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Enchanting Stay at Historic Fairmont Empress

Arriving by ferry was majestic as we come around the bay and first saw the Fairmont Empress, in Victoria, Canada. It is often called Canada’s Castle on the Coast. The Empress opened in 1908 and quickly became a luxury destination. A $60 million restoration was...

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9 Quick Tips About Luggage

I love to go shopping for luggage. But since it usually lasts for many years, you need to think twice before buying any. My friend challenged me to write a blog in 15 minutes, well this is what I came up with: 1. Hard or Soft-Sided Luggage You will find there is...

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South Dakota Road Trip Destination Sioux Falls

South Dakota is diverse, full of history and has many great places to visit. Driving west on our road trip, our first stop was Sioux Falls. The city gets its name from the Big Sioux River that cuts through the town creating a fantastic waterfall with multiple...

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Statues Around the World Have Started Talking

It’s true; there are talking statues. In dozens of parks all around the world, statues have started sharing their stories if you know how. Have you ever walked by a statue and wondered who they were, what they did or why a statue was created? Now, some statues can...

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Luray Caverns Geologically Amazing

Wow is a good word that comes to mind when you visit Luray Caverns in Luray, Virginia. Millions of years in the making the caverns are full of astounding geologic formations to see. Some of the cave ceilings are over 10 stories tall. The formations are in various...

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RuMe Garment Travel Organizer Review

GTO! The RuMe Garment Travel Organizer Packing cubes and garment bag all rolled into one. Lightweight, washable and easy to use. Do you feel organized when you travel? Can you find what you are going to wear easily? Packing cubes are a great way to organize your...

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43 Counties to Visit that Speak English

Are you excited to take your first international trip? But do you worry about not being able to communicate with the locals? Here is a list of the top 43 countries, and a couple of extras at the end, that you may want to visit first. These are countries, starting with...

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Exploring Culzean Castle in Scotland

Imagine 600 acres of peaceful and serene Scottish countryside to explore including a castle. It is perched on a cliff and the views from the water up to the castle make a formidable site. On land, one funny thing to share is the entrance to the viaduct that leads to...

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Impressive Dollhouse Museum in Switzerland

At the Dollhouse Museum in Basel, Switzerland, you will find what may be the world’s most extensive collection of dollhouses, miniatures and teddy bears. The variety and craftsmanship will dazzle you. Don’t let the name dissuade you, the museum is perfect for all...

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Tom and Cindy

Tom and Cindy

Twenty-five countries and counting. Tom is a professional photographer and Cindy is a freelance writer and organizes how they will get to their next location. They both delight in writing and hope you will savor their ramblings about travel, tips and fantastic places to visit.