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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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

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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 …

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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 …

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Jungfraujoch or Schilthorn: Which One Should You Visit?

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If you are planning a visit to the Bernese Alps and only have the time, or the money, for Jungfraujoch or Schilthorn, which one should you visit? Both are extraordinary experiences, offering panoramic views of the Alps with a few unique differences. Both also come with a big sticker price. In this article, get an overview of what to expect …

How to Visit Schilthorn

Everything You Need to Know to Visit Schilthorn and Birg

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Schilthorn is one of the highest peaks in the Jungfrau region and it is one of the best places to go for panoramic views of the Swiss Alps. While you are here, enjoy the view as you dine at Piz Gloria, learn a little James Bond history at Bond World, and add on the thrilling Cliff Walk in Birg. This …

Iceland South Coast Itinerary

10 Days in Iceland: Itinerary for First-Time Visitors

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If you are planning your first visit to Iceland, most likely you want to see the highlights. For many first-timers, Reykjavík, the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, and the south coast tops the list of places to visit. With this Iceland itinerary, you get to visit those, plus a whole lot more. About this Iceland Itinerary On this itinerary, you …

Best Things to do in Zurich

One Perfect Day in Zürich, Switzerland

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Zürich, with its colorful old town and handy public transportation network, is a great city to add on to your tour of Switzerland. Wander the picturesque old town, dine on fondue, go shopping, and take a boat tour of Lake Zürich. Here are the best things to do with one day in Zürich. Interesting Facts about Zürich Zürich is the …

Iceland Adventure Itinerary

10 Days in Iceland: The Ultimate Adventure Itinerary

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Iceland…this is the land of active volcanoes, glacier-capped mountains, steaming hot springs, black sand beaches, gigantic waterfalls, the northern lights, and the midnight sun. Hiking trails and gravel roads crisscross these unique landscapes, creating the ultimate wonderland for those in search of adventure. If you have 10 days in Iceland, we have a thrilling itinerary to share with you. With …

Acadia National Park Guide

Acadia National Park: Complete Guide for First-Time Visitors

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Acadia National Park is packed with scenic drives, short but thrilling hiking trails, and breathtaking views. Explore the park by day, go shopping or dine at the restaurants in Bar Harbor at night. Add in boat cruises and lobster feasts and you have all of the ingredients for a wonderful vacation. In this article, learn about the best things to …

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Walking the Northface Trail in Mürren, Switzerland

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The Northface Trail in Mürren has a little bit of everything…stunning mountain views, small hamlets and chalets tucked away amidst the mountains, flower-filled alpine meadows, and pastures filled with cows and their musical bells. This is an easy walking trail that is done as a loop from Mürren. Along the way, you are treated to spectacular views of Mönch, Eiger, …

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Iceland Ring Road Itinerary: 7 to 10 Day Road Trip

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A road trip on the Ring Road is one of Iceland’s best experiences. Not only do you get to visit Reykjavík, the Golden Circle, and highlights along the south coast, but you also get to travel to north and east Iceland, where the landscapes are no less beautiful but much less crowded. Learn how to plan your adventure with this …

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Top 10 Things to do in Waterton Lakes National Park

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Waterton Lakes National Park sits just across the border from Glacier National Park in the United States. With beautiful lakes, jagged mountains, thrilling hiking trails, and a small town to explore, this is a smaller, laid-back version of Glacier National Park. Hiking and biking are popular things to do here, as well as some experiences you wouldn’t expect to have …

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10 Day Iceland Itinerary: 4 Amazing Itineraries

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If you are planning a trip to Iceland, this is a great place to start. There are many different ways to plan your “perfect Iceland itinerary,” depending on your interests. Visit the highlights, road trip around the island, go off-the-beaten-path, or hike some of the best trails in Iceland. If you have 10 days in Iceland, we have four itinerary …

How to Visit Aldeyjarfoss

How to Get to Aldeyjarfoss and Hrafnabjargafoss, Iceland

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Aldeyjarfoss and Hrafnabjargafoss are two off-the-beaten-path waterfalls located in northern Iceland. To get here, you will need a 4×4, but you will leave the crowds behind and get to see two of Iceland’s very unique and beautiful waterfalls. A visit here can be easily combined with a visit to Godafoss. Here’s how to do it. Where are Aldeyjarfoss and Hrafnabjargafoss? …

Best Things to do in the Jungfrau Region

20 Amazing Things to do in the Jungfrau Region of the Bernese Oberland

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Towering mountains, alpine meadows, soaring cable cars, historic cogwheel trains, scenic walking trails, quaint villages and hamlets…this is the Jungfrau region of the Bernese Oberland. The Bernese Oberland is one of Switzerland’s most popular destinations for tourists. The massive mountains of Mönch, Eiger, and Jungfrau dominate the landscape. Charming villages like Mürren and Gimmelwald cling to the cliffs, overlooking the …

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Hiking the Precipice Trail, Acadia’s Most Thrilling Hike

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The Precipice Trail is Acadia National Park’s most thrilling hike. This short, tough hike features a steep climb, numerous climbs up metal rungs and ladders, and short walks along narrow ledges. To do this hike, you need a good head for heights, since there is a lot of exposure on this trail. As you dangle from the cliffs, you are …

Bruarfoss

How to Visit Brúarfoss Waterfall (and Is It Worth It?)

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Brúarfoss waterfall is famous for its brilliantly blue color. In fact, it’s called “Iceland’s Bluest Waterfall.” To get here, you have to be prepared to walk. The only way to see Brúarfoss is by hiking. A visit to Brúarfoss requires a 7 km (4.4 miles) round trip walk and roughly 2 to 3 hours of your time. There once was …