Telling stories in Pictures: How water-buffalo is hand milked, how hand cultivation is done, what’s it like living in rural Nepal.
Angkor Wat draws tourists from around the world, yet in the surrounding jungle some 70 temples - or wats - have been discovered. Some have been restored, others left the way they were when discovered.
Trout Lake Farmers Market in Vancouver sells a wide variety of fresh produce as well as artisan breads and other goods. It’s a fun event held in John Hendry Park.
Some times the best places to start birding is not out in the wilderness but right in the city. Your garden, parks and nature reserves provide a safe refuge for the bids of an area.
Eugene, Oregon is a vibrant college town that is also a must-see destination for beer-lovers and hopheads. Check out a former local's recommended stops for all things beer.
England is an amazing country rich with history. This is a guide to help travelers make the most of their time there.
This still operational cemetery is home to prominent artists and well-to-do historical Chicago figures.
Visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes in the upper part of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. It was voted the most beautiful place in the US.
The best Indiana State Parks for hiking, camping, fishing, winter activities, horseback riding, biking, wildlife and bird watching, and more.
Looking for a So Cal escape for at least 24 hours, drive to the charming beach village of Carlsbad to enjoy good food, breathtaking sunsets, paddle boarding and a few hours at the beach themed spa.
To communicate well in Taiwanese it's necessary to learn useful expressions and idioms. This is a sampling of daily adjectives, verbs, expressions, and idioms used by native Taiwanese speakers.
Disneyland can be overwhelming if you don't plan accordingly. These essential tips will help you get the most out of your Disney experience!
How to find the staircases that lead up Mount Phu Si (Mount Phusi), the hill with shrines and views over the town of Luang Prabang, Laos.
Be sure and wear sunglasses as we did when visiting the largest gypsum sand dunes in the world. White Sands National Monument has to be experienced to be believed!
History and highlights of the Griffith Observatory and Autry Museum of the American West in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California.
There are many incredible places that you can visit and experience in India. However, if you are a tourist and running short of time, here are four stunning places that you can pick.
A cautionary tale about mistakenly taking the rugged mountain road from Gold Beach, Oregon to Grants Pass, Oregon through the Klamath Mountain range.
This unique and interactive attraction was a big hit with our whole family...even the one who thinks all things football are boring.
This beautiful nature preserve, located close to Chicago, is perfect for a stroll around the lake or for nature viewing.
There is more to the state of New York than Manhattan! Here are three gems I have discovered while traveling solo in the Rochester area. These places are perfect for loners and families alike.
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.
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.
From cattle-dotted farmlands to the majestic ocean, here are four day trips to escape New York City and venture into the great outdoors.
Visiting Monaco, that small stretch of Mediterranean coastline, can be a whirlwind, but if you bear these tips in mind when planning a visit, you can make better use of your trip.
The Palace of Versailles, once home of the Sun King Louis XIV, covers 2000 acres and includes chapels, an opera house, fifty fountains, and some of the most opulent interiors in the world.
Often overlooked by nearby national parks, southern Utah has a great collection of beautiful state parks which are uncrowded and underappreciated.
An American couple tours their favorite literary haunts in the United Kingdom, including the homes of Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy, William Wordsworth, William Shakespeare, and more.
Here's a guide to all of the fun that Three Lakes has to offer, including fishing, wine tasting and wakeboarding.
Boab trees are a native species in the Kimberley region. The aborigines used them for shelter, food and water storage, and the first settlers used the trees to imprison the aborigines.
Rome, the Eternal City—forever reinventing herself. Whether you're walking her streets for the first time or a return visitor, why not be a traveller and not a tourist, and see a few unusual things?
Oregon's Willamette Valley features hundreds of wineries and vineyards. Read on for three unique wine trails in the Willamette Valley
No country gets a harder time from Mother Nature than Japan. Earthquakes, volcanoes, typhoons—but, one BIG plus point is the sheer number and quality of hot springs in Japan.
A beautiful place to visit, Puerto Rico has a lot to offer people looking for a variety of tastes and interests.
Did you know that in addition to fun in the sun, the Caribbean carries its own tales of hauntings? Before your vacation begins in the beautiful Caribbean islands read about duppy and other hauntings.
Plan now for your singles or family tours of Autumn Wonder. Many state and national parks are free access and one autumn train ride for leaf-peeping in New Hampshire may be exactly what you want. Even California offers deciduous forests that change color dramatically in parks that the public saved from closure with their donations and volunteer efforts.
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.
Amédée lighthouse is a jewel in the South Pacific and a perfect day trip from Nouméa. Soft sand stretches down to a warm ocean, fishes and coral abound, and sea turtles swim in the marine reserve.
Discover the history and meaning of Legerwood's Avenue of Remembrance and its now iconic carved trees. A fitting tribute to the fallen men of this small Tasmanian town.
There is so much to see and do in Edinburgh, the bustling and cosmopolitan capital city of Scotland. Pre-plan a visit to pack in as much as possible.
Imagination, science and history come alive for all ages in South Dakota when you visit an active paleontological dig site for wooly mammoth bones. An hour from Mount Rushmore, this is a must see!
Come with me and share this journey in the ancient world of Egypt, a thousands of year old pyramids and much more ancient sites waiting for you to discover.
A new botanic garden has opened on the Island of Tenerife, featuring an important and attractive collection of palm trees. But it stands in a place which was a stinking mound of garbage 30 years ago.
When planning a trip to Australia, which cities should you visit? Melbourne may be one of the world's most liveable cities, but does that make it a better choice than Sydney, Brisbane or Perth?
While walking the Cliffs of Moher, you will undoubtedly get soaked and chilled by the wind and rain, but the spectacular views along this portion of the Wild Atlantic Way will be unforgettable.
Relax with these 14 things to do in Central Park where gorgeous gardens, ponds, lakes, and fountains make relaxation easy.
The Walnut Street Bridge over the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg, PA is a pedestrian bridge with a unique history. This bridge has existed in its original form for over 120 years. Here is its story.
This hub looks at how and when the London district Knightsbridge began and how it developed into the attraction that we know today. From humble beginnings in no man's land to a top London destination.
Small town museums are always a crap-shoot; but when you find a gem, like the Wyoming State Penitentiary Museum in Rawlins, you'll be happy you took the time to stop.
A look at all the Holiday magic at Disneyland, California Adventure, and Downtown Disney in the Winter season!
Some people put some mighty strange things in their yard and call it art. Here is a rundown of the ten weirdest displays of cultural calamities in the nation.
Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve, a UNESCO world heritage site, is home to an accurately preserved 565-million-year-old sea floor that contains fossils of the oldest complex life forms on earth.
San Francisco’s North Beach is a vibrant community with a rich history. The district’s eclectic range of attractions reflects this history. Here are some of the top things to do in the neighborhood.
England's West Country is a great place to grow up, but revisiting years later made me see the place from a tourist's point of view.
Do you want to pass for a local on your trip to Wisconsin? This handy guide will help you navigate the state that speaks its own language: beer. Crafted by a former F.I.B. Cheers!
A photo gallery of a typical French town in Central France. Argenton Sur Creuse a beautiful French town.
Traveling to Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands north of Seattle is a fabulous experience. If you go on your own boat, it’s even better. Here are details about how to get there and what to do.
It's impossible to miss a festival while you're in Japan. Not that you'd want to! But what are they about? What's the difference between a Mikoshi and a Dashi? Read on...
Traveling with my family is a phenomenal experience with moments that I will cherish forever. Each new place is an adventure that brings our whole family together.
Whether you're a sophisticated wine drinker or just wine curious, you've got to give this winery a visit. Seriously, it's a little wine heaven.
I live in England. I also live in Great Britain and the United Kingdom. However, this doesn't mean that the terms all mean the same thing, a common banana skin for many writers. Find out which to use!
Israel is a unique country with many beautiful assets, but it can be a bit confusing or intimidating at times. Here are some tips to help travelers going there.
A 2.5 acre park located in the heart of downtown Chicago offers sweeping city views in a tranquil garden setting.
Vatican City has to be the most unusual independent state in the world, apart from being the smallest. The much overused word “unique” is surely applicable here!
The hill station of Shimla is a well-known tourist destination for people all over the world. Read about the best places to visit in Shimla.
Charlotte is a city on the grow which, classically, means it is an attractive and captivating community. However, that is not nearly the case.
Photos, directions, and information about places worth visiting when staying off-season in Brian Head, Utah
I am excited to inform those of you who have dreamed of visiting far off baseball parks that something new is on the horizon. Something wonderful and exciting and well worth your time.
Enigmatic and endangered western lowland gorillas are found only in western and middle Africa. Come with us to the remote Congo Basin to find out more about these gentle wise-eyed primates.
It's easy to get lost and hit by culture shock when walking through one of Vietnam's many street markets. Find out how to come out with a great experience and a good deal on your shopping!
Windsor Castle is almost a thousand years old, the original fortifications made on the orders of William the Conqueror in circa 1070 AD. Windsor Castle today remains a Royal home but is open for the public to admire its magnificent architecture and many treasures.
Explore the beautiful countryside and pretty market towns of Herefordshire. Especially recommended for lovers of cider and medieval history.
Activities available in the Australian Outback including shopping, fine dining, hiking, and cultural experiences.
Reading an Italian menu can be both daunting and confusing, yet the specialties of Florence are not to be missed. The memory of their flavours will remain long after the city has been left behind.
Home to Mozart, Beethoven, Sigmund Freud and Gustav Klint, what makes this City so inspirational. Travel there to find out!
Jaffa, Israel doesn't get the press that Jerusalem and Bethlehem garner, but, if you like history and are looking for a more complete Biblical experience in the country, then don't miss Jaffa!
Phoenix is one of the largest cities in the US, built on the ruins of a much older civilization. Pueblo Grande Museum honors the long-gone Hohokam, builders of canals still in use today.
Interested in visiting Scotland? Start here and who knows where you'll end up—but it will be a great experience.
Monaco—long associated with glamour and riches, there is much more to this tiny principality. A cruise stop gives the perfect chance to explore the old town, along with the palace and cathedral.
One of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Prague is a popular travel destination. Friendly and clean, with breathtaking architecture throughout the city, it offers plenty of things to do for anyone.
Shenzhen, in South China, has a growing reputation as a reading city. Here's a look at some of the stunning bookstores and the central library which support and encourage the activity among all ages.
Looking for a place to visit on your next road trip? From outdoor adventure to shopping, Gatlinburg, Tennessee has much to offer when you visit this gateway to the Smokey Mountains.
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.
This article covers the places I visited in Osaka, and which activities are best for those on a budget. I cover inexpensive accommodations and some fun activities and sights to see.
This article emphasizes great family outdoor activities for vacationers, or families from Pittsburgh who still need/want to know...
You can spend a lot of money at Blackpool in Lancashire, but you can also enjoy yourself with some free activities there. This article should help you choose some things to do should you decide to visit the town.
Discovering beautiful places in California compels sheer gratitude for living in such a fertile, lush and majestic State. Some of these places I have listed are jaw-dropping and must-see adventures.
Fagan Park is one of those gems that incorporates many positive features . It is a haven for local wildlife and beautiful flora from around the world, as well as a place of education and preservation
Places to visit when going to visit Rome, Italy, like The Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Roman Forum, The Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, Galleria Borghese,Castle St. Angelo, Aventine Hill.
Take a trip back in time to the 1800s and learn about the history of Salt Fork State Park in Southeast Ohio.
Have you ever thought about moving to Scotland? Here's a guide to some of the many positives about life in Scotland, from the Scottish landscapes to the rich history and lively culture.
Turkey is a beautiful place, full of cultural richness that has made it a mecca for travelers for many centuries. But there plenty of ways to get marred in tourist traps—here's my tricks to avoid it!
Millions of people visit Hawaii every year, and there are hundreds of places to go on Oahu alone. Find out which places not to miss on Oahu to get the most out of your trip.
The Mall of America is a fun place to visit with so many different things to see and do. This is one of the few shopping malls that kids will love.
One of my favorite vacation spots is Calaveras Big Trees State Park in California. The stately redwoods and the remnants of logging days in the area combine to remind us of why these trees must be saved.
What happened when a reasonably experienced, but nonetheless not very self-confident, world traveller decided to visit historic and interesting places in his own country - apart from getting lost?
There's a palpable, gritty vitality when you visit Philadelphia, sort of like a conglomeration of the old and new hitting you all at once.
Are you planning to visit Dublin and you're not sure which places would be the best to visit? In this article, you will find tips and hopefully some inspiration for your Dublin visit.
A flight to Pisa from England was the first leg of this trip for a stay in Tuscany. The road home took us from Italy to Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, and Belgium, including a car ferry to Hull.
Fall or winter are great times to travel and visit places that are normally busy during the height of summer! As tourist season winds down, here are some great reasons to visit Gettysburg off-season!
We did not see all 15,000+ petroglyphs on the volcanic escarpment just west of Albuquerque, but pictures & videos show some of them. Wow!
In this article we explore 13 out of the literally thousands of amazing things to do in Canada—one amazing thing for each province and territory.
Exploring the beautiful countryside of Provence on electric bikes is a fun and unique experience. A must-do if you’re visiting southern France.
If you've never been to London to see the queen, that's alright. It's Camden Market you mustn't miss!
Cowlington was a brief town in a heavy floodplain, but the history of this Oklahoma town is fascinating. Cowlington is a good reflection of the hardships towns faced in early day Oklahoma.
Toronto is a bustling city with diverse neighborhoods to explore. The Annex, Chinatown, and Kensington Market are just a few of the cool neighborhoods in downtown Toronto you won't want to miss.
The Medieval city of Prague will astound you in more ways than one. Gothic architecture, winding streets, vibrant culture, some of the best beer in the world, and a crazy night life will keep bringing you back to Prague!
Many visitors to Florence skip the Brancacci Chapel. Read this hub on the "Sistine Chapel of the Early Renaissance" to learn why that's a bad idea. Includes directions, opening hours, and ticket info.
Ready for a rock treasure hunt? Phillip Island is a great place to find agate, calcite and zeolite crystals. There's also interesting basalt formations and a shipwreck to look at. Good for club trips.
Looking for a fun and educational mini trips for you and your kids? A factory tour is great option. These tours in Michigan are kid friendly and free or low cost. They are perfect for field trips as well.
There is more to explore in areas outside of the common tourist areas. Mountain Barrios and seaside towns dot the Puerto Rican landscape.
One of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura attracts tourists all year round with its temperate climate and fantastic beaches
Interesting things to do for sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Attractions include Petronas Twin Towers, Batu Caves, Merdeka Square, Little India and Chinatown.
Hannibal? The fellow who led a cavalry of jangling war elephants over the Alps? Or Hannibal, the Lector fellow who disgraced the name of the previous man by the same name? No, I discovered a Hannibal nearer to America's hometown. This March, a...
Arizona contains a rich diversity of desert landscapes, a few of which I have visited. Take a little journey with me through this beautiful state.
Today I visited my local park as I have done on numerous occasions. This time I decided to take note, listing five reasons you won't forget visiting a park in China.
This is the final year of SDC's World Fest; a gathering of cultures from across the globe. I am not privy to the reasons for such an end, but I must cope with the loss of new-found friends in music.
Hidden amongst the skyscrapers, Singapore's Chinatown retains the air of the past while creating a true tourist attraction with cultural integrity, sightseeing, great shopping, and excellent food.
See pictures and videos of these vividly-colored and ancient sand dunes encompassing thousands of acres. Quite the playground!
Including history of the C.H. Moore estate in Clinton, Illinois, the development of the annual Apple 'n Pork Festival, and tips for visiting!
Halfway between Phoenix and Flagstaff along Interstate 17 is the partially completed futuristic city of Arcosanti.
What do you do with an old, weed-infested concrete bridge with no discernible use? You turn it into a one-of-a-kind flowering landmark. Welcome to The Bridge of Flowers, the pride of Shelburne Falls.
It all started here! If you are visiting the Outer Banks of North Carolina make it a priority to visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial. This site is an amazing piece of American history.
Southern Minnesota for the most part consists of corn and bean fields with a not so interesting landscape. Minneopa, however, is a charming little State Park with a waterfall and Bison range.
Steeped in history and mythology, Kanyakumari abounds in ancient temples and historical monuments. It affords the unique view of mingling of three oceans as well as of glorious sunsets and sunrises.
Winter visitors to Arizona who stay into spring may be lucky enough to see the desert come alive with tiny desert wildflowers and cacti in bloom. Here are a selection of photos by Stephanie Henkel of southern Arizona wildflowers.
Well dressings in Derbyshire take place during the spring and summer months. This tradition is thought to date back to Roman times.
There are many beautiful places to visit in the UK, but the one that we keep returning to year in year out and I think everyone should visit is Northumberland.
Mentioned in The Tale of the Genji, Ohara is an ancient town only a short bus ride from Kyoto. In the cool of a mountainside lies a cluster of fascinating temples, gardens, and restaurants.
There are many things to do in the Austin area with the kiddos. It's just a matter of knowing where to look.
It is a great source of amusement in England how people from other countries view us and how we are portrayed in popular media. Here's an article that should bust some of those myths.
Île des Pins (the Isle of Pines) is justly called l'île la plus proche du paradis - the island closest to paradise. She embraces you with charm as soon as you sight the pristine beaches and waters.
Find a mixture of nature and history at a place that took ages to build. Just ten miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Natural Bridge State Park promises each visitor an amazing journey.
The stone animals outside Cardiff Castle are a rich man’s indulgence. The Marquess of Bute employed the finest craftsmen to create these amazing creatures. They are worth a visit if you are in Wales.
Traveling Michigan lighthouses—in this article, we will visit Muskegon, Grand Haven, Big Red, and South Haven lighthouse. Join me as I travel to the lighthouses in Michigan.
There's nothing wrong with Turner Field and Coca-Cola World, but you can spend less off the beaten track while getting just as much local flavor. Here's a fun half-day outing for a rainy day.
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
The Canary Isles, at only four to five hours flying time from the UK, are an ideal place for a vacation at any time of year. Beach lovers will be amazed at the sun soaked sands and wonderful scenery.
Article that showcases the natural beauty of the tiny island of Gili Trawangan in Indonesia, with gorgeous pictures, useful information and interesting data.
A description of one of WNC's best loved adventure destinations. Located along the French Broad River and the Appalachian Trail, Hot Springs is home to hiking, biking, rafting, climbing, eating and of course the hot mineral springs!
In the island of Mindanao, 7,887 feet above sea level rises this pre-historic complex volcano. If you are looking for a unique adventure and an experience with a bit of mystery, read on.
Orlando, Florida is a popular destination for both American and international tourists. Here is my top 20 list for things to do in and around the city.
We chose to honeymoon in Ireland, in April, and it was a blast from day one! We stuck to the West coast, and despite choosing the off-season, still managed to have the best vacation of our lives.
Bangkok, the place where many journeys into Southeast Asia start. Many tourists have a love and hate relationship with this city, but let's see what there is to love!
History of the Nauset Beach lighthouse, which is the famous logo for Cape Cod Potato Chips. The lighthouse was moved to prevent it from falling off the cliff due to beach erosion.
For the tourist who first arrives in Vietnam, it can be terrifying to even attempt to cross the road. Find out how to get to the "other side" in one piece!
The Beehive Summit is a moderately challenging hiking trail in Acadia National Park. Located in Bar Harbor, Maine, the view over looks Sand Beach & surrounding islands from a steep cliffside.
If you are interested in bonsai, it's a good idea to look at the work of the masters. For education and inspiration, look at these beautiful bonsai from the National Bonsai Museum. Washington DC
The English coastline is full of interesting sights; both natural and man-made attractions serve to complete a traditional seaside break.
Reasons for going on safari in Kruger, information on the area and activities including wildlife viewing and bird watching, how to get to Greater Kruger and where to stay.
No visit to the Isle of Capri is complete without a trip to the top of Mount Solaro. For the best views of the island, take the ride on the Mount Solaro chair lift to the top of Capri.
An insight into the Zat Valley In the High Atlas Mountains for trekkers, walkers and tourists looking to see the real Berber Morocco
Our journey to Petra, how we got there, what to see and what to do, its a trip that's going to take you into a different era, Petra is an adventure once in a life time.
If you've had enough of big tourist attractions, there are plenty of quieter, yet fascinating and different places to visit in London.
This is a brief but very complete review of the Ocean Creek Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC. We stayed here in 2010. I offer this review to help make your vacation choice easier.
Xel-Ha is a relatively small Mayan site, right on the highway connecting Cancun to the rest of the Maya Riviera. Though easy to miss, it is worth stopping here to see the frescoes on the buildings.
If you know anything about Granada, you are probably aware that it's the city of the Alhambra. But did you know about these eight unique places?
For travellers to Western Australia, this review covers aspects of beautiful Whiteman Park, including Caversham Wildlife Park.
Known for its beautiful churches, palaces, and scenery, Scicli is a must stop on any tour of Sicily. Rebuilt in the Baroque style following the 1693 earthquake, Scicli is simply stunning.
Rock of Cashel is a stunning monument to Ireland’s past that has mostly survived weather and time. See photos, map, and what to expect.
Staycations are a great way to spend time with family, instead of a fortune. If you live in Northeast Georgia, here are some spectacular places to visit!
Fun, budget-friendly travel ideas for young adventurers planning a trip to central america. #travel #wanderlust #backpacking #explore #panama #costarica #nightlife
A tourists 'guide to Tetouan in Northern Morocco; a place easily accessible from mainland Europe although a world apart. Here you can discover a modern town and an older one with an interesting past.
Visiting the Outer Banks of North Carolina? Spend a day on the road visiting three of North Carolina's historical lighthouses.
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.
Featuring the oldest live oak tree in Northeast Florida, The Jessie Ball duPont Park in Jacksonville offers the visitor a natural, tranquil setting along the Banks of the St. Jouns River.
Ever been in a strange town while traveling and wondered where you could find a short hike just right for stretching one's legs and possibly also close to a picnic spot or a place to buy food? If you ever come to North San Luis Obispo County, I have such a walk for you along a river in Paso Robles, around a lake in Atascadero, and in the woods beside a vineyard in Templeton. All are close to the 101 Freeway through the North County. Enjoy.
The Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park is a great place to see old US Navy ships, submarines, military aircraft, and more.
Learn more about Pennsylvania's coal mining history as you descend into the Lackawanna Coal Mine in Scranton, PA. Afterwards, visit the gift shop or the Anthracite Heritage Museum. Great and educational fun for families!
The drive from Sydney to Melbourne: the inland highway, or the longer coast road? Both are great drives, but the coastal road begs a meandering holiday, with empty roads and forgotten beaches.
Off the beaten path of my usual topics, I present to you one of my favorite vacation destinations. As always, there will be a spiritual lesson and application along the way.
Wanting to tour to Venice, Italy? Think it’s too expensive? With these tips, you can limit costs and still see the major tourist attractions in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Photos sh
Paris is a city for walking, for discovering unexpected sights, whether in a crowd or a little-known back street. It's a place for sitting, and watching the world go by, and for discovering oneself.