Switzerland Itinerary

Switzerland Itinerary: How to Spend 7 to 21 Days in Switzerland

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If you are planning a trip to Switzerland, this is a great place to start. There are many different ways to plan your “perfect Switzerland itinerary,” depending on your interests and how much time you have. In this article, we list five sample itineraries for Switzerland. These range from 7 to 21 days, with suggestions on how to use the …

Inside Tomb of Nefertari

Inside the Tomb of Queen Nefertari – A Photo Tour

Julie Egypt 3 Comments

The tomb of Queen Nefertari, which is located in the Valley of the Queens on the west bank of Luxor, is one of the most spectacular tombs that you can visit in Egypt. This tomb has a big “wow” factor. The level of detail is amazing and the colors are more vibrant than what we saw in any of the …

Dendera Day Trip Egypt

Dendera and Abydos: Day Trip from Luxor, Egypt

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Located on the Nile River, just north of Luxor, sit two of the best-preserved temple complexes in Egypt. The sacred city of Abydos is home to the temple of Seti I. The Hathor Temple in Dendera is one of the most colorful temples in Egypt, with an intricately detailed ceiling and one of the most awe-inspiring hypostyle halls that we …

Best Things to do in Aswan

10 Best Things to do in Aswan, Egypt

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Beautiful, laid-back Aswan…for many, this is the starting or the ending point of a Nile Cruise. For others, it is the home base for a day trip to Abu Simbel. With its palm-tree studded shorelines, feluccas that sail the Nile River, and beautiful temples, Aswan looks and feels a lot different than many other places in Egypt. To help you …

10 Day Egypt Itinerary

10 Day Egypt Itinerary: Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, & Abu Simbel

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Egypt is an extraordinary travel destination. If you are like us, you have dreamed of seeing the pyramids of Giza since you were a child. With 10 days in Egypt, you have plenty of time to go beyond the pyramids and experience the highlights of this amazing country. On this Egypt itinerary, you will visit the intricately decorated tombs in …

Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel: Everything You Need to Know to Plan Your Visit

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Sitting on the bank of Lake Nasser is one of Egypt’s most striking monuments, the twin temples of Abu Simbel. Built by Ramesses II over 3,000 years ago, these temples have stood the test of time. The story behind Abu Simbel becomes even more fascinating when you learn that the entire complex was dismantled and relocated to higher ground, after …

Karnak Temple

Egypt Travel Tips: Things to Know Before You Travel to Egypt

Tim Rivenbark Egypt 6 Comments

If you are planning a trip to Egypt, there is no doubt that you have a lot of questions. Should you hire a guide? What places should you visit? What do you need to pack? And the most popular question of all…is Egypt safe to visit? We spent 12 days in Egypt at the end of December 2019. During this …

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Complete Guide to the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt

Julie Egypt 6 Comments

The Valley of the Kings is one of Egypt’s most spectacular destinations. Located on the west bank of the Nile River near Luxor, this small area contains a staggering amount of exquisitely decorated tombs of Egypt’s ancient kings. When planning our visit, we found it very difficult to find any reliable information online. Mislabeled photos, out of date pricing, and …

Best Tombs in Valley of the Kings

Best Tombs to Visit in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt

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The Valley of the Kings is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. This is a royal burial ground, with exquisitely decorated tombs for the pharaohs who ruled Egypt between 1539 and 1075 BC. There are over 60 tombs in this small area, although only a handful are open to public. If you are planning a visit …

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Our Travels in 2019…Ideas for Your Next Big Trip

Julie Travel Inspiration 10 Comments

Each December I write an article recapping our year in travel. Rather than writing a simple overview about what we did, I want to share with you our travels in 2019 and let you know how you can have the same experiences. We visited some amazing places in 2019…it was a year filled with adventures and many brand-new destinations. I …

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Norway Bucket List: 20 Epic Things to do in Norway

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Norway is the land of fjords, quaint fishing villages, Vikings, trolls, the northern lights, the midnight sun, scenic drives, and some of the best hikes in the world. If you are planning a visit to this amazing country, here are 20 of the best things to do in Norway. Best Things to do in Norway In no particular order, here …

Matterhorn and Five Lakes Trail

The Five Lakes Trail (5-Seenweg) in Zermatt…Is it Worth It?

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While researching the best hikes in Zermatt, the Five Lakes Trail (5-Seenweg) kept popping up at the top of the list. Amazing Matterhorn views, five gorgeous lakes, a mostly downhill walk…it sounded perfect! So, we added it to our to-do list. During our visit to Zermatt, the cable car to Rothorn was closed for maintenance. As we stood at the …

Zermatt and the Matterhorn

12 Amazing Things to do in Zermatt, Switzerland

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Zermatt is an idyllic mountain village tucked away in the Swiss Alps. The mighty Matterhorn dominates the skyline, creating one of the most unique alpine landscapes in Europe. Explore the hiking trails, journey up higher into the mountains by cable car and train, stroll the scenic streets of Zermatt, and go skiing all year long. Here are the best things …

National Park Road Trip

Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks: 10 Day Road Trip Itinerary

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Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Parks are three of the top parks to visit in the United States. With 10 days, you can visit all of them on an epic road trip. Start in Grand Teton, where the lakes and the jagged mountain range create a hiker’s and photographer’s paradise. Journey north to Yellowstone, a national park that is …

Montparnasse View of Paris

Where to Stay in Paris: Best Hotels and Neighborhoods for Your Budget

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Choosing where to stay in Paris can feel overwhelming. There are so many options! To make things easier for you, we have narrowed down the long list of hotels into just a few great properties, organized by neighborhood and budget.  Overview of Paris Before we jump into the best hotels in Paris, here is a quick geography lesson. This is …

Grand Prismatic Spring Yellowstone

Grand Prismatic Spring and the Fairy Falls Hike, Yellowstone National Park

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The Grand Prismatic Spring is Yellowstone’s most colorful hot spring. Fairy Falls is one of Yellowstone’s tallest waterfalls. If you want to see both, it’s easy to combine the hike to Fairy Falls with the Grand Prismatic Spring overlook. In this article, learn how to visit the Grand Prismatic Spring and how to combine the hike to Fairy Falls with …

Kentucky Bourbon Trail November

Kentucky Bourbon Trail Itinerary – Suggestions for 1 Day to 1 Week

Julie United States 2 Comments

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a collection of seventeen bourbon distilleries located in and around Louisville. If you want to tour all seventeen distilleries, you need a minimum of seven days. However, there is a lot more to do in this part of Kentucky than just tour bourbon distilleries. Enjoy the nightlife in Louisville, drive through scenic bluegrass Kentucky, watch …

Sunset Falls Iceland

Skógafoss and the Amazing Waterfall Way Hike

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The Skógafoss Waterfall hike (also called the Skógá Trail or Waterfall Way) is one of Iceland’s most underrated experiences. This trail starts at the mighty Skógafoss waterfall and follows the Skógá River upstream for 8 km (5 miles). As you hike through this lush, green landscape, you get to see 25 more waterfalls, dramatic canyons, and glacier-capped volcanoes just off …