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 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 …

Plitvice Lakes Travel Guide

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia: How to Have the Best Experience

Julie Croatia 26 Comments

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, …

Krakow Poland

25 Great Things to do in Krakow, Poland

Julie Poland 6 Comments

Krakow, Poland…this is a city that deserves to be on every traveler’s must-see list. It’s a lot like Prague, only with fewer tourists and cheaper prices. With its large market square, colorful streets, historic sites, and abundance of amazing, budget friendly restaurants, Krakow is a favorite stop for many people on their tour through Poland. We spent five days exploring …

Auschwitz Birkenau Poland

Auschwitz-Birkenau: How to Plan Your Visit

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Auschwitz-Birkenau, also simply called Auschwitz concentration camp, is the largest of the Nazi concentration and death camps. Located in southern Poland near Krakow, this museum attracts over 2 million visitors per year. A visit here is somber, emotional, and thought provoking, and it is one of the most popular day trips from Krakow.  There are numerous options for getting to …

San Marino Europe

San Marino: Europe’s Most Underrated Destination?

Julie Italy, San Marino 12 Comments

San Marino is a tiny, independent nation completely surrounded by Italy. It has a spectacular location, nestled in the mountains near the Adriatic Sea. The capital city, also called San Marino, is a maze of hilly, medieval streets, dotted with cafes and small shops. From the guard towers and the piazzas, the views over the surrounding countryside are gorgeous. San …

Mostar in April

Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina: How to Plan the Perfect Visit

Julie Bosnia & Herzegovina 9 Comments

The town of Mostar is one of Bosnia & Herzegovina’s most popular destinations. With cobblestoned streets, old stone buildings, and its beautiful bridge spanning the picturesque Neretva River, this town looks like it was plucked from the pages of a fairytale. This small town attracts thousands of visitors per year. Seeing Stari Most, the Old Bridge, is the highlight of …

Croatia in April

A Walk on the Dubrovnik Walls in 20 Amazing Photos

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We had big expectations for Dubrovnik. This is a city that has been on our travel wish list for years. Why? Dubrovnik is a gorgeous city, with orange-tiled roofs and a stunning location on the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. Fortresses, ancient medieval towers, and churches dot its skyline. Dubrovnik is a beautiful coastal city with a splash …

Giant's Causeway Guide

The Jaw-Dropping Giant’s Causeway

Julie Ireland, Northern Ireland 6 Comments

The Giant’s Causeway is spectacular. It is so unique in its appearance that it is hard to believe it is real. A stretch of coastline with perfectly formed hexagonal columns, all massed together at the water’s edge…it’s an amazing sight to see. It is worth coming to Northern Ireland just to visit Giant’s Causeway. It’s that impressive. What Is the …

Star Wars Skellig Michael

How to Visit Skellig Michael: One of Ireland’s Most Unique Destinations

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Skellig Michael is a rugged, remote island located just off the western coast of Ireland. Those who travel here rave about it. And now, with the lure of seeing where Star Wars: A Force Awakens and The Last Jedi are filmed, visitors are arriving by the hundreds to this island. I have to admit, when we watched Star Wars: A Force …

Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip

Day Trip to Masada and the Dead Sea

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Visiting Masada and the Dead Sea together makes the perfect day trip from Jerusalem or other locations in Israel. They are located right next to each other, so visiting them on the same day is easy and convenient. Getting to Masada and the Dead Sea Israel is a small country, not much bigger than New Jersey. The roads are in excellent …

Zhangjiajie China Photo

Photo Tour of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Julie China 20 Comments

Zhangjiajie, China…a place you may never have heard of but have seen if you watched the movie “Avatar.”  When we learned that there was a place on earth that served as the inspiration for one of its most scenic landscapes, we put it at the top of our list. Zhangjiajie…the Inspiration for the landscape in “Avatar” This place is Zhangjiajie, …

Sukhothai Thailand

Visiting Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, Ancient Cities of Siam

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As we traveled north from Bangkok to Chiang Mai we paid a visit to two of Thailand’s most popular historical sites, Ayutthaya and Sukhothai.  Both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are important places in Thai history.  Tyler and Kara honestly weren’t thrilled about touring more ruins and temples, but here they got to explore by bicycle, one of our …