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Responsible Dolphin and Whale Watching in the Azores

The Azores is one of the best places in the world for whale watching, with a strong cultural connection to whales. While there are some 25 species of whales in the archipelago, the mammoth sperm whale – forever immortalized as “Moby Dick” – is the most common. We chose to go out to find whales […]

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Macedonia

7 Amazing Things to Do in Macedonia [UPDATED 2019]

If you are looking for a European destination that is scenic and affordable, quirky but friendly, has beaches, mountains,  vineyards, and great food….then you will love it here. There are so many things to do in Macedonia! One of the Balkan Peninsula’s landlocked countries in Southeastern Europe, the Republic Macedonia was once part of the […]

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Albania

Albania Tourist Attractions: 8 Places That Will Wow You

What if I told you there is a county where medieval castles stand perched on mountaintops overlooking the red-tiled rooftops of villages below; where iridescent turquoise waves lap onto sugar-sand beaches; where picturesque rows and rows of juicy grapes are producing some of the region’s finest wines; where the gastronomy is so fresh and delicious […]

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Prague cuisine

Prague Cuisine: How One Chef Is Revolutionizing the Food Scene

When people think of Prague cuisine, they most often think of Czech goulash – chunks of beef heavily laden with gravy and served up in a bowl of thick, coarse bread. But Sophia Smith has been working hard to change that perception. A British expat who moved to Prague sixteen years ago, Sophia brings a […]

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Azores

Amazing Azores Tours: 13 Reasons to Pack Your Bags Now

Whenever I bring up the Azores in a conversation, most Americans say, “Hmm, I’ve heard of it, but where is it exactly?” The Azores is actually an archipelago (cluster) of nine volcanic islands in the middle of the northern Atlantic Ocean, 850 miles west of Portugal and 2,561 miles east of New York City. They […]

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dalmatian islands

Island Hopping Croatia: Best Girls’ Getaway

Sometimes your journeys transform in unexpected ways. That’s how my cruise on the Dalmatian Islands turned out. What began as a solo adventure turned into a sensational island hopping adventure, gathering up other women from other countries, and forming what became a girls’ getaway escapade. The Dalmatian Islands – undiscovered by most American tourists, are […]

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Montserrat Spain

What to See on the Montserrat Barcelona Tour

As our tour bus steeply ascended toward Montserrat’s summit, the odd, otherworldly peaks of the mountain began to pierce the periwinkle horizon. Bizarre-looking rounded rock pillars — formed by thousands of years of wind, rain, and frost — indicated our destination was imminent. Getting to Montserrat “Are we still in Spain or are we orbiting […]

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Dubrovnik Walking Tour: Explore the Ancient City Walls

When I was a child, I would envision images of magical medieval cities as my mother read nighttime stories to me.  The Dubrovnik walking tour on top of Dubrovnik’s Ancient City Walls was like stepping back into that enchanted past and was beyond a doubt the highlight of my visit to that history-filled medieval walled […]

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Stockholm

Stockholm in One Day

What do you do when you find yourself in one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe and only 24 hours to spare?  You take in as much as possible, starting with the Stockholm in One Day Tour. Stockholm represents the best of land and sea – a vibrant city surrounded by an idyllic Baltic […]

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Snorkel Medes Islands? Why You Should Try This Chilly Experience!

The Mediterranean. It’s blue. It’s famous. It’s coooold. Think you might like to snorkel in these frigid waters off the eastern coast of Spain? You would if you knew about the beautiful Mediterranean underworld of the Medes Islands. In the Baix Empordà, off the coast of Catalonia Spain, is a unique archipelago made up of […]

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