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At Grownup Travels, we believe in the kind of travel where you bring home stories, not souvenirs. We are up for adventures with rough edges but soft landings, accommodations that are unique or boutique, and the kind of cultural experiences that make your travels truly 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.

In Search of Sequoias in Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks

In Search of Sequoias in Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks

I can’t even remember the first time I learned about the existence of giant sequoia trees. I must have been quite young, because my fascination with them held an almost mythical quality, as if these trees were more a product of imagination than reality, like the Loch Ness Monster, or Bigfoot. I distinctly remember seeing a picture of a car driving through a tunnel carved through one of these trees, but still, it was hard to believe that a forest of these trees could exist. Which was why I promised myself that someday I would venture to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks in California if for no other reason than to see these trees for myself.
Half a century later, that someday happened…

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Stay Awhile in Wytheville, Virginia

Stay Awhile in Wytheville, Virginia

Even if you find yourself in Wytheville, Virginia while en route to another destination in the U.S., a couple of days spent exploring this charming small town can be a wonderful part of that road trip. Because whether you are a history buff, a nature lover, a culture vulture or a road warrior, there are plenty of things to do in Wytheville for all of you.

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Best Things to do in Verona, Italy

Best Things to do in Verona, Italy

Romeo and Juliet may have made “Fair Verona” a household name, but this northern Italian city is a great destination for many other reasons. Here are some of the best things to do in Verona, Italy including a couple of truly hidden gems.

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About Jane

Jane Canapini spent more than 20 years as a creative director in advertising, hoarding every vacation day in order to pursue her travel passion. Now she applies her keen eye for imagery and love of storytelling as editor of Grownup Travels. Read more

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