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Category Archive: Behind the Scenes

Travel

May 23

Bali Cultural Differences = Attitude Adjustment Time

They say that the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. One of the first steps in our travel life occurred when we moved to Indonesia in 2010. Everything was different in Bali – not just the food and language – and all the cultural differences took some getting used to.

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Feb 07

One Day in Kilkenny, Ireland

What if you only had one day day in Kilkenny and a local offered to show you around? We had the unique opportunity to be guests of Fáilte Ireland and Kilkenny Tourism. The tourist bureaus showed us a few things to do in Kilkenny that we might not have tried otherwise, and we fit them …

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Feb 01

Why You Should Spend a Day in Guimaraes, Portugal

Guimaraes. It rhymes with Gilgamesh, and to the Portuguese it’s just as historical. The city was founded in the 9th century, became the first capital of Portugal in the 12th century, and was even the birthplace of Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal. So we would spend a day in Guimaraes, our tour guide …

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Jan 25

Is Blarney Castle Worth the Hype, or a Bit O’ Blarney Itself?

Kissing the Blarney Stone is one of those iconic things every visitor to Ireland is expected to do, and that is precisely why I didn’t want to do it. Legend has it that the kiss gives you a little bit of blarney and you’ll become a smooth talker. Yeah, right. Truth be told, we only …

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Jan 04

The Complete Travel Blog Linkup List

What travel lover doesn’t love a good story? How about something even better: a collection of travel stories all in one place, also known as a travel blog linkup!

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Oct 14

Ideas for How to Update a 1970s House Inexpensively

TV is full of ways to update a house inexpensively. What they don’t explain: How to get motivated to do the work. That begs the question: Why isn’t home improvement a priority until it’s time to move?

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Sep 23

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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May 03

Panama to Colombia: Crossing the Darien Gap

If you have been entertaining any fantasies of driving an epic road trip on the highway that runs between Alaska and the tip of South America, be prepared when you get to Panama. You can’t drive to Colombia from there.

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Apr 01

Venice is Where I Found my New Travel Partner

Dear Luke and Leia, I know this will be strange for you two grandchildren to read, but Venice is where I found my new travel partner.

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Feb 01

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. “I want to drink an Irishman under the table,” came the answer. “You’re on your own with that one,” Dan retorted with a smile. “What else?” “I want to buy a Claddagh ring in …

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