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Looking Down the Road: What to do in Arkansas for One Day around Bentonville

Looking for ideas about what to do in Arkansas for one day in the Bentonville area?  Maybe not.  I know that I wasn’t particularly looking for this information.  No offense intended towards anyone that resides in Arkansas, but I had no idea that there were actually some pretty cool things to see there! Start your […]

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Fjord in Norway

Looking Down the Road: We’re Going to Norway!

Norway, here we come! Photo by Percita http://www.flickr.com/photos/dittmars/439691874/ Norway, a land of beautiful fjords and epic scenery.  A land filled with lots of snow and  pure, clean water. A land that I considered too expensive until we got an incredible deal on a seven day cruise to Norway in August.  Norway, here we come! Sleeping and […]

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Whiskey in a gas station in Scotland

Looking Down and Road: Spirit of Speyside Whiskey Festival

The selection of whiskey available in a gas station in Scotland is bigger than many liquor stores here in the USA. I don’t care what most women think.  Whiskey is not just for the boys. In all honesty, I didn’t drink whiskey before our first trip to Scotland.  I also had no idea at the […]

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Fireworks display

Hogmanay in Edinburgh – Celebrating New Years Eve Scottish Style!

There is a slight chance, if all of the planets align properly and the standby travel angels are looking over us, that we might get to go somewhere really cool for New Year’s Eve this year.  Hogmanay in Edinburgh, Scotland. The planets did not align properly last New Year’s Eve (and I think the standby […]

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Undulating landmasses in the unusual Garden of Cosmic Speculation in Dumfries, Scotland.

Looking Down the Road: The Garden of Cosmic Speculation, Scotland

Can a garden help you understand the principles of good and evil, heaven and hell and other similarly deep subjects such as the very meaning and nature of the universe? It can if it is the remarkable Garden of Cosmic Speculation.  The garden has been Built by Charles Jencks in honor of his late wife Maggie.  Jencks […]

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Ireland Gypsy Caravan

Looking Down the Road: A Gypsy Caravan Holiday; A Unique Travel Experience

When a coworker told me that I could rent a Gypsy caravan, complete with horse and use it to explore the Irish countryside I really thought that she was joking at first.  After a Google search, I saw that she was telling me the honest to gosh truth, and the idea fascinated me. I love […]

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Sheep in the Welsh countryside

Looking Down The Road: The Best Walks in Wales

I love to start conversations with guests at the hotel that I work at about where they are from and where they have traveled.  I get the best tips this way about places that I need to add to my ever growing travel list!  I had such a conversation one afternoon, and this was how […]

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Lavender in Provence

Looking Down the Road: Riding My Bike Through the Lavender in Provence, France

I am having strange visions as of late. I see myself on a bicycle with a wicker basket strapped to the front (filled with wine, cheese and baguette) riding merrily through the French countryside, passing fields of lavender. Maybe I will find a cute French boy with a scarf to share my picnic with (shhhh, […]

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Irish Countryside

Looking Down the Road: St Patricks Day In Ireland

Beautiful, rugged scenery…check.  Fish and chips….check.  Great whiskey….check.  Leprachauns….check.  Can you guess where we are heading next?  St Patricks Day in Ireland here we come! It looks like we might be unexpectedly spending St Patricks Day in Ireland in a couple of weeks (the fact that I can suddenly find myself in the midst of […]

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Space Shuttle Discovery Launch

Looking Down the Road: Visiting NASA ‘s Space Shuttle Discovery at Her Retirement Home

The Space Shuttle Discovery is coming to Dulles Airport on April 17th and I can’t wait to go see her! Discovery took off from Earth to fly her last mission (STS-133) on February 24th, 2011.  We were so blessed to be able to travel to Titusville, FL to watch the final launch. Now, I am […]

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