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Cardiff Bay in Wales | Discovering Great Britain

Spending a relaxing day walking through Cardiff Bay was a fun introduction to Wales in Great Britain. We had initially come into Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, to visit the now defunct Dr. Who Experience, which was incredibly entertaining. Besides Dr. Who, we found the bay to be a pleasant way to spend an… Continue reading Cardiff Bay in Wales | Discovering Great Britain

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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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Skipton’s Medieval Castle | Discovering England

Skipton Castle located in North Yorkshire is a fine example of an English medieval fortified castle, with over 900 years of history. It was originally built in 1090 by a Norman Baron, Robert de Romile, as a motte and baily type castle, and was later rebuilt in stone to withstand Scottish attacks. Skipton Castle is… Continue reading Skipton’s Medieval Castle | Discovering England

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Duomo di Milano – Milan Cathedral | Discovering Italy

The Duomo of Milan was a labor of love and faith, since it had taken over six centuries to construct. This stunning Gothic style and Renaissance cathedral broke ground in 1386, and was finally completed last century in 1965. The Duomo di Milano is a work of art in its construction, architecture, engineering, and down… Continue reading Duomo di Milano – Milan Cathedral | Discovering Italy

Food Journals

What I ate in FRANCE | A Food Journal

France is famous for many things: art, architecture, culture, fashion, and food- just to name a few. Since I first started visiting this country almost fifteen years ago; I had done a lot, seen a lot, and ate a lot. Each region has its own specialties of wines, cheeses, and local dishes; and eating your… Continue reading What I ate in FRANCE | A Food Journal

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Historic Centre of Riga, Latvia – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

There are so many reasons to love Riga, and every place I visited within the city just added to my "Love List". The restaurant scene, Bastejklana Park, the Art Nouveau neighborhoods, the markets, the city's vibe, and its historic centre- just to name a few. Hello from Riga! 'Old Town' in Riga is a charmer,… Continue reading Historic Centre of Riga, Latvia – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Pristina – Europe’s Youngest Capital | Discovering Kosovo

Visiting Europe's youngest capital, Pristina, in Kosovo was in the lack of a better word- interesting. It was not a weird or an unpleasant experience, nor was it stunning or a breathtaking destination. It was Kosovo, and unless you have family who live there or emigrating into the country, this location will not be on… Continue reading Pristina – Europe’s Youngest Capital | Discovering Kosovo

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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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The Magic of Mont Saint-Michel | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

I believe it would be fair to express that viewing images of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France are stirring and magical. It evokes feelings of wonderment and enchantment, and for some possible moments of breathlessness. Mont Saint-Michel (Pexel) Mont Saint-Michel was that for me, from the moment I first saw photos when I was young,… Continue reading The Magic of Mont Saint-Michel | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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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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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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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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The Extraordinary Edinburgh Castle | Discovering Scotland

Edinburgh Castle is by far my most favorite in the United Kingdom. I have been to numerous fortified castle structures throughout Europe and the UK, and this one has always stood out. It was just not the castle alone, but the encompassing of old town Edinburgh, the Royal Mile, and the castle that created a… Continue reading The Extraordinary Edinburgh Castle | Discovering Scotland

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Pearl Harbor National Memorial | Discovering Oahu, Hawaii

Visiting the Pearl Harbor National Memorial was a very different experience for me, in comparison with the other WWII sites that I have seen on my extensive travels. I had visited many WWII sites throughout the UK and Europe; and each site was a crystal clear example of how Europe was altered during the war,… Continue reading Pearl Harbor National Memorial | Discovering Oahu, Hawaii

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Karlovy Vary – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering the Czech Republic

Karlovy Vary Exploring West Bohemia in the Czech Republic brought me into the charming spa town of Karlovy Vary, and it was stunning. The town is nestled within a valley, which is built along the Tepla with beautiful art deco, art nouveau, and secessionist buildings. Karlovy Vary, also known as Karlsbad (German name), is most… Continue reading Karlovy Vary – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering the Czech Republic

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Bonn and Beethoven | Discovering Germany

Bonn Town Hall The city of Bonn in Germany has been many things over the centuries. It was the capital city of West Germany from 1949 to 1990, it is a vibrant city along the Rhine River, and it also is a University town (University of Bonn). All are very impressive to the structure of… Continue reading Bonn and Beethoven | Discovering Germany

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Murano, Burano and Torcello | The Islands of Venice, Italy

The little islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello were a sensational way to extend our trip in Venice, Italy. They are all picturesque and unique in their own way- One is famous for glass blowing, another has rows of colorful buildings and small canals, while the other has an impressive archaeological heritage. These islands of… Continue reading Murano, Burano and Torcello | The Islands of Venice, Italy

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A Day on the Dingle Peninsula | Discovering Ireland

The Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, and Killarney in Ireland had been on my radar for many years. I had already traveled to Ireland twice prior, but never to the south western tip; home to the Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry. On my most recent trip to Ireland, I decided to explore the… Continue reading A Day on the Dingle Peninsula | Discovering Ireland

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Redwood National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring California

I remember the first time I read about the Redwood National Park in elementary school, and how even back then I felt that traveler's pull that I often speak about. I can still recall those photos of the giant ancient redwoods, and as a child I was struck by their enormous size and peaceful energy.… Continue reading Redwood National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring California