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Basel, the Gateway to the Rhine River Cruises

Dear Luke and Leia, Today we are in Basel, the gateway to the Rhine River. Basel is considered the starting point of navigation upon the Rhine (the other end is the North Sea) and thus many river cruises leave and arrive from here. This is why we are here too, but we arrived early because …

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Buying a Claddagh Ring in Galway

When we decided to bring our oldest son with us to Ireland, we asked him what he wanted to do most. Jimmy responded that he wanted to drink an Irishman under the table. “Sorry, we can’t help you with that one,” Dan responded. “What else?” “I want to buy a Claddagh ring and I want …

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A Day Trip From Zurich to Lucerne and Mount Pilatus

Dear Luke and Leia, Today we took a day train trip from Zurich to Lucerne and nearby Mount Pilatus. Whenever we think of Switzerland, Swiss cheese, snow-capped mountains and gorgeous mountain lakes come to mind. This trip has them all and brought a full representation of every icon I think of when Switzerland comes to mind.

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How to Celebrate Carnival in Panama

If you’re mourning the end of the holidays, wishing for another excuse to celebrate, don’t despair! Carnival season is just around the corner.

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A Day in Zurich

Dear Luke and Leia, Here we are in Switzerland! I decided to share our first day in pictures as we roamed Zurich, a beautiful alpine city. Zurich is located at the tip of Lake Zurich, among the Swiss Alps on the northern border of Switzerland.

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Layover Hack: How to Tour a City Free

What if I told you that you can get a mini-vacation on the way to your destination – free – and you wouldn’t have to plan a bit of it? Intrigued? Anyone who has had to kill time during a long airport layover will tell you, it’s not fun. Airport chairs are uncomfortable, shopping and …

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Clifden, County Galway – I Found My Family Roots

Dear Luke and Leia, In Clifden, County Galway, I found my family roots in a tiny village named Kingstown. This was the most exciting part of our journey: to see where my great-grandmother came from and to formally meet my Irish family members. The emotions were overwhelming as I finally set foot upon the ground of …

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Visit Singapore Botanic Gardens UNESCO Site

The small island nation of Singapore is well-regarded for its status as a tropical Garden City. Touted as a modern phenomenon, the little red dot is considered as one of the greenest cities in the entire globe. At the core of this success is the Singapore Botanic Gardens UNESCO site, an award-winning tropical garden boasting …

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Dingle Peninsula and Beehive Huts

Dear Luke and Leia, We are visiting the Dingle Peninsula, to see the beautiful cliffs and beehive huts on Slea Head Drive and to find us an Irish pub or two for a bite to eat. Well, the last one should be easy since – being in Ireland – all the pubs are Irish. The first thing I realized …

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The Complete Travel Blog Link-up List – 2016

Who doesn’t love a good travel blog link-up? Readers use them as enjoyable armchair travel, as a unique way to discover new blogs and as a golden opportunity to read about far-flung places one might never visit otherwise. Bloggers, on the other hand, love link-ups because they are a good way to record their travel experiences …

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