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.
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.
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.
Knoxville is a great place to live and an even greater place to visit. From old-school theatres to gorgeous greenways, this city has something for everyone. Here are my top 10 favorite things to do in Knoxville!
One of the more interesting things you can do when visiting the Vatican is to take the Scavi Tour of the Necropolis below St. Peter's Basilica. Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity.
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.
In this article, you will discover 15 key Japanese historical figures whose impact on the Land of the Rising Sun continues to be felt today, even for tourists.
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.
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 Printing Museum in Houston is filled with interesting artifacts but also offers some hands-on learning experiences via workshops and classes. The resident artist, Charles Criner, produces lithographs in the museum. Tour groups are encouraged.
Get away from the European main land and head to one of these 12 islands instead for your next vacation. Culture, beauty and a unique experience await.
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.
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.
You can take your kids to Israel without losing your mind! Read on for travel tips, kid-friendly activities, and more.
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.
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.
Local expertise is far more valuable than any travel blog or website. That's why I decided to write a local's guide to visiting Burlington, VT. This article is comprised of must-see places in and around Burlington that would not be found otherwise!
Visit Seoul’s top tourist attractions: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Jogyesa Buddhist Temple, and Insadong Street Market all during your layover!
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.
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.
Despite what you might read or see on the news, there's no need to be afraid of traveling to Turkey alone, even if you're a woman.
Visiting all the must-see spots in Oslo can be costly - but the Oslo Pass gives you entry to the attractions, free public transport and discounts on some restaurants. Read my review.
An absolutely amazing number of bronze sculptures are displayed in public locations throughout Loveland, Colorado. Read on for photos and videos of this incredible place.
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 3 day tour into the exotic Amazon rainforest. Experiences, advice and tips plus photographs of Marasha Reserve. What to expect when you book a tour from the Colombian town of Leticia.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This article provides information on visiting one of the lesser-known and often-overlooked attractions in the town of Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador. The Harbour Grace Airfield is an important place for fans of Amelia Earhart and lovers of aviation history.
The Nitobe Memorial Garden is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. It's a beautiful and often peaceful Japanese garden that is filled with symbolism.
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.
Considering a trip to Ocean City, New Jersey? Don't miss a visit to the local farmers' market, where you'll find an incredible selection of treats, both edible and otherwise.
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.
When you're in Edinburgh, you can't miss out on the Castle. It's a great half-day trip and a must-see spot in the city. I have no doubt that you'll thoroughly enjoy this beautiful, historical place.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Home of the Sistine Chapel and one of the largest art collections in the world, the Vatican should be your first stop in Rome. Find detailed information and tips on how to prepare for your visit.
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.
Check out some really helpful tips if you are planning to travel to Santorini on your next vacation.
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.
A tongue in cheek but semi-serious walker's guide to coping with extreme heat and humidity. Includes photos and description of Doha, Qatar, as only seen on foot.
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.
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.
Mt Travel in Wudang Mountain. Located in Hubei Province Wudang Shan is a historic and culturally rich site that has earned a World Heritage Award from UNESCO. Wudang Shan is a popular tourist destination for anyone seeking to explore long hiking trails or learn Wudang wushu martial arts, including Tai Chi and Kung Fu.
Seeing the wild mustangs roaming freely along the Outer Banks of North Carolina is a thrilling and amazing sight. These horses are living free much as their ancestors have for the last 500 years.
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?
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.
A list of the top things to do in Venice, besides the typical tourist itineraries. Venice's less famous attractions and beauties.
Heading to the Island of Capri? Check out my guide for an easy and stress-free trip to one of the most beautiful islands in the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you love the great outdoors and plan on being in the Tampa/St Petersburg area, then be sure to check out Fort De Soto State Park. Known for its beautiful beaches, Fort De Soto also offers visitors the opportunity to fish, bike, camp, kayak and so much more.
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.
Paddling a flatwater stretch of the Colorado River on the Arizona-Nevada border and the hot springs and other points of interest you'll find along the way
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
If you are thinking about visiting Ocracoke Island but aren't much of a beach fan, don't worry. There are plenty of other things to do on this small island to keep you busy. Here are more than 10 ideas to help make your vacation a success!
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.
A virtual tour around one of the great Italian Lakes with things to do in Lake Garda. Detailed, informal and humorous, it summarises the best resorts and attractions.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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?
National Parks and Monuments in the US showcase some of the most unique and stunning areas of this country. Because National Parks are often located far off the beaten path, and sometimes even in wilderness areas, visitors need to plan ahead to get the most out of their visits. These tips include information about lodging and safe exploration of National Parks. Photographs showcase some National Parks across the country.
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.
Beautiful Lucca endears itself to all who visit this medieval Tuscan gem. Its massive and intact walls hide an assortment of cobblestone streets, Romanesque churches, and soaring towers.
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.
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.
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.
Military history and outdoor recreational opportunities abound at Florida's southernmost state park.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Mesa Verde, Spanish for "Green Table", was established as a National Park by Theodore Roosevelt in 1906, with the purpose to "preserve the works of man". It was the first one of this kind.
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.