Gruyères

10 Wonderful Things to do in Gruyères, Switzerland

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Located in the idyllic, rolling hills of French-speaking Switzerland sits Gruyères, a picture-perfect medieval town. Cheese, chocolate, and beautiful cobblestoned streets attract visitors all year round. With one day in Gruyères, you have enough time to visit the town and add on another nearby destination, whether it is a chocolate factory, a scenic funicular ride, or a stunning hike. Here …

Death Valley Day Trip

How to Plan Your Death Valley Day Trip from Las Vegas

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Death Valley…just the name inspires a sense of wonder and mystery. With barren salt flats, towering mountains, mysterious sailing stones, shifting sand dunes, rainbow-colored mountains, and canyons to explore, there is a lot to do here. You need several days to explore the entire park, but with limited time, you can visit the highlights of Death Valley. In this article, …

Yellowstone Itinerary

Yellowstone Itinerary: How to Spend 1 to 5 Days in Yellowstone

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If you are planning your trip to Yellowstone National Park, this is a great place to start. There are many different ways to plan the “perfect Yellowstone itinerary,” depending on your interests and how much time you have. Yellowstone is the largest national park outside of Alaska. With over two million acres of land, five park entrances, numerous geyser basins …

Godafoss Waterfall

20 Best Waterfalls in Iceland & Their Exact Locations

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Iceland…the land of fire and ice…and more waterfalls than you can count. If you are planning a trip to Iceland, you’ve heard of Gulfoss, seen photos of Skógafoss, and you are probably planning to walk behind Seljalandsfoss. These are just a handful of the best waterfalls in Iceland to visit. In this post, we list 20 of the best waterfalls …

Queen Hatshepsut Temple

Complete Guide to the West Bank of Luxor, Egypt

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The West Bank of Luxor contains one of the largest collections of archaeological treasures in the world. This is where you will find the famous Valley of the Kings, the breathtaking tomb of Queen Nefertari, the mortuary temples of ancient Egyptian pharaohs, and an astounding number of tombs. In this article, learn about the best things to do on the …

Aswan Egypt

How Much Does It Cost to Visit Egypt in 2020?

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Do you have plans to visit Egypt? If so, you might be wondering how much does it cost to visit Egypt? Good news…Egypt is relatively easy on the wallet. Compared with places like Europe, North America, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, Egypt is cheaper to visit. Traveling through Egypt is similar in price to traveling through Southeast Asia. If you …

Haifoss Waterfall

Háifoss Waterfall: The Complete Guide (+ Drone Video)

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Háifoss Waterfall is one of Iceland’s most spectacular waterfalls. Located in the beautiful Þjórsárdalur valley, Háifoss makes a great detour on a road trip around the Golden Circle or during the drive out to Landmannalaugar. Facts About Háifoss Háifoss is one of the tallest waterfalls in Iceland. In the early 20th century, it was believed to be the tallest waterfall …

How to Hike Gastlosen Loop

Hiking the Gastlosen Tour in Switzerland

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The Gastlosen is a chain of limestone mountains that look very similar to the Dolomites of Italy. For 11 km, the trail loops around these magnificent, jagged mountains and you are treated to sweeping views of Switzerland. This is a gorgeous hike. A chair lift lops off the first big climb (and the final descent), so it is manageable for …

How to Visit East Bank of Luxor

Complete Guide to the East Bank of Luxor, Egypt

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The East Bank of Luxor is where you will find two of Egypt’s most important sites, the Luxor Temple and the sprawling Karnak Temple, as well as several small museums. In this article, learn how to plan your visit to Luxor, with advice on how to get around, where to stay, and where to eat. This article was written with …

Switzerland Itinerary

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

Julie Itinerary, Switzerland 6 Comments

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

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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

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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 …

Guide Valley of the Kings

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

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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 …