Juneau offers some incredible outdoor adventures, but it can be hard to find budget-friendly options. Whale watching and glacier tours tend to set you back at least $100, so what’s an outdoorsy traveler to do? Take the Mount Roberts Tramway up to the top of Mount Roberts to enjoy an incredible view. Plus, the mountaintop is home to a nature center and raptor center, where you can hang out with an actual eagle. Tickets cost $33.
When you get back down to Juneau, grab lunch at Pel’Meni. This hole-in-the-wall spot offers delicious and warming Russian dumplings, and a dozen of them will only set you back a few bucks. It’s cash only, so bring $10 just to be safe!
So far, you’ve spent about $58. If you’re feeling energetic after lunch, take a hike on Perseverance Trail, a three-mile loop that’s not too strenuous but will take you past the site of the original gold rush. Another afternoon stop is the Alaska State Museum, where admission is only $5 and you can leisurely take in some of Alaska’s amazing history, though it is currently closed for renovations until 2016.
For dinner, head to Hangar on the Wharf for some fresh seafood. The cost will likely eat up your remaining $38, especially if you have a drink, but it will be worth it to enjoy the views of the water while enjoying the best local seafood on offer. There are non-seafood options as well, but fish, crab and other from-the-water specialties are what this favorite spot is known for.
There are tons of places to hike around the world — possibly even dozen of options just miles from where you currently sit. But some hiking destinations are better than others. Here are a few that will be entirely unforgettable — along with some of the best ways to see them.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
Few things in life are as unappealing as smelly shoes. There’s something about the distinctive odor of stanky feet that’s almost vomit-inducing. When you’re traveling, the stench can really sneak up you. Here are some tips for keeping your shoes fresh and ready to stroll.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Barcelona’s insane popularity and large influx of visitors as of late may have some travelers steering away from the Mediterranean coastal city, but just outside the overpopulated center of the city, known as Ciutat Vella, are quieter neighborhoods that offer more of a local feel and don’t come with exorbitant tourist prices. El Poble-Sec is one such area that rests between the towering Montjuic park and the Old Town, making it a nice escape but still close enough to access the sights.