Author Archives: Rhonda Krause

Travel photographer and writer. Founder of Travel? Yes Please!, a travel inspiration and information blog.

The Best of Central Park- Self-Guided Walking Tour

New York City’s Central Park is a favourite gathering place of both tourists and locals alike. The park’s 3.41 square kilometres boasts ponds, sculptures, archways, meadows, and gardens, all framed by NYC’s emblematic skyscrapers. Featured in countless movie scenes, with so much to see and do, it’s no wonder that Central Park is one of…

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Secret Canyon- A Non-Crowded Alternative to Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona

In this age of Internet and social media, it’s easy to feel like there are few discoveries left when it comes to great travel destinations. Yet, there’s a slot canyon near Page, Arizona that hasn’t made it onto the radar of most tourists who are following the masses to the famous Antelope Canyon. But I’ll…

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Photo of the Week: Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Page, Arizona boasts plenty of natural attractions but one of my favourite places was Horseshoe Bend. Aptly named, this almost symmetrical bend in the Colorado River resembles the shape of a horseshoe, its sandstone banks towering 1,000 ft above the meandering water. From the Horseshoe Bend Overlook, you’ll be able to enjoy the classic view…

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7 Wonderful Things to Do in Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Schaffhausen may not be top of mind when thinking about places to visit on a trip to Switzerland, but it absolutely should be. This small historic town in northern Switzerland has plenty of charm and a surprising amount of attractions. With Renaissance period architecture, a lovely riverside location, close proximity to Switzerland’s largest waterfall, and…

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  • Monika - I’m so happy that you enjoyed my hometown! My school was right next to the Munot on the same hill, loved the views, made paying attention just a tiny bit more difficult. XD August 3, 2019 – 12:30 amReplyCancel

Visiting Cahergall and Leacanabuaile- Irish Stone Ringforts

Ireland is full of intriguing ancient sites from timeworn cemeteries to aged castles, but one of the more unique historic attractions I came across during my two weeks in Ireland were stone-walled ringforts. When I was driving the Ring of Kerry I took a short detour off the official route to visit two Irish ringforts-…

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Visiting the Magic Water Circuit in Lima- A Night of Fountains, Colour and Lights

Nearing the end of our 3 week trip to South America we spent some time in Lima, a city that didn’t really impress us apart from one (literal) bright spot- the Magic Water Circuit. With 13 fountains, the Magic Water Circuit in Lima has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the…

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Hiking the Five Lakes Trail in Zermatt- See Unforgettable Views of the Matterhorn

Switzerland is known for its outdoor adventures and alpine scenery and one of the best ways to experience both is by hiking the Five Lakes trail in Zermatt. The Five Lakes Walk (5-Seenweg) is a pleasant day hike in Zermatt that offers extraordinary views of the Matterhorn mountain (you know, the one on the Toblerone…

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  • Kathy - Hi Rhonda…that’s an awesome article and I will defs follow your recommendations when we visit Zermatt in September…hopefully we get great weather too. May 2, 2019 – 7:56 pmReplyCancel

  • Karen - Hi, It’s a very good post. Thank you for your sharing on this amazing hike.I planned to do this on 7Nov this year but I am not sure whether the 5 lakes trail is opened during that time. September 28, 2019 – 9:18 pmReplyCancel

Best Ancient Sites in Greece- 6 Archaeological Sites Worth Visiting

While many tourists flock to Greece for its picturesque islands and beautiful beaches, what inspired me to visit was the country’s influential history and archaeological remains. As the cradle of Western society, there are plenty of ancient sites in Greece where you can learn about Europe’s first advanced civilizations. From their architecture, technology, art, mythology,…

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Nabana no Sato Winter Illumination- A Spectacular Light Festival in Japan

There are plenty of winter illumination events in Japan, as decorating cities and gardens in extravagant light displays has become somewhat of a modern Japanese tradition. One of Japan’s largest illumination displays is at Nabana no Sato flower park in Kuwana. Each year millions of LED bulbs transform the gardens into a twinkling wonderland complete…

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  • Danial - The sakura light tunnel is absolutely amazing. I could actually spend a couple of days here admiring the Winter Illumination!November 15, 2018 – 7:31 pmReplyCancel

What to Expect on Your First Trip to Switzerland: A First Time Visitor’s Guide

My first trip to Switzerland was a long time coming- it was a place I’d dreamed about visiting for many years before I finally went. I’d spent hours admiring photos, building Switzerland up in my mind so much that I arrived expecting near perfection. Luckily, it was even better than I’d imagined and all the…

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  • Eric - Switzerland (Geneva) was my first non-Ireland/England trip to Europe. I was very naive and terrified that nobody would speak English, I would get lost, or ever worse robbed. Boy was I wrong and boy did I love the few days we spent exploring around the city. October 17, 2018 – 4:12 amReplyCancel

2 Weeks in Switzerland- My Itinerary for Active Travellers

Before my 2 week trip to Switzerland, I had a somewhat stereotypical vision of what Switzerland would be like. I expected to see wooden chalets, meadows surrounded by rugged mountains, and cows grazing in green pastures as bells around their necks rung with every move. I looked forward to indulging in warm cheese fondue and…

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  • Jerry - What an interesting trip to a beautiful country.
    We were there last week, on a first visit, in the Chateau D’Oex area (still writing the blog posts :) ). We stayed in a wooden chalet in the mountains, but saw the contrasts in Bern, Montreux and the like.October 4, 2018 – 3:27 amReplyCancel

  • Tracey - This itinerary is amazing and the pictures just stunning! The architecture and nature of Switzerland is just magnificent and you really made me want to plan a trip there!! I just love the beautiful old buildings 💜❤️.February 19, 2019 – 1:07 pmReplyCancel

Flightseeing in the Yukon- 4 Awe-Inspiring Air Tours

There’s no better way to experience the boundless beauty of Canada’s north than to go flightseeing in the Yukon. Witnessing the monumental glaciers, rocky mountain peaks, emerald lakes, winding rivers, alpine meadows, and roaming herds of wildlife from above, further ingrained my love for the Yukon. Flightseeing tours are my favourite thing to do during…

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Visiting Val-Jalbert- An Authentic 1920s Company Town in Quebec

It’s hard to imagine in today’s age of multifaceted economies, a town developing and existing solely because of one industry. Yet, that is the story of Quebec’s Val-Jalbert. As an authentic company town of the 1920s, Val-Jalbert is a fine example of how community is built around industry, bringing together families, religion, and education to…

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4 Ways to Enjoy Nature and History in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec

Having only visited Quebec’s main cities, I was curious to explore the province’s more rural regions and see what outdoor adventures and historic attractions I could find. What I discovered during my weekend in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean was a region full of opportunities to connect with nature, history, and small town life. What to See and Do…

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Nature and Heritage at La Seigneurie du Triton- A Historic Wilderness Lodge in Quebec

There’s nothing quite like disconnecting in a place surrounded by miles and miles of pristine nature. Forests, lakes, rivers- they all have a way of replacing my stress with relaxation, worry with peace. For that reason, I ventured to the Mauricie region of Quebec, an area known for its vast natural spaces. With over 17,500…

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  • Maude Lirette - Mon père, Gérard Lirette, a été le dernier gardien du Club Triton. J’ai plusieurs photos. 1946-1981.November 29, 2018 – 5:59 amReplyCancel

The Best of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks- A 5 Day Tour with Grand American Adventures

A few years ago I wanted to do a trip to Yellowstone National Park, as it’s one of the most geologically interesting and wildlife-rich areas in the United States. The problem was, Yellowstone is extremely popular and trying to plan a trip a few months in advance meant that accommodations and campsites were all booked…

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Best Places for Photography in Savannah, Georgia

It wasn’t long into our 3 day trip to Savannah that I realized it was going to be a fabulous city for photography. From the moss-draped trees and historic architecture, to the artistic monuments and beautiful beach, there were plenty of scenic photography spots in Savannah. As we wandered the shaded streets and squares of…

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Driving the Ring of Kerry- Points of Interest and Scenic Detours

The Ring of Kerry is one of the most popular and well known of Ireland’s scenic drives, a route that frequently makes it onto the itinerary of first-time visitors to Ireland. With so many travellers eager to drive the Ring of Kerry, I worried that maybe it was too touristy and I wouldn’t enjoy it….

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  • Olivia - I’m planning my trip to the Ring of Kerry now and your post was so helpful. Thank you!September 17, 2018 – 10:37 amReplyCancel

Getting to Know Nagano and Zenko-ji Temple

Nagano was familiar to me as the host of the 1998 Winter Olympics, but beyond that I didn’t know what there was to see and do besides winter sports. What I discovered during my one day in Nagano was a pleasant city surrounded by low mountains, with a relaxed vibe that quickly drew me in….

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Jigokudani Monkey Park- See Hot Spring Loving, Wild Snow Monkeys in Japan

My main reason for visiting Nagano was to do a day trip to Jigokudani Monkey Park, home to Japan’s famous hot spring loving, wild snow monkeys. I was inspired to visit Jigokudani Monkey Park by all the adorable photos I was seeing of snow monkeys soaking contentedly in the hot pools. As an animal lover,…

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