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At Grownup Travels, we believe in the kind of travel where you bring home stories, not souvenirs. We look for adventures with rough edges but soft landings, accommodations that are unique or boutique, and the kind of cultural experiences that make your travels more memorable. Read some of our latest articles below, scroll down to browse a destination that interests you, or visit our photo galleries that are sure to fuel your wanderlust.
Louis Sullivan. Frank Lloyd Wright. Daniel Burnham. Minoru Yamasaki. If the names of these American architects don’t ring a bell, their buildings definitely might. Think of the Sullivan Centre in Chicago, Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, the pointed Flatiron Building in New York City or the World Trade Centre’s Twin Towers. What many people don’t know is that the same architects who designed these iconic structures also created buildings in Buffalo, New York, making this city one of America’s best when it comes to architecture. Luckily, you don’t have to be an expert in architecture to appreciate these buildings – you can join a Buffalo architecture tour like Henk and I did, and/or create your own independent tour from this list. You’ll see for yourself the best of Buffalo’s impressive architectural heritage.
Snowbirds have loved it for decades. It’s a destination where the sands are white, the ocean is blue and the temperature averages a comfortable 23 degrees from November to April. It’s St. Petersburg, Florida, much more than just a pretty beach destination.
When Henk and I were invited on a Crystal River Cruise down the Danube, I have to admit that I was particularly excited to see Budapest, one of the oldest cities in Europe and the final stop on our voyage. Neither Henk nor I had ever been to Budapest, but we had heard...