Europe

Ireland runs in my veins – quite literally, considering that my ancestry is 25% Irish. I’ve been to the country a handful of times, and even celebrated a birthday once in Dublin. But, up until this summer, one major item on my Ireland bucket list remained unchecked: going on an Irish road trip. Along with…
For me, England has always been synonymous with one thing. No, not royalty or sports or fish and chips; for me, it’s always been afternoon tea. When I planned my first trip to London (and later, when I took my mom for her first time), going somewhere to have afternoon tea was high on my…
As we slowly rounded a bend in the driveway, all three of us in the car let out a collective “Oooo” as Ballyseede Castle came into view. With rounded faux-turrerts in the front and a bright red door flanked by two Irish Wolfhounds, Ballyseede Castle definitely looked impressive. “I’ll bet it’s haunted,” my sister said…
I remember when my mom first told me about the “Outlander” books. I was in college, I think, and we shared an interest in historical-fiction-with-some-fantasy-thrown-in; I had just recommended that she read “The Historian” (still one of my favorite books), and she told me that I should read “Outlander,” about a woman who time-travels 200…
When I was younger, my family used to go on vacation together every summer. We would go to amusement parks like Cedar Point, or…
We live in a beach town in Spain and so when steamy August rolls around we are ready for cooler climes. My husband suggested we visit Slovakia last year and, as work was crazy for me, I just said, “yes Read more >
Italy’s largest lake, Lake Garda, is a popular holiday destination and the ideal place for families to spend a few days. Whilst not as famous as Lake Como, there are a huge number of things to do at Lake Garda Read more >
Surrounded by mountains and fjords and filled with colorful wooden buildings, it’s not difficult to understand why the city of Bergen is such a…
You might know a thing or two about Dublin. For example, you might know that it’s the capital of Ireland and that it’s the…
Games of Thrones (GOT) has been filmed all over the world, and in several other places in Croatia, but the outer walls of Dubrovnik look as if they were built for this TV series. With many GOT locations, a visit Read more >

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My brother first told me about prepaid travel money cards a couple of years ago. He and his wife used a cash passport for their year long trip through South America and raved about how easy and convenient it was. Read more >