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Château de Caen – Caen Castle | Discovering France

Exploring castles throughout Europe has been a fascination of mine for over a decade, simply due to their interesting history and fortified construction. They are visual remnants and reminders of an era in history where the need for a fortified stronghold (both offensive and defensive) were important forms of land security, as well as a… Continue reading Château de Caen – Caen Castle | Discovering France

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Riga’s Astounding Art Nouveau Scene | Discovering Latvia

Ever since I could remember, I have always found interest in art history, architecture, and design. Even during my school days I looked into becoming an interior designer when I graduated high school, but my life went in a totally different direction. That did not stop me from educating myself; not only through what I… Continue reading Riga’s Astounding Art Nouveau Scene | Discovering Latvia

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The Magic of Machu Picchu | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Machu Picchu is a place of magic and mysticism, and those who have made the lengthy journey to visit it have experienced just that. Even while looking at photos of this sacred Incan site, it opens up inspiration and wonderment. Machu Picchu's energy is that powerful and special. It is one of those locations on… Continue reading The Magic of Machu Picchu | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Canterbury Cathedral – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering England

Although I do not have connections to any religious beliefs, I have always admired places of worship of any religion. I have visited numerous cathedrals and churches throughout Europe and the United Kingdom, and have loved them all. The history, energy, and period architecture of different places of worship, will always strike a cord in… Continue reading Canterbury Cathedral – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering England

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Bucharest the ‘Little Paris’ | Discovering Romania

The city of Bucharest has been referred to as 'Little Paris' since the 1900s, which was a period when the French lifestyle and architecture were very influential to the city. I have been to both Bucharest and Paris, and I did see the similarities with many buildings and monuments. That was as far as I… Continue reading Bucharest the ‘Little Paris’ | Discovering Romania

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Doing Dublin | Discovering Ireland

Greetings from Dublin I first visited Dublin over a decade ago, and have returned a few times since. I without a doubt love this city, and had a lot of fun times here. It is lively, friendly, full of culture, and history. There are museums, beautiful parks, places to party, delicious restaurants, and historical landmarks-… Continue reading Doing Dublin | Discovering Ireland

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The Ancient Mosaics of Madaba | Discovering Jordan

While exploring Jordan my friends and I spent a day in the city of Madaba, which is famous for their Byzantine Mosaics. One of our friends was an art history professor, and visiting these ancient mosaics was quite stimulating for him. It was exciting for me as well, since the mosaics were right up my… Continue reading The Ancient Mosaics of Madaba | Discovering Jordan

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Oxford and Cambridge | Discovering the United Kingdom

Oxford and Cambridge are two of the leading and most prestigious university towns in the United Kingdom. Visiting both cities were inspirational- walking the grounds where many of the world's leaders, intellectuals, scientists, and entertainers spent their youth was unforgettable. Radcliffe Camera The architecture of both university towns was another reason for my two visits,… Continue reading Oxford and Cambridge | Discovering the United Kingdom

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Edinburgh Old & New Town – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

On the way to Old Town Edinburgh was everything that I was hoping it would be and more. I enjoyed my first round so much that I came back again a couple years later. Much of my love for this city was the majestic Old Town neighborhood, and the Royal Mile. Although New Town Edinburgh… Continue reading Edinburgh Old & New Town – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

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The Magnificent City of Madrid | Discovering Spain

Madrid's Architecture Creating an itinerary for Madrid was quite challenging for me, and I am a seasoned traveler with 50 countries under my jet setting seatbelt. I was in Madrid for a week, and wanted to fill it with the city's history, art, culture, and its remarkable dining. I believe that I did a 'pat… Continue reading The Magnificent City of Madrid | Discovering Spain

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Visiting Skopje | Discovering North Macedonia

If I were to break it down to two things that stood out for me during my visit to the capital of North Macedonia, Skopje; the amount of prominent statues that line the streets, and the amount of friendly stray dogs, who made me part of their pack. I do like statues and I do… Continue reading Visiting Skopje | Discovering North Macedonia

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Madrid’s Greatest Museums | Discovering Spain

The art and culture scene of Madrid is a brilliant one, and it is one of my favorites on this side of the pond. If your interests also lie in art, then you understand the appreciation one feels to take in a region's art scene through a variety of mediums. The city of Madrid is… Continue reading Madrid’s Greatest Museums | Discovering Spain

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Palacio Real de Madrid – The Royal Palace of Madrid | Discovering Spain

During my travels, I have always found myself exploring castles, old fortress, and palaces; I suppose it is one of my travel obsessions. I have been to so many that I lost count a few years ago, but then again I was never counting. In my own mad way, visiting former royal residences has always… Continue reading Palacio Real de Madrid – The Royal Palace of Madrid | Discovering Spain

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Honda Bay Island Hopping in Palawan | Discovering The Philippines

White sands, azure skies, crystal blue waters, palm trees filled with coconuts, and a starfish or two; not a bad way to spend a December holiday. Pandan Island - Honda Bay Honda Bay Island hopping in Palawan is one of the popular ways to experience the islands in the Philippines. There are 7,641 islands in… Continue reading Honda Bay Island Hopping in Palawan | Discovering The Philippines

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Welcome to York | Discovering England

York Minster Welcome to York! This vibrant city in northern England has been a favorite of mine while traveling throughout the United Kingdom. The times that I had visited were always filled with fun and funny moments; from climbing the tower of York Minster, to a ghostly episode inside the city's most haunted pub. There… Continue reading Welcome to York | Discovering England

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Old Town Kotor – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Montenegro

Just speaking the name "Montenegro" sounds majestic and magnificent. Visiting the country was even more magnificent than speaking its name. Montenegro quickly became an Adriatic Sea favorite for me after visiting the old towns of Kotor, Perast, and Budva. Old Town Kotor In a cloistered district within a beautiful bay is the old fortified city… Continue reading Old Town Kotor – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Montenegro

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Loches -The Most Beautiful Detour | Discovering France

Loches is lovely. I will always remember walking through its ever so charming streets, and thinking how it felt- like stepping into a book of French Impressionist paintings. The canals running through the sweet neighborhoods, the floating lily pads, the Weeping Willow trees, and the old castle that overlooked the town; it all felt familiar… Continue reading Loches -The Most Beautiful Detour | Discovering France

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Aran Islands – Inis Mor | Discovering Ireland

Exploring the Aran Islands was one of those "off the beaten track" trips that I had taken while traveling through Europe. They are not resort style islands with sandy beaches, and vacationers tanning on beach towels. The Aran Islands were rocky, cold, and windy. The ferry ride from Galway was frigid, and far from being… Continue reading Aran Islands – Inis Mor | Discovering Ireland

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Beautiful Old Town Budva | Exploring Montenegro

While I was exploring Montenegro, I was fortunate enough to spend time in the enchanting town of Budva. I was staying in the capital city of Kotor, and I made it a point to visit Budva. It is a magical seaside town in Montenegro that is bursting with a relaxing atmosphere, charm, and a fascinating… Continue reading Beautiful Old Town Budva | Exploring Montenegro