Kathryn

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Summer New York Packing List To Live Like A Local

We spent a Summer in New York City in 2013 and it was HOT! Here is a list of 10 practical items that I found very helpful in my day to day life there. I recommend you consider having these things with you if you are planning to spend any time in New York City

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Backpacking through Europe

Backpacking through Europe is a rite of passage for many Americans, Australians, and New Zealanders. Here are ten tips to keep your budget low and your comfort and style high. Unless you’re only traveling with carry-on baggage, take a spinner suitcase instead of a backpack, Carry-on baggage allowance is lower in Europe than in the

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While we were in NYC in September 2013 Kathryn’s parents came for a visit for a few days. Her Dad was in his late 70s and he has some mobility issues, but despite that he lives to travel. September is an ideal month for older people to visit NYC as the weather is still warm

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We’ve stayed in 4 hotels already with our sweet, 6 week old baby. She is a great traveler and loves hotels. Just like adults, she seems to enjoy a change of scenery and especially enjoys all the colorful artwork common in hotel rooms and lobbies. Here are some of the things we’ve learned so far.

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We recently took our first flight with our sweet, 6 week old baby. She’s a very easy baby so we’ve been lucky. Here is what we learned from our first experience of flying with a baby. Using Your Car Seat on a Plane, Rental Cars, and Uber I was clueless that it was possible to

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Coastal highlights of Brittany, France

Once upon a time, Brittany used to be known solely for family summer camping holidays, however nowadays it is a multi-faceted holiday destination in its own right, with plentiful accommodation options on offer, plenty to see and do, and a friendly, laid-back atmosphere throughout the region. Brittany is located in the north-west of France, which

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If you read my part 1 on Istanbul then you will know that I have fallen in love with this huge and bustling city. I have to admit, I was a little worried about money before going away, because my experience of cities has always been that they cost more, and that my purse seems

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Istanbul – take me back!

This post written by our friend Nicki who currently lives in Turkey. There are some places in the world that you simply just connect with, places which you arrive in and you instantly feel excited, alive, even at home, and when the time comes for you to leave, you feel sad, almost like you’re leaving

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Highlights of Madrid

As far as capital cities go, Madrid is up there as one of the best. Spain’s capital is packed with beautiful architecture, history, and culture, and if you are an architecture fan then the buildings will make you weep. Art fans will love the plentiful galleries around the city, and of course, nightlife is vibrant

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Romantic Things to Do in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of Europe’s most popular short-break destinations. It is a big city, yet a long weekend is the ideal amount of time for a visit. If you add the fact that the weather is usually quite nice all year round and that there are beaches, you have a potentially great destination for a