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January, 2020

  • 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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  • 15 December

    A Guide to Visiting Luxembourg on a Budget

    Luxembourg on a Budget

    I had no idea that visiting Luxembourg on a budget would be so hard when I booked my flights there to see the Christmas markets. It wasn’t until afterward that I learned it’s one of the five most expensive countries in the world! Why Travel to Luxembourg If you’re not familiar with Europe, there’s a good chance you don’t know …

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  • 12 December

    My 10 Favorite Non-Alcoholic Drinks Around the World

    Selfie with Mint Tea

    You probably know by now that I’m not a big drinker. I say I drink when I have to, and that’s not often. Thus, I’m always on the lookout for the best non-alcoholic drinks around the world to enjoy when I’m traveling. Smoothies and Juices These two go without saying and are available in nearly every part of the world. …

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  • 9 December

    Learning About German Cuisine on the Secret Food Tour in Berlin

    Schnitzel on the Secret Food Tour in Berlin

    What food comes to mind when you think of German cuisine? Sausages? Kebabs? Beer? The truth is that, just like most countries, German cuisine varies by region and city. Recently, Laura and I did the Secret Food Tour in Berlin and discovered several of the amazing restaurants and dishes served in Germany’s capital. Please note, this article is not a …

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  • 5 December

    Finding My Favorite Christmas Markets in Cologne, Germany

    Selfie with Sausage at Chirstmas Market in Cologne

    I’ve always heard that Germany had the best Christmas markets. Now that I’ve seen the Christmas markets in Cologne, I fully agree. Christmas markets started in the Holy Roman Empire, which was the German-speaking portion of Europe in the Middle Ages. The tradition has carried into the present and has spread across the world. For example, in 2000, 41 German …

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  • 2 December

    Reviewing the Only Harry Potter Bistro Bus Tour in Edinburgh

    Laura and I on the Red Bus Bistro Tour

    What do you get when you combine a Harry Potter Tour, a bus tour of Edinburgh and an Italian dinner? The Harry Potter Bistro Bus Tour, of course. Last year I went on the Red Bus Bistro Burger Tour with my dad. This year I wanted to do it again with Laura, but I found the tour had been replaced. …

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November, 2019

  • 30 November

    The Chocoversum in Hamburg is Better than Heaven

    Chocoversum Chocolate Museum in Hamburg

    I don’t know how anyone who loves chocolate as much as I do could visit Hamburg and not go to the Chocoversum unless they just didn’t know about it. I didn’t know about it myself until planning my trip there, Now that I’ve been, I can say it’s one of my favorite activities in all of my travels around the …

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  • 27 November

    Which Christmas Market in Luxembourg City is the Best

    Luxembourg City Christmas Market

    To get the holiday season started, my girlfriend and I decided to visit the Christmas market in Luxembourg City first. It was my first time in Luxembourg and I didn’t really know what to expect. I certainly didn’t think I’d find three Christmas markets in such s small city. Place d’Armes Christmas Market The Place d’Armes is the old parade …

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  • 14 November

    My Good and Bad Adventures Riding Flixbus in Europe

    Selfie with Flixbus in London

    When I first arrived in Europe back in 2015, I was quickly introduced to Megabus. It immediately became my favorite way to get around. A few months later, all the routes outside the UK were bought out by Flixbus. If you’re traveling on a budget, using Flixbus in Europe is your best choice. Cheapest Bus Tickets in Europe With my …

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October, 2019

  • 30 October

    Budget Travel Guide: Cyprus Isn’t Backpacker Friendly, But You Can Still Visit on a Budget

    Budget travel in Cyprus is nearly impossible. It’s not that the country is particularly expensive – it’s more than the Balkans but cheaper than the Nordic countries. No, Cyprus just makes it really difficult to enjoy the country if you’re not rich and looking for a luxury vacation. Updated October 2019 Transportation Flights to Cyprus Since Cyrpus is an Island, …

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  • 27 October

    A Worldpackers Review and 5 Reasons It’s Better Than Workaway

    Selfie with Berber Girl #1

    I’ve been volunteering since my second week of traveling, but I only recently found Worldpackers. I think it’s necessary that I write a Worldpackers review since, in my opinion, they’re so much better than Workaway, the earlier platform I had been using. Worldpackers was started in February 2014 by a team down in Brazil and has already grown to over …

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  • 19 October

    Adoring the Snow Leopards at the Highland Wildlife Park

    Tiger Eating Lunch at the Highland Wildlife Park

    The Highland Wildlife Park in the Cairngorm National Park of Scotland is the second attraction managed by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS). It’s where they breed and house those animals needing a wilder setting than a zoo in Edinburgh. Driving to the Highland Wildlife Sanctuary The Highland Wildlife Park is located 130 miles north of Edinburgh, halfway up …

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