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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Miramont Castle (Manitou Springs, Colorado) Stephen Travels 8d

What was this place? At first, it seemed like a beautiful sprawling mansion in the town of Manitou…

United States #architecture #building #city #sightseeing

Top 5 Buildings in Salzburg, Austria Stephen Travels 15d

From my vantage point above the city, I was able to look out at all of Salzburg and its Alpine…

Austria #architecture #building #city #sightseeing

University of Alberta Botanic Garden (Devon, Alberta) Stephen Travels 22d

I did not want to agree with the younger generation’s unflattering sobriquet for their hometown,…

Canada #nature #sightseeing

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Top 5 Buildings in Québec City, Québec Stephen Travels 29d

The most romantic city in Canada won me over as soon as my plane landed in an airport that seemed…

Canada #architecture #building #city #sightseeing

Doro Nawas Camp (Damaraland, Namibia) Stephen Travels 36d

Namibia’s accommodations were proving to be as varied, and as wonderful, as the country itself. I…

Namibia #accommodation #building #food #nature

Top 5 Museums in Michigan Stephen Travels 43d

During dinner at San Chez Bistro in Grand Rapids, a local resident recommended that I visit the…

United States #art #museum #sightseeing

Top 5 Arrivals Stephen Travels 50d

With the arrival of a new year, our thoughts turn to where we want to go in the next 12 months,…

#city #nature #sightseeing #transportation

Top 5 Angels Stephen Travels 71d

A substantial number of people believe that butterflies are signs of guardian angels. I have my…

#art #museum #sightseeing

Seattle Asian Art Museum (Seattle, Washington) Stephen Travels 78d

Up and down the West Coast of North America, Asian influence abounds, presenting countless…

United States #art #city #museum #sightseeing

Top 5 Buildings in Burlington, Vermont Stephen Travels 85d

Between an excellent breakfast at The Skinny Pancake one morning and an equally rewarding dinner at…

United States #architecture #building #city #sightseeing

Lan Su Chinese Garden (Portland, Oregon) Stephen Travels 92d

The bustling Saturday Market under the Burnside Bridge in Portland, Oregon, attracts big crowds who…

United States #building #city #nature #sightseeing

Top 5 Buildings in Tampa, Florida Stephen Travels 99d

After spending some time in the Florida Aquarium, one of the world’s top five aquariums, I took a…

United States #architecture #building #city #sightseeing

Plitvice Lakes National Park (Nacionalni Park Plitvička… Stephen Travels 105d

There was no gradual introduction, no time to assimilate, no gentle readjustment from urban Croatia…

Croatia #nationalpark #nature #riverlake #waterfall

Top 5 Churches in Tallinn, Estonia Stephen Travels 113d

My hotel in Tallinn’s Old Town, the Savoy Boutique Hotel, was perfectly situated to explore all the…

Estonia #architecture #art #building #city

Top 5 Jails Stephen Travels 120d

The prospect of a life behind bars should scare anyone straight. The very thought of zero privacy,…

#building #city #history #sightseeing

Route 66 in Oklahoma Stephen Travels 127d

Drop the top, roll down the windows, and head out on the highway. Whether it’s a little red…

United States #history #roadtrip #sightseeing

Top 5 Churches in Valletta, Malta Stephen Travels 134d

My fantastic hotel, Hotel Phoenicia, was located in Floriana, just outside the gates of the Maltese…

Malta #architecture #building #city #sightseeing

Joe’s Beerhouse (Windhoek, Namibia) Stephen Travels 141d

My brother and sister-in-law were debating if they should order shots of Jägermeister, even though…

Namibia #city #drinks #food #nightlife

Top 5 Buildings in Alberta Stephen Travels 147d

Thanks to the dramatic Rocky Mountain spine along its western half, filled with awe-inspiring…

Canada #accommodation #architecture #building #sightseeing