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17 Essentials to Prepare for Overseas Travel

As you prepare to travel abroad, you may begin to feel overwhelmed by all the things to remember. Worry not, we’re here to help. Here is a list of the essential things you’ll need to do before heading to the airport.

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Preparing to Sell: Update a 1970s House Inexpensively

With all the HGTV examples available, it’s easy to get ideas on how to update a house inexpensively. But they never seem to answer one question: Why is it that home improvement never becomes a priority until it’s time to move?

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Singapore River Cruise: See the City from the Water

There is a fast and easy way to get a basic overview of a city and where the major highlights are located: With a bird’s-eye view from the top of a touristy double-decker bus. I’m talking about those open-top hop-on/hop-off ones that allow you to get on and off whenever you want, all day, with …

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One Day in Waterford, Ireland

Less than a 2-hour drive from Dublin, Waterford is best known for its namesake crystal, but that’s not all the city has going for it. If you’re planning a trip through Ireland, spending a day in Waterford will be time well spent.

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Eating at Restaurant L’Hort de Casa, Andorra

Instead of planning how we’ll spend each travel day, Dan and I prefer to head out with a general idea of where we want to go and stop when something catches our eye. It might be a world-class museum one day, other times it could be a fabulous view along the side of the road …

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La Birreria in Andorra: A Beer Lover’s Heaven

When we discovered La Birreria in Andorra la Vella’s medieval center, it was quite a surprise. Tiny Andorra sits between two famous wine producing countries and its tax-free status makes wine incredibly cheap. Truth be told,because of the country’s size it hadn’t even occurred to us to look for a local beer during our visit.

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Visiting Andorra la Vella’s Old Town – Worth It?

When we told people we were going to spend a few days visiting Andorra, we were met with a lot of blank looks. Andorra isn’t on most people’s radar. Actually, from our experience, most people don’t even know that it’s a country.

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One Day in Burano: What to See on the Lace Island of Venice

A while back, we took our first Mediterranean cruise though to be specific, most of the cruise ports were in the Adriatic, namely Italy, Croatia, Montenegro and Greece. We enjoyed every stop, but the most colorful was definitely Burano Island in Venice, Italy.

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One Day in Dubrovnik: How Much Can You Really See?

Dubrovnik is widely known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic” because of its stunning tile-red roofs and medieval stone walls jutting into the sparkling, azure blue Adriatic Sea. It is on CNN’s list of the Ten Best Medieval Walled Cities and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yes, Dubrovnik is most definitely a must-see place.

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Etruscan Places: Tuscania

People often correct me when I tell them I’m going to Tuscania. Italians will flash a pitiful smile at me, the poor foreigner mangling the name of Italy’s most famous region, Tuscany (Toscana in Italian.) But it’s not my poor Italian that’s at fault; there really is a place called Tuscania and, confusingly, it is …

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