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Published : Nov, 2023

How to get thereSites & attractionsSuggested itineraryHealth & safetyLanguageOther logistics<$25 day<$50 day<$100 day<$250 day>$250 dayLong distance transportLocal transportAccom (any)Cheap accomMidrange accomLuxury accomFood (any)Cheap foodHaute cuisineHalal or KosherVegetarian or VeganBars & pubsFood tours or classesMuseumsHistorical sitesReligious sites & eventsLive performancesSporting eventsNightlifeArts & craftsCity tours & passesOther culturalHiking or trekkingBicyclingMotorcyclingSwimming or snorkelingSurfing (any)Skiing (any)On the water (any)ClimbingCamping or RVingIn the air (any)GolfFishing or huntingOther outdoorsParks & reservesGeological featuresShoppingSoloSolo woman

Published : Nov, 2023

When to visitHow to get thereSites & attractions<$25 day<$50 day<$100 dayLong distance transportLocal transportAccom (any)Cheap accomMidrange accomFood (any)Cheap foodHaute cuisineMuseumsHistorical sitesReligious sites & eventsHiking or trekkingBicyclingMotorcyclingParks & reservesGeological featuresWildlife viewingOther natureShoppingWellnessPhotography & videoSoloSolo womanCoupleFamilyOlderLGBTQ+Disabled (any)Person of colorDigital nomadLuxuryVolunteering

Published : Oct, 2023

When to visitSites & attractionsAccom (any)Activities: OutdoorBarrio de Sta. CruzTarifaAlcazarCordobaPlaza de EsplanaMa. Luisa ParkLa MacarenaSangria ToursTriana & Los RemediosDIY TapasCatedral de SevillaRondaParasolCadiz
Travelers who enjoy a mix of grandiose historical ambiance and modern trappings of the New World will find loads of things to do in Sevilla. We sure did!

Southern Spain is filled with amazing gateways to the past and none more spectacular than Andalucia’s capital of Sevilla. As one of our favorite cities in Europe Sevilla offered us countless hours of exciting exploration.

The city is a fascinating and eclectic mix of Gothic, Mudéjar, Baroque, and modern architecture; examples of each style can be found around every corner, within every plaza.

Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractionsActivities: OutdoorActivities: Nature & WildlifeSurfing: La Jolla & Mission BayLa Jolla CovePetco ParkHarbor CruiseOld TownPoint LomaUSS Midway MuseumBelmont ParkWhale WatchingBalboa ParkSunset Cliffs Nat. Park
If you’re planning a trip and looking for things to do in San Diego, you’ve come to the right place. As one of our favorite cities in the USA we’ve spent a bunch of time in San Diego.

The city of San Diego is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the US. It’s easy to see why: San Diego is the perfect mix of rich history, natural beauty, and unique culture. And the weather, let’s not forget about the blissful weather.

Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractionsActivities: OutdoorActivities: Nature & WildlifeSombrero De ChasnaTeide routePico ViejoPR-TF 41 Playa de El Socorro – Pico del TeideHikingLas Ventanas de GüimarBarranco de Masca (Masca Gorge Trail)PR-TF 43 Montaña ChinyeroBarranco del InfiernoBarranco del RioBenijo to Faro de Anaga Circuit Trail
Nestled in the heart of the Canary Islands, Tenerife stands as a testament to nature’s boundless artistry. This enchanting island, often referred to as the “Island of Eternal Spring,” offers a captivating tapestry of landscapes, from dramatic volcanic peaks to verdant forests and pristine coastlines. But perhaps the best way to immerse yourself in Tenerife’s natural wonders is through its extensive network of hiking trails.

So, lace up your hiking boots, grab your backpack, and prepare to discover Tenerife’s top 10 hiking trails.

Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractionsFood (any)Old Market Sq.KontenerARTTown HallRoyal Castle viewFara PoznańskaJesuit CollegeCathedral IslandŚródkaFeast on Food SceneFrederic Chopin Park
Poznan was the third stop of our month-long trip through Poland and like Krakow and Wroclaw before it, the city proved to be yet another wonderful surprise – though, at this point, I’m not sure why we were even surprised! I seriously think Poland may be one of the most underrated countries for travel in Europe just hiding in plain sight. So once again, I’m happy to share our itinerary to what I think are some of the best things to do in Poznan on your visit.

Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractionsNightlifeRibeira WaterfrontCamino de SantiagoHistoric Ctr.Douro RiverMosteiro do PilarJardim do MorroPort Wine CellarDuoro Valley -Wine tastingCathedral
Out of all the cities I’ve visited in Portugal, Porto may be my new favorite.
There are so many things to do in Porto in three days that fitting all the best spots into a weekend trip was a Herculean task – but one that I will do my best to measure up to! This whirlwind of an itinerary will take you through some of the most iconic “can’t miss” spots.

Come along for this Porto three day itinerary and we’ll dive into the city’s fascinating history, while also taking in some of the best sights, sounds, and foods this beautiful city has to offer!

Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractionsActivities: CulturalActivities: Nature & WildlifeCOMO Shambhala EstateBagus Jati Health & Wellness RetreatBali Mountain RetreatSanak RetreatFivelements RetreatCOMO Uma CangguSoulshineAdiwana Svarga LokaREVĪVŌ Wellness Resort
If you’re taking a singles holiday to Bali, you’re in luck. This southeast Asian island caters perfectly to solo travellers. Bali retreats for singles offer a long list of activities that centre around “me-time” and there are also some great Bali boutique hotels...

No matter your price range, from luxury to budget, you’ll be able to find the option that suits you best. Add a peaceful retreat into your Bali travel itinerary...

Published : Oct, 2023

When to visitHow to get thereSites & attractionsFood (any)Bars & pubsActivities: CulturalActivities: OutdoorActivities: Nature & WildlifeWellnessMontego BayDunn’s River FallsRick’s CafeMargaritavilleBlack Rivers safariRose Hall Great HouseBob Marley MuseumKingstonSt. James Parish ChurchBlue HoleTuff Gong InternationalDoctor’s Cove BeachRedbones Blues CafeCornwall BeachPelican BarDub ClubHarmony Beach7 Mile beachJamaican rumOcho RiosRiver raftingNegrilHip StripMartha Brae
Welcome to the island paradise of Jamaica, where the sun is (almost) always shining, the waters are crystal clear, and the culture is vibrant. If you plan to travel to Jamaica, you can do many incredible things during your vacation.

This Caribbean gem has everything from tasting delicious Jamaican cuisine to exploring the world-renowned Dunn’s River Falls. You can also experience a thrilling bobsled ride through the lush forest, dance to reggae music at a beach party, or even take a dip in a luminous Lagoon. With so many things to do in Jamaica, you’ll have the experience of a lifetime.

As the island is only 145 miles long and 50 miles wide, you can easily explore the entire island in two weeks. But if you’re short on time, here are ten unique things you should do during your Jamaica vacation.

Published : Oct, 2023

How to get thereSites & attractionsActivities: OutdoorActivities: Nature & WildlifePahangog FallsBalicasag Islandbest BeachesPamilacan IslandTravel Guides/TipsVirgin IslandBest TourAlona BeachLoboc River cruiseChocolate HillsIsland-Hopping ToursCan-Umantad FallsThings to DoPhil. TarsiersCadapdapan Rice TerracesDumaluan Beach\
The island of Bohol Philippines is a unique one, with exotic landscapes like the ‘Chocolate Hills,’ and wild tarsiers, the world’s smallest primate. Bohol may not be quite as popular as islands like Coron or El Nido Palawan, but it’s still worth a visit.

There are lots of good things to see and do in Bohol island. You can go island hopping to enjoy some white sand beaches, snorkeling, and scuba diving, or you can do a driving tour of the countryside to see waterfalls, rice terraces, churches, and of course the Philippine tarsiers...

This travel guide for Bohol Philippines will explain how to get there, where to stay, what to do on the island, and everything else you need to know before you go!

Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractionsCity tours & passesRoyal Observatory GreenwichTower of LondonTower BridgeCutty SarkWestminster AbbeySt. Paul`s Cathedral70+ AttractionsRoyal Botanic GardensHampton Court PalaceUp at The O2City Cruises Thames River Pass
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: London is one of my favorite cities in the world. I love the history. I love the culture. I love the energy...
It’s no secret, though, that London is one of the most expensive cities in the world. Before booking your itinerary, it’s smart to look for ways to save.

The best sightseeing passes help you enjoy more for less, and London has a few options worth considering. By packaging more than 70 of the city’s top attractions at a reduced rate, the London Explorer Pass by Go City helps you save money in London.
But is Go City’s London Explorer Pass worth it? Let’s find out!...

Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractionsCity tours & passesActivities: OutdoorActivities: Nature & WildlifeBoca CatalinaMalmokMapBoca GrandiHadicurariPalmSavanetaBlackstoneEagleRodger’sGrapefieldArashiBoca KetoBabyDos PlayaFlamingoWariruriIguanaMangel Halto
Even though the island of Aruba is pretty small and flat, there are still lots of nice Aruba beaches to enjoy, including some beautiful ones in the Arikok National Park...

In general, Aruba beaches have exceptionally clear blue water and soft white sand, and they’re great for swimming and relaxing under a palapa (thatched umbrella) with some drinks. It’s definitely one of the best things to do in Aruba.

We spent a couple weeks trying to see every beach on the island, and we got pretty close, so here’s our complete list of the best beaches in Aruba!

Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractionsSuggested itineraryActivities: CulturalActivities: Nature & WildlifeBrasovBlack ChurchMuseum of EthnographySinaiaSighișoaraBucharestBussegi MountainsMystical Transylvania MuseumPeles CastleClujPelesor CastleTurda Salt MinesCarpathian MountainsBran CastleSinaia Monastery
Hear about things to do in Transylvania in Romania as the Amateur Traveler talks to Ela Palmer from WhereNextNomad.com about this historic and beautiful place that has much more to offer than Dracula stories.

Ela starts this itinerary in Bucharest but immediately hops a train to Sinaia, a beautiful mountain town in the Bussegi Mountains. Sinaia is known for its stunning fall colors and is home to two magnificent castles from the Romanticism movement of the 1800s, Peles Castle and Pelesor Castle. You can explore these castles, enjoy the charming town, and visit the 17th-century Sinaia Monastery.

After Sinaia, you can take a train to Brasov, a city in Transylvania that Ela fell in love with.

Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractionsCity tours & passesPalace of VersaillesMusée d’Orsay2D (Paris Pass): €104LouvreEiffel Tower Guided ClimbLes Caves Wine TastingGrévin Wax MuseumFor moderate-heavy sightseersSave money3D: €129Montparnasse Tower4D: €199Entry to 80+ Sights6D: €229Seine River Cruise
Paris is one of the most incredible cities in the world. It is also one of the most expensive...
At the most popular attractions, ticket lines are usually outrageously long. So, when it comes to sightseeing in Paris, a discount card is often a great way to save tons of time and money. That’s where the Paris Pass can help!

This Paris Pass review will dive into what the card offers and help determine if the revamped Paris Pass is right for you. We’ll also compare it to the city museum pass so you know exactly what you’re getting...

Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractionsActivities: Nature & WildlifeMuseums: Buffalo-Park-WhyteColumbia IcefieldAthabasca GlacierElk & OarsmanCosmic Ray Stn.Gondola RideBanffBow FallsNatl.ParkCascade of Time GardenBig Canoe tour
Hello and greetings from Banff National Park, Canada's oldest and most famous national park! In today’s video, we’ll be exploring the town of Banff and sharing some of the fun activities this renowned mountain town has to offer.

We’ll ride the Banff Gondola in search of epic mountain views, we’ll enjoy the hiking trails along the shores of the Bow River, and we’ll visit multiple museums showcasing local wildlife, First Nations traditions, and landscapes inspired by the beauty of the surrounding Rocky Mountains.

Plus, we’ll also take you on some fun tours we booked through Viator including a day trip to the Columbia Icefield where we’ll set foot on the Athabasca Glacier, a covered wagon ride and western cookout where we’ll practice our roping skills and feel like cowboys for the afternoon, and a canoe trip on turquoise waters of glacial origin.

So if you’re looking for ideas of things to do in Banff for an upcoming trip, this is the video for you! The following is our travel guide to Banff, Alberta!

Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractionsActivities: Nature & WildlifeIguazu Falls ToursParque Av. MondayBorder CrossingOpening & Fees1. Get There Fr:2. Puerto Iguazu (Argentina)3. Foz Do Iguacu (Brazil)is it safe?4. Ciudad Del Este (Paraguay)
The Saltos Del Monday waterfall, also known as Monday Falls, is an impressive waterfall in Paraguay, not too far from the famous Iguazu Falls in Argentina and Brazil.

Saltos Del Monday is one of the best natural sights in Paraguay, but it’s still relatively unknown to international tourists, and most people visiting nearby Iguazu are totally unaware of this nice waterfall...

This travel guide will explain how to visit Saltos Del Monday on a day trip from Argentina, Brazil, or Paraguay, and then I’ll share some information about the waterfall itself!

Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractionsActivities: CulturalBest Areas to StayTravel Tips & RestrictionsPts. of Interest (Map)Bagan at a GlancetemplesBudget/ExpensesThings to DoBest Time to Visit
Many years ago, I was having a lunch meeting with a Frenchman who had been living in Shanghai for over two decades. We were talking about travel and he told me that the most incredible sight he had ever seen were the temples in Bagan. He had gone up in a hot air balloon and was awestruck by the landscape of Buddhist temples as far as the eye could see.

That conversation from over a decade ago seared a mental image in my brain. I needed to see this ocean of temples for myself so when I was sent to Yangon on a project, I made sure to spend a few days in Bagan.

As I had hoped, the Frenchman wasn’t exaggerating nor was he speaking in metaphors. Bagan had thousands of ancient temples spread out over a vast plain, literally as far as the eye could see. It was spectacular.

Published : Oct, 2023

When to visitSites & attractionsAccom (any)Activities: OutdoorExplore VallettaGhadira Bay -MelliehaBarrakka GardensGozo IslandGolden BaySan Anton GardensDwejra BayBlue GrottoFort St. ElmoVisit MarsaxlokkBlue Lagoon -CaminoPopeye VillageDive the Sunken HMS MaoriVisit MdinaGhajn TuffiehaGnejna Bay
Looking for the perfect European island getaway? Malta is calling your name! The list of things to do in Malta starts with beautiful azure waters and picturesque beaches. It ends with a sensational seafood dinner gazing out over awesome architecture. Malta is set to deliver all of that and more.

Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea the gorgeous archipelago known as Malta is bound to impress even the most jaded traveler.
Malta boasts an abundance of stunning natural attractions. From sandy beaches with crystal-clear waters to amazing grottos with picture-perfect formations, the water lover in you will be in heaven...

We’re not kidding, there really IS something to do for just about anyone visiting Malta.

Published : Oct, 2023

Sites & attractionsCity tours & passesScots & GaelicMunroMixed Itinerary5 AirportsDrivingLocal DelicaciesPeak SeasonsWhisky ExperienceAdv. BookingMeal Deals
Scotland is one of those countries that has the world in a permanent chokehold. With idyllic lochs and glens, soaring Munros, vibrant cities, and absurdly charming accents… it’s hard to believe sometimes that this country is real.

But real it is my friends, and somehow, it’s even better when you get to see it all in person.

Published : Oct, 2023

When to visitSites & attractionsHealth & safetyActivities: OutdoorFox GlacierFranz Josef GlacierSouth IslandWestland Tai Poutini National ParkTasman GlacierAorakiRob Roy GlacierWest Matukituki River
Glacier hiking offers a more adventurous spin on traditional hiking and can be done on every continent except for Australia. Whether you love nature, a physical challenge, or simply being outdoors, glacier hiking is a great way to feed your sense of adventure.

The sheer scale, beauty, and uniqueness of glaciers make the experience of hiking on them unforgettable. It’s an activity that often takes you out of your comfort zone and can provide a sense of accomplishment. Glacier hiking usually involves using specialised equipment and often requires exhilarating transport to reach them such scenic helicopter rides.

So now that I’ve piqued your interest, you may be asking where to start searching for glacier hiking experiences. My answer would be to start in New Zealand. While Australia may not have any glaciers, its neighbour has numerous that are “Sweet as, bru!”

Published : Sep, 2023

Sites & attractionsActivities: CulturalShoppingArt Nouveau Fire StationParola Tank MuseumHelsinki Central StationTurkuNational Museum of FinlandHelsinki CathedralsSuomenlinna FortressRovaniemiMarket SquarePorvooTampere
Hear about travel to Finland as the Amateur Traveler talks to travel writer Jayne Dear about a one-week itinerary to visit the best of Finland by train.

Why should you visit Finland?

Jayne says, “Many reasons. One of the most notable is that it’s the happiest country in the world. For the last six years, it’s been declared the happiest country in the world on the World Happiness Report. It’s a beautiful country. You probably will have seen more trees than you will have seen in your life.”

Published : Sep, 2023

Sites & attractionsSuggested itinerary<$50 dayAccom (any)Activities: Nature & WildlifeFood: $70Activities: $30Hostels: $20-40Travel Daily Expenses: $290Table Mtn. Cableway Ticket: $24Accom: $150Transpo: $40
South Africa sits high on the bucket list of most adventurous travelers.
It’s a wonderful country; one that that everyone should aim experience at least once in their lives (although most, like me, end up coming back for more).

Located at the southern tip of Africa (the clue’s in the name!), South Africa offers up a fascinating blend of culture and history, wild animals and exquisite landscapes, friendly people and delicious food, creating what Nelson Mandela called a Rainbow Nation.

Most tourists head straight to Cape Town, chasing the city’s vibrant sunsets, bright-white beaches, world-class food scene, and begging-to-be-hiked mountains. While I’m arguably Cape Town’s biggest fan, there’s so many other places worth exploring in South Africa.

Published : Sep, 2023

Sites & attractionsSuggested itineraryAccom (any)Etosha Natl. ParkBradt Namibia Guide -invaluableSwakopmundSesriemLuderitzOwn Transport -neededWhere is NamibiaRoads are so badSparsely populatedGet a SIM CardWindhoekBest Road Signs
My road trip around Namibia is the best travel experience I’ve ever had.

Hands down.

I can’t even find the words to describe how fantastic my time in the country was. Namibia has everything. It’s easy to explore independently, it’s safe, it’s beautiful, the locals are lovely, the landscapes are diverse, the wildlife is exciting, and there are so. few. tourists.

I’ve got a dozen posts planned about my time in this amazing country, so brace yourself for an onslaught of information! By the end of the month, you’ll have everything you need to book a trip to this kickass country. And hopefully you’ll decide to do exactly that.

This is what it’s like to travel in Namibia.

Published : Sep, 2023

Sites & attractionsActivities: CulturalActivities: Nature & WildlifeWorld-Class EntertainmentThrilling Outdoor Adventuresstunning natural beautyDollywood Theme ParkConclusionFestivals & Events Yr-roundRich Cultural HeritageAccess to Great Smoky MountainsDiverse Accommodation OptionsFriendly LocalsFamily-Friendly Atmosphere
Are you searching for the perfect vacation destination that offers a blend of natural beauty, thrilling attractions, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere? Look no further than Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge is a hidden gem that promises an unforgettable vacation experience for visitors of all ages...

In this blog, we’ll delve into the top 13 reasons why Pigeon Forge should be your next getaway destination...

Published : Sep, 2023

When to visitSites & attractionsSuggested itineraryHealth & safetyHanbokGwangjangSeoulNoryangjinJSANanta ShowGapyeong CountyDongdaemun Design PlazaBamdokkaebiMyeongdongNamdaemun
One of my recent adventures was to the dynamic metropolis of Seoul in South Korea — a bustling city that not only holds a strong presence in Asia but also in the rest of the world. To date, this influence is largely due to Seoul’s cutting-edge technology, a strong economy, and vibrant culture (I’m sure that a majority of you have encountered K-pop, K-dramas, Korean cosmetics, and Korean food among many others at least once in your life!)

Published : Sep, 2023

Sites & attractionsActivities: CulturalShoppingPlace d’ArmesLuxembourg HouseVille HauteEsch-sur-AlzetteAlzette ValleyGolden Lady MonumentPasserelle ViaducVille BassePétrusse ValleyNational Museum of History and Art
You might think Luxembourg is too small to offer much, being one of Europe’s tiniest countries. However, it’s full of surprises, from ancient castles to modern wonders.

Luxembourg seamlessly blends old and new in a unique way. There are some hidden gems you shouldn’t miss, particularly if you have an appreciation for nature and twisting pathways.

These are the 10 must-see attractions in Luxembourg.

Published : Sep, 2023

Sites & attractionsCity tours & passesActivities: OutdoorPhotography & videoKoko Head TrailAtlantis SubmarineMokulua kayakHanauma Baywhale watchKaena Ziplineswim w/ sharksManoa FallsKo Olina coastWaikiki beachesStairway to HeavenKahan BayLanikai Pillbox TrailPali Notches
What to do on Oahu? Any idea where to start? I have created the Ultimate Oahu bucket list for inspiration about the best things to do on Oahu, Hawaii. This incredible island has great beaches, hikes, waterfalls, snorkeling spots, and restaurants to try. I’ve got you covered with them all so see how many items on this Oahu bucket list you can tick off!

I’ve added the link to some of the top-rated tours in each section so you can book your activities in advance for your vacation to Oahu, Hawaii...

Published : Sep, 2023

Sites & attractionsFood (any)Activities: Culturalstay out in suburbsforget cultureforego Caramel Marketforget sunblock-hatsthink its a religious citybegrudge Bauhaus bldg.
Are you heading to Tel Aviv? The beaches, the food scene, the people walking around looking gorgeous and fit? There are so many fantastic things to see and do in Tel Aviv from walking on the boardwalk along the beach to the museums to taking in all the Bauhaus architecture. Here we have the do's and don'ts of visiting Tel Aviv. What not to do in Tel Aviv from Safety to fun to food and so much more!

Published : Sep, 2023

How to get thereSites & attractionsSuggested itinerarySisimiutOcean AlbatrossIlulissatQeqertarsuaqUummannaqEqip Sermia GlacierSarfannguitKingirlasuak
Hear about a cruise to Greenland as the Amateur Traveler talks to Rebecca Merrell from manopause.com about this rugged and rapidly changing country.

Why should someone do a cruise to Greenland?

Rebecca succinctly says, “Someone should do a cruise to Greenland if they’re looking to go somewhere remote without a lot of people and if they have an interest in the Arctic.”

Published : Sep, 2023

When to visitSites & attractionsActivities: CulturalActivities: OutdoorDrive Around the CityTemple of SounioAcropolis MuseumPanathenaic StadiumSyntagma SquarePeloponnese RegionLycabettus HillCorfuNational GardensCycladic IslandsAcropolisStavros Marches Cultural Ctr.RhodesLittle Kook CafeMainland Greece: The North
As an incredible collection of over 2,000 islands boasting ancient history, mythology, crystal clear waters, and stunning sights, Greece draws millions of visitors a year. Take one visit, and it’s not hard to see why!

We visited Greece, with our five kids in tow, in August of this summer, when it was blazing hot… and we learned a few things! Despite the heat, we had a great time visiting this ancient epicenter and think it’s a wonderful place to visit as a family...

Published : Sep, 2023

Sites & attractionsSuggested itineraryActivities: CulturalActivities: Nature & WildlifePort ElizabethJeffreys BayNature’s ValleyCape TownKnysnaPlettenberg BayOudtshoornJohannesburgStellenboschKruger National ParkHermanus
South Africa is one of my top 3 favorite countries in the world. I truly believe that this country can be anyone’s favorite despite different preferences, as it can attract adventure seekers, luxury lovers as well as backpackers.

I used to live in Cape Town and traveled around South Africa extensively.

I suggest visiting South Africa for at least a month, because you don’t want to be rushed or forced to skip some amazing activities on the way. However, if you don’t have that much time off I prepared different itineraries.

Published : Sep, 2023

Sites & attractionsSuggested itineraryActivities: CulturalPhotography & videoAveburyKelpiesSalisbury CathedralYorkCotswoldsGlasgowCardiffEdinburghCalton HillDr. Who TourArthur^s SeatLondonPrincipality StadiumBathLiverpoolStonehengeLake District
Hear about a UK two-week itinerary by train as the Amateur Traveler talks to Tracy Collins from UKTravelPlanning.com about a train trip in the country that invented trains.

Published : Sep, 2023

Sites & attractionsActivities: Culturalsay "Frisco" but SFdriveforego Clipper Cardwear high-heelsthink its in bad shapeforget to bring layerslet news scare you
Heading to see the Golden Gate Bridge or see the history of Alcatraz or just enjoying the incredible sourdough bread? Well no matter what your reason for going to San Francisco it can be a great time! However there are some do's and don'ts of visiting San Francisco.

Published : Sep, 2023

Sites & attractionsCity tours & passesActivities: OutdoorArt GalleryAuckland DomainCivic TheatreStardome ObservatoryHidden CafessurfingWaiheke IslandSky TowerPiha BeachYacht CharterSpa LuxurySailing Cruise
You may perceive Auckland as a bustling urban landscape dominated by towering buildings and constant commotion. Yet, this vibrant city offers a romantic underbelly perfect for couples aiming to spark or reinvigorate their romantic connection.

Beneath the shimmering harbor lights, among beautiful gardens and private retreats, Auckland unfolds a rich tapestry of romantic opportunities designed to enchant you and your partner...

Published : Sep, 2023

Sites & attractionsSuggested itineraryFood (any)Bars & pubsActivities: CulturalNightlifeCity tours & passesVltava River cruisefamous nightlifeView of Old Town Hall TowerSpanish SynagoguePrague Castle (Guiness World Records -largest ancient castle)280 MuseumsPrague River CruiseWenceslas Square3-hr. beer tourCharles BridgeScrooser e-scooter grand city tour
Prague is easily one of our favorite cities in Europe, and with every visit, we fall more in love and find more and more things to do in Prague.

We’ve visited during all four seasons, and it’s safe to say there isn’t a bad time to visit Prague. We created this guide after spending a lot of time in Prague during many long visits to this amazing city.

When we visit, this is what we do. Here are our favorite things to do in Prague...

Published : Sep, 2023

Sites & attractionsActivities: CulturalActivities: OutdoorActivities: Nature & WildlifeAcropolis & Lycabettus HillKallitheaParthenonThessalonikiAthensThira & OiaThessaloniki’s HistorySantoriniMykonosCruise around AthosDelos & Rhenia Islands Boat TripAfitosParadise & Super Paradise BeachGreek Itinerary SummaryHalkidikiKassandra Peninsula
Greece is an incredibly beautiful country in the Mediterranean. Surrounded by azure waters, this hot country is the perfect vacation destination for those who dream of lazing on the beach between dips in the balmy ocean.

Greece is also a historical and cultural land that can charm even the most jaded traveller. The museums are some of the most incredible in the world...

So Greece is able to suit any kind of traveller. All you need to do is figure out what kind of amazing vacation it is that you’re after, and Greece will fit the bill...

Published : Sep, 2023

Sites & attractionsFood (any)Activities: CulturalActivities: Nature & WildlifeJumeirah MosqueAl Fahidi Historic NeighborhoodDubai Coffee MuseumDubai CreekRas Al Khor & Wildlife SanctuaryAlserkal AvenueBastakia QuarterHatta Pools and MountainsDubai Opera Garden
Discover Dubai’s hidden gems beyond the glitz and glamour! In this blog, we’ll unveil the top 10 off-the-beaten-path experiences, offering a taste of Dubai’s rich culture, history, and natural beauty.

Whether you’re an adventurer, history lover, or foodie, there’s something for everyone.

Join us on a journey through this Arabian wonderland!

Published : Sep, 2023

Sites & attractionsSuggested itineraryLocal transportActivities: CulturalActivities: Nature & WildlifeGiethoornFeiluwa National ParkPaleis Het LooKinderdijkMuiderslot CastleHoornRiver VechtEnkhuizenZaanse SchansNaardenVolendamMuidenEdamCastle Groeneveld
Hear about day trips from Amsterdam as the Amateur Traveler talks to Gopinath from greetingsfromeurope.com about his adopted country.

Gopinath argues that too many people only spend a couple of the Netherlands before traveling on to see more of Europe. He lays out a week’s worth of day trips that one can make from Amsterdam. He recommends the following places to visit:

Published : Sep, 2023

When to visitSites & attractionsActivities: OutdoorActivities: Nature & WildlifeArikok Natl. ParkOranjestadRock Formations (Casibari & Ayo)beach-hoppingDonkey SanctuaryBeaches: Palm-Eagle-Arashi-BabySunset CruiseFlamingos @ Flamingo BeachFontein CaveBushiribana ruinsIguana & Flamingo beaches
Aruba is an excellent destination in the Caribbean. It's an island with its own culture and unique landscapes, the water is perfect, there's great tourism infrastructure, you can drink the tap water, AND it's outside of the Hurricane Belt – meaning it's a great place to visit any time of year...

While Aruba only covers about 75 square miles, there's actually a lot to do! If you're planning a trip to Aruba, here are all the things you definitely need to add to your to-do list...

Published : Sep, 2023

When to visitHow to get thereSites & attractionsAccom (any)Activities: OutdoorActivities: Nature & WildlifeLa Huasteca RegionMatehualaTamasopo WaterfallsTamazunchaleCascada El MecoCerritosExplore San Luis WaterfallsReal de Catorce Ghost TownSan Ciro de AcostaLa Huasteca Potosina RegionLas Pozas XilitlaTamul WaterfallCave of SwallowsFlights to San LuisCiudad VallesSan Luis Potosi WaterfallsRio Verde
San Luis Potosi in Mexico is not exactly a destination that comes to mind when thinking about the birthplace of mezcal and chocolate. The coastal part of the country attracts millions of tourists every year. Cities like Tulum and Cancun are synonymous with spring break and Mayan ruins, but the central part of the country is just as magical...

Published : Sep, 2023

How to get thereSites & attractionsActivities: OutdoorActivities: Nature & WildlifePhotography & video650-stairschill-out area on top10-15 mins. journeyMedellinGuatapé RockEl Pinolchildren & adults -trekGuatape Lakeepic summit viewshundreds of isletskayakers & jetskis- lake cruise
650 stairs lead you through a narrow crack up the steep slope of the impressive La Piedra Del Penol, or ‘The Big Guatape Rock’. At the top of the Guatape rock, the view is quite simply breathtaking and has to be one of the most amazing lookouts in all of Colombia. At 2,135 meters above sea level, this rock is a natural wonder and the perfect spot to enjoy panoramic views of Guatape Lake and this beautiful region...

Published : Sep, 2023

Sites & attractionsLocal transportActivities: Cultural“Your Name” StairsAkihabara/Radio KaikanGundam FactoryYokohamaPokemon CentersMt. Haruna (Initial D)Mt. FujiKamakurakōkōmae Station (Slam Dunk)
As the world continues to grow in demand for tourism, there has never been a better time to visit Japan. The country well known for strict entry requirements is now easing into a tourist-friendly approach, and it only looks to improve over time.

My family recently took advantage of this and visited a couple of months ago back in May. Being an anime enthusiast myself, I made our itinerary to not only include the usual Tokyo hot spots, but also scenic landmarks featured in famous anime like “Slam Dunk”, and “Your Name”.

Here are 7 destinations from our trip that you can add to your own Japan excursion.

Published : Sep, 2023

Sites & attractionsLocal transportFood (any)Activities: CulturalActivities: OutdoorStaten Island FerrySouthern ManhattanBrooklynNew JerseyStatue Of LibertyTenement MuseumBroadwayQueensWorld Trade Center MemorialBrooklyn BridgeJackson HeightsEmpire State BuildingFlushing
Hear about travel to New York City as the Amateur Traveler talks to Rebecca Shoval from Not Just Tourists NYC about her adopted home in the city that never sleeps.

Why should you go to New York City?

Rebecca says, “I think someone should come to New York for so many reasons. I think it’s this incredibly vibrant place. It exudes life and I find walking around the city, it really just gives you energy. It’s also this vibrant multicultural place where you can really see the way that there’s so much commitment to the city and to the culture and to people really living in something resembling harmony next to each other… or at least ignoring each other and not getting in each other’s business. There are so many different things to do.”