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Alesund Norway on a Budget

Alesund Norway on a Budget: How We Spent an Entire Day in Alesund Without Spending a Penny!

Normally the words “Norway” and “budget” don’t play very well together.  Norway is well known to be on the the most expensive countries in the world.  We were not sure how our budget would fare during our one day visit to Alesund Norway. With a little leg work, we spent an entire day in Alesund […]

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Fabulous Friday Foto: A Photo of Norway Scenery

XZAS8RYG6DBB This photo of Norway was taken while on a hike just above the town of Geirangerfjord that took us to one of the most spectacular waterfalls that I had ever seen!  Storsæterfossen waterfall outside of Geirangerfjord is unique in that you can walk behind it. The somewhat strenuous hike kept those on the tour […]

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Tennesse Smoky Mountains

Fabulous Friday Foto: A Beautiful Vista in Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

This beautiful view was the reward for a particularly grueling hike in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  The range of different shades created by the haze in the distance was spectacular.  Great hiking opportunities abound here for abound for both casual and experienced hikers alike.  As we drove into the mountains,the unrelenting heat that we […]

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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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isle of Skye Scotland

The Isle Of Skye Scotland: Awe Inspiring Scenery on Scotland’s West Coast

Scotland’s real crown jewels aren’t encased deep inside Edinburgh Castle …they are located further west, on an Isle that makes you feel like you are on another world entirely. No place yet has captured my heart and soul the way that the wondrous land of Scotland has, and the Isle of Skye is arguably one […]

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Shanna and Aaron at the Summit of Doi Pui

Hiking in Thailand: Our Hike with the Chiang Mai Hiking Club

Looking for an off the beaten path activity in Chiang Mai?  A chance to connect with the local community and see something that might generally be off the tourist radar?  You should check out the Chiang Mai Hiking Club! On the day we visited, there was a solid group of about 40 local Thais and […]

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