Stephen Travels Stephen Travels

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!

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Top 5 Museums in Amsterdam, the Netherlands Stephen Travels 5d

Amsterdam’s mercurial early spring weather necessitated spending some time indoors, away from the…

The Netherlands #art #city #history #museum

Big Water Grille (Incline Village, Nevada) Stephen Travels 12d

Fine dining comes served with spectacular views at Big Water Grille. Wall-to-wall windows open up…

United States #drinks #food #nightlife #riverlake

Vicksburg National Military Park (Vicksburg, Mississippi) Stephen Travels 19d

After a delectable morning meal, the host at my bed and breakfast in Vicksburg, Mississippi, the…

United States #history #nationalpark #sightseeing

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Top 5 Buildings in Varaždin, Croatia Stephen Travels 25d

First mentioned in historical documents in 1181, Varaždin briefly served as the capital of Croatia…

Croatia #architecture #building #city #history

Ptarmigan Dining Room (Glacier National Park, Montana) Stephen Travels 33d

During my time in Glacier National Park, I drove the length of the Going-to-the-Sun Road (one of…

United States #drinks #food #nationalpark #nature

Villa Vista Guesthouse (Windhoek, Namibia) Stephen Travels 40d

The stress of nearly an entire day in airports and on airplanes dissolved almost immediately upon…

Namibia #accommodation #city #sightseeing #view

Top 5 Churches in London, England Stephen Travels 47d

My bed and breakfast was just a couple of blocks from the Victoria and Albert Museum. After a few…

United Kingdom #architecture #art #building #city

Waimangu Volcanic Valley (New Zealand) Stephen Travels 54d

The smell of sulfur in the air greeted me as I emerged from Robertson House, my bed and breakfast…

New Zealand #nationalpark #nature #park #riverlake

Haesje Claes (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) Stephen Travels 61d

The warren of atmospheric rooms of Haesje Claes, extended through a series of interconnected…

The Netherlands #city #drinks #food #nightlife

Top 5 Memorials Stephen Travels 68d

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 75d

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 82d

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

Italy #architecture #city #history #sightseeing

Devon Seafood Grill (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Stephen Travels 89d

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 96d

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 103d

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 108d

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 117d

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 124d

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 131d

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

Slovenia #architecture #art #city #sightseeing