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Hello, Again Mr. Gustave Eiffel

So, silly me.  I thought that Gustave Eiffel’s only masterpiece was that crazy pointed tower in Paris!  I discovered this summer that I was so wrong!  Mr. Eiffel was a busy bee, and he designed structures in countries all around the world. In addition to having his fingers in the design of a certain well […]

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The Edinburgh Military Tattoo: A MUST Add to Your Edinburgh Itinerary

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a stirring and inspiring display of the best of Scotland’s history and culture, and it is a must see if you are planning a visit to Edinburgh in the summer time. I would even go as far as to suggest that it is well worth planning your whole trip around, […]

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Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, London.

Travel In Focus: What to do in London

Travel in Focus is a monthly feature highlighting the best travel tips and suggestions for a particular place from around the web. Check out the internet’s best travel writing about London to help you plan your trip! Budget Travel in London: Visiting London on a Student Budget from Holiday Nomad 10 Ways to Save Money in […]

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Fabulous Friday Foto: Glastonbury Abbey, England

  Glastonbury Abbey is the site of a spectacular set of ruins of an ancient 12th century monastery.  Located in south west England, Glastonbury Abbey was an extremely worthy afternoon excursion. Walking through the ruins of the ancient monastery makes you feel like you have stepped into another time, and they are filled with incredible photo […]

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Where to Buy Good Whisky in Scotland and Edinburgh

Where to Buy Good Whisky in London and Edinburgh

Don’t think you like whisky?  I wasn’t crazy about it, either, until after our first visit to Scotland.  Drinking the national drink in the place that it was made gave me a new appreciation for the wide range of subtle flavors in good whisky. Since then, my love of whiskey has expanded to other types […]

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Chalice Well England

Fabulous Friday Foto: Chalice Well, England

A place wrapped up in mysteries an legends, Chalice Well in south west England is a peaceful stop on a tour of the area. The Chalice Well is one of many sacred wells located throughout the country.  It is of particular note because legends say that Joseph of Arimithea either washed or buried the cup […]

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A Tour of the Edinburgh Royal Mile

Edinburgh is one of my favorite European cities.  Its casual elegance and easy going attitude make it an easy place to spend a few days.  The scale of the city makes it very walkable and not overwhelming like larger cities that we have been to. The Edinburgh Royal Mile is divided into a number of […]

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Glastonbury Tor England

Fabulous Friday Foto: Glastonbury Tor

Glastonbury Tor in south west England is a magical and beautiful place. Myths and legends surround it…some say it is the entrance to the fabled Isle of Avalon, and that it is tied closely with the legends of King Arthur and the Holy Grail. Even if none of that holds any interest for you, the […]

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What to do in Stockholm, Sweden with Only One Day

We traveled to Stockholm for one day on an epic 19 day cruise!  Here are our suggestions for what to do in Stockholm if you are arriving on a cruise ship and only have one day to spend.   The Vasamuseet:  This is a must see if you are visiting Stockholm.  Get here as early as […]

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One Day of Shopping and Strolling in Tallinn Estonia

Walking in the old town of Tallinn Estonia feels like walking in your own personal fairy tale.  Tallinn is a city of red tiled roofs, views of fairy tale towers,  and winding cobblestone streets lined with inviting cafes. Have you ever been to a Renaissance Festival?  Tallinn Estonia felt a lot like that, except it had […]

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