6 Great Day trips from Buenos Aires

day trips from Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is a charming cosmopolitan city, one of the loveliest in South America. The hustle and bustle of everyday life there, however, may cause its charms to pale after a while. Then it’s time for one or more day trips from Buenos Aires to the countryside, or even out of the country, to rejuvenate those charms. It’s time to experience the spirit of a different Argentina as well as the charms of neighboring Uruguay. Buenos Aires may be the capital of Argentina, but La Plata is the … Continue reading

8 Great Day Trips from Dubrovnik

Helicopter aerial shoot of Cavtat. Well known tourist destination near Dubrovnik.

This Adriatic coastal walled city is one of the most popular Eastern European destinations today. Dubrovnik’s nickname, the Pearl of the Adriatic, reflects both the architectural beauty as well as the stunning white buildings built vertically up from the sea. It has had special notice in the past few years, as the filming location for King's Landing in the world-renowned Game of Thrones series. There is much to be found here, regardless of the kind of interest, from historic museums and cultural … Continue reading

9 Best Day Trips from San Francisco

Best Day Trips from San Francisco

It’s easy for visitors to leave their hearts in San Francisco; it’s a very beautiful city. It’s equally easy for visitors to leave their hearts just outside of San Francisco. A myriad of activities awaits visitors who venture on one of the top day trips from San Francisco: stunning ocean views, rolling hills peppered with vineyards, quaint towns, mountains and more. Most are easily reachable within a couple of hours drive from the city by the bay. Half Moon Bay, just 30 miles (50 km) south … Continue reading

8 Great Day Trips from Athens

The ruins of the Temple of Apollo in ancient Corinth, Greece

From the Acropolis that still dominates the city's skyline to the ancient Agoura where Socrates and Plato once strolled, Athens is a place where the past is always present. Despite the economic challenges that Greece has faced in recent years, the cradle of Western civilization has plenty of contemporary attractions to offer. As the primary entry point to Greece, the country's capital serves as a launching pad for excursions outside the city too. Day trips from Athens range from outings to … Continue reading

10 Top Things to Do in Marseille

things to do in Marseille

France’s second largest city, Marseille, throbs with vitality from where it sits on the Mediterranean Sea. Its scenic natural harbor has made it an important trade center for centuries. The city was bombed by Germany and Italy as well as the Allies during World War II, but it survived and today blends the old and the new in exciting ways. Marseille is a city just made for wandering around, from its historic old town to its blended architectural styles. While any time is a good time to visit this … Continue reading

10 Top Tourist Attractions in Monaco

Monaco Attractions

Monaco may be the world’s second tiniest country (the Vatican is the smallest), but that doesn’t stop it from being a great place to visit. It’s a principality that has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 13th century. Monaco is famous for its gambling, car races and fairy tale romances, such as when the beauty (American actress Grace Kelly) marries the handsome prince (Prince Rainier). Monaco is glitzy and glamorous, and offers travelers a chance to mingle with the rich and famous, if … Continue reading

10 Top Tourist Attractions in Valencia

attractions in Valencia

Valencia, Spain's third largest city, sits on the East coast of the Iberian Peninsula along the Mediterranean. While the larger Spanish cities have a distinctly urban, high-energy feel, this port city has a more laid-back atmosphere and a commitment to celebrating its natural attractions. Old meets new here, as you can find remnants of a 100BC Roman colony and ultra-modern architecture. Additionally, it is home of the famed Spanish paella, intricate ceramics, the Falles festival in March and … Continue reading

10 Top Things to Do in Santorini

things to do in Santorini

Breathtaking views from soaring cliffs, whitewashed churches topped with bright blue domes and archeological treasures from a lost civilization are just some of the reasons that the island of Santorini is routinely included in the lists of the best places to visit in the world. Officially named Thira, sunny Santorini is the largest and arguably the loveliest of the Cyclades group of islands located to the southeast of Greece's mainland in the blue Aegean Sea. Santorini marks the spot of one … Continue reading

10 Top Tourist Attractions in Los Angeles

tourist attractions in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is known as the entertainment capital of the world, and for good reason. The movies, television shows and music produced in the City of Angels are enjoyed all over the globe. While the city's show-business history and the chance to rub elbows with a celebrity draws many visitors to L.A., the area's beaches, theme parks and year-round sunny weather are also big attractions. A world-class collection of museums, arenas and theaters means that art lovers, history buffs and sports fans … Continue reading

10 Top Tourist Attractions in Mexico City

tourist attractions in Mexico City

With an estimated 20 million people living in the region, Mexico City is one of the world's largest cities. The origins of this huge city date back to 1325, when the Aztec capital city of Tenochtitlan was founded. It was later destroyed in 1521 by Spanish conqueror Hernan Cortes. On its ruins a new city was founded which served as the capital of the Vice-royalty of New Spain and later as the capital of Mexico. Mexico City provides a chance to learn about the Aztecs, one of the world’s great … Continue reading