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The Top 7 Things to do in Stavanger, Norway

The Top 7 Things to do in Stavanger, Norway

Surprising Stavanger – Plenty to do! Stavanger is a gorgeous little city along the western coast of Norway. Docking at the port, it’s easy to walk into the main part of the city center for shopping, quirky cafes, and even a […]

Fortified Churches in Transylvania

Finding the Fortified Churches of Transylvania

Transylvania is known for more than vampires and werewolves. This beautiful corner of Romania is a must for visitors to the country and some of the top attractions for any traveler are the Fortified Churches of Transylvania.

Train Travel Eastern Europe

Tips, Tricks, and Tales of Travel By Train in Eastern Europe

When our Eurail passes arrived in the mail in early June I thought, “We have plenty of time to plan this trip.” There was vague, nebulous idea that we would ride trains and see as much of Eastern Europe as […]

Sensory Delights at the Berber Market in Morocco

Oh the Distances We’ll Travel For A Good Market! A Berber market in Morocco is a magical thing. If you’ve been to farmers’ markets or other weekly markets you might have some idea of what to expect; stands selling fruits […]

Mont St. Michel – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Iconically French, and a View to Charish – Mont St. Michel Sitting in my high school French class, I can remember struggling through a watered-down French version of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables. The illustration on the well-worn soft cover was […]

One Week Itinerary Iceland

The Best of Iceland: A Driving Itinerary

Driving around the Island of Iceland – (Part 2) A few summers back, on a driving trip to Norway to visit some close friends in Stavanger, we stopped in a tourist information office in the Danish ferry port of Hirtshals. […]

Weekend Travel Inspiration Roman Payne

Weekend Travel Inspiration – Roman Payne

Where does our inspiration come from? What is that inner muse that drives us on to the next adventure, the next story, and where does it come from? I’ve been a wanderer for as long as I can remember. My […]

Moldova Postcard

Moldova Postcard

  Moldova is certainly one of those Eastern European countries that you just don’t hear much about.  We chose it as a destination because we had friends there, and we know that’s one of the best ways to get the […]

Istanbul Postcard

Istanbul Postcard

  It’s no secret that Turkey is one of my favorite countries in the entire world, so it should come as no surprise that its largest city,  İstanbul, is that siren that is always calling my name.  Jim and I […]

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