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
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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
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Hacking Monaco: A Commoner’s Guide to One of the Wealthiest Countries in the World

What do Novak Djokovic, Sir Roger Moore, Bono, and Princesses Charlotte and Stephanie have in common? Not much, besides the fact that they’re all loaded and therefore own homes in Monaco. The tiny country on the Mediterranean has more millionaires per capita than any other country in the world. It’s really is dripping in diamonds; […]

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November 11, 2013 by
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Sampling the Flavors of Amsterdam on a Food Tour

In a city of such colour and character as Amsterdam, the only way to cut to the “real stuff” is to have a local take you around. And there’s a lot of real stuff to cut to; Viator’s Amsterdam Food Tour is packed with plenty of good eats, interesting information, and great conversation.

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November 7, 2013 by
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Exploring Monterey County’s Wine Country in California

When most people think of Monterey, California, they think of pretty specific things. There’s the scenic Highway 1 coastline, legendary golf and the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Those things alone have all the makings of a great getaway, but more and more visitors are pouring into the area to taste another side of Monterey and […]

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November 6, 2013 by
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10 Norway Winter Activities

Norway horse riding in snow

Vast, glistening fjords? Horn-capped Viking invaders? The eerie glow of the Northern Lights? Whatever comes to mind when you think of Norway, there’s no doubt that it’s steeped in mystique. With its location on the cusp of the Arctic and wilderness blanketed with snow for up to 6 months a year, Norway is a country […]

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November 4, 2013 by
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Exploring Texas’ Culture in the Downtown Dallas Arts District

Dallas, Texas is known for many things, such as the Dallas Cowboys and other professional sports teams, fine dining and shopping, and the long-running 1978 television drama, Dallas, about a wealthy and feuding Texan oil family. Most people, however, don’t know about the city’s burgeoning Arts District, a rare gem that is the centerpiece of […]

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November 1, 2013 by
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Auckland’s Best Beaches

Mission Bay

So you’re in Auckland, the sun is out and you’re thinking, wow this is a great day to go to the beach: where do you go? West to the black sand and surf? North to the sandy suburban shores? Or closer to home to a city beach? Auckland is located on an isthmus between two […]

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October 24, 2013 by
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Kreuzberg District Tour: Food, Culture, and Street Art

The Kreuzberg district of Berlin is a very hip area. Hence, it’s the perfect spot for a Kreuzberg District Food, Culture, and Street Art tour. Tour guide Jannes met me and the other tour participant by the East Side Hotel, just outside of the Kreuzberg district of Berlin, and directly across from the East Side […]

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October 24, 2013 by
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Helsinki in 48 Hours

Suomenlinna

Scandinavia’s northernmost capital city is elegantly sprawled around its Baltic Sea waterfront on a peninsula scalloped by inlets and scattered with rocky skerries. Today Helsinki is one of the coolest cities in Europe, with a pounding modern heart, buzzing seaside restaurants and bars, innovative contemporary architecture, fashion-forward shopping streets and an edgy nightlife. That it […]

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October 23, 2013 by
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