Travel

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Three dream places for a honeymoon

Even though it is many a wee girl’s dream to have a fairly tale wedding, the prospect of what comes after (i.e the honeymoon) is often a lot more exciting. With the whole world to choose from and a bigger budget than most other trips, this is an opportunity to spurge on exactly what you

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It is surprising what people will do to be part of a tradition when it comes to kissing a tomb or adding bubble gum to a wall when they are at a tourist attraction. I guess they feel like they are adding their 5 cents worth to history, perpetuating a myth, receiving a blessing, or

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We’ve been budget travelers since our 20s. In the beginning, we thought about budget travel in terms of hostels and taking public transportation. However, as we’ve become more experienced travelers, we’ve found a whole new side to traveling on the cheap, and one that doesn’t involve sacrificing comfort. Beginner budget travelers If you’re a beginner

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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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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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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

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Having a Positive Impact When You Travel

We’ve written several times about how Kathryn did medical volunteering in Cambodia every year from 2009-2014. She hopes to do it again when our daughter is a little older. Usually she went for around a month. The volunteering experience was a lifelong dream for her. It hasn’t been without it’s challenges – finding an appropriate

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Digital Nomad Skillset

There are a number of attributes that are important for a successful digital nomad to have. One is figuring out an income stream. Most of the digital nomads we know make it work by having numerous different income streams from tiny to large. These tend to build up over time. For example, you get a

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Hong Kong - excitement capital of Asia

When I was a child of 9 years old my family and I had a stop over in Hong Kong for a few days to break up our long flights to Europe from New Zealand. It was an extremely exciting experience for me and my brother because Hong Kong was the first overseas “country” we’d