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Europe’s Festive Christmas Markets via Instagram

Christmas market season is in full swing across Europe & these festive, Instagram-ableevents are seemingly everywhere. Our trip up the Danube last year to visit the Hungarian, Austrian & German Christmas markets will go down as one of the best we’ve ever taken. Added bonus: every inch of holiday festivity is just begging for a […]

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31 Tips for a Great Trip to Rome

1. Book your Vatican tour in advance – way in advance if it’s important to you. Our super early in the morning Pristine Sistine tour with Walks of Italy got us into the Sistine Chapel with only about 100 other people, which was so much more special than our previous visit when the Chapel was […]

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Testaccio Supper Stroll – Eating Our Way Through Rome

One of my favorite ways to hit the ground running in a new city is to go on a food tour the first day. It’s not only a good way to combat jet lag (since you’re forced to stay up & get outside), tours led by locals who can give you a glimpse into all […]

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48 Hours in Richmond, Virginia

Despite living only 100 miles away, I’m more likely to jump on a plane to Europe than to visit the capital of the state commonwealth I’ve called home for over a decade. A visit to Richmond, Virginia was long overdue, so when the historic Jefferson Hotel asked if B & I would like to come […]

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Hiking in Alaska

On our Alaskan cruise, we knew we wanted to do something adventurous to ring in America’s birthday during our day in Skagway. Cruise excursions can get a bad rap: seeing a destination through the windows of a coach bus or a canned taxi tour or – the worst – not at all because ‘it’s raining” […]

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Kayaking in Ketchikan, Alaska

During our July Alaskan cruise, I wanted to get out on the water & out into nature as much as possible. So kayaking Ketchikan, Alaska was a no brainer for our day in port there. Southeast Sea Kayaks took us on an amazing tour around Orcas Cove. While we didn’t see any whales & got […]

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