Travel Stories

What a Bordeaux Wine Workshop is Really Like

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. Bordeaux’s Wine Production It’s hard to say which country or region in the world produces the best wines. Having said that, Bordeaux is way up there. …

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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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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, once again without a plan. Getting to Berlin Both times I’ve traveled to Berlin, …

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How 48 Hours in Hamburg Made it My 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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The Dinosaur Giant Lanterns at the Edinburgh Zoo Aren’t Just for Kids

Dinosaur Great Lanterns

To complete my Edinburgh Hogmanay celebration, I went to see the giant lanterns at the Edinburgh zoo. While the lanterns might have been made for kids, I was 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 the Giant Lanterns …

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