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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Sampling Majorca’s Cuisine

Not to be Missed Dishes on the Island of Majorca As you’d expect from an island that’s heavily geared towards tourism, Majorca is home to a wealth of bars, cafes, and restaurants. You can find practically every national cuisine available when visiting this Canary Island, but it would be a definite shame to spend some time here, and miss […]

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Top Alternative Cities You May Not Have Considered

City breaks provide opportunities for both relaxation and stimulation, but now that we all travel more, the most obvious locations can lose their appeal – make the most of your cheap travel insurance by looking around before you decide on your destination. Bologna (Italy) Italy has an embarrassment of riches, but you can avoid the […]

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Top Five Wine Tasting Regions in Tuscany

Are you an avid wine connoisseur? Have you always imagined planning a vacation to the intriguing Italian wine country? If so, you should stop hesitating and book your vacation today! As you’ve probably heard, there’s no time like the present! Tuscany produces an astounding number of top-notch wines, which can make it difficult to decide […]

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The One That Got Away – When Off the Beaten Path Restaurant Plans Go Wrong

I am very proud of my “hole in the wall” radar, that finely honed sense that sets alarm bells blaring in my head when we run across one of those great, off the beaten path sorts of places. You know which ones I am talking about – those places that have been there forever and are […]

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Your Exotic Cruise to Seychelles

Those of you who’d really want to relax on their next holiday, but have no clue where and when, you’d better opt for something far from ordinary this time. To combine sunny days, stunning beaches, lush surroundings and endless loosening, why not go on a cruise to a destination where pristine nature prevails, such as […]

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Budget Travel Tips: Why you HAVE to rent an apartment or house for your next escape!

I have always thought about renting an apartment during our travels, but we have generally ended up staying in hotels because of cost and convenience. This time was different.  Because of the baby,  I knew that it would be easier to have accommodations with two separate rooms (so that we didn’t have to spend nap […]

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St Anton: The Perfect Austrian Ski Destination

Consistently rating highly on ski destination hot lists, the leading Austrian resort of Sankt Anton am Arlberg can be found at an altitude of 4,200 feet, high in the Tyrolean Alps. Dramatic landscapes, crisp mountain air and chocolate box buildings undoubtedly contribute to its allure, but it is the generous mix of beginner, intermediate and […]

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The Realities of Traveling with Baby

Different.  Not better or worse, but definitely different. We trudged from the airport weighted down with all of our bags, the baby in his pouch on my chest because the stroller was being used to portage our caravan of accouterments, extra suitcases of baby food and other supplies and a car seat. Instead of being […]

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The Best Restaurants in Santorini and Crete: A Foodie’s Tour

Greece is popular place for sun worshiping beach lovers, but it has a double identity..thanks to the mild climate and fertile soil, this sun drenched country has amazing local produce which also make it an off the beaten path, culinary adventure waiting to be experienced. Let’s start our mouth watering, culinary tour of the best restaurants […]

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All the Way Out There —Tips for Visiting Cape Verde

You’ve probably read or heard about Cape Verde and how it’s an absolute must-visit travel destination and one of those rare remaining tranquil natural beauties left in the world. After seeing or hearing the raves about the country, which is actually an island, you’ll no doubt be searching online to find out how much getting to […]

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