Archive | November, 2013

Meet Patricia Valenzuela, a Private Guide in Peru

As an authorized professional tour guide based in Northern Peru, Patricia Valenzuela offers private, custom-designed tours to some of the country’s richest archaeological sites. “Enlightening, Enthusiastic and Enjoyable Tours” is Patricia’s slogan, and she strives to assure that all of her services maintain the high standard of quality that have always characterized her work in […]

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November 26, 2013 by | Comments Off on Meet Patricia Valenzuela, a Private Guide in Peru

Exploring Christmas Markets in Europe

Valkenburg Christmas Market

During the month of December, European countries come alive with the spirit of the holidays. Christmas Markets in Europe become a star attraction, especially in Germany, enticing visitors with their selections of holiday gifts and traditional food and drink set in festive market surrounds. Imagine the smells of roasting almonds and mulled wine wafting through […]

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November 25, 2013 by | 1 Comment

German Christmas Markets: Where to Go and What to See and Do

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There are hundreds of Christmas markets all over Germany, which typically open at the end of November and run until Christmas Eve. Opening hours vary but the markets are open daily, usually from 10am until around 8pm or 9pm.

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November 22, 2013 by | Comments Off on German Christmas Markets: Where to Go and What to See and Do

Exploring Bosnia From Dubrovnik

I recently spent some time in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and because I’m on somewhat of a quest to visit as many countries as I can, I decided to take a side trip from Dubrovnik to Medjugorje and Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina. However, the towns that we visited and the people that we met were so […]

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November 21, 2013 by | Comments Off on Exploring Bosnia From Dubrovnik

10 of the Most Beautiful Spots in Finland

Finland is famous for its natural beauty, from its jagged coastline and strings of rocky archipelagos to bleak, scrub-covered fells and soundless expanses of northern snowlands. Over half of Finland lies within the Arctic Circle, forest covers 86 per cent of the land, there are 37 national parks, 187,888 lakes and almost as many islands […]

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November 20, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Meet Bridget Putre, a Private Guide in Munich, Germany

For the last four years, Bridget Putre has been organizing and leading tours around Munich, Germany for groups of 2-40 people. With her extensive experience and knowledge of her region, as well as a wonderful rapport with clients, it is little wonder why those traveling to Munich so often seek Bridget out as their guide. […]

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November 19, 2013 by | Comments Off on Meet Bridget Putre, a Private Guide in Munich, Germany

From Ruin to Cultural Riches – Exploring Budapest’s Ruin Pubs

For years, these “ruin bars” or “ruin pubs”, a literal translation from the Hungarian word romkocsma, were considered temporary, since one might pop up for a single summer, only to disappear by the winter or re-open at another address. However, Budapest now has around 20 ruin pubs and counting, with bars spilling out beyond the […]

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November 18, 2013 by | Comments Off on From Ruin to Cultural Riches – Exploring Budapest’s Ruin Pubs

Little Havana Food and Walking Tour

If you have yet to travel to Cuba, Little Havana is not only a taste of the Cuban food, but its rich culture. Nestled just west of Miami’s downtown, Little Havana should be a stop on any visit to Miami. So that you don’t have to guess as to the best cafeterias, bakeries, or cigar […]

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November 14, 2013 by | Comments Off on Little Havana Food and Walking Tour

Loch Ness and Glencoe: A Day in the Scottish Highlands

Years ago I saw pictures of the Scottish Highlands and knew that it was a place that I needed to visit, but as things sometimes go, time passed by and other trips took higher priority. Then one night while watching an episode of Downton Abbey, the family took a trip to the Scottish Highlands where […]

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November 14, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Australia’s Cricket Season

As the weather heats up in the Southern Hemisphere, not all Australians will be hitting the beach – summer also marks the start of the cricket season and the highly anticipated games will be drawing sports fans from all around the world. As one of Australia’s most popular sports, cricket fever sweeps the nation as […]

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November 13, 2013 by | Comments Off on Australia’s Cricket Season