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My Ideal Ireland Itinerary 7 Days Road Trip (+ Map)

Are you itching to visit the Emerald Isle but only have a week to explore? It’s a relatively small country, so it’s doable. This Ireland itinerary for 7 days will show you how to enjoy the natural beauty of the countryside and lively Irish culture in a one-week Ireland road trip. For most travelers, starting …

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One Day in Reykjavik: Top Attractions to See in 24 Hours

Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland, is a destination full of charm and breathtaking natural landscapes. With airport stopovers common to Iceland, I’m excited to share my experience and recommendations for spending one day in Reykjavik. In just one day, you can explore some of its most iconic landmarks and immerse yourself in the local …

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Complete Iceland Sky Lagoon Review + Photos & Tips (2023)

I recently had my very first whirlwind trip to Iceland and stayed in Reykjavik for my short trip. While I didn’t get to explore much of the island’s beauty, one of the big things I wanted to experience was a hot springs lagoon. Here’s my day trip Sky Lagoon review along with photos from my …

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Mediterranean Cruise Ports on 7-Day Western Costa Toscana Cruise

Home to a myriad of incredible historic sites and beautiful port cities, the western Mediterranean Sea is easily one of the most popular cruising destinations in the world. From cities like Rome and Barcelona to Marseille and Savona, it’s possible to see popular attractions as well as lesser-known ones, but it’s absolutely worth visiting as …

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One Day in Rome Itinerary to See Top Sights & Food (+ Map)

Before my recent Mediterranean cruise, I flew in a day and a half early to enjoy one day in Rome. Here’s my itinerary for what to see in Rome plus what tours I booked. During my one day in Rome, I was able to see all the sights like the Colosseum, Vatican, Spanish Steps, and …

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27 Best Places & Cities in Portugal to Visit (Map Included)

Portugal is a beautiful country with plenty to see and do. From its stunning beaches to its ancient cities, here are the 27 most beautiful cities, towns, and places you need to visit in Portugal. I’m including a map to help you plan your trip and discover some of the prettiest Portuguese cities. Overwhelmed with …

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2 Days in Dublin – Best Itinerary for What You Must See [2020]

On my recent trip to Ireland, I was able to travel around to quite a few sites around the country. I went to the Ancient East region to tour gardens and estates, even all the way up to Northern Ireland to see the Causeway Coast. But when you’re planning a trip to Ireland you can’t …

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Best Lisbon Day Trips: Tips for Sintra, Belem, and Cascais

Some of my favorite experiences last year were my Lisbon day trips to Sintra, Belem, and Cascais. Sintra and Belem offer amazing sites that will make anyone fall in love with architecture. Cascais is a seaside town that allows you a chance to soak up some European sun and sea. And they’re all nearby, making them …

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5 Lisbon Hotels That Will Make Your Portugal Vacation Awesome

Planning a trip to Lisbon, Portugal? Where to stay in the city depends on what you need. Here are my picks for the top hotels in Lisbon as well as two great hotels near Lisbon in Sintra and Cascais. One of my memorable trips from this year was to Lisbon, Portugal. From the delicious garlic …

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Would You LOVE to See the Northern Lights, Guaranteed?

This post has been written in partnership with Explore Norway’s Northern Lights With Hurtigruten. During one crisp, fall evening in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada I got my first glimpse of the Northern Lights. I was visiting my brother-in-law and I can remember how we all bundled up in blankets and watched the green lights dance in …

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10 Essential Travel Tips for Visiting Lisbon, Portugal

Portugal is a hidden gem of European cities and has been coming up a lot lately in travel news. Sure, it’s not mentioned perhaps as many times as Italy, England, France, or Spain, but the country is quickly gaining a place on many travel bucket lists. From the delicious food and wine, colorful street art, …

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