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Kyle Kroeger, Founder, Editor-in-Chief & Writer

Kyle Kroeger is the Founder and Owner of ViaTravelers.com. He is a full-time traveler and entrepreneur. Kyle started ViaTravelers.com to help travelers experience a fully immersive cultural experience as he did initially living in Italy. He's a converted finance nerd and Excel jockey turned world wanderer (and may try to get lost on purpose). After visiting 12 countries and 13 national parks in a year, he was devoted to creating and telling stories like he'd heard.

Plus, after spending more time on airplanes and packing, he's learned some incredible travel hacks over time as he earned over 1 million Chase Ultimate Rewards points in under a year, helping him maximize experiences as much as possible to discover the true meaning of travel.

He loves listening to local stories from around the world and sharing his experiences traveling the globe. He loves travel so much that he moved from his hometown of Minneapolis to Amsterdam with his small family to travel Europe full-time. Read more about his portfolio of work.

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I recently rented a boat as a group since I had friends in town visiting Amsterdam. This wasn’t my first time renting a boat in Amsterdam, but after this experience, I felt that I had enough lay of the land to showcase different perspectives on how to truly rent a boat for the right price. …

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The Royal Palace Amsterdam (also known as Koninklijk Paleis van Amsterdam or Paleis op de Dam) is one of the most significant landmarks in the Netherlands. It’s in the center of Amsterdam, opposite the War Memorial and next to the Nieuwe Kerk. The palace’s history dates back to the 17th Century when it was initially …

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Having recently taken to the skies with the Bwine F7GPS Drone, my weekend became a soaring adventure. From the moment I unboxed this sleek quadcopter, its robust feature set promised an exhilarating flight experience. Navigating the open skies with its 4K camera and three-axis gimbal, the footage remains smooth despite the robust winds I encountered, …

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Surprisingly, traveling in July doesn’t always have to be as pricey as the peak summer season would have you believe. If you’re looking for a way to satiate your wanderlust without breaking the bank, we’ve rounded up a few places for your summer trip that are possible to explore on a budget. Each corner of …

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Found within the panoramic backdrop of the Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage site in central Italy, lies Pienza, a small but quintessential Tuscan treasure. Boasting a storied past and an architectural canopy inspired by the Renaissance ideals of urban living, Pienza offers many experiences that harmoniously blend art, history, and gastronomy. During my recent …

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As a wine enthusiast and avid traveler, I’ve always dreamed of embarking on a wine trip through Germany’s famed Rhine Valley. Known for its stunning landscapes, rich history, and world-class Rieslings, the Rheingau region has long been on my list of must-visit wine destinations. So when the opportunity arose to explore the Rhine wine region …

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I recently spent several days in Tuscany, and returning to this region is always a gem. I’ve spent plenty of time here, and it never gets old. These are my favorite things to do in San Gimignano to make the most of your trip. Exploring the streets of San Gimignano today feels like stepping back …

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As a lover of all things culinary, I’ve always dreamed of experiencing the legendary flavors of France firsthand. So, I jumped when the opportunity arose to attend a private wine and cheese tasting in Paris. Little did I know that this cheese and wine tasting workshop would not only tantalize my taste buds but also …

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The 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris is set to be a truly spectacular event, offering visitors the chance to witness world-class athleticism against the breathtaking backdrop of one of the world’s most iconic cities. For those lucky enough to spend a week in Paris during this exciting time, there is no shortage of incredible events …

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King’s Day is easily one of my favorite festivals in the Netherlands. It’s the perfect harmonious blend of a Mardi Gras-like atmosphere and a family-friendly and enjoyable experience for any path you want to go to celebrate the festival. In this guide, I will showcase the variety of options. You have to celebrate the way …

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I spent a week in Dubai exploring the city for work and personal purposes. Well, this list could easily be 50 different attractions in Dubai. Many attractions are particularly unsuitable for me regarding what I like to do while traveling. Many of my experiences when exploring places revolve around cultural heritage, historical history, and food. …

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Dubai’s stringent safety laws ensure that residents and tourists enjoy a secure environment. It encompasses everything ranging from strict enforcement of alcohol regulations to heterogeneous security measures, making this city one of the safest globally. However, it is crucial to understand the local laws and adhere to them strictly. For instance, not drinking alcohol publicly …

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Amsterdam’s enchanting canals, rich history, and vibrant arts scene make it a photographer’s paradise. As a travel photographer, I’m drawn to the timeless beauty of this European city, where every corner tells a story. The intricate network of waterways, flanked by historic buildings, offers endless opportunities for capturing the city’s essence. It’s this beauty that …

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My journey through Copenhagen was enchanting, as the city, with its harmonious blend of historical richness and contemporary flair, offers many experiences that cater to every kind of traveler. This was my first time visiting Copenhagen after having it on my bucket list for too long. It was also my first solo trip in a …

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Navigating through airports can sometimes feel daunting, but with a few smart strategies, you can easily streamline your experience and begin your journey. Travel efficiency is all about preparation, and knowing a handful of insider tips can transform airport travel from a challenge to a breeze. Having these guidelines in your back pocket will ensure …

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As of 2024, the Schengen Visa continues to be a significant document for travelers seeking to visit the Schengen Area, which includes many European Union (EU) countries and several non-EU nations. This visa allows for short-term stays of up to 90 days within 180 days for purposes such as tourism, business, or visiting family and …

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Exploring Europe can be costly, but savvy travelers know that certain destinations offer the allure of enchantment without the steep price tag. Your wanderlust can be satisfied on a budget by targeting countries where the cost of airfare dips surprisingly low. Eastern and Southern European regions are particularly renowned for their affordable travel options and …

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The allure of the Caribbean, with its sun-kissed beaches, turquoise waters, and a blend of cultures, is certainly enticing. Tourists seeking these tranquil shores have been visiting the Caribbean for decades. However, a good vacation relies upon feeling safe, and not every spot in the region is a beacon of tranquility – in fact, the …

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I spent an incredible weekend in Innsbruck for some spring skiing. It wasn’t my first time visiting Innsbruck, and it certainly won’t be my last. This time, it was the first time the opportunity to carve up some iconic snow that makes Innsbruck so famous. So many resorts are anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 …

Read More about Conquering Innsbruck’s Glacial Alps: My Unforgettable Ski Weekend at Stubai Glacier

Restaurant Kyo is easily one of my favorite Japanese restaurants in Amsterdam. This local gem is next to Nieuwmark in the old town of Amsterdam and features authentic dining in Japanese culture. The food is spot on, with hand-curated sashimi and incredible soba noodles.  At Restaurant Kyo, you’ll find a traditional Japanese gastro-pub style with …

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Every year, I look forward to the full bloom of beautiful cherry blossoms in Spring in Amsterdam and the entire Netherlands. It’s partly because we survived the last six months of torrential rain, sleet, and hail. That’s part of life living in the Netherlands. But the most important thing is recognizing how bad weather makes …

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Sitting on the shores of Lake Superior, fringing Minnesota’s Iron Range, Duluth is a beloved gateway to natural serenity. It’s a favorite vacation destination for Minnesotans, and the city’s topography makes it captivating for nature lovers and photographers. In addition to the massive lake it sits on, its reputation for fall colors, and its proximity …

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Traveling enriches your soul and broadens your worldview. Each destination showcases cultures, landscapes, and experiences to savor. If you’re new to traveling, you may be overwhelmed when researching and planning. Of course, careful travel planning is the foundation that promises an adventure filled with wonder, rather than one plagued by preventable mishaps. We’ve compiled a …

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After making the trip from Amsterdam, I recently spent three days in Efteling Theme Park. I was excited to make the trip as I’ve heard so many good things about Efteling, the largest theme park in the Netherlands and one of the oldest theme parks in the world. After renting a car and driving from …

Read More about Efteling Theme Park Review: A Perspective from Visiting This Fairy Tale Theme

Ames, with its blend of small-town hospitality and collegiate dynamism, is a unique little oasis smack dab in the middle of Iowa. This quintessentially Midwestern, mid-size city gets its youthful exuberance from the Iowa State University campus. As a result, it’s got a little more heart, soul, and action compared to the average middle-of-nowhere Midwestern …

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For those yearning to explore the West Coast of the United States without breaking the bank, plenty of budget-friendly options showcase natural wonders and coastal culture. From Washington‘s dramatic Olympic National Park to California’s iconic Santa Barbara beaches, the West Coast offers affordable getaways amidst stunning landscapes. You can discover national parks, charming towns, bustling …

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Boppard, a small, picturesque city on the banks of the Rhine River in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, has become an appealing destination for numerous people seeking to explore its historical, unique charm. These are the best things to do in Boppard and the surrounding area. This serene city, situated in the heart of the Upper Middle Rhine …

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Step into the world of Frans Hals at the Rijksmuseum’s ‘Strokes of Genius’ exhibit—a rare gathering of over 50 masterpieces showcasing the transformative brushwork and vivid portrayal of 17th-century life by the Dutch master, now enriched by an unprecedented global collaboration.

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Fed up with roll mats when car camping? Are you on the hunt for a more comfortable camping pad? The Elegear Double Sleeping Pad for Camping is designed to enhance your camping experience. Where many camping sleeping mats fall short in tear resistance, preventing air leakage, comfort, or portability, the Elegear Double sleeping pad seems …

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Situated within the shade of Tuscany’s Monte Amiata, Abbadia San Salvatore offered my family a serene escape from the arteries of Florence and Rome. Here are my favorite things to do in Abbadia San Salvatore after spending several days in a quaint villa. Like many small historic towns and villages in the Italian countryside, life […]

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Short answer: Yes, Berlin is generally perceived as a safe city for travelers – thanks for reading! But if you feel like sticking around for the long answer, read on. Germany shares the 17th rank with Croatia on the Global Peace Index, showing the nation’s favorable safety record. Like any other major global city, awareness …

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The Netherlands, a small yet culturally rich country, boasts an impressive array of museums and heritage sites that cater to various interests and disciplines. Whatever your interests are, the Netherlands has a museum for them. When traveling through this beautiful country, you can immerse yourself in history, science, and world-famous artworks by visiting some of …

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Casper, Wyoming, is a gateway to the North Platte River’s rugged beauty and the Old West’s historic trails. Exploring this city and its surroundings requires a comfortable stay, and with a few welcoming hotels in town, you’re sure to find the perfect blend of budget, hospitality, and amenities. Choosing the right hotel can make or …

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Delft, just south of Den Haag (The Hague), is a positively ancient town in the Netherlands, forever linked to the legacy of Johannes Vermeer and the Royal House of Orange. Its rich history and timeless charm make it a great destination, and it’s just a hop, skip, and jump from Amsterdam by train. Here’s how …

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Bologna and Florence are two fabulous Italian cities less than two hours apart by car and only 30 minutes by train. So, like any normal person visiting the Tuscany region on assignment, I decided to conquer these two cities over three days. My Florence and Bologna itinerary started with a Sunday afternoon flight from Amsterdam‘s …

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I’ve caught the odd flight now and again and had the pleasure of flying with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines several times on international flights within and beyond Europe. But how do they shake out against other airlines? As a former local of Minneapolis, my first time with KLM was thanks to the SkyTeam Alliance relationship with …

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Often overlooked for the big cities like Berlin or Hamburg, Central Germany boasts a diverse landscape, rich history, and modern flair, making it a prime destination for travelers seeking an authentic German experience. The heart of Germany, in the rough area formerly known as Upper Saxony, offers a plethora of cool attractions and interesting destinations …

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The Netherlands, a country more commonly associated with tulips and windmills, has been quietly making waves in the winemaking world. Situated between Belgium and Germany, this small European nation is home to a rapidly expanding selection of wineries captivating the palates of wine enthusiasts around the globe. After a wine course on Dutch wine at …

Read More about 9 Best Wineries in the Netherlands Shaping the Future of Dutch Wine

Prague, Vienna, Budapest – a trip worthy of the most worldly explorers, those looking for a way to see the best of Central Europe. Consider the following itinerary for those planning a trip to visit Central Europe. While there is ample room to spread out this trip from a five-day excursion up to a week, …

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The Rhine Valley is an area renowned for its enchanting castles, vineyard-covered hills, and delightful villages. When we visited, my wife and I were traveling with a small child, so we thought 7 days was a good time to explore. Whether your stay is a week or a bit longer, this itinerary will lead you …

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Minnesota‘s reputation for winter sports, lakeside fun, a bevy of breweries, and an awesome state fair are well earned. But what if you aren’t looking to go cross-country skiing or taste-test craft beer? Good news! The Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul), are brimming with cultural treasures waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re a passionate art fan, …

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Today, we’re taking you on a journey through the most beautiful towns in Europe. These aren’t just your typical tourist destinations – we’re talking about the hidden gems, the towns that exude an undeniable charm and hold a world of history in their narrow streets and quaint squares. It’s one thing to visit Europe and …

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Welcome to Naples, Italy! A place of rich history, mouthwatering cuisine, and differentiating culture. Naples may have a mixed reputation due to its chaotic streets and online stories, but don’t let that deter you from exploring this amazing city. This guide will dive into the reality of safety in Naples. I recently had the chance …

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Minneapolis, an energetic city in the heart of the Midwest, offers many attractions and activities to fill a weekend itinerary. From modern art museums to serene nature trails, this bustling metropolis caters to visitors with a wide array of interests. With so much to explore in Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area, it’s essential to …

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In the Alsace region of France, near the borders of Germany and Switzerland, lies the medieval and former industrial city of Mulhouse. This oft-overlooked old city is a fantastic destination any time of year, but come Christmas, the city gets a major boost of fairytale energy. While Christmas markets are a staple throughout Europe, it …

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European Christmas markets are one-of-a-kind events that truly capture the spirit of the holiday season. With a merry tapestry of twinkling lights, fragrant evergreens, and soul-warming cups of cocoa and coffee, each city’s market provides an experience you won’t soon forget. Time-honored traditions converge with modern delights in the world’s best Christmas markets. Whether you’re …

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Living in Amsterdam has been a unique experience for me. Its stunning architecture, rich history, and diverse culture make it a place unlike any other city. The city offers endless entertainment options and a liberal vibe that allows one to meet people from all walks of life. As someone who decided to make the Dutch …

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Discover the charm of Minnetonka, Minnesota, with its serene lakes, lush green parks, and yummy restaurants. Whether you’re in town for business or leisure or just to dip your toes in Lake Minnetonka, finding the right accommodation can make your stay truly memorable. This article will guide you through the best places to stay in …

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In the world of travel gear, the name Peak Design is synonymous with quality and innovation. Recently, I had the pleasure of trying out their Duffelpack 65L. As you may be able to guess from the name, it’s a spacious backpack that doubles as a duffel bag. After testing this bag in a few different […]

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Prepare to fall in love again, not only with your partner but also with the breathtaking locales and romantic towns that Europe provides. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, planning a honeymoon, or simply looking to rekindle the spark, this guide will take you on a journey to the most romantic places in Europe. Picture yourself …

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Exploring the Netherlands at any time of the year is worthwhile with its incredible history, fabulous traditions, and modern, luxurious destinations. Springtime with tulips and flowers, summertime with sunny weather, and the crisp mornings of autumn are all appealing to travelers. A winter adventure could be just as enjoyable despite not being the first pick …

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California – the Golden State, home to movie stars, tech giants, and natural wonders that stretch from the ocean views and sunny beaches in the south to the towering redwoods and mountains in the north. If you plan a trip to this diverse and beautiful state, you might feel unsure of the best way to …

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As you daydream about your next great American road trip adventure, consider steering your trusty vehicle toward the most classically All-American states in the nation. But what does it mean to be All-American? Well, according to Viator, it’s a blend of things, both good and, uh, less good. Not only did the tour company take …

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For those in the know, Peak Design is a brand that has become synonymous with high-quality, innovative camera accessories. Their products are designed with photographers in mind, offering various options to suit different needs. After carving out a niche making top-notch gear for traveling photographers, Peak Design branched out and now creates an entire catalog …

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Fancy a fairytale getaway? Picture yourself traversing the cobblestone streets of Rüdesheim. It’s an idyllic German town tucked away between the embrace of vine-clad cliffs and the strategic ribbon of the glistening Rhine River. Let your imagination run wild with these best things to do in Rüdesheim am Rhein. In the heart of the Rhine …

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Ready to learn about one of the coolest corners of the Dutch capital? Let’s explore Amsterdam-Noord, an industrial powerhouse transformed into an artistic playground of creativity and urban charm.  Did you know that Amsterdam attracts a jaw-dropping 22 million visitors each year? That’s 27.5 times the population of Amsterdam itself! And the Noord part of …

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While visiting Amsterdam, you will likely see beautifully decorated flower bikes sprinkled across the city. These flower bikes, which are fabulously decorated bikes with flowers, clocks, brightly colored butterflies, and other floral-inspired features, are not a new feature in Amsterdam. And they have a pretty cool story behind their beauty. We’ve lived in Amsterdam for …

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Travel planning and inspiration are two of the most important ways to save money and travel more, like saving money for your 401(k) or your next “me” purchase. The same applies to trips. If you put it on paper or in front of you, your instinct will be to figure out how to make it …

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If you’re considering visiting Amsterdam, rest assured that the Dutch capital offers plenty of great perks to make your trip memorable! From the most popular tourist attractions to the hidden gems you’ll find off the beaten path, I think a trip to Amsterdam is worthy of inclusion on anyone’s bucket list. Don’t worry—I won’t leave …

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Moving to a foreign country is like walking into the unknown, even when familiar with the locale. Moving to the Netherlands may represent a considerable culture shock if your home country does things differently, or the process might feel like you’re simply moving across the country rather than to an entirely new country. You’ll need …

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The best ayahuasca retreats create life-altering experiences, providing exceptional opportunities to connect spiritually and build physical health. In the last few years, the number of ayahuasca retreat options has grown significantly, opening the door for more people worldwide to tap into the experience. Finding the best ayahuasca retreat means carefully considering each option, focusing on …

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The best travel monitors allow you to get work done, gain insight, and travel as much as you need to. These portable travel monitors are a must for digital nomads, those who work remotely from numerous locations, and PC gamers looking for an added level of excitement. There are many options, and most portable monitors …

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The odds are that you’ve probably heard of Gouda, even if only in reference to its famous cheese. Gouda is not only a real town in South Holland but one that’s certainly worth adding to your Netherlands travel itinerary. Gouda, roughly pronounced how-dah, is located about an hour southwest of Amsterdam by train or about …

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Like other modern European cities, Amsterdam has many clubs and fun venues for late-night dancing, eating, and bar-hopping. However, Amsterdam has reigned supreme as one of the wildest party towns on the continent due to its famous (or infamous?) Red Light District and “tolerated” marijuana. During the day, Amsterdam offers a wealth of historical tours, …

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The capital city of the Groningen province in the northern Netherlands, Groningen offers a unique blend of rich history and artsy culture. Home to the sizable student population of the University of Groningen (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen), the town has earned a reputation as an ancient city with a young vibe. Located just over two hours northeast …

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Arnhem is the capital city of the province of Gelderland and is located in the eastern Netherlands. It’s just a few dozen kilometers from the German border. Arnhem lies along the banks of the River Rhine and is home to major historic sites and to Modekwartier, its renowned fashion district. If there’s one thing Arhem …

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The people of the Netherlands welcome visitors from across the globe to discover their amazing history, but what about foreigners who decide to make their visit permanent? How does the Netherlands treat its new residents? Can Western expats expect to struggle daily to learn a complex system of societal norms? Or is it easy to …

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The Netherlands is a popular vacation destination for all sorts of travelers. From its unique landmarks, beautiful villages, and incredible Dutch food, it’s easy to see why the Netherlands draws so many visitors. One of the best ways to experience all that the Netherlands has to offer is to rent an apartment or house instead …

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Davenport, Iowa, was established in the 1800s and hummed along as a popular destination for German immigrants for many years. During the 1920s and 1930s, the town’s population exploded, a new stadium was built, and the Blackhawk Hotel became the newest luxury accommodation. Today, the city has an impressive number of hotels that run the …

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Every cobblestone street in Prague is deeply rooted in the past and filled with architectural marvels that will mesmerize any traveler. The lure of the Bohemian countryside, a quintessential blend of medieval splendor, poignant WWII remnants, and regal castles, is irresistible. We’ve laid out a guide to the best day trips from Prague that will …

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When it comes to the Netherlands, major cities like Amsterdam have a habit of hogging all the glory. But don’t overlook historic gems like Delft, Netherlands, on your next Dutch adventure! Delft lies right between two major Dutch cities: The Hague, the capital city of South Holland, and Rotterdam. Easily accessible from nearby cities, Delft is …

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Are you looking for a charming yet inexpensive vacation spot where you can build memories that will last a lifetime? If so, the Netherlands will likely be your destination of choice. But picking the perfect destination isn’t the only thing you’ve got to think about. Here’s a complete guide to the cost of a Netherlands …

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It’s one thing to exclaim, “This is the best beer in the world!” when you finish a particularly pleasing brew. But top beermakers take this claim seriously and always try to outdo each other for the “best” title. Certain ingredients play a factor in earning these accolades: sources of water, types of soil, and varieties …

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During any sort of strike, you may find yourself searching for alternatives or waiting until the strike is over before patronizing a business or using the services of a particular industry. However, transportation, such as flights or trains, gets tricky. Things can get complicated when you’re traveling and rail workers decide to strike. How do …

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With a country as diverse as the Netherlands, you’ll find all sorts of options for tasty food. Starting with Amsterdam alone, the kingdom’s capital city and largest community, there are more than 1,000 restaurants, ranging from formal dining rooms and streetside kiosks to quaint cafes and yummy brunch spots. Discovering the best restaurants in the Netherlands …

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Today, we’re going on a virtual journey through the romantic Rhine Valley in Germany. It’s a land of incredible contrasts, with rugged mountain peaks towering over the lowlands and river. Here, castles dot the landscape. Some were built for war, while others were built as luxurious vacation estates. Meanwhile, the waterside is an endless vista …

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Imagine waking up to the warm sun streaming through your window, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and delicious Italian pastries luring you out of your cozy bed. You open your balcony door to the remarkable sight of Sorrento’s sparkling blue sea, the sound of waves crashing against the stunning coastline filling your ears. A …

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Just a short drive south of Koblenz, you’ll find an idyllic town in Western Germany, surrounded by charming rural communities and villages. These places speak to the heart of the country’s history. Bacharach am Rein is the full name of this hidden European gem that’s known better as simply “Bacharach.” Author Victor Hugo once called …

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What are you waiting for if you haven’t been to Amsterdam yet? The city has a rich cultural heritage and quirky neighborhoods, so prepare to soak up the atmosphere. Everyone is struck by the beauty of the canals, built in the 17th century and now UNESCO-protected. Visitors looking for things to do in Amsterdam are …

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Nestled in the Swiss Bernese Alps of the Jungfrau region, the picturesque alpine village of Grindelwald overflows with opportunities for exploration and adventure all year round. This tiny nook of Switzerland is a little slice of heaven on Earth, and these are the best things to do in Grindelwald. Between the adrenaline-inducing winter sports and …

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Amsterdam, a city known for its history, art, and culture, never ceases to amaze me. Recently, I had the opportunity to explore a new immersive audiovisual experience – Amaze Amsterdam. Tucked in an old warehouse in the city’s West harbor near Westerpark, this 3,000-square-meter labyrinth sparks intrigue and reels you into a captivating experience. The …

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As the saying goes, “It’s not about the destination; it’s about the journey.” However, the process can often feel overwhelming for even the most seasoned traveler when it comes to packing. I have a love-hate relationship with packing, and few things give me more anxiety than a disorganized suitcase. That’s where packing and compression cubes …

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Amsterdam has plenty of great things going for it, from countless attractions, amazing art galleries, and world-class museums to great restaurants and cool “coffeeshops” to get your smoke on. However, few can visit Amsterdam without resisting the lure of the city’s vast array of prime shopping opportunities. That’s why we’ve covered you with a list of …

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As a travel photographer and blogger, finding the perfect action camera is crucial so I can keep capturing incredible moments. While GoPro has long been the go-to choice for consumers seeking high-quality action cameras, there are now various alternatives on the market offering similar features and competitive prices. Let’s explore some of the top contenders …

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Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is a diverse and beautiful town every traveler to Europe should see at least once, and the city has more than its fair share of gorgeous hotels. Many of the most beautiful hotels sit along the famous circular canal system, but you’ll also find some gorgeous stays in the …

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One thing holding back many would-be travelers is the ever-rising cost of travel. While domestic flight prices may be down in 2023, the cost of just about everything else keeps going up! That’s why booking vacations through travel consolidation and third party travel sites is looking more appealing than ever. Most people are familiar with …

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Many travelers still don’t realize the significant value travel insurance offers. Maybe it’s a devil-may-care attitude that “nothing will happen to me.” More likely, it’s because there’s a dizzying array of options and people just don’t know what to choose. Travel coverage for the Netherlands and other locations in the Schengen area is a great …

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If you are thinking about backpacking Europe or seeing the major cities here, know that there are numerous fantastic locations in the Netherlands you need to explore. Here are our favorite tips for planning a trip to the Netherlands. Most Dutch cities are very welcoming, offering a glimpse into the past and storied history here …

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Welcome to Calabasas, California, a charming city nestled among the Santa Monica Mountains. Choosing the perfect place to stay in Calabasas is essential for a memorable adventure along coastal California. From luxurious resorts to cozy boutique hotels, Calabasas offers a taste of California’s unrivaled hospitality and serenity. These Calabasas hotels and vacation rentals are designed …

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I love skiing, and one of my chief fears about moving to the Netherlands was access to decent ski slopes. A ski trip in Holland isn’t necessarily what one thinks of when considering the European coastal flatlands of the Netherlands. But, believe it or not, the Dutch are known for being creative. They have been …

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Amsterdam is famous for its canals. These waterways play a vital role in transportation throughout the city, and their stories are woven into the history of the Netherlands. When visiting Amsterdam, a canal cruise is a must. You can use boat tours to get around the city, have a unique sightseeing experience, or find hidden …

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Prague is the jumping-off point for so many adventures throughout the Czech Republic, and visiting the historic village of Kutná Hora, just an hour outside Prague, is probably the easiest and most impressive way to spend your Czech travel time. Kutná Hora possesses some incredible sights, and while you’ll often see the town painted as …

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Planning a honeymoon in the Netherlands is an exceptional opportunity to explore a beautiful country with a modern feel and historic attractions. A honeymoon in the Netherlands could be a very romantic getaway with the charming countryside, the iconic windmills, and the canals of Amsterdam to explore. The area certainly has much to offer history …

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One of the most well-known symbols of the Netherlands is the windmill, and nowhere in the country is it more fun to see windmills than in Zaanse Schans. The village is quirky outside Amsterdam, with restored windmills, a venerated cheese shop, and a cobbler’s house full of famous wooden shoes. Usually undertaken as a day …

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One of the first things you’ll do when you book a plane ticket is to figure out how your luggage will travel with you, whether at your side as a carry-on or under the plane as checked luggage.  But did you know it’s also possible and pretty easy to ship luggage when traveling? Luggage shipping …

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Finding travel deals online can feel rewarding and fun, especially when you find a great price for a destination you’ve always wanted to visit. Mighty Travels and its premium subscription programs offer one way to find airfare deals. During the last century, the best option for inexpensive traveling was asking a travel agent to help …

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Welcome to the heart of the Netherlands and the charming city of Zwolle! With its rich history and vibrant culture, this Dutch city offers a unique blend of old-world charm and modern sophistication. These are the best things to do in Zwolle. Zwolle is where medieval architecture from the old city walls meets contemporary design, …

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As the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is a city renowned for its many famous landmarks, historic buildings, and incredible museums. Located in the province of North Holland in Western Europe, the city is a virtual treasure trove of Dutch history and culture with galleries, museums, relics, and monuments on every corner. While Amsterdam is …

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Europe is home to 44 sovereign states, administering 51 beautiful countries, each with its natural wonders, historic landmarks, fascinating traditions, exhilarating activities, and top attractions. From the spectacular scenery of the Swiss Alps and the French Riviera to the splendor of the Blue Mosque and St. Paul’s Cathedral, choosing the best destinations is no easy …

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A “gap year” between high school and university is a common experience throughout the world, and for many people lucky enough to arrange it, it may be the best time of their life to travel. However, many high school graduates are 18 or 19, which can make certain travel experiences a hassle around the world. …

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The historic town of Mulhouse, France, sits at the intersection of three countries: France, Germany, and Switzerland. More than 1,200 years have passed since the city’s founding, and during that time, the city has seen three different flags fly over it: Switzerland in the 1600s, Germany in the 1800s, and France in the early 20th …

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At one time, traveling Europe by train was every budget traveler’s goal. You’d stuff as much as possible into a backpack, stay at hostels throughout the continent, and let Europe’s extensive train system take you everywhere. Nowadays, thanks to Ryanair and other budget airlines, traveling by train in Europe isn’t always the cheapest. Today, a …

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Founded by Alexander Faribault in 1826, Faribault’s history still brims throughout the charming streets of the small Americana town. Today, Faribault boasts one of Minnesota‘s largest collections of buildings on the National Historic Register, second only to St. Paul. While it may not be among the largest or most famous Minnesota tourist cities, Faribault has plenty …

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Minnesota isn’t the first state to come to mind when considering caves. Still, the combination of rocks, sediment, and moving water has created some incredible natural caves across the state, a few of which are open to the public and available for tours. These are the best caves in Minnesota to visit. Many of the …

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Detroit, Michigan, offers much for tourists and residents alike. It is an exciting and innovative city known for its automotive history and incredible arts and music scene. But… Detroit doesn’t enjoy the best reputation when it comes to crime. Detroit is on the Detroit River, one of the straits that connect the Great Lakes with …

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North Bimini is arguably the most dazzling of all the jewels in the Caribbean. The island in the Bahamas is a paradise where the warm sun bathes sugar-white sand beaches, and the air fills with the melodies of steel drums. Foodies flock here for incredible seafood. I can almost taste the conch salad on my …

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Door County, Wisconsin, is on the peninsula between Green Bay and Lake Michigan and is often nicknamed “the Cape Cod of the West” (or “Midwest,” depending on who you ask) because of the abundance of shoreline and other watery leisure activities to pursue there. Door County has everything you’d want in a getaway spot, from …

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Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities in the world, but ultimately, it’s still a major metropolitan area burdened with the busy buzz of all major cities. Do you (like me) find yourself longing for a respite from the daily grind and frenetic energy that often accompanies city living in Amsterdam? If so, let me …

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Travel broadens the mind! It helps us understand different cultures, see the world from a different perspective, and marvel at the natural and manmade beauty found all over the globe. However, travel is becoming more expensive, and hotel prices are rising like prices in every other aspect of our lives. Yet hotels often comprise a …

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Backpacking is a great way to explore a new destination. If you’ve read our content regularly you’ll know I love traveling in Europe, and I especially enjoy the freedom of trekking across the continent with my whole life in a backpack. A backpack works better than a suitcase when I travel from city to city, …

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Your dream vacation in Europe is finally approaching, and even the ten-hour flight awaiting you won’t be able to dim your excitement! Unless…you suffer a crick in the neck from an uncomfortable sleep, hunched over in your seat. That’ll put a downer on the trip! Poor sleep is almost as bad as no sleep at …

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During my transition to living in Amsterdam full-time, I had the chance to visit the NEMO Science Museum, the largest science museum in the Netherlands, the first week we moved in. It’s practically a requirement and right of passage for a family with a 2-year-old to visit this spot at least once a month. This …

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Recently, my family took an Adriatic cruise. It was an extended family affair to celebrate my dad’s 80th birthday. There were 10 of us in our travel party, which involved months of planning to get everyone from point A to point B. We were booked on the same non-stop commercial flight to Venice. We were arriving …

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The Anne Frank House is a must-visit destination for anyone. The emotionally powerful museum is in the heart of Amsterdam, the house where Anne Frank and her family hid during World War II. The Anne Frank House is a historic landmark that offers visitors an immersive, humbling experience, taking them back to a time and …

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For one reason or another, the cost of plane tickets keeps rising. A typical vacation for two people now costs about $3,838, according to Picaso – and paying for your flights might be the largest chunk of that whopping sum. With prices rising, finding cheap flights and affordable vacation packages is becoming even more important. …

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The Mt. Pilatus Golden Round Trip makes for a memorable adventure. Perched high above Lucerne, cushioned by the Swiss Alps, this top excursion offers jaw-dropping panoramas and a thrilling blend of transportation modes that make the journey itself part of the adventure. As a seasoned traveler, I can attest that this full-day trip will not …

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In today’s fast-paced world, packing light and efficiency are crucial for frequent travelers. The Away Travel Toiletry Bag promises to deliver on this front, but is it worth the investment? In this review, we explore the features that make this bag stand out from its competitors and assess whether it is a perfect match for …

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First laying eyes on the town of Solvang, California can be a delightfully surreal experience. One minute you’re driving through the beautiful, sun-soaked hills of the Santa Ynez Valley, and the next, you feel like you’ve been transported back in time to an old-world Danish town. Rest assured, you wouldn’t be the first to initially …

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Travel is my escape. I guess you could say I am a vacationista. In the past ten years, I have traveled to over 17 countries. To satisfy my wanderlust, I rely on various travel sites, like Going and Skyscanner, to help find great deals in new and exciting places. I typically toggle between various online …

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Welcome to our travel guide showcasing the best things to do in Weesp, a charming town outside Amsterdam! Filled with picturesque canals, historic sites, and a lively art scene, Weesp offers a unique experience for travelers seeking off-the-beaten-path destinations. Weesp is the perfect day trip escape from Amsterdam to immerse yourself in a quintessentially Dutch …

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I love IJ-Hallen. As a resident of Amsterdam, I’ve experienced its excitement and buzz firsthand. The IJ-Hallen is a unique gem in the heart of one of the most densely populated areas of the Netherlands. This massive flea market, considered the largest in Europe, perfectly balances supply and demand, giving visitors the best chances of …

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Suitcases were once bland, blah, and boring. Think back to images of the 1970s and 1980s. Luggage was a means to an end. A black, gray, or brown rectangle that you tossed in the trunk of your car or took to the airport. Baggage carousels at the airport were strewn with endless suitcases that all …

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At ViaTravlers, we’re all about travel hacks like smart packing. Packing cubes help you organize your suitcase or backpack when traveling, so you won’t spend hours at your destination looking for your favorite clothes. Many packing cubes also have compression capabilities, which means you can pack a little more in the same size suitcase. You’ll …

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As a recent transplant from Minneapolis to Amsterdam, I’ve found that one of the best ways to experience the Netherlands is by creating a thoughtful itinerary highlighting the country’s many unique attractions. From charming small towns to world-class museums, the Netherlands offers a rich cultural and historical tapestry that captivates and inspires travelers. Over the …

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Most people have at least a vague idea of the dreams and goals they want to accomplish in life. But time has a nasty way of flying by, whether you have accomplished your dream goals. That’s why creating a bucket list can come in handy. While you’ll find plenty of bucket list templates that cater to …

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Growing up, I always envied people who could take vacations every year to an exciting new destination. They also seemed to make their arrangements effortlessly and pack the trips with great activities. Many of these frequent travelers worked jobs similar to mine, had kids, and had other obligations, so I wondered how they could afford …

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Finding the right travel gear can often feel like an epic challenge, especially when it comes to fitting everything you need into a small space, like an overhead compartment or an overstuffed car. If this struggle sounds all too familiar, then the rolling duffel bag may offer the perfect solution for you. The best travel …

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Water shoes can keep you comfortable and safe while participating in fun activities such as kayaking, surfing, or fishing. They’ll save your hide because they drain water quickly and are usually made of a material that doesn’t absorb water. Wearing water shoes is smart, even if you think they may be overkill. Trying to kayak …

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One of the true battles of traveling is finding a suitcase that will withstand the rigors of airport luggage throwers (or baggage handlers) and all the bumps and scrapes the average piece of luggage experiences during travel. An accessory you might want to investigate before your next trip is a suitcase cover, which has become …

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If you’re looking for a quick and easy getaway from city life in Amsterdam, look no further than the charming village of Marken. These are the best things to do in Marken to make the most of your visit. When I visited the picturesque village of Marken, Netherlands, I was captivated by its unique charm …

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Lakes are critical for their utilitarian and aesthetic values. They provide water for irrigation, drinking, and recreation. They also provide habitats for many plants and animals. Many also are beautiful. External forces can change lakes over time, and some changes are detrimental to the lake’s habitat, beauty, and usefulness. Chemicals such as phosphorus and nitrogen …

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The Mall of America isn’t your average bored-on-a-Sunday experience. It’s a massive shopping, dining, and entertainment venue with more than 500 stores, 60 restaurants, and an indoor amusement park. It’s one of Minnesota’s chief tourist attractions, and it’s the largest shopping mall in the country. Despite malls around the country shutting their doors and becoming …

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As the warm summer approaches, many travelers eagerly anticipate exploring popular vacation hotspots. Plenty of underrated summer travel ideas exist worldwide for those wishing to avoid tourist-laden crowds and discover hidden gems. But, dotted across the United States, these lesser-known destinations boast everything from picturesque nature spots to rich cultural experiences. Steeped in fascinating history, …

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Gone are the days when hikers had to rely on a compass and an outdated map to guide them along the world’s best hiking trails. These days, detailed trail information is no further away than a great smartphone app! Your biggest issue may be deciding which of the most popular hiking apps to plot out …

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Airfares, just like everything else, are soaring. I read a Consumer Price Index report that says fares rose more than 17 percent from March 2022 to March 2023. I don’t know about you, but I need to save money any way I can, including flight tickets. So I decided to check out CheapOair, which bills …

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It’s easy to feel pulled in a million different directions these days with the crush of social media obligations, busy family life, and jobs that seem to follow you home even after you’ve officially clocked out for the day. To combat the stresses associated with modern life, you may want to think about visiting a …

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The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is an essential experience for art devotees and curious tourists alike. Located near the famous Rijksmuseum, this remarkable museum is home to the world’s most extensive collection of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings, drawings, and letters. Established in 1973, the museum now attracts millions of visitors every year, eager to …

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Travel photography is a passion for many people, dedicated to encapsulating the beauty and emotions of their journeys in images. As essential as a skillful eye and a high-quality camera are to this craft, so is the need for reliable and functional camera travel bags. Explicitly designed to protect and organize photography gear, these travel …

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I recently had the chance to spend a few days at Château de Béru during my multi-day trip to the Burgundy wine region. Here’s our full Château de Béru review, where you can learn more about what makes this winery so special. Since I first tried the wines made at Château de Béru, I’ve been …

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Château de Sacy is a lesser-known treasure in the charming little village of Sacy, France, tucked within the heart of the vineyards on the mountain of Reims. As I approached this exquisite jewel, I couldn’t help but be captivated by its picturesque surroundings and historic charm. With 12 luxurious rooms and suites, a restaurant offering …

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Welcome to our guide to the best restaurants in San Francisco, California! San Francisco is no stranger to some of the best cuisines in the world and is home to some of the country’s best restaurants. Those looking for a city with many dining options, waterside dining, handcrafted cocktails, stunning Ocean Beach views, and fresh …

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Packing for a trip can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to organizing your clothes and essentials inside your luggage. This is where packing cubes come into play. Packing cubes are small, lightweight bags that help organize your belongings and make packing more efficient. They come in various sizes and materials to cater …

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If you’ve spent any time searching for airline tickets recently, then you know the airline industry has seen a shift. Prices are coming up, and tickets are harder to come by. According to Forbes, the TSA projects summer air travel in 2023 to be at the highest volume since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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From its 70 miles of gorgeous ocean coastline to the seriously amazing weather, San Diego is the ideal destination for stateside coastal vacations, and it’s also a pretty terrific place to visit when you’ve never traveled to the United States. But how do you choose what to do in this beautiful Southern California city? One …

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As a new-ish Amsterdam resident, I’ve been working to cross off items on that ever-growing bucket list of things to do in Amsterdam. I recently enjoyed exploring Our House, the world’s first museum dedicated to the electronic music genre. Located in the center of Amsterdam, this modern museum boasts an immersive dance floor music experience …

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Want to find cheap flights without having to spend hours searching online? Skyscanner is a flight search engine based in Edinburgh, Scotland that searches thousands of online travel agencies and booking sites for the cheapest flights, hotels, and car rentals. But is Skyscanner legit, and can you trust it to help you compare flights? Join …

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We’ve all been there – one minute, you’re enjoying what’s supposed to be a fun and relaxing trip to the beach. The next, it suddenly dawns on you that you forgot to pack your sunscreen, water bottle, or extra towels. In a rush to trade in the stress of everyday life for the soothing sound …

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These days, there’s no need to spend hours combing through different travel sites in search of cheap flight deals. Just head to Jack’s Flight Club, sign up for a free membership and wait for flight deal alerts featuring the best deals, hidden discounts, error fares, and cheap flights. In addition to the free membership option, …

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The grand hills and magnificent skylines of Theodore Roosevelt National Park are exactly the sort of vistas you might imagine would please legendary president, soldier, statesman, and conservationist Teddy Roosevelt. In North Dakota, Theodore Roosevelt National Park affords its visitors a wealth of outdoor activities, programs, and unforgettable views. The park was established in 1978 …

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Searching for the ultimate tripod for your photography expeditions? The Peak Design Travel Tripod might be the perfect solution. In this detailed Peak Design Travel Tripod review, I’ll guide you through this exceptional product’s unboxing, design, features, and user experience of the carbon fiber version. Stay tuned to discover what sets this tripod apart from …

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Gustav Klimt, a renowned Austrian painter, is often celebrated for his contributions to modern art. His distinctive style and use of gold leaf in his works create an experience that captivates art enthusiasts. In the past few years, immersive exhibits have emerged honoring Klimt’s oeuvre, allowing visitors to enter his lively, intricate world.

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For many golf fans, the courses they play are works of art, and the architects who design them are legends. Playing on the same green as golf legends like Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and Robert Trent Jones will inspire veteran and novice golfers. Sometimes, all you want is an early morning trip to the local …

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Florida is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in the United States, welcoming more than 130 million visitors annually. With hundreds of miles of coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, Florida is an incredible place for resorts. What makes a location one of the best resorts in Florida? Is …

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The Amalfi Coast is a must-see destination for any traveler, and we’re here to show you why. This stunning coastline in southern Italy is renowned for its breathtaking views, crystal-clear waters, and charming villages. If Italy is your next destination, the Amalfi Coast should certainly be on your itinerary.  I recently spent several days driving …

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Located in southeast South Dakota, Sioux Falls offers visitors natural beauty of a riverside city, a ghost town museum highlighting the west, and plenty of public art on display. Plus, the namesake waterfalls make for a beautiful backdrop for any vacation. If you’re looking for a great place to stay on your next visit, then …

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Amsterdam, known for its rich history and lively culture, is home to the remarkable Rembrandt House Museum (Museum Het Rembrandthuis), a unique destination that showcases the life and works of the famous Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn. The museum allows visitors to step back and experience life as the famed artist once did.

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As a frequent traveler, I have had the opportunity to experience a range of business class offerings by different airlines. One of those airlines is KLM, the Netherlands’ national airline and a member of the SkyTeam alliance. With an extensive global network and a significant history – being the world’s oldest airline – I was …

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I recently enjoyed staying at the Casa Conde Beach Front Hotel during my latest visit to Costa Rica. This all-inclusive resort is tucked away along a beautiful, quiet beach and offers a range of amenities and features that cater to guests seeking relaxation and adventure. The property has a flat and compact layout, making walking …

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If your next trip takes you to Iowa City, you’ll want to find the best accommodations for your stay, whether that’s a luxury hotel with a rooftop terrace or a budget-friendly motel that’s within walking distance of the stadium. These are the best hotels in Iowa City for all types of travelers. Maybe you’re visiting …

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Located on the coast of the North Sea and in the unofficial North Wing (or Noordvleugel) of Holland, The Hague (or Den Haag) is the seat of the Netherlands government and the home to the Dutch Royal Family. The Hague is known for the 16th Century Noordeinde Palace, the King’s workplace, and the Binneholf complex: …

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Amsterdam enjoys a reputation for being a truly beautiful city. It’s a unique cultural hub with great food, interesting museums, attractions, fascinating history, wonderful locals, and possibly, above all else, a truly wild nightlife. As charming and quaint as Amsterdam might seem during the day when the sun goes down, the city center and neighborhoods …

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As an experienced traveler and photographer who has tested hundreds of travel products and is incredibly unorganized, I’m excited to share my latest find: the Peak Design Tech Pouch. In this comprehensive review, I’ll be unboxing and testing this ultimate organizer, which promises to revolutionize how you carry your gadgets — and that’s something I …

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In the past few years, the Netherlands has been one of the safest countries in the world, with murder rates below 5.27 per 100,000 people. The Netherlands has a relatively low crime rate, ranking in the 35th percentile of all countries for safety. Overall, Amsterdam is a safe city to visit, but anyone traveling in an unfamiliar …

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There’s no place like the Bahamas when you’re in the mood to relax on white sand beaches amid cool Caribbean sea breezes. While the Bahamas is technically made up of no less than 700 islands, only about 30 are inhabited, which can help narrow trip itinerary options down a tad. If you’re planning a Bahamas trip …

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Modern-day Los Angeles is famous for movie stars, Hollywood, and taco trucks. It’s also one of the most sprawling metropolises to visit to fill your days with unique experiences and legendary tourist sites. Los Angeles boasts some of the world’s most recognizable landmarks, from the iconic Hollywood Sign and Sunset Boulevard to the Santa Monica …

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Gorgeous river views, gourmet dining, and a quaint (but always bustling) city center…what’s not to love about Stillwater, Minnesota? Sometimes referred to as the birthplace of Minnesota, this historic town was once the center of the logging industry. Stillwater has since transitioned to a tourist hub, where visitors from all around Minnesota (and beyond) flock …

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Tucson, Arizona, may not be the obvious choice at the top of many vacation destination wish lists. However, it shouldn’t go overlooked when thinking about an Arizona vacation.  The Tucson community is one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the country, which means new attractions popping up all the time and a lively culinary scene …

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Kansas City is a beautiful city featuring more than 200 fountains, which gave the town the nickname The City of Fountains. Additionally, this unique town has more boulevards than Paris and more barbecue restaurants per capita than any other city in the United States. With so much beauty, history, and uniqueness, visiting Missouri offers a …

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If you’re planning a trip to Amsterdam but worried about finding budget-friendly accommodations, you’re in luck! Like many European cities, Amsterdam has an extensive selection of hostels that offer reasonable rates. Some hostels in Amsterdam offer private rooms (usually for a higher rate), while others are set up like dorm rooms. Hostel prices depend on …

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Furnished with an array of coffee shops, Amsterdam is a coffee lover’s dream, offering the best cafés you’ll ever visit, complete with cozy seating areas, fireplaces in the winter, and outdoor terraces packed any time the sun shines. From small independent coffee shops to larger chains, there are plenty of options for finding the perfect …

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Welcome to the beautiful coastal town of Sorrento, Italy, where stunning sea views, mouthwatering cuisine, and a rich cultural heritage are just some of the highlights waiting for you to discover. These are the best things to do in Sorrento. Located in the heart of the Neapolitan Riviera, Sorrento is a fantastic base for exploring …

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Located on the central California coast, Santa Barbara is a destination for everyone. With its Mediterranean architecture, rich Spanish heritage, endless outdoor activities, and world-class wineries, it’s no surprise why Santa Barbara is so popular. However, the culinary scene has erupted in this area the past decade, with Michelin-star restaurants and other award-winning establishments entering …

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Canyonlands National Park is a massive canyon region of Utah divided into four districts where the Green and Colorado Rivers converge. Visitors exploring the national park can experience hiking to overlooks, camping, 4x4ing, picnicking, whitewater rafting, helicopter tours, and much more.  Whatever you choose to do in its borders, Canyonlands National Park is a must-visit because …

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Amsterdam is a vibrant city with a gorgeous historic center, year-round flower markets, delectable cuisine, annual festivals, and lots of fun. There’s something in Amsterdam for everyone, whether you’re going on a romantic getaway, having a bachelorette party, or wanting to learn about art, history, and culture.

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Amsterdam might have one of the most underrated pub scenes in Europe. Most people immediately think of Dublin or London for a classic pub environment, but Amsterdam’s brown cafés are just on par with any other historic, big cities in the world. I’ve made it a point to try nearly every brown café in Amsterdam. …

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Are you a champagne connoisseur or starting to explore the fascinating world of wine? If yes, you have ALL the reasons to get excited with this review. I’ve prepared a thorough guide to the world-famous and highly prized first vintage-only champagne, Dom Pérignon. In this Dom Pérignon tour, you’ll learn about the history of this …

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Located off the coast of Southern California, Santa Catalina Island (usually shortened to Catalina Island) is a fantastic destination for scuba diving, wildlife viewing, shopping, and relaxation. This 22-mile-long island is the southernmost island of California’s Channel Islands. If you only want to spend the day on Catalina Island, it’s a short one-hour trip via …

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Set in the heart of the beautiful Sonoran desert, Phoenix offers an extensive collection of neighborhoods and areas for travelers of every personality. Neighborhoods like Scottsdale are great for hitting up top local nightlight spots, while areas like Camelback Mountain offer plenty of great family-friendly attractions. Here, you’ll find a collection of fun areas to …

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As the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is known for its famous art museums like the Van Gogh Museum and is often referred to as the “Venice of the North” because of its elaborate canal system built during the 17th Century. But the oldest part of Amsterdam in the city center, the Red Light District, …

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What’s the best way to experience Germany when you want to see some of Europe’s most amazing attractions but return to a sublime and relaxing hotel each evening? Stay in one of the best resorts in Germany, located across the country, from close to the northern border with Denmark to the south near Austria.

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While you might think South Dakota is just a flat state full of farms in the middle of cornfields, this midwestern state has so much to offer. The state’s natural beauty makes it a paradise for outdoor lovers, with the Badlands National Park, lakes, trails, and numerous state parks. Even the “biggest cities” are small …

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When planning a vacation to the Last Frontier, visiting Wasilla, Alaska, is a must-do. This community is located on the Parks Highway between Anchorage and Fairbanks, making it easy to access and jam-packed with many fun things to do.  Wasilla is charming and scenic, with some of the best tours in Alaska, plus the Wasilla …

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Tucked in the heart of the Amsterdam World Heritage Canal Belt is an area known in Dutch as “De 9 Straatjes” or “Negen Straatjes.” Located among the picturesque streets behind the Royal Palace on Dam Square, the district’s name translates to the “nine streets” or the “nine little streets.”

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The Champagne region is an area of France best known for its sparkling wines of the same name – champagne! It has rolling hills and vineyards crisscrossed with picturesque towns and historical monuments. A visit to Champagne can be an unforgettable experience, as there are many things to explore, from tasting some of the world’s …

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Europe has plenty of things going for it, and its vast collection of stunning royal palaces is one of them. Today, many of Europe’s most famous palaces are open to the public via tours that showcase the history and splendor hidden behind their opulent walls. If you’re planning a European vacation, you’ll quickly realize there are …

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, is a beautiful place to visit and is best known for its rugged desert environment, which is full of culture and some of the best Southwestern-style food in the country. This region inspired many of the works created by Georgia O’Keeffe, who captured the brilliant red and purple Mesa mountains, which are …

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As you travel through Amsterdam, you may explore amazing historical sites and attractions like the Ann Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Rijksmuseum, but what do you explore when you’re tired and want to relax? Not only can you find peace in any number of luxe Amsterdam hotels, but you’ll also find several …

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Looking for the best place to stay in Jamaica on your upcoming vacation? If you’re a first-time visitor or someone who wants to relax in a local fishing village, you’re sure to find a spot that checks all the boxes. Get to know the island a bit better by learning about the neighborhoods and accommodations …

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Napa Valley in Northern California represents one of the most well-known wine-producing regions in the country. Still, Napa isn’t the only area in California where winemaking is a treasured art. The City of Temecula, which wasn’t incorporated until 1989, represents one of the most exciting areas in California for new vintners and visitors interested in …

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Famous for the Sundance Film Festival and the 2002 Winter Olympics, Park City, Utah, lures travelers throughout the year for winter skiing, summer hiking, and outdoor activities all year. Park City is east of the Great Salt Lake and Salt Lake City and is home to the Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort, …

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Aruba is located in the southern part of the Caribbean Sea, southwest of all the Caribbean islands. It’s just north of Venezuela and next to the island of Curacao. Believe it or not, Aruba is part of the Netherlands, with the Dutch settling there as early as the 17th Century.

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Nestled about 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport is the quaint town of Ogden, Utah, home to hundreds of hiking and mountain biking trails, trout-filled rivers, museums, and plenty of opportunities to breathe in the fresh air. Ogden is not your typical mountain town, and though it is home to three world-class ski …

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People flock to Knoxville, Tennessee, for its southern hospitality, outdoor attractions, fine dining, and killer beer scene. From die-hard college football fans (Go Vols!) to its iconic Southern food (the BBQ can’t be missed), Knoxville offers a unique experience that can’t be described; it has to be witnessed firsthand. If you’re hunting for an outdoor …

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Newport Beach is a popular destination for all ages, offering the best of California weather, beaches, dining, water sports, and family fun. This Southern California coastal town is known for its large harbor, ten miles of beaches, excellent whale-watching opportunities, and local craft beers. These are the best things to do in Newport Beach.

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The digital nomad lifestyle. It’s often put on a pedestal like the shiniest object in the room, but does it live up to the hype? I’ve always wanted to work remotely and on my own terms. Here’s why I finally leaped to become a digital nomad. I’ve spent just over 7 months living in Amsterdam …

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When you’re planning a trip, in the middle of a journey, or reflecting on an amazing experience or daring adventure, it’s always helpful to have some words of wisdom and motivation to keep you inspired. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the most inspirational travel quotes for you to reference when the travel bug …

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The Maldives is a chain of more than 1,100 islands that tiptoe their way across the Indian Ocean, around 500 miles off the coasts of Sri Lanka and India. If you’ve ever seen a picture of a dreamy overwater bungalow perched on the edge of a shining turquoise ocean, there’s a good chance that photograph …

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Denver, Colorado, also known as the Mile High City, is a bustling metropolis near the Rocky Mountains. The Mile High City is located 12 miles east of the foothills (mountains that climb to 11,000 feet), and the Rocky Mountains are just beyond the foothills, with peaks up to 14,000 feet. While Denver isn’t technically located …

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There are numerous reasons to stay in Costa Rica on your family vacation, including stunning rainforests, friendly locals, almost 30 national parks, and delicious cuisine. Known as the “happiest country on Earth,” Costa Rica is the perfect destination for the whole family. If you’re looking for a slower pace and simple pleasures, you’ll enjoy the …

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As someone brought up in a country where two weeks of sunshine during the whole season of summer is considered “balmy,” I adore exploring California. One of my favorite road trips ever was driving a stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) along the California coast. I’ll admit, I planned this trip badly, spending a …

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San Antonio, Texas, is a lovely city in the Lone Star state known for its history, scenery, and incredible craft beer scene. Are you looking to explore a city known for making delicious brews while enjoying unique Lone Star State history? You’re in luck. Officially founded by the Spanish in 1718, then part of Mexico …

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Don’t be fooled by Bayfield’s small size, as it’s easily one of Wisconsin’s top places to visit. This coastal town is known as the Gateway to the Apostle Islands, including the only inhabited one, Madeline Island. Bayfield is fun to visit, as are the neighboring areas in Bayfield County, such as Washburn, Cornucopia, Barnes, Cable, …

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Death Valley National Park is one of the largest national parks in the United States and is as magnificent as it is treacherous. Death Valley is a land of extremes, boasting the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth: 134 degrees Fahrenheit. Locals measured the scorching temperature in 1913. Death Valley is also home to the …

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Are you visiting Amsterdam? Make sure to include a stop at the Rijksmuseum (pronounced ‘rikes museum’), one of Europe’s top art museums, at Museum Square in Amsterdam’s city center. The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, is the Dutch national museum housing an extensive collection of artistic masterpieces and artifacts from the Middle Ages through the present day. It …

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Joliet is one of the best lesser-known places in Illinois to visit and offers residents and visitors access to numerous historical sites, cultural events, great shopping, beautiful theaters, entertainment venues, history museums, and exciting sporting activities. Discover what it’s like to be in prison at the Old Joliet Prison, where scenes from both the television …

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