Manhattan Hotels

Where to Stay in New York City – Best Hotels and Neighborhoods for Your Budget

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If you are trying to decide where to stay in New York City, it can feel like an overwhelming decision. New York City is massive with hundreds of hotels to choose from. To make things easier for you, we have narrowed down the long list of options into just a few great properties, organized by neighborhood and budget. In this …

Ljubljana To Do List

14 Best Things to do in Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Lovely Ljubljana…one of our new favorite cities in Europe. This town really made a nice impression on us. It’s colorful, it’s lively, it’s compact, it’s very photogenic, and there are more dragons here than museums. This is the kind of city where it is simply fun to stroll and explore without a long list of attractions to visit. Even so, …

10 Day Poland Itinerary

10 Day Poland Itinerary: Gdansk, Warsaw & Krakow

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On this 10 day Poland itinerary, visit three of Poland’s most famous cities. Start in Gdansk, a beautiful city on the Baltic Coast, where you can stroll through the colorful old town and day trip out to the Baltic beaches or Malbork Castle. Next, journey to Warsaw, a city with a tumultuous past and a very bright future. Finally, the …

High Tatras Hiking Guide

Hiking the High Tatras of Slovakia: How to Plan Your Visit

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The High Tatras of Slovakia are an outdoor paradise. Jagged mountains, emerald green lakes, rugged hiking trails, and cable cars all come together to form the perfect adventure destination. Go on short, easy walks around alpine lakes, ride a cable car to one of the highest peaks in Slovakia, and hike to Rysy, the tallest mountain in Poland. Come explore …

Predjama Castle Slovenia

How to Day Trip to Škocjan Caves and Predjama Castle in Slovenia

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With one day, you can easily visit two of Slovenia’s most unique destinations, the Škocjan Caves and Predjama Castle. Be amazed as you tour the enormous, subterranean world of the Škocjan Caves. Then visit Predjama Castle, the largest cave castle in the world. The Škocjan Caves truly are amazing. I’ve never been “wowed” by a visit to a cave until I saw this place. …

Hiking Julian Alps Slovenia

Hiking the Julian Alps of Slovenia: Vršič Pass to Sleme and Slemenova Špica

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This is a wonderful day hike to do in the Julian Alps of Slovenia. You start at the Vršič Pass, one of the highest roads in Slovenia, and hike to the summit of Slemenova Špica. Along the way, you get to walk through quiet, flower-filled valleys and enjoy spectacular views of the Julian Alps. On a clear day, you are also …

Smoothie

10 Things We Love that Have (Almost) Nothing to do with Travel

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It’s that time of year again…the time when travel gear guides flood the internet just in time for the holiday shopping season. We have decided to do something different. Rather than writing about packing cubes and solar cell phone chargers, we thought it would be more fun to write about some of our favorite things we use in everyday life. …

Visit Rovinj Croatia

Rovinj, Our Favorite Town on the Istrian Peninsula

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Rovinj is a city that tops the favorite list of many travelers to the Istrian Peninsula and we were no different. Why is this town so beloved? Rovinj is romantic, historic, and looks and feels more Italian than Croatian. With twisting city streets, a bustling, photogenic harbor, and some of the best seafood restaurants in Croatia, this is a town …

Hike Zion Narrows

Zion Narrows Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up: Which One Should You Choose?

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Hiking the Zion Narrows is a very unique experience. For miles you hike through an endless slot canyon with the North Fork of the Virgin River as your hiking trail. There are two ways you can hike the Narrows. Most people hike it from the bottom-up, an out and back journey that takes you through some of the most scenic …

How to Hike Zion Narrows

Zion Narrows: Hiking the Top-Down Route in One Day

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The Narrows is one of Zion’s most popular hikes, for good reason. This is the quintessential slot canyon hike. For miles, you hike in the North Fork of the Virgin River, surrounded by sheer rock walls and amazing beauty. It’s challenging, it’s unique, and it makes for a very memorable experience. There are several different ways you can hike the …

Zion Narrows Hike in Photos

Journey through the Zion Narrows in Photos

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For millions of years, the Virgin River has been carving its way through layers of rock, forming the Zion Narrows. This canyon twists and turns for miles, creating one of the most unique hiking trails in the world. There are several different ways you can hike the Narrows. Most people hike from the bottom-up, an out-and-back journey that takes you …

Plitvice Lakes Travel Guide

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia: How to Have the Best Experience

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Plitvice Lakes is one of the most unique places to visit in Croatia. With easy walking trails, boardwalks suspended over the turquoise water, stunning viewpoints, and photogenic waterfalls, this is the type of place that is perfect for visitors of all ages. With different levels of lakes, four different hiking trails, seven routes through the park, and two different entrances, …

Hiking Rysy

Hiking Rysy from the High Tatras of Slovakia

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Rysy is a mountain in the High Tatras that straddles the border between Poland and Slovakia. It is the tallest mountain in Poland and the highest mountain in the High Tatras that you can hike to without a guide. There are two approaches to the summit of Rysy. From Zakopane, Poland, you hike past Morskie Oko lake to the peak, …

Tri City Day Trip

Tri-City Day Trip: How to Visit Gdynia and Sopot from Gdansk

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Collectively, the cities of Gdansk, Gdynia, and Sopot make up what is called the Tri-City. These three cities sit along the Baltic Coast. Sopot is a ritzy, coastal town famous for its beaches and nightlife. Gdynia is a smaller, quieter town with a beach, a harbor, and several unique museums. From Gdansk, you can day trip to Gdynia and Sopot …

Tolmin Gorge Slovenia

How to Visit Tolmin Gorge in Slovenia

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The Tolmin Gorge is one of many gorgeous places you can visit in Slovenia. Walk along the crystal clear Tolminka River, photograph the moss-covered canyons, and walk on a suspension bridge high above the gorge. What is Tolmin Gorge? Tolmin Gorge, also called Tolminska Korita, is a 1 km long gorge located on the southern end of Triglav National Park. …

Lofoten Islands Itinerary

10 Day Lofoten Islands and Northern Norway Itinerary

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The islands of northern Norway are the perfect destination if you enjoy hiking, scenic drives, and jaw-dropping landscapes. On this northern Norway itinerary, road trip from Tromsø down through Senja and the Vesteralen Islands, ending with several magical days in the Lofoten Islands. This is the type of trip where every day just seems to get better from the one before it. …

Lake Bled

8 Amazing Things to do in Lake Bled, Slovenia

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Lake Bled is one of the most picturesque spots to visit in Slovenia. This small lake has all of the ingredients for the perfect getaway…a castle perched high on a hillside, a pretty little island to visit, hiking trails, secluded swimming spots, and a fantastic sweet treat. Here are 8 of the best things to do in Lake Bled. The …