Red Phone Booth Scotland

Fabulous Friday Foto: An Out of the Way Red Phone Booth in the Scottish Highlands

Ah, the ubiquitous red telephone booth.  It is such a well known symbol of all that is Brittish.  You never have to worry about being far from a phone in the UK.  You can be well connected even out here, on the western edge of Scotland in the Scottish Highlands on the Isle of Skye, where we […]

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Experiencing Hotel Nirvana: A Review of the Holiday Inn Porto Gaia

When we left France and headed to Porto, Portugal  we were looking forward to some relaxed days of sightseeing in Porto and tasting some great port wine. What we were definitely not expecting was the opportunity to stay in a hotel that would truly become one of the highlights of our time in Portugal. Walking into the […]

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Tarn Gorge in France

Postcards from Provence: Unexpected Directions in the South of France

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings The opportunity to make an unexpected turn and find oneself somewhere magnificent and completely unanticipated is one […]

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Shanna at Carcasonne France

Having Trouble Coming Home: The Dark Side of Travel Addiction

I arrived back from France yesterday, and I am having real trouble today shifting back into normal reality.  The real problem was that I was way too far gone, to far detached from my normal reality, but OH was it wonderful. I have experienced unpleasant side effects upon return from a trip.  Jet lag, sometimes.  […]

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A flag at the memorial at Pearl harbor

Fabulous Friday Foto: A Moving Image of the USS Arizona Memorial

A moving picture of the flag at the USS Arizona Memorial commemorating the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  The Japanese made a surprise attack on the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in the early morning hours of December 7, 1941.  This marked the beginning of the US involvement in World War II. Though […]

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Sunrise Airplane Wing

Planning for a Trip: Make Your “Hit the Ground Running” Plan for a Smooth Arrival

I know some of you out there shun all aspects of planning for a trip .  Come on, admit it.  You know who you are. You love spontaneity and surprises.  Unexpected twists and turns that lead you in unknown directions are the icing on your travel cake. While I am not opposed to the occasional unexpected twist or […]

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Thorncrown Chapel Arkansas

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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Fabulous Friday Photo: Images of Paris from near the Eiffel Tower

I was absolutely giddy as we walked through the street of Paris towards to Eiffel tower.  The fact that I can get on an airplane, fly halfways around the world and wake up in another culture still amazes me and takes my breath away, even after all the places that we have been.  The first […]

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Postcards from Provence: Going to France

Today was a beautiful start to a much needed vacation.  I have really been looking forward to going to France . Once we got to know our rental car, my feet couldn’t help but tread a familiar path into the heart of Paris for a quick hello to the Eiffel Tower, that Grand Dame that […]

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Bastille Day fireworks in Carcasonne France

2012 Bastille Day Celebrations Coming to A City Near You!

If you can’t make it to France for Bastille Day this year, check out these magnificent Bastille Day Celebrations happening in a city near you!   London: A Bastille Day celebration is taking place in and around the Borough Market on July 14th, 2012.  Check out special French offerings in the market, music, dancing and […]

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