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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The Pinnacle Grill on the Holland America Eurodam

Dining Options on Your Holland America Cruise

Depending on which stunning Holland America ship you are on, you will have a plethora of dining options at your disposal.  Here is a breakdown on the amazing culinary options that you may have available to you on your Holland America Cruise!:   Tamarind: Available on Holland America’s Signature class ships, the Tamarind was by far […]

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Carcassonne Castle at night after Bastille Day fireworks

More Photos from Bastille Day in France

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Carcassonne Castle at night after Bastille Day fireworks

Bastille Day in France: Waking up with Naked Men

I awoke a little rough around the edges this morning surrounded by mostly naked men. Bastille Day in France had treated my very well.  I enjoyed it sitting along the edge of the river in Carcassonne picnicking and drinking a little too much French wine while waiting for the spectacular fireworks show that was the grand finale […]

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Man and Woman feeding pigeons at Hassan II Mosque Casablanca Morocco

Travel Pinspiration: Pictures of People Around the World

Man and Woman at the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco Source: thereandbackagaintravel.com via There and Back Again Travel Man in Cairo Market Source: photoflytravel.org via There and Back Again Travel Blog: on Pinterest   Vietnamese Woman Source: trekearth.com via There and Back Again Travel Blog: on Pinterest   Performers at the Muscat Festival in […]

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Fabulous Friday Foto: A Photo of Norway Scenery

XZAS8RYG6DBB This photo of Norway was taken while on a hike just above the town of Geirangerfjord that took us to one of the most spectacular waterfalls that I had ever seen!  Storsæterfossen waterfall outside of Geirangerfjord is unique in that you can walk behind it. The somewhat strenuous hike kept those on the tour […]

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Bastille Day Fireworks in Carcsonne France

Bastille Day in France: The Fireworks in Carcassonne

If you are just tuning in, check out part I of our account of spending Bastille Day in France here. With nothing else to do for 10 hours, I am “doing as the Romans do,” sitting on the bank of the Aude river getting slightly tipsy on French wine (ok, if you asked my travel […]

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5 Recommended Places for a Meal with a View in Sydney Australia

This post is brought to you by Accommodation.com Sydney is home to many lovely places for enjoying an awe-inspiring view whilst munching happily away on delicious morsels. Our team at Accommodation.com have thoroughly scoured the city to recommend five great places you must visit. Romantics and sight-seers in particular, will also be captivated by each venue’s […]

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Sunset on the Midwest plain

Travel Pinspiration: Sunset Photos

Sunset in Malmo, Sweden Source: dtravelsround.com via There and Back Again Travel Blog: on Pinterest   Sunset in the Midwest, United States Source: thereandbackagaintravel.com via There and Back Again Travel Blog: on Pinterest   Sunset, Santorini, Greece Source: travelrinserepeat.com via There and Back Again Travel Blog: on Pinterest   Sunset in Bolivia Source: nomadicsamuel.com via […]

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Vendors pushing carts of fresh tomatoes and cilantro to the Souk in Casablanca.

Fabulous Friday Foto: Walking through the Souk in Casablanca Morocco

One of my best memories from Casablanca Morocco was getting completely lost and immersed in the wonders of the local souk (market).  We had gone beyond the touristy exterior parts of the souk where most of the other passengers from the cruise ship had stopped and continued into the bowels of the market. We wandered, a little […]

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Bastille Day Fireworks in Carcsonne France

Bastille Day in France: Waiting for the Fireworks in Carcassonne

Carcassonne, France attracts approximately 700,000 each year to see thousands of pounds of colorful explosives shot off from the ramparts of Carcassonne castle. I am very happy that we got out early this morning  to stake out our spot for the fireworks. Even now at 1:00pm, people are flooding into the city for the festivities. […]

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