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10 Expert Tips on Things to do in Edinburgh and Scotland

Following are tips on visiting Edinburgh from the musings of several travel bloggers. Many are places you may not find on your own, including tasty bites and historical locations. Most people only give the city a day or two to visit, but we would highly suggest adding...

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Escape to the Salt Marsh in Brooklyn New York

The Salt Marsh is a great place to escape from the big city and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Tired of tall building? Take a short journey to the Salt Marsh in Brooklyn. If taking public transport, it takes a little bit of effort to get there, but is well...

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Tips on Riding the Subway in New York City

At first, the subway in New York City can seem quite intimidating. There are 27 subway lines and 472 stations! Learn a few tricks, take the time to understand where you are going and riding the subway will be a great way to get around this enormous city. There are...

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Visiting Port Angeles and the Olympic Peninsula

The Olympic Mountains viewed from Edmonds, Washington Port Angeles is the most northern point of the iconic Highway 101; a historic highway that winds along the Pacific Ocean coastline of the United States. At one time, it started at the Mexican border; it now starts...

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The Difference in Traveling Style Between a Couple

Here is a tip you may not have thought about when traveling – women like structure and men like to wander. (In most cases – smile.) Lets talk about how to get along when a couple travels. Structure vs. Wandering Statistics show that women typically prefer structure...

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Visit Bath and its Roman History

Bath is famous for its well-preserved Roman Baths. The train station (Bath Spa) is in a great location. From the station, it is slightly uphill to get to the Roman Baths. The walk is only seven minutes, but there is a lot to see between the two points. Tips on...

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Aberystwyth Wales a Beautiful Beachside City

The city of Aberystwyth was a fantastic discovery with its sweeping seafront and promenade. After visiting several UK coastal towns, it has become one of our favorites. The castle here is an Edwardian fortress built in the late 1300s. You can stroll along the...

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Day Trip to Canterbury, England

1 1/2 hours by train or 2 hours by car (62 miles) from London Do you know that Canterbury is a walled city? We had no idea until we arrived there. Guess we missed it in all the literature. The wall makes a nice walk, and there is a hill not far from the train station...

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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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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.

 

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