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10 Things to Do on a Weekend Getaway in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Check out these 10 top things to do when you take a weekend getaway to Lake Charles, Louisiana – Mardi Gras to nature trail to naval museum.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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...

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.

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.

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!

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.

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 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.

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!

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

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.

Pike Place Market: A Century Old Seattle Attraction

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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