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Amazing Free Virtual Zoo Tour & Free Museums Online on Your Couch (updated July 2020)
Virtual Zoo tours, online museums and concerts are providing online live stream or other creative way to keep people companied in times of coronavirus. You will be surprised by what spectacular things you could enjoy just staying home.
TripBlogJul 16, 2020 13 20,083
Top 6 Things to Do in Santa Barbara, California: Strolling the American Riviera 2020
In July 2020, Santa Barbara authorities have made wearing masks mandatory for both residents and visitors. The city is gradually reopening the local economy to tourism and resuming normal life. Take care as you’re traveling to make sure you observe local ordinances in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
TripBlogJul 10, 2020 0 792
2020 Summer Guide to Nashville: The Athens of the South
Nashville boasts the only full-scale replica of the original Greek Parthenon in Athens. Central Tennessee is replete with dozens of great distilleries, many whose operations extend well back to the heady days of Prohibition and genuine bootlegging. Whether it is arts and entertainment, sporting events, great educational opportunities, or just a down right good time, you can find it in Nashville. Come along as we profile the Athens of the South.
TripBlogJul 7, 2020 0 304
Free Live Stream: Covid 19 Virtual Concerts, Paris Opera Live Stream
Virtual getaway!!!!! With much of the world effectively confined indoors to combat the spread of COVID-19, we’re increasingly forced to come up with new ways to entertain ourselves. It seems ages ago when you could go to the local cinema for a movie or perhaps take in an opera or concert. Many of us crave not just the high-quality entertainment but the comradery that comes with shared cultural experiences. Fortunately some of the world’s great performing arts institutions have responded with a wealth of online offerings. Performances of various sorts are prerecorded or streamed live, allowing anyone the chance to snag a front row seat at the Metropolitan Opera or the Berlin Philharmonic. Here is a partial list we’ve compiled to help you get through this period of physical distancing.
TripBlogJul 7, 2020 1 1,534
2020 Top 10 Things to do in Las Vegas
The Strip The Strip is the most prosperous street in Las Vegas. Sitting in a tram, you can visit “Egyptian Pyramids”, “Eiffel Tower of Paris”, “Statue of Liberty of New York” and “Grand Canal of Venice” at one stretch. They are all symbols of Las Vegas.
TripBlogJun 11, 2020 0 820
Gold Coast Railroad Museum and Zoo Miami: Miami Family Trip
Gold Coast Railroad Museum and Zoo Miami are neighbors and fun for the entire family. Miami residents looking for things to do have lots of choices. In this article we’re showcasing a great two-for-one opportunity. Safari walks and steam locomotives…what’s not to like? Gold Coast Railroad Museum is a lovely non-profit that packs an outsized punch, showcasing more than 40 historic railroad cars, including the former Presidential Railcar first used by Franklin D. Roosevelt. At Zoo Miami, you will see animals interacting with each other as they would in the wild. This humane design enhances the experience and helps visitors learn about the natural world. These two great institutions make for a fun and exciting outing and both have reopened to the public since June 1. Come along as we take a closer look at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum and Zoo Miami.
TripBlogJun 11, 2020 0 430
2020 U.S. Calendar: Federal Holidays 2020 Travel Notes and Long Weekends
Dates of Federal Holidays for 2020 New Year’s Day – January 1, Wednesday Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. – January 20, Monday Washington’s Birthday – February 17, Monday Memorial Day – May 25, Monday Independence Day – July 3, Friday Labor Day – September 7, Monday Columbus Day – October 12, Monday Veterans Day – November 11, Wednesday Thanksgiving Day – November 26, Thursday Christmas Day – December 25, Friday
TripBlogJun 1, 2020 0 2,890
Looking for that perfect weekend getaway? Shanghai Edition!
Even though there are countless ways to spend a weekend in Shanghai, sometimes we all need a change of scenery, right?
E39***95May 29, 2020 2 942
10 Domestic US Cities to Visit in June
Are you thinking of scheduling a family vacation or weekend away? If yes, then consider going to some of the most exciting places to visit in the US? New York would be voted high as the exciting cities in the US or the most exciting among the places to visit in the US. With so many American cities reinventing themselves, travelers can discover something exciting right around the corner. There are cities all over the country brimming with energy, just a short flight, road trip, or train ride away. Pack your carry-on, and in a few hours, you’ll be surrounded by distinct American cultures, iconic dishes, and live tunes.
TripBlogMay 19, 2020 0 1,786
European Style Cities in North America: Places in US That Look Like Europe
Sometimes the allure of a far flung destination is overpowering. Perhaps it’s the romance of Paris, or walking past grand cathedrals in Rome. Maybe you long for Spanish culture in Valencia, or would like nothing more than raising a stein in a German beer hall. Great European cities captivate a traveler’s imagination. For many of us, however, life and responsibilities have an unfortunate tendency to intrude. The realities of traveling to Europe, dealing with flight tickets, language barriers, unfamiliar customs…it can seem too much. Fortunately there is plenty Old World charm available in North America. We’ve searched the continent for those places you could easily mistake as having been transplanted wholesale. Come along on our journey to the 10 places in North America that feel exactly like Europe.
TripBlogMay 19, 2020 1 12,955
Virtual Museum Tours to Take During Lockdown: National Park Virtual Tour & Aquarium
Virtual tours and museums during lockdown. COVID-19 has upended our day-to-day lives and snatched away nearly all normality. Our best-laid travel plans have fallen by the wayside. This was going to be the year you finally made it to the Louvre or the British Museum. Maybe your goal was to explore the Getty or spend time wandering the galleries at the Met. With cultural institutions around the world shuttered due to the pandemic, curators have had to invent new and innovative ways to engage the public.
TripBlogMay 15, 2020 0 1,753
Paris Museum Virtual Tours For You on the Couch
With the lockdown in France, you may not be able to visit Paris yourself, Museums and historical sites in Paris has provided some online stream tour for you.
TripBlogMay 7, 2020 0 1,716
Local Guide to Rome: Best Things to do in 2020
Rome—the Eternal City. A place where emperors walked, chariots raced, Popes sought influence and command. Rome is a city of cathedrals, monuments, fortune, and glory. A place where magnificent structures and high-modernism blend together. Trend-setting fashion graces display windows in the shadow of ancient ruins. The Italian capital has long captivated the imagination. Artists and poets flock here, pilgrims journey from faraway lands. The attraction of Rome is irresistible. In this travel guide we’ve distilled the best the city has to offer. We look at those places you absolutely must-see in order to be able to say you’ve truly been to Rome. From the Trevi Fountain to Villa Borghese, Castel Sant'Angelo to Palatine Hill, these are the top-10 best things to do in Rome for 2019.
TripBlogApr 7, 2020 0 1,075
Top-10 Things to do in Barcelona for May 2020
On the shores of the Balearic Sea lies Barcelona, a renowned travel destination and capital of Spain’s autonomous Catalonia region. It’s a city that sparkles in the Mediterranean sun. Walking along spacious boulevards, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in London; however, the moment you dart into a narrow alleyway Spanish charm abounds. Barcelona is effervescent, a place overflowing with humanity and Catalan pride. Come along as we explore this beautiful and intriguing city. See where Roman ruins mingle with Gaudí’s modernism. Our short guide will highlight some must-see attractions and provide an overview to the many wonderful things travelers will find when they visit. This is our guide to the top-10 best things to do in Barcelona in 2019.
TripBlogApr 7, 2020 1 1,144
10 Best Things to do in Shanghai for 2020
In a mere 25 years Shanghai has emerged as global financial center and trendsetting modern metropolis. Glittering skyscrapers dot the skyline in Lujiazui. Across the Huangpu River stately architecture dominates the Bund. Chic cafes and restaurants intermingle with street vendors and classic gardens. Known as the “Paris of the East,” Shanghai garnered a reputation for noir and intrigue in the 1920s and ‘30s. The image of Art Deco buildings, gangsters with tommy guns, and cabaret never faded. As China’s undisputed financial capital, Shanghai is a city on the cutting edge. Money talks and glamor abounds; yet the past is never far away. Come along as we visit this amazing destination. Here is our guide to the top-10 best things to do in Shanghai for 2019.
TripBlogApr 7, 2020 1 1,201
10 One Day Tour in Hong Kong in April
Hong Kong has long been a gateway to China and other parts of Asia. The city’s location at the mouth of the Pearl River has helped Hong Kong become a major center for commerce, trade, and manufacturing. When factories started to leave in search of cheaper labor on the mainland, Hong Kong responded by developing into Asia’s premier financial center. Through it all, Hong Kong has maintained a remarkable identity and culture. It is a fabulous destination that offers visitors a wealth of options. From luxury shopping and fine dining to pristine natural parks, Hong Kong remains Asia’s gateway city. Come along as we explore the top-1o things to do in Hong Kong for 2019.
TripBlogApr 7, 2020 0 918
Manhattan Skyline 2020 and Top 8 Best View Points
New York City, the melting point of cultures, the city of modern marvels, the wondrous Manhattan skyline, the numerous parks, and waterways is one of the best tourist destinations of the world. When in New York, there is so much to see and explore. There is no doubt that nothing beats the transformational Manhattan skyline. It is one of the most popular and striking tourist attractions of the present world. The many engineered compositions stand tall and attract tourists, architects, engineers, journalists, artists, and many curious minds from all over the globe.
TripBlogApr 7, 2020 1 4,423
10 Best Shows in Vegas 2020: Acrobats, Magic, Comedy
The shows in Las Vegas have been the top reasons for people to go to this insanely exciting city. O” by Cirque du Soleil, Absinthe the Acrobats, VEGAS! The Show, you name it! The 1990s brought new genres to Las Vegas, as circus performers, magicians, and even a group of blue men captured the imagination of people through their beautiful creations. The city started welcoming top entertainers like the Backstreet Boys, Cher, and Enrique Iglesias in the early 2000s and the city has never lost its energy since then. The electronic dance music and the various acrobatic and imaginative performances entirely changed the city to become the glamorous and rich entity it is now.
TripBlogMar 31, 2020 0 40,384
Top 10 Things to Do in Playa del Carmen Mexico 2020
Playa del Carmen is a coastal resort town located in Mexico. It lies along the Carribean Sea in the municipality of Solidaridad, rested in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. This beautiful resort town is known for its coral reefs and palm-lined beautiful beaches. It is fast becoming very popular with tourists arriving here from around the world. With beautiful and pristine beaches, exciting water sports, stunning Mayan ruins, adventure parks and a tourist-friendly place for shopping and dining, it has something for everyone,be the one who is looking for adventures, or the one who would just like to rest and enjoy the beach sun. Places like the La Quinta Avenida, Playa del Carmen’s main street run parallel to the shoreline, is lined with shops, bars, restaurants, trinket shops to fulfil all your shopping and eating needs.
TripBlogMar 31, 2020 0 901
2020 Chicago Skyline: 10 Iconic Chicago Skyline Buildings and How to Explore
Chicago Skyline is an absolute architectural wonder outlined by skyscrapers of all shapes. As the birthplace of skyscrapers, Chicago has seen the birth of many architectural concepts. It all started with Goldberg’s Marina City and the One Parke Place Crain Communications Building rising as Chicago skyscrapers. After a lull of ten years, the Chicago City has sanctioned 800 ft buildings with more projects awaiting approval. Each day the skyline is changing Chicago architecture with newer designs and advanced technology coming to the rescue of implementing them from concept to completion! So, as you plan to explore the city, remember to visit a checklist of iconic architectural marvels.
TripBlogMar 31, 2020 2 52,638
Parades and Fireworks: Great Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July
The Fourth of July is that classic American holiday when all our grandiose display of flags, barbeque, apple pie, and fireworks come together in a delectable slice of true Americana. Many of us fondly remember trips across the state line to purchase obscenely powerful firecrackers. There’s also the annual family trip to the beach and the time-honored tradition of the Main Street parade. These quintessential Fourth of July traditions are what make the Fourth of July…well…the Fourth of July. We took a look around the United States and are bringing your our favorite places to enjoy the Fourth in all its patriotic glory. These are our recommendations for ways to celebrate the Fourth of July.
TripBlogMar 6, 2020 0 953
10 Incredible Natural Landscapes to Explore in 2020
These are 10 incredible natural landscapes to explore in 2020. We’re heading into the mountains, under the sea, near to volcanoes, and to the edge of waterfalls in this fun travel guide. Buckle up as we take you to some exciting travel destinations.
TripBlogMar 4, 2020 0 919
Dontonbori Osaka: One Day Guide
Dotonbori Osaka is one of the most fascinating and revered destinations by tourists who visit Osaka, Japan. Characterized by neon and large signboards on both the sides of this beauteous and vibrant street, this place has been a theater district in the past. Today, it is highly known for the blasting nightlife and humongous entertainment center that it has become over the years. Dotonbori area's most known landmark is a billboard called as the Glico running man that features a runner crossing the finishing line. The amusing and value holding fact behind this billboard is its association as an icon of Osaka within Japan as a hub for the confectionery industry. Also known as the bright heart of Osaka, this place, with huge signage and neon lights hosts a commendably enormous variety of extravagant bars and restaurants with a variety of delicious cuisines that make this place a perfect destination to bring all your nightlife fantasies to life.
TripBlogMar 3, 2020 0 793
Architectural Landmarks: 10 Amazing Buildings Around the World
Designing, planning, and building the structures we inhabit is the job of architects the world over. Marrying form and function, they seek to balance complex and often contradictory imperatives. Styles range the gamut from subdued to ostentatious. In seeking to highlight amazing architectural treasures from around the world, we looked far and wide to showcase a diverse range. Spanning nearly every continent, these represent among the finest buildings and landmarks on offer. These are 10 amazing architectural landmarks from around the world.
TripBlogMar 2, 2020 0 1,713
Shikoku Summer Festival: Summer Trip Ideas in July
Many interesting activities will be held in Shikoku Japan to attract tourists every summer. Shikoku is the smallest city of Japan's four large islands. No matter And the Spirit of Sacrifice, Tokushima Apo Dance, or other diversified fireworks, all of them are worth experiencing! All the festivals listed in the list are important gatherings in the summer of Shikoku. If you are planning your summer vacation in Japan, visit Shikoku!
TripBlogMar 2, 2020 0 695
Summer Vacation Ideas in Japan: Fireworks Festival
Summer Kansai Fireworks Festival is something you cannot miss in your summer vacation in Japan. Wearing a yukata and holding moon-shaped fans to attend the fireworks festival has become a part of Japan's poetic summer scenery. We have to mention Kansai when talking about fireworks festivals. Each place has its own characteristics. It is a really unique experience when appreciating the fireworks exploding in the sky. Have you decided where to go watch fireworks in Japan this summer?
TripBlogMar 2, 2020 0 769
Summer Vacation Ideas in Japan: Things to do in Nagoya
July is the time to enjoy summer vacation. Nagoya, a famous historical city, has not only diversified interesting buildings, but also a lot of fun activities to accompany you through the hot summer Fireworks Display, Water Park, Restricted Haunted House, and world events, etc., a lot of brilliant shows. Come to follow us to view these brilliant shows
TripBlogMar 2, 2020 0 391
Summer Vacation in Japan: Things to do in Hokkaido
Interested in spend your summer vacation in Japan? Hokkaido summers are very interesting. In addition to the blooming flower fields and the lavender flowers, the highlight of summers in Japan is the summer festivals and the firework festivals that become quite lively during this time. You also cannot miss the delicious summer fruit and ice cream.
TripBlogMar 2, 2020 0 798
Pantheon Paris: Facts, History and Tips 2020
Pantheon (Panthéon) Paris is a majestic archeological site situated in the Latin Quarter in Paris, France. It is the most ancient structure (125 AD) of Rome, and one of the city's most magnificent spectacles and this grandeur is visible from every corner of Paris. The Pantheon Paris meant the “Temple of all the Gods” and was initially built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve. The primary purpose of constructing this building was to keep the reliquary Chasse containing the remains of the most honored saint of those times. But unfortunately, it changed to a secular mausoleum and now houses the remains of prominent French citizens.
TripBlogFeb 27, 2020 0 4,593
The World’s Top-Nine Most Important Holy Places
Billions of people today organize their lives around religious teachings and consider a variety of places around the world sacred. We’ve put together this list of the world’s most important holy places. Though necessarily incomplete, these locations are intangible cultural treasures. These are nine of the most important religious sites on Earth.
TripBlogFeb 26, 2020 1 5,426