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

Julie Italy 4 Comments

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

Julie United States 2 Comments

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

Julie United States 6 Comments

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 …

Pyramids of Egypt

25 Amazing Things to do in Egypt

Julie Egypt 5 Comments

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 …

East Bank of Luxor

Complete Guide to the East Bank of Luxor, Egypt

Julie Egypt 9 Comments

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 …

Egypt Itinerary

10 Day Egypt Itinerary: Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, & Abu Simbel

Julie Egypt, Itinerary 51 Comments

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 …

Earth Trekkers Egypt

Is a Camel Ride at the Pyramids of Giza Worth It?

Julie Egypt 12 Comments

When planning our trip to Giza, we kept reading about camel rides around the pyramids. It sounded touristy and overrated. We decided to do it, but we weren’t excited about it. The four of us have ridden camels before. In India, we traveled by camel into the Thar Desert and slept outside at night under the stars. After this experience, …

Valley of the Kings

Valley of the Kings: The Complete Guide for 2022

Julie Egypt 50 Comments

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

Julie Egypt 15 Comments

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?

Julie Switzerland 12 Comments

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 …

Best things to do in Athens

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

Julie Greece 12 Comments

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 …

Acropolis

How to Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon in Athens

Julie Greece 19 Comments

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 …

How to Visit Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia: Best Walking Route, Helpful Tips & Photos

Julie Croatia 111 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, …

Best things to do in Krakow

25 Great Things to do in Krakow, Poland

Julie Poland 29 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

How to Visit Auschwitz-Birkenau in 2022: Helpful Tips & What to Expect

Julie Poland 45 Comments

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. In this guide, learn how to visit Auschwitz on a day trip from Krakow. There are numerous options for …