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St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin | Discovering Ireland

Over my travels and education, I have come to find that cathedrals and churches play a great role in Europe's architectural, art, cultural, and political history. St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin is no exception to that rule. For over 800 years this church has been the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland, and today… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin | 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

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Teatro alla Scala – Milan’s Opera House| Discovering Italy

The fa├žade of Milan's beloved opera house looked unassuming to me at first glance, and I ended up walking by it three times, since it naturally blended in with the other neighborhood buildings. Although the exterior may have seemed quite ordinary, the interior of the theatre was one of the grandest that I have seen… Continue reading Teatro alla Scala – Milan’s Opera House| Discovering Italy

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Prague’s Castle District | Discovering the Czech Republic

Visiting a European castle has been one my travel obsessions for awhile, and I have been to my fair share of them. I have found that there are good castles and there are great ones, and Prague Castle is one of the great ones. I enjoyed it so much that I have been twice, but… Continue reading Prague’s Castle District | Discovering the Czech Republic

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Cusco – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Peru

Sitting at the top of a double decker tour bus can give you a unique view of a city. While visiting Cusco we hopped onto a double decker bus serendipitously, and before we even left my eyes were on the people of the city. I was intrigued how they moved throughout this ancient Incan city,… Continue reading Cusco – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Peru

U.S. National Parks

Rocky Mountain National Park | Exploring Colorado

Love that Rocky Mountain high! Colorado has been one of my favorite states to explore, and I have done it several times over. This state's natural beauty and magnificent landscapes has always given me that 'Rocky Mountain High', thank you John Denver. Colorado offers a variety of remarkable sceneries from desert monuments, to urban cities,… Continue reading Rocky Mountain National Park | Exploring Colorado

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Charming Old Town Krakow, Poland | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

This is where it all began for me, my love for Eastern Europe! Prior to visiting the charming city of Krakow, I had just explored Prague and Warsaw. Both were beautiful cities with great history, but it was old town Krakow that did it for me. The moment that I stepped into the market square,… Continue reading Charming Old Town Krakow, Poland | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Connemara National Park | Discovering Ireland

Visiting Connemara in County Galway along the westside of Ireland was balancing scale of emotions for me. It was joy of being out in a magnificent natural landscape, and sadness from its history of famine and loss. Many people come to Connemara for photography, outdoor recreation, or a relaxing getaway for a few days. There… Continue reading Connemara National Park | Discovering Ireland

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Historic Centre of Cesky Krumlov – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Czech Republic

If you make it to Prague then you need to make your way to Cesky Krumlov, which is about 2.45 hours by train. I found this South Bohemian town to be enchanting and charming. It was also less crowded than Prague, which is the main city that everyone travels to when visiting Czech Republic. There… Continue reading Historic Centre of Cesky Krumlov – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Czech Republic

U.S. National Parks

Zion National Park | Exploring Utah

After our first initial visit to Zion National Park back in 2010, this magnificent valley in Utah had become a favorite. I have come back several times with friends to hike the Emerald Pools trail, the Narrows, and to find a sense of grounding. My favorite canyon view My now adult daughter hikes, camps here… Continue reading Zion National Park | Exploring Utah

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Kenai Fjords National Park | Exploring Alaska

Reserction Bay Exploring Kenai Fjords National Park, which lies just outside of Seward, was an extraordinary experience while traveling through Alaska. This is where ice, ocean and mountains meet and the best way to visit this national park is by boat or kayak. If water travel is not your thing, you do have the option… Continue reading Kenai Fjords National Park | Exploring Alaska

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Denali National Park & Preserve | Exploring Alaska

Denali is the national park that is on everyone's list! I know this because everyone has told me that they have either wanted to come here, or they have already been to Denali. I have been to many national parks throughout this country of ours, and Denali National Park was one of my favorites. It… Continue reading Denali National Park & Preserve | Exploring Alaska

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Canyonlands National Park | Exploring Utah

Canyonlands is a breathtaking national park in Utah that is located close to the town of Moab, and over two hours south of Arches National Park. There are numerous canyons, mesas, and buttes that contribute to this park's magnificent landscapes. Canyonlands is a terrific place for hikers, nature lovers, campers, and road trippers. It is… Continue reading Canyonlands National Park | Exploring Utah

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Grand Canyon National Park – The South Rim vs The West Rim | Exploring Arizona

The Grand Canyon is one of America's national treasures, and is on many people's Bucket List from around the world. Arizona is the home of this magnificent canyon that was carved out by the Colorado River six million years ago, or sixteen million years ago, whichever study that you agree with. However long it took,… Continue reading Grand Canyon National Park – The South Rim vs The West Rim | Exploring Arizona

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Sharm El-Sheikh | Egypt’s Remarkable Resort Town

Prior to flying into Sharm El-Sheikh from Cairo, I had already been in Egypt for three weeks. I had seen many different landscapes in this North African country, everywhere from Cairo, Giza, Siwa Oasis, Aswan, Luxor, and a few towns in between. Out of all the cities that I had visited, I believe I saved… Continue reading Sharm El-Sheikh | Egypt’s Remarkable Resort Town