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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Gooseberry Falls, Minnesota

Travel Pinspiration: Best Waterfall Photos on Pinterest

IGUAZU FALLS (Brazil and Argentina) Source: greenglobaltravel.com via There and Back Again Travel Blog: on Pinterest   Multnomah Falls, Oregon Source: timothykurekhikes.wordpress.com via There and Back Again Travel Blog: on Pinterest   Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia Source: dtravelsround.com via There and Back Again Travel Blog: on Pinterest   Gooseberry Falls, Minnesota  Source: thereandbackagaintravel.com via […]

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Street Scene Porvoo Finland

Fabulous Friday Foto: A Street in Porvoo Finland

Porvoo Finland is the second oldest city in Finland.  Its main attraction is an old town of original houses and buildings built in the 19th century that remains largely unchanged by time. I have read that it can be quite crowded here in the summer, but when we visited  at the beginning of September, we […]

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Too Much Travel? Jetlag and Other Consequences of Going Too Much

Tired doesn’t even begin to touch the reality of the state that I am in right now.  Physically empty, reserves depleted, running on autopilot.    I almost fell asleep while driving to work this morning and I feel even more flat and lifeless now. Being completely and utterly exhausted and yet unable to sleep has […]

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Cote du Rhone Villages

Velo en Provence: Bicycling in the Cote Du Rhone Region of Provence

Our day spent bicycling through the Cote du Rhone villages in France was one of the best days of our trip, and it has been filed away in my heart as one of my all time favorite travel experiences. The Cote du Rhone is a specific wine growing region in France.  It is situated around […]

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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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