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Welcome to the online travel magazine and blog published by Linda Aksomitis & David Aksomitis. They spent the ’80s on snowmobile racetracks across North America, where they developed a love for excitement and adventure. From speed events to the history of machines (agricultural to military), and hiking trails to castles and national historic properties, you’ll find your next bucket list adventure here with them and guide2travel’s contributing writers. Just choose a location from the sliders below to begin exploring.

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The photo in the header above was taken in Tulum, Mexico, by Linda Aksomitis.

Destinations in Canada

Trek Over the Top: Snowmobile the Top of the World Highway

The Top of the World Highway runs through Yukon’s unglaciated mountain ridges providing amazing views, especially on the Trek Over the Top snowmobile run.

Under the Northern Lights–Things to Do in Churchill, Manitoba

Churchill, Manitoba, has amazing adventures during the winter, with experiences from viewing the Northern Lights to riding in a tundra buggy to dogsledding.

Ultimate Winter Guide to Things to Do in Quebec

Quebec is the ultimate winter destination in the great white north-Canada. Find a flavor of Europe along with skiing, dogsledding, winter carnival and more!

How to Survive Your Stay at the Ice Hotel or Igloos in Quebec

Tips on how to survive your night at the Ice Hotel (Hôtel de Glace) or igloo adventure in Quebec City, Canada, and enjoy every minute!

What to do When You’re Caught in a Snow Day in Toronto

Whether you visit Canada’s largest city, Toronto, on a snow day or in glorious weather, you’ll find lots to do in the most multicultural city in the world.

Snowmobile Quebec–the Ultimate Winter Destination for Snowmobiling

Quebec is a winter paradise -- especially for those of us who love snowmobiles. This Eastern Canadian province has thousands of miles of groomed trails that stretch from the shores of the St. Lawrence Seaway to the Upper Laurentians to Gaspe, up against...

Visit the Vibrant City of Montreal – This Canadian Hotspot Is More Than First Meets the Eye

Stroll through the streets of historic Montreal, Quebec, the world’s 4th largest French speaking city, and check out Canada’s vibrant cultural capital.

Charlottetown: A Visit to the Site of the Historic Charlottetown Conference and Home of Red Shores Casino

Charlottetown is home to 11 Canadian National Historic sites as well as being the birthplace of confederation, plus you’ll find many historic sites just outside this seaside city.

Catching Butterflies and Playing Slots: How to Spend your Time in Niagara Besides the Falls

The Butterfly Conservatory and Journey Behind the Falls are just two great things to do after you see the amazing three waterfalls at Niagara Falls.

Estevan Energy Tour — Things Saskatchewan is Known For

You’ll see lots of big machines on a free Estevan Energy Tour in Saskatchewan — and learn a lot about the province’s energy history.

Destinations in the United States

Best Places to Find Frontier & Old West Cowboy Adventures in Nebraska

5 of the best places in Nebraska to find frontier and old west cowboy attractions, from historic homesteads to cowboy and fur trade museums to boot hill!

Hiking Trails to Swinging Bridges — Travel Adventures in Georgia

Take your next travel adventure to Georgia and try some hiking trails, swinging bridges and ziplines, and maybe even pan for gold!

5 Must-Do Experiences for a First Time South Haven Visitor

South Haven, Michigan, a harbor town on Lake Michigan, has lots for visitors from the beach to horseback riding to the annual blueberry festival.

Discovering San Francisco’s Craft Beer Scene with Your Tour Group

There’s no better way to see San Francisco and enjoy its thriving microbrewery scene than with a bus tour.

5 Things to See in Jefferson City That You Can’t See Anywhere Else!

Jefferson City, Missouri, may be small but it’s home to some fascinating historic properties!

Find Adventure on the Missouri River on a Riverboat

Find travel adventures as they were in the 1800s on the MIssouri River, in Bismarck, North Dakota, on the Lewis & Clark Riverboat.

How to See Old Faithful When Winter Roads are Closed

Old Faithful, the most famous geyser in the world, is amazing in the winter–here are three ways to get there when roads are closed.

Fun Things to Do in Boston if You Only Have Two Days and Love History

Fun things to do in Boston if you only have 2 days and love history — from Boston Common to Old Ironsides to a duck boat ride in Boston Harbor!

A Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure – Helen, Georgia – Things to Do

Helen, Georgia, things to do – styled like a Bavarian Alpine village in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Alpine Helen is the state’s 3rd most visited destination.

From the Olympic Sculpture Park to the Museum of Pop Culture: Why Seattle is America’s Ultimate City of Culture

Seattle is a fascinating cultural destination from its historic spots like the century old public market and Space Needle built for the 1962 World’s Fair to its rich music cultural scene.

Destinations in Europe

10 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Hungary

Check out this roundup of 10 of Hungary’s most popular historic sites for visitors, from castles to cathedrals to the Danube River and Buda Hills.

Discover a Surprising Array of Attractions and Activities in Monaco

Monaco may only be 2 sq km in size, but it has a lot for visitors from driving supercars and watching F1 racing, to visiting the palace of wealthy royals.

10 Fabulous Things to See & Do on a Prague Weekend Getaway

There’s lots to do on a Prague weekend getaway, whether you want to explore 10th century Prague Old Town or visit the Beer Museum!

Things to See in Stockholm Old Town

Discover the best things to see in Stockholm Old Town, or Gamla stan, with its medieval narrow cobblestone streets, historic buildings and gates, palace, parliament buildings and more.

Discover Sweden’s Military History at the Army Museum in Stockholm

The Army Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, is a free museum that showcases six centuries of military history in Europe. With dozens of life-size exhibits and historical scenes, this army museum is both educational and entertaining.

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.

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.

Spain for History Lovers: 8 Must See Historical Places

Spain is a popular destination for its many historic places. This round-up, of 8 destinations for history lovers, provides a guide to help you get started exploring historic buildings of Spain and the cultures that have thrived in the country over the past centuries.

Planning Tips for Visiting Stockholm

Take the 20-minute Orlanda Express to Central Station and start your visit to Stockholm exploring this historical building and beautiful location!

Celebrate National Pierogi Day with the Best Pierogies

These are the best pierogies I’ve eaten! Try them at Lunch Bar TU in Krakow, Poland — they’re perfect to celebrate World Pierogi Day! Check out the history of the pierogi that we eat worldwide.

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5 Must Visit Places in Japan for Snow Addicts

Snow addicts looking for a new destination find lots to do in the winter in Japan, from skiing to relaxing in hot springs to seeing snow monsters, or juhyo.

See Stunning Wildlife on the Menanggul River in Malaysia

You’ll see all kinds of wildlife from proboscis monkeys and long-tailed macaques to wild orang-utans and crocodiles in an early morning boat ride in Sabah.

A Guide To The Most Luxurious Casinos in The World

From the nearly 200 year old Kurhous in Germany, to James’ Bond’s “Casino Royale” in Monaco, the world’s casinos are fascinating!

ATVs, Horses, & Waterfalls: Camel Safari Top 3in1 Dominican Adventure Tour

The full-day, Top 3in1 Adventure of ATVs, horses, and waterfalls, with Camel Safari Exploring in the Dominican, is an amazing adrenaline rush!

5 Day Trips from Cancun: Mayan Pyramids, Paddling, Parasailing & More

Visiting Cancun this winter? Check out these 5 day trips from Cancun to explore Mayan pyramids & more!

Choose One of These Stunning Tropical Islands for Your Next Vacation

These tropical island destinations offer great vacations from historic forts to nature reserves to safari adventures.

Start Swinging – 5 Great Golf Courses to Visit in Australia

Check out these 5 great golf courses in Australia to play, including the world’s longest golf course at 1,365 kilometres!

5 Adventures You Must Take in Dubai

Find 5 amazing adventures in Dubai as you “Discover All That’s Possible” from desert safaris to the Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark.

Four of the Most Memorable Places to Visit in Macau

Macau, situated near Singapore in Asia, is best known as the Las Vegas of Asia, but has much more to offer visitors, including a UNESCO heritage site.

Travel Tips to Bali – Most Popular Destination in Indonesia for Everything from Yoga to Historic Temples

Visit Bali, a world-famous island that’s the most popular destination in Indonesia, for its tropical adventures and culture.

Welcome to the online travel magazine and blog published by Linda Aksomitis & David Aksomitis. They spent the ’80s on snowmobile racetracks across North America, where they developed a love for excitement and adventure. From speed events to the history of machines (agricultural to military), and hiking trails to castles and national historic properties, you’ll find your next bucket list adventure here with them and guide2travel’s contributing writers. Just choose a location from the slider below to begin exploring.

 

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Best Places to Find Frontier & Old West Cowboy Adventures in Nebraska

5 of the best places in Nebraska to find frontier and old west cowboy attractions, from historic homesteads to cowboy and fur trade museums to boot hill!

10 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Hungary

Check out this roundup of 10 of Hungary’s most popular historic sites for visitors, from castles to cathedrals to the Danube River and Buda Hills.

Hiking Trails to Swinging Bridges — Travel Adventures in Georgia

Take your next travel adventure to Georgia and try some hiking trails, swinging bridges and ziplines, and maybe even pan for gold!

5 Must-Do Experiences for a First Time South Haven Visitor

South Haven, Michigan, a harbor town on Lake Michigan, has lots for visitors from the beach to horseback riding to the annual blueberry festival.

Discovering San Francisco’s Craft Beer Scene with Your Tour Group

There’s no better way to see San Francisco and enjoy its thriving microbrewery scene than with a bus tour.

Discover a Surprising Array of Attractions and Activities in Monaco

Monaco may only be 2 sq km in size, but it has a lot for visitors from driving supercars and watching F1 racing, to visiting the palace of wealthy royals.