The Manly ferry passes the Sydney Opera House on a bright, sunny day.

Sydney Day Trip Ideas: Manly and the Manly Ferry

The Manly Ferry is a perfect way to get out on the water, see the islands, appreciate the view across the opera house and the bridge from the water, take in the mind-blowingly beautiful real estate along the coast, and sit back and enjoy being out on the harbor for a fraction of the price of a harbor cruise. And as a bonus, you get to go to Manly.

Vietnam's northwest region is awash with soaring mountains and verdant river valleys. Photo © Dana Filek-Gibson.

The Best of Vietnam Travel Itinerary: Down the Dragon’s Spine

Travel all the best of Vietnam, from the busy capital city of Hanoi to a cruise on Ha Long Bay to relaxing in mountain spas, strolling photogenic villages, and more. This itinerary describes a brisk two-week trip, covering the full length of Vietnam’s coast, with a few detours to the interior. For a more relaxed pace, extend your trip to three weeks and linger in the places you like best.

A bicyclist on the Cherry Creek trail in downtown Denver. Photo © 123rf.

Your Two-Day Best of Denver Itinerary

Denver has great things to offer those who only have one or two days in the city, between exciting attractions within its city limits, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and Commons Park, and nearby excursions like the Red Rocks Ampitheatre.

Half Moon Caye. Photo © dronepicr, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Visiting Half Moon Caye National Monument, Belize

Dedicated as a monument in 1982, this crescent-shaped island was the first protected area in Belize. Half thriving but endangered littoral forest, half stunning palm-dotted beach, a red-footed booby sanctuary and popular dive spot, put this caye on your must-see list.

A lantern illuminates a pen lying across a sheet of paper serving as a guest register.

Haunted San Diego

Everyone loves a good ghost story. San Diego’s claim to creepy fame is home to the “Most Haunted House in America”, but like any historic city, the shivers don’t stop there–a self-guided ghost tour of its creepiest locales is a great way to take in the sights and learn its history. From strange sightings to unexplained noises, here are the spooks and spirits, ghosts and ghouls of haunted San Diego.

Get superb photo opportunities with a walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Free Activities in Sydney

Sydney is expensive—there is no doubt about that. Yet there are a few excellent things to do that don’t cost a thing. From museums and galleries to history, architecture, and even getting around, here are the best free activities in Sydney.

Lakenenland Scultpure Park features entertaining "junkyard art" creations by sculptor Tom Lakenen.

Unique Michigan Destinations on the Upper Peninsula

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula boasts a subculture which celebrates the peculiar, the unexpected, and the just plain weird. The area is also home to a few natural oddities. Together, a visit to these weird and wonderful places can add spice to your Upper Peninsula sojourn.

Take a kayak up the Wailua River in Kaua'i.

Spend a Day Exploring East Side Kaua‘i

To experience the best of the best on the east side, begin early, be ready for a busy day, and since the best beaches are found on other parts of the island, go with activities rather than lounging on the sand. Begin in Kapa‘a, then work your way toward Lihu‘e.

A sheltered cove of turquoise water on Bermuda's south shore.

Tips for Visiting Bermuda with Kids

Being a kid in Bermuda is like stepping into Fantasia or Alice in Wonderland, with plenty of weird animals, sunshine-packed days, real-life forts, and bubblegum-colored buses. Bermuda also makes it pretty easy to entertain children with beach trips, interactive heritage centers, aquariums, zoos, parades, and festivals—to name just a few.