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Tybee Island: Laid-Back Beach Style in Georgia

Tybee Lighthouse

Just 20 minutes from the heavy antebellum charm of Savannah, the landscape begins to change. The horizon spreads open to reveal Georgia’s low country: a coastal waterway lined with marshes, sinking landscapes and a slow, lazy river. Off the side of the road, you may see alligators lurking in the water, or cranes standing still […]

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September 6, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC

One hundred and fifty years ago, a small town in southern Pennsylvania became famous for being the site of a bloody battle between the two armies of the American Civil War. The Gettysburg Day Trip provides both locals and visitors to Washington, DC the chance to see the places where the events of July 1-3, […]

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August 22, 2013 by | Comments Off on Gettysburg Day Trip from Washington DC

Tagaytay Ridge Tour in the Philippines

For many travelers, the best part about a big, hectic, twelve-million-inhabitant Southeast Asian city like Manila is leaving it. But even for those with a taste for urban chaos, a day trip to the surrounding areas can provide a breathe of fresh air and a new dose of cultural perspective.

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June 7, 2013 by | Comments Off on Tagaytay Ridge Tour in the Philippines

Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and Craft Tour

In Costa Rica, you are never far from a volcano, coffee, or handicrafts, and this day trip from San José took us to all three, in the comfort of a small tour.

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March 29, 2013 by | Comments Off on Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and Craft Tour

Kyoto and Nara Day Trip from Kyoto

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Tokyo has been the imperial capital of Japan since only 1868. The capital from the late 700s until then was Kyoto, which still means “Capital”. For 70 years before that it was in Nara near Kyoto. Because of the importance of Nara and later Kyoto some of Japan’s most significant historic sites are in the […]

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March 1, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing on Iceland’s Sólheimajokull Glacier

Solheimajokull Glacier tour

While it’s commonly known that “Iceland is actually green” and “Greenland is mostly ice,” the fact remains that almost 11% of the landmass of Iceland is covered with glaciers. The best way to learn about these monumental masses is to strap on some crampons and get up close and personal. I book the Day Trip […]

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December 18, 2012 by | Comments Off on Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing on Iceland’s Sólheimajokull Glacier

Independent Stonehenge and Bath Tour from London

Bath Abbey

I haven’t seen Stonehenge, one of England’s most famous and oldest landmarks, since I was a little girl, so I was very excited to be going again on the Independent Stonehenge and Bath Tour from London. Although I had been to the city of Bath more recently and have many fond memories of family visits […]

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December 12, 2012 by | Comments Off on Independent Stonehenge and Bath Tour from London

The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg

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I was able to go on The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg, the same tour that actors from the film and the real Von Trapp family have gone on.

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November 21, 2012 by | 3 Comments

Santa Barbara, Solvang and Hearst Castle Day Tour from Los Angeles

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The sunny SoCal climate, eclectic sites and tour stops, and our tour guide, Richard, who can entertain non-stop about every topic from early Spanish missions to William Randolph Hearst’s young Hollywood mistress – all while driving a large van (or minibus) up the Pacific Coast Highway – makes this 12-hour tour a must-do for visitors […]

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October 31, 2012 by | Comments Off on Santa Barbara, Solvang and Hearst Castle Day Tour from Los Angeles

8 Great Day Trips from Barcelona

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Once you’ve had your fill of Barcelona’s ancient architecture, world-class cuisine and hedonistic nightlife, venture outside of the Catalonian capital, where you’ll find plenty of sights to keep you occupied. From mountain-top panoramas to sipping cava in a family-run vineyard, here are 8 destinations that make great day trips from Barcelona.

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October 18, 2012 by | Comments Off on 8 Great Day Trips from Barcelona