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Best 6 Snowmobile Museums in North America

Snowmobiles have been making transportation over the snow easier for decades — or, if you count adapted automobiles with tracks as a snowmachine, for more than a century. These six museums are home to many historic models!

Best Stories of 2017 on guide2travel

It’s time to tear that last page from the 2017 calendar. But before we do, let’s look back at some of the best stories of 2017 on guide2travel.

Hiking the Oregon Trail to the top of Windlass Hill

Hiking the Oregon Trail to the top of Windlass Hill provides a panorama of the Nebraska Platte Valley along with wagon ruts made by settlers 175+ years ago.

Cruises: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About a Royal Caribbean Mega Ship

Cruising on a mega ship with Royal Caribbean feels a lot like living in a magnificent floating city. The Oasis of the Seas, my first cruise adventure, provided exciting things to do all day — every day.

Which are the Best Caribbean Islands and Beaches?

The Caribbean may be North America’s most popular winter destination with more than 25 million visitors each year. And with good reason! From the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea to the white sand of its beaches, there’s plenty of sun and fun for those wanting to escape the cold.

A Proper Visit to Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is one of the most unique tourist destinations in North America. Mostly this is because it’s simply a stunning natural occurrence – far and away the most striking waterfall (or more accurately, cluster of waterfalls) on the continent.

Celebrate National Cookie Day December 4 at Your Favorite Coffee Shop

National Cookie Day has been around for at least forty years, since Sesame Street included it on their calendar. But of course, what special day could be more popular with the Cookie Monster than Cookie Day?

Vintage Hudson Cars, Petroleum Collectibles, Antiques & More

The Frontier Auto Museum is absolutely amazing — step back to 1950s and ’60s cars, a stocked auto garage, toys, petroleum collectibles, and more.

Celebrate National Cake Day – November 26

If you like cake — and most of us do — then celebrating National Cake Day on November 26 provides the perfect time to indulge!

Where Can You Take the FlyOver Canada Simulation Ride?

FlyOver Canada is an eight-minute experience that takes you by helicopter over some of Canada’s most iconic places. From cowboys rounding up horses on the prairies, to the tops of the Rockies, the experience is nothing short of astounding.

Hike the Unforgettable Giant Redwood Forest or Ride the Sky Trail

Take an unforgettable hike through California’s giant forest at Trees of Mystery, in Klamath, or an adventure ride on the gondola Sky Trail through the treetops.

Walk Through the Sign Post Forest on the Alaska Highway

The Sign Post Forest is a quirky roadside attraction on the Alaska Highway in Watson Lake, Yukon – now 75+ years old with 75,000+ signs from everywhere!

Do Ghosts Really Haunt the Frontier Prison in Rawlins, WY?

Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum is a fascinating historical place — the cold chills you feel when you visit may not be just because it’s unheated. Experts say it’s haunted!

Visit the USS Kidd in Baton Rouge for Navy Day

Take a tour of the USS Kidd, docked in Baton Rouge, LA, to celebrate Navy Day. Go through the battleship to see torpedoes, gun decks, living quarters, etc.

Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel Stockholm – Review

Enjoy some four-star pampering on your visit to Stockholm with the Radisson Blu Waterfront hotel — great location next to historical Central Station.

Where Did You Eat the Best Beer & Pizza This Year?

Never heard of beer and pizza day? That could be because it's a newbie on the block when it comes to National Days we love to celebrate. In fact, the first International Beer and Pizza Day (or National!) was held October 9, 2016. Started by Web developer,...

Celebrate National Pierogi Day with the Best Pierogies

These are the best pierogies I’ve eaten! Try them at Lunch Bar TU in Krakow, Poland — they’re perfect to celebrate World Pierogi Day! Check out the history of the pierogi that we eat worldwide.

Get Inside NASCAR Racing at the NASCAR Hall of Fame

The NASCAR Hall of Fame high tech exhibits and simulations are a must-do when you take in a NASCAR race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC.

Getting off the Beaten Path in Sydney, Australia

Some tips on attractions that will take you off the beaten path in Sydney – from a bar named for an historical prostitute to a micronation!

Fabulous Fall Walks in one of Georgia’s Most Beautiful Historic Places

Berry College is one of Rome, Georgia’s, most popular attractions. And I can guarantee you’ll find fabulous fall walks at its historic places!

Giddy Up! A Kalesa Carriage Ride Over the Streets of Manila

Manila, gateway to the tropical island adventures of the Philippines, is fun to explore. Check out its historical places in a kalesa carriage ride.

History of Transportation Museum – Bush Bikes to Studebakers

The Fort Nelson Heritage Museum archives the local history of transportation, and preserves the machinery of the past, along with other artifacts, to tell the story of this Northern British Columbia community at the Mile 300 marker of the Alaska Highway.

Keeping the Tradition of the English Pub Alive with Taps & Fine Whiskies

A traditional English pub was the focal point of community life. Here, you could drink your “pint,” relax and trade stories with friends, even make a deal or two. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan’s popular Winston’s English Pub & Grill captures the traditional pub atmosphere as well as adding its own unique spin on English cuisine.

Weekend Getaways: 10 Colorful Outdoor Things to Do in Charlotte, NC, This Fall

Charlotte, North Carolina, is in the top 50 of America’s greenest cities according to research by Wallet Hub. With tree-lined streets and park canopies ranging from American Chestnut and Pecan, to Red Oak and Sycamore, it’s a safe bet that Charlotte’s also a spectacular stop when it dons its fall foliage.

Flintlock Rifles to Gunpowder to Buffalo Robes: Museum of the Fur Trade

From the 16th century on, fur traders paddled the rivers, set up trading posts, and made alliances that changed history. Visitors can step back through time into that history at The Museum of the Fur Trade in Chadron, Nebraska.

Visit Québec for Cycling Adventures — Extreme Bike Rides to a World-class Race

Visit Quebec City for the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec as well as great cycling adventures, from beautiful bike tours to extreme mountain bike adventures.

Take a Raft or Kayak on a Whitewater Center Rafting Adventure

Whether you want to raft or kayak in whitewater, the Whitewater Rafting Center in Charlotte, NC, has it, along with other amazing outdoor adventures that include everything from sky bridges and rappeling to cargo net climbs and canyon crossing.

Yukon Transportation Museum: Machines From a Sno-Train to a Monoplane

The Whitehorse, Yukon Transportation Museum, has an excellent collection of machinery of the past used in the far north with snow and muskeg, as well as various artifacts from the history of transportation, including everything from dogsleds and boats, to sea planes and trucks.

Auschwitz Concentration Camp & Birkenau: Historic Places Near Krakow Poland

Over a million people visit Auschwitz Concentration Camp museum annually – an historical place from WWII where over a million were murdered. See inside Auschwitz and Birkenau near Krakow, Poland, as well as get visiting tips.

Scotts Bluff National Monument: Historic Places on the Oregon Trail

Scotts Bluff National Monument is one of Nebraska’s historic places on the Oregon Trail–enjoy a day of hiking trails and exploring its living history.

EAA Aviation Museum — 200+ Historic Airplanes in Oshkosh, WI

The EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, WI, displays 200+ historic planes and replicas, while celebrating experimental aircraft and innovation in airflight technology.

See & Walk to the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau on Your Alaska Cruise

The Mendenhall Glacier & ice caves and Nugget Falls are situated in Juneau, Alaska, which you can only visit by air, or an Alaska cruise ship or Marine Hwy ferry.

Find a Winery in Missouri — Best Wine Tours, Wine Tasting & Vineyards

Missouri was the #2 wine producing state in 1880 — today long-abandoned wineries around the state are once again putting fine wines on the shelf and in the cellar.

Things to Do in Oregon: Umpqua Lighthouse State Park & Oregon Dunes

Umpqua Lighthouse State Park is one of Oregon’s most popular parks. It’s in Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, which has great hiking and watersports, plus access for motorized vehicles like quads and dirt bikes.

Try These Hiking Trails & Walking Trails — Crossing Hagwilget Canyon & Hagwilget Bridge

The Hagwilget Bridge, a suspension bridge crossing the Hagwilget Canyon, off Yellowhead Highway in Northern BC, at the Hazeltons, offers walking trails & hiking trails for all abilities.

Face Masks, Native American Totem Poles and More at the Museum of Northern British Columbia

The award-winning Museum of Northern British Columbia shares the history, culture, and art of BC First Nations, such as totem poles, carvings, and more.

Uncover Outlaw Legends at Boot Hill in Ogallala, Nebraska’s Cowboy Capital

Ogallala, Nebraska, is known as known as the state’s cowboy capital. Some of its legends are found in Boot Hill, the last resting place for some drovers.

Check out this Scottsbluff NE Tapas Bar – The Tangled Tumbleweed

Visit The Tangled Tumbleweed Tapas Bar in Scottsbluff, NE, to try some great “small bites” along with fine wines & craft beers, & check out their gift shop.

Discover Carhenge Pop Culture Roadside Attraction in Nebraska

The free Carhenge pop culture roadside attraction in Nebraska is a replica of England’s Stonehenge built from same sized vintage cars painted grey.

The Warship That Never Went to War: Vasa Museum in Stockholm

Stockholm’s Vasa Museum is home to the only fully preserved 17th century warship. The 69 m long, 50+ m tall ship is housed along with maritime artifacts.

Legacy of the Plains Museum – Westward Ho to Gering, Nebraska

The new, ultra-modern, Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering, Nebraska, curates the importance of Western Nebraska to the development of the West.

Courthouse Rock & Jail Rock: Hiking the Oregon National Historic Trail

Hiking to the top of Jail Rock gives you a 40-mile view of Courthouse Rock and the Nebraska Plains area on the historic Oregon Trail of the 1840s.

Best California Winery Tour – Halter Ranch Winery

Halter Ranch Winery, California, offers visitors lots of experiences, from an Excursion tour through the vineyards to a barrel cave tour to wine tasting.

Hear Cajun and Zydeco Music at the Cajun Grand Old Opry — Eunice, LA

The Cajun Grand Old Opry with its Cajun music and Zydeco music, in Eunice, Louisiana, is just one of many Cajun cultural experiences you’ll have here.

Discover the Legends of Devil’s Gate — Landmark in Wyoming

Devil’s Gate is a Wyoming landmark registered on the National Register of Historic Place. The site is in the Rattlesnake Mountains on the Sweetwater River.

Check out the 1908 Old West Montana Bar in Miles City

Get a feel for the old west in the Montana Bar in Miles City, Montana. More than a century old and full of originals furnishings, it offers drinks & dining.

Discover the Mysteries of Idaho’s Craters of the Moon

Craters of the Moon Monument & Preserve provides an opportunity to explore 13,000 years accumulation of lava flows, craters & tubes from easy paved walks.

Wakamow Valley: Outdoor Adventures in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

The Moose Jaw River flows through the Wakamow Valley urban park in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. It provides 20 km of trails and year-round outdoor adventures.

Butch Cassidy Museum — Old West Wild Bunch Outlaws in Montpelier, ID

The Butch Cassidy Museum is situated in Montpelier, Idaho. It’s housed in the original Bank of Montpelier Bank where Butch pulled his 2nd bank robbery.

St. Adalbert Church in Krakow Market Square — 1000 Years of History

St. Adalbert Church, situated in Krakow Market Square (Krakow Old Town), is over 1000 years old. This historic masonry church is open to visit.

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