Michael Metler

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The Most Beautiful Place to Visit in Every Country in Southeast Asia

The two months I spent in Southeast Asia while backpacking were a little overwhelming, because there was just so much to look at, all the time. When …

The 30 Most Gorgeous Roads in America

Roll through stunning miles on some of the most popular rides in the country.<p>1 of 30<p>Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina to Virginia<p>This 469-mile roller coaster from Cherokee, North Carolina to Rockfish Gap, Virginia, undulates past sweeping forested vistas as you pedal the Blue Ridge from Shenandoah …

5 Places You Never Would Have Guessed Would Be Popular Tourist Attractions

Regardless of your destination, there are always certain attractions you look forward to when you travel. Whether you seek out restaurants, parks, or …

10 Best Beach Vacation Destinations in Europe

<b>Europe is home</b> to some of the world’s most-celebrated seas — the Mediterranean, the Adriatic, the Aegean — and its cultural mosaic makes it a top …

Once Colombia’s ‘Deadliest City,’ Buenaventura Is Coming Back

At Stall 06 in the dilapidated temporary quarters of the Pueblo Nuevo market, Rosana Angulo was getting frustrated with my persistent queries about that day’s lunch options.<p>“Come here, come here,” she shouted in the staccato Spanish of Buenaventura, a city of 400,000 and Colombia’s busiest port. I …

South America

6 stunning islands in Croatia to get away from the tourist crowds

In the past couple of decades, Croatia went from being a quiet, budget alternative to Italy to a top summer destination for the European jet-set. …

10 Tips to Prepare for a Solo Road Trip

Most road trips are taken by pairs or groups, but this type of vacation can also be fun when you get away by yourself. During a solo road trip, you …

9 Coolest Places In The World You Never Knew About, But Should

So many places to travel, so little time. One of the most difficult travel choices you'll have to make is deciding where to go. There are so many …

10 things to do in Bergen

Despite housing just 280,000 or so inhabitants, Bergen is officially Norway’s second city – but instead of a bustling metropolis, visitors can expect …

10 Best American Vacation Towns to Live In Year-Round

While many major population centers are blessed with beautiful surroundings, big cities also have many drawbacks, such as soul-crushing traffic and …

5 Trails That Will Inspire Your Next American Hiking Adventure

Wildflowers, long days full of sunshine, and warm evening breezes: Summer time is such a sight to behold. Mother Nature at her best inspires a hiking …

5 Great, Affordable Alternatives To Italy's Most Popular Spots

Italy’s most popular destinations attract millions of visitors each year for good reason—they are places of almost indescribable beauty or home to epochal art (or both). Everyone wants to visit these charmed locales and in summer, it can seem as if everyone does. So where to go if you want to …

The Ultimate New Mexico Road Trip Itinerary

“I think New Mexico was the greatest experience from the outside world that I have ever had,” says Author D.H. Lawrence. Indeed, there is no arguing …

25 Things to Do In Baku, Azerbaijan's Unusual Capital

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more details.<p>Baku is a tough city to put your finger on. It’s a blend …

The Ultimate Guide to Iceland's Hot Springs

So, you are heading to the land of ice and fire with your towel looking for some hot springs? Of course you are! There must have been a reason the …

7 Iconic TV Destinations to See in NYC

Even if you’ve never been to New York City, chances are one of your favorite television shows has already transported you there, given that many of …

The 15 best American cities to take a 'staycation' this summer

Nearly half of Americans won't be taking a vacation this summer because of family obligations, money and work. While traveling far from home for a …

Swim Through the First Underwater Museum in the U.S.

Travel<p>Opening this month, the museum features sculptures beneath the surface–intermingling responsible tourism, environmentalism, and creativity.<p>The phrase “barren sand flat” does not typically inspire creativity. It is this condition, however, that makes the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico the …

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Trekking the White Rim Trail in July: The Best Bad Idea

Want to see what goes wrong when two very funny friends hike across Canyonlands National Park in the middle of July? Thought so.<b>Columbia provided</b> …

The Last Riviera: why Albania is the Mediterranean's best kept secret

<i>A twisting coastline dotted with white sand beaches, Ancient Greek sites, sheltered coves – and not a superyacht in sight. Albania has been hiding</i> …

7 Châteaux You Can See by Train or Bus From Paris

Châteaux to Visit Near Paris<p>You don't have to visit the Loire Valley to see some of France's great châteaux. Here is a selection of châteaux that you …

17 cool things to do in Amsterdam

Fast shedding its image as place just to get high, Amsterdam’s thriving start-up scene and mass of big-name brand HQ’s (Netflix, Uber, Nike) means …

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19 NYC Secrets Even New Yorkers Don't Know

When you're living in a city whose history dates back to the 1600s, every day is an opportunity to discover another mind-blowing piece of historical …

Cuenca, Spain, Is the Little-Known European Destination to Visit in 2018

When you journey to the hidden mountain town of Cuenca, Spain, you'll be greeted with brightly colored medieval buildings, flowing river banks, and …

Madrid

10 best value cities in Europe for a weekend getaway

City breaks are proving more popular than ever, especially when it comes to a weekend getaway in Europe.<p>It's not surprising - after all, they cater …

The top 10 under-the-radar world destinations to add to your travel bucket list

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Top 20 family summer holidays in Europe

<b>Campervanning,</b> <b>Portugal</b><p><b>Van hire</b> €1,302<b><br>Best for ages</b> 10+<b><br>Type of trip</b> Adventure<br>Road trips always make great adventures, especially with the novelty of sleeping in a campervan and the excitement of plotting a route on the map. The coast of Portugal, from Porto down to Lisbon, makes an ideal route, …

Swimming Pools

Canadian Rockies: These photos of its natural wonders will blow you away

After a long freezing winter in Alberta, spring comes as a welcome relief. However this is a variable time of the year in this part of the world. One …

These Overlanding Tools Make For Happier Trails

Explore vast, remote landscapes in a self-sufficient vehicle, all you need are some skills — and the right tools. Check out this overlanding gear to …

Mainstream Media

Go Here: The Coolest Hike I've Ever Done Wasn't Even a 'Trail'

Unpopular opinion: I think I've found a place more beautiful than home. And that's a big deal, because I'm from the not-so-humble province of</i> …

Hiking