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The Peyto Lake Snow Chase

Posted on Feb 6, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Reports  •  19 Comments

Our drive on the Icefields Parkway from Jasper National Park back down to Banff National Park seemed interminably long. That was before the scattered snow showers lifted, revealing an absolutely stunning landscape. We stopped a couple of times for quick roadside photos (like the above), but were otherwise on a tight schedule trying to get back down […]

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Sign-Up for Our Free Travel Newsletter!

Posted on Feb 5, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Tips  •  22 Comments

You may have noticed that we added an email sign-up box to the left sidebar a couple of weeks ago, which was done in preparation for the launch of our newsletter! We launch the newsletter in Summer 2017, which will include updates from the blog, interesting news pertaining to travel, and free downloadable wallpapers. We are […]

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Review: Is the Georgia Aquarium Worth It?

Posted on Feb 3, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  19 Comments

The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is widely regarded as one of the best aquariums in the United States. It’s the world’s largest aquarium, holding 10,000,000 gallons of water. It’s also one of the busiest, with huge crowds gathering on a daily basis. The Aquarium includes a variety of exhibits and touts itself as having a […]

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Hanami Party at Himeji Castle!

Posted on Feb 3, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  22 Comments

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you combined a frat party and a beloved world heritage site? I’m guessing no, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have a blast at Himeji Castle’s cherry blossom viewing parties (hanami) held each year during sakura season. In this post, we’ll offer some hanami at […]

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Fairmont Le Montreux Palace Review

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Hotels  •  4 Comments

The Fairmont Le Montreux Palace is a five-star luxury hotel in Switzerland, offering views of Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps. It’s won myriad awards and accolades, and is a stunning example of Belle-Époque architecture worthy of its “palace” moniker. This review of Fairmont Le Montreux Palace features room photos, our thoughts on whether it’s […]

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To Honor America

Posted on Jan 30, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Dining  •  29 Comments

The words “hero” and “patriot” get thrown around a lot these days, to the point that they are almost devoid of all meaning. Well, I’m about to regale you with a tale that will remind you all what it means to be a True American Heroic Patriot™. In this post, I share the exact moment […]

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Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum Review

Posted on Jan 29, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Dining  •  11 Comments

This post reviews Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum, which is located outside of Tokyo, Japan. In our review, we’ll offer photos of Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum, our thoughts on the ramen, and whether it’s worth your time and money to go here while visiting Tokyo. On our last visit to Japan, we went to two ramen museums, including this one in […]

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Château de Chillon Review & Tips

Posted on Jan 23, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Points of Interest  •  6 Comments

Chillon Castle (or Château de Chillon) is a medieval castle on Lake Geneva. This post offers our review of Switzerland’s most popular historic building, tips for making the most of your experience, and a ton of photos from our visit. Before any of that, we’ll offer a brief historic overview to give you an idea […]

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1-Day Kyoto Cherry Blossom Walking Itinerary

Posted on Jan 22, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Itineraries & Tours  •  6 Comments

During sakura season, Kyoto is bursting with cherry blossoms in full bloom, and wherever you go, you’re going to see them. However, there are a few points of interest, including free walks and nighttime illuminations, that we strongly recommend seeing during a day in Kyoto. In fact, on our trip to Japan during cherry blossom […]

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Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Review

Posted on Jan 19, 2017 by Tom Bricker  •  Hotels  •  3 Comments

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is not a very nice hotel. To be fair, we knew this going in, and the accommodations were priced accordingly. This Fairmont review features my thoughts on staying here, room photos, and more. Note that this is one of three Fairmont hotels in the Canadian Rockies; we’ve already separately reviewed […]

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