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5 fun facts about Croatia

We were thrilled we got to check off Croatia from our travel bucket list this summer, even if our method of exploring the country changed from a guided tour to a stop on a cruise. Either way, I was ecstatic to see this beautiful country. If you’ve been to Croatia or are planning a trip

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10 tips for traveling as a couple

Rick and I have been traveling together for many years now and have found our rhythm as a traveling couple, we understand what each other needs when it comes to traveling, and we know our roles when we’re planning travel.  But it’s taken many trips and many years to find our groove. While travel is

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5 fun facts about Canada

Canadian Flag

We’re so excited to head off to Canada in a few weeks. I’m sure my Minnesota accent will make a strong reappearance after our time there! Though I have to confess, though I lived right below the Great White North, I’ve never ventured over the border… until now that is! We’ll be heading off to

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7 ways to travel more on a small budget

Colosseum in Rome

Traveling is fantastic, there’s no doubt about that. But not all travel comes at the same price point. Some experiences require the GDP of a small country and some are budget-friendly, or even free.  But if you’re working with a smaller budget, that doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to add more travel to your

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What to pack for an all-inclusive vacation

We love going on vacation to all-inclusive resorts because once you get there, virtually everything is taken care of! Sure, there might some excursions or activities you want to pay extra for, we’re always suckers for massages at the spa, but for the most part you don’t have to spend anymore money once you’re on

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Best New York City photography locations

I admit it, I take way too many photos when I travel. Way too many. But, I love it. I love taking pictures and videos so I can better remember our trip later and print out some amazing shots of our travels for our travel wall documenting our adventures together. So, it’s no surprise that

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How to say Merry Christmas in 12 languages

Santa-shaped chocolates

While we typically stay stateside for family festivities for Christmas, we have opted to travel over a few yuletide celebrations before! Years ago, my family and I went to Italy for Christmas and back in 2020, Rick and I went to Jamaica for a tropical take on Christmas. Hopefully one of these years we can

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2022 travel holiday gift guide

Red Christmas present

Give the gift of travel, or at least something travel-related, this holiday season! The last few years have been challenging for adventurers and with the world opening back up more and more, it’s time to make up for lost time and get on out there. If you’re looking for ideas to add to your holiday

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24 hours in Sintra

Sintra, Portugal

When we went to Portugal last spring, we made our home base in Lisbon and booked a day trip out to Sintra. I’ll be honest and say that Rick and I did not do much planning for this trip and kind of just went along for the ride with what my family wanted to do,

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5 fun facts about France

Eiffel Tower in Paris

I’ll never turn down the opportunity to explore France and expand my knowledge of the country, its customs, and of course indulge in its amazing food and wine scene. And I’m not the only one who thinks this way. France is consistently one of the top-rated travel destinations in Europe – and for good reason!