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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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin Stephen Travels 8d

The upside-down and lopsided replica of the White House, deliberately built to look like it had…

United States #cruise #nature #riverlake #sightseeing

Top 5 Museums in Croatia Stephen Travels 15d

I spent a lot of time outdoors in Croatia, lured from inside four walls to enjoy this country’s…

Croatia #art #city #museum #sightseeing

Top 5 Sights to Make You Laugh Stephen Travels 22d

Sometimes you just need a good laugh. Whether you’ve had a bad day or you’re stressed out from an…

#sightseeing

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Jefferson House Bed and Breakfast (Kansas City, Missouri) Stephen Travels 29d

The fine hospitality at Jefferson House Bed and Breakfast began right away when I walked through…

United States #accommodation #building #city #food

E.W. Marland Estate (Ponca City, Oklahoma) Stephen Travels 35d

The Italian Renaissance mansion has been sitting on 30 acres of vistas and gardens since its…

United States #architecture #building #city #museum

Top 5 Depictions of Adam and Eve Stephen Travels 43d

If the Garden of Eden did exist and everything had gone as planned, we’d be living a much better…

#art #city #museum #sightseeing

Píwníca Rajców (Gdansk, Poland) Stephen Travels 50d

Although the translation of “Píwníca Rajców” to “Councilor’s Basement” suggested that I should go…

Poland #city #drinks #food #nightlife

Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming) Stephen Travels 57d

I arrived in West Yellowstone, Montana, right around dusk, when the carved bears climbing the…

United States #canyon #nationalpark #nature #wildlife

Larkspur Bistro & Bar (Wichita, Kansas) Stephen Travels 64d

Completed in 1922, the one-story James C. Smyth Hyde Company Building anchors the southeastern…

United States #city #drinks #food #nightlife

Top 5 Capitols in the United States Stephen Travels 71d

They come in myriad shapes and sizes and materials. Four are skyscraper towers, 39 have domes (one…

United States #architecture #city #history #sightseeing

Pod Fredra (Wrocław, Poland) Stephen Travels 78d

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 85d

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 92d

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

United States #city #drinks #food #nightlife

Top 5 Benches Stephen Travels 113d

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 120d

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 127d

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 134d

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 141d

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 147d

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

New Zealand #architecture #building #city #history