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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Stanley Park (Vancouver, British Columbia) Stephen Travels 6d

As I approached Stanley Park from my nearby hotel, I began to smell cedar and fir, enticing me…

Canada #city #nature #park #sightseeing

Top 5 Churches in Helsinki, Finland Stephen Travels 14d

From the deck of the ferry I was riding back from the Korkeasaari Zoo, the handsome harborfront of…

Finland #architecture #building #city #temple

Literacka (Gdansk, Poland) Stephen Travels 20d

Anchored at one end of its three-block run by the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin…

Poland #city #drinks #food #nightlife

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Top 5 Churches in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Stephen Travels 42d

As much as you’ll find Pittsburgh’s diversity reflected in its culinary options (you can have, for…

United States #architecture #city #history #temple

Town Hall (Tallinn, Estonia) Stephen Travels 49d

After spending a full day in Lahemaa National Park and another in Kadriorg Park, I devoted an…

Estonia #architecture #building #city #history

Lake-Hopping in the Canadian Rockies Stephen Travels 55d

After a few days in Calgary, Alberta, I headed west, on roads that increased in both altitude and…

Canada #mountain #nationalpark #nature #riverlake

Ivar’s Acres of Clams (Seattle, Washington) Stephen Travels 63d

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 70d

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 77d

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

Jama Michalika (Krakow, Poland) Stephen Travels 84d

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 91d

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 98d

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 105d

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 112d

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 119d

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 126d

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 133d

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 139d

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 147d

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