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Will the New Schengen Zone Travel Rules Affect You?

Since 1985, traveling in and out of the Schengen Zone required nothing but showing up with a passport; that's all about to change! Read on to discover how this will affect your travel to most European countries in 2023.

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How to Fix the Hinge on a Case When Travelling or "An Adventure in Greece"

The story of how I made an emergency repair to my case when travelling in Greece (With some sightseeing along the way!)

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Exploring Italy: A Guide to Milan's Business Districts

Milan is a two-sided city; it has a historical area famous among tourists and other districts made of skyscrapers and offices. This is a guide through the less touristy side of Milan that still offers plenty to do.

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My Experience Visiting Temple Church in London, England

This Church is located near central London, and this article will detail my experience touring this great site and some of the history it has.

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Living in Albania, a Balkan Treasure

I lived in Albania and was able to explore the country's diverse and stunning geography, the metropolitan areas, and, of course, shop! Here are my recommendations for your trip to Albania.

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Florence, Italy, Is Like a Outdoor Museum; Walk With Me!

The first time I was in Times Square, I couldn't see everything fast enough! The lights and signage put me on total sensory overload! Fast forward to Florence, Italy. Sans the lights and signage, it was the same child-like wonderment.

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The Stunning Waters of Albania (And Insider Tips for Visiting)

Recently, Albania has emerged on the tourism radar with its old-world charm. The topography is diverse, giving way to mountains, lakes, rivers, pristine beaches, and cities.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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7 Unique and Unusual Travel Destinations in Italy

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

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The Absolutely Perfect Hack for Spending Time at the Louvre

Originally built as a palace for Phillip II, the Louvre is the most visited museum in the world. Holding a prominent spot in French history, this massive campus is located on the right bank of the Seine River.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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The Very Best Walking Tour of Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and Heraklion is the largest city on the island. I have been traveling to Greece since I was very young but recently I had the pleasure of visiting Crete for the first time.

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A Rough Guide to Scotland: 10 Things to Do in Glasgow

A quick guide to the top attractions and activities in the city of Glasgow.

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Dubrovnik, Croatia: A Historic Treasure on the Adriatic Sea

Dubrovnik, Croatia, is a historic and fascinating city that will beckon you to return each time you leave. Here are some of my favorite places as well as some history on the fascinating city.

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A Fantastic Impromptu Trip to Athens via Corfu

In September, I took an impromptu trip to Athens for a few days. Here's a bit about my adventure; it involves shopping, historical sites, and a few tips for navigating Athens.

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Road Tripping Through an Abruzzo, Italy National Park

This article details a short road trip taking in some of the Sirente-Velino National Park in Abruzzo, Italy.

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Thessaloniki, the Ouzeri Capital of Greece

Thessaloniki is near and dear to my heart. Not only do I still have family there, but it is the region of Greece where my father came from. Here's what you should take the time to do.

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Monaco, the Playground of the Rich and Famous and, Perhaps, Me?

I grew up with the story of the movie actress, Grace Kelly, marrying the handsome prince, Rainer, and becoming the Princess of Monaco. With role models like Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, I thought this was a real life fairy tale. My dream came true the first time I visited the country!

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8 Important Things to Know Before You Visit Italy

Heading to Italy? Learn how to blend in with the culture and avoid any misunderstandings or culture shocks with these top tips.

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Exploring Costa Tropical, Spain (From La Herradura to Salobrena)

Discover Costa Tropical, Granada's coastline on mainland Spain that has retained its beauty and local character. Explore an area that has so far escaped mass tourism. Feast your eyes on the scenic coastline, experience Spanish cuisine, learn about the local history and bask in the sub-tropical sun.

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What to Know and Expect as an American Traveling to Ireland, Based on My Own Experiences

As an American re-locating to Ireland to be with my Irish spouse, there have been many things I've learned along the way, and many I'm still learning. I'd love to share with fellow Americans what I have learned for their own trips to Ireland.

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7 Unique and Unusual Places to Visit in Cornwall, England

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

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Review of Turks and Caicos Islands From a Midwestern, Middle Income Point of View

If you are considering a trip to TCI, do a lot of research. Understand that “can” used in their literature should be the word “may”. Understand the definitions of “public beach” and “budget”. Read the official tourism site carefully and make your decision wisely. If you go, enjoy the sand and sun.

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Is Leeds Castle the Loveliest Castle in the World?

Leeds Castle holds fond memories for the writer. After more than 40 years, Liz revisits the idyllic waterside setting in Kent, UK. Does Leeds Castle live up to her expectations and recollections? Is it 'the loveliest castle in the world'? Read on, explore the castle and decide what you think.

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Visiting the Basilica of San Clemente: Rome's Famous Time Machine Church

The Basilica of San Clemente, often known as the "time machine church," is a must-see for history fanatics. This remarkable temple offers you a chance to explore three layers of history. A tour here begins with the Medieval basilica and ends with an astonishing underground level of Roman buildings!

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The Lost Souls of the Cross Bones Graveyard in London

In medieval times, this was an unconsecrated graveyard in London for prostitutes, paupers, and criminals. There are no headstones, only an iron gate with ribbons, beads, and mementos.

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6 Iconic Places to Visit in Cornwall, England

Cornwall is a magical land of endless adventures. From ancient ruins and beautiful beaches to bustling towns—you'll never grow tired of exploring this amazing countryside!

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Top 10 Places to Visit in and Near Torremolinos, Spain

Explore highlights of Torremolinos and the surrounding area on Spain's Costa del Sol. Take the train to discover Malaga, the coastal region's main city, and the towns of Benalmadena and Fuengirola further down the line. Use this article to plan your visit. Enjoy a virtual tour of local attractions.

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Sark Prison: The World's Smallest Prison

Sark Prison, the world's smallest prison with only two cells, has a colorful and vibrant history.

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5 Must-See Places to Visit in Turkey

Officially the Republic of Turkey, this country is located at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. It is a fantastic travel destination, both historically and in terms of natural beauty. From mosques to Cappadocia's rock formations, here are five attractions to see in Turkey.

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Seeing the Book of Kells in Ireland

The Book of Kells, containing the four Gospels, has become one of the world's most important Christian artifacts.

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Royal Naval College in Greenwich UK

Built between 1696 and 1712, the buildings at Greenwich were originally constructed to serve as the Royal Hospital for Seamen. From 1873 to 1998 it became the training establishment for the Royal Navy and is steeped in British history. Visit this historical site!

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Why Chatsworth Is the Ultimate Historic House

As she continues to play host to royalty, nobility, film makers and visitors, Chatsworth House continues to work her magic on us all!