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Matera Bucket List: 25 Best Things to Do in Matera

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Matera is a city with a long and fascinating history. A complex of cave dwellings, stone buildings, and churches sit on the rolling hillsides, creating one of the most photogenic cities in Italy. Matera has recently been featured in numerous films, increasing its popularity. Strolling the picturesque streets, sleeping in a cave hotel, trying traditional foods, and getting a history …

Alberobello Italy

15 Amazing Things to Do in Alberobello (With Photos & Helpful Tips)

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Have you ever seen photos of a place and think “that can’t be real.” Well, that’s what we thought when we first saw photos of Alberobello. This tiny town looks like it has been plucked from the pages of a fairytale. Alberobello is famous for its trulli, small round buildings with conical roofs made of stone. Stroll the hilly maze …

Assisi Umbria Italy

One Day in Assisi, Italy: Walking Tour of the Historic City Center

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With one day in Assisi, you have just enough time to visit the highlights of this beautiful city. In this guide, we provide an Assisi walking tour that covers the main sites within the historic city center. On this walking tour, visit the churches and important religious sites in Assisi, wander through picturesque streets, and learn where to get some …

Basilica di San Francesco

16 Wonderful Things to Do in Assisi (+ Helpful Tips & Map)

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Located in Umbria, sitting on the slopes of Monte Subasio, is the beautiful city of Assisi. This city, which is the birthplace of St. Francis, is filled with spiritual treasures and works of art. There are many things to do in Assisi…visit the long list of churches and basilicas, stroll the picturesque streets, go shopping for souvenirs, and enjoy the …

Forcella Ambrizzola

How to Plan a Trip to the Dolomites: Things to Know Before You Go

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The Dolomites. This is where jagged pinnacles of rock soar into the sky, mountain huts and cabins dot the green, rolling hills, cable cars whisk hikers and skiers to the highest mountain peaks, and hiking trails connect small hamlets and towns. Located in northeast Italy, the Dolomites are one of the most beautiful places to visit in Europe. For many …

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One Perfect Day in Congaree National Park

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With its compact size and short list of things to do, one day is all you really need to visit Congaree National Park. With one day in Congaree National Park, walk the boardwalk trail, go canoeing or kayaking on Cedar Creek, and venture farther into the wilderness on one of several other hiking trails in the park. Quick Facts about …

Congaree National Park Guide

Top 10 Things to Do in Congaree National Park

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Congaree National Park protects the oldest old-growth bottomland hardwood forest in the southeastern United States. This small park is quick and easy to visit. Walk the boardwalk trail through the forest, go kayaking or canoeing on Cedar Creek, go birdwatching and fishing, and, if you like, venture farther into the park on a number of other woodland trails. In this …

Best Things to do in Mesa Verde

Top 10 Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

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Located in southwestern Colorado, Mesa Verde National Park is one of the most unique national parks in the United States. This park preserves the ancient Puebloan cliff dwellings and archeological sites that are hundreds of years old. Short hikes, scenic drives, and viewpoints make the to-do list, but the best way to experience this park is to get up close …

Abu Simbel

25 Amazing Things to Do in Egypt

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For many first-time visitors to Egypt, the Pyramids of Giza, a Nile cruise, and the archaeological treasures in Luxor make the must-see list. But Egypt offers many more exciting experiences. Journey out into the dusty desert and visit the oases, scuba dive in the Red Sea, or hike to the top of Mount Sinai. These all make the list of …

Pyramids of Giza Guide

Pyramids of Giza: The Complete Guide for First-Time Visitors

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The Pyramids of Giza, along with the Sphinx and a handful of smaller tombs, form one of the most iconic sights in the world. If you have plans to visit Egypt, then most likely these pyramids are at the top of your list. In this guide, get all the answers to your questions about how to visit the Pyramids of …

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. Interesting Facts about the East …

Pyramids of Egypt

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 …

Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings: The Complete Guide for 2023

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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 the 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 …

How to Visit Jungfraujoch

How to Visit Jungfraujoch, Top of Europe…and Is It Worth It?

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A trip up to Jungfraujoch is one of the most popular things to do in the Bernese Oberland. Stand on one of the highest points in the Swiss Alps, walk through an ice cave, play in the snow, get panoramic views over the Alps, and hike out to Mönchsjochhütte. In this guide, we cover what you need to know about …