Entries by Matthew Knotek

History Guide China: Top Historic Sites in Beijing

The capital city of China, Beijing, is home to some of the world’s oldest and most treasured items in history. Beijing first appeared as a global entity over three millennia ago. The ancient Chinese and their long reigning dynasties have been responsible for much of the technology and philosophy that had been carried out throughout […]

Pacific Northwest: Top 10

Whether it is your first time in the United States or you have lived here your entire life, it is common knowledge that the Pacific Northwest (PNW) holds some of the most beautiful and most well preserved landmarks in the nation. In addition, the Pacific Northwest offers everything from snowy glaciers, lush rainforests and island […]

Hong Kong: Best Thrill Seeking Adventures

Wild thrilling adventure is not what most people see when they look to travel Hong Kong.  However, as you travel through this lush coastal hub, you will find that blood pumping adventure is around every corner. Furthermore, Hong Kong has a unique geographic location. Located on the Southeast corner of China, Hong Kong is embodied […]

Best Waterfalls In Iceland

Without a doubt, Iceland is home to some of the world’s most beautiful geographical features. Black sand beaches, geothermal hotspots, thousands of years old glaciers and erupting volcanoes are just to name a few. As travelers visit the globally treasured island, what stuns them the most is the abundance of Mother Nature’s tear drops. What’s […]

Egypt: Top 10 Historical Sites

It’s no surprise that Egypt lands on a high percentage of travelers’ bucket list destinations.  Known around the world as the home of one of (if not the) oldest civilizations in history. The history of ancient Egyptian civilization predates most other historical events of humanity. It is said among scholars and archaeologists that the civilization […]

Best Historic Sites in Croatia

The Balkan nation of Croatia boasts uniqueness and wonder in every corner. Nestled in a land that divides Central and Southeast Europe, Croatia holds historic value in a multitude of ways. The nation was once divided under Roman Imperial rule into two sections, Pannonia and Dalmatia. After the demise of the Roman Empire near the […]

Czech Republic: Top 10 Art/History/Culture Sites

The capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague, is a historic capstone of central Europe. The city and its neighbors are rich in historic value and cultural sites. The Czech history dates back to the early 5th century with tales of Kings, great battles, grand cathedrals and much more. Many of these historic relics remain […]

Best Of Budapest

Budapest is a city that catches the attention of most world travelers. As you travel to Budapest, you step into a world of the past. Various historic era’s of Europe are beautifully preserved within the Hungarian capital. There are so many magnificent sites to see and explore during your vacation in Budapest. It was hard […]

Best Adventures In Switzerland

When it comes to outdoor adventures, there is nothing quite like the European nation of Switzerland. The beautiful scenery of Switzerland captivates eager travelers from around the globe. A vacation in Switzerland meets most travelers’ bucket list. Moreover, the landscape of Switzerland combines the magical Swiss Alps with deep mountain lakes and historic architecture. There […]

Top 10 Historic Sites in Lisbon, Portugal 

Without a doubt, the Portuguese capital city, Lisbon, is a center for the arts and history. The Portuguese Empire was one of the first to emerge on the Atlantic ocean, conquering sects of Western African, North/South America and mid-Atlantic islands along the way. The dawning of Portugal came with the famous Age of Exploration. During […]