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Riverfront Trail, Missoula, MT 59802, USA
Created in memory of a Missoula native who loved kayaking the world's rivers, Brennan's Wave is located in the middle of the Clark Fork River just off the shores of the city's downtown. If you want to ride the man-made wave, summer crowds will...
Detroit, MI 48242, USA
A layover is never fun, especially if you're fighting jet lag and still hours away from home. As a frequent traveler for work, I transfer at least monthly in the Detroit airport (DTW). As airports go, this place has made some serious upgrades that...
Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region, Chile
Setting foot in Torres del Paine is like setting foot on another planet. You have to rub your eyes a few times to confirm you're not dreaming. It's just you, and nature. The layers of landscape are so vivid. The glacier lakes are the most soothing...
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Achachairú (ah-cha-chay-ROO) - one of my favorite parts about Bolivia is native to the eastern region near Santa Cruz. Bolivian women (usually from La Paz) dressed in native clothing offer bags and bags of this delicious fruit at practically every...
Via S. Zanobi, 33, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy
Praia do Arpoador - Ipanema, RJ, Brazil
Spent the last four days of my trip to Rio on this quieter side of the beaches. Copacabana is located on the other side of the point and is much more touristy and gaudy. I preferred the Ipanema side and Arpoador specifically. This beach is popular...
Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This beautiful Lady is all about outdoors. With its hills, cascades, fauna and exuberant flora, Rio will always be a motherly paradise for hikers, climbers, cyclists, runners, surfers, paddlers and dancers alike. Rio is so magical that she even...
Sanski Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Although there are many baths around the world that have variant types of natural minerals to purify the mind and body, this little gem is just hidden several kilometers east of the city Sanski Most in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They say there is an...
1150 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J3, Canada
When the Drake Hotel opened in 2004, it not only enhanced the Toronto hotel scene, it helped revitalize the West Queen West neighborhood. This was long before the rapper Drake (no relation) became known as a Toronto ambassador. The design-oriented...
25 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris, France
Most locals point to Breizh Café in the Marais for the city's best crêpes but my loyalties lie with Chez Imogène, a tiny, no-frills restaurant in the 11th arrondissement. Traditional buckwheat galettes and sweet dessert crêpes take pride of place...
8 Rue du Palais de Justice, 69005 Lyon, France
My sister and I went exploring the city center in Lyon and came across a bakery we knew we had to eat at. I don't think there was a boulangerie we didn't go into while in France. This one we realized specialized in brioche praline - which we...
78 Cheap St, Sherborne DT9 3BJ, UK
Located on the picturesque main street in Sherborne just a few steps from the historic Market Place is The Three Wishes. This is a charming bistro and cafe which is always bustling with locals eager for a coffee after shopping or friends meeting...
222, อาคารคลังสินค้าชั้น 2 ท่าอากาศยานภูเก็ต, ตำบลไม้ขาว อำเภอถลาง จังหวัดภูเก็ต, 83110 Tambon Mai Khao, Amphoe Thalang, Chang Wat Phuket 83110, Thailand
I’ve heard stories of travelers on ambitious multi-country extended trips that unexpectedly fall so in love with a place that they decide to stay for the remainder of the trip. Impossible, I thought – there are just too many places in the world to...
Murano, 30141 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Famous for its long history of handblown glassmaking, Murano sits just a few minutes' ferry ride offshore in the Venetian Lagoon. The main attraction is the Glass Museum (Museo del Vetro), which recounts the history of glass through the centuries,...
Via Baldassarre Galuppi, 221, 30142 Burano,Venezia VE, Italy
Let the wind blow through your hair as you take a 30-minute vaporetto ride to Burano, an island in the lagoons of Venice. Known for its brightly-colored fishermen's homes, the island is largely free of the tourist crush of the rest of Venice....
Adare, Co. Limerick, V94 W8WR, Ireland
If you've ever dreamed of living in your own Gothic romance novel, consider staying at the Adare Manor Hotel in picturesque Adare, Ireland. This sumptuous hotel and golf resort is located in Ireland's 'Prettiest Village.' It is home to a...
3315 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA
When a client of mine told me that these were the best macaroons she's had since leaving Paris, I had to go try them out. I've yet to go to France, but these are definitely the best macaroons I've eaten. They can be found at Renaud's in Santa...
1 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402, USA
I spent a few fun hours with my five-year-old at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga the other week. It's a great day trip from Nashville (or, I guess, Atlanta, although they have their own incredible aquarium). I was really impressed with the...
Hanalei Bay, Hawaii, USA
Kauai's Hanalei Bay may be one of the most magical places on the planet. I swear some of the locals start paddleboarding at sunrise and don't come back in until sundown. I've paddleboarded in calm waters, but this was my first time trying to...
Oia 847 02, Greece
This little private church is probably the most photographed stop in Oia. Our rented house was right next to it but lower on the steps so we could see lots of people getting lots of photos. Married couples would take their photos next to it,...
33038 San Daniele del Friuli, Province of Udine, Italy
Inside Ristorante Alle Vecchie Carceri, the simple yet sophisticated décor—white damask linens and emerald green accents—belies the building’s history as an old Austrian prison. While the menu is full of traditional Friulian dishes, Chef Ugo...
Mikonou 8, Agii Anargiri 864 00, Greece
I spent two weeks in Mykonos one summer and the majority of nights there I dined at Katerina's, a cozy restaurant overlooking the water in the Little Venice section of town. It's the best place for a sunset drink on the balcony - waves crash below...
A point break an hour north of Trujillo, Chicama produces some of the longest left-hand waves in the world. Surfers should book a room at the Chicama Surf Resort; a Zodiac service tows guests back after long rides. During Semana Santa (Holy Week,...
97100 Ragusa, Province of Ragusa, Italy
We drove into Ragusa - Sicily in the late afternoon, walked the cobbled streets, devoured a locally made nougat gelato and on the drive back down from the old town were met with the beautiful sight of the traditional houses lit up by their...
Via Scalo, 12, 98050 Malfa ME, Italy
Riding up winding roads on the back of a scooter with your arms wrapped around the love of your life, to be met with this view on arrival is not something you easily forget. When we pulled up at the front of Santa Isabel lounge and bar we noticed...
2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA
Built in the Roaring Twenties, the Royal Hawaiian ushered in the glam age of Waikiki Beach. The so-called Pink Palace, a Spanish Moorish–style confection set on bright-green lawns was, at the time, the priciest hotel project in the Pacific...
29-35 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK
The Banshee is hands down the coolest pub I've ever been to. It's noted as "Scotland's most haunted pub", and boasts two bars, a billiards room, a stage, a cinema, and loads of space to sit down and enjoy a pint (or one of their drink specials,...
Middle Hill, Broadway WR12 7LB, UK
Broadway Tower is located on Broadway Hill, near the village of Broadway, in the English county of Worcestershire, at the second highest point of the Cotswolds after Cleeve Hill. Broadway Tower's base is 1,024 feet (312 metres) above sea level....
1548 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109, USA
A 2.5 hour tour of Mission Bay in a kayak is even better on a full moon. And, if you go during the summer months, you will get a front seat viewing of the nightly fireworks that go off at Sea World right there over the bay. I did this a couple...
Grote Markt 34, 8900 Ieper, Belgium
Once the general summer tourist season finishes, a different and more sombre sort of tourism begins in Belgium. Autumn is a time of remembrance and there is no more poignant place to remember the Great War than the Flemish city of Ypres. Ypres (or...
30 Tramway Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122, USA
The Sandía Mountains rise to over 10,000 feet behind Albuquerque. From the top, the view over New Mexico is unparalleled: on a clear day, your eyes can take in eleven thousand square miles--almost one-tenth of the state! The quickest way up is the...
8050 Academy Rd NE #101, Albuquerque, NM 87111, USA
Someone sent me a YouTube of a restaurant called Tim's ,the friendliest restaurant. After watching about Tim and his hugs restaurant I decided my son Matthew should visit it. Thus was the basis for what became a 13 day Mother-Son American South...
Kapellbrücke, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland
Chapel Bridge, Lucerne Spanning across the River Reuss in Lucerne is the wooden covered footbridge, the Chapel bridge, named after St. Peter's Chapel. The inside of the bridge has historical paintings ating back to the 17th century, telling the...
Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland
Paris has the Sacré-Coeur, on top of Montmartre, for catch-your-breath views of the city. Zurich’s answer: the terrace at ETH Zurich. Also known as the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and where Einstein was an alum, it lords high...
19018 Vernazza, SP, Italy
During college, I found a random photo online of an Italian village jutting into the sea; cue sunset backdrop. I posted the no-name land on Facebook with the caption, "Hello, place I will someday go." More than four years later, I stood, awed,...
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