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Category Archive: Destinations

Travel Destinations

Feb 21

10 Australian Towns to Visit for a Genuine Outback Experience

The picture many people have in their mind when they think of Australia is likely a mish-mash of Crocodile Dundee, Steve Irwin and the Simpsons episode “Bart vs. Australia”. I’ve dealt with many travellers who express mild surprise when they cruise into Melbourne or Sydney only to find themselves in a relatively modern city. The stereotype …

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Feb 14

Unbelievable! What They Sell at Shilin Night Market in Taipei

Ask what to see on a Taiwan visit and – even if you’re only in Taipei for a day – night markets will always be on the list. Night markets are abundant throughout Taiwan. There are dozens of them in Taipei alone and Shilin Night Market is the best known and largest of them all.

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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 17

Hike to the Largest Natural Arch in Europe – Czech!

Bohemian Switzerland is as far away from Prague life as you can imagine. It’s a fantasy world of leafy forests, deep river gorges, and oddly-shaped sandstone arches and towers.

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Dec 16

What to Do in Roseau, Dominica When You’re Stuck There for a Week

Few people would visit the Commonwealth of Dominica for business reasons. The small island is relatively untouched, with mostly waterfalls and national parks to attract nature lovers and hikers. Unfortunately, when negotiations require you to spend all of your time in Roseau, its tiny capital, you miss out on all of that. You do, however, …

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Dec 09

Impressions of Curacao from a First-Time Visitor

Call us crazy, but whenever we visit a new place we always find ourselves asking, Could we live here? It’s fun, we think, to try to imagine life as a local, not a tourist, even if we might never actually do that. So, after a weekend in the country, here were our initial impressions of …

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Nov 25

What It’s Like to Stay at a Portuguese Pousada

Bare and basic. Bed with sheets, pillow and blanket, maybe a place to hang clothes. Bare light bulbs in the ceiling. You will usually be living out of suitcase on the floor. That’s how one unfortunate man begins his description of a Brazilian pousada.

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Nov 18

What to See in Olomouc

When we began planning our “grand tour around the Czech Republic,” Olomouc (oh-la-MOOTZ) almost didn’t make the list. Okay, its Holy Trinity Column is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but why drive into the middle of a city just to see it and leave? That sounded like a huge waste of time. Shows you what …

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