Michael Ellingson

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A video guide on what to do in Ljubljana, Slovenia

The serene Ljubljanica River and Ljubljana Castle.<p><b>Ljubljana</b> is the capital of Slovenia and is situated along the banks of the Ljubljana River more or …

European Travel

Dubrovnik: A Medieval City Rising From the Sea

Blending history and fantasy, Dubrovnik might be the most surprising tourist destination on the planet.

European Travel

27 brilliant things to do in Bruges

The Groenerei<p>The most romantic canal in Bruges<p>Bruges was once a seaport and although the coast has shifted, it remains a waterborne city, its many …

North Sea

Where to Escape the Summer Crowds in France

Leave the famous French cities to the other tourists and enjoy a blissfully peaceful getaway at one of these charming, lesser-known spots instead.<p>You …

France

14 Best Things to Do in Amsterdam

Our picks for what to do while you're in town.<p>Offering everything from tranquil boat rides through gorgeous, tree-shaded canals to world-class art museums, and cannabis-stocked coffee shops, you’ll never be bored in this town. Once you've ticked off your biggest bucket-list items, be sure to …

7 Reasons to Visit Super, Natural Vancouver, British Columbia

With its vibrant culture, friendly people and great food, Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Beautiful Maps Of Great American Road Trips To Get Your Motor Running

Ah, the road trip – a classic rite of passage. No matter if it’s a haphazard first adventure with college buddies or a post-retirement planned escape onto the open road, there are few better and more liberating sensations than pointing your hood towards the horizon, putting your foot down and …

RVs

The Ultimate Arizona & Utah Road Trip Guide: 15 Days Of Scenic Byways, Canyons, Hiking And Exploring

Arizona and Utah are amongst my favourite places on Earth. The stunning natural beauty speaks for itself. Jaw-dropping canyons, snaking rivers, rusty …

The Best Walking Tours in Madrid

Madrid is a very walkable city and one of the best ways to explore when you first arrive is by going on a walking tour. Whether you’re interested in …

7 Reasons Hoi An Should Be Next on Your Bucket List

As if there wasn't enough on your travel bucket list already, I'm about to convince you why you should add another city to that ever growing list. The city of Hoi An is on Vietnam's central coast and is best known for it's stunning ancient town and village rice paddies. Vietnam is a beautiful …

Vietnam

9 of the Best Bars in Prague

Travel<p>Quench your thirst in one of Europe's top cities for beer.<p>If you ask around in Prague, you’ll often hear the claim that the city has the highest concentration of bars per square mile in the world. Whether or not that’s been mathematically proven, it’s definitely hard to walk more than a few …

Spain's Best Kept Secrets- 15 Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of Spain

The beauty of Spain lies in its sleepy, forgotten corners. This is where the real drama unfolds- mesmerizing sights and timeless heritage. If you’ve …

Northern Redwood Coast

Congratulations, traveler, you’ve reached the middle of nowhere, or at least the top of the middle of nowhere. Here, the trees are so large that the tiny towns along the road seem even smaller. The scenery is pure drama: cliffs and rocks, native lore, legendary salmon runs, mammoth trees, wild elk …

National Parks

Fall in love with the Black Forest

In Germany’s southwest corner, the Black Forest (“Schwarzwald”) is a range of hills stretching east of the Rhine River.<p>Ancient Romans found the thick …

Cantabria: discovering Spain’s little-visited north coast

Sitting pretty on the Iberian Peninsula’s north coast, tiny Cantabria offers a completely different vision of Spain. Still largely unknown to outsiders – Spanish tourists here outnumber foreigners 4 to 1 – this invitingly green region offers astounding variety in a relatively small space.<p>Tucked …

Hadrian's Wall: The Complete Guide

Hadrian's Wall once marked the northern boundary of the Roman Empire. It stretched for nearly 80 miles, across the narrow neck of the Roman province …

6 things you should know before you go to Croatia

<b>Croatia has long been a popular summer holiday spot among those who want a cheap beach holiday or an interesting city break.</b><p>Croatia has plentiful …

Lake District guide: Where to eat, drink and stay in the National Park

More than 15.8 million visitors head to the Lake District every year, lured by its crags and glimmer.<p>Last year Unesco bought the hype, awarding it …

Savannah, a City With Charms Both Historical and Culinary

My guide, Karen Wortham, led me on a path from Johnson Square, one of the many quadrangular parks that give Savannah, Ga., its distinct character, down to River Street, which runs along the Savannah River. We stopped in front of a relatively modest statue that depicted a black family with an …

How to use a password manager (and why you really should)

If for some cruel reason I was forced to rewrite that mid-‘90s viral essay / hit single “Wear Sunscreen,” I would replace the titular advice with a simple plea: use a password manager. Like sunscreen, it can be a hassle to apply, but it’s an easy way to stop yourself from getting burned.<p>The reasons …

Norway Travel: Top 9 Norwegian Fjords in Unforgettable Photos

When you think of some of the Earth’s most beautiful landscapes; the Norwegian Fjords offer vistas of unparalled beauty. Through majestic blue, …

Defense Secretary Mattis: US will stay in Iraq a while

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday he believes U.S. forces will be in Iraq and in the fight against Islamic State militants for a while, despite some rocky times between the two nations.<p>Speaking at the end of a day of meetings in Baghdad with military commanders and Iraqi political leaders, …

The 33 Best Documentaries of All Time

<i>By: Christopher Campbell</i><p><i>Credit: Portrait Films (edited)</i><p>Documentary is not a genre, but an entire branch of moviemaking. So pitting diverse qualifying contenders against each other to determine the 33 best... well, that's difficult.<p>Have I included enough music docs (<i>Don't Look Back</i>, <i>Gimme Shelter</i>), …

Bill Clinton

The 5 Best Beach Bars in the Caribbean

The sun, the music, the food, the laid-back lifestyle … who doesn’t love the Caribbean? And with a wintry chill blowing much of the East coast, I …

6 Reasons to Visit Kyoto

Standing in stately contrast to the neon-lit adrenaline of Tokyo, Japan’s second city exudes a warm, elegant vibe that has been attracting visitors …

Japan

7 Most Romantic Caribbean Resorts

<i>By Dalia Colon for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Vacation is meant to be an escape -- from the kids, from errands, from that irritating guy at work who's really into gratuitous lunchtime meetings. So if you're thinking of booking a Valentine's Day getaway this year, a carefree, all-inclusive resort makes a …

Sandals

12 most romantic isles in the South Pacific | CNN Travel

The 10 best date night spots in Chicago

To help you find a place that will impress your date, our friends at The Infatuation put together a list of the best date night spots in Chicago.<p>Whether you're craving authentic Neapolitan pizza or incredible hand-crafted cocktails, these are 10 of the best places to eat on Valentine's.

Farm-to-table

The best places to eat tapas in Barcelona

Not quite a snack, not quite a meal, the tapa is all about sociability, whether that involves ordering a parade of little dishes to share over a bottle of wine and a long chat or whether your objective is a much more civilised version of the bar crawl.<p>Catalans have never really embraced the …