Jaipur is the capital city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in northern India. It is a colorful, chaotic city with an interesting mix of old and new. There are lots of popular festivals that take place here throughout the year.
Istanbul is the cultural, historical and economical center of Turkey. It is the bridge between Asia and Europe, making it a culturally and historically significant place throughout history with a unique clash of cultures. Istanbul was known as Constantinople until the early 20th century.
Honolulu is the capital city of Hawaii and located on the island of Oahu. The most popular spot in Honolulu is Waikiki, but there is also plenty of arts and culture, amazing food, great hiking, and so much more. It is a great place to spend your vacation in Hawaii, or to start as a jumping off point for a trip around the islands.
Galena is a charming small town that is about a three hour drive from Chicago. When we lived in Chicago, we used to take weekend trips to Galena. It’s a great way to get outside of the Chicagoland area and explore more of Illinois. The town might make you feel like you’re stepping back to a simpler time. Enjoy the shops, restaurants, great hotels, golfing and more. This is one part of the state where there are actually hills that offer beautiful views of the area.
Florence is the capital city of the Tuscany region in Italy. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance movement, making it a culturally significant city with plenty of art and culture to explore. The food is also pretty great!
Denver is known as the Mile High City because at one of its points it measures exactly one mile above sea level. (You might also think that nickname now has a double meaning…) This is a great place to visit for those who like history, art, and culture, but also action and adventure as there are so many outdoor activities to do here in Denver. It is a very bicycle friendly city with lots of trails, parks, and gardens to explore.
My kind of town…Chicago! Our hometown is such a great city to visit and explore. Between the sports teams, restaurants, museums, live theater, outdoor activities, and concerts there is enough for the whole family to see and do. We definitely suggest visiting in the summer, though. It gets cold here!
Boston is a great, walk-able city with so much to do! A lot of important historical events happened here, and there is great food, sports, shopping, museums, and more. Boston also has great public transportation that makes it easy to get around. It’s a perfect city for a weekend getaway, although you could definitely spend longer than a weekend here. We recommend going in the summer!
For even more about Boston, check out our guide on how to spend Two Days in Boston.
Albuquerque is the culturally diverse, hot air ballooning capital of the world. It is the largest city in New Mexico where the weather is usually nice, and there’s plenty of things to see and do. Between the hiking, golfing, shopping, great restaurants, skiing, thriving art scene, and museums, you will have a great time during your stay in Albuquerque.