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24 hours in Kamakura

Kamakura, Japan Buddha

When we went to Japan in March on our trip with Go Ahead, we had the option of having a full free day in Tokyo or we could go on a guided day trip to Kamakura. We opted to go to Kamakura! While we would have loved to have more time in Tokyo, I’m hopeful

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Best photography locations in Kyoto

I’ll admit it. I have a problem. I’m a photo junkie. I cannot go on a vacation without taking hundreds of photos. So, Rick and I actually got new phones before our trip to Japan as we knew we’d be snapping a million pictures of the cherry blossoms and we both wanted those captures to

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Travel itinerary: Three days in Kyoto

We were lucky enough to have three great days in Kyoto on our Go Ahead Tours’ trip: Cherry Blossoms in Japan: Tokyo to Kyoto at the end of March. The weather in Kyoto was a lovely change from the rain and cold we were greeted with in Tokyo, and we were thrilled to see the

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Travel itinerary: Two days in Tokyo

We recently went to Japan on a guided tour with Go Ahead Tours and were able to visit Tokyo, the Mt. Fuji region, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka. This was actually was one of our more slower-paced tours we’ve done with the travel company! Our tour was mostly concentrated in Tokyo and Kyoto, with three nights

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Review: Guinness Storehouse experience

Guinness Storehouse visit

One thing Rick and I knew we wanted to do as soon as our Dublin trip was finally happening was drink as much Guinness as possible and preferably have one of those pints at the Guinness Storehouse! Luckily for us, our tour guide organized a trip there and bought us tickets for a visit. I

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Travel itinerary: One day in Edinburgh

Rick and I were so excited to finally, finally visit Scotland in 2023, seeing as we originally booked the trip in 2018 for a 2020 travel date! We went to Scotland on our trip to England, Scotland, and Ireland with EF Go Ahead Tours and our Scotland portion was concentrated on Edinburgh. Since this was

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Travel bucket list: Madrid


It’s official! We’re returning to Spain this year! We both fell in love with Spain when we went to Barcelona five years ago and have been working on finding the right time to return and continue our exploration of this fabulous travel destination. And we’ve found it. We’ll be back in Spain this fall and

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Travel itinerary: A weekend in Paris

You have no idea how excited I was to finally take Rick to Paris, one of my favorite cities in the world! When we had planned our England, Scotland, and Ireland trip with Go Ahead, I knew we had to find a way to add a few days before the trip to visit Paris on

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One day in Dublin

We were supposed to cross Dublin (and other places in Ireland) off our bucket list in 2020. That did not happen, but it was okay as we finally got to visit the Emerald Isle this past September when the world was back to normal. It was a whirlwind trip as we explored France, England, Scotland,