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Dublin Castle | Discovering Ireland

Dublin Castle is located in the center of the city, and is considered one of the most important structures of Ireland's history. It dates back over 800 years when it was built in 1204 as a major defensive work, on the orders of King John of England. After a Norman invasion of Ireland in 1169,… Continue reading Dublin Castle | Discovering Ireland

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East Riddlesden Hall – National Trust | Discovering England

East Riddlesden Hall Enterance Visiting a manor house in England is just another lovely way to spend time learning about this country's architecture and lifestyle of centuries past. I am all about exploring older homes and locations, seeing the craftmanship of furnishings and decoratives, as well as feeding my curiosity of how other people lived.… Continue reading East Riddlesden Hall – National Trust | Discovering England

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Riga’s Bastejkalna Park & Canal Cruise | Discovering Latvia

Bastejkalns Park There is so much to love about Riga, and spending as much time as possible in this enchanting city is a must. I had visited Riga during the summertime in June, when the weather was at its best. The sun was shining, the temperature was quite warm, and everything was in bloom at… Continue reading Riga’s Bastejkalna Park & Canal Cruise | Discovering Latvia

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Fougères – A Little Gem in Brittany | Discovering France

Visiting small towns such as Fougères, has always held a special place in my heart while traveling through Europe. They are simple, charming, and less traveled. Fougères is all of that, and on a warm summer day when the sky is clear a stroll through the old town, and castle can make for a glorious… Continue reading Fougères – A Little Gem in Brittany | Discovering France

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The Palace of Versailles – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering France

The Palace of Versailles was just so very! The culture, history and politics of France are woven right into this palace; from the glorious gardens, the extravagant Royal Apartments, to its famous Hall of Mirrors. There are centuries of historical moments and various incarnations of the Palace of Versailles, each one intriguing in its own… Continue reading The Palace of Versailles – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering France

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Châteaux of the Loire Valley – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering France

Exploring the châteaux of the Loire Valley was quite a special experience while I was visiting France. I have seen a numerous amount of palaces, castles, and chateaus throughout Europe, but there was something very distinctive about Loire Valley and its châteaux. There are over three hundred in the region that range from traditional fortified castles… Continue reading Châteaux of the Loire Valley – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering France

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A Visit to Castle Howard | Discovering England

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com The history, lore, and love for palaces and estates has always been a huge interest of mine while I travel. Visiting Castle Howard was one of those extraordinary stately homes, with 300 years of history that is located in North Yorkshire, England. Although it is not a fortified structure, the… Continue reading A Visit to Castle Howard | Discovering England

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Blenheim Palace – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring England

After reading about the splendor and grandeur of Blenheim Palace, I wanted to see it for myself. Over the years that I had been to England, I could never find a day tour that took me to Blenheim Palace until most recently. I drive very well on the American side of the road, but driving… Continue reading Blenheim Palace – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring England