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Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory in South Deerfield, Massachusetts

At Magic Wings, there are butterflies everywhere, as well as some insects, amphibians, tortoises, adorable button quail, reptiles, and animals.


Sailing Into Venice With a Bellini in Hand Is Heavenly!

Sailing into Venice whilst listening to Puccini's La Boheme with a Bellini in hand is like Heaven on Earth! Venice is so cliche—but a must-see for travelers!


Visiting the Free Libano Waterfall in Costa Rica (Near Lake Arenal)

A free waterfall in Costa Rica? Yes, please! This gorgeous hidden waterfall is not far from Lake Arenal, near a small country town called Libano.


Five Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in Winter

Looking for a fun, winter vacation? Check out Myrtle Beach in winter. You won't be disappointed.


Observing Simplicity, Politeness, and Equality in Copenhagen's Culture

I spent time in Copenhagen as part of a pre-cruise excursion. The Tivoli Gardens, The Little Mermaid, and taking a canal cruise were great. I also spent time in cafes chatting with locals and getting a feel for their beautiful city and lifestyles.


Planning For EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Anticipating the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival can be overwhelming. But with a little planning, you'll be able to navigate the festival like a pro.


Navigating the Most Popular Neighborhoods of Merida, Mexico

Merida, Mexico, located in the Yucatan Penisula is considered the safest and cleanest city in Mexico it has earned the nickname "White City." It's known for its cenotes, colorful Mayan culture, and beautiful neighborhoods.


Exploring La Crosse, Wisconsin—A Hidden Gem in the Midwest

If you want to get off the beaten path and discover some hidden gems in Wisconsin, then you must visit La Crosse at some point. The relaxed vibe, historic charm, and access to nature and wildlife make this a great place to visit or live.


Merida, Mexico: The Honest Truth of Life as an Expat!

I've read articles stating that Merida, Mexico, is considered to be in the top 10 international destinations. Having lived there for a while, I thought I would bring this cultural city on Yucatan Peninsula to life for you.


Visiting the Tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte

Paris' Musée de I'Armée is final resting place of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. This is my experience visiting the tomb and some details on what else you'll see inside it.


Finding Tranquility on the Island of Corfu, Greece

Corfu (Kerkyra), Greece, is across the bay from Saranda, Albania, my home for a couple of years. Depending on the weather, it looks as if you can throw a baseball and reach the island with little effort.


Top Places to Visit in the Golden City of Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca has many exciting landmarks and abounds with stories of its glowing sandstone buildings and its engaging scholars and writers. It has been a vibrant university town since the 1200s.


Rose Island, an Amusement Park Lost in Memory

Within a Charlestown Indiana State Park, there is a skeleton of the past. The amusement park known as Rose Island.


The Hidden Travel Gems of Northeast Iowa

If you've never been, it's easy to believe stereotypes of Iowa being flat and full of cornfields. While that might true of the western part, the northeast has a ton to offer travelers and outdoor lovers. This is about some truly hidden gems in northeast Iowa.


What You Need to Know Before Visiting Japantown in San Francisco

Japantown in San Francisco is a famous destination and is close to many popular tourist attractions like Golden Gate Park and Fisherman's Wharf. Here are things to consider when venturing to the City by the Bay.


Varanasi, the Famous Indian City of the Ganges

In this article, I give information about the oldest city in India, Varanasi. You will definitely like the features of this city and there are plenty of things to do if visiting.


The Essential Guide for Traveling to Rome With Kids

This article is a guide to visiting Rome with your kids. I've curated a list of must-see sights, tips for navigating transit, and how long your vacation should be.


Barcelona: A Modern City Living Its History Everyday

Barcelona! Wow, where to start? It's a city that lives its history every day yet offers a modern lifestyle. I have been to Barcelona many times and can honestly say that I haven't even begun to see all that it has to offer!


10 Disadvantages of Living in Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville, Florida, is home to the University of Florida bringing in a young and educated population, but lacks large airports and has more mediocre restaurants than other cities.


Harry Potter Experiences at The Shambles in York

If you want to do some Harry Potter shopping while in York, then you'll want to head to The Shambles, where you'll find a number of different shops that sell all sorts of merchandise.


Beamish, England’s Open-Air Museum Depicting the Industrial Revolution

While on a week’s holiday touring Durham County, England, we spent the weekend at Beamish, an open-air living museum representing life in northern England during the height of the Industrial Revolution. The highlight of our visit was the DLI (Durham Light Infantry) display.


My Experience at the Hoop Dee Doo Revue Show at Walt Disney World

The Hoop Dee Doo Revue is a show with an all-you-can-eat pre-set American meal. The show is a musical comedy of various skits and sketches. However, I believe it's a waste of money as the show is very short and the food tasted awful.


Exploring Durham County, England

Our holiday to Durham County, North East England, included various historic sites (the highlight being Beamish), staying in a medieval castle and enjoying the beauty and waterfalls of the North Pennines AONB.


10 Things You Need to Know Before Travelling to Japan

Are you thinking of heading to Japan? Here are 10 things you should know first to avoid any misunderstandings or cultural blunders.


The Fascinating History of Ancient Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos, a city in Cyprus, was the birthplace of the Greek goddess of sex and love Aphrodite. The city was known as the sex capital of the ancient world.


Wildlife Safari Park in Winston, Oregon

Each year my family members and I head out on a drive from Eugene to Winston Oregon to spend time with the animals in the Wildlife Safari Park. We have never been disappointed.


10 Places on Earth That Seem Otherworldly

A look at 10 places that seem so otherworldy you won't believe they exist here on earth.


5 Fun Things to See and Do in Quebec City, Canada

A historic destination in the French-speaking area of Canada, Quebec City offers relaxation, fun, and more than a few surprises. Here's a look at five things to see and do in the city.


The Amalfi Coast: A Dream That Isn’t Quite Real

John Steinbeck described Positano as "a dream place that isn't quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone." I believe you could describe the entire Amalfi coast in this way!


10 Advantages of Living in Gainesville, Florida

I've lived in Gainesville, Florida, since 2010 and have come to know the area very well. This article looks at 10 of the best things about living in the city.


100+ Broad Yorkshire Sayings & Slang

Yorkshire has its own language. If you’re not from around these parts, you might not understand what we’re saying. Here are over 100 sayings you’ll only hear if you’re in Yorkshire!


5 Tricks to Avoid Falling for in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a tourist town designed to suck every dollar out of your pocket. Don't fall for these tricks that will cost you more than you need to spend.


My Favorite Things to Do in and Around Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Travel with me as I explore Jim Thorpe and the surrounding areas, from Glen Onoko Falls to Hickory Run State Park. Enjoy the sights, learn about the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, and a bit about the history of Jim Thorpe.


Is Visting Stonehenge Overrated?

We all know about Stonehenge and the significance behind it, but is it worth all the hype? This is the story from my visit to Stonehenge, and if it's something worth putting high on your bucket list.


The Je Ne Sais Quoi Feel of Cagliari, Sardinia

Cagliari is the capital of the island Sardinia in Italy. Considered the cultural capital of the area, it's noted for its art nouveau architecture and long and diverse history, it has become a popular destination on cruise and land-based travel itineraries.


Leonard Cohen's Montreal: 5 Must-Visit Places for Fans

Montreal was intrinsic to Leonard Cohen's life and art. This article looks at five special places associated with the Canadian singer and poet.


7 Unique and Unusual Travel Destinations in Italy

A look at some of the more quirky things to see and do in Italy.


The Eiffel Tower: Fun Facts and a Fantastic Virtual Tour

The Eiffel Tower, or The Iron Lady, is a must-see in Paris. How can you visit the city without spending time at this iconic landmark? Even if you lack the time to actually go up it, don't worry, you can view it from most places in the city.


10 Great Things to Do in Hong Kong for Free

This article details some of the things you can do in Hong Kong without hitting your wallet too hard. Enjoy!


11 Beautiful Invaders of Hawaii's Tropical Rainforests

Wolves in sheep’s clothing! These spectacular invasive plants are from all over the world and pose dangerous threats to Hawaii’s rainforest ecosystem.


10 Weird and Wonderful Facts About the Paris Catacombs

There's a lot more going on under the streets of Paris than you might think.


What Is Oviedo, Spain Known For?

Oviedo may not be as well known as other Spanish cities, but it's enchanting for those who've visited. The locally-made cider, delicious dishes, fascinating statues, and being a part of the Camino de Compostela are delightful.


Things to Do When Visiting Burlington, Iowa

Burlington is an interesting little community with a fascinating history that sits on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. With a number of unique sites and it’s attractive brick architecture it’s worth a visit should you find yourself in the southeastern corner of Iowa.


5 Local Low-Key Places to Shop in Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach is a top tourist destination in the country and there are plenty of mainstream places to shop. However, you might be missing out on real treasure by not visiting some of the more low-key local businesses.


Khirsu: A Picturesque Tourist Destination in Pauri Garwhal, Uttarakhand-India

Khirsu is a hill station in Pauri District located 1700 meters above sea level. It offers an outstanding view of the Himalayas in winter, and is surrounded by verdant forest with a few exciting places to trek on.


12 Tips for Your First Alaska Vacation

Alaska is an amazing place to visit, but a little preparation can go a long way towards making sure you have your best experience. As someone who lived there for years and traveled throughout the state extensively, this are my 12 tips to help make your first visit something special.


What Is the Best Way to Experience Rome?

Rome is one of my favorite cities in Europe! I have been many times and every time I find something new and interesting. I've seen Rome on foot, by a private driver, and by tour but find the best way to experience it is using a multi-stop, self-guided tour bus!


9 Reasons Why San Sebastián–Donostia Is Worth Visiting

Spain has many major cities worth seeing, but San Sebastián–Donostia stands out in the North, enveloped by Pico de Europa and the Atlantic. The city's earned the second most Michelin-starred restaurants and has so much more to offer any discerning visitor.


Top 10 Places to Visit in Tanzania

From the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro, to the beaches of Zanzibar, these are 10 places to consider exploring when you visit Tanzania.


Visiting Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah—a Most Spectacular Place!

Bryce Canyon National Park in south-central Utah presents some of the most spectacular scenery of any U.S. national park! Easy to access, it presents the greatest concentration of hoodoos in the world, along with hiking trails, lodging, and wildlife.