Travel Guides

12 of My Favorite Activities in Rotterdam – A Better City Than Amsterdam

Erasmus Bridge Rotterdam

Most tourists flock to Amsterdam when they go to the Netherlands. If only they knew how many great activities there are in Rotterdam. Since my first visit to Rotterdam with Traverse earlier this year, I’ve returned four times, and I’d love to actually live there for a few months someday. Amsterdam might have a red light district, Anne Frank’s House …

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How Three Years of Traveling Changed My Opinion of Ghent

My Opinions of Ghent

Ghent was one of the first cities I visited in my travels. Dozens of countries and hundreds of cities later, I went back to see if it was as magical as I remembered. Here’s how my opinion of Ghent changed over the years. I arrived in Ghent with Dee shortly before sunset on a bus from Rotterdam. We were headed …

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Excursions from Ostrava: Unleashing the Inner Child at Heipark

Selfie on the Mechanical Bull at Heipark

Would you build an artificial, giant hill with a fun park just for your two kids? I certainly would! That’s just what a guy did near Ostrava, Czech Republic and now Heipark is open to the public. What is Heipark I’m still trying to wrap my head around the idea that a father built a giant hill (think a small …

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Excursions from Ostrava: Hiking in the Beskydy Mountains

Selfie in Beskydy Mountains

For some reason, when I was first offered a trip to the Beskydy Mountains, I had the hardest time committing the name to memory. Now that I’ve visited, I’ll never forget it, nor how beautiful they were. Also known as the Beskids, the Beskydy Mountains (as they’re called in the Czech Republic) start in the southeast corner of the Czech …

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Excursions from Ostrava: Exploring the Jeseniky Mountains

Selfie in the Jeseniky Mountains

Are you planning a trip to Ostrava and looking for things to do? Perhaps you could consider visiting the Jeseniky Mountains. If you like nature, hiking, adventurous activities or sunbathing on the shores of a lake, the Jeseniky Mountains will be perfect for you. The Jeseniky Mountains are a little over 60 miles northwest of Ostrava near the Polish border and …

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