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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.

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.

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 Across America: the Great Appalachian Trail

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.

Check Out America’s Most Popular Beaches

What are America’s most popular beaches? Check out this infographic to learn more about beaches and the history of the bikini–our favorite beachwear.

Cajun Cabin in the Louisiana Bayou – #photooftheday

Of all the cultures in the North American melting pot, none are quite as fascinating as the Cajuns. Making their home in the bayou, or rural wetlands of Louisiana, the twang of the French Cajun accents and the “joie de vivre” (joy of living) of their lifestyle, can’t be missed.

Alabama’s Beautiful Little Stone Church Built Around a Rock

The Sallie Howard Memorial Chapel is a small stone church near Mentone, Alabama, with a huge boulder for its chapel. Built by adventurer, Milford Howard.

Dine at Kedhe’s BBQ in Sedalia, MO, in a 1920 Railroad Car

In the 1920s there were 10 million cars in America, but train travel still provided most of us with our only opportunity to travel beyond our immediate communities. In fact, it was the golden age of train travel, with 260,000 miles of train tracks by 1930. Amazingly,...

DSRV Avalon — Pioneer of Submarine Rescue — Morro Bay, CA

The USS Thresher atomic submarine was the first of a new class that could dive further beneath the ocean, and run quieter along the ocean floor, than any of the submarines that had come before it. Launched by the US on July 9, 1960, during the Cold War era, it...

Sigtuna is Home to Sweden’s Smallest Library — Can You Guess What it Used to Be? #TriviaTuesday

Sigtuna, Sweden's oldest city, is a gem hidden in the shadow of its much newer and larger cousin, Stockholm--the fastest growing city in Europe. Less than 50 km from Stockholm, Erik the Victorious established the town back in 970 AD. It's in the municipality...

Paul Bunyan, Snowmobiles, a Giant Chainsaw & More in Wisconsin #TriviaTuesday

There are lots of surprises hiding between the trees in the Wisconsin Northwoods. In fact, one of my favorite heroes of traditional tall tales, Paul Bunyan, and his blue ox, were the first things I saw through the pines while driving into Sayner, Wisconsin. [tabs...

What Do Saskatchewan’s Herschel Petroglyphs Depict? #ExploreSask

The native prairie habitat of the Great Plains of North America has been ripped up by the plow, and replaced by grain fields, through most of the continent, including Saskatchewan. However, Herschel, a small town nestled where the Coal Mine Ravine joins the Eagle...

What Historic Building is Home to the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans?

No matter where you go in the world you'll find zoos and aquariums--you won't, however, find many Insectariums. It may be that we're a little afraid of insects and their habits. From hornets and tsetse flies, to driver ants and mosquitos, the bugs we encounter are...

How Many Canals are there in Amsterdam?

Amsterdam is a city of canals--in fact, this city in the Netherlands is sometimes called the "Venice of the North." In 2010, three of these canals, which together form the Amsterdam canal belt, were added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. These three canals,...

What’s the Famous Cherry Breakfast Dish at Door County’s White Gull Inn?

The White Gull Inn is an elegant, 120 year-old B&B situated in Fish Creek, WI, in Door County. It won the 2010 Good Morning America Breakfast Challenge.

The Broadway Diner in Columbia, Missouri, is a Valentine Diner–What’s that?

The Broadway Diner in Columbia, Missouri, is famous for its made-from-scratch food--ask any of the nearby University of Columbia students, many of whom are now spread out over the whole USA, just how good it was to sit down to some of mom's home cooking. But that's...

How Did the Open Air Museum, Bonanzaville, in Fargo, ND, Get its Name?

Many of us think of gold when we hear the word Bonanza -- in fact, the term came from the Spanish, and meant "a rich lode," according to the online etymology dictionary. The first use of bonanza with this definition is documented as 1844, which coincidentally is the...

What Gives Kluane Lake in the Yukon its Turquoise Color?

A visit to the Yukon is full of many unexpected discoveries--one of the most unusual being the turquoise hue of Kluane Lake. While many head to the Caribbean for its turquoise, few even know that Kluane National Park has such beautiful water. According to NASA...

How Old is Chattanooga’s Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge Over the Tennessee River?

The Walnut Street Bridge, pictured above, is Tennessee’s oldest non-military highway bridge still in use today. It was also the first non-military highway bridge across the Tennessee River. Today, instead of cars and trucks rumbling over it, pedestrians ranging from...

How Deep is Lake Diefenbaker in Southern Saskatchewan? (You may be surprised!)

Visitors to Saskatchewan often think of it as flat and boring, however surprises wait for those who look a little further! While the Trans-Canada Highway #1 crosses along the end of the Great Plains of North America, there's lots of opportunity for adventures. In...

Packing Tips: How to Pack the Right Way

A stress free vacation gives you an opportunity to relax as well as explore new destinations and enjoy yourself. Stress free vacations all starts with the preparation. When you hit that hotel room, if you can magically pull everything you need out of your luggage it's...

Who’s the Ghost at Reverend Zombie’s Voodoo Shop in New Orleans?

An evening in New Orleans isn't complete without a ghost story or vampire visit, or maybe even a voodoo ritual or two. And while the brightly lit streets and revelry may keep these inhabitants of the night at bay when the sun goes down on Bourbon Street, there are...

Traveling With the Lance Executive Daypack–Product Review

Having the right gear can make travelling--especially the airport--a problem-free experience. I recently received the Lance Executive Daypack, along with the portable power pack from ecbc to evaluate, so I gave it a test run on my recent train trip from Williston, ND,...

Who Was Jocko, a Former Resident of Regina’s Government House?

Government House, in Regina, Saskatchewan, was built in 1891. Serving as the residence of the Lieutenant Governor until 1945, it's now a museum restored to the period of 1898-1910. Four Lieutenant Governors lived there while Saskatchewan was part of the old North-West...