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I write a travel blog, stephentravels.com, with stories about the most interesting places to see and explore, the best restaurants, and the most memorable accommodations. After traveling for 30 years, I know a thing or two. Come along for the ride!

Top 5 Memorials Stephen Travels 9d

They serve as permanent reminders of significant local, national, or global events; of individuals…

#art #city #history #sightseeing

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (Grand Rapids,… Stephen Travels 16d

From my wonderful bed and breakfast, Brayton House, it was just a short drive through Grand Rapids,…

United States #art #nature #park #sightseeing

Top 5 Fountains in Rome Stephen Travels 23d

More than any other city in the world, Rome has tremendous amore for fountains. Over 2,000…

Italy #architecture #city #history #sightseeing

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Devon Seafood Grill (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Stephen Travels 30d

After a wonderful steak dinner at Alma de Cuba the night before, I turned to the sea for my next…

United States #city #drinks #food #nightlife

Top 5 Buildings in Missoula, Montana Stephen Travels 37d

If you’re visiting Montana’s second-largest city, you can start the day by picking up fresh produce…

United States #architecture #building #city #sightseeing

Top 5 Churches in Detroit, Michigan Stephen Travels 44d

I like Detroit for many reasons, one of which is its openness. Apart from a little cluster of…

United States #architecture #city #history #sightseeing

Top 5 Buildings in Cincinnati, Ohio Stephen Travels 49d

The skyline of Cincinnati, Ohio, rose ahead of me, across the Ohio River from my vantage point…

United States #architecture #city #history #sightseeing

Elephant Restaurant (Gdansk, Poland) Stephen Travels 58d

I could have gone inside to listen to the live music while having dinner in a cozy booth under…

Poland #city #drinks #food #music

Top 5 Greens Stephen Travels 65d

Green has always been my favorite color, particularly the basic green in an old box of Crayola 8…

#architecture #city #nature #sightseeing

Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Ljubljana, Slovenia) Stephen Travels 72d

Strolling along the arcaded Ljubljana Central Market and the adjacent outdoor market that fills…

Slovenia #architecture #art #city #sightseeing

Garvan Woodland Gardens (Hot Springs, Arkansas) Stephen Travels 79d

Garvan Woodland Gardens occupies a peninsula that juts into Lake Hamilton in the Ouachita River in…

United States #nature #park #rivers & lakes #sightseeing

Top 5 Churches in Buenos Aires, Argentina Stephen Travels 86d

Much of Buenos Aires seemed to be crumbling around me. Fractured sidewalks challenge pedestrians,…

Argentina #architecture #building #city #sightseeing

Golden Thai (Toronto, Ontario) Stephen Travels 93d

On my way between the Cathedral Church of St. James and St. Michael’s Cathedral — two of the top 10…

Canada #city #drinks #food

Top 5 Things to See and Do in Namibia Stephen Travels 100d

I chose Namibia as my first African country to visit because it just seemed to have everything I…

Namibia #animals #food #nature #sightseeing

Aries Hotel & Spa (Zakopane, Poland) Stephen Travels 107d

As soon as I stepped off the train from Krakow, an aggressive drizzle began to fall from the…

Poland #accommodation #architecture #building #mountain

Top 5 Arcades Stephen Travels 114d

Sloshing through the streets of Bern, Switzerland, on a particularly wet day and getting more than…

#architecture #building #city #sightseeing

Top 5 Buildings in Baltimore, Maryland Stephen Travels 120d

I was spending a long weekend in Baltimore, staying in a historic hotel that proved to be one of…

United States #architecture #building #city #sightseeing

Top 5 Things to See and Do in Iceland Stephen Travels 128d

Your international flight to Iceland will inevitably land in the capital city of Reykjavik — one of…

Iceland #animals #nature #sightseeing #waterfall

Kaszubska Marina (Gdansk, Poland) Stephen Travels 135d

Sitting at an outdoor table across from the Neptune Fountain and under the soaring tower of the old…

Poland #city #drinks #food #nightlife