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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.

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...

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.

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 #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,...

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!

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.

Things To Do 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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Proper Visit to Niagara Falls

The second largest falls in the world, Niagara Falls (comprised of 3 falls), has 600,000 gallons of water roaring over the Horseshoe Falls every minute! Take the Maid of the Mist boat ride right under them for an unforgettable experience.

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.

Celebrate National Cake Day – November 26

Celebrate National Cake Day with Canada’s National favorite Nanaimo Bars — discover the history of this iconic Canadian dessert.

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.

Hike the Unforgettable Giant Redwood Forest or Ride the Sky Trail

Take an unforgettable hike through California’s giant forest at Trees of Mystery, in Klamath, or an adventure ride on the gondola Sky Trail through the treetops.

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!

Do Ghosts Really Haunt the Frontier Prison in Rawlins, WY?

Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum is a fascinating historical place — the cold chills you feel when you visit may not be just because it’s unheated. Experts say it’s haunted!

Visit the USS Kidd in Baton Rouge for Navy Day

Take a tour of the USS Kidd, a 1943 Fletcher class destroyer battleship, docked in Baton Rouge, LA. Go through the battleship to see torpedoes, gun decks, living quarters, etc.

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.

Where Did You Eat the Best Beer & Pizza This Year?

Never heard of beer and pizza day? That could be because it's a newbie on the block when it comes to National Days we love to celebrate. In fact, the first International Beer and Pizza Day (or National!) was held October 9, 2016. Started by Web developer,...

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.

Get Inside NASCAR Racing at the NASCAR Hall of Fame

The NASCAR Hall of Fame high tech exhibits and simulations are a must-do when you take in a NASCAR race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC.

Getting off the Beaten Path in Sydney, Australia

Some tips on attractions that will take you off the beaten path in Sydney – from a bar named for an historical prostitute to a micronation!

Fabulous Fall Walks in one of Georgia’s Most Beautiful Historic Places

Berry College is one of Rome, Georgia’s, most popular attractions. And I can guarantee you’ll find fabulous fall walks at its historic places!

Giddy Up! A Kalesa Carriage Ride Over the Streets of Manila

Manila, gateway to the tropical island adventures of the Philippines, is fun to explore. Check out its historical places in a kalesa carriage ride.

History of Transportation Museum – Bush Bikes to Studebakers

The Fort Nelson Heritage Museum archives the local history of transportation, and preserves the machinery of the past, along with other artifacts, to tell the story of this Northern British Columbia community at the Mile 300 marker of the Alaska Highway.

Keeping the Tradition of the English Pub Alive with Taps & Fine Whiskies

A traditional English pub was the focal point of community life. Here, you could drink your “pint,” relax and trade stories with friends, even make a deal or two. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan’s popular Winston’s English Pub & Grill captures the traditional pub atmosphere as well as adding its own unique spin on English cuisine.

Weekend Getaways: 10 Colorful Outdoor Things to Do in Charlotte, NC, This Fall

Charlotte, North Carolina, is in the top 50 of America’s greenest cities according to research by Wallet Hub. With tree-lined streets and park canopies ranging from American Chestnut and Pecan, to Red Oak and Sycamore, it’s a safe bet that Charlotte’s also a spectacular stop when it dons its fall foliage.

Flintlock Rifles to Gunpowder to Buffalo Robes: Museum of the Fur Trade

From the 16th century on, fur traders paddled the rivers, set up trading posts, and made alliances that changed history. Visitors can step back through time into that history at The Museum of the Fur Trade in Chadron, Nebraska.

Visit Québec for Cycling Adventures — Extreme Bike Rides to a World-class Race

Visit Quebec City for the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec as well as great cycling adventures, from beautiful bike tours to extreme mountain bike adventures.

Take a Raft or Kayak on a Whitewater Center Rafting Adventure

Whether you want to raft or kayak in whitewater, the Whitewater Rafting Center in Charlotte, NC, has it, along with other amazing outdoor adventures that include everything from sky bridges and rappeling to cargo net climbs and canyon crossing.

Yukon Transportation Museum: Machines From a Sno-Train to a Monoplane

The Whitehorse, Yukon Transportation Museum, has an excellent collection of machinery of the past used in the far north with snow and muskeg, as well as various artifacts from the history of transportation, including everything from dogsleds and boats, to sea planes and trucks.

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