Springtime in Washington, DC: Cherry Blossom Season!

For the last several years, I've had the sweet privilege to join my dad on a Washington, DC, adventure. (Well, I've gotten to adventure; he's had to attend annual meetings.) My mom's health troubles prevented her from accompanying him, so I jumped at the chance to go...

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Easter Around the World

Tomorrow is Easter! How are you celebrating? I'll be at church tonight (which is a tad weird to me, but our pastor asked us regular attenders to consider attending tonight so more visitors can attend tomorrow, so okay!), and will have brunch tomorrow with my family....

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Best Indian Restaurants Outside London, Ranked {Top 3}

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Britain plays home to a great number of Indian restaurants. Not all of these restaurants are good (but that's true anywhere). Some, however, are far superior. So. How to separate the wheat from the chaff? This handy list of...

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The Cotswolds: Which One(s) to Visit?

Thinking of the Cotswolds as part of your next British adventure? Not sure if they're worth it -- or which one(s) to choose? I break out my top picks here. The Cotswolds are certainly charming. Moreton-in-Marsh makes the most sense if you decide you want to stay a few...

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My Irish Bucket List

Today is St. Patrick's Day, so it seemed only fitting to post something about Ireland! I've never been to the country, but it's moving up on my wish list. (Leave a comment with your must-see places!) My Irish bucket list would combine both Ireland and Northern...

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Photo of the Day: Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle, located in Germany's Bavaria region, captivates over 1.4 million visitors Every. Year. Isn't that unreal? 🙂 'The Castle of the Fairy-Tale King': NeuschwansteinBavaria, Germany King Ludwig II could be labeled a Richard Wagner fanboy. Utterly...

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How to Plan for the Ultimate Round-the-World Trip

You may think it’ll take you a lifetime to visit more than just one or two countries at a time. And for many people, that’s the case: Vacation allotments, budgets, and interests may not intersect to make much more than that possible. However, for travelers with more...

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Salzburg, Austria: The Sound of Music Experience

Are you a Sound of Music fan? Does your heart "want to sigh like a chime that flies from a church on a breeze"? Consider going to Salzburg, Austria! This gem of a town will charm you over and over as you explore the shot-on-location movie sites. Salzburg's Hop-On,...

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48 Hours in Edinburgh

Ah, Edinburgh. Land of thick accents, kilts, and green -- I wrote in my journal that "you haven't seen green until you've been to Scotland!" It's true -- and I grew up in another city known for its green. (They didn't call us the Emerald City for nothing.) Make a...

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Ways to Save Money for Traveling

You can start saving for a trip anytime -- it doesn't even have to be on the books yet! Even if it's next week, there are plenty of easy ways to save a bit of dough. My top 3 tips are here -- along with some examples and links to other posts (including one that has...

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