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Canada

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.

Celebrate the Viking Icelandic Festival in Gimli, Manitoba

Visit Gimli, Manitoba, to enjoy The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba celebrating its Viking history annually in August! However, you’ll find “New Iceland” has lots of authentic Viking culture year-round.

Meet Yukon Ghosts of Gold Rush Adventurers on the Klondike Highway

Explore this Yukon ghost town with self-guided interpretive signs to learn about Robinson Flag Station established during the gold rush.

Visit 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 destination in this list of romantic cities in Western Canada. You’ll find everything from ballet and fine dining to skiing and the spa.

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.

United States

Explore Kentucky – Lake Cumberland & Cumberland Gap

Cumberland Gap preserves 200+ years of history for visitors to enjoy from Daniel Boone to Gap Cave, along with nearby outdoor attractions of beautiful Lake Cumberland.

Fall Leaves Road Trip Through Glacier National Park – Great Northern Highway

Take a road trip on the Great Northern Highway to see the colors of the fall leaves in Glacier National Park, part of the UNESCO World Heritage site, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

Find Off the Beaten Path Hot Springs in the Western US

People have been visiting hot springs for millennia. And with good reason! Hot springs are unlike any other experience to be had in nature. Often caused by geothermal heat from subterranean volcanic activity, pools of naturally hot water are Mother...

Visit Evergreen Plantation — Antebellum Era Complex

Visiting Evergreen Plantation, outside New Orleans, is a rare chance to see an almost intact Antebellum era complex with 37 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.

Discover all that Orlando, Florida, Has to Offer Visitors!

Each year more visitors spend time in the city of Orlando than live in all of England! And it's no wonder with the many attractions that draw tourists -- especially families -- to visit the city that's been named the top tourist destination in the US...

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!

Things To Do In Boston

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 for Spectacular Views

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!

Europe

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.

Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel Stockholm – Review

Enjoy some four-star pampering on your visit to Stockholm with the Radisson Blu Waterfront hotel — great location next to historical Central Station.

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.

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.

Whitewater Rafting Adventure with Rafting Tara — European Tours for Nature Lovers

Take a whitewater rafting adventure with Tara Sport in Bosnia and Herzegovina — day adventures from canyoning to paragliding to mountain biking.

The Warship That Never Went to War: Vasa Museum in Stockholm

Stockholm’s Vasa Museum is home to the only fully preserved 17th century warship. The 69 m long, 50+ m tall ship is housed along with maritime artifacts.

St. Adalbert Church in Krakow Market Square — 1000 Years of History

St. Adalbert Church, situated in Krakow Market Square (Krakow Old Town), is over 1000 years old. This historic masonry church is open to visit.

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7 Spectacular Things to See in Tasmania, Australia

Tasmania is home to many wonders including one of the world’s oldest temperate rainforests, a UNESCO site, parks, waterfalls, a 29-mile hiking trail with incredible scenery and more!

Live the Good Life – Visit Cape Town

From history and culture, to rapelling and diving with sharks, there’s something for every visitor in Cape Town, South Africa. See the amazing Table Mountain, one of the new 7 wonders of nature, that shadows the seaport city.

Visit Tamarindo, Costa Rica: Surfing, Sand, & So Much More!

From turtle watching to surfing, Tamarindo, Costa Rica provides everything you’d ever want in a tropical destination. Mix your surf with some Spanish language lessons at the WAYRA Spanish School.

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. Try this top 10 list!

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.

Get the Insider Scoop on Life on 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.

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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Charlottetown, PEI

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.

Niagara Falls - Horseshoe Falls - photo by Linda Aksomitis

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.

Explore Kentucky – Lake Cumberland & Cumberland Gap

Cumberland Gap preserves 200+ years of history for visitors to enjoy from Daniel Boone to Gap Cave, along with nearby outdoor attractions of beautiful Lake Cumberland.

Glacier National Park on the Great Northern Highway in Montana.

Fall Leaves Road Trip Through Glacier National Park – Great Northern Highway

Take a road trip on the Great Northern Highway to see the colors of the fall leaves in Glacier National Park, part of the UNESCO World Heritage site, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.

Waterfall in Tasmania, Australia.

7 Spectacular Things to See in Tasmania, Australia

Tasmania is home to many wonders including one of the world’s oldest temperate rainforests, a UNESCO site, parks, waterfalls, a 29-mile hiking trail with incredible scenery and more!

Coal mining equipment at the Souris Valley Museum in Estevan

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.

Travertine Hot Springs near Bridgeport, California

Find Off the Beaten Path Hot Springs in the Western US

People have been visiting hot springs for millennia. And with good reason! Hot springs are unlike any other experience to be had in nature. Often caused by geothermal heat from subterranean volcanic activity, pools of naturally hot water are Mother...
Start of the Viking battle at Gimli, Manitoba, Islendingadagurinn -- Icelandic Festival

Celebrate the Viking Icelandic Festival in Gimli, Manitoba

Visit Gimli, Manitoba, to enjoy The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba celebrating its Viking history annually in August! However, you’ll find “New Iceland” has lots of authentic Viking culture year-round.

Evergreen Plantation

Visit Evergreen Plantation — Antebellum Era Complex

Visiting Evergreen Plantation, outside New Orleans, is a rare chance to see an almost intact Antebellum era complex with 37 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.

Cape Town, South Africa with Table Mountain in the background

Live the Good Life – Visit Cape Town

From history and culture, to rapelling and diving with sharks, there’s something for every visitor in Cape Town, South Africa. See the amazing Table Mountain, one of the new 7 wonders of nature, that shadows the seaport city.

Waterfall in Costa Rica

Visit Tamarindo, Costa Rica: Surfing, Sand, & So Much More!

From turtle watching to surfing, Tamarindo, Costa Rica provides everything you’d ever want in a tropical destination. Mix your surf with some Spanish language lessons at the WAYRA Spanish School.

Walt Disney World outside Orlando, Florida

Discover all that Orlando, Florida, Has to Offer Visitors!

Each year more visitors spend time in the city of Orlando than live in all of England! And it's no wonder with the many attractions that draw tourists -- especially families -- to visit the city that's been named the top tourist destination in the US...
Army Museum in Stockholm, Sweden

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.

Costa Rica beach at sunset!

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!

Yukon ghost town on the Klondike Highway

Meet Yukon Ghosts of Gold Rush Adventurers on the Klondike Highway

Explore this Yukon ghost town with self-guided interpretive signs to learn about Robinson Flag Station established during the gold rush.

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