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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

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

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  • 12 January

    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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  • 7 January

    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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  • 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

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

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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 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 Very Expensive …

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  • 18 December

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

    Kuffingen 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, 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 substitute for …

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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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