About Shanna

Shanna is a travel professional in the airline and hotel industries. She lives in Lonsdale, MN and there enjoys cooking and gardening. Her favorite places to travel are Scotland and France. Shanna writes about travel in the Midwestern part of the United States at her blog A Midwest Travel Companion More About Shanna Google

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Sunset in Edinburgh, Scotland

Top 5 Photos of Favorite Cities Around the World

Edinburgh, Scotland: Source: dtravelsround.com via There and Back Again Travel Blog: on Pinterest   Prague, Czech Republic:   Source: thereandbackagaintravel.com via There and Back Again Travel Blog: on Pinterest   Carcassonne, France: Source: qatariadventures.blogspot.com via There and Back Again Travel Blog: on Pinterest   Seoul, South Korea: Source: straightfromthecurls.com via There and Back Again Travel […]

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Views of the fjord from the cruise ship as we left Geiranger, Norway

Fabulous Friday Foto: Geiranger Fjord in Norway

A cruise is the BEST way to see Norway!  Being on the water gives you a completely different perspective of the grandeur of the Fjords in Norway.  This photo was taken from the front of the Holland America Eurodam as we were leaving Geiranger Fjord. The weather had been cloudy all day, and the sun […]

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Families picnicking at the Pont du Gard Aqueduct

Postcards from Provence: A Sunny Day Spent with the Romans in France

It was hot today. Sweating, clothes soaked, really need a shower hot. We got our first real dose of south of France sunshine. For obvious reasons, the first city that people think of when they think of Romans is Rome, but the Romans were conquerors and they left their mark all over Europe.  The south […]

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Pastries at a boulangerie in France

Postcards from Provence: Waking up to Bread and Pastries in France

Our day started out as so many days in France seem to; eating pastries at the boulangerie for breakfast before embarking on our adventure. What is it that makes the bread and pastries in France so much better than anywhere else that I have ever visited? Some magic possessed by French bakers that has been […]

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Pont Du Gard Aqueduct France

Fabulous Friday Foto: Pont du Gard Aqueduct, France

If you are near Nimes in the South of France, a visit to the Pont du Gard Aqueduct is a must!  The Romans really knew how to built things that would last, as this is one of the best preserved Roman aqueducts in existence. The Pont du Gard Aqueduct makes an ideal day trip from […]

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Mountain Lake Norway

5 Reasons to Choose a Holland America Cruise for your Next Vacation

We have been having a great time on our Holland America cruise checking out the sights of Norway this last week!  Here are come great reasons to book Holland America for your next cruise getaway: 1) Mind blowing itineraries: Holland America shops visit dozens of countries across six continents.  Have you always wanted to visit […]

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Fabulous Friday Foto: The Edinburgh Military Tattoo

If you ever have the opportunity to attend the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, you should.  This is one of those “once in a lifetime” things that is worth a splurge (and if it is an options, do spend the extra money for the good tickets with a straight on view of the castle!) The event plays out in front […]

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Eurodam Norway

My Favorite Spaces on the Holland America Eurodam

The Holland America Eurodam is a lovely ship.  Her maiden voyage was in 2004, and she is the newest cruise ship that we have been on.  The Eurodam is one of the largest ships in Holland America’s fleet (she is nicely sized to accommodate 2,104 passengers and is 936 feet long) , but by cruise ship standards, she really a […]

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Dayona Beach 1960's

Fabulous Friday Foto: Vintage Daytona Beach Photo circa 1960′s

This Daytona Beach photo was taken by my father in law on a trip with some friends in the 1960′s.  Check out those swimsuits and the cool cars in the background! Pin It

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House of Bols Gallery of Smells

Getting Happy in the House of Bols

If one is not careful, Amsterdam can quickly turn into one of those “been there, done that” sort of places.  I know that many of you, like me, have traipsed around Amsterdam’s beautiful canals for a day or two while en route to elsewhere and have hit all of the normal tourist haunts. If you […]

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