How to Visit Ponte dei Salti Bridge

How to Visit Ponte dei Salti, Verzasca Valley, Switzerland

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Ponte dei Salti is a medieval-style bridge that is located in the Verzasca Valley in southern Switzerland. It looks like something right out of a fairytale, this double-arched bridge that spans a crystal clear, aquamarine river. Right around the corner is the tiny town of Lavertezzo, and with its stone buildings and church, complements the bridge perfectly. On a hot, …

Eiger Trail Hike

How to Hike the Eiger Trail in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

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If you are looking for a short but sweet hike in the Jungfrau region of the Bernese Oberland, the Eiger Trail is a great one to consider. This point-to-point hike follows the north face of the Eiger mountain. Along the way, you get jaw-dropping views across the Lauterbrunnen Valley to Mürren and also down to Grindelwald. This was one of …

Bellagio Lake Como

8 Amazing Things to do in Bellagio, Italy

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Lake Como…a destination that is glamorous, romantic, and gorgeous. This lake is a slice of Italian paradise, and for many people, a visit to Bellagio is the highlight. Also called the Pearl of Lake Como, Bellagio is the perfect mix of photogenic streets, small shops, wonderful restaurants, and gorgeous views across Lake Como. If you are planning a visit to …

Blue Forest Trail Petrified Forest

Petrified Forest National Park: Travel Guide & Itinerary

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Petrified Forest National Park beat all of my expectations. I imagined a barren desert with a few colorful hills, some ancient, petrified stumps, and soaring temperatures in the early summer. Instead, we were treated to the colorful, uniquely beautiful hills of the Painted Desert, giant, petrified trees that puzzle the mind, and the chance to walk backcountry trails without another …

Grand Canyon Rim to Rim

Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim Hike: Planning Guide and Checklist

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Hiking the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim is a bucket list adventure. Over the course of nearly 24 miles, hikers descend below the level of the rim, cross the mighty Colorado River, and climb back up the other side. It’s challenging, it’s exhilarating, and it is truly an unforgettable experience. However, this is a massive hike and in order to have the …

Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim Hike

How to Hike the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim

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Awe-inspiring, challenging, exhausting, unforgettable…these are all words to describe the trek across the Grand Canyon. If you are up for a big adventure, hiking the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim is one for the bucket list. This is the land of extremes. In the summer months, the temperature can fluctuate along the trail as much as 80 degrees in one day. You …

Greece Itinerary

10 Day Greece Itinerary: Santorini, Naxos, Mykonos & Athens

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On this 10-day Greece itinerary, visit three beautiful Greek islands and the city of Athens. Start in Santorini, a volcanic island that is dotted with picture-perfect villages and is famous for its legendary sunsets. Next, travel to Naxos, a quieter, greener island that is easier on the wallet and an unexpected surprise for many travelers. Spend a day in Mykonos, …

3 Days in Santorini

Sample Santorini Itineraries: 1, 2, or 3 Days in Santorini

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Santorini is a popular destination on many traveler’s wish lists, for good reason. The beaches, the photogenic villages, and the breathtaking sunsets in Oia attract a lot of visitors to this tiny island. If you are planning your Santorini itinerary, we have some suggestions for you. Whether you have 1, 2, or 3 days in Santorini, learn how to plan …

2 Days in Athens

2 Days in Athens: The Perfect Itinerary for Your First Visit

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With 2 days in Athens, explore ancient Greek and Roman ruins, enjoy the view from a rooftop restaurant, go shopping, get a history lesson at one of several world-class museums, and of course, visit the amazing Acropolis. Sites such as the Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Ancient Agora, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus draw big crowds. The last thing you want …

Greece Travel Tips

Greece Travel Tips: Things to Know Before You Go to Greece

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Planning a trip to Greece can be very exciting. This country offers a wonderful mix of ancient, historical sites, breathtaking scenery, and of course, those amazing Greek islands. While you are in the planning phase, there are some things you should know before you go. Here are our Greece travel tips, tips to help you have the best experience in …

Acropolis and Parthenon

Athens Bucket List: 20 Best Things to do in Athens, Greece

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Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities and it is filled with archaeological treasures. The Acropolis and Parthenon are the big draw for first-time visitors, but the city is littered with ancient Greek and Roman ruins. Visiting Athens is like taking a step back in time, a wonderful history lesson that is great for all ages. Whether you have …

How to Hike Fira to Oia

How to Hike from Fira to Oia, the Most Beautiful Walk on Santorini

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Walking from Fira to Oia is one of Santorini’s top experiences. Hike along the rim of a caldera, explore the towns of Oia, Imerovigli, Firostefani, and Fira, and enjoy some of the most beautiful views of the islands. If you go the entire distance, you will walk just over 10 km (about 6 miles). The walking path is a mix …

Naxos Village Trail

Walking the Naxos Village Trail: Melanes, Myli & the Kouroi

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The center of Naxos is mountainous and dotted with small, picturesque villages. It is a beautiful area and it looks remotely different from the landscapes we saw on Mykonos and Santorini. Naxos is green, forested, idyllic, and much quieter than the other islands. If you are looking for a very nice, easy walk that takes you through several villages and …

How to Visit the Parthenon

How to Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon in Athens

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The Acropolis is the centerpiece of Athens. Rising up from the city center is a rocky, fortified, limestone plateau, topped with the Parthenon and several other ancient monuments. For most visitors to Athens, a visit to the Acropolis tops the list of things to do, making this a very popular place to visit. If you want to know how to …