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Visiting Dresden – ‘The Jewel Box’ | Discovering Germany

Dresden came as a surprise to me when I first visited the city in 2015. I have since returned, and with each visit I have grown to love this city even more. Dresden is one of the nicest cities to visit in eastern Germany- the restaurants are excellent, the architecture is stunning, and the art… Continue reading Visiting Dresden – ‘The Jewel Box’ | Discovering Germany

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Sites to See in Beautiful BERLIN | Discovering Germany

There are many German towns and cities that I have written about regarding my love affair with Germany. This country has "It", and has been my travel crush since 2015. Now Berlin, well Berlin, this city captivates me. Berlin is very different from other cities in Germany, and many of its residents have told me… Continue reading Sites to See in Beautiful BERLIN | Discovering Germany

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The Monasterio de Santa Catalina of Arequipa | Discovering Peru

Exploring the brilliant "White City" of Arequipa, had lead me to also explore a colorful little city, the Monasterio de Santa Catalina - it was a city within a city. Just a few minutes walk from the Plaza de Armas is Monasterio de Santa Catalina, and it is a fascinating place. Santa Catalina is a… Continue reading The Monasterio de Santa Catalina of Arequipa | Discovering Peru

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Maison de Victor Hugo in Paris | Discovering France

I made it an absolute point to visit the Maison de Victor Hugo during one of my visits to Paris. Hugo was brilliant, controversial, and eccentric. He was a poet, politician, and novelist who penned Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Victor Hugo lived a life that could be divided into three major… Continue reading Maison de Victor Hugo in Paris | Discovering France

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Top Museums of PARIS | Discovering France

Paris is one of the world's most famous cities for art and culture, and is one of my favorite locations for museum hopping. From Picasso to Monet; archaeology to architecture; Renaissance paintings to modern sculptures - it can all be found in the museums of Paris. Cluny Museum Throughout my trips to Paris, I have… Continue reading Top Museums of PARIS | Discovering France

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Visiting the Louvre Museum in Paris | Discovering France

The Louvre is massive, and I will be fair in saying that one visit to Paris's most beloved museum is not enough. I have been three times, and I am positive that I have not seen everything. This extraordinary palace turned museum contains countless collections of the world's most famous and priceless pieces of art;… Continue reading Visiting the Louvre Museum in Paris | 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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Masterpieces Along the Seine in Paris, France | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

I adore France and have found myself in this remarkable country five times, I obviously have not grown tired of it. Paris has been the centerpiece of my visits to France, and she has always shown me a good time. One of my favorite ways to explore the city is strolling along the banks of… Continue reading Masterpieces Along the Seine in Paris, France | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice | Discovering Italy

Peggy Guggenheim Museum The Peggy Guggenheim Collection was a favorite of mine while visiting Venice, I enjoyed everything about it. The collection of modern art is brilliant and housed inside the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, an 18th century palace on the Grand Canal. The whole museum scene is to be appreciated - the renovations made to… Continue reading The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice | Discovering Italy

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The Zwinger & Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister | Discovering Dresden, Germany

Dresden is a magnificent city to explore in eastern Germany, with interesting history and beautiful architecture. I have been through Dresden twice and it primarily was to visit the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, or the Old Master's Gallery, to see one of my favorite works- "Sistine Madonna" by Raphael. Although my main focus in visiting Dresden… Continue reading The Zwinger & Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister | Discovering Dresden, Germany

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St. Mary’s Basilica – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Krakow, Poland

Looking at the red brick façade of St. Mary's Basilica, one would not expect the magnificent interior of this 13th century cathedral. When I had entered St. Mary's, I was overwhelmed with its ornately painted murals of cornflower blue, burgundy, and gold. My eyes scanned the details from the rich wood pews, gold carved alters,… Continue reading St. Mary’s Basilica – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Krakow, Poland

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The Picturesque Peles Castle | Discovering Romania

Peles Castle was one of the most picturesque palaces that I had visited throughout Eastern Europe. The wood framed exterior reminded me of Bavaria, another European region that I have always enjoyed. It was built between 1873 and 1914, although its inauguration was in 1883. It was constructed in the Neo-Renaissance style for King Carol… Continue reading The Picturesque Peles Castle | Discovering Romania

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The Underground World of the Wieliczka Salt Mines – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Poland

"Go ahead, please lick the walls!" We were encouraged by our Wieliczka salt mine guide to lick the salt walled caves. I scanned our group to see if anyone was taking him up on that offer, but everyone had the same perplexed look. Was he serious? He was very serious, as salt is a natural… Continue reading The Underground World of the Wieliczka Salt Mines – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Poland

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Bucharest’s Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum | The Real Romania

When I had visited the Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in Bucharest, I was told by locals that I was going to see the "Real Romania". This open-air museum which is located on the King Michael I Park, showcases the traditional village life of Romania. It houses 272 authentic peasant farms, structures and homes that… Continue reading Bucharest’s Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum | The Real Romania

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The House of Nicolae Ceauşescu | Discovering Romania

When I had first posted my photos on social media of my visit to the House of Ceauşescu, I got mixed reviews after my Romanian-American friend re-posted them. The thoughts of some were upsetting, especially for her friends that had lived through Nicolae Ceauşescu's dictatorship regime. My friend had explained that it was more informative… Continue reading The House of Nicolae Ceauşescu | Discovering Romania

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Old Town of Quedlinburg – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

I knew that I would love Quedlinburg after I spoke the name out loud, even with my American accent. This charming capital of Saxony-Anhal was one of my favorites in Germany, not only because its quaintness but mainly for its architectural history. I have a deep admiration for faukwerkhaus/ half-timbered houses and Quedlinburg had a… Continue reading Old Town of Quedlinburg – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

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Cork Butter Museum | Exploring Ireland

Have we met? You know I LOVE butter right? I understand what makes great butter and I can taste quality dairy right away. Whenever I visit Ireland or France, I gorge myself on that creamy yellow spread on fresh bread. So, when I was told by a friend that Cork had a Butter Museum, I… Continue reading Cork Butter Museum | Exploring Ireland

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Vizcaya Museum & Gardens | Miami, Florida

As a person who always had a fascination with art, design, antiques and landscape architecture, I was enthusiastic to visit the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. I have traveled to Europe many times over, studying and admiring the craftmanship of centuries of architectural styles and walking through lush extravagant gardens. I was looking forward to see… Continue reading Vizcaya Museum & Gardens | Miami, Florida

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SANTA FE – My Favorite Southwest Town | Exploring New Mexico

One of my favorite road trip agendas in the Untied States is driving through the Southwest. I have been fortunate enough to take that long road, Highway 40/ Route 66, numerous times in the last couple decades. Sometimes I would drive it with my family, and other times on my own. I have also driven… Continue reading SANTA FE – My Favorite Southwest Town | Exploring New Mexico

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Meteor Crater Natural Landmark | Exploring Arizona

I have taken numerous road trips along Highway 40 aka Main Street America and Old Route 66 aka the Mother Road . There are many quirky and incredible sites along this stretch of highway from concrete tee-pees and dinosaurs to the Grand Canyon and the Petrified Forrest. In Winslow, Arizona there is the Meteor Crater… Continue reading Meteor Crater Natural Landmark | Exploring Arizona