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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Ivar’s Acres of Clams (Seattle, Washington) Stephen Travels 5d

From my accommodations at the outstanding Sorrento Hotel in Seattle, Washington, I walked downhill…

United States #city #food

Top 5 Buildings in Alabama Stephen Travels 12d

Roaming around Alabama, I was impressed by the sheer number of the state’s historic districts. Each…

United States #architecture #building #city #sightseeing

Green-Wood Cemetery (Brooklyn, New York) Stephen Travels 19d

Going to visit the graves of three deceased relatives wasn’t exactly a fun time for me as a child.…

United States #architecture #city #nature #sightseeing

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Jama Michalika (Krakow, Poland) Stephen Travels 26d

Opened in 1895 by Jan Apolinary Michalik, the restaurant’s name derives from its humble beginnings.…

Poland #city #drinks #food #nightlife

Top 5 Churches in Edinburgh, Scotland Stephen Travels 33d

The Royal Mile in Edinburgh’s Old Town draws significant numbers of visitors here every year, and…

United Kingdom #architecture #building #city #sightseeing

Circe (Providence, Rhode Island) Stephen Travels 40d

From my seat at the front of Circe, I was able to watch both the occasional straggler walking along…

United States #city #drinks #food #nightlife

The Victoria Falls Hotel (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe) Stephen Travels 47d

I arrived at The Victoria Falls Hotel, the oldest hotel in Zimbabwe, late in the afternoon, too…

Zimbabwe #accommodation #building #view #waterfall

Bahnhof Hotel Restaurant (Aus, Namibia) Stephen Travels 54d

Nestled into the Aus Mountains above the plains of the Namib Desert, the little town of Aus was the…

Namibia #drinks #food #sightseeing

Top 5 Museums in Amsterdam, the Netherlands Stephen Travels 61d

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 68d

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 75d

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

United States #history #nationalpark #sightseeing

Top 5 Buildings in Varaždin, Croatia Stephen Travels 81d

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 89d

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 96d

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 103d

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 110d

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 117d

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 124d

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 131d

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

United States #art #nature #park #sightseeing