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February, 2020

  • 22 February

    Budget Travel Guide: 5 Tips for Backpacking in Bordeaux

    France is not one of the cheaper countries to visit in Europe. If you’re on a budget, definitely avoid Paris and aim for one of the other gems. So far, my favorite is Bordeaux. If you end up backpacking in Bordeaux as I did, here are some tips to save you money. As always, the less you spend, the longer …

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  • 10 February

    What Do You Do With Only 48 Hours in Berlin

    As the fifth-largest city in Europe, it can be very hard to decide how to spend only 48 hours in Berlin. There are dozens of activities to choose from, each one better than the last. Some are seasonal, some are weather-dependent, some are strenuous, and some might make you fat. When to Visit Berlin Visiting Berlin in the summer has …

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  • 4 February

    Ending Up at Ao Nang Beach in Krabi was a Shock

    I’d always heard the famous spots in southern Thailand were overcrowded, overpriced and not worth it. Thus, I was surprised at how much I fell in love with Ao Nang Beach when I accidentally ended up there when I flew to Krabi. How I Ended Up at Ao Nang Beach I thought that flying to Bangkok from the UK would …

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  • 1 February

    5 Reasons Why Tesalate Makes the Best Travel Towel

    Selfie with the Best Travel Towel - Tesalate

    I’m constantly on the lookout for the best travel gear to use. When it comes to the best travel towel, Tesalate towels are the clear winner. I’m still traveling with the same microfiber towel I purchased over five years ago before I left the US. I’ve left it behind a couple times and had to retrieve it, but otherwise, it …

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January, 2020

  • 29 January

    How to Spend 48 Hours with the Bordeaux CityPass

    Bordeaux CityPass

    If you’re planning to spend 48 or 72 hours in Bordeaux, there are several reasons you should get the Bordeaux CityPass. Sometimes there’s a question of whether a city card is a good value. Of all the cards I’ve used around the world, Bordeaux has one of the best. Why Bordeaux Bordeaux is one of the bigger cities in France, …

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  • 26 January

    What a Bordeaux Wine Workshop is Really Like

    Selfie with Laura at the Bordeaux Wine Workshop

    I say I only drink when I have to. When I get invited to a Bordeaux wine workshop, I have to drink. Bordeaux produces many of the best wines in the world, after all. Funny enough, Laura’s the same way, yet she walked away from the workshop craving more wine! Bordeaux’s Wine Production It’s hard to say which country or …

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  • 23 January

    Getting a Little Loony at Edinburgh’s Loony Dook

    Selfie at Loony Dook 2020 #3

    Edinburgh’s Loony Dook is one of the craziest activities I’ve participated in, and one of the most exhilarating! In a nutshell, I jumped into the North Sea with hundreds of other revelers to wash away the previous year and get ready for the New Year. How Loony Dook Started The name means just like it sounds – a lunatic dunk. …

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  • 18 January

    Budget Travel Guide: How Expensive is Berlin on a Budget?

    Berlin Cathedral (Berlin on a Budget)

    Back in 2016, I spent a week exploring Berlin on a budget without really knowing what I should be doing there. I had originally planned to go to Hamburg and only changed my plans at the last second. Now I’ve gone back for the holiday season, this time with Laura and once again without a plan. Getting to Berlin Both …

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  • 12 January

    How 48 Hours in Hamburg Made it Our Favorite German City

    Hamburg City Hall

    I’m going to start this one off by saying that 48 hours in Hamburg isn’t nearly enough time. When I was originally looking at what there was to do in the city, I didn’t think there would be a single day worth of activities. Now I want to go back for a month! Getting to Hamburg Hamburg is the second-largest …

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  • 7 January

    The Dinosaur Giant Lanterns at the Edinburgh Zoo Aren’t Just for Kids

    Dinosaur Great Lanterns

    To complete our Edinburgh Hogmanay celebration, Laura and I went to see the giant lanterns at the Edinburgh zoo. While the lanterns might have been made for kids, we were both fascinated by them. Sadly the dinosaur giant lanterns are only around until the end of January, but there will be more lanterns at the Edinburgh zoo next year. About …

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  • 4 January

    Where to Find the Best Coffee on Your Travels

    Brew Lab Artisan Roast Coffee

    Coffee is like a food lover’s football. It’s a universal language across the globe, and we’ve yet to find a location that doesn’t have its share of coffee connoisseurs. For travelers, coffee is an excellent way to break the ice and meet new people. For culinary enthusiasts, coffee will give you a unique taste on a staple drink. No matter …

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  • 2 January

    End of the Year Report and Plans for 2020

    Plans for 2020 Feature (Laura and I at Portobello)

    As Laura and I ring in the New Year with the Edinburgh Hogmanay Celebration, we’re well into our plans for 2020. This past year was interesting, to say the least. This next one is pure excitement and we have so much already worked out. Wrapping Up 2019 2019 was my fifth year of traveling the world. I visited nearly 40 …

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December, 2019

  • 29 December

    Visiting Vianden Castle from Luxembourg City

    Vianden Castle 16x9

    If you’re planning to visit Vianden Castle during your journey to Luxembourg, here’s a guide on how to get there and what to expect. Luxembourg isn’t a country that shoves its tourism in your face, and you won’t see hundreds of tours leaving to Vianden Castle from Luxembourg City, so this guide is quite useful. Luxembourg isn’t a big country …

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  • 21 December

    6 Interesting Facts About Luxembourg I Learned While Visiting

    Luxembourg Reflection

    I learned some really interesting and unexpected facts about Luxembourg when Laura and I visited to see the Christmas markets this year. Even though it’s located in western Europe, it had a lot of its own characteristics which set it apart from neighboring countries. Here are some of the things you can expect when you visit Luxembourg yourself. Luxembourg is …

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  • 18 December

    A Review of Miniatur Wunderland – The World’s Largest Model Railway

    Laura at Miniatur Wunderland

    Can you imagine a model railway with 10 miles of track? That’s just what Miniatur Wunderland has in Hamburg, Germany…along with over a third of an acre of miniature model cities from around the world. 20 Years in the Making Construction started on Miniatur Wunderland in December 2000 by the twin brothers Frederik and Gerrit Braun. By August 2001, they …

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