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Yukon Ghost Town #Photo Tour

The Klondike Gold Rush and the 100,000 dreamers who set off for Dawson City, Yukon, to make their fortunes, left a big footprint in the history of Canada's north. However, few, if any of us have heard of the Wheaton Gold Rush of 1906. Or, for that matter,...

Best Places to Stay in Regina — Queen City of the Plains

This planning guide will help you select the best places to stay in Regina, Saskatchewan, when you visit, no matter what part of the city, or its key attractions, you plan to see.

Where Can You Eat Bannock — a Traditional Indigenous Food — in Canada?

Where can you eat bannock in Canada? If you’re not familiar with it, bannock is a traditional Indigenous food in North America. Here’s a review of a Regina, Saskatchewan., restaurant that serves it.

6 Incredible Things To Do In Alberta

Visitors will a wide variety of things to do in Alberta ranging from incredible mountain views and vistas, ice fields and glacier walks, to the many attractions of one of North America’s largest malls in the province’s capital city, Edmonton. This list of 6 things to do will guarantee a great vacation.

5 Amazing Romantic Cities in Western Canada

No matter what you you’re looking for in a romantic weekend getaway, you’ll find the perfect winter destination is this list of romantic cities in Western Canada. You’ll find everything from ballet and fine dining to skiing and the spa. And the most romantic thing in all of them? The aurora borealis or Northern lights.

Is Carcross Desert the Smallest Desert in the World?

Tiny Carcross Desert is outside Carcross, Yukon, and covers a mere 260 hectares, or 642 acres. Once the bottom of a large glacial lake, these rolling sand hills are home to vegetation such as lodgepole pines as well as plant species that arrived via Berengia thousands of years ago.

A Proper Visit to Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is one of the most unique tourist destinations in North America. Mostly this is because it’s simply a stunning natural occurrence – far and away the most striking waterfall (or more accurately, cluster of waterfalls) on the continent.

Celebrate National Cake Day – November 26

If you like cake — and most of us do — then celebrating National Cake Day on November 26 provides the perfect time to indulge!

Where Can You Take the FlyOver Canada Simulation Ride?

FlyOver Canada is an eight-minute experience that takes you by helicopter over some of Canada’s most iconic places. From cowboys rounding up horses on the prairies, to the tops of the Rockies, the experience is nothing short of astounding.

Walk Through the Sign Post Forest on the Alaska Highway

The Sign Post Forest is a quirky roadside attraction on the Alaska Highway in Watson Lake, Yukon – now 75+ years old with 75,000+ signs from everywhere!

United States

Things to Do in Mobile, Alabama: Historic Districts, Military History, & More

There are lots of things to do in Mobile, Alabama, for a weekend or a day! This coastal city is home to Battleship Park with the USS Alabama, the USS Drum, and more, 6000 historic properties, a replica of Fort Condé, all sorts of water fun, and more!

Reasons To Visit Boston In The Spring

Boston, MA, is one of the most historic cities in the US. While it’s great to visit Boston all year round, find out why spring time is especially popular with events such as the Boston Marathon, Duckling Day Parade, and Fenway Park ball games.

Hike the Pacific Crest Trail – Infographic

Check out this infographic of The Pacific Crest Trail. Running for 2,650 miles (4,265 kilometers) down the U.S. West Coast, it provides hikers and equestrians with some of North America’s most spectacular scenery and hiking opportunities. Thru hikes take about 5 months to get from the Canadian border to Mexico.

Missouri River History to a Handmade Carousel – Historic Hermann Museum

The Historic Hermann Museum is situated in the 1871 German School Building, which is topped by an 1890 clock tower. The museum preserves the history of the historic German community of Hermann, tucked away in one of the best wine growing areas in the Missouri River Valley.

Ultimate WWII Themed Texas Weekend Adventure – Driving Tank Military Vehicles to Museums

The history of WWII comes vividly to life driving tank military vehicles at DriveTanks.com on the Ox Ranch in Uvalde, then heading to Fredericksburg to spend the night at the WWII themed Hangar Hotel and spending a day exploring the amazing National Museum of the Pacific War. Check out their Living History weekends!

See Fish Fly: Pike Place Market in Seattle

Pike Place Market was once called the Finest Public Market in the World. Today nearly a century later, this Historic District still draws over 10 million visitors. And while there are many reasons to spend a few hours at the market, the world-famous fishmongers who throw their fish at buyers are still the best known.

Hiking the Oregon Trail to the top of Windlass Hill

Hiking the Oregon Trail to the top of Windlass Hill provides a panorama of the Nebraska Platte Valley along with wagon ruts made by settlers 175+ years ago.

A Proper Visit to Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is one of the most unique tourist destinations in North America. Mostly this is because it’s simply a stunning natural occurrence – far and away the most striking waterfall (or more accurately, cluster of waterfalls) on the continent.

Celebrate National Cookie Day December 4 at Your Favorite Coffee Shop

National Cookie Day has been around for at least forty years, since Sesame Street included it on their calendar. But of course, what special day could be more popular with the Cookie Monster than Cookie Day?

Vintage Hudson Cars, Petroleum Collectibles, Antiques & More

The Frontier Auto Museum is absolutely amazing — step back to 1950s and ’60s cars, a stocked auto garage, toys, petroleum collectibles, and more.

Europe

Paris–When to Visit & Things to Do

Article written by Alicia Roberts Paris is without doubt the most sophisticated, beautiful city in the world--a center for art and romance.  Many celebrate their honeymoons here, plus it's popular with families and tourists interested in culture and history. Despite...

Crazy Speeds & Wild Whirls at Gröna Lund–Oldest Amusement Park in Sweden

If you need an adrenaline rush on a regular basis, you may have developed that need at an amusement park as a child. Whether you had one locally, or in a driveable distance, like my kids did with Calaway Park outside Calgary, Alberta--or made do with the summer fair...

Things to Do in Krakow, Poland: Bar Hopping in Historic Old Town

Mix the joie de vi·vre of a New Orleans Mardi Gras with the statues and architecture of a medieval town square, and you’ve got an evening in Krakow, Poland’s, historic Old Town. And whether you regularly indulge in a little bar hopping or not, you’ll be swept away by crowds of fun-seekers until you’ve had your fill of European beers or the dawn starts to break — whichever comes first!

Harderbahn Funicular at Interlaken, Switzerland

The funicular headed straight down the steep mountain--trees rushed past, making me dizzy--I clung to the handrail and braced my feet. The youngest riders screamed. The oldest, tourists like me, turned a little greyer. It wasn't a roller coaster ride, not in the...

Military Vehicles – Discover the Largest Scandinavian Tank Museum: Arsenalen, Sweden

The Arsenalen tank museum outside Stockholm, Sweden, is home to many military vehicles all owned by the Swedish Government. Artifacts in this collection of machinery of the past are up to a century old, including rare tank and vehicle prototypes. Has about 350+ military vehicles with about 75 displayed at a time.

London Hotels–Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel Review

There's so much to see in London, it's hard to cram even the most iconic stops into a weekend trip--choosing the right hotel can be a definite advantage though! A time shortage was definitely my biggest challenge on a London stop I made after a tour of Welsh castles...

Auschwitz Concentration Camp & Birkenau: Historic Places Near Krakow Poland

Over a million people visit Auschwitz Concentration Camp museum annually – an historical place from WWII where over a million were murdered. See inside Auschwitz and Birkenau near Krakow, Poland, as well as get visiting tips.

Berlin Wall to Cold War Planes: Try These Berlin Day Trips

There’s lots to see in Berlin from Cold War planes to the Berlin Wall — check out these day trips, along other important attractions in Berlin.

Shop! Shop! Shop! Budapest Market Hall, Hungary

A list of best vacation stops isn't complete without shopping. The local market is an outsider's view of what it's like to live inside a place--at least from my experience. Whether it's farmer's market produce, baked goods, herbs and spices, or crafts, they all tell...

FREE Things to See in Stockholm: Knights & Castle Walls at the Medieval Museum

The Medieval Museum in Stockholm is a free museum with artifacts like a 5 centuries old piece of the original wall, personal artifacts, weaponry and more.

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5 Amazing Places to Stay in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has amazing beaches on both its Pacific Ocean and Caribbean side, volcanic mountains, and pristine jungles – enjoy pure life in the tropics on your visit!

Top 10 Outdoor Adventures in Australia

Australia is one of the most popular countries in the world for outdoor adventures and adventure travel. These top 10 #travel adventures take you from historic shipwrecks on the coast to the cage of death, immersed with a crocodile! With many plant and animal species found nowhere else, Australia is an wonderland.

Enjoy Serenity to Ziplines in a Tropical Paradise

Looking at all Asian countries, Cambodia seems to have plenty to offer. You might even describe it as a a tropical paradise! It’s a fascinating country, and with the right guide, you can learn quite a lot along the way during your visit.

Brief Travel Guide to the Island of St. Lucia

St. Lucia is an island in the heart of the Caribbean Sea. The areas of the island that attract the most attention are Vigie Beach, Pidgeon Island, Fond Doux, and Malgretoute, with Roseau, Corinth, and Pointe Sable coming in a close second. Popular activities include snorkeling, horseback riding, and sight seeing.

Best 6 Snowmobile Museums in North America

Snowmobiles have been making transportation over the snow easier for decades — or, if you count adapted automobiles with tracks as a snowmachine, for more than a century. These six museums are home to many historic models!

Best Stories of 2017 on guide2travel

It’s time to tear that last page from the 2017 calendar. But before we do, let’s look back at some of the best stories of 2017 on guide2travel.

Cruises: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About a Royal Caribbean Mega Ship

Cruising on a mega ship with Royal Caribbean feels a lot like living in a magnificent floating city. The Oasis of the Seas, my first cruise adventure, provided exciting things to do all day — every day.

Which are the Best Caribbean Islands and Beaches?

The Caribbean may be North America’s most popular winter destination with more than 25 million visitors each year. And with good reason! From the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea to the white sand of its beaches, there’s plenty of sun and fun for those wanting to escape the cold.

Where Can You Take the FlyOver Canada Simulation Ride?

FlyOver Canada is an eight-minute experience that takes you by helicopter over some of Canada’s most iconic places. From cowboys rounding up horses on the prairies, to the tops of the Rockies, the experience is nothing short of astounding.

25 Things You Didn’t Know About Hiking the Appalachian Trail — Infographic

How many thru-hikers have hiked the Appalachian Trail? This infographic gives this you this fact, plus 25 additional exciting facts you didn’t know about the 14-state-long hike through the Appalachian Mountains.

Welcome to guide2travel, where you’ll find road trip adventures with a twist of history. Join Linda Aksomitis and David Aksomitis, travel bloggers, as they explore North America and the world.

 

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Costa Rica - Pure Life!

5 Amazing Places to Stay in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has amazing beaches on both its Pacific Ocean and Caribbean side, volcanic mountains, and pristine jungles – enjoy pure life in the tropics on your visit!

Robinson Roadhouse Historic Site in the Yukon.

Yukon Ghost Town #Photo Tour

The Klondike Gold Rush and the 100,000 dreamers who set off for Dawson City, Yukon, to make their fortunes, left a big footprint in the history of Canada's north. However, few, if any of us have heard of the Wheaton Gold Rush of 1906. Or, for that matter,...
WWII jet plane on display at Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, Alabama.

Things to Do in Mobile, Alabama: Historic Districts, Military History, & More

There are lots of things to do in Mobile, Alabama, for a weekend or a day! This coastal city is home to Battleship Park with the USS Alabama, the USS Drum, and more, 6000 historic properties, a replica of Fort Condé, all sorts of water fun, and more!

Dragon boats on Wascana Lake in Regina, Saskatchewan, in front of the Saskatchewan Legislature building.

Best Places to Stay in Regina — Queen City of the Plains

This planning guide will help you select the best places to stay in Regina, Saskatchewan, when you visit, no matter what part of the city, or its key attractions, you plan to see.

Boston Tea Party Boat

Reasons To Visit Boston In The Spring

Boston, MA, is one of the most historic cities in the US. While it’s great to visit Boston all year round, find out why spring time is especially popular with events such as the Boston Marathon, Duckling Day Parade, and Fenway Park ball games.

#adventuretravel in #Australia - Photo by Skittledog. Reused under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license.

Top 10 Outdoor Adventures in Australia

Australia is one of the most popular countries in the world for outdoor adventures and adventure travel. These top 10 #travel adventures take you from historic shipwrecks on the coast to the cage of death, immersed with a crocodile! With many plant and animal species found nowhere else, Australia is an wonderland.

Bannock wrapped on a stick and cooked over a fire at the Huron-Wendat Nation at Wendake near Quebec City, Quebec. #ExploreCanada

Where Can You Eat Bannock — a Traditional Indigenous Food — in Canada?

Where can you eat bannock in Canada? If you’re not familiar with it, bannock is a traditional Indigenous food in North America. Here’s a review of a Regina, Saskatchewan., restaurant that serves it.

#Hiking the #PacificCrestTrail through #Washington #Oregon and #California

Hike the Pacific Crest Trail – Infographic

Check out this infographic of The Pacific Crest Trail. Running for 2,650 miles (4,265 kilometers) down the U.S. West Coast, it provides hikers and equestrians with some of North America’s most spectacular scenery and hiking opportunities. Thru hikes take about 5 months to get from the Canadian border to Mexico.

Historic Hermann Museum in Hermann, Missouri.

Missouri River History to a Handmade Carousel – Historic Hermann Museum

The Historic Hermann Museum is situated in the 1871 German School Building, which is topped by an 1890 clock tower. The museum preserves the history of the historic German community of Hermann, tucked away in one of the best wine growing areas in the Missouri River Valley.

The history of WWII comes vividly to life driving tank military vehicles at DriveTanks.com on the Ox Ranch in Uvalde, then heading to Fredericksburg to spend the night at the WWII themed Hangar Hotel and spending a day exploring the amazing National Museum of the Pacific War. Check out their Living History weekends!

Ultimate WWII Themed Texas Weekend Adventure – Driving Tank Military Vehicles to Museums

The history of WWII comes vividly to life driving tank military vehicles at DriveTanks.com on the Ox Ranch in Uvalde, then heading to Fredericksburg to spend the night at the WWII themed Hangar Hotel and spending a day exploring the amazing National Museum of the Pacific War. Check out their Living History weekends!

Amberd Fortress, in Armenia.

6 Famous & Mysterious Fortresses & Castles of the South Caucasus Region

Armenia and Georgia, countries of the South Caucasus in Eastern Europe, are rich in history and culture. Explore six of the most famous and mysterious castles and fortresses in this journey into the past, including the fortress of Khertvisi, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Angor Wat. Source: Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons license. Photographer: terimakasih0

Enjoy Serenity to Ziplines in a Tropical Paradise

Looking at all Asian countries, Cambodia seems to have plenty to offer. You might even describe it as a a tropical paradise! It’s a fascinating country, and with the right guide, you can learn quite a lot along the way during your visit.

Arsenalen tank museum outside Stockholm, Sweden.

Military Vehicles – Discover the Largest Scandinavian Tank Museum: Arsenalen, Sweden

The Arsenalen tank museum outside Stockholm, Sweden, is home to many military vehicles all owned by the Swedish Government. Artifacts in this collection of machinery of the past are up to a century old, including rare tank and vehicle prototypes. Has about 350+ military vehicles with about 75 displayed at a time.

Moraine Lake, Banff, Alberta, by Jim Nix. Reused under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license.

6 Incredible Things To Do In Alberta

Visitors will a wide variety of things to do in Alberta ranging from incredible mountain views and vistas, ice fields and glacier walks, to the many attractions of one of North America’s largest malls in the province’s capital city, Edmonton. This list of 6 things to do will guarantee a great vacation.

Romantic Cities in Western Canada for Valentine's Day

5 Amazing Romantic Cities in Western Canada

No matter what you you’re looking for in a romantic weekend getaway, you’ll find the perfect winter destination is this list of romantic cities in Western Canada. You’ll find everything from ballet and fine dining to skiing and the spa. And the most romantic thing in all of them? The aurora borealis or Northern lights.

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