Jack Baumann

Jack Baumann has traveled frequently since he was a child, which sparked a passion for adventure, history, and cultural exchange. It was from this love of culture and adventure that brought Jack to the U.K. to study for his Masters in Ancient Greek and Roman Archaeology. While studying in Wales, he traveled around Europe by himself often, and it was here that the idea for Guidester was born. After returning home and working a full time job for two years, Jack was able to scrape together enough money to form a company and begin his great quest to help people travel better and smarter! You can follow Jack's personal travel adventures on his blog Travelin' Jack.

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Top 12 Things To Do In Venice

Venice is built on more than a hundred small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. You’ll find no roads, just canals lined with timeless Renaissance and Gothic palaces, with an endless amount of things to do. Venice is divided into six ‘sestieri’, or neighborhoods, all with uniquely different characters. The central square, Piazza San …

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Explore the Great U.K. National Parks

The U.K. national parks contain some of the nation’s most beautiful and inspiring landscapes. The country’s dedication to preserving green space is one aspect I love about Britain. The U.K. National Parks Service, which includes England, Scotland, and Wales, maintains 15 parks; 10 in England (covering a land surface area of 9.3% of the country), 3 …

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Covid Travel Updates: Everything You Need to Know

The Covid-19 pandemic has left most international travel at a standstill, and people are wondering when travel will return. We have compiled key information on Covid travel updates, as well as prudent advice on what to do with travel in the months to come. UPDATES: Global confirmed cases: 155,944,819; total deaths 3,239,691; total recovered 132,303,257 …

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Top 10 Things to Do in Edinburgh: What You Absolutely Can NOT Miss

The capital of Scotland is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and while there are endless experiences to keep you busy, we’ve compiled a list of the top things to do in Edinburgh that you shouldn’t miss. Edinburgh has a long and illustrious tradition spanning over 600 years, which has preserved a vibrant …

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The Cotswolds: What to See and Do

Defined by its rolling hills, or ‘wolds’, the Cotwolds captures quintessential rural England at its finest. The largest of 38 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England, the Cotswolds runs through five counties; Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, and Worcestershire. Geologically, the Cotswolds is a limestone mass stretching 100 miles with the towns of Bath to the …

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Bern: Switzerland’s “Unofficial” Capital City

Old Town with Clock Tower Bern, Switzerland’s “unofficial” capital is perhaps the most underrated city in Europe. It’s a perfect destination for the history lover, the foodie, outdoor enthusiast, leisurely and relaxed, and the casual shopper. When traveling to Europe, the majority of Americans don’t make it to Bern. Geneva, Zurich, Lucerne, Interlaken and the like …

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Where to Travel During Covid: Vacation Ideas for 2020

Covid has pretty much halted international travel, and yes it’s a major bummer. There are a few outliers in the Caribbean and elsewhere that you may currently travel, but beyond these few exceptions, Americans are more or less confined to taking domestic trips closer to home until the Covid crisis subsides. But, do not despair, …

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