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Top Travelers Pick Their Best Destinations

Top Travelers Pick Their Best Destinations

The hardest question to answer when you are an avid traveler is, “Where is your favorite place?” The short answer always is , “I don’t have one!” However, there definitely are locations that stick in our minds, sometime because of […]

Painting Marzipan and Learning the Sweet History of Tallinn

“A little part of the marzipan master’s soul is left in every piece.” While in Tallinn, I really wanted to do a cooking lesson, but I could not find anything that suited me. Then I came across a chocolate making […]

Perfect Day Trip Itinerary for Helsinki, Finland

Perfect Day Trip Itinerary for Helsinki, Finland

There’s just something about Finland. It’s not any further north then Norway or Sweden, yet somehow, for me, the country conjures up images of the northern frontier with ice fields, and desolate icy wilderness. I don’t know why I have […]

Three Best Ways to Experience Lake Bled, Slovenia

Three Best Ways to Experience Lake Bled, Slovenia

Lake Bled Three Ways The stunning views from the path around Lake Bled in northern Slovenia encourage the visitor to stay there and soak in the beauty in as many ways possible. Not only is there an emerald and turquoise […]

Ever Been to Estonia?

“Never hesitate to go far away, beyond all seas, all frontiers, all countries, all beliefs.” ~ Amin Maalouf We’re headed to one of the three Baltic states, our last, Estonia for a long weekend.  I’ve been asked at least three […]

Perfectly Pumpkin – A Fantastic German Fall Festival

Pumpkin Festival Ludwigsburg Germany

Ludwigsburg, Germany – Pumpkins Galore I love a festival.  And one that involves food, well, that’s a no-brainer.  We were going.  I love pumpkin, and I’d heard there was plenty of pumpkin specialties to be tasted, so off we went.  In […]

Finding Yourself The Whimsical Otagi Nenbutsu Temple, Kyoto

The Whimsical Otagi Nenbutsu Temple, Kyoto

“Another temple?!” Everyone groaned. It seemed that if we weren’t eating, we were visiting temples. We loved Kyoto, but we were almost templed out. There are so many to see, all unique, all wonderful. There are just too many. Even I […]

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