Where are you going?
Or, let us surprise youSpin the Globe ®

Wishlist

List View
Map View
Michael Adubato′s Wishlist
Save Place
55100 Verdun, France
World War I, that is ... l'Ossuaire de Douaumont in Verdun http://0dysseusjournal.blogspot.com/search/label/Verdun
Save Place
1 Monkey Mia Rd, Monkey Mia WA 6537, Australia
I've seen dolphins at Sea World and in passing pods while out on the water all over the world, but I've never experienced anything quite like Monkey Mia. Two to three times a day wild dolphins flock up to the beach at Monkey Mia for a snack. The...
Save Place
00184 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
No matter how many postcards you've seen of Rome's iconic Colosseum, you just don't get it until you pass beneath its crumbling arches. Built by Emperor Vespasian in 72 C.E., the huge amphitheater held 50,000 spectators and marked its...
Save Place
Piazza di Santa Croce, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Standing in the Piazza Santa Croce, a statue of Dante looms over the square from the corner. Florence, where Durante degli Alighieri's journey through hell, purgatory, and paradise was to begin but not end. In 1829 a tomb was built for him in the...
Save Place
Piazza della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Just off the main square, Piazza della Signoria, in Florence, this open air museum was beautiful in the morning as light spilled down and over the statues and general gorgeousness that is Florence. Walking through Florence was so different to...
Save Place
Highland Dr, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
During June of this year (2011) we had friends visit from the Detroit area and it was great to take a week off and show them around town. My wife and I travel out of the US often and to just be home and see the things we often forget about as we...
Save Place
Guanacaste Province, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
I took a boat trip out to Witch's Rock and surfed the biggest and best waves of my life. I barely slept the night before because I knew the waves were going to be a challenge for someone at my skill level. After a few bad wipe outs on the biggest...
Save Place
Budapest, Balatoni út - Szabadkai utca sarok, 1223 Hungary
Statues of Communist ideologues once dotted every city behind the Iron Curtain, but in the world's rush to forget the Cold War, such monuments are hard to find these days. Not in Budapest—once East and West came together in the early 1990s,...
Save Place
52801 California State Route 1, Big Sur, CA 93920, USA
Driving Highway 1 through Big Sur is one of my favorite California experiences. Last year, I made the stunning trip north after visiting my family in Santa Barbara for Thanksgiving. Fall is one of the best times to visit because the cold fog that...
Save Place
Kosovo
Albania recently built a freeway from the coast to Kosovo. However, unless you have a very good road map or speak Albanian, it can be hard to find the freeway. Like most Balkan countries, Albania likes to put the next town on road signs, rather...
Save Place
Ripton, VT 05766, USA
On rides in New England, there are always country stores, and most of these stores boast some form of local rootbeer. Unfortunately, in many cases, these aren't actually home made but are usually brewed in some central plant then sold to different...
Save Place
S Coast Hwy 101 & Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA
This glass and stone "Save the Ocean" mosaic (popularly known as the "Surfing Madonna") mysteriously appeared under a rail trestle on April 22nd (Earth Day). It was termed graffitti by the City and was removed June 22nd. Maybe if Banksy had put it...
Save Place
Locarno, Switzerland
We have so many absolutely breathtaking photos from our July trip through Switzerland, but this stands as one of my favorites. It reminds me that some of the best memories in travel materialize from the small moments when you're not particularly...
Save Place
Sants-Badal, Barcelona, Spain
The first match I attended at Camp Nou, a derby against Espanyol, didn't end as beautifully as it began. At the very end Espanyol scored a goal to tie and Real Madrid scored one to win in close succession and Barcelona lost out on the league title...
Save Place
Calle Lion, 3383, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy
We spent the day walking around Venice and getting lost in its wonderful maze of streets. The end of the day found us facing this large church as the cat-in-the-cradle moon hung low in the sky. Randy went onto the bridge for a better view and...
Save Place
We stopped for wine and cheese at the end of a bike tour of the Appian Way in Rome. Then, we realized we had company.
Save Place
Hua Hin, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110, Thailand
I stole a moment from my friend Liz, as we headed on a trip to Hua Hin, Prachaup Khiri Khan. I love photographing people. To catch a moment of someone appreciating life and the surroundings, is wonderfully fulfilling.
Save Place
21000, Split, Croatia
As we cruised the Adriatic coast from Zadar to Montenegro, we were surprised by the climate (Split is farther north than Boston), cafe society, beautiful people, and a history that stretches from the Romans and Venetians to Turks and today's very...
Save Place
San Francisco, CA, USA
There have been a handful of places that I wanted to visit, but more specifically landmarks that I wanted to see. The Golden Gate Bridge was one of them and finally, after all these years I was able to cross the bridge - on a bike! My daughter...
Save Place
Wawel 5, 31-001 Kraków, Poland
My girlfriends and I were traveling through Eastern Europe during our Peace Corps stint and heard that one of the 7 Chakras was in Wawel Castle in Krakow, Poland. We were also told that guides in the castle wouldn't tell us where it would be so we...
Save Place
Catalina Hwy, Arizona, USA
Downpours are isolated but intense during a Tucson summer. The mid- to late-summer "monsoon" in the Desert Southwest of the U.S. can be the most uncomfortable time to visit, if you're only considering the thermometer. So often, though, the vast...
Save Place
Ollantaytambo, Peru
A few years ago in Peru my friend and I took a shared cab from Cuzco to Ollantaytambo. The views during the ride were so spectacular that I had to take a few photos along the way. Much to my dismay, after being dropped off I discovered that I had...
Save Place
43, rue Jean Bleuzen, 92170 Vanves, France
This mannequin looked like it was held against its will at this charming flea market in the southern part of the city.
Save Place
88 Rue du Bac, 75007 Paris, France
Paris is a fantastic place to find interesting art in the unlikeliest places. I came upon this fun bookstore door displaying one of Miss Tic's famous stenciled ladies in the neighborhood of St. Germain. It uses a quote written by the experimental...
Save Place
Doma laukums 1, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1050, Latvia
Now that I'm back in California, I can feel nostalgic about this extremely cold trip to Latvia. Our exploration of Riga consisted of wandering during breaks in the storm, but we still managed to see a lot of the city. Don't let the snow slow you...
Save Place
Hong Kong, Central, G/F & Basement, 21 D'Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
Peanuts and beer, nuff said.
Save Place
Terrace Dr, New York, NY 10024, USA
of the Bethesda Terrace brought me back a few times on the same trip.
Save Place
Piața Mică 26, Sibiu 550182, Romania
I visited Sighisoara, Romania in 2011. This city is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Founded by Transylvanian Saxons in the 12th Century, Sighisoara is the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler. The...
Save Place
1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA
$$$$
For anyone interested in the best beer bars in the city, this should set you in the right direction. http://www.chicagobeermap.com/details.html
Save Place
Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Valparaiso Region, Chile
These Moai were left in various stages of completion in the Ranu Raraku quarry, where the basalt used to carve them was extracted. The moai on the right is sometimes referred to as "Crooked Neck" and is the most photographed Moai on the island- He...
Save Place
Lake Atitlán, Guatemala
Getting to Lake Atitlan is no easy feat. After flying into Guat City, it's another 4 hours by bus to Panajachel. Then, if your'e staying on the lake, which I recommend, it's a short (and sometimes rocky) boat ride from there. But upon reaching the...
Save Place
Olympischer Platz 3, 14053 Berlin, Germany
I've been fascinated with the Olympics since I watched the opening ceremonies of the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games and saw that archer and his flaming arrow light the Olympic flame. Prior to my trip to Europe, I'd never been to an Olympic stadium....
Save Place
Peru
The easy way to get up to the entrance of the citadel at Machu Picchu is to take a bus. It's can be a pretty scary ride with all the hairpin turns. So instead, hike up There are cut-troughs will help. It won't take more than an hour, and it will...
Save Place
Hồ B52, Ngọc Hà, Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam
It took ages to find the (much acclaimed at AFAR) sunken B-52 bomber in Ha Noi. The twisted pile of metal hardly resembles a plane anymore, but it was interesting nonetheless. Even more fascinating to me was the 'lake' it had fallen into. This...
Save Place
Dunmore Town, The Bahamas
The Bahamas is one of my favorite snorkeling destinations due in large part to the perfect waters and abundance of fish. While staying on Harbour Island, I hired a charter boat to take me out to one of the many prime snorkeling spots. Typical in ...
Save Place
200 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, USA
When you visit the NY Historical Society (across the street from the Natural History Museum) be sure to go up to the 4th floor and check out the collection of vintage advertisements. The Audobon prints are up there too.
Save Place
Via Cimitero Civita, 1, 95019 Zafferana Etnea CT, Italy

I've always liked to visit cemeteries when I visit a new place as they often reflect the area well and have lots of creative designs. I was not disappointed when I went to the hilltop cemetery in Monterosso in Cinque Terre, Italy. The beautiful...

Save Place
Velleron, France
Early summer in Provence--cicadas in the trees and lines of lavender stretching to the horizon under a Van Gogh sky...Clichéd it might be, but the setting is heady...
Save Place
Warsaw, Poland
Clearest view of the new National Stadium from an office in warsaw. Poland is quickly getting ready for Euro2012!
Save Place
Astoria, OR 97103, USA
Coffee!
Save Place
6 Parvis Notre-Dame - Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France
For a first-time visitor to Notre Dame, investing in the audio guide is essential to immerse in and understand this overwhelmingly significant Paris icon. There's a lot to see and absorb—history, architecture, artifacts,...
Save Place
6 Parvis Notre-Dame - Pl. Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France
Upon arriving in Paris, one of the first sights I saw was at Notre Dame Cathedral. While taking pictures of the beautiful church, a couple who had just been married, were walking through the square. The bride had an absolutely beautiful dress, and...
Save Place
102 Rue de Provence, 75009 Paris, France
$$$$
The Eiffel Tower decks and Sacre Coeur Montmartre overlook Paris, but they are so crowded. One has to fight for a picture of the gray rooftops and spires of the Parisian skyline. The rooftop cafe at the Printemps department store in Paris has all...
Save Place
3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199, USA
Seattle's largest public park sits on a sea bluff that's high enough to pierce the city's infamous fog, revealing gorgeous views of the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges. Wander its 11 miles (18 km) of paths through forest groves, meadows...
Save Place
1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, USA
This is Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ. This is the real Jersey Shore. The beach below is our "terrace" as we call it. From early May to late September, you can find us here with our toes in the sand and Springsteen playing on our radio....
Save Place
Asbury Park, NJ 07712, USA
Growing up, I could never envision the Asbury Park my parents told tales of. Small little remnants of their stories still remained in Asbury when I was a kid. I remember the carousel, the Palace Amusements, the Five and Dime store. I also remember...
Save Place
Timișoara, Romania
Romania seemed like a far away land where people seemed to exit more than they entered. But after a long stay in Northern Croatia and a short period in Belgrade, mystic Romania was nearer than ever. My companion and I took a gloomy old train from...
Save Place
Zámecká, 284 03 Kutná Hora, Czechia
Always wanted to visit a bone ossuary. Not really sure why, except they just seem so bizarre. Finally got to Sedlec at Kutna Hora, Czech Republic. It didn't disappoint in the bizarre factor. I was so fascinated by how carefully arranged the bones...
Save Place
Saint-Germain-des-Prés, 75006 Paris, France
When I visited Paris this past May, I stayed at the Hotel Saint Germain (http://www.hotel-saint-germain.fr), a lovely boutique hotel in the Saint-Germain-des-Pres area of the city. It is a wonderful, safe neighbourhood, full of little restaurants,...
Save Place
Na Kampě 508/15, 118 00 Praha-Malá Strana, Czechia
On most days in Prague, it feels like every tourist in town has gathered on the Charles Bridge. And for good reason — this 14th-century cobblestone span crosses the Vltava River, connecting the Old Town with the Lesser Town (Mala...
Save Place
V Kotcích 516/15, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město, Czechia
One drizzly December day I came across this intrepid soul teaching archery to a knot of bored preteens in the Czech Republic. I couldn't put my finger on why, exactly, but the scene very much seemed to belong in a tenth story from "Nine Stories."...
Save Place
113 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Before the French Revolution, this park used to be the site of the Royal Palace. Today, the garden, which separates the Louvre from the Place de la Concorde, is a place where Parisians and tourists stroll amid Rodin and Maillol statues or relax...
Save Place
Spui 12, 1012 XA Amsterdam, Netherlands
We woke up on day two, intending to wander around, grab lunch and then spend the rest of the day in the park. However, our host suggested a book market only open on Fridays. Within minutes of the suggestion, we were out the door, armed with...
Save Place
Rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris, France
We lived in Paris for two years. We would fill Lulu's baby bottle (biberon) with water from any of these gorgeous fountains scattered throughout the city. Now she's too old for a biberon, but fortunately you're never too old for Paris.
Save Place
Giverny, France
The sun was warm and had a different illumination that came through this photograph of Monet's gardens. This father and child felt like a moment in time captured that could be 1811 or 2011.
Save Place
44 Stanley Ave, Milpark, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa
The amazing coffee roasting machine at Bean There at 44 Stanley in Johannesburg. It smelled absolutely heavenly!
Save Place
Lake Bled, 4260 Bled, Slovenia
Bled (and the lake by the same moniker) is the most Fairytale-esque town I've ever experienced. The people are almost jarringly friendly by American standards, the island church is as beautiful as it is quaint, and the castle perched on the cliffs...
Save Place
Calle Payo Obispo en la Avenida Perimetral Oriente N.12, Meteorológico, 77400 Isla Mujeres, Q.R., Mexico
Crossing the Gulf of Mexico, on a 36' Pearson (sailboat), at sunset: As the Gulf Stream pushes you along at an extra 2-3 knots, it is a rush. The main was reefed twice, and the boat was lurching through the waves at 9 knots (fast for that boat)....
Save Place
Père-Lachaise, 75020 Paris, France
We don't know if Chopin, Molière, Colette, Jim Morrison, Édith Piaf, Oscar Wilde, and other famous denizens of Père Lachaise were disturbed by the keening sounds of Bruce Ackley's soprano saxophone on this cold January afternoon. But a security...
Save Place
Tungurahua, Ecuador
The little city of Banos is situated on the side of volcano Tungurahua and has gorgeous waterfalls like this one, the Pailon del Diablo or Devil's Cauldron. To get up this high the trail first drops about 1000 feet into the valley and then climbs...
Save Place
C. d'Aristides Maillol, 12, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Imagine the crowds cheering on the home team at the Football Club Barcelona’s stadium, check out a space dedicated to Argentinean superstar Leo Messi, admire the Club’s many trophies, your favorite players’ jerseys, and learn about the history of...
Save Place
Don’t be deceived by its West London locale. Notting Hill may be one of the city’s poshest neighborhoods but all that is forgotten when it comes to its outdoor flea market. Portobello Market is mainly known for its impressive collection of...
Save Place
Place du Tertre, 75018 Paris, France
The Place du Tertre was made famous by Amelie Poulain a fictional film character who delighted millions about a decade ago. Her home was the neighborhood of Montmartre in Paris. An art market held on the Place du Tertre attracts folks to the area...
Save Place
Mürren, 3825 Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
More so than most places, Switzerland offers serious skiers the chance to fly down unblemished mountainsides—especially in Mürren. The town is blessed with powder-packed bowls that maintain fresh snow for days after a big fall, drawing...
Save Place
915 Hamilton St, Charlotte, NC 28206, USA
Great 1940s era diner serving great food
Save Place
Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
Living in New Orleans, I often wondered where the St Charles streetcars 'slept' at night. Turns out there is a barn off of Carrollton Street where the cars are housed when they are not running. There is nothing more iconic in the city than the...
Save Place
IL-17, Illinois, USA
It doesn't get more Americana then this place. I had never heard of a "sauce dog" before and was pleased to find out that it was just Jaenicke's famous sauce and cheese on a bun. Genius! If you are ever in Kankakee, IL. I recommend looking them...
Save Place
1945 S Kihei Rd, Kihei, HI 96753, USA
$$$$
Kihei Caffe is a local breakfast joint serving up large portions at reasonable prices. Slather this French toast with coconut syrup and you'll be in heaven!
Save Place
Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, UK
Everyone knows that London is famous for its red telephone booths and the Big Ben clock tower. And, nearly everyone who visits takes home a picture of one or the other. It can be challenging to find a booth free of tourists hanging all over it, or...
Save Place
257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113, USA
$$$$
There are two well-known pastry shops within about a block of each other in Boston's historic North End: Mike's Pastry and Modern Pastry. The two are engaged in a constant battle for supremacy, and any good Bostonian has a strong opinion in favor...
Save Place
Esteli, Nicaragua
Wandering around the town of esteli, you can find some great street art.
Save Place
68 Fukakusa Yabunouchichō, Fushimi-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 612-0882, Japan

Fushimi Inari Taisha on Inariyama mountain is dedicated to the Shinto gods of rice and sake, but Inari is also the god of merchants and that brings a lot of businesspeople to worship here. Everyone else stops by to see the thousands...

Save Place
6335 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016, USA
$$$$
I've been going to Richardson's as my favorite neighborhood local since they opened over 20 years ago. Great southwestern food, seafood and margaritas. They opened a sister restaurant a few blocks away called Rokerij a few years ago. It was really...
Save Place
Waterloo, Belgium
No guide book will ever to tell you this, but be sure to bring along a great pair of walking shoes when planning your visit to the town of Waterloo, home to the historical 'Butte de Lion', built in 1823-1826 on the site of the Allied front line at...
Save Place
701 E Basin Dr SW, Washington, DC 20242, USA
D.C. is perfect for wandering and getting lost in flowers, monuments, and sunshine. This monument is no different, in its majestic beauty. Simply look up to enjoy the intricate neoclassical architecture and beautiful coffered ceilings.
Save Place
101, 3 Whitehall Ct, Westminster, London SW1A 2EL, UK
Taken on a cloudy night...1:00 am... this made it great to shoot for one big reason...... no one in the streets..... i like the way light reflected from the clouds... no filter was use just a time variance..
Save Place
Montefiore St 25, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
One of my favorite stores to visit in Tel Aviv is 'notbook'. Itzik Maimin, the 'notbook' maker, not only has tons of notebooks on display, but he'll happily hand make you a new book with covers of your choice from discarded comics, books and...
Save Place
Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
When you go to Florence, don't forget to wander outside the "Centro Storico" to see how the "regular" people live. There are great photo opportunities in the outer neighborhoods that are both tranquil and "real".
Save Place
After driving two hours through the snow-capped Rocky Mountains and hiking an hour up from the Colorado River following Dead Horse Creek, I came across the mirage of Hanging Lake - clear turquoise water and gushing waterfalls surrounded by lush...
Save Place
Via Alabardieri, 38, 80121 Napoli NA, Italy
A children's store in Naples. These were featured in their window.
Save Place
Ngong Ping Rd, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
The colorful Po Lin Monastery was built more than a century ago in the secluded mountains of Lantau Island. In 1993, the 112-foot-high bronze Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the Big Buddha, was erected to face the monastery and north toward the...
Save Place
Keukenhof, 9463 Eext, Netherlands
When you enter the park it's like you died and went to heaven but then you realize you're not because of the thousands of people around you pushing and shoving. That is the only con at Keukenhof, everything else is wonderful. You get to walk...
Save Place
36000 Shark Valley Loop Road, Miami, FL 33194, USA
Shark Valley in the Everglades of Florida has a 15 mile bike trail in which you share the trail with alligators, hundreds of them! At the 1/2 way point there is a 40 ft. observation tower to show you just how out-numbered you are by the gators!...
Save Place
62 California 1, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA
A beautiful day on the Central Coast along Hwy 1 - seemed like a beautiful omen for the new year.
Save Place
Las Terrazas, Cuba
While in Cuba, I visited the nature reserve called Las Terrazas. There I found a coffee shop that served this capppuccino with a surprise cinnamon topping. With a specially designed stencil, the servers offer up a real Cuban coffee with an image...
Save Place
East Asia
I bumped into this adorable toddler and her grandmother in a very remote village in Mongolia. It was her cute face, scraped chin and all, that first caught my eye. However, her necklace really got my attention. I immediately recognized the beads...
Save Place
201 W Sunflower Rd, Cleveland, MS 38732, USA
Once upon a time workers came and went, collaborating with one another, learning musical trends, all while part of this cotton plantation. Dockery Farms was once a small town of sorts, having its own currency, store, train stop, and this old gas...
Save Place
222 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Rhinestones, tassels, boots so pointy they'd make toes bleed...what more could you expect from Nashville's monument to the music that made it famous? Well, plenty more, as it turns out. The Hall of Fame contains some seriously impressive artifacts...
Save Place
Hans Nilsens vei 41, 9020 Tromsdalen, Norway
Many visitors are surprised to learn this cathedral's striking modern design dates to the 1960s. The soaring triangular structure is visible from downtown Tromsø, although taking a bus or cab is recommended as the walk across...
Save Place
1208 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224, USA
The bright and shinny new Nathan's Hotdogs on the Coney Island Boardwalk. Traditionalists will scoff at the renovations happening on the boardwalk and claim it is the death of the "old Coney." I prefer to think of it as the continuing evolution of...
Save Place
San Francisco, CA, USA
There are so many fabulous places in the city that you can go to see and photograph San Francisco and the entire bay area. Some of these are open for the public while others may only be available to guests staying at that particular hotel. So if...
Save Place
San Francisco, CA 94129, USA
FREE
Once a U.S. Army airfield, Crissy Field has undergone an amazing transformation over the past 20 years and is now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. A popular spot for dog walkers, bikers, runners, and families, the 1.5-mile...
Save Place
Coming back from north shore o get some coffee and stumbled on the surfing the nations coffee shop on the main drag in wahiawa. "if can , can. If no can, no can.". Sums up how people live life in Hawaii. We try our best to do things in a certain...
Save Place
Plaza del Castillo, 44, 31001 Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
Tortilla Espanola is made with slow cooked potatoes, onions and eggs and it's the breakfast omelette of Spain. Most of the time it's served room temperature, sometimes with vegetables or cheese and ham. And of course bread, because everything in...
Save Place
Dunkri 2, 10123 Tallinn, Estonia
I was able to take advantage of an extended business trip in Helsinki to visit Tallinn, Estonia. The medieval Old Town section has some great sights and is a must for tourists, but after a hard day of sightseeing it's nice to kick back and relax a...
Save Place
Newark, NJ, USA
Beautiful sunset on a Southwest flight from Albaquerque to Boston.
Save Place
91 Brick Ln, London E1 6QR, UK
Brick Lane Market has everything from bric-a-brac to high-end design.Brick Lane between Bethnal Green Road and Wentworth Street Sundays, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. This story appeared in the Premier 2009 issue. See all oflondon"Sophie Howarth’s favorite places...
Save Place
Tanzania
Tarangire National Park doesn't have the big-name draw of Ngorongoro or the Serengeti, but it does have plenty of big animals — chief among them, huge herds of elephants that abound in the park during both the rainy and dry seasons. The fact that...
Save Place
Europaplatz, 10557 Berlin, Germany
Train travel in Europe has always had a romantic appeal. It could be that unlike freeways, railways are built along the most beautiful and scenic countryside, and there’s nothing better than watching the breathtaking landscapes outside your window...
Save Place
Reykjavík, Iceland
We got to Reykjavik on a rainy night, and the first thing I saw and heard was a lot of people in the street partying and Cher's "Believe" blasting from some club, loud enough to hear it everywhere. I though then that this place was crazy, but then...
Save Place
Av Cto Baluartes, Zona Centro, 24000 Campeche, Camp., Mexico
Campeche is a small city located, in the southwestern portion of the Yucatan Peninsula, along the Gulf of Mexico. After Spanish occupation, pirates and marauders terrorized Campeche until 1686 when a wall was built around the city to protect it....
Save Place
55 Luftballoons took off before the sun came up over the stunning landscape of Cappadocia Turkey. The landscape was beautiful to see from above, however I think I was more in awe of a sky full of balloons which felt like such a unique experience.
Save Place
Favio Abelardo Paniagua 54, Barrio de Guadalupe, 29230 San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chis., Mexico
Taller Lenateros is a small workshop employing about twenty people full time. They make paper with new and recycled fibers, flowers and natural dyes, and even use recycled broken CDs embedded in paper for shiny book covers. They print blank books,...
Save Place
01022 Civita di Bagnoregio, VT, Italy
Civita is a charming totally medieval city just outside of Bagnoregio, Lazio, Italy. It only has a handful of permanent residents, hence the nickname the 'dying city'. You must climb a long (900') bridge to get to the city as it is only accessible...
Save Place
1421 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11228, USA
It was late. I had fallen asleep on the subway and woke up in some deep part of Brooklyn. Fortunately there was car service around the corner from the subway station I had stumbled out of. My first sight upon entering the car service lobby was...
Save Place
Zanzibar, Tanzania
Each evening as the sun sets, Stone Town’s Forodhani Gardens park transforms into an open-air food market. Skip the fish kebabs and head straight to the vendors selling urojo, a thick mango-and-tamarind soup served alongside chickpea...
Save Place
999 Anastasia Blvd, St Augustine, FL 32080, USA
Who doesn't want to hang out with hundreds of crocodiles and alligators? I do! Last week, Bob and I took a zip-line and obstacle course challenge over these strange and ancient looking creatures. And, while I didn't feel like I was going to be any...
Save Place
Heiligenhafen, Germany
Heiligenhafen is a small town on the coast of the Baltic Sea in Schleswig Holstein, Germany
Save Place
89450 Vézelay, France
We stood on this overlook and saw the most quaint village situated among lush tree lines and serene fields. It seemed idyllic, like a painting. I was really into the tilt-shift photo effect at the time.
Save Place
334 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
Even in as city known as the concrete jungle, Manhattan offers a surprising number of opportunities to find a little peace and quiet and New Yorkers are masters at creating their own oases. Position yourself correctly, pop in your headphones and...
Save Place
6 E Liberty St, Savannah, GA 31401, USA
Nothing makes me happier than stumbling upon a really great bookstore, and this one in Savannah takes the cake! While strolling down East Liberty Street in gorgeous Savannah—my favorite of all the beautiful Southern cities—my husband...
Save Place
1000 Brussels, Belgium
The Grand Place in Brussels is the magnificent main square in Brussels. The square is the main tourist attraction in Brussels and is surrounded by numerous cafes and shops. Most of the buildings were constructed in the late 17th century, although...
Save Place
1000 Brussels, Belgium
I don't understand why these fried potatoes tastes 100% different from the ones I buy at my local frites shop in Seattle. It must be the Belgium's touch. Each fried stripes were heavenly, not too hot that would burn the roof my mouth. After...
Save Place
Nový Smokovec, 062 01 Vysoké Tatry-Starý Smokovec, Slovakia
If you like epic, snow-capped mountains, beautiful forests, miles of incredible hikes filled with an array of rock formations, and crystal clear mountain water that isn't bottled and sold, then the High Tatras are your medicine of choice. In order...
Save Place
Römerberg 23, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
The three interconnected buildings with ridged roofs in Romerberg Plaza make up Frankfurt’s City Hall that truly embodies this city’s historic past. The inside of the building is exceptionally beautiful, with ornate paintings and seamlessly...
Save Place
Pangkor Island, Perak, Malaysia
My charged childhood memories of summer days spent fishing, swimming and exploring the backcountry of central Ontario are a far cry from the wild tropical jungles and lavish sandscapes of Malaysia’s island paradises, places where angel fish tango...
Save Place
Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France
Nothing is a more powerful symbol of the City of Light than the Eiffel Tower. Designed by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 Paris Exposition, it's one of the world's most-visited monuments, with nearly 7 million people ascending the 1,062-foot...
Save Place
Jurgaičiai 81439, Lithuania
Although not religious I admit to saying a prayer when I visit sacred sites around the world. It is a way of paying respect to the culture and beliefs of others. The Hill of Crosses located outside Šiauliai in Lithuania is a well known pilgrimage...
Save Place
Tsukiji, Chūō, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan
On the way out the door to the Tsukiji Fish market, I tossed a CLIF bar in my bag. I had read somewhere that sushi is breakfast food in Japan and I had also read about the excellent places to pick up fresh sushi near the fish market (imagine such...
Save Place
359 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
$$$$
Long renown as Australia’s coffee capital, Melbourne is the place to come if you want the best coffee Australia has to offer. If there is only coffee house you visit make Brother Baba Budan your choice. The warehouse-style café, located near...
Save Place
Via Vergini, 19, 80137 Napoli NA, Italy
Walk along Via Vergini in one of the most frenetic districts in Naples and look for the amazing Palazzo dello Spagnolo. This historical palace was built in 1738 and the beautiful staircase is a gem of Neapolitan baroque. Just outside of the...
Save Place
Via Francesco Caracciolo, Napoli NA, Italy
Via Caracciolo is one of the most beautiful and panoramic streets in the world. It has recently been made carfree, so pedestrians can enjoy walking, running, biking and skating nearby the sea. Grab your best shoes and walk from the majestic Castel...
Save Place
1415 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
$$$$
If you're driving or walking down South Congress Ave on an afternoon or evening you'll smell the scent of pizza dough. It is an unmistakable smell and my girlfriend and I are convinced that Home Slice Pizza is actually setup to push the smell out...
Save Place
1720 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704, USA
This south Austin mural located on the corner of Annie and South 1st Street is a popular location for travel photos as well as engagement photos (or just cheesin' out in general). Why not take your photo in front of the mural the next time you...
Save Place
Auditorium Shores, Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail, Austin, TX 78704, USA
No trip to Austin is complete with a trip to Auditorium Shores along Ladybird Lake to see the memorial statue of Stevie Ray Vaughan (SRV). SRV dropped out of high-school at age 17 and moved to Austin to pursue his musical career. He continues to...
Save Place
8400 Delwau Ln, Austin, TX 78725, USA
If you like to race bicycles then you're going to love Austin, Texas. It doesn't matter what time of year you visit there will be a race series covering the current season. I have met a lot of racers at the local races that were just visiting...
Save Place
1500 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
$$$$
My favorite thing about my neighborhood (besides the Whip In - http://www.afar.com/highlights/a-south-austin-institution) is South Congress Avenue. It is home to my favorite coffee shop and several of my favorite restaurants (South Congress Cafe,...
Save Place
Hilo, HI, HI, USA
Living in Honolulu, nothing feels better than to leave the City for a few days; even if it means heading to the North Shore of Oahu or another island for a short reprieve. On this particular occasion, I booked a ticket to the Big Island of Hawaii;...
Save Place
McMurdo Station, Antarctica
There are few places with as much ambiance as the Coffee House at McMurdo Station. When you drum up your ideas of what a coffee and wine bar in Antarctica should look like, this matches to perfection. I enjoyed my time there so much that I also...
Save Place
2233 Kalakaua Ave Suite 304, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
$$$$
Satisfy your sushi cravings at Doraku Sushi. This reasonably-priced Japanese restaurant's owner is the son of Benihana's founder and located on busy Kalakaua Avenue—right in the middle of the action. Feast your eyes on this ahi poke: local tuna,...
Save Place
Antarctica is the land of superlatives and as such, it is only appropriate that the Continent hosts the southernmost International athletic competition on earth. The New Zealand and the United States have an annual rugby match every year that is...
Save Place
Magic Island, Honolulu, HI 96814, USA
Even before I moved to Hawaii, I knew I wanted to be a part of the Lantern Floating Festival. It takes place on Memorial Day weekend in May at Ala Moana Park in Honolulu. An estimated 40,000 people turned out for the 2012 celebration where...
Save Place
Via S. Giovanni, 91, 53037 San Gimignano SI, Italy
There are two rewards to climbing San Gimignano's steep steps and pathways. You lose yourself within the walls of medieval Italy and you find beauty and serenity beyond the walls.
Save Place
Levant
We frequented Laziza restaurant as it was easily accessible from our hotel on Hamra in Beirut. Delicious!
Save Place
Piazza di S. Francesco, 5, 53045 Montepulciano SI, Italy
Sunsets on Val D'Orcia are one of the most incredible views for those who are looking for an unforgettable Tuscan experience. From Piazza San Francesco in Montepulciano, you can admire an infinity of colors, changing every season. This hotel...
Save Place
Mount Rainier, Washington 98304, USA
Skyline Trail at Mt. Rainier National Park in August — wildflowers, beautiful scenery, moderate hiking conditions
Save Place
Lake of the Isles, Minneapolis, MN, USA
I love how you can find so much of nature right in the city. This milkweed was growing along the shore of Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis. It seems like a sure sign that fall is on its way!
Save Place
Mile 79 Seward Hwy, Portage, AK 99587, USA
Alaska has some of the most amazing wildlife in the world. Here is a shot of a mother Elk and her calf basking in the sun. Just one of the many different animals that we came across during our trip.
Save Place
75001 Paris, France
Pont Neuf is the oldest bridge in Paris, contrary to it's name. (Literally, it translates to New Bridge. Neuf in modern French means nine, but in older French it also means new. Nouveau is the translation for new today). During the day, my...
Save Place
30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023, USA
The walls of the lower lobby at The Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center hold hundreds of portraits of opera singers who have graced the opera house's stage. When viewed together they tell a unique history of the stage's performers. If you happen...
Save Place
55 E College St #3, Oberlin, OH 44074, USA
Opened in spring 2010 by a couple of Oberlin College grads who decided to stick around, Slow Train Cafe was an instant success. After all, the idea of no decent coffee joint in a small college town is hard to wrap your mind around, especially when...
Save Place
1000 Brussels, Belgium
This weekend, for the first time ever in Brussels, the Food Truck Festival is taking place. Today I spent almost all day there trying the food from the trucks lined up on the side of the main train station in Brussels. One of the trucks is...
Save Place
747 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
I attended my first creative happy hour few weeks ago and was blown away by the concept! Every Thursday, Club Six invites anyone who feels artistically inspired to come paint. They provide the space, paint, brushes, music, drinks and most...
Save Place
929 N Russell St, Portland, OR 97227, USA
$$$$
A trip to Widmer Brothers Brewing Company is a pilgrimage for many, but you don't have to be a card-carrying beer geek to enjoy this romp through suds and stainless. The guides who explain the intricacies of creating German-inspired beers know the...
Save Place
35 Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, 75018 Paris, France
Even though Paris is one of the most visited cities in Europe, it is still possible to feel like you have the place to yourself...that is if you don't mind setting an alarm. Want beautiful tourist free photos of Paris sites like Sacre Coeur - then...
Save Place
84 Marylebone High St, Marylebone, London W1U 4QW, UK
Daunt Books really is special. Even if you are not a big reader, it is well worth a visit because the space is so beautiful and filled with exceptionally well-chosen books. Daunt is the ultimate antidote to the Amazon generation and connects you...
Save Place
37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, France
Located at 37 Rue de la Bûcherie, a stone’s throw from the Seine and draped in the shadow of Notre Dame, is what should be proclaimed one of France’s national treasures: the Shakespeare and Company bookstore. This is...
Save Place
Located in Copenhagen, where Hans Christian Andersen called home for many years, sits a tribute to one of his greatest literary works: The Little Mermaid. Commissioned in 1909, the Little Mermaid resides as a solitary figure on a single rock in...
Save Place
Av. Pres. Castelo Branco, Portão 3 - Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20271-130, Brazil
Estádio do Maracanã, or Maracanã Stadium, was first opened in 1950 to host the FIFA World Cup, in which Brazil, ironically, lost 2-1 to Uruguay in the final match. In it's heyday, the stadium capacity was about 160,000, but for this particular...
Save Place
900 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
An entire convention center full of enthusiastic travelers, writers, photographers, tour operators, and more! So much excitement and inspiration in one giant room! Can you spot the AFAR booth?
Save Place
W Quay Rd, Poole BH15 1HZ, UK
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a well known charity in the UK that provides lifeguards and lifeboats around the British coastline. This saves hundreds of lives at sea each year. The RNLI Headquarters and College is in Poole, Dorset....
Save Place
1 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901, USA
An offbeat destination for classic American literature buffs. A quaint Main Street in Salinas is a much better intellectual destination than the run down Cannery Row in Monterey. A fabulous museum and bookstore with many short films about the...
Save Place
4635 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215, USA
$$$$
Amazing tacos and drinks! Come early, the line is almost always out the door!
Save Place
1 Lackawanna Plaza, Montclair, NJ 07042, USA
$$$$
No one would ever catch theirs. Say good bye grubby little train bars and the times when people called this particular triangle of land embracing an abandoned train station "Crackawanna Plaza" -- the Pig and Prince Restaurant (do I really need to...
Save Place
Terreiro do Paço – Ala Nascente nº 62 a 65, 1100-148 Lisboa, Portugal
The beer museum recently opened in the newly renovated Praca do Comercio. The dining room serves delicious, typical Portuguese food - especially great steaks that go so well with the Portuguese beers and wines. The museum is on the first floor and...
Save Place
Rue de l'Abbaye 55, 1495 Villers-la-Ville, Belgium
Most people know some of Belgium's best beer is brewed by monks in abbeys. These abbeys are still active and thriving. However there are many ruined abbeys dotting the countryside. Villers Abbey is one of the most beautiful and atmospheric. The...
Save Place
Av. Com. Franco, 5085 - Jardim das Americas, Curitiba - PR, 80050-540, Brazil
Beer!
Save Place
Havana, Cuba
I had the opportunity to visit Cuba this year, and for the week I was there, I felt like I had taken a trip back in time. The vintage cars are a delight and they are seemingly everywhere. Many are used as private taxis or utilized by hotels to...
Save Place
989 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10330, Thailand
Tuk Tuks are open-air, colorful, motorized rickshaws that weave in and out of the streets of Bangkok and other Thai cities. They are usually similar in cost to a regular taxi but you should always bargain for the price before you get in to avoid...
Save Place
Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
On any visit to the Philippines you can see people crowding into bright colored automobiles called the Jeepney. They are the most popular mode of public transportation in the Philippines! I became completely obsessed with the Jeepney upon my first...
Save Place
Zona 2 de Mixco, Guatemala
When U.S. school buses are decommissioned, they are reincarnated in Central America and given new life. Repainted and rechristened, they become tropical intercity transport worth taking. For travelers, a journey on one of these is an immersive...
Save Place
Kampala, Uganda
In Kampala, Uganda’s capital, and other cities, boda-boda motorcycle taxis are among the most popular forms of transportation. But away from the industrialized centers, makeshift—brakeless—bicycles and scooters built out of wood hurtle down hills...
Save Place
Bairro Alto, 1200-079 Lisbon, Portugal
If you want to get a good impression of the historical city of Lisbon, and also see how small the city is, a must do attraction in Lisbon is to take the #28 tram, ‘elétrico 28′. This legendary tram 28 is a tourist attraction in itself. It goes all...
Save Place
Drapers, Jamaica
One of the most relaxing water rides you will ever experience is rafting on the Rio Grande (one of Jamaica's largest rivers). The journey weaves through the deep valleys and untouched hillsides sprayed with lush tropical forests and towering...
Save Place
Via del Boschetto, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Early fall is the ideal time to visit Rome. Locals return and reclaim the city, bringing a more authentic flavor and energy with them. It encourages a more symbiotic relationship between Romans and travelers.
Save Place
5 Derb Zerbtana, Fès 30110, Morocco
The tangled maze of narrow alleys in the medina in Fes, Morocco requires that all deliveries are made by push cart or donkey. I woke this guy from his nap to transport my luggage to my riad - which was most helpful, since I had no idea where it...
Save Place
Guatapé, Antioquia, Colombia
In the unique town of Guatape, colorful "tuk tuk" style minichivas transport you from El Penol, a giant monolith that you can hike, into town for a trout lunch.
Save Place
Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2K2, Canada
A trip to Toronto without a visit to Kensington Market doesn’t make any sense. Despite its diminutive size, this neighborhood packs plenty of activity within its boundaries. Arrive hungry: Restaurants and cafés dish out bites...
Save Place
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires is a city that brings together the finest elements of your imagination, and puts them in one perfect place for your real life enjoyment. Sadly, one of those perfect elements will soon come to an end. Dating all the way back to 1913,...
Save Place
Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon is a hilly city, to say the least. There are a number of public transportation options to help you navigate all the hills, but a short funicular ride takes you from the city's central plaza up to a very artsy area. There are lots of...
Save Place
phường 5, Quận 5, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
If you aren't ready to hop on a motorbike and join the craziness of HCMC traffic on your own - then do the next best thing - hire a cyclo driver to give you a chance to be a part of the transportation culture. Instead of cyclo-ing around District...
Save Place
Detroit, MI 48242, USA
Detroit is a colorful, gritty, oft-misunderstood city. If you get a chance to visit, or if you're connecting to somewhere else, there's one colorful aspect of the city that is a can't miss: the rainbow tunnel at DTW. The tunnel connects Concourse...
Save Place
1 Samuel Spencer Drive, Spencer, NC 28159, USA
Located on the site of what was once Southern Railway Company's largest steam locomotive servicing facility, home of most of the buildings standing when the facility was finally closed, including one of the largest remaining still functioning...
Save Place
George Town, Penang, Malaysia
I love drivers around the world! Whether there in a yellow NYC taxi, or a tuk-tuk in Penang!
Save Place
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
A chicken bus is a colloquial English name for the colorful modified and decorated US school bus and transit bus in Guatemala. The word "chicken" refers to the fact that rural Guatemalans occasionally transport live animals on such buses, which...
Save Place
León, Nicaragua
Everyday transportation in front of La Iglesia de la Recolección, built in the 1780's, in León, Nicaragua. It's always hot in this lowland city--half of the year is dusty and the other half is rainy--but the architecture always shines; faded but...
Save Place
1632 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
D.C. offers a lot of choices for getting about the city. If you are cyclist, consider renting a bicycle to supplement travel by public transportation. Not only is it cheaper than Metro (either subway or bus) and cab fare, but also you’ll avoid the...
Save Place
Rosenthaler Str. 132, 10119 Berlin, Germany
Berlin is a sprawling city, which makes exploring exclusively on foot a considerable challenge. If long walks or jaunts underground don't appeal to you, test out the city's bike-share program, Call A Bike. It looks similar to Paris's beloved Vélib...
Save Place
Prague 9, Czechia
One of the best things about Prague is the fact that there is excellent public transportation - a metro, buses and even trams. There are still many of the older ones around, which look great gliding past the 19th & 18th century buildings. Get to...
Save Place
Amazon River
I really wanted to see the sloth and the anaconda that I've read so much about but I came upon this red faced monkey chomping on a guava fruit and I had to take this picture. In my desperate quest for the anaconda/sloth combination, I almost...
Save Place
Paraguay 1399, C1057AAU CABA, Argentina
The train in Buenos Aires is clean and takes you pretty much anywhere on the grid for less than 2 pesos. It’s a great deal! Cab’s are extremely cheap in the city and there's no real need to take the train, but for some reason I think hopping on...
Save Place
11300 Pat Bay Highway, Sidney, BC V8L 3S8, Canada
The Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal is a major transportation facility in North Saanich, British Columbia, located 20 miles north of Victoria on Vancouver Island. The terminal is part of the BC Ferry system, and the passage over to Vancouver (with our...
Save Place
701 SW 6th Ave #196, Portland, OR 97204, USA
When my partner and I visit a city, we love to study the public transportation. We lived in Asia for a few years, and we learned the value of understanding the subways, buses, and the trains. We loved the light rail in Portland! I highly recommend...
Save Place
Panama City, Panama
The red devil school buses are used much like the Caribbean's mini vans and NY's dollar vans - think cheap transportation. More like the dollar vans, most lack insurance and travelers to Panama are warned not to take them as they can get...
Save Place
Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila, Philippines
The Kalesa is a horse drawn cariage used in the Philippines. This was introduced to us by the Spaniards during their conquest of the Philippines in the 18th century and is known to be used by high ranking personalities. It has since then been...
Save Place
1 Chome-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka-shi, Tōkyō-to 181-0013, Japan
A great trip with the kids or adult fans of Miyazaki's films. We bought tickets at our local JTB office in NYC as it's necessary to reserve in advance. Only a 40 minute train ride from Shinjuku, the museum is located in Inokashira Park which is...
Save Place
Calle Seconda de la Fava, 4196, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy
I'm a sucker for an elegant drink at a hotel lounge in any country, and in Venice you can't do better than the Danieli. It's the hotel where John Ruskin wrote The Stones of Venice, and its grand, sweeping stairway will transport you straight back...
Save Place
Finse, 5719 Finse, Norway
Finse, an easy-to-miss railway stop high in the mountains on the popular Bergen-to-Oslo train route, draws hardy urbanites year-round. The town offers access to some of the most remote and beautiful alpine hiking territory in southern Norway...
Save Place
Rue du Marché aux Herbes 120, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Hot dogs aren't normally what come to mind when you think of a healthy snack, but Hop Dog is trying to change that perception. This little take-away, nestled in one of the pedestrian streets near Grand Place in central Brussels is bringing new...
Save Place
Easter Island, Valparaiso Region, Chile
If you'll be spending more than a couple nights on Easter Island, hit up this grocery store--the only one on the island larger than a bodega. We recommend the island-brewed Mahina beer. Who knows where they out a brewery on this island?
Save Place
Dzveli Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia
Tbilisi is a gem of a city. Situated at a spectacular gorge at the muddy yellow-brownish river Jvari, its old town looks like an 19th-century eastern European town, which was preserved in a time capsule for 200 years. When you stroll through the...
Save Place
828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, USA
$$$$
“18 Miles of Books” is the slogan at this nearly century-old Union Square bookshop—and it’s not hyperbole. The Strand’s warren of high-ceilinged rooms contains more than 2.5 million new and used titles, and browsing...
Save Place
Tomtom Mahallesi, Tosbağa Sk., 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Ara Kafe offers delicious food, and it's filled with oversized prints by the master, plus a case full of his books. One of the inexplicable joys and surprises of a recent trip to Istanbul was the privilege of touring Ara Güler's private gallery. I...
Save Place
Sint-Veerleplein 11, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Going here and seeing all the instruments of torture really sent shivers down my spine. Very cool to see but in a really creepy way, like the Human Body Exhibit :). From the top you get very nice views of Gent. Worth a visit if you are in Gent.
Save Place
Freyr 12, 5540 Hastière, Belgium
With hundreds of castles and chateaux in Belgium, open to the public, it's hard to know which ones to visit. The castle of Freÿr, in Wallonia, is a great place to start. This grand building has remained in the same family for 20 generations and...
Save Place
1000 Brussels, Belgium
When Brussels Tourism announced the launch of the Tram Experience, the concept was met with some scepticism. Now, almost a year in, the tram is going strong, to great acclaim. The Tram Experience is a specially re-fitted classic tram that circles...
Save Place
La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
While in Barcelona, we stumbled upon one of the most famous food markets in Europe, La Boqueria. We were taken aback by the variety and quality of the food. From the fresh fish, to the eggs of any size and type, to the meat - this was a stop not...
Save Place
1020 Brussels, Belgium
Located at the foot of the Atomium, Mini Europe is the only park where you can have a tour around Europe in a few short hours. A truly unique voyage ! Stroll amid the typical ambiance of the most beautiful towns of the Old Continent.
Save Place
1000 Brussels, Belgium
Manneken-Pis, a.k.a. Little Julien, a small bronze statue on the corner of Rue de l'Etuve and Rue des Grands Carmes, is visited by many tourists. They line up waiting to take a picture with him. It's sort of a right of passage for most travelers...
Save Place
Mermoz Sacre-coeur, Dakar, Senegal
The choice of beers on offer in Dakar is slim; it's usually Flag or La Gazelle. I recommend the latter of the two which comes in one size: a large 63cl bottle. This is the beer I most enjoy in Senegal because of the label with a gazelle on it and...
Save Place
Europe
A long road trip in Europe is a very enriching experience. In the image attached you can see the cities that we visited and one impression of each of them. 4 to 6 weeks on the road in Europe, combining driving, cruising and flying can be a...
Save Place
R. Barão da Torre, 485 - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22411-003, Brazil
I was fortunate enough to pick Brazil as my vacation destination of 2012. I ended up not being able to take vacation until this March because work was so busy, but finally the trip materialized and I am back from abroad with wonderful tips and...
Save Place
Dělnická 1155/24, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice, Czechia
We have 6 girls stay in a room for 2 nights. The room is spacious and clean, beds are comfortable. Receptionists are nice and helpful, you can ask anything about Prague, where to go, what to eat,etc... And he breakfast is fantastic! You even can...
Save Place
Praça de Gomes Teixeira, 4050 Porto, Portugal
This might be one of the nicest squares in the Carmo district of Porto. The square with the fountain of lions. It got its name on 1936 in honor of Francisco Gomes Teixeira, a well known professor in the University of Porto. Around the square there...
Save Place
R. das Carmelitas 144, 4050-161 Porto, Portugal
A blend of neo-Gothic and art nouveau, the enchanting Livraria Lello bookshop dates to 1906 and is rumored to have inspired J.K. Rowling’s Hogwarts in Harry Potter
Save Place
1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
In the 14th district of Paris are the Catacombs, also known as the underground ossuary (or l'Ossuaire Municipal) where 6 million skeletons are stacked in an orderly fashion and date back several centuries ago. This was done because Paris...
Save Place
Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
not your typical place to visit whilst on holidays but this cemetery is actually one of BA's leading attraction. I absolutely loved getting lost in this city of tombs, not knowing what the next corner would bring me. well worth a visit
Save Place
1000 Howard Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113, USA
Discover a history that can be felt and a little local flavor with one of the many tours available or explore it all on your own. The beauty of this cemetery is a reflection of it's location. Worn and unkempt, its air of mysterious romanticism can...
Save Place
Arlington, VA 22211, USA
FREE
The Arlington National Cemetery is a 625-acre cemetery where fallen veterans have been laid to rest since the American Civil War. The cemetery lies at the end of Memorial Bridge, across the Potomac River from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington,...
Save Place
14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
The exquisitely maintained Normandy Cemetery, overlooking Omaha Beach and the English Channel, is the final resting place for 9,836 American servicemen.
Save Place
If you're traveling in the Lake Atitlán region, consider a visit to the hillside cemetery in Sololá. The dead are honored here by being buried amid their favorite colors, and the vibrance and beauty of this place belies the fact that it is a...
Save Place
Taguig City, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Almost a decade after WWII, the United States asked the Philippines for a piece of land in Metro Manila and assembled the largest war dead cemetery and memorial for American troops (including unknown soldiers and those still classified as missing...
Save Place

Wandering around Rabat, trying to get to the waterfront, we stumbled upon this cemetery which turned out to be enormous and mysterious, with tombstones literally stacked upon one another and tumbling all the way down to the sea. Tens of thousands...

Save Place
Yakimanka District, Moscow, Russia
We visited various sights in Moscow. The guide we had hired took us to an out of the way park where this memorial had been placed for the victims of Stalin's many pograms. It was quite striking but perhaps even more so, as at the same park were...
Save Place
Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB, UK
Stratford Upon Avon may have way too many cheesy tourist shops, but touring the 5 houses of Shakespeare is worth the trip.
Save Place
Bruges, Belgium
I love this view of Brugges taken from my climb up the Belfry. The entire city is like a fairytale city. Yes there are a lot of tourists, but go for the lace, chocolates, beer. I've never seen such a pretty city before. It's an easy train ride...
Save Place
Mons, Belgium
Mons may not be as spectacular as Brussels or other cities in Belgium but it is very charming and worth a visit. The Grand Place is riddled with cafes, there are festivals all the time so even though it's small it offers lots of fun. Together with...
Save Place
377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013, USA
The Greenwich Hotel is an 88 room luxury property situated on a quiet corner in cobble-stoned Tribeca that features individually designed guest rooms (no two are alike,) an indoor heated lantern-lit pool, and one of NYC's best Italian restaurants...
Save Place
Markt 7, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
I was told that I HAD to go to Bruges, it was a non-negotiable, must-see. I watched the movie In Bruges on my way there and decided that I had to go up to the top of the famous bell tower. It was way more than I bargained for as I was pretty sure...
Save Place
R. da Galeria de Paris 20, 4050-182 Porto, Portugal
Who said that traditional shopping is disappearing? More traditional than A Vida Portuguesa is hard to find and however it turns out to be cool selling old Portuguese items in a remarkably traditional downtown location. A Vida Portuguesa | Rua...
Save Place
1302 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17102, USA
Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg, PA is like entering a book cathedral. Soaring ceilings with a delightful mural depicting activities along the river through the decades. There’s coffee, of course, and aisles and aisles of finds. There’s...
Save Place
302 W Matilija St, Ojai, CA 93023, USA
Part house, part maze, all bookstore. Ojai's famous Bart's Books started out in 1964 as a collection of books by owner Richard Bartinsdale that got so overwhelming he had to construct bookshelves on the sidewalk to accommodate his entire...
Save Place
366 State St, Los Altos, CA 94022, USA
With the advent of iPads, Kindles, and any number of e-books being sold at super-cheap, super-plentiful online superstores, the demise of those offbeat bookstores that were just around the corner has been a depressing prospect for book lovers...
Save Place
627 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA
$$$$
Don't let the neighborhood, exterior (or even the interior) of this Hell's Kitchen bar scare you away. Rudy's on 9th is the best kind of NYC dive bar. It's also one of the best places to fill your tummy on the cheap. Get yourself a pitcher of...
Save Place
Rue du Château 30, 7021 Mons, Belgium
We had heard about this charming little castle in Le Havre and went to check it out and on that day there was a big Civil War reenactment right next to the castle. We could not believe our eyes and tried getting some info but nobody spoke English...
Save Place
Lương Ngọc Quyến, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
As a former resident of Vietnam, I’ve lost track of how many bia ho’i bars I’ve spent evenings at around Hanoi. For me, they are by far the best place to drink in the city, and not simply because they are cheap! Each bar is usually buzzing,...
Save Place
7300 Roughriders Trail, Frisco, TX 75034, USA
The epitome of wholesome American fun, this ballpark has classic countryside charm. Baseball America named this park as one of the top 5 ballparks in Minor League Baseball and second among Double-A clubs! Not bad for our local arena. Home of the...
Save Place
201 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
$$$$
Since 1937 at the corner of Green & Duval Streets, Sloppy Joe's Bar has been open daily from 9:am - 4 am. There is lively entertainment, lunch, and dinner. The menu is extensive. This famous bar/restaurant is s must stop in Key West. Author and...
Save Place
Dinant, Belgium
Maison Collard’s claim to fame is a cookie so hard they have to print a warning on it. Legend has it, during the great siege of 1466, the people of Dinant were starving and had only two things at their disposal: flour and honey. They made these...
Save Place
Liège, Belgium
Escargotiere de Warnant is a snail farm near Liege in Beligum. I've been living in eager anticipation of touring this snail farm ever since Sherry suggested it. Eric Frolli, the owner was meet with a sleuth of curious and occasionally ridiculous...
Save Place
17155 W 44th Ave, Golden, CO 80403, USA
If you're into trains (or your kids are) this museum is a ferroequinologist's (a person who studies trains) paradise. This museum houses over 100 steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, and cabooses as well as a G-scale model railroad in its...
Save Place
PTE Luiz I, 4000 Porto, Portugal
Dom Luis bridge in Porto was designed by the man responsible for the Eiffel Tower, and is the subject of many a travel photo. You can walk across it on two levels but I'd recommend taking the top level from Porto to the port wine cellars of Vila...
Save Place
146 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA
$$$$
Skinner's Loft has a classic North American feel as well as local flavor. Committed to farm-to-table eats and crafted drinks, everything here is well worth the visit. From the gourmet dishes to a unique beverage selection, you'll find seasonal...
Save Place
114 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
$$$$
Philly has its cheesesteaks; New York, its bagels with lox. Locals in these places are seemingly born with a precise vernacular and ingrained cultural etiquette on how to order these food items. Detroiters are not left without their regional...
Save Place
Frederiksplein 29, 1017 XL Amsterdam, Netherlands
An artisanal coffee shop (French press, filter or syphon) with excellent little sandwiches and cakes. A spacious nook in the back with armchairs and couches makes it suitable for work but I recommend snatching the spot in the front by the window...
Save Place
181 Main St, Oatman, AZ 86433, USA
For those travelling Route 66, the wiggly road through the Arizona landscape will lead you right into Oatman. The former mining town is home to friendly people, many antique shops, roaming burros and this unique place, the Oatman Hotel. Oddly...
Save Place
Casteau, 7061 Soignies, Belgium
We have lived overseas for many years, around different American bases but no matter where we are we can always enjoy a good fireworks show on the 4th of July. This time it was at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) that we got...
Save Place
Warwick CV34 4QU, UK
We spent a lovely afternoon at Warwick castle, just last week. The day was beautiful so it was really packed with people on the castle grounds. Food, water and ice cream is sold but the lines are pretty long. Luckily the inside was pretty empty so...
Save Place
Hong Kong, 九龍城龍崗道19號G
When a Hong Kong foodie friend agreed to take us on a tour of Kowloon restaurants, we jumped at the chance. Dodging a downpour, we ducked into Chao Phraya Thai restaurant. "I don't care what else you order," he said, "but we must get the...
Save Place
Pa Yup Nai, Wang Chan District, Rayong, Thailand
Accompany elephants as they make their way to a “retirement” park in Northern Thailand after careers in trekking camps. The project is an attempt both to give the elephants a more pleasant, natural life andto rebuild the bonds between the animals...
Save Place
Siberian Federal District, Russia
In Land Rovers and on foot, climb Central Asia’s mountains in pursuit of snow leopards. Volunteers search for the elusive green-eyed cats by tracking their footprints, scat, and prey: the argali (mountain sheep) and the Altai ibex. The expeditions...
Save Place
South East Asia
This riverside orangutan rehabilitation camp is usually reachable only by boat. For times when the Sekonyer Kanan River runs dry, volunteers are building a 2.5-mile boardwalk to the camp. Workers are often approached by two curious orangutans, a...
Save Place
Kasane, Botswana
There is a sliver of Africa where four countries almost converge: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana. The Chobe River is one of the many separation points between Botswana and Namibia and it’s also where I experienced one of my favorite...
Save Place
Just south of the Botswana border, in the Kuruman River Reserve, you’ll find meerkats so friendly they occasionally jump on volunteers’ heads. Visitors study the effects of the mammals’ cooperative breeding, in which adults help raise each other’s...
Save Place
451 Sport Hill Rd, Easton, CT 06612, USA
Well-known Silverman's Farm in bucolic Easton, Connecticut, is a great place to spend a fun afternoon in the country with your kids. They're sure to love Silverman's animal farm, where they can come face to face with everything from traditional...
Save Place
Zoo, Xicheng, China, 100037
Traveling to Beijing over the Christmas holiday wasn't exactly my wisest decision. Despite ultra-warm layers, thickly-lined boots, and a massive scarf large enough to protect most of my face, the biting cold stymied my ability to hit all the spots...
Save Place
Central America
Sometimes you just have to get out of the city. Good thing there are lots of interesting things to do and see -- many of them nature-related! -- just a short drive from Managua. One of them is the Montibelli Wildlife Reserve, which is off of the...
Save Place
Chợ, Lê Lợi, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
Jackfruit and dragonfruit on display at a fruit stand in Banh Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh.
Save Place
Getting to the White Continent isn't easy. Ask anyone. So after a 3 day sail from South Georgia Island with nonstop 30 foot waves and seasickness that had me begging for mercy, this little guy welcomed me into his world of solitude and stillness....
Save Place
Ecuador
Keep your eye out for a poison frog in the Ecuadorian Amazon. While on the Sacha Lodge property, along the Rio Napo, I spotted one while spending four hours scanning the leaves along the trails. These frogs are small, just the size of a dime, and...
Save Place
Scandinavia
It was quite a trek to get to Lofoten Islands, Norway from Miami, Florida. In search of the Northern Lights and some adventure i set out on a journey that included travel on planes, trains, automobiles, and ferries. The sights to see in Lofoten...
Save Place
Tambopata 5, Puerto Maldonado, Peru
I spent 3 days at this reserve. One of the trips that Inkaterra took us on was a boat tour on a lake in the reserve so we could see the birds and animals. This was a terrific place to stay. They took care of all of our needs. Great guides and fun...
Save Place
Sungai Klias, Sabah, Malaysia
If you want to photograph Sabah Borneo's charismatic wildlife, there's no better way to get up close and personal, without stressing the animals, than by boat. If it's monkeys your after, the Klias River has many varieties, from the big-nosed...
Save Place
357 West Fork, Irving, TX 75039, USA
Ever wanted to sail in a gondola without needing a stamp in your passport? This sailing service has you covered, with luxurious rides in open-air boats made for two, or covered shuttles suitable for a handful of riders. Gondoliers row you around...
Save Place
401 Cimarron Trail # 150, Irving, TX 75063, USA
$$$$
Drink in the friendly vibe and airy atmosphere at this coffee shop that serves up a tasty array of caffeinated drinks as well as sandwiches and pastries. Dig in to a masala veggie burger inside while roaming the Web with free wifi, or sip on all...
Save Place
3601 Regent Blvd, Irving, TX 75063, USA
$$$$
The pies at this Zagat-rated establishment are made with straight-from-Italy authenticity in mind. Pizzas are fired to crisp-crust perfection in a 900-degree brick oven and hand-tossed with flour imported from a mill in Italy. Throw in a sauce...
Save Place
7070 Le Roeulx, Belgium
The little town of Le Roeulx, Belgium is known for this incredible structure. The boat lift was designed during the Canal du Centre's modernisation program in order to replace a system of two locks and four 16-metre lifts dating from 1888 to 1919....
Save Place
Blankenberge, Belgium
On a hot day, Belgian beaches are full. The sand is fine and clean, the water is somewhat warm, and there are plenty of activities besides beach games. There are go-karts set up for kids with an actual track. It's a lot of fun for kids for 3...
Save Place
Obispo, La Habana, Cuba
and he might even have slept here- this place is world famous for two things - its Hemingway connection (Papa still resides in the corner of the bar in a life sized bronze) and it is reputed to be the home of the original daiquiri. what I can say...
Save Place
Watamu, Kenya
Who knew this was here? In between the bustling towns of Mombassa and Malindi lies a quiet coastal town with beautiful beaches and inviting locals. If you venture through the town center you will arrive at the somewhat secluded Hemingway's Resort....
Save Place
48603 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920, USA
The Henry Miller Memorial Library is a bookshop–cultural center dedicated to the bohemian author who once called Big Sur home. It has become a hot spot for concerts by the likes of Gillian Welch and Arcade Fire and a Thursday night summer...
Save Place
Chemin du Meunier 26, 6941 Ozo, Belgium
I love cheese. I also love goats. So when I learned of a dairy goat farm just outside of Durbuy, Belgium, open to the public, I had to visit. The Ozo Goat Farm consists of around 200 happy Alpine goats. They produce delicious cheeses available to...
Save Place
Aachen, Germany
A must see while in Aachen, Germany is the Coronation Hall in the Town Hall. This double span hall, whose five cross ribbed vaults are divided by four large columns, is 45 meters long and 18.5 meters wide, and on it's completion around 1349 was...
Save Place
Tuma-La Dalia, Nicaragua
Unless you rent a car, arriving at La Sombra Ecolodge way up in the mountains of Matagalpa requires a couple of rides in packed chicken buses followed by 45 minutes in a bouncy cab along a semi-paved road. But just look at this little, green guy -...
Save Place
La Fortuna - El Castillo, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica
There are no words for the sounds and life of a tropical evening beneath an active volcano. What began as a simple 10 day trip to what's become a popular destination, has turned into a love affair that we find ourselves going back to...and missing...
Save Place
The Horse Shoe, Iceland
My husband and I just returned from a trip to Iceland for my 40th birthday. We were lucky enough to be in Iceland during a somewhat-rare solar storm that made the Northern Lights much brighter and more active than usual, and since that's what I...
Save Place
Thera 847 00, Greece
Santorini should be experience by "Donkey". The sense of the Donkey wanting to either walking off the cliff or run over walking humans is so funny. Yet, so freaking scary. During the ride my donkey was moving quite fast up the stairs, the reason...
Save Place
Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Off the coast of Costa Rica’s remote Osa Peninsula, spend your days at sea counting humpback whales, identifying them by their markings, plotting their movements, and recording their sounds. Your work will help to determine if the same whales...
Save Place
55110 Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France
Usually in France I experience a loss for words when trying to access high school French vocabulary; but as I surveyed 14,246 headstones of World War I soldiers buried in a tranquil valley in Northeastern France, I was speechless. My great grandpa...
Save Place
530 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2B7, Canada
Japadog is one of those odd and wacky combinations of a hot dog with Japanese toppings, but it works! I had the Terimayo, a teriyaki-drenched dog topped with seaweed. Not substantial for the $5 price tag, but a good snack. The location on Robson...
Save Place
248 S 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
$$$$
I’m no hot dog gourmand, but let me tell you that Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace serves up some serious dogs. Sure you can get a classic Chicago or Coney dog, but there are also original concoctions on the menu like the Bollywood Dog smothered with...
Save Place
Banegårdspladsen 7, 1570 København, Denmark
Doesn't October look great on Copenhagen? The shoulder season has it's perks. My 28th country had a few firsts. The most important one for me was seeing the Baltic Sea. I love it's coldness and roughness. The vikings were really tough and...
Save Place
8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL, UK
$$$$
Over the past two centuries, the covered market at Borough, not far from London Bridge, has become one of the country’s most famous foodie spots. From Wednesday to Saturday each week hundreds of traders gather to sell homemade breads,...
Save Place
1734 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Parma is a Pittsburgh institution that has a strong cultural connection to its origins. Founded by Alessio Spinabelli of Parma, Italy, who arrived in the Strip District in 1949 and set up shop shortly thereafter, this place is a go-to for...
Save Place
Tanzania
Sounds rather odd, but that's how this day trip came about - in search of the white baboon I have heard so many people talk about. When you live in Arusha you can often have a "What to do this weekend?" brain freeze, so this seemed as good an...
Save Place
416 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042, USA
Like going to a Parisian flea market but without the jet lag, Little Cricket is (and has been for more than a decade) the go-to spot in Montclair for unique vintage finds. Thematic, but ever-changing, the shop is stocked with a surprisingly...
Save Place
c60 Ocean Ave, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720, USA
The beaches and shore towns of New Jersey are open and as they say"Stronger Than the Storm". So "The Jersey Shore is Open". Bradley Beach is a beach town just south of Ocean Grove in New Jersey and it will be open with its Annual Lobster Fest...
Save Place
215 Essex Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762, USA
Spring Lake was created as a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey in 1892. It is considered one of the most beautiful seaside towns in the state with its huge Victorian homes. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries' "Gilded Age" Spring Lake...
Save Place
48 Pitman Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756, USA
Everyone seems to be traveling to the Jersey Shore to help it get back on its feet. I have a suggestion that you will enjoy and savor - Day's Ice Cream in Ocean Grove, Ocean Grove is a unique Victorian jewel of a town located just south of Asbury...
Save Place
Belmar Boardwalk, Belmar, NJ 07719, USA
I keep hearing that New Jersey is back. Well, as far as the beaches and beachfront go, almost all are open for the summer season of 2013. As you can see in the photo, Belmar's new boardwalk is very nice and there are little shops and restaurants...
Save Place
1 MetLife Stadium Dr, East Rutherford, NJ 07073, USA
My Brazilian girlfriend proudly displaying her country at the Brazil v. Argentina futbol game last a few months back
Save Place
1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08527, USA
Directly adjacent to the giant roller-coasters of New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure, you'll find brown bears, giraffes, elephants, rhinoceros, lions, and kangaroos, along with this Indian black buck that I snapped a photo of.
Save Place
Cape May, NJ 08204, USA
Was pleasantly surprised to see the Garden State live up to its name. Beautiful beach and weather in Cape May. Beautiful Victorian architecture and a promenade vice gaudy boardwalk.
Save Place
900 Ohio Dr SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
What I loved most about my recent walk in Washington, D.C., was the Korean War Veterans Memorial, with larger-than-life stainless steel statues of American soldiers caught as though in the middle of war. Located in West Potomac Park, the memorial...
Save Place
5201 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216, USA
Riverside Cemetery, founded in 1876, is Denver’s oldest operating cemetery and is designated as a National Historic District. Located just two miles north of downtown in the center of an industrial area, Riverside is truly a unique cultural...
Save Place
Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Spending an early morning with our family in the monkey forest was a nice way to avoid the crowds, and have fun observing the monkeys. We enjoyed exploring this amazing nature reserve and shoot some family pictures given the lovely morning light.
Save Place
Amarapura, Myanmar (Burma)
Ubein Bridge in Amarapura is like a bridge in the fairy tale. In the morning when you talk just before the sunrise, encountering monks coming from the other side. You will be feeling as if you were stepping into another world.
Save Place
Nyaung-U, Myanmar (Burma)
You do not want to miss this. We were lucky to be the only two individuals chosen from the standby list on the day we flew over Bagan. The experience is as cerebral as it is exhilarating. The company that operates Balloons Over Bagan makes the...
Save Place
9 Xining Rd, Heping Qu, Tianjin Shi, China, 300020
Catholic Churches aren't as rare as you might expect in China, and many are quite beautiful. The Cathedral in Tianjin is no exception. Built during the French Concession, Xikai Cathedral is features Roman-style architecture, with high vaulted...
Save Place
Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
The ancient history preserved in the architecture of Bagan provides a unique insight into some of the country's modern political struggles. Throughout Burmese history, religion and rulers have been inextricably linked. The temples of Bagan were...
Save Place
Young girl and mother at a festival inside Mahamuni Buddha Temple in Mandalay, Myanmar.
Save Place
295 Main St, Edwards, CO 81632, USA
Independently owned bookstores are getting rarer these days, but The Bookworm is alive and well in Edwards. The staff can help you find good local reads. And there’s a cafe with crepes.
Save Place
Sisavangvong Road, Luang Prabang, Laos
Wat Mai, Luang Prabang, Laos. Rubbing shoulders with tangerine-robed monks in Laos is one of the best parts about any visit to Luang Prabang. The young monks are often eager to converse with respectful visitors; this young fellow peppered me with...
Save Place
347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens, FL 33056, USA
The Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida started out as the Joe Robbie Stadium. The stadium is the home to the Miami Dolphins and the University of Miami's Miami Hurricanes. THe stadium has hosted many marquee events, including five Super Bowls, two...
Save Place
306 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210, USA
$$$$
By Sunday, it was time for some serious day-drinking at Harpoon Brewery. For like 5 bucks, you go on a short tour with one of the cool guides through their brewing process. The facility is remarkably small. Highlights? The near-continuous jabs the...
Save Place
100 Elbert Ln #115, Snowmass Village, CO 81615, USA
Located slope-side, The Ranger Station has eleven New Belgium beers on tap ranging from the good ole faithful Fat Tire to their seasonal variety. New Belgium is brewed in Fort Collins, Colorado and there is something about having a draft beer...
Save Place
Woolwich, London, UK
The Capital Ring is a 75-mile walking route that encircles London and that you can join for as much or as little as you want. It's a little-known gem—I'm one of the few Londoners I know who've walked it—and depending on which segment you pick, it...
Save Place
Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London N1C 4QP, UK
$$$$
Sure, once you're in London you'll probably never want to leave. But the high-speed train to Paris is just one of the cool things London can offer with a nonchalant shrug of its shoulders. It's easy to buy tickets, easy to get to (Kings Cross/St...
Save Place
Largo Dr. Virgílio Horta 4, 2710-592 Sintra, Portugal
A day trip to Sintra Portugal can be a fun thing to do. The city has a romantic atmosphere, and if you decide to walk to the town center, you will be rewarded with beautiful sculptures along the way. This town is often refer as a Disneyland for...
Save Place
113 S 11th St, Nashville, TN 37206, USA
$$$$
It's not like the fleet of mobile trucks around town, because this hot dog purveyor working out of a VW bus stays parked in the heart of East Nashville’s Five Points. The menu includes tofu dogs as well as beef and turkey with variations such as...
Save Place
Just another night about to begin in Philadelphia.
Save Place
951 Chicago Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302, USA
Frank Lloyd Wright built 700+ houses all over this nation but he lived and worked in Oak Park, just a 45 minute train ride from the city center of Chicago. His house and studio are now a museum with guided tours that let you see the playroom he...
Save Place
20 Avenue de Champagne, 51200 Épernay, France
This was the only champagne house we did not get to see. Due to an overwhelming amount of visitors we needed to make a reservation and we did not know that as the other champagne houses were not as crowded. Our fault for not doing our homework...
Save Place
2145 Fern St, San Diego, CA 92104, USA
$$$$
At Eclipse, you'll find not only luscious chocolates but also infused chocolate drinks. They do have a food and drink menu, but their specialty is chocolate. The chocolates are all handmade right there in the kitchen. One bite of a lavender salt,...
Save Place
Betty's Bay, 7141, South Africa
The Cape Whale Route lies east of Cape Town and is a scenic drive on R44 through villages and towns set along the Atlantic Ocean. Between August and October, the warm waters off the coast of the Cape Peninsula serve as breeding grounds for...
Save Place
Stock up on vintage books, comics and magazines in English, Spanish, Catalan, French and other languages at Llibreria Canuda. Carlos Ruiz Zafón fans can head to the basement, also known as the "Cemetery of Forgotten Books". Whatever you do, go...
Save Place
1711 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
$$$$
Courtney Webb’s adorable shop, Hey Rooster General Store, has shelves stocked with all sorts of artisan products from local finds like jewelry, printed hand towels, Saturday Morning Pancake Mix ad TruBee Honey to products she’s shipped from other...
Save Place
7 Rue Drevet, 75018 Paris, France
Within the 18th arrondissement in Paris France, high atop the city, resides the wonderfully beautiful, hilly neighborhood of Montmartre. This diverse and eclectic section of the city can be a bit busy with tourists, but the views of Paris and the...
Save Place
36 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
$$$$
Mickey's is an old-school, rail car-style, 24-hr diner located in downtown Saint Paul. It's a famous landmark and serves up the best greasy spoon food in the area. The staff is notoriously gruff but they can also be pretty sweet and cook good food...
Save Place
Bådsmandsstræde 43, 1407 København K, Denmark
In 1971, squatters moved into the barracks on an abandoned military base and established Freetown Christiania, an autonomous district in the middle of the city. Later, many dwellers built their own homes on the 86-acre property. Although the...
Save Place
Mosebacke Torg 1, 116 46 Stockholm, Sweden
Head over to Etablissemanget at Södra Teatern for not only spectacular views of the city but also live jazz bands playing as you enjoy the extensive brunch selection. Known as the "Jazz Brunch," this widely popular brunch for Stockholmers mixes...
Save Place
Mariatorget 3, 118 91 Stockholm, Sweden
$$$$
Vibrantly decorated with art deco, avant-garde black-and-white portraits, bold artwork, and all the trimmings of a boutique hotel, Rival is a modern hotel owned by founding ABBA member Benny Andersson and located at Mariatorget in Södermalm. It...
Save Place
1433 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
There are three old streetcar lines that run in New Orleans. We enjoyed a ride down St. Charles, the oldest of the lines. The trains were beautifully worn originals and gave us a glance at the front of many beautiful old homes. There were also a...
Save Place
Skúlagata 28, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
we didnt stay at KEX hostel but we went there twice for burgers and coffee and cool people watching. The interior is an instagrammers dream and the abbreviated menu is a good mix of American heartiness (cheeseburgers) and delicious Scando fare...
Save Place
277 Lahainaluna Rd, Lahaina, HI 96761, USA
Though it may seem like trivia, Hawaii is the only place in the United States that commercially harvests coffee. For years, Kona coffee from the Big Island of Hawaii has been a staple of Hawaii's bean scene, but in recent years, coffee has spread...