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Rock of Gibraltar in the distance
Travel Tips United Kingdom

TIPS FOR PLANNING A DAY TRIP TO GIBRALTAR

  There is so much to see and do along Spain’s southern coastline. One could fill an entire itinerary with lounging on its sun drenched beaches, sampling mouthwatering coastal cuisine, or touring any number of sprawling vineyards. But there’s…

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France Thoughts From The Road

A CHILLING DAY IN THE CATACOMBS

Paris is an enchanting city. Its sidewalk cafes, twinkling lights and elegant bridges evoke feelings of romance and whimsy. But there is a darker side to City of Light, found far below its blue skies and cobblestone streets. The…

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Netherlands

WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN CASTRICUM

Before my trip to the Netherlands, I didn’t realize much else existed outside of Amsterdam other than windmills and green pastures. But after spending a few days off the beaten path in the small town of Castricum, I quickly…

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Netherlands

OFF THE BEATEN PATH IN THE NETHERLANDS

When I touch down in a new city, my first instinct is to drop my luggage, step outside and instantly start exploring the main sites. I feel like I have to hit all the landmarks, almost as if running…

Umbrellas along the coast of Nice, France
France Travel Tips

TRAVEL THE FRENCH RIVIERA WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK

All eyes are on Cannes this week as the glitterati flock to the coastal city in the French Riviera to celebrate the annual film festival.  Cannes, pronounced “ca-nay” by locals, along with Nice, Monaco and other charming French seaside towns are known as…