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 35 years, I know a thing or two. Come along for the ride!

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National World War I Museum and Memorial (Kansas City,… Stephen Travels 7d

War is hell. General William Tecumseh Sherman made that statement during the U.S. Civil War. It…

United States #city #history #museum #sightseeing

Top 5 Buildings in Albany, New York Stephen Travels 14d

With a history that spans more than 400 years, the city of Albany is bound to reveal its age…

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Christchurch Botanic Gardens (Christchurch, New Zealand) Stephen Travels 21d

From my hotel, I crossed the lazy Avon River and entered the Christchurch Botanic Gardens (or, in…

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Top 5 Churches in Rome, Italy Stephen Travels 28d

Rome will nourish you, seduce you, make you fall helplessly in love with it. Every street leads to…

Italy #architecture #building #city #sightseeing

Oscarshall (Oslo, Norway) Stephen Travels 35d

On a glorious spring morning in Oslo, I headed to the harbor and boarded a ferry that sails through…

Norway #architecture #building #city #sightseeing

Top 5 Animals in Art Stephen Travels 42d

Climbing the steps to the New York Public Library in midtown Manhattan as a child, I was greeted by…

#animals #art #museum #sightseeing

Gage Park (Topeka, Kansas) Stephen Travels 49d

The tornado siren erupted in an ear-shattering alarm, startling me and the black and the brown…

United States #city #nature #park #zoo

Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, New York) Stephen Travels 56d

My longtime fascination with glass kicked into high gear after being completely awed by it in…

United States #art #city #museum #sightseeing

Top 5 Things to See and Do in Baltimore, Maryland Stephen Travels 63d

My long weekend in the largest city in Maryland started when I checked into the terrific Hotel…

United States #city #history #museum #sightseeing

Top 5 Churches in Providence, Rhode Island Stephen Travels 70d

After attending a conference in Providence, I extended my stay, tacking on a few additional days to…

United States #architecture #building #city #sightseeing

Lüderitz Nest Hotel (Lüderitz, Namibia) Stephen Travels 77d

For at least 20 years, I had wanted to visit Namibia for several reasons, one of which was its…

Namibia #accommodation #city #sightseeing

Old Louisville (Louisville, Kentucky) Stephen Travels 84d

I arrived in the Old Louisville Historic District with the intention of exploring one of the top…

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Top 5 Depictions of St. Veronica Stephen Travels 91d

Every July 12, St. Veronica is honored with her feast day, a day to remember the one simple act of…

#art #city #museum #sightseeing

Guardian Building (Detroit, Michigan) Stephen Travels 98d

Just as New York City has a Cathedral of Commerce — the gorgeous Woolworth Building — Detroit has…

United States #architecture #art #city #sightseeing

Top 5 Churches in Kraków, Poland Stephen Travels 104d

The Planty, a 2.5-mile green belt, cinches the Old Town of Kraków, Poland. Established in the 19th…

Poland #architecture #building #city #sightseeing

Petit Jean State Park (Arkansas) Stephen Travels 112d

Long ago, in the 1700s, a young French nobleman named Chavet went to the New World to explore the…

United States #mountain #nature #park #waterfall

Top 5 Churches in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Stephen Travels 119d

A long weekend in the City of Brotherly Love took me to some of the United States’ most…

United States #architecture #building #city #temple

Top 5 Museums in Stockholm, Sweden Stephen Travels 126d

I fell in love with Stockholm at the airport. From that moment on, the largest city in Scandinavia…

Sweden #city #museum #sightseeing

Top 5 Pinks Stephen Travels 133d

Spring arrives with bursts of colorful blossoms, including those in both the most delicate and the…

United States #animals #architecture #nature #sightseeing