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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Pod Fredra (Wrocław, Poland) Stephen Travels 3d

Night had fallen by the time I emerged from St. Mary Magdalene Church, where I had just enjoyed a…

Poland #city #drinks #food #nightlife

Hotel at Old Town (Wichita, Kansas) Stephen Travels 10d

The brick streets that I was strolling along on harkened back to an earlier era. The old brick…

United States #accommodation #architecture #building #city

Ristorante Il Massimo (Providence, Rhode Island) Stephen Travels 17d

My stroll through Little Italy in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island,…

United States #city #drinks #food #nightlife

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Top 5 Benches Stephen Travels 38d

During a high school trip to Switzerland, in between the odd parade in Zurich, tramways to Alpine…

#city #park #photography #sightseeing

The Boiler Room (Tulsa, Oklahoma) Stephen Travels 45d

The Mayo Hotel has been a notable presence in downtown Tulsa since 1925, when it opened as a…

United States #city #drinks #food #nightlife

Top 5 Buildings in Nuremberg, Germany Stephen Travels 52d

A two-hour train ride from Frankfurt brought me to the Christmas markets in Nuremberg (or, in…

Germany #architecture #building #city #sightseeing

Pstrag Górski (Zakopane, Poland) Stephen Travels 59d

I reluctantly left my exceedingly comfortable room at ARIES Hotel & Spa — a gorgeous oasis in this…

Poland #architecture #city #drinks #food

Chihuly Garden and Glass (Seattle, Washington) Stephen Travels 66d

Strategically hidden behind trees and shrubs next to the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass…

United States #art #city #museum #sightseeing

Top 5 Buildings in Auckland, New Zealand Stephen Travels 72d

From the top of Sky Tower, the most iconic building in Auckland, New Zealand, I enjoyed the…

New Zealand #architecture #building #city #history

Stanley Park (Vancouver, British Columbia) Stephen Travels 79d

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 87d

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 93d

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

Poland #city #drinks #food #nightlife

Top 5 Churches in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Stephen Travels 115d

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 122d

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 128d

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 136d

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 143d

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 150d

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 157d

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

Poland #city #drinks #food #nightlife