical issues come into play, a vacation in Myanmar is a great experience to have.
Everything you need to know about Italy's three active volcanoes: Etna, Stromboli, and Vesuvius. These geological wonders draw millions of visitors every year for the many adventurous outdoor activities that they offer.
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.
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.
Ever wonder what life is like for an expat living in Luanda - the most expensive city in the world? Here's a personal take from someone who's doing it.
Located on the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta is one of the grandest cathedrals in Europe and one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture. Welcome to St John's Co-Cathedral.
Known as the Sponge Capital of the World, Tarpon Springs is a very unique community full of Greek culture and heritage that makes for the perfect day trip from the Tampa or Clearwater area.
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.
Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and is famous for its art, architecture, history and cultural heritage. Check out my top 10 sites to see while visiting beautiful Florence.
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.
Here are eight behaviours that we might consider rude in the West but are completely fine (or even expected!) in Japan.
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.
Monster Mansion is one of the most iconic rides at Six Flags Over Georgia and has been since it opened as Monster Plantation in 1981.
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 list of the top things to do in Venice, besides the typical tourist itineraries. Venice's less famous attractions and beauties.
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 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.
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.
There are many great places to see on this island, but it can be overwhelming if you don't know where to start. This list, complete with photos and lots of details, will be a huge help!
A 4 day river cruise down the mighty Amazon river in Brazil. Information, tips and a personal view on the biggest river system on the planet.
Are you thinking about embarking a backpacking adventure in Europe but feel unsure about how to do it on a budget? This article includes tips on how to plan your trip, the cheapest way to travel, where to stay, and other important tips for backpacking.
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.
Romanesque church, Renaissance buildings, military fortress and maritime museum. An informal but detailed guide of things to do in Kotor in Montenegro. Discover the secrets within its great walls.
Check out some really helpful tips if you are planning to travel to Santorini on your next vacation.
An account and pictures of a 4-day hike from Cuzco to Machu Picchu via the Inca Trail (Camino Inca).
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.
Traveling through the Yucatan, one of the main attractions is the great pyramid at Chichen Itza. During the equinoxes, the shadow of the serpent Kukulcan is seen descending its stairs.
These pictures of some of our favorite masterpieces were all taken in the European art section on the second floor of the Audrey Jones Beck Building at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
A bucket list destination for the longest time, we finally made it to New Orleans and the famed French Quarter. It was a quick visit and with just 24 hours to explore, we hit the ground running.
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.
Military history and outdoor recreational opportunities abound at Florida's southernmost state park.
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
Interesting things to do for sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Attractions include Petronas Twin Towers, Batu Caves, Merdeka Square, Little India and Chinatown.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
Your guide to visiting the beautiful Amalfi coast. Travel along this twisting, mountain hugging road all the way from Sorrento to Positano, Amalfi, and on to the city of music, Ravello.
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.
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.
A visual summary of my visit to three classic Hong Kong Night Markets. What a cornucopia of colours, music, and fragrances! These night markets are indeed among the best Hong Kong travel attractions.
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.
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.
Enjoy a snapshot of the opulence and extravagance of a Buddhist Temple in Chinatown. Completed at a cost of S$75 million, and opened in 2007, it is high on the list of must-visit places in Singapore.
When you visit Goldfield in Arizona, you might feel like you've landed in an old Western movie. But how much of it is a genuine ghost town as opposed to a plain old tourist attraction?
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.
Whether you're a tourist or a traveller, this article will help you discover fascinating things about Bulgaria you may not have known. From wolves and bears to ancient gold treasures, this country has a rich and varied culture.
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.
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.
Western Washington is rich with beautiful landscapes, unique culture, and lots of interesting history. This list is a great place to start if you are looking for vacation or day trip ideas.
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.
The Nitobe Memorial Garden is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. It's a beautiful and often peaceful Japanese garden that is filled with symbolism.
How artists portray the people who pay them to create portraits can tell us much about the times and lifestyles of their subjects. View 12 different portraits by famous artists in this article.
Baltimore has more row houses than any other city in the US. From grand and elaborate homes for the wealthy to adorable little row homes for the working class.
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.
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.
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.
Star of the Sea, a historic 85-year-old church, houses an incredible display of hand-painted murals that preserve and tell a fascinating story of the people of Kalapana.
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.
Planning a trip to Taormina? Discover all there is to see and do in this comprehensive guide to the jewel of Sicily. Taormina has something for everyone and is considered one of the most beautiful locations in all of Italy.
The VanDusen Botanical Garden is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. It contains beautiful plants and lovely scenery that is very enjoyable to explore.
Visit Seoul’s top tourist attractions: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Jogyesa Buddhist Temple, and Insadong Street Market all during your layover!
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.
The mountains of Gran Canaria offer a great contrast to the beaches which attract tourists to this Canary Island. This page looks at the beautiful landscapes and cultural history to be discovered here
Jaws the Ride was one of the most iconic attractions featured at Universal Studios Orlando before its closure in January 2012.
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 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.
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.
A summer holiday to Porto exceeded our expectations. We had no difficulty filling 12 days with visits around the local area. This is a description of what we discovered as we explored some of the nearby coastline.
Everything you need to know to make a day trip from Venice to the Dolomites. Don't miss an opportunity to experience some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the world and it's all just a short drive from Venice.
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.
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 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.
Spaceship Earth is one of Walt Disney World's most beloved attractions. But where did the Imagineers get the idea? How did they build Spaceship Earth? This is a history of Spaceship Earth and how its design has changed over the years.
Looking for rooftop bars and lounges in Manhattan with amazing views of NYC? Then look no further! This article reviews twelve of the best bars and lounges in New York.
Florida may be the world's favourite tourist destination, but it is also the subtropical home to exotic wildlife. This page is written to encourage tourists to take in the wonders of natural Florida
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.
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.
Sutton Hoo has archaeology, history, and a magical atmosphere. Close to London, it makes a fun and interesting day out. This Anglo-Saxon royal burial site continues to provide new insights into life in Britain 2,000 years ago.
Welcome to Paris! For the first time visitor there is so much to see and do. For a short list of the top sites of Paris and some tips on making the most of your time check out my top ten of Paris.
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.