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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

Island Hopping Croatia Updated 2020 Sometimes your journeys transform in unexpected ways. That’s how my cruise on the Dalmatian Islands turned out. What began as a solo trip visiting Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice National Park, and Bosnia, ended with a sensational island-hopping adventure, gathering up other women from other countries, and forming what became a girls’ […]

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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's ancient walls

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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Dalmatian Islands

Ultimate Guide to the Croatia’s Dramatic Dalmatian Islands

They sit shimmering in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Croatia, mostly unknown to American tourists. Island hopping around these undiscovered gems onboard a small ship cruise is discovering paradise, over and over again. Bustling marinas, medieval town squares, sapphire, and turquoise beaches, boutique hotels, al fresco dining, and chic bars are all part […]

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Oslo Sightseeing | 10 Reasons Why I’m Obsessed with Oslo

“Go back. Baaaaaaaaaaaack! Over the falls!” My first brief introduction to Norway was on the Maelstrom ride in the Norway pavilion in Disney’s Epcot theme park. The animatronic troll bellowed his warning to unsuspecting trespassers whose Viking boat was about to “plunge” backward over the simulated waterfall, launching into a presentation of Norway’s mythology and […]

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One Day in Helsinki: What to Do with a 24-Hour Layover (Updated 2019)

I’ll admit, I’ve been a little distracted these last few weeks. I’m normally pretty organized when it comes to planning my travels. Not that I schedule out every minute – I leave room for spontaneous adventures. But there are always some things that are must-do’s and those get input onto a spreadsheet. But my trip […]

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